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De-stress on The Suffolk Coast

You've rushed out of work, packed the car and driven to The Suffolk Coast; and as you step onto the sand and gaze out at the waves crashing on the shore, the stresses and strains of everyday life fade away...

If you're looking for somewhere to relax and recharge the batteries this autumn and winter, then look no further than the wide open skies of The Suffolk Coast.

But relaxing doesn't have to mean putting your feet up, we've picked a few places to go and things to do this October and November which are guaranteed to ease your mind.

Mindfulness Mornings at Snape Maltings

Immerse yourself in the wonderfully relaxing art of Mindfulness. During the three workshops, participants will be taken through a range of mindfulness based exercises, including breathing, deep listening, guided observation and mindful walking, all designed to help you truly relax.

Set in the stunning and tranquil surroundings of Snape Maltings, afterwards, you can enjoy a delicious lunch in Cafe 1885, before setting off for a walk along the Sailor's Path, voted one of the top 100 walks in the UK!

Dates: 29th September, 27th October, 24th November 2017

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4 x 4 Safaris at RSPB Minsmere

Join a 2-3 hour tour of the stunning landscape of Dunwich Heath and RSPB Minsmere. From the comfort of a 4x4, you can get up close to some of Suffolk's famous wildlife inhabitants and watch the unique and spectacular red deer rut. 

Afterwards, set off on foot for a walk along Dunwich beach, stopping in at The Ship for a pint and plate of locally caught fish and chips - the perfect winter warmer!

Dates: From 30th September - 22nd October

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Pen & Ink Workshops at The Cut

Immese yourself in the joy of drawing with this series of 4 anatomy themed pen and ink art workshops at The Cut, in Halesworth.

The course will feature life models, mask-making and using washes. Afterwards, head to the gallery to wander through the resident exhibitions and stop by the cafe for lunch and a pot of green tea.

Dates: 10th, 17th, 31st October and 7th November.

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Wreath Making at Snape Maltings

Join florist Helen Newman in the Tack Rooms at Snape Maltings as she shows you how to make an autumnal wreath to hang in your own home.

The relaxing workshop helps to re-focus a busy mind by using a range of natural seasonal materials, from semi dried hydrangea, seed heads, to berries and textural mosses.

Learning the different techniques and the best materials to use, you will follow Helen as she demonstrates the steps to making a stunning natural wreath;  from the mossed base through to adding the finishing decorative touches. 

Date: 17th October 

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Stress Management Workshop

Another workshop held as part of the 'Open Minds' series at the Tack Rooms at Snape Maltings, this session will teach you how to reduce the physical and emotional impact of the stress response by using breathing, techniques, posture, quietening a busy mind, discovering your own more resourceful response  and using the stress response to your advantage.

Date: 3rd November 

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Cooking Class at Sea Spice

Join award-winning Chef Rawat in the Sea Spice kitchen in Aldeburgh and learn how to create authentic Indian dishes. 

As you work with the ingredients, feel your worries drift away as you set about creating a delicious 2-course meal. All ingredients and recipes are provided, and best of all, you can tuck into your creations at the end of the class!

Date: 9th November 

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Improve your Wellbeing

Explore a range of techniques designed to improve your wellbeing and discover what influences wellbeing, what it means to you, and what you can do to achieve it.

The workshop, which is being run at the Tack Rooms at Snape Maltings, will look at the long-term health benefits of being present, ways to be mindful in everyday situations, the use of language to support well being, physical and emotional benefits of calmness, learning easy relaxation techniques and boosting your self-belief.

The workshop is being run by Kathy Kent (BA (hons), Dip Clin Hyp, Master NLP Coach) and Tracy Virr (GTCL (Hons), ALCM, LTCL, Dip Clin Hyp, Master NLP Coach)

Date: 1st December

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Things to see and do


RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve

RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve

Westleton

Discover nature together on the beautiful Suffolk coast. Wander among the wetlands and woods, potter along the beach, and pause to watch some amazing wildlife. Explore the Wild Zone with the family, then sample some delicious home-cooked, locally-sourced food in the cafe.

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Angels & Pinnacles (Suffolk churches)

Angels & Pinnacles (Suffolk churches)

Angels and Pinnacles helps you discover Suffolk’s magnificent medieval churches, among the finest in Europe.

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Sea Spice Cooking Class

Sea Spice Cooking Class

Aldeburgh | Thu 09th Nov 2017

Step by step professional tuition by Award winning Chef Rawat. Learn how to cook in the authentic style, and enjoy a fun experience in the Sea Spice kitchen.

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Birds by Barge Cruise  on the River Stour

Birds by Barge Cruise on the River Stour

Ipswich | Sat 25th Nov 2017, Sun 26th Nov 2017, Sat 09th Dec 2017, Sun 10th Dec 2017, Thu 28th Dec 2017, Fri 29th Dec 2017, Sun 07th Jan 2018, Sat 27th Jan 2018, Sun 28th Jan 2018

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience one of East Anglia’s finest wildlife spectacles and see thousands of birds on a magnificent estuary, from the river throughout November, December and January

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Chocolate tasting with award winning Pump Street Bakery

Chocolate tasting with award winning Pump Street Bakery

Snape | Fri 01st Dec 2017

Unique, award winning bean to bar of chocolate.

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Portrait Photography Workshop with Jemma Watts - Snape Maltings

Portrait Photography Workshop with Jemma Watts - Snape Maltings

Snape | Sat 18th Nov 2017

How to take great photographs of the people in your life, or when out and about.

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Mindfulness Mornings

Mindfulness Mornings

Snape | Fri 27th Oct 2017, Fri 24th Nov 2017

Immerse yourself in the wonderfully relaxing art of Mindfulness.

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Stress Management - Snape Maltings

Stress Management - Snape Maltings

Snape | Fri 03rd Nov 2017

Learn to be calm with these stress management techniques.

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Improve Your Wellbeing

Improve Your Wellbeing

Snape | Fri 01st Dec 2017

Explore a range of techniques designed to improve your wellbeing.

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Stained Glass for Christmas with Naomi Brangwyn - Snape Maltings

Stained Glass for Christmas with Naomi Brangwyn - Snape Maltings

Snape | Sat 11th Nov 2017

Make a selection of tree decorations or perhaps a small hanging panel. Suitable for beginners or improvers.

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Floral Art Workshop - Autumn Wreath at Snape Maltings

Floral Art Workshop - Autumn Wreath at Snape Maltings

Snape | Tue 17th Oct 2017

Helen Newman shows you how to create your very own autumnal wreath that you will be able to take home and enjoy.

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Rag Rug Workshops with Liz Shackleton - Snape Maltings

Rag Rug Workshops with Liz Shackleton - Snape Maltings

Snape | Sat 25th Nov 2017

Learn two techniques of hooked textiles which will enable you to make your own rag rug.

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A Practical Introduction to Guitar Making - Snape Maltings

A Practical Introduction to Guitar Making - Snape Maltings

Snape |

Instrument maker Otis Luxton introduces the craft of guitar making in a morning.

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Castalian String Quartet

Castalian String Quartet

Ipswich | Sun 22nd Oct 2017

Since its formation in 2011 the Castalian Quartet has gained recognition and won awards at several important international competitions, travelled extensively throughtout Europe, and appeared at festivals in Aldeburgh and Cheltenham, and in the Purcell Room in London.

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Food photography for social media with Jemma Watts

Food photography for social media with Jemma Watts

Woodbridge | Sat 21st Oct 2017

This is most of us judging by Instagram! Whether it is for pleasure to share with your friends on social media, or you take pictures for your food blog or business, this workshop will teach you the best way to compose your image and most importantly, understand how to make the best use of the light available.

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! Cornucopia ! 2017

! Cornucopia ! 2017

Saxmundham | Sat 16th Sep - Sun 08th Oct 2017

A two week celebration of autumn with pop up Solo Exhibitions, Artisan Workshops / Open Studios [weekends only] and farm Nature Walks.

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Geoffrey Clarke: A Sculptor’s Materials

Geoffrey Clarke: A Sculptor’s Materials

Aldeburgh | Tue 24th - Sat 28th Oct 2017

To mark the publication of Judith LeGrove’s book Geoffrey Clarke: a sculptor’s materials there will be an exhibition exploring the full range of Geoffrey Clarke’s work.

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Britten and Pears’ letters, and Reflections on Queer Talk

Britten and Pears’ letters, and Reflections on Queer Talk

Aldeburgh | Fri 24th Nov 2017

A discovery session led by Lucy Walker exploring the correspondence between Britten and Pears with BPF’s Nicholas Clark and Vicki Stroeher (editors of My Beloved Man: the Letters of Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears).

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A Feast For The Eyes

A Feast For The Eyes

Snape | Fri 22nd - Thu 28th Sep 2017

A sumptuous collection of photographs featuring food as you may not have seen it before.

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10 Mile Meal

10 Mile Meal

Woodbridge | Thu 28th Sep 2017

Join us for a delicious '10 Mile Meal' on Thursday 28th September.

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Continental Bread Workshop

Continental Bread Workshop

Ipswich | Fri 06th Oct 2017

A workshop designed to uncover some of the secrets of continental breads.

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Seasonal Cookery Workshop

Seasonal Cookery Workshop

Ipswich | Sat 07th Oct 2017

This is a seasonal cookery workshop, aimed at the enthusiastic amateur.

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Authentic Indian Cookery

Authentic Indian Cookery

Ipswich | Sat 07th Oct 2017

Recreate that authentic Indian flavour at home!

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Autumnal Breads and Comfort Loaves

Autumnal Breads and Comfort Loaves

Ipswich | Sun 08th Oct 2017

Feel chilly winds blowing, get some delicious breads started this autumn with Sue Hudson of Bread Workshops.

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GAWPING at The Cut

GAWPING at The Cut

Halesworth | Sun 01st Oct 2017

The Green Alphabet Writing Prize Shortlist Announcement Tea Party comes to The Cut, Halesworth.

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Amarea

Amarea

Halesworth | Thu 05th Oct 2017

Amarea are back and at The Cut, Halesworth with a fiery mix of passionate and romantic songs from Latin America and originals in Spanish and English. Along with great dance rhythms, you will get joy, humour and elements of theatre.

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Pen & Ink Workshop (4 Week Course)

Pen & Ink Workshop (4 Week Course)

Halesworth | Tue 31st Oct 2017, Tue 07th Nov 2017

Kasia Posen brings this Pen & Ink Workshop to The Cut, Halesworth with the theme of anatomy.

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Black Is The Colour Of My Voice

Black Is The Colour Of My Voice

Halesworth | Sat 21st Oct 2017

Inspired by the life of Nina Simone & performed by Apphia Campbell, 'Black Is The Colour Of My Voice' comes to The Cut as part of Halesworth Arts Festival.

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Fungus Foray near Leiston

Fungus Foray near Leiston

Leiston | Thu 05th Oct 2017

On this gentle walk, you will look for and identify the wide range of fungi that can grow in the Autumn. In this area a lot of the pine has been replaced with deciduous trees so it will be interesting to see how the fungal community has changed. 

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COASTLANDS fine art exhibition

COASTLANDS fine art exhibition

Aldeburgh | Thu 28th Sep - Wed 04th Oct 2017

Visitors to COASTLANDS will be the first to see the captivating creative results of a six month challenge undertaken by nine artists, working in a range of disciplines, mediums and styles, each interpreting Coast & Land in their own unique Fine Art specialism.

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