See photos and stories behind the making of The Lantern Men. 

The Sensing Nature exhibition running at Babylon Gallery, Ely, includes a collaboration with sight loss charities CamSight and Vision Norfolk, titled, ‘The Lantern Men’.

Inspired by the folklore of the Lantern Men – a mysterious white light that hovers over the fenland at night, luring wanderers into the reed beds – this sound piece is the culmination of a six-month collaboration between Composer Tom Adams and participants from the CamSight and Vision Norfolk community.

Along with the RNIB, Ely Museum and Wicken Fen National Trust, the six-month project has involved walking tours across the Fens, boat trips and museum visits, all culminating into an audio sound piece and installation, being showcased until 24th March 2024, at Babylon Gallery, Ely.

Sight loss charities CamSight and Vision Norfolk service users have been instrumental in the project, which records their stories and memories of nature, along with anecdotes about their sight loss journey. To listen to the full soundpiece by composer Tom Adams visit or listen on Spotify

Image Description: 

A man and a lady are  photographed with their back to the camera, they are sat on a bench in a birdhide looking out to the grassy Fen landscape.