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Age is no barrier for Waldingfield’s disco diva Fearn

Eight-year-old Fearn Swain has been crowned disco freestyle under-14 dancer of the year.

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Long Melford are celebrating their revamped library 



PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Fresh look heralds new chapter for Long Melford library

Long Melford Library unveiled its new look on Wednesday, with new furniture and carpets.

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Cinema day in Sudbury

Four blockbusters on show at Sudbury’s Quay Theatre this weekend

The Quay Theatre in Sudbury is to show a day full of blockbuster movies on Saturday.

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Stour Valley Community School's annual dance show

Stour Valley dancers do their teacher proud

Dance shows at Stour Valley Community School will only get better, according to the school’s dance company leader.

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The Molfrey French-Owen art exhibition studio at Thomas Gainsborough School in Great Cornard.

Opened by Molfrey French-Owen (centre), Sudbury mayor Sue Ayres (left) and Great Cornard Parish Council chairman Pam White.

New gallery opened at Cornard school

An art gallery – named after a long-time supporter – has been opened in Thomas Gainsborough School in Great Cornard.

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Long Melford Heritage Centre

Military vehicles go on display at centre’s open day

Long Melford Heritage Centre’s first open day of the year takes place in April, with free valuations taking place and a special display of photos.

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SUDBURY GAINSBOROUGH'S HOUSE
Gainsborough's House, Gainsboroughs House, 46-47 Gainsborough St, Sudbury
Family Event at Gainsboroughs House -Layering The Land
Nuria Everett looking at layers
Picture Mark Westley

Gainsborough’s House free entry

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Babergh district council offices

Picture Mark Westley

Babergh in BBC’s housing enforcers show

Two members of staff from Babergh and Mid Suffolk’s Supported Living Schemes will once again feature in the latest series of the BBC One daytime show ‘The Housing Enforcers’.

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Roger Chinery has had four cars used in Prime Suspect 1973

TV police drama has lots of classic moments

A prequel to the hit TV drama Prime Suspect got under way on ITV One last week – and it will feature three cars owned by a Great Yeldham businessman.

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Train

Landmark year in closure of railway

This year marks 50 years since the closure of the Stour Valley Line between Marks Tey and Cambridge.

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SUDBURY: Glass maker Gail Bushell

Picture Mark Westley

FEATURE: Art and glass helped Sudbury artist see her way clear to a brighter future

If Gail Bushell’s partner wakes at 5am and realises she is no longer beside him, he knows exactly where to find her ... down at the bottom of the garden.

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SUDBURY GAINSBOROUGH'S HOUSE
Gainsborough's House, Gainsboroughs House, 46-47 Gainsborough St, Sudbury
Family Event at Gainsboroughs House -Layering The Land
Victoria Lindsell with her girls Florence and Roseanna
Picture Mark Westley

Children take over Gainsborough’s House

Gainsborough’s House museum and art gallery was taken over by children last week as 57 youngsters learnt the skills of Thomas Gainsborough as they created their own masterpieces.

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The Quay Theatre in Sudbury

Dementia screenings a sell-out in Sudbury

A dementia friendly screening of ‘An American in Paris’ at the Quay Theatre in Sudbury played to a packed audience last Friday, with more planned.

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Chloe Waterson as Maria Marten and Henry William Galpin as William Corder in The Haunting of Maria Marten.

Film on Polstead’s Red Barn murder

The story of Polstead girl Maria Marten, who was murdered in the Red Barn in the village in 1827, is being told in a new film from Sudbury-based Martello Films.

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Woodcarver John Williams who makes sculptures out of dead tree trunks,
among other things, is now working at the Abbey Gardens

FEATURE: Wood carver who’s never stumped for a way to keep fit

Anyone who spotted sculptor John Williams at work as we shivered through the icy chill of January would asume he’s a man prepared to suffer for his art.

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Last year Eden-Rose Coppice trust founder Rob Brooks celebrated winning a �150,000 grant for the Ipswich building project

Celebrity gardener Monty Don helps out Sudbury-based charity in latest TV show

You may see a couple of faces you recognise on national television this week as the founders of Eden-Rose Coppice Trust appear on television presenter and celebrity gardener Monty Don’s Big Dreams Small Spaces.

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Sudbury Festival of Performing Arts - Festival Concert

Pictured: Kacey Spearman, Classical Ballet Solo

Sudbury Festival of Performing Arts

The Sudbury Festival of Performing Arts programme is now available.

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Sophia Moran has taken part in an art project between a care home and fine art students.

College and care home combine for art project

Students at West Suffolk College have completed a project to create art works for people with dementia after meeting them.

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A plethora of Potter

Muggles, witches and wizards are invited along to Sudbury Library for the return of the Harry Potter Book Night on Thursday, February 2. The event starts at 6pm and there will be a range of activities including a sorting hat ceremony, Platform 9¾, craft activities and games. Participants are encouraged to come dressed up in costume.

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See ‘The Nutcracker’ at Hadleigh Library

Hadleigh Library will be hosting a ‘Suffolk Libraries Presents’ screening of The Nutcracker on Wednesday, January 25.

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