Fen Speak [SOLD OUT]

Fen Speak [SOLD OUT]

Fen Speak is back this month with special guest Dr Robin Lamboll. Robin is a scientist who writes poetry inspired by the intersection between the human and natural world. They came second in the World Cup of Slam in 2019, and host FRESH, an ecopoetry open mic night.

Also featuring Nicky Saunter reading from Plague Poems.

There will be open mic slots available on the night for poems and short stories, or just come along and enjoy the event.

This event is free, but please RSVP in advance and donations are welcomed at the door.

This event is part of Ely Arts Festival 2022. Find out more about the Ely Arts Festival programme here.

Covid Guidelines

  • Register for tickets in advance via the Babylon Gallery box office to guarantee yourself a seat. Each person who is attending will need a ticket. Seats may be available on the night on a first-come first-served basis but this cannot be guaranteed.

  • The front door will be open throughout the event to increase ventilation so please dress appropriately.

  • We require you to wear a face mask inside the venue at all times unless you are at the microphone or eating/drinking (unless medically exempt).

  • We recommend that you take a lateral flow test before attending the event.

  • We recommend that you use the NHS Covid app to scan the venue’s QR code.

  • We recommend that you use hand sanitiser on entry.

  • Please don’t attend the event if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 (such as a high temperature; a new, continuous cough; or you’ve lost your sense of smell or taste). Contact the box office to cancel your ticket so that it can be booked by someone else.

  • Capacity is limited to 18 to aid social distancing. See the seating plan for full details.

  • The chairs are all set up singly but you may move two seats together if you want to sit next to someone else.

  • Please use the microphone to aid those people who are hard of hearing. The hosts will adjust the microphone stand: please don’t touch it to avoid cross-contamination. 

  • Our number one priority is the safety of our audience, and we hope you will be satisfied by these guidelines. Please bear in mind that each person will have had a different set of experiences since 2020, and what may seem excessive or over-cautious to you may not be to someone else.

  • These guidelines are subject to change in line with the Government’s advice at the time of the event.


Fen Speak Seating Plan

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