Lisa Henshall is area rep for Harleston along with Nicky Stainton.
I’m an artist and a teacher and I run a pop-up gallery in Harleston. As a massive fan of WBA, I’m really excited to help promote and explore the opportunities in and around my local area.
My background is a traditional art school background, I studied Fine Art at Loughborough University and then Art Education at Cambridge University and I’ve painted and taught art since the late 90s in a variety of settings.
Sharing and promoting creativity is fundamental to my life and I see representing and supporting W&BA as an extension of this. Thank you for this fantastic opportunity.
Chris Reeve is area rep for Bungay along with Ann Woolston.
I’m delighted to be asked to join the committee of W&BA, having been involved with the Guided Walks in the summer months for a number of years, and thoroughly enjoyed organising them.
My career has been as a Museum Curator, and for twelve years I was Keeper of Art for St. Edmundsbury Borough Council. I took early retirement in 2000, and settled in Bungay taking a part-time role as Community Project Officer with Waveney District Council and then the Lowestoft Community Forum. This got me involved with many local groups assisting them with grant funding applications, and getting intergrated into the welcoming, and vibrant ethos of our warm-hearted town.
For our first Thrilling Thursdays event of 2020, we’ll be diving into the extraordinary world of fungi. Fungi will inspire a fascinating morning of talks around the delights of foraging and the threats to their survival, such as climate change and habitat loss.
The morning will include Jon Tyler who has a background in conservation management and environmental education and is a fungi enthusiast. Jon is an experienced forager and bush-craft practitioner with a natural passion and enthusiasm for wildlife, wild food and outdoor living. He runs courses across East Anglia.
We’ll also be joined by Joanna Scott AKA Dotty Scotty, W&BA member and needle-felter extraordinaire. Joanna will be hosting a display of her fungi-themed wool felted creations, demoing her technique and offering visitors a chance to take part in a taster to make your own felted mushroom to take home.
Tony Leech, the Norfolk County Fungus Recorder, will be talking at our Fantastic Fungi event. He says he enjoys the challenge of trying to name fungi, as it’s “like solving crossword puzzles: you know there is an answer, you might get it and feel good if you do.” Tony taught Biology for 27 years, and still enjoys sharing the excitement and frustration of studying fungi. The novelty of eating fungi has worn off for him, but he is happy to advise others.
The Fantastic Fungi event will illustrate the diversity, beauty, and role fungi play in the environment, plus The Cut are laying on a mushroom-themed café menu!
To book your place on Fantasic Fungi happening on Thursday 5th March, 10:30am to 1pm, at The Cut in Halesworth, take a look at our event page.
Thrilling Thursday events bring together art and science. If you’re interested in learning more about the previous Thrilling Thursdays talks, you can find recordings of Searching for Doggerland, Spiderwomen, and Orchards on our Thrilling Thursdays page.