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We have interviewed a range of interesting people from Suffolk who with think you will want to know about! Poets, theatre directors, artists, business people, events organisers and many more. We ask them about what makes their business special and what they love about living and working in Suffolk.

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Suffolk People: Talking to Justine Paul from Suffolk Market Events

Suffolk People: Talking to Justine Paul from Suffolk Market Events

Four years ago Justine Paul took over the running of Lavenham Farmers’ Market, which at the time, was a dying rural market. Today it is one of the busiest farmers’ markets in East Anglia with over 1,000 customers coming through the doors each month. As well as running Lavenham Farmers’ Market she also runs markets…

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Suffolk People: Talking to Tom Barker from the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, Stowmarket

Suffolk People: Talking to Tom Barker from the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, Stowmarket

We’ve been hearing a lot about The John Peel Centre in Stowmarket recently.  It’s been developed as a tribute to the much loved DJ, radio presenter, record producer and journalist and the idea behind it is to create opportunities for artists to develop their creative skills and to give audiences access to more cultural events. …

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Suffolk People: Talking to Dean Parkin, Poet

Suffolk People: Talking to Dean Parkin, Poet

I read in an article recently that reading poetry can boost your mood and lift your spirits and having read some of Dean’s work, I can see how this could be true. Dean Parkin is a freelance poet who runs writing workshops for people of all ages, from small children in primary school, to the…

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    Suffolk People: Talking to Annette Ellis, Manager, Stowmarket Tourist Information Centre

    Suffolk People: Talking to Annette Ellis, Manager, Stowmarket Tourist Information Centre

    Annette Ellis is a busy lady. She manages the tourist information centre (TIC) in Stowmarket which includes a gift shop with a wide selection of goodies: local crafts, books, maps, local produce and of course, souvenirs.  The TIC sees over 100,000 visitors per year  and she and her team also act as ‘front of house’…

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    Suffolk People: Talking to Paula Sunshine, expert craftswoman and author

    Suffolk People: Talking to Paula Sunshine, expert craftswoman and author

    Paula Sunshine is a ‘can-do’ kind of person. When she bought her timber-framed house 16 years ago and couldn’t find the people with the right skills to do some repair work on it, she decided to acquire those skills for herself and has since become an expert in her field.  She now writes books and…

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