Waveney & Blyth Arts connects creative people and places along the Norfolk/Suffolk border and promotes the distinct cultural identity of this beautiful area through exciting arts events and activities.
They run a programme of activities inspired by the landscape, wildlife, history and people of this area, which includes themed creative guided walks, performances, exhibitions, creative workshops, talks, outdoor sculpture trail and creative writing activities.
Events are open to all, but members also receive a weekly e-newsletter with information about current arts events and exhibitions, local arts venues and festivals, as well as discounted ticket prices.
Waveney & Blyth Arts is a not-for-profit organisation, established by local people in 2010, which covers the areas around Halesworth and Southwold in the Blyth valley, and the Waveney valley from the river's source near Diss to the coast at Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth.
The main activities are:
Arts & Eats: sociable lunchtime events in attractive venues across the area with performers or guest speakers from the arts world, and a chance to meet like-minded people. Held four times each year. Recent venues have been The Cut at Halesworth, Diss Corn Hall, Henstead Exotic Gardens, The Ferini Art Gallery in Pakefield, St George's Theatre in Great Yarmouth and the Raveningham Centre near Beccles.
Celebrate the Waveney and Blyth: an annual programme of activities inspired by the landscape, wildlife, history and people of this area. It includes creative guided walks, performances, exhibitions, workshops, talks and creative writing activities.
Now in its fifth year, the month-long Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail has become a major event in the arts calendar, attracting more than 3000 people and generating sales of original artworks totaling £12,000. These events take place over the summer and early autumn and are featured in the Celebrate the Waveney & Blyth brochure and on the website.
Themed conferences and networking days.
Weekly e-Newsletter for members about current arts events and exhibitions, local arts venues and festivals.
All events are open to everyone but those interested in supporting the organisation and its aims are invited to become a member. Membership costs £15 per year (January to December) for individuals and £20 for organisations. To become a member and find out about the benefits, go to www.waveneyandblytharts.com or sign up to the Newsletter.
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