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BURES folklore and traditions will be explored at a free one-day event being held in the village at the weekend.

Called Investigating Traditional Culture and Folklore, it will be held at Bures Community Centre, in Nayland Road, and runs from 9.30am to 4pm.

It has been organised as part of the Managing a Masterpiece project – a three-year programme to understand and celebrate the landscape of the Stour Valley.

Three experts on the topic will be taking part – Steve Roud, who has been researching British folklore for more than 30 years and is joint author of the Oxford Dictionary of English Folklore, Clive Paine, who is an advisory teacher for local history at the Bury Record Office, and John Howson, who is co-director of the East Anglian Traditional Music Trust and a folk song collector.

Talks will cover folksong and dance traditions, advice on interviewing and recording, an introduction to folklore studies and resources to investigate local stories and traditions.

Although there is no charge to attend, organisers say numbers are limited and people do need to book a place in advance.

The event is being organised by the East Anglian Traditional Music Trust and booking forms are available on its website at www.eatmt.org.uk.

Another folklore day is being planned in Clare later in the year.