Delicious food, interesting company and fascinating speakers – the perfect recipe for an enjoyable lunchtime
Simon Raven invites you behind the scenes to explain how a heritage project employed local artists and crafts-people to create:
The MALT Experience
– a permanent ‘Trail’ and ‘Immersive Exhibition’ in Halesworth
featuring work by Nigel Purdy, Jeremy Webb, James Holloway & members of Mouth Youth Theatre, Rob Vaughan, the John Ward Trio, H&H Sculptors, Dramatic Impact and the Wenhaston Photography Group
Event includes several short films
Venue: The Cut Arts Centre
Date: Thursday 7th December 2017
Time: 12 to 2.30pm
Price: ₤12 (₤10 for W&BA Members)
Please book in advance via Simon Raven – 01502 478794 or email: [email protected] (cash on the door)
Simple meal and refreshment included in the price
(vegetarian and gluten-free catered for)
Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September 10.30am – 4.30pm
Venue: The Cut Arts Centre (Café and Media Centre), New Cut, Halesworth IP19 8BY
Cost: Cost £60/£50 W&BA members (under-12s free)
Discover hidden worlds when you zoom down through the close-up capability of your lens. Reveal tiny details and miniature landscapes – a fungus the size of a nut blooms into a radiant flower; a brick surface is revealed as a vibrant abstract painting!
This two-day workshop, with photographer Jeremy Webb focuses on how to make the most of the close-up or macro setting on your digital camera. On Saturday Jeremy will demonstrate and we’ll use different locations in Halesworth to capture the fine detail of man-made and natural subjects, finishing with hands-on training in Photoshop editing. On Sunday we’ll work at the Media Centre to turn our images into abstract, expressive, or hyper-reality art. Further info from [email protected]
All you need to bring with you is a digital camera with macro or close-up setting and cable connections for downloading via a USB port or card reader.
Bring your own lunch. Coffee/teas available
Friday 4 August – Sunday 6 August
10am – 5pm Friday & Saturday
10am – 4pm Sunday
Venue: St Peter’s Church, Wenhaston IP19 9EG
Entry: Free (donations welcome)
Five years on IBBAS (Inspired by Becker Art Society) continues to celebrate the Blyth Valley’s connection to the power and immediacy of the work of Harry Becker, the artist who lived in Wenhaston last century.
The exhibition presents over 130 works of exciting, contemporary fine art by East Anglian artists responding to the work of Harry Becker.
This year IBBAS is joining forces with The Suffolk Punch Trust to offer children and adults an experience of painting ‘en plein air’, sketching the handsome Suffolk Punch horse in ploughing finery at the Trust. Dates in May and June.
For competitive painters there is a “Paint Out Competition” on Saturday 5 August. Details about all these events can be found at www.ibbas.co.uk
Delicious tea, coffee and home-made cakes available.
Wednesday 30 August 10am – 1pm
Cost: £12/£10 W&BA members, includes entry fee
Mel Horwood and Mary Anne Woolf are joining forces to lead a workshop that combines drawing and movement. Mel, who has run sessions at previous Sculpture Trails, has a background in community and contemporary dance and film-making. Mary Anne comes from a visual arts background and is interested in exploring different forms of expression and their interactions, and the way they shape our experience of the world. The aim of the workshop is for participants to enjoy the site at Raveningham in a unique way, guided by artists from different art forms but with a common interest in creative responses to landscape. The session is suitable for anyone (adults and children 12 years+) regardless of previous training or experience as it will start with the basics of movement in space and on paper.
Venue: Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail at The Raveningham Centre, Raveningham NR14 6NU
Refreshments available – not included in price
Friday 18 August – Sunday 17 September
Open every day 10am – 5pm
Venue: The Ravenous Café Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk NR14 6NU
To complement the 3-D artwork around the Sculpture Trail, members of the well-established Harleston & Waveney Art Trail Collective will exhibit new paintings, textiles, prints and 3-D work inspired by the light, colour and forms of the Waveney valley.
All the artists live and work around Harleston and Bungay and have been opening their studios since 2005. In recent years they have organised group shows around Norfolk and Suffolk. All work on display will be for sale, as well as cards, prints and unframed items. See www.hwat.org.uk
Friday 1 September – Sunday 24 September
Open: 11am – 4pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday only
Venue: Ferini Art Gallery, 27-29 All Saints’ Rd, Pakefield, Lowestoft NR33 0JL
An exhibition of paintings, prints and sculptures on the theme of crows and other corvids by 15 East Anglian artists including Mark Ward, Ruth Wharrier, Kate Batchelor, Paul Lacey (poster image), Lucy Beevor, Sally James, Scribbly Roo, Chris Mound and other Waveney & Blyth Arts members.
Saturday 26 August and 9 September
Cost: £10/£8 W&BA member (includes entry and cup of tea)
Nathalie Chidley is a qualified herbalist who lives and practises in Beccles. She will lead two walks around the Sculpture Trail introducing and explaining the uses of all the medicinal plants around the site. www.starcraftandleechdom.co.uk
Tickets for Herb Walks: contact Nathalie on 07961 461359.
Thursday 24 August 10am – 4pm
Cost £60/£55 W&BA members, includes art materials and entry fee
An opportunity to enjoy the sculptures and their setting in this one-day workshop with acclaimed artist Sarah Cannell. Free up your drawing skills and learn how to capture the essence of place through line and bold colour. Suitable for all levels of experience. For further information contact [email protected].
Venue: Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail, Raveninham Centre, Raveningham, Norfolk NR14 6NU
Tea and coffee included, but bring your own lunch
Wednesday 23 August 12pm – 4.30pm
Cost: Adult entry (£5/£4) + £4 for 4 year olds upwards (under 4 years free)
Drop-in children’s outdoor art workshops, including make your own charcoal, wild drawing, sculpting with clay, crochet and weaving. All children must be accompanied by a parent or carer.
No booking required – pay on the day
Diss - Brian Guthrie
Harleston - Nicky Stainton
Bungay - Ann Woolston
Beccles - Netta Swallow
Gt Yarmouth - Liam Murphy
Lowestoft - Michaela Barber
Southwold - Nathan Williamson
Halesworth - Simon Raven
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