WHAT’S GOING ON
A month or so ago we emailed members about the proposed activity groups that had emerged from our public meeting. The trustees discussed the response to that email at our meeting a fortnight ago. We decided to focus on three activities – books and illustration, visual arts and walks. We are contacting members who showed an interest in those activities. But if you haven’t been in touch so far (and you don’t have to be a member) and would like to help organise events in one of those three areas, please email us on email@example.com.
We have plans around what we might loosely called makers. That may well include sculpture (see Simon’s proposal below) but also the possibility of showcasing the craft skills of WBA members and others. And we hope to play a part in Halesworth’s street fair in September.
Two Rivers, the banner for our book events, will be on display twice in Diss this summer. On Friday 16 June we will be joining forces with the Corn Hall to celebrate the life of Roger Deakin. The prolific author Patrick Barkham will talk about his new biography of our local hero (The Swimmer, published 25 May). And on a date still to be determined in July, we will be showcasing Ronald Blythe, who died in January, aged 100. We will screen the Peter Hall film of Blythe’s seminal book, Akenfield, with a panel of people who knew the prose stylist who Richard Mabey calls ‘our tribal storyteller’.