Arts & Screen

PICTURES: Cavendish Open Gardens showcase is a scorcher

The shade of trees and woody garden plots were sought after in Cavendish last weekend as its open gardens event proved a scorcher.

Suffolk MPs celebrate the first ever Suffolk Day at the 2017 State Opening of Parliament.

Communities across the county mark first ever Suffolk Day

Communities all across the county joined together for the first Suffolk Day this week, to recognise all that is great about the region.

Chelsworth open gardens

l-r: Cliff Marin, Joy Martin, John Maisey, Pat Maisey

Chelsworth Open Gardens event approaching 50th anniversary

A Suffolk village first, which has spawned a nationwide enthusiasm, is celebrating its 50th anniversary later this month.

Works are taking place to renovate the giant clocks at the top of St Peter's Church in Sudbury.

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Sudbury town centre clocks restored to former glory

A major restoration project several years in the making at St Peter’s in Sudbury finally concluded this week with the final work on its clocks.

Wildlife art sketch by Sian Hughes, whose work will be exhibited at the Sudbury Art and Framing Centre in September.

Former Sudbury student set for first solo art exhibition

A former sixth-form fine arts student at Ormiston Sudbury Academy will take a major step forward in her burgeoning art career with her first solo exhibition in the town later this year.

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Trailblazer to give talk on new book

Britain’s first female firefighter, Josephine Reynolds, is visiting Sudbury and Clare libraries to share her story.

Milford Crank Up

Pictured: Organisers Paul Watson and Emma Cranfield along with her parents Sharon and Adrian Cranfield and his 1961 Zephyr Mark II

Melford Crank-Up on course to double in size at new venue

The second annual Melford Crank-Up is set to expand to more than double the size of last year’s event – but organisers are determined to keep it as an inclusive family day.

Quay Theatre, Sudbury

Sudbury cinema day and food offer

Sudbury Cinema For Just One Day returns to the Quay Theatre on Saturday.


Lavenham exhibit for art society

Suffolk Art Society is exhibiting in St Peter and St Paul’s Church in Lavenham from Saturday until June 11.

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Converted windmill chosen for award

A windmill has won the RICS East of England Tourism and Leisure award.

Long Melford Street Fair

Returning street fair in urgent need of volunteers

Organisers behind the Long Melford Street Fair say this year’s event can at least equal last year’s success – but they say volunteers are urgently needed to achieve this.

Celebrating the birthday of Thomas Gainsborough in Sudbury.  Piper Tricia Drawbridge, Dawn Williams, Charlotte Wheeler (9), Arthur Wheeler (6), Deputy Mayor of Sudbury Sue Ayres, Millie Strolenberg (9), Mark Bills Director of Gainsborough House, Beryl Ruse and Stephen Harper dressed as Thomas Gainsborough.

Honouring Sudbury’s famous son

The legacy of Sudbury’s ‘most famous son’ was honoured once again at the weekend, for the annual celebration of his birth in the early 18th century.

JOINT VENTURE: Yasmin Lambert and Kate Denton at the new shop and gallery in Lavenham.

Jewellers and gallery team up to launch new Lavenham venture

A Sudbury jewellers has teamed up with a renowned sculptor to create a new venture in the heart of Lavenham’s High Street.

Glemsford Local History Society has written a book on the village which has now been printed.  Pictured: Jenny Wear, Patrick Hemphill and Rowland Hill  PICTURE: Mecha Morton

New book covers 150 years of Glemsford life

Shops that have long since gone, colourful characters from the past and recounted tales of village life are all told in a new book on Glemsford.

The Quay Theatre in Sudbury

Sudbury Quay’s dementia friendly films

The Quay Theatre in Sudbury will host a screening of High Society on Monday, May 22, by Memory Lane Films, following the success of similar screenings earlier in the year.

Pictured is the adult winner of Lavenhams Easter Art Trail, Brian Titus (centre). with his work, 'Jesus on the cross'.

Brian’s delight as work sees him crowned Lavenham art trail winner

Brian Titus has been named as the adult winner of this year’s Easter art trail in Lavenham.

FEATURE - Author and dialect expert (and professional good ol' Suffolk boy) Charlie Haylock and cartoonist Barrie Appleby who has illustrated his latest book.

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Charlie Haylock reveals why we speak the way we do

Why is a plough not a “ploff” and, if that is the case, why do we suffer from a “coff”, not a “cow”?

Long Melford Heritage Centre

Pictured: Everyone involved in the centre

Schemes hoping for supermarket grant success

Long Melford Heritage Centre, Sudbury Town Council and the Daws Hall Trust are all hoping for a cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

David Long has won a Blue Peter book award for his non-fiction book 'Survivors'.

Author ‘delighted’ to be named Blue Peter winner

An author from Brent Eleigh has spoken of his delight at winning a coveted children’s book award.

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Court rules silver Roman coin found near Hadleigh is not treasure

The British Museum have been over ruled by a Coroner who has declared that a “very rare” Roman coin unearthed near Hadleigh is not treasure.

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