Notification of the 2021 Annual General Meeting
Saturday 4 December 11am
The Cut, Halesworth, IP19 8BY
This is a crucial meeting where the future of W&BA will be considered.
Thank you to those who responded to my recent appeal for help. All 20 of the members who replied spoke warmly of what W&BA has done over the years. And there were some generous offers and good ideas for future events. However, W&BA’s capacity to organise and manage these is still missing. Nobody has been able to step up to plug the crucial gaps of website management, administration of membership, accountancy and two area representatives.
A wonderful collaborative W&BA project on Halesworth Millennium Green
Spell Songs in the Green was initiated by Halesworth Community Choir with W&BA and was intended to culminate in a live community-based performance involving all participants on Halesworth Millennium Green in June 2021.
Due to the impact of Covid it’s now a unique creative film, which we hope will have a lasting legacy. The process of filming and recording the singers, dancers and school children has ensured a sense of joy and community has remained central to the project.
The project has brought together creative professionals and local adults and children to highlight the beauty and fragility of nature and threats to wildlife, by using powerful and complimentary creative language and art forms.
W&BA Walks 2021
We have a great series of four walks planned this year. Savour the Sandlings with Ivor and Jean Morrell in June sold out and was enormously enjoyed by all. Industrial Great Yarmouth Photography Walk with Mark Cator in July was a big hit, Walking Right up your Street with Dean Parkin in August sold out and everyone was Wild About Bungay with Terry and Chris Reeve in September.
See what our creative members are up to..
Melinda Appleby is an East Anglian writer/researcher who specialises in creative connections to nature and place.
Previous Looking Out columns are online and available to read here.
Melinda believes there are important links between nature and culture, and this underpins her work – her own writing, the courses she leads in landscape writing and in her research into the relationship between people and landscapes.
Melinda is on Waveney & Blyth Arts’ Management Committee and is working with Brian Guthrie on the 2021 Two Rivers Book Festival.
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