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Suffolk Open Studios

Glasswork by Gay Hutchings, Suffolk Open Studios

Across Suffolk during weekends in June, artists will be opening their studios as part of the Suffolk Open Studios initiative. Members of the public are able to visit the studios, talk to the artists about their process and perhaps even watch a demonstration of their craft. Around 130 studios will be open and a wide…

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RSPB Minsmere on Suffolk’s Coast

RSPB Minsmere on Suffolk’s Coast

A couple of weeks ago, we took trip to RSPB Minsmere on the Suffolk coast for a spot of bird watching and a relaxing stroll around the 2,500 acre nature reserve. We packed our binoculars, along with a camera, walking boots, rain jackets (just in case), sunscreen (just in case) and our much-needed bird identification…

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St Edmundsbury Cathedral & Abbey Gardens

Bury St Edmunds Cathedral, Suffolk

In 1020, the foundations for a Benedictine Abbey on the site of St Edmundsbury Cathedral, were laid and over the centuries, the building has been developed into what is now the Cathedral of the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. At the turn of this century, the building was finally completed, when a tower, new…

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Number Ten @Lavenham

Number Ten, Lavenham, Suffolk

Owned by long-term Lavenham residents Joanna Knight and Rod Benson, Number Ten, in the heart of this spectacular medieval village, is a beautifully restored, Grade I listed building which opened its doors as a ‘wine bar and kitchen’ in November 2013. For the past 100 years or more, the building has been a private house,…

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Suffolk Folk Duo’s New Album

Suffolk based folk rock duo Silbury Hill have released a new CD titled “Justice of the Rowan”. With Scott Dolling on the flute, guitar and vocals and David Stainer on the guitar, mandolin and vocals, their latest CD features original songs in Silbury Hill’s characteristic style drawing inspiration from local and historic themes. A notable development…

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