Arts & Screen

Class to improve your photography

On Thursday, November 3, Sudbury Library is holding a ‘How to improve your photography’ event featuring an illustrated talk by Brian Fleming LRPS, DPAGB, AFIAP, which will include a photographic and camera exhibition as well as a selection of helpful books available to borrow from Suffolk Libraries.

Open day at Gainsborough's House, Sudbury

Museum’s open day

Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury, has received Heritage Lottery Fund support of £4.73 million, including a development grant of £280,700, towards a £7.5 million project to transform the House into a national centre and one of the region’s leading heritage museum and galleries.

More entries wanted for #SuffolkBeauty campaign

More entries wanted for #SuffolkBeauty campaign

The #SuffolkBeauty campaign and competition, launched by the Suffolk Preservation Society (SPS) in August has had a good first round of entries – but more would be welcome say the organisers.

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£4.73 million grant for Gainsborough’s House

Gainsborough’s House in Sudbury, birthplace and home of the renowned artist Thomas Gainsborough, has received Heritage Lottery Fund support of £4.73 million.

Hadleigh, Suffolk. Children who've taken part in the summer reading challenge at Hadleigh Library with certificates presented by Hadleigh District Councillor Kathryn Grandon. Pictured from left Jack Bewsher, Freya Mann, Teddy Johnson, Kathryn Grandon, district Cllr. Hadleigh South, Erin Collins, Jayden Ruddy and Lois Landon.

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Children play it by the book to meet the challenge

A library challenge to read six books during the summer holidays was completed by 129 Hadleigh children this year.

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Enter Sudbury’s annual arts festival

Preparations are underway for the 2017 Sudbury Festival of Performing Arts and the syllabus is now available for the 95th edition of the event.

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Jairo brings passion of flamenco to The Apex

Explosive flamenco dancer Jairo Barrull presents his new show ‘Gitano’, with special guest Gema Moneo, at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds at 7.30pm on October 2.

Whats on
Sudbury: Talented singer Carys Thomas 11 who has auditions for Britain's Got Talent and a junior version of the voice, Mum Sharron and Wayne Roberts.

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Carys aims for the stars as she heads to TV auditions

An 11-year-old from Sudbury is preparing to take on two of her biggest challenges yet as she dreams of being a successful singer.

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A magical mystery tour through the curious county, including some rather odd Sudbury tales

Sudbury’s cattle market was once a traditional part of town life ... but on at least one occasion livestock was not all that was for sale.

Roald Dahl at work in his famous writing hut

Roald Dahl Day celebrates 100 years since author’s birth

Exactly 100 years ago today Roald Dahl was born and children and adults around the world will be coming together to celebrate the life and works of the much-loved author.

Sudbury town's first in the series of regular guided walks around the town set up by the tourist information centre.
St Peters Church and Thomas Gainsborough statue
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Bid for St Peter’s funding submitted

An application for funding towards the renovation of St Peter’s in Sudbury to include toilets, improvements to the kitchen and other changes has been submitted.

Eighth in the East, a three-year Heritage Lottery Fund project exploring the legacy of the 8th USAAF in this part of the world, is launching a new Heritage Guide Jane Larcombe Business Development manager at The Swan with Dennis Duffy. The Swan Hotel & Spa, High Street, Lavenham  Picture Mark Westley ANL-160814-235500009

History guide launch in Lavenham

The Eighth in the East, a three-year Heritage Lottery Fund project exploring the legacy of the 8th USAAF, has launched a new Heritage Guide at the Swan at Lavenham Hotel and Spa.

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Focus on sculptor for BBC Radio Four show

Fashion designer and sculptor Nicole Farhi featured on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs after the unveiling of a portrait bust of Thomas Gainsborough which is on display at a Sudbury museum.

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Competition launched as part of #SuffolkBeauty campaign

A competition has been launched by the Suffolk Preservation Society (SPS) as part of the #SuffolkBeauty campaign.

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West End star visits Bildeston arts school

Actor, singer and dancer, Layton Williams, known for roles including the stage adaptation of Billy Elliot visited Bildeston on July 23.

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Polstead Art Group annual exhibition

The 16th Polstead Art exhibition will be held in Polstead Village Hall on Saturday, August 6, from 10am-5pm and Sunday, August 7, from 11am-4pm.

One of the many events at Hedingham Castle

National award for Hedingham Castle

Hedingham Castle in Essex has been commended in the 2016 Restoration award, presented by the Historic Houses Association (HHA) and sponsored by Sotheby’s.

Five things we won’t miss about the VHS video recorder

Five things we won’t miss about the VHS video recorder

In a world where the pocket calculator was as close as many of us got to technology, the video recorder seemed like it had come from outer space (or possibly off the set of Tomorrow’s World). A whole world of television viewing opened up in the late 1970s with TV shows and the latest(ish) films available to watch whenever we wanted.

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A photograph released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge of Prince George to mark his third birthday (Matt Porteous/PA)

Prince George’s third birthday shots taken at Anmer Hall

Prince George is celebrating his third birthday today and to mark the occasion Kensington Palace have released some charming pictures of him taken at the family home in West Norfolk.

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Art awards all round

A school that bears the name of one of Suffolk’s most famous sons is celebrating after 189 students passed a prestigious arts award.

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