Heritage venture finishes on high note

A lottery-funded project celebrating the Stour Valley comes to an end next week with an exhibition in Sudbury on Bank Holiday Monday.

After three years of work, the Managing a Masterpiece project closes with a celebration at The Granary in Quay Lane from 10am to 4pm.

On show, to showcase all the successes of the project, organisers are putting on a display featuring exhibits from some of the major contributors of the project, including television’s Time Team expert Carenza Lewis, who carried out archaeological digs in Clare and Bures.

In conjunction with the event, Gainsborough’s House in Sudbury will be running an open-screen printing workshop.

Masterpiece manager Chris Burton said: “The project exceeded all our expectations.

“People have embraced the project and have been keen to conserve, understand and celebrate their heritage and landscape.”

The Managing a Masterpiece project was awarded money from The Heritage Lottery Fund to do 62 projects over a three-year period.