As the name suggests Waveney & Blyth Arts focuses on the area of the Waveney and Blyth valleys that straddle the Norfolk/Suffolk border between Diss and the coastal towns of Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and Southwold. Celebrating ‘place’ is central to our activities.
Whilst the area has been divided by administrative boundaries for centuries, and is commonly perceived as the edge of Norfolk or the edge of Suffolk, the reality is that the River Waveney creates a thread of connections, rather than a dividing line. The area forms a coherent sub-region including the cluster of villages known as The Saints and the Blyth valley, running from Laxfield to Southwold.
Those of us who live here believe it has a distinctive identity that needs to be celebrated and cherished. Far from being at the edge Waveney and Blyth is the heart of Norfolk and Suffolk. Our annual programme, Celebrate, offers a lens to view and experience the landscape, market towns and coastal areas in our micro-region, led by local volunteers, writers, artists, historians, ecologists and residents.
The above map gives details about travelling sustainably throughout the Valleys. Click on the map to view it at full size.