Saturday 5th August
A chance to be inspired by Becker in a Free Plein Air Painting Competition. Taking place at St Peter’s Church, Wenhaston from 10am to 1pm
AUGUST 4TH, 5TH AND 6TH.
In our 5th year now, the
INSPIRED BY BECKER EXHIBITION 2017
Contemporary art by East Anglian artists inspired by the work of Harry Becker.
over 100 hung works
‘Paint-Out’ open air painting competition
(Turn up, register and off you go, Saturday 5th August, 10am. All ages, all abilities).
Sketches from our joint events with The Suffolk Punch Trust.
NEW this year: The Mike Holtom prize.
And probably a few original Beckers to drool over!!!
Harry Becker is an unsung Suffolk ‘celebrity’. Come and help us celebrate his inspiration and his connection with this county. Each year, artists new to the show sign up to share their contemporary work inspired by some aspect of Becker’s work. Details on the poster and at www.ibbas.co.uk
Just a reminder that the forthcoming ‘Voice Project Summer Saturday Sing’ is happening on 22nd July from 10:30am – 12:30pm at The United Reformed Church, Princes Street, Norwich.
Tickets are available for just either £3.50 / £6.00 / £8.50 – so pay what you can…
It would be great to see as many people as possible – the more the merrier.
If after that you would like to be sung to, then Sian’s Big Sky choir are performing traditional and contemporary songs from around the world at St. Margaret’s Church in Cley from 7:30pm also on the 22nd of July.
Tickets are £10 each and can purchased on the door, or in advance by calling 01362 668641 or emailing email@example.com
Sian, Jon & Iain
Informed by her training in art photography, in Genevieve’s own arts practice, she uses multidisciplinary techniques including hand-sewing and cyanotype, an early photography technique. Her inspiration is drawn from the natural world through exploring botanical forms, working directly with plants, or utilising recycled and natural materials. Within this, she considers themes of time, place and seasonality.
Friday 21 July 1pm – 4pm Cost £6/£5 W&BA members.
This linear town walk reveals the overlooked street art that Lowestoft visitors and residents take for granted. It delves into lost artistic businesses, such as East Anglia’s only porcelain factory and the still thriving artists’ brush factory. We’ll learn more about the town’s theatrical heritage and visit artist Mark Burrell’s studio to view his dreamlike paintings of the town’s now lost beach village. Meet at: Suffolk Records Office, upstairs in Lowestoft Central Library, Clapham Road South, Lowestoft NR32 1DR Short town walk.
Allow 3-4 hours duration when paying for car parks.
Tea and cake at a vintage tea room in the historic High Street included in price.
Professional experience as consumer researcher, writer, editor. Some radio production and presentation experience. Have run a small cinema and helped set up a film society in Diss and the presentation of movies at the Diss Corn Hall.
website : www.screeninthebarn.co.uk
Wednesday 17 May 12.30 – 2.30pm
Cost: £12 /£10 W&BA members
Come along for a sociable light lunch and discover what the new look Diss Corn Hall arts and heritage centre has to offer following its refurbishment as part of the town’s £3.2 million Heritage Triangle project.
David Case, the trustee leading the heritage project, will provide the background to the project Jess Johnston, arts & heritage outreach manager, will cover the history of the building and the Heritage Triangle and explain what heritage research facilities and events will be on offer. And director Angela Sykes will outline the daytime additions to the programme and some upcoming highlights. They will also lead groups around the building so you get to see all those hidden areas.
And let’s not forget the lunch! Fredrick’s Fine Food has taken over the catering franchise and will be providing Coq au Vin (made with chicken breast, mushrooms, button onions and bacon) served with a Ciabatta Roll, Butternut Squash and Chickpea Tagine or Pea & Mint Soup served with a Sourdough Roll, followed by Walnut & Chocolate Brownie or Carrot & Pineapple Cake. Special dietary needs catered for.
Venue: Diss Corn Hall, St Nicholas Street, Diss IP22 4LB
Sunday 20 August
Cost: £6/£5 W&BA members
Not so much a walk as a listen and look – in fact the only walking involved will be around the fascinating Museum at Thorpe Abbotts, a small complex of restored wartime buildings which were home to the 100th Bomb Group of the 8th US Army Air Force. The Museum is a treasure trove of military and personal artefacts, stories and mementoes. It is the setting for presentations about two extraordinary women photo-journalists who visited this area and documented these tumultuous years. Margaret Bourke-White was America’s first accredited woman war photographer and Lee Miller documented activities on the home front and then became a correspondent for the American Army in Europe. There will be time to look around the collection and share reflections at the end. Keen cyclists can meet in Harleston and cycle the 5 miles to Thorpe Abbots, as so many servicemen did when cars were rare.
Meet at 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum , Common Road, Thorpe Abbotts, Dickleburgh IP21 4PH (or Budgens car park, Harleston at 2pm if on bike)
Refreshments available in the cafe
Tuesday 1 August 2pm – 4.30 pm + return bus journey on the Anglia 88a.
Cost £6/£5 W&BA members (under-12s free) + bus fare
A guided walk through one of the most picturesque landscapes in England in the company of a local expert on the Southwold Railway. Rediscover what remains of this famous narrow gauge line. Is it true the train was so slow you could gather flowers while it was still moving? Where was Blythburgh Station? How were building challenges overcome? What remains of Walberswick Station? Where did the line cross the Blyth? What remains of the railway in Southwold? What is the China connection? And what plans are there for the railway’s future preservation? All will be revealed, and as a bonus along the way, we’ll hear original anecdotes and poems from local poets (courtesy of the Suffolk Poetry Society) in celebration of the railway.
Meet at Holy Trinity Church car park, Blythburgh IP19 9LP
Total distance 3.5 miles. No refreshments but cafes in Southwold at the end of the walk
Saturday 29 July 10.30am – 12.30pm
Cost: £6/£5 W&BA member
At the Suffolk Wildlife Trust Hen Reedbeds Reserve on the Blyth estuary, citizen scientist and artist Meg Amsden will lead the walk in the footsteps of otters. We will wander from the car park along the sea wall via Les Tarver’s hide and then on to the John Minihane hide. Stopping at places where otters may have left their tracks and traces, we will immerse ourselves in otter country. With views over the estuary, flowers in profusion and birds to watch from the hides, we will feel our way into another realm. Writer Melinda Appleby will read otter poems and Meg will tell otter stories, talk otter science, and ask for stories from the participants.
2 – 2 ½ hours with lots of stops.
Meet at Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s Hen Reedbeds Reserve car park, off A1095 Halesworth Road, Southwold, IP18 6SH
Total distance 3 miles
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Beccles – Netta Swallow
Bungay – Ann Woolston & Chris Reeve
Diss – Brian Guthrie
Halesworth – Simon Raven
Harleston – Nicky Stainton & Lisa Henshall
Lowestoft – Michaela Hobbs & Clare Johnson
Southwold – Ian Lomas
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