Babylon ARTS, Wicken Fen, Ely Museum and RNIB are working together with composer and artist Tom Adams to offer people with low vision and blindness the opportunity to creatively respond to the Fenland landscape through sensory walks, sound workshops and handling museum artefacts.

Work with Tom to co-develop a sound piece inspired by the story of The Lantern Men - a mysterious white light that hovers over the fenland at night, luring wanderers into the reed beds. The final soundpiece will be exhibited in an exhibition at Babylon Art Gallery in February 2024. 

Listen to Tom's audio introduction to the project. 

Sessions are open to everyone aged over 18. The group aims to be a sociable space to learn from each other and enjoy and respond creatively to the rich culture and landscapes we have in Cambridgeshire.


Project Dates

Monday 25 September, 1.30-3.30pm, Babylon Art Gallery, Ely

Tuesday 17 October, 11am-3pm, Wicken Fen

Tuesday 31 October, 11am-3pm, Wicken Fen 

Monday 4 December, 1.30-3.30pm, Babylon Art Gallery, Ely

Monday 18 December, 1.30-3.30pm, Ely Museum

Monday 15 January 2024, 1.30-3.30pm, Babylon Art Gallery, Ely

Monday 29 January, 1.30-3.30pm, online session

Wednesday 28 February, project celebration, Babylon Art Gallery, Ely


Practicalities and Access

Travel expenses to and from the three locations (Ely Museum, Wicken Fen and Babylon Gallery) are available. Transport to and from Wicken Fen will be arranged.

You are welcome to be accompanied by a guide dog or sighted guide, who can participate, too!

Sighted guiding from Ely Station can be provided to access Ely Museum and Babylon Art Gallery as necessary.

Refreshments and all materials for sessions are included. Live Audio Describing will be offered. Specific equipment to be sought as appropriate to aid access.


How to sign up

Please email project coordinator Lucy Wheeler or phone 07799082163 to find out more, and to sign-up for this opportunity:

Please provide:

  1. Your name
  2. Your email address and phone number
  3. Whether you will be accompanied by a sighted guide or guide dog for the project 

Spaces are limited for this project, and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.