Fenland Poet Laureate to open Wisbech shop which will promote local crafts

09:11 08 April 2014

Jeni Townsend in front of her shop.

Jeni Townsend in front of her shop.

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Fenland’s new poet laureate will open a shop that will sell a mix of vintage and new hand-crafted items on Saturday.

The Emporium, in Market Street, Wisbech, will be opened by Poppy Kleiser, who will read a poem she has written especially for the occasion.

Its owner, Jeni Townsend, is a prize winning poet and designer who has had work sold in the prestigious Tate Group gallery Towner in East Sussex and the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on Sea.

She also teaches English and creative writing at the College of West Anglia King’s Lynn campus.

She said: “Since re-locating to the area last July I have grown to love Wisbech with its beautiful Georgian architecture and feel the time is right to begin a new venture here.

“This is the first shop I’ve opened, which is really exciting.

“My brother owns a company and my grandfather ran shops in north England so I guess it runs in the blood.

“The shop will be selling a quirky mix of vintage and new items for the home together with handcrafted items made by local crafts people.”

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