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The Bury St Edmunds Art Society Is long established, with a progressive programme of monthly demonstrations by professional artists using a variety of media with styles ranging from traditional to abstract

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Editor’s Welcome

Tickets to Our Day Out the Musical at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds Candice Miller of Bungay

A warm welcome to the September-

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October issue of ARTSeast Magazine.

For our coffee and chat feature we caught up

As our thoughts turn towards Autumn (what did

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happen to the summer?!) we are relishing the

ahead of his production of Ghost Dances at

prospect of some fantastic festivals and

Norwich Theatre Royal which promises to be a

exhibitions that lay ahead.

spectacular show.

In this issue we take a look at the spectacular

As ever we have some great prizes to offer our

Russia Season exhibition coming to the

readers including tickets to see Suddenly Last

Sainsbury Centre, chat to popular Suffolk artist

Summer at Beccles Public Hall and the Live Aid

Stephanie Lambourne and look forward to the

Experience at King’s Lynn Corn Exchange.

Out There International Festival of Circus and

We’re always pleased to hear from anyone who

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has something they’d like to publicise in the

Festival is back with a vengeance in October and

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Theatre Competition

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Live Aid Competition

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17 Paint Out 20 Arts Council: 2018-22

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Artist Profile: Stephanie Lambourne The coastal villages of Suffolk have provided inspiration for artist Stephanie Lambourne. Here she talks about her work ahead of her exhibition at the Southwold Gallery in October...





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The Cat Lovers

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‘For as long as I can remember, I’ve always drawn,’ says artist

ready-primed wood panels which provide a fantastic surface for

Stephanie Lambourne. ‘I was a terrible eater as a child so my

my work. These panels can’t be too big as I work on a fold-up

parents would let me draw at the table as it was the only way

picnic table in my living room. I have to paint every day and I’m

I’d eat.

rarely stuck for ideas. Just a walk around Southwold is enough for

‘Growing up in Sawbridgeworth, Herts, we used to come to Suffolk for extended holidays and spent hours playing on the beaches of Southwold and Aldeburgh. I love the area so we moved up here permanently. After studying fine art at university, I began selling my work - mainly driftwood art - into local galleries in Norfolk and Suffolk. I also decided to train as an art teacher to add another string to my bow. Over time, I’ve given up teaching and now concentrate on my own art full time. My work evolved from driftwood art into paintings on canvas. I began filling sketchbook after sketchbook with observational scenes of buildings, harbours and the coast. As time went on, I started sketching and painting figures too. Nowadays I actually do very little sketching. I work directly onto

me to spot someone with a dog or perhaps a bike that sparks an idea. I always seem able to come up with the next idea for a painting before I’ve finished the one I’m working on. My influences include the Mapp and Lucia books by E.F. Benson which are set in the 1920s and 1930s and other works including The Darling Buds of May and Cider with Rosie. I also admire the work of artists Stanley Spencer, Alfred Wallis and Paula Rego. At present, I am working on a joint exhibition with still life artist Chris Kendrick at the Southwold Gallery which starts on October 20th. I also exhibit at the Bircham Gallery in Holt, Cork Brick Gallery in Bungay, Taplin Gallery in Wodbridge, Snape Maltings and sell greetings cards with Green Pebble. I’m happy to be contacted for commissions through any of these galleries or through direct messaging on Instagram (stephlambourne).




Sept/Oct 2017



The Russia Season

Aarne, Johann Victor (workmaster) Hughes, Alice (photographer) Fabergé (jeweller) Framed photograph of Queen Alexandra c. 1907-1908 Two-colour gold, silver-gilt, guilloché enamel, cabochon rubies,mother-of-pearl, hand coloured photograph 44 x 44 x 27 mm Royal Collection Trust/ © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017

In October 2017, to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution, the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts will stage two major exhibitions contrasting art, life and culture in Russia before and after the Revolution.

Natalia Goncharova (1881-1962) La Forêt [The Forest] c. 1913 Oil on canvas 53.8 x 81 cm Collection: National Galleries of Scotland, purchased 1977 © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2016. Photo: Antonia Reeve



Fabergé Cigarette case c. 1910 Gold gingko leaf, blue enamel and diamond A La Vieille Russie, New York

Fabergé The Basket of Flowers Egg 1901 Silver, parcel gilt, gold, oyster guilloche and blue enamel, diamonds 230 x 100 mm Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017

Fabergé Caesar c. 1908 Chalcedony, gold, enamel, rubies 59 x 84 x 33 mm Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017

The first exhibition, Royal Fabergé, will explore the glittering saga of the world’s greatest artist-jewellers during the decades preceding the First World War. The second, Radical Russia, will show how avant- garde artists – who had scandalised conservative society with outrageous and subversive painting, poetry and theatre – came with revolution to briefly become the State’s officially approved culture. Ultimately both high points of human artistry were to be laid low by horror and terror. The Sainsbury Centre’s Russia Season will be completed by the permanent installation of the dramatic model of Tatlin’s Tower conceived as the most iconic architectural project of the Soviet era, though never built. With an immense impact on subsequent architects and designers, not least the architects of the University of East Anglia, the 10-metre tower will now rise in the sculpture park alongside the Sainsbury Centre. ROYAL FABERGE It has been estimated that between 1884 and 1917, Peter Carl Fabergé directed the production of 200,000

fabulous pieces of jewellery, silverware and miniature objets d’art including his celebrated eggs. After the Bolshevik Revolution most of the jewellery and silver was melted down and the component gems and metals sold abroad for hard currency. Many smaller objects survived because the artistry in them was more valuable than the amounts of precious materials they contained. There’s a special connection between Fabergé and Norfolk. In 1907 Edward VII, on a suggestion from Alice Keppel (the Duchess of Cornwall’s greatgrandmother), commissioned Fabergé to produce portrait sculptures of dogs and horses at Sandringham to please Queen Alexandra. Later the project was extended to other animals on the Royal estate. The best sculptors went to Norfolk to make wax models which were then taken to Russia to be rendered in hardstones, gemstones, gold, silver and platinum. ‘Royal Fabergé’ will reveal how the exquisite creativity of the Fabergé workshops ranged from St Petersburg and the Romanov court to a dairy on Norfolk’s Sandringham Estate, through the patronage of two sisters – Danish

princesses who, as Alexandra and Maria Feodorovna, became queen consorts in Britain and Russia, and who strove to bring their adopted countries together. Fabergé’s London store was the only one outside the Russian Empire. More than 60 Sandringham-linked loans from the Royal Collection – in addition to the magnificent Basket of Flowers Imperial Easter Egg from 1901 – will provide the centrepiece of the exhibition. Featured creatures will include the champion racehorse Persimmon, whose winnings helped fund the Norfolk estate, and Caesar, Edward’s favourite Norfolk terrier. The wider naturalistic genius of Fabergé will be shown with major loans from private and public collections in Britain and America. Over 200 works including vintage films and photographs will illuminate the extraordinary talents of the Fabergé makers – skills used to create glorious enamelled and bejewelled plants set in rock crystal vases as well as the famous Fabergé eggs and other royal gifts. The mastery of making was so complete that some of the techniques cannot be matched today.

Sept/Oct 2017

El Lissitzky Detail from The four fundamental ways of arithmetic (1928) reprint 1976 Screenprint on paper (12x) 25 x 32.5 cm Collection Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Photo: Peter Cox, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Royal Fabergé is curated by guest curator Ian Collins with the Sainsbury Centre and will be accompanied by a new publication Fabergé from St Petersburg to Sandringham which will expand on the exhibition’s themes. RADICAL RUSSIA ‘Radical Russia’ will show how the avantgarde succeeded in transforming Russian art and culture in the 20th century, well before the Revolution of 1917. The exhibition will include paintings, sculpture, books, ceramics, furniture, games, costume and objects relating to everything from theatre to architecture and urban planning, spanning the period 1905 to 1930. Highlights will include suprematist paintings by Malevich, designs by El Lissitzky and Tatlin, and ceramics from a number of countries. Art played a vital part in Russian society during the 19th century, with great writers and painters utilising their works to put important social issues in front of the public. Russia's 'Silver Age' (c. 1890– 1925) promoted the idea of 'art for art's sake' but Russia's artists and writers never lost their affinity for their homeland and for Russian national tradition.



Natalia Dan'ko Pawn from the chess set “Red and Whites” 1922-25 Porcelain, overglaze, gilt Collection of the Latvian National Museum of Art Photo: Aigars Altenbergs

The exhibition will examine how artists such as Natalia Goncharova (1881– 1962) turned to abstract forms, even as she continued to refer to the deeply symbolic Russian landscape in works such as Forest (1913). It will also include Kazimir Malevich's (1878–1935) striking geometrical work, Red Square. Wassily Kandinsky's (1866–1944) Improvisation 19 (1911), Alexandra Exter's (1882– 1949) Still Life (1914) and Mikhail Larionov's (1881–1964) Sketch of a tree (c.1911) will also be on show, displaying the energy and vigour of Russian painting in the dying years of Tsarism.

emblems of red star, hammer and sickle will be on display, along with the extraordinary Reds and Whites chess set (1922) by Natalia Danko (1892– 1942), inspired by the civil war that followed the Revolution. Radical designs for theatre sets and costumes, photomontages showing Lenin juxtaposed with symbols of technological progress and designs intended to educate the Soviet people, such as El Lissitzky's (1890–1941) Four rules of arithmetic (1928), will demonstrate the energy and imagination that Russia's radical artists devoted to the cause of the new Soviet state.

Much of pre-revolutionary radical Russian culture was anarchic and subversive and the exhibition will include some of the startling books published by the avantgarde before 1917. Tango with cows (1914) Vasily Kamenskii's (1884–1961) book of 'ferro-concrete' poetry, is printed on flowered wallpaper, while Alexei Kruchenykh's (1886–1968) Game in Hell (1912) includes a terrifying demonic image by Goncharova on its cover.

‘Radical Russia’ is curated by Peter Waldron and will be accompanied by a new publication Radical Russia: Art, Culture and Revolution. placing the exhibition in its wider cultural context.

Some of the startling ceramic plates produced by the State Porcelain Factory in the early 1920s, with their images of heroic commissars and the Bolshevik

The Exhibition runs from October 14th 2017 – February 11th 2018. Tickets cost £12 / £10.50 concessions. Free for Members and Student Members. For more information visit




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Coastlands: Aldeburgh Gallery Visitors to COASTLANDS will be the first to see the captivating creative results of a six month challenge undertaken by nine artists, working in a range of disciplines, mediums and styles,

From the Model

each interpreting Coast & Land in their own unique Fine Art specialism. The exhibition by co2 artists at Aldeburgh Gallery,

A group of Suffolk artists celebrate twelve years of working

which runs from September 28th-October 4th, includes

together in the life room with an exhibition of drawings, paintings,

seascapes and landscapes in mixed media from Wendy Bailey,

handmade prints and sculpture. The exhibition runs for two

evocative monoprints and paintings from Sheena Clover, Elena

weekends - September 9th/10th and 16th/17th - at Asylum

Fleury-Rojo’s glass sculptures and sculptures, textiles and mixed

Studios, Rendlesham, Suffolk, open 11am - 5pm. This is the sixth

media from Maggie Harling. It also includes landscape and

exhibition they have held together showing work that was

floral paintings from Angela Horner FRSA, work by artist and

produced in the life room or inspired from work that was made

printmaker Karenza Jackson, cartoons and illustrations from

there. Paintings by Sarah Baddon Price, ceramics by Mary Wyatt

Colin McAllister, colourful, bold paintings in acrylic ink by

and wire sculpture by Gerry Spiller are amongst many of the

Francesa Ucci and bright paintings and mosaics by Michele

works to be exhibited. Delia Tournay-Godfrey organises the Life

Webber. During the week of the art show, all nine artists will

Drawing Group which is held fortnightly in Ally Berry’s studio, part

each spend a day at The Aldeburgh Gallery and look forward to

of Asylum Studios. New artists are welcome to join. For more

welcoming you when you visit the exhibition. All artwork, which

information contact Delia on 07790 296158

has been created exclusively for ‘COASTLANDS’ is available for

sale during exhibition week at The Aldeburgh Gallery.

The Art of Revolution 1917-2017 Throughout September, The Undercroft Gallery in Norwich - plus a range of other venues - plays host to the third independent exhibition organised and curated by the Russian artist Gennadiy Ivanov. The exhibition is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik October Revolution and explores its significance and cultural legacy. This will be expressed through industrial art, social art, fine art, music, film, theatre, fashion, performance, design, sex, and political activism. 100 years ago the Socialist Revolution in Russia brought radical approaches in art to the world. History is coloured by artists marking the turning points of epochs for generations to come. Revolutions can be silent, stormy or invisible. When we mention the word revolution we immediately think of the destruction of old orders and beliefs but artists are in the avant garde, leading cultural change and establishing new principles. This is the power of visual art. The Art of Revolution uses art to transform public opinion and to inspire creative action towards social change. The art works will be provocative, and use the power of visual language and revolutionary words to elicit profound reactions. These projects will include hands-on art making, outreach and/or public installation and projects relevant to the educational curriculum.

Sept/Oct 2017

Spirit of the Stour: Plein Air Paint Out Solo Exhibition at Mandells Norwich Rob Pointon has an enviable reputation as a Plein air painter

The idyllic landscape of the Stour Valley and Dedham Vale has inspired painters across the centuries, from its two most

and his work is in high demand with collectors internationally.

famous sons - Sir Alfred Munnings and John Constable - to

Having developed a successful relationship with Mandells

enthusiastic amateurs. Now, artists of all types and abilities

Gallery, Norwich, Rob has a major solo show starting on

are invited to take part in the Munnings Art Museum’s very

October 1st which runs until the end of the month. After being

first painting festival. As its name suggests, the Plein Air

inspired to paint Norwich Cathedral in 2014 when he was

Paint Out competition will take place on the banks of the

touring both UK and European Cathedrals, artist Rob Pointon

River Stour in and around Dedham on Friday September 8th

was captivated by the city of Norwich and has been a regular

and Saturday 9th. Entrants can paint on either one or both

visitor ever since, setting up his easel on the streets. In 2016

days. There will be a prize-giving reception on Sunday 10th,

Rob Pointon was the winner of the prestigious Haworth Prize

with the winner receiving £250 and the runner-up £100. Art

at the NEAC, Mall Galleries, London and in addition, awarded

lovers will also have the opportunity to buy paintings from

a Winsor & Newton Artist Award at the Royal Institute of Oil

the participating artists during a picture sale held in the

Painters Annual Exhibition. This exhibition is an opportunity to

museum grounds of Castle Hill, Dedham. Richard Allen, Sky

see location painting at its very best, offering a wonderful

Arts 2016 Landscape Artist of the Year will also be a very

collection of both local and international work.

special guest. /

New Geographies The East Contemporary Visual Arts Network (ECVAN) is delighted to announce the launch of New Geographies, a three-year Arts Council England-funded project that invites members of the public to nominate locations for 10 major site-specific visual arts commissions across the East of England. ECVAN is seeking ‘overlooked or unexpected places’ in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. Nominations submitted thus far include the Petrified Forest of Mundon, Essex; the Concrete Pyramid on Great Yarmouth’s coast; The Chapel of St Peter-On-The-Wall in Bradwell-on-Sea; the abandoned Tesco site in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire; and Pontins Holiday Park, Hemsby. Nominations can be submitted via the website until 22nd October 2017. Following further consultation, ten leading UK and international artists will be commissioned, with the result announcement made in January 2018. The commissions will be unveiled in Summer 2018, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019, Summer 2019 and Autumn 2019.





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Painting the Great Outdoors Paint Out Wells (15-17th Sept) and Paint Out

The Wells-next-the-Sea event boasts a stunning

Paint out Norwich, with around 40

Norwich ( 14-18th October) are set to return

backdrop for up to 25 artists to capture the

artists, provides an event with multiple facets to

this autumn providing the region with two

light at sunrise on the beach, the boats in the

it. A day of workshops (Oct 14th) for budding

dazzling events that provide a platform for

harbour, or the flint-encrusted houses of the

artists of all ages and levels of experience will

outdoor painters to display their skills,

town itself. Morning and afternoon sessions

be followed by a public paint out for all on

collectors to discover emerging talent, and for

over the weekend provide ample opportunity to

Sunday 15th. The main event 16th and 17th

the casual observer and art enthusiast to

see the artists at work and a rolling exhibition

October will include artists painting the city’s

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experience ‘live’ art in the making. Now in their third and fourth year respectively, both of these Norfolk-based events have some of the top practitioners of outdoor painting competing for awards judged by eminent art world experts.

as it comes in off the easels. With the Pirate

esteemed painter John Wonnacott, and a 10-

Festival taking place the same weekend, expect

day exhibition in the Cathedral Hostry.

a swashbuckling and carnivalesque atmosphere.



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Great art and culture for more people, in more p By Darren Henley

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There have been a great number of special

will be able to offer many more people the

moments since I joined the Arts Council – ranging

opportunity to engage with great arts and culture

from being a volunteer at Hull’s City of Culture to

right on their door step, something that is really

speaking at the launch of a new cultural strategy

important to the Arts Council.

for Norfolk and Suffolk – but I think my defining moment so far culminated on June 27th this year,

Alongside Norfolk Museums Service and


Cambridge University Museums, we will also

culture over four years – of which more than £167million will support 103 arts and cultural organisations across the East and South East of England. Twenty nine of those organisations are based in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire (inc. Peterborough) and will collectively benefit from £51million of investment to support their great

welcome the National Horseracing Museum, Museum of East Anglian Life and Colchester and Ipswich Museums to the National Portfolio in the East. All of them provide a wonderful opportunity for people to engage with our cultural history – from our agricultural heritage and horseracing and sporting history, through to ancient Egyptian relics and roller skates from the 1920s!


Great arts

As Chief Executive of the national body responsible

Arts organisations joining the National Portfolio for

for championing and developing art and culture in

the first time include Norwich’s curious directive,

England, this has been a really exciting time for me

whose productions bring together art and science,

and I’m delighted that, through this investment,

and Russell Maliphant, whose range of dance

we’re building on the outstanding cultural strength

influences include hip-hop and capoeira. And we’re

and depth of these counties. Across Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire we’ve been able to bring in new and exciting organisations, whilst continuing to support some of the outstanding work of cultural organisations that we’ve already been working with through our current National Portfolio. But most importantly we believe that our investment will support more

very pleased to continue our support for many outstanding arts organisations across the East, including New Wolsey Theatre, Writers’ Centre Norwich, Seachange Arts, Cambridge Junction, Snape Maltings and many more that sadly I don’t have space to mention – but you can find a full list of every organisation on our website:

organisations to reach more people in more places

We know that participation in arts and culture has

than ever before.

many benefits; bringing fulfilment and happiness,

One of the biggest changes we made for our 201822 National Portfolio was the opportunity for libraries and museums to apply for funding; and it is wonderful to see so many successful examples of this across Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. Libraries Of the seven library organisations to join the

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when we announced our 2018-22 National

It will see us invest £1.6billion in England’s arts and


supporting our health and wellbeing, contributing to our local and national economy and our sense of pride in where we live. And it can also help overcome division in our society, something that was recently reinforced by new research released by University of Kent (

National Portfolio, two are based in the East of

I hope that you all have the opportunity to

England: Suffolk Libraries and Cambridgeshire

experience some of the inspirational, exciting,

Libraries. Libraries are wonderful places that reach

unusual and thought-provoking work that our

into the heart of our rural communities. With the

National Portfolio organisations have in store for us

support of our investment these community hubs

over 2018-22.




Coffee & aChat Renowned choreographer Christopher Bruce is bringing his iconic Ghost Dances to Norwich Theatre Royal in October, performed by the Rambert Dance Company. Here Sarah Crompton discusses his inspiration and passion for this famous work‌

Photo: Jane Hobson

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‘I don’t make dances to make a statement,’ says the choreographer Christopher Bruce. ‘I want to make good, well-crafted dance works and if it manages to say something, that’s wonderful. That’s the icing on the cake.’ He is talking about Ghost Dances, one of his most famous pieces, choreographed in 1981 and rarely out of the repertory for the next 20 years. Now he is reviving it, after a short break, and hopes that it will speak just as strongly to a new generation. The Rambert Dance Company brings Ghost Dances - plus two new stunning new pieces - to Norwich Theatre Royal on October 19th-20th. Iconic Ghost Dances was inspired by a letter he received from the human rights activist Joan Jara, whose husband Victor, a Chilean singer, poet and theatre director had been tortured and killed in the Pinochet coup which seized power in Chile in 1973. Danced to the traditional folk music, it uses Day of the Dead images – the skeleton exposed on the front of the body – to suggest the ferocious oppression that led to thousands of people being murdered across South America at the time. It had an enormous impact when it was first staged. No one had seen anything like it and its message – that death comes, but people rise up again and again – was powerful and moving. ‘I say to the dancers as I revive it now, you are constantly dashed to the floor, but you keep rising, you go on,’ says Bruce. ‘There is a kind of defiance and pride there. You have seen it on the streets all over the world. People are incredibly courageous in these situations, they bounce back and in the end these regimes will tumble.’ It is this that makes him feel the piece has relevance today. ‘I think it is

pertinent to any situation where human rights are being violated,’ he says. ‘It doesn’t have to be South America. It can be Central America, the Middle East, wherever. It is relevant to a lot of situations. The great strength of dance is its ambiguity. You’re not dealing with words but with movement and the audience can read that on different levels. One piece can mean different things to different people.’

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Now 71, Bruce holds a unique position in British dance. As a dancer and then a choreographer with Rambert from the late 1960s to the mid-1980s, he was encouraged by the company’s founder Dame Marie Rambert, who had worked with Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. Although ballet trained, he was also strongly influenced by the technique of Martha Graham, where movement has an earthy, grounded quality. His dance origins therefore go back to pioneers in both classical and contemporary dance. ‘I am very grateful for my career developing in the mid to late 20th century,’ he says. ‘My work was underpinned by tradition and solid classical and modern dance training.’ In building his own career – he was artistic director of Rambert from 1994-2002 and has also choreographed for dance companies around the world – Bruce has


combined strongly theatrical impulses seen in works such as Cruel Garden and Ghost Dances, with more abstract pieces such as the enormously popular Rooster, set to the music of the Rolling Stones. ‘Not all my dances are thematic,’ he says. ‘But what I would say is that I have to have a good reason for making the dance.’ With Ghost Dances, the combination of talking to Joan Jara – and reading her book An Unfinished Song – with his interest in the music of the region meant he had found “a story I wanted to tell.” Once he had completed his research, imagination took over. ‘In the studio, you put your research away and work with your instinct, marrying it with a craft you have developed in order to turn all your ideas into a piece of dance theatre. I made Ghost Dances very simple in structure and gave it a naïve style, because I thought the simpler it was, the more effective it could be. But you never know you’ve got it right until you actually see it on stage and see if it works for an audience.’ From the moment it was first seen, Ghost Dances worked – and it has gone on inspiring audiences in all its subsequent revivals. How does Bruce feel when he looks back at his creations now? ‘I’m often a little surprised by what I have made,’ he says, smiling. ‘I have always tended to be self-critical, always questioning the work. But one thing that does satisfy me is that I feel I developed a unique voice. My own signature. That pleases me.’

For tickets to see Rambert at Norwich Theatre Royal on October 19th & 20th (Eves 7.30pm, Fri matinee 1.30pm), call 01603 630000 or see




Open Space Theatre Company presents:

Suddenly Last Summer by Tennessee Williams

Friday 10 November 7.30pm (doors open 7pm) Beccles Public Hall & Theatre, Smallgate, Beccles. Tickets £11 and £9 (concessions) Box Office 01502 770060

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Roll Up, Roll Up! In September, Great Yarmouth comes alive with a mesmerising array of spectacular acts courtesy of the Out There International Festival of Circus and Street Arts.





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Battle Donkey-Kong, discover space from a garden shed, or gasp at edgeof-the seat circus spectaculars. Great Yarmouth’s Out There International Festival of Circus and Street Arts celebrates its tenth year on the weekend of September 16th-17th. Almost entirely free, it boasts an amazing international programme of the very best in contemporary circus, weird and wonderful street performance, and outdoor dance, music and theatre. Producers Seachange Arts have established Out There as one of the UK’s leading outdoor arts festivals with an international reputation and an enviable line-up of world-class acts flocking to the town each year. Around 50,000 people, from all over the

country, make their way to the town to sample the delights of this festival that successfully blends family fun and a sometimes anarchic, edgy attitude. ‘Out There describes where we are… perched on the edge of the east coast, closer to the continent than the capital,’ explains Joe Mackintosh, Artistic Director of the festival. ‘It also describes our approach to programming. We strive to find work that is weird, wonderful and unusual, ensuring audiences leave seeing something they have never seen before.’ The festival features eight UK premieres this year. Amongst them are France’s Compagnie 2.1 who bring Un

Petit Air De Cabaret – a rock ’n’ roll comedy show which twists classic circus on its head (see p25) and Switzerland’s Jessica Arpin, who’ll be performing Kalabazi - a seductive cycling circus show which has been seen in 24 countries but makes its UK debut in Great Yarmouth. Portugal’s Dulce Duca are also UK first-timers with a juggling show that effortlessly blends physical theatre, spectacle and dance to create an amazing piece of dreamlike circus. New work is always to the fore at Out There and, alongside all the international acts, some of the UK’s leading street arts companies bring new shows to the festival this year. Avant Garde Dance Company present

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a playful outdoor dance piece based on our customs around food and dining. Theatre for One provides delightful tiny tales of discovery in intimate little street theatre vignettes and Rear View sees a double decker bus converted into a mobile auditorium for a piece of delightful street theatre that roves across the town. The festival is also ramping up Great Yarmouth’s own productive output and this year features two shows from companies based in the town. Dizzy O’Dare’s Baba Yaga’s House takes a traditional Slavic fairy-tale about a wicked witch and turns it into a roving street theatre performance that blends just the right amount of delights and scares.

‘Out There celebrates place,’ says Joe. ‘There’s an independent spirit here, a patchwork of diverse communities and a rich circus heritage. We combine that with a contemporary approach and blend it all up with some good old fashioned seaside silliness.’ There’s a sense of that seaside silliness in another Great Yarmouth creation, Matthew Harrison’s Actual Reality Arcade. Firmly rooted in Great Yarmouth popular seaside culture, it takes classic arcade games like Pac-man and Donkey Kong, and re-imagines them as outdoor interactive games, allowing you to pilot spaceships, dodge barrels and become a real-life Space Invader. The Saturday night programme is the traditional highlight of the festival. This

year it features a charming and spectacular collaboration between UK’s Worldbeaters, a stunning percussion troupe, and Germany’s Dundu, one of the world’s leaders in large-scale puppetry. The show, Sense of Unity, has been commissioned by Coasters, a Seachange-led nationwide partnership of coastal arts festivals. Saturday night also features another UK premiere by Barcelona based Vavel Circus. The all-female troupe perform Garbuix at Seachange’s Drill House. An effervescent family show, featuring endless physical and linguistic tricks.

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Theatre & Film

Noel Coward Classic comes to Bury From September 12th-16th, Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds plays host to the London Classic Theatre’s

Award-winning comedy in Bungay

major new touring production of Noel Coward’s sparkling

Sitting Room Productions present gloriously silly comedy The

comedy Private Lives. 1930. The South of France. Two

Game’s a Foot, Try the Fish and The Man with the Twisted Hip at

newly-married couples occupy adjoining honeymoon

the Fisher Theatre, Bungay on October 13th. The Game’s a Foot,

suites in the same hotel. As a distant orchestra plays,

Try The Fish is the introduction to our hero, Charlie Montague.

Sibyl gazes adoringly at charismatic husband Elyot, while

Inspired by the Hippodrome’s latest mystery play, rakish aristocrat

Victor admires his new wife, the vivacious and

Charlie takes out an advert offering his services as a consulting

sophisticated Amanda.

detective and, one breakfast later, finds himself on his first case.

Champagne flows and the sea shimmers in the

What follows sees the gloriously inept love child of Agatha

moonlight as the newlyweds prepare for the evening

Christie and PG Wodehouse determined to prevent a murder. The

ahead. But when Amanda overhears a familiar voice

chap dies. The Man with the Twisted Hip sees Charlie (not put off

singing a forgotten song, an old spark reignites, with

in the slightest by the ups and downs of his first case) accept an

spectacular consequences. Full of razor-sharp wit and

invitation to the opening of a new art exhibition where he is

quick-fire dialogue, Private Lives is Noël Coward’s most

presented with the double-threat of murder and modern art. He is

popular and enduring stage comedy.

equally baffled by both.

Experiencing Great Art Exhibition on Screen, the pioneer of gallery and museum films for the cinema, is releasing three brand new feature films for its fifth season. Offering access to the world’s greatest institutions and leading international art experts, each film is a cinematic journey into the personal and creative lives of history’s best-loved artists. The films will be screened across the country with several screenings in the East including ones in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire; offering viewers the chance to remotely experience exhibitions they might not otherwise be able to attend. The season begins with Canaletto & the Art of Venice (released September 26th 2017), which follows the journey of the world's largest Canaletto collection from the waterways of Venice to the royal residences of England. This will be followed by David Hockney at The Royal Academy of Arts (released November 21st 2017), a celebration of Britain's best-loved living artist, featuring never-before-seen interviews discussing his late work. The season will conclude in January 2018 with Cézanne - Portraits of a Life (released January 23rd 2018), which explores the portraiture of the “father of modern art” in order to reveal his inner

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Suddenly Last Summer

Enjoy one of Tennessee Williams’ most poetic works in Beccles this Autumn This November, Open Space Theatre Company presents Suddenly Last Summer, by Tennessee Williams at Beccles Public Hall & Theatre.

Something Unspoken. Suddenly, Last Summer is considered one of Williams’ starkest and most poetic works. It was made into a film in 1959, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and produced by Sam Spiegel from a screenplay by Gore Vidal with cinematography by Jack

Catherine Holly is institutionalised for what is

Hildyard and production design by Oliver

claimed to be a severe emotional disturbance

Messel.The film stars Elizabeth Taylor,

resulting from her witnessing the death of her

Katharine Hepburn, and Montgomery Clift. An

cousin, Sebastian Venable, while they were on

acclaimed 1993 television adaption starred

summer holiday.The late Sebastian's wealthy

Maggie Smith, Natasha Richardson and

mother, Violet Venable, makes every effort to

Richard E. Grant.

deny and suppress the potentially sordid truth about her son and his demise.


Suddenly Last Summer is on November 10th at 7.30pm.Tickets £11 and £9 (concessions)

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Wednesday 11th October 2pm Live broadcast by the Royal Shakespeare Company

Broadcast Live from London’s Royal Festival Hall, join us for a celebration of one of the world’s greatest writers as he shares the secrets behind the creation of his most beloved character, George Smiley. In a rare public appearance and one-off event, the author reads from his new novel, A Legacy of Spies. With a unique question and answer session. Runtime: 2 hours Tickets £12.50 | Student £10.00 (ID Req)

Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier, but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to political power, but he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness. Runtime: TBC Tickets £12.50 |Student £10.00 (ID Req) Quote: ARTSeast Code: Shakespeare £10

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Canaletto & the Art of Venice Sunday 1st October 3pm Broadcast film from Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Monday 23rd October 7.15 Live broadcast from the Royal Opera House

From one of the world’s largest art collections comes the remarkable story of Canaletto.. Runtime: 1 hour 25 minutes Tickets £12.50 | Student £10 (ID Req)

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole in Christopher Wheeldon’s exuberant ballet, inspired by Lewis Carroll’s much-loved book. Performed by the Royal Ballet. Runtime 2 hours 50 minutes incl 2 intervals Tickets £15 | Student £12.50 (ID req)

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Inspiring Females of the Arts

Small is Beautiful at Hethersett Old Hall School

On Monday October 16th, Norwich High School for Girls will host

Hethersett Old Hall School is a successful, family-centred

Inspiring Females of the Arts, a fantastic LIVE Radio broadcast

school with high academic and pastoral standards, small

profiling six inspirational speakers covering all aspects of the arts

class sizes and inspirational teaching. Well-equipped,

including media, theatre, fashion, charity, music and education. In

spacious, bespoke studios give pupils wishing to gain art or

partnership with the Hostry Festival and BBC Radio Norfolk, this is

textiles qualifications at HOHS the perfect environment to

the first Inspiring Females event which is open to the general public

develop their creativity to the highest potential. Individual

as well as over 200 girls from local schools, and will form part of a

tuition and support from talented and enthusiastic teachers

new 2017-18 programme designed to Inspire, Educate and

has ensured that every pupil for the last ten years has

Empower young women across Norfolk. To find about the Inspiring

achieved her first choice university place. Performing Arts

Females programme visit or contact

also flourishes under the inspirational tuition of the

Norwich High School for Girls:

school's Director of Drama. The annual senior school productions, performed at Norwich's wonderful Puppet

t: 01603 453 265

Theatre, are always very well received.


Royal Opening of Gresham’s New Music School Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal flew in to Gresham’s by helicopter earlier this month to officially open their new music school, the Britten Building and to hand out prizes to pupils at the annual Speech Day celebration. Her Royal Highness was met by an excited group of Pre-Prep and Prep pupils who were eagerly waving Union Jack flags as she made her way to the School’s Memorial Chapel to enjoy a service for Upper Sixth leavers and their parents. To commemorate the opening of the Britten Building, The Princess Royal planted a tree outside and after a tour of the building and time spent chatting to donors and school governors, she unveiled a plaque in the building’s foyer. Speeches took place in the School’s beautiful Theatre in the Woods, attended by pupils, parents, governors and staff.  Head of School, Zara Raslan and Deputy Head of School, George Jefford both gave speeches and closed them with a wonderful musical performance.





Music News Cambridge ‘Concerts of the Unexpected’ Cambridge Music Festival, the annual boutique classical festival, brings an explosion of sound to the city this November with some of the best classical musicians in the

Raynham Recitals Raynham Hall is a hidden gem tucked away in the heart of

world - and this year’s programme

the North Norfolk countryside and home to the Townshend

is packed with novelty and surprise.

family for the past 400 years. The introduction of recitals at

Festival Director since 2012, Justin Lee, has arranged “concerts of the unexpected”, many of which

Raynham was inspired by Lady Townshend’s personal passion for classical music. On September 23rd at 6.30pm

challenge our traditional expectations, as well as being “..of such

Pater Filiusque celebrates the life of Alfred Deller who

high quality I honestly believe they would convert anyone to

brought back to popularity both the countertenor voice and

classical music.” They include the first Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic

repertoire. Michael Chance and his son Sasha Chance with

orchestra performing in King’s Chapel, a much-loved piece of

Maggie Cole on harpsichord, a cello and two recorders. An

Mozart that can be rarely performed due to its weird and wonderful

opportunity to hear one of the best and most celebrated

combination of instruments, the harpsichord as you have never

countertenors in the world with his son, a rising star in his

heard it before (guaranteed!) played by the global superstar of the

own right who performs with The Gesualdo Six accompanied

keyboard, Mahan Esfahani. The Festival also has global themes,

by the incomparable Maggie Cole playing The Dragon

taking you to Venice by way of Ghana and Senegal. And it features

Harpsichord of Raynham. On September 24th at 3.30pm

the very best of young, up-coming talent, including two very special

internationally acclaimed concert and recording artist Jacob

Rush Hour concerts showcasing BBC New Generation artists. The

Cordover will perform a recital celebrating the evocative,

overall highlight will be virtuoso violinist and Festival favourite

dynamic and passionate works for the Spanish guitar,

Joshua Bell who returns after a sell-out concert in 2015.

featuring the Spanish and Latin American classics that first

captivated the world.

Visions of Vienna The men and boys choir of St Nicholas North Walsham, the last amateur men and boys choir in Norfolk, presents an exciting and varied programme of music entitled Visions of Vienna, with a first half built around two of the pillars of classical music, Franz Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and then a second half featuring compositions across the breadth of English composition over the centuries - guaranteed to be something for all tastes whether a fan of classical music, choral singing or experiencing it for one the first times. The ‘Little organ mass’ by Joseph Haydn is particularly renowned for it’s beautiful ‘Benedictus’ solo which is normally sung by a solo soprano but in this concert will be sung by the boys line en-masse adding a delicate beauty to it. The concert is accompanied by Matthew Bond and directed once again by David Ballard who has now been Director of Music at St Nicholas since 2012, and currently oversees the choir of 18 boys and 14 men. Admission is £7 for adults, and under 16’s are free. Refreshments will be available, and all proceeds from the concert go towards funding the choir’s future activities.

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YolanDa Brown at Norwich Arts Centre On October 2nd, Norwich Arts Centre plays host to British

William Alwyn Festival: Jamie Walton

musician YolanDa Brown. For some, mastery of a musical instrument and a hit album would be satisfaction enough.

Noted for his deep, rounded sound with purity of tone

Not for YolanDa Brown. This British musician, who’s

and unsentimental style, cellist Jamie Walton has

garnered praise for her singular mix of jazz, soul and

developed an established reputation for his engaging,

reggae, is fascinated by all manner of pursuits. It seems

imaginative performances and uncompromising

whatever she puts her hand to… she excels in. YolanDa’s

musicality. A powerfully versatile musician and

debut album “April Showers May Flowers” was No1 on the

somewhat of a maverick, Jamie combines a career in

iTunes and Amazon Jazz charts. She has toured with The

both chamber and solo capacities, appearing throughout

Temptations, Diana Krall, Courtney Pine and Billy Ocean

much of Europe, USA, New Zealand, Scandinavia,

and collaborated with artists such as Mica Paris, Lemar,

Canada, Australia and the UK . Jamie is a member of the

Matt Cardle, Reggae Legend Bob Marley’s son Julian

Worshipful Company of Musicians and was elected to

Marley and as part of Jools Holland’s Rhythm & Blues

the Freedom of the City of London, his former home.

Orchestra. 2016 saw her play her biggest ever nationwide

Jamie is playing with the Royal Philharmonic Concert

UK tour ‘Reggae Love Songs”, performing at her first BBC

Orchestra at the Snape Maltings Concert Hall on October

Proms at the Royal Albert Hall and headlining at the

11th as part of the William Alwyn Festival.

Barbican for the London Jazz Festival.

Dementia-Friendly Norfolk Workshops ‘Our Day Out’ is a fortnightly dementia-friendly workshop project offering a wide range of free activities to engage older people across the Norfolk area. Delivered by professionally trained arts practitioners, musicians and dancers, the project is run by arts and community development charity Creative Arts East, with special funding from Spirit of 2012. The sessions welcome all older people, and are also supportive of those living with early to mid-stage dementia (and their carers), as well as older people living with long-term health conditions, or those who feel isolated within their community. The ‘Our Day Out’ groups are based in Attleborough, Watton, Dereham, Thetford, North Walsham and Wells. So far in 2017, the groups have been enjoying making music by combining electronic and acoustic instruments with Paul and Les, as well as creating uplifting songs and lyrics to some fantastic beats with Joe and Carl.





The Live Aid Experience Competition

Immerse yourself in an all new production at

best way possible to the legends that

King’s Lynn Corn Exchange on November

changed the world.

23rd, celebrating the works of so many artists coming together in the UK & USA in the


ultimate charity concert that stood the test of time.The show, performed by a full live rock

Total Productions has also teamed up with Help For Heroes, for every tour date around the UK.They will be organising a collection at every venue and passing the money onto this

ARTSeast has teamed up with Total Productions to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to The Live Aid Experience on November 23rd at King’s Lynn Corn Exchange.

band and incredible singers, pays homage to

To enter, simply email your name, address and telephone number to

Dire Straits, Status Quo, David Bowie, Queen,

offers with each venue offering a Blue Light

The Beach Boys, Madonna, Spandau Ballet

Card Holder Offer.

Closing date: October 23rd, usual terms and conditions apply.

the greatest performers and greatest songs from this historical event. With music from artists such as Elton John,

and so many more.You won't be able to resist singing your heart out and dancing in the aisles.You won’t see a bad wig here, this isn’t a tribute act.. this is simply paying tribute, the

brilliant charity. Each of the cast of The Live Aid Experience have family or friends within the Forces and Armed Services and this was their way of giving back, along with selected ticket

The Live Aid Experience is on November 23rd. For more information or to book tickets go to

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What’s On News North Suffolk’s Favourite Festival The ever popular Halesworth Arts Festival returns to the Suffolk town from October 7th22nd, offering the chance to see top quality artists in small, intimate settings. This

Dive into the Ocean Film Festival World Tour This Autumn! The Ocean Film Festival World Tour is returning to the UK this

year’s line-up includes

autumn, bringing an evening of inspirational and jaw-

an eclectic mix of

dropping ocean films to almost 30 venues across Britain and

events from jazz legends The Big Chris Barber Band, folk genius

Northern Ireland in September and October. The event, which

Chris Wood, the dynamic British chamber ensemble Heath

originates in Australia, features a brand-new selection of the

Quartet and world renowned pianist Noriko Ogawa to an

world’s best ocean-themed short films, with action and spell-

afternoon lecture on Edward Seago, grammy-nominated

binding footage from both above and below the water’s

vocalist Stacey Kent and the Celtic folk band Dodo Street Band.

surface. The 2017 film programme sees intrepid freedivers

Add in the finals of the Suffolk Young Poets Competition, a

explore haunting shipwrecks, nomadic sailors face the icy

moving performance from the Halesworth Community Choir, a

waters of Antarctica, and features awe-inspiring marine life

fantastic chance to see the Pasadena Roof Orchestra and the

such as humpback wales and the endangered Giant Pacific

opportunity to see feminist author Kathy Lette’s new show, Girls’

Mantaray. The tour takes in the Cambridge Corn Exchange on

Night Out and you have all the ingredients needed for a

October 6th and the UEA in Norwich on October 7th. Tickets

fantastic festival.

are on sale now.

Munnings Exhibition at Palace House, Newmarket The National Heritage Centre at Palace House in Newmarket has partnered with The Munnings Art Museum, in Dedham, Essex, to present this extraordinary new exhibition of racing scenes by Sir Alfred Munnings. The exhibition reveals the impact of Newmarket, Epsom and other well-known courses, horses and owners on one of Britain’s greatest equestrian artists and runs until April 8th 2018. Sir Alfred Munnings had the ability to ‘sculpt’ the figure of a horse in paint and ‘Painting Winners’ explores the techniques he developed to do this through his drawings and sketchbooks, painted studies and completed canvases.The exhibition also exposes, through Munnings’ own writing, the angst of ‘the tortured artist’ in trying to achieve the true likeness of a thoroughbred horse to be scrutinised by patrons and horse lovers




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Norwich’s Autumn Festival of the Arts After the resounding success of 2016,The

who can be seen throughout our city by

tribute to Julian of Norwich which was first

Hostry Festival, Norwich is back for a

following a special new arts trail. The trail is

performed at Norwich Cathedral earlier this

seventh time from October 15th-29th

suitable for the whole family to enjoy over

year. Helen McDermott and Desmond Barrit

offering a two-week celebration of the arts. As part of the festival, the Norfolk Arts Awards take place on October 20th, showcasing the

two days, with a gala viewing of all the results

present their delicious new musical revue

and an exhibition for the full duration of the

Curtain Up. Xenia Horne and Norfolk Music Hub curate a concert of emerging talent


best our region has to offer across a wide

The Festival’s main theatre show is a revival

and varied selection of the arts including,

of a long lost classic, not seen in Norfolk for

showcasing young classical musicians from across the county in the company of guest of honour and concert patron Julian Lloyd

among others, theatre, visual arts, writing,

70 years, and without doubt one of the most

broadcasting, music and education. Get

highly charged French love stories ever told -

involved by nominating your favourite

The Eagle has Two Heads by Jean Cocteau.

BBC Radio Norfolk present the Festival

candidate for the EDP People’s Choice

This truly magnificent romantic melodrama

Special show, LIVE from the Hostry Building

will be performed in the round and boasts an

and the Inspiring Females In The Arts debate,

Award. Total Ensemble Theatre Company was part of

LIVE from Norwich High School for Girls.

outstanding cast of actors plus live music.

Anyone interested in making a career in the

the opening of Norfolk and Norwich Festival

Other festival highlights include Oscar

2017, with a specially commissioned piece

winning actress and new festival patron,

entitled It’s A Wonderful Moon George,

Hayley Mills In Conversation, profiling her

performed outside the Forum. On October

hugely successful career in film. Mustard TV’s

21st you will have a chance to see this truly

Never Too Late! returns with a thoroughly

unique display of inclusive Movement

entertaining profile of people in retirement

Theatre as well as a taster of their full scale

age trying something they’ve never done

production in development for 2018. James Colman’s Paint Out Norwich, taking place over five days and nights, is set to produce stunning Plein Air artwork, all produced in three hour periods from artists

Total Ensemble Theatre Company

arts will have a rare chance to hear Spotlight’s John Colclough In Conversation. as guest speaker for the first time. the new original songs from festival favourite Hayley Moyses and Friends (with guest

before. For the first time, Stuff Of Dreams

Collins MBE, founders of Chickenshed

They also welcome historian Dr David Starkey To conclude the programme, they celebrate

Theatre Company perform their newly written play Anglian Mist. Mary Ward MBE & Jo


appearances from London Street singers Felix Simpson and Bill Downs).

Theatre Company present their special

Hayley Mills



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Photo: Vince Cable 2015

from November 9th-12th.

Carpe Diem offering inspiration for anyone prepared to face the challenge Sir Vince Cable

talks about surviving

Jenny Uglow

of a meaningful life.

Winter days can begin with the sun

captivity; Vince Cable is supposed to be

disappeared, David Owen examines life after

talking about writing novels but he is likely to

Brexit and Rosamund Young divulges the

shimmering over the wild North Sea and

secret life of cows.

finish in a Suffolk pub beside a crackling fire

be tempted to talk about being the leader of the Lib Dem Party, Andrew Wilson will speak about the time when Agatha Christie

discussing the invigorating events of the day.

Sept/Oct 2017



Literary Gems in Lavenham Lavenham Literary Festival has become a firm

Sunday’s concluding session. The programme

favourite among its many regular supporters

also includes a panel of Churchill

and has earned an enviable reputation for

biographers, led by Andrew Lownie; Charles

providing a welcoming and friendly

Abel-Smith (From Eton to Ypres); Daisy Hay

atmosphere for speakers and audiences alike.

(Mr & Mrs Disraeli); Sophie Hannah along with her author- mother, Adele Geras; and

The event on November 17th-19th boasts

Greg Votolato (The Golden Age of Ocean

another impressive line-up, including the


return of firm favourites Tracy Borman, Clare

The popularity of the event has led the

Mulley and Tracy Chevalier - all with newly released books - as well as many other top

Committee to increase its size to ten sessions,

authors appearing at Lavenham for the

most of which will be held in Lavenham’s

first time.

impressive Village Hall. The event also boasts an anticipated sell-out Festival Dinner, with

Radio 4’s Saturday Live programme is well

speaker Simon Barnes and an all-day creative

represented with the popular JP Devlin

writing course run by the highly rated Bridget

introducing bestselling author Erica James

Holding of Wild Words.

and the Reverend Richard Coles speaking in Tracy Chevalier

Lavenham Literary Festival 17-19 November 2017 NOW BOOKING! FRIDAY Charles Abel-Smith

SATURDAY Clare Mulley Daisy Hay Sophie Hannah & Adele Geras Greg Votolato Tracy Chevalier Tracy Borman Wild Words – Creative Writing

SUNDAY Erica James Churchill Biographers e Reverend Richard Coles

More details at – or write to LLF, 10 e Glebe, Lavenham CO10 9SN to request a brochure. Booking at eatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds 01284 769505

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