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Suffolk is a county known for its creative vibe. We have and abundance of festivals celebrating music, art, literature and poetry; an exciting range of galleries and locally-made crafts can be found in all the best retail outlets. This is a vibrant, creative and buzzing county – check out our guide of the best artists, crafts people, galleries and other outlets.

Written by Mark

The Handmade Shop and Gallery, Bury St Edmunds

The Handmade Shop & Gallery, which sells work by East Anglian artists and craftsfolk will be re-opening their shop filled with handmade goodies in a new location and larger premises. Formerly The Bury Chocolate Shop, 77a St John’s Street is now the ‘go-to’ address for anyone looking for a special, handmade gift or piece of art…

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Christmas at Blackthorpe Barn

Blackthorpe Barn, Suffolk

Blackthorpe Barn near Bury St Edmunds is a medieval, thatched building which lends itself perfectly to Christmas events. Every year, Christmas craft markets take place there and the building fills with the gentle hum of shoppers ‘oohing’ and ‘aahing’ over the wonderful crafts available to buy and the air is scented with freshly baked mince…

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An Artist’s Residence

The Munnings Art Museum on the outskirts of the pretty village of Dedham on the Suffolk/Essex border, is quite possibly the friendliest museum I have ever been to. It’s the home artist Sir Alfred Munnings shared with his wife Violet for forty years up until his death in 1959 and is now open to the…

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Create the Perfect Country Kitchen – Suffolk Style

Suffolk Kitchen Jim awrence

During your trip to Suffolk you will come across many beautiful houses and cottages, painted in soft shades in harmony with their surroundings. It seems all the interiors too, are thoughtfully decorated in an enviously effortless style – you can easily recreate this look in your own home, whether you live in a period or…

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A Visitor’s Guide to Constable Country

A Visitor’s Guide to Constable Country

A Visitor’s Guide to Constable Country in the Dedham Vale Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty is available, packed full of information about this lovely part of Suffolk. Produced by the Dedham Vale AONB and Stour Valley Project, the 16 page souvenir booklet has some beautiful photographs and it’s easy to see why painter John Constable…

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