Arts & Screen

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Harry Potter book night in Cornard

Harry Potter Book Night takes place at Great Cornard Library on Thursday, February 2. Attendees are encouraged to dress up in their best Potter attire.

Sudbury, Suffolk. Sudbury Advent Art Trail held in the town in the run up to Christmas which exhibited them in various venues in Sudbury finally come together in St Peter's Church. Pictured is Courtney Mitchell with her artwork. 

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Art trail ends with exhibition

An art exhibition in St Peter’s, Sudbury, at the weekend was the culmination of the Advent Art Trail staged in Sudbury and Great Cornard over Christmas.

Hit '90s TV show Crystal Maze, famously hosted by Richard O'Brien, is coming back

Start the fans please! Crystal Maze set to return to our screens

Big news in the TV world this morning as Channel 4 has announced that hit ‘90s show Crystal Maze is coming back to our screens.

Marimba Chocolate shop has opened a new hot chocolate museum (first in the counry|) 

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Country’s first hot chocolate museum opens in Sudbury

Sudbury’s newest museum to entice residents and tourists alike brings something a bit different to the town as it charts the history of hot chocolate.

Suffolk couples wanted for 2017 series of Don’t Tell the Bride

Suffolk couples wanted for 2017 series of Don’t Tell the Bride

Suffolk couples wanting to tie the knot this year are being invited to apply for a new series of Don’t Tell the Bride.

Sudbury Museum Trust is searching for the identity of this former Sudbury beauty queen. ANL-170301-110118001

Search for a Sudbury beauty queen

A Sudbury history group is hoping to find out the identity of a beauty queen who is probably now a pensioner. She once rode through Sudbury streets enthroned on a vintage Rolls Royce as queen of carnival and her triumph is recorded in Sudbury’s historic photo archive but not her name.

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Bag a bargain book during sale at Sudbury library

Sudbury Library is holding its very own January sale of books

Steven Binks who created the 'Seeing Jessie Home' painting of Sudbury. This has now been turned into a jigsaw which is being sold at the library.
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Impressive Sudbury painting now comes in jigsaw form

Steven Binks’ large 6ft 3ins by 4ft 9ins detailed bird’s eye view painting of Market Hill, Sudbury in 1944 entitled ‘Seeing Jessie Home’ is now being sold as a jigsaw puzzle.


VIDEO: Crowds flock to Hunstanton Christmas Day swim

It may have been an exceptionally mild Christmas Day, but the sea was as chilly as ever for Hunstanton’s festive swim this morning.

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The Top TV of 2016

Top 40 highest rated TV shows of 2016

As Gogglebox would say, we’ve watched some great TV over the course of 2016.

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Sudbury Town Council

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Proposal for new wood in Sudbury near historic moat

Woods Around Town is looking to create a new community woodland in Sudbury, near to a historic moat.

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