Babylon ARTS are working in partnership with Ely Museum, RNIB and the National Trust’s Wicken Fen Nature Reserve to deliver Inspired by Nature, made possible with the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Thanks to National Lottery players, we will deliver an 18-month programme developing creative approaches that facilitate connection and engagement with nature for people with low vision, children, young people and the wider public. The programme will improve access to arts and heritage to a wider range of people and enable Babylon Gallery, Wicken Fen and Ely Museum to be welcoming, inclusive and accessible sites.

Over the duration of this 18-month programme Babylon ARTS will:

  • Establish a creative group comprising people with low vision and blindness in partnership with Camsight and Vision Norfolk. The group will explore the theme of nature through creative activities with support artist, and learn about the history and significance of the landscape through visits to Ely Museum and Wicken Fen, co-producing a sound artwork. 
  • Produce the Sensing Nature challenge: a call out to our audiences and the wider public to spend some time in nature and send us their creative responses. Selected work will be displayed in the Sensing Nature exhibition (February-March 24), curated by Babylon’s Young Associates group.
  • Co-deliver public handling sessions at Ely Museum, exploring objects from the collection and responding to them creatively.
  • Deliver a SEND school project that will be co-created with pupils, teachers and the wider school community.
  • Deliver accessibility improvements to the Babylon Gallery. 

Find out more

If you would like to hear more about Inspired by Nature, please contact Lucy Wheeler, Programme Coordinator: lucy@babylonarts.org.uk

Logos: National Lottery Heritage Fund, Babylon Young Associates

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