Waveney & Blyth Arts connects people and places along the Norfolk/Suffolk border through creativity, promoting the special qualities of this beautiful area through exciting arts events and activities.
A programme of activities shines a light on the landscape, wildlife, history and people of this area. The main activities are themed guided walks, creative workshops, talks and discussions as part of the Two Rivers Book Festival, and an outdoor sculpture trail.
All events are open to everyone, but members also receive a monthly 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...
Celebrate the Waveney and Blyth - an annual summer-time programme of activities inspired by the landscape, wildlife, history and people of this area. Events include guided walks on arts themes or incorporating creative activities, the Two Rivers Book Festival in September including creative workshops and talks. All are listed on the website www.waveneyandblytharts.com
Sculpture in the Valley, formerly known as Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail, is the biggest event in the programme and has become a major event in the arts calendar. In 2021 it will feature work by over 40 artists and sculptors amidst a rolling 10-acre site at Potton Hall, near Westleton, on the edge of Dunwich Forest. It runs everyday from 28 May to 27 June between 10am and 5pm with timed entry slots to ensure social distancing. Tickets £6 (members £5, wheelchair users £2, under 18s free). To book go to http://www.waveneyandblytharts.com/
If you would like to support Waveney & Blyth Arts, please consider becoming a member
All events are open to everyone but those interested in supporting the organisation and its aims are invited to become a member. Membership costs £20 per year for individuals and £25 for organisations. To become a member and find out about the benefits, go to www.waveneyandblytharts.com/product/yearly-membership/