Arts & Screen

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.

Latest community news from the Suffolk Free Press,, @sfpsudbury on Twitter

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.

76 north street, sudbury
Matt Francis at his new menswear clothing shop - Black Hanger clothing
Picture Mark Westley

Matt launches menswear shop in Sudbury

Matt Francis may only be 23 years old, but he has enough retail experience under his belt to launch an affordable menswear range in Sudbury.

Pic - Richard Marsham/RMG Photography
Young dancers take part in the Ballet and Tap Dancing classes run by Leanne Day at Hadleigh Leisure Centre.

Hadleigh dance school’s perfect record

With a mixture of hard work, talent and the support of a great teacher, a dance school in Hadleigh boasts an impressive perfect record.

Launch of Lavenham Easter art trail. 
Pictured from left; David Hilditch, Jonathan Boast, the Rev Stephen Earl, Carroll Reeve, David Deacon. Front l to r: Cllr Jenny Antill, Lynda Sebbage.

Easter art trail up and running

Lavenham’s very first Easter Art Trail was launched on Friday at The Angel hotel and restaurant, attended by Suffolk county councillor Jenny Antill and Carroll Reeve, chairman of Lavenham Parish Council.

Little Hall on the Market Square

Varied collections and exhibitions on the evacuees at Lavenham museum

A museum that showcases the history of Lavenham and is run entirely by volunteers will start its 2017 season this weekend when it reopens to the public.

Latest what's on news from the Suffolk Free Press,, @sfpsudbury on Twitter

Art trail set to focus on Easter message

An art trail is set to take place in Lavenham at the start of next month.

Fearn Swain, 8, won dancer of the year in the disco feestyle category at the annual Pendrill Dance competition.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Load more