Calendar of Events
Enjoy crisp winter walks, long lunches and the best location in Suffolk.
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Our opening times during
the festive period are:
Christmas eve – 10-4pm
Christmas day – closed
Boxing day – closed
New years eve – 10-5pm
New years day – 10-5pm
Fresh bread from Pump Street Bakery will be available:
Monday 23 December – open
Tuesday 24 December – open
Wednesday 25 December – closed
Thursday 26 December – closed
Friday 27 December – closed
Saturday 28 December – open
Sunday 29 December – open
Monday 30 December – open
Tuesday 31 December – open
Wednesday 1 January – closed
Thursday 2 January – closed
Friday 3 January onwards – open
Three local artists have joined together for the first time to exhibit their work. Landscape photographers Peter Bultz and Jeremy Hennell James together with wildlife artist Carol Cresswell.
Carol produces remarkable and detailed wildlife paintings, usually large predators, and more often than not, the big cats. Working in a variety of mediums, (her favourites are acrylics and pastel), she achieves a wonderful combination of lifelike realism and artistic interpretation. One of Carol’s major achievements was a portrait of a different kind of star. She was commissioned to paint the pianist Liberace. The portrait was one of Liberace’s favourites and hung in the entertainer’s Palm Springs home until his death in 1987. It is now on permanent display in the Liberace Museum in Las Vegas. More recently her animal work has predominated and she has exhibited at The Wildlife Art Society’s annual exhibitions at the Westminster Gallery in London, at the Wildscreen Festival in Bristol, and regularly at exhibitions throughout East Anglia.
Peter and Jeremy will be exhibiting pieces from their extensive portfolios of Suffolk landscape photographs. Notable will be work from their recent field trip with the RSPB to Havergate Island. Additionally they will be exhibiting examples of various Suffolk landmarks including Southwold Pier, Aldeburgh Scallop and Snape Maltings.
As this exhibition is during the week before Christmas, it is an ideal opportunity to purchase some last minute presents for friends and family.
Come and enjoy one of Suffolk’s finest food markets, a wonderful array of fresh produce and delicious artisan products all under one roof.
Scotch Egg tasting this Saturday 21st December in the Pantry between 11 and 2.
Suffolk food artisans Evans & Thompson will be offering tastings of their glorious Scotch Eggs, a slightly runny yolk in a free range egg, wrapped in melt-in-the-mouth pork, in a crunchy crumb and in flavours including Chilli & Fennel, Classic Haggis, Apricot, Heavenly Veggie and for Christmas, Turkey & Cranberry.
Come to the Food Hall this Saturday for a tasting of McLaren’s delicious Christmas puddings.
Sandra McLaren has created a light, fruity, Brandy &Guinness – soaked taste sensation which is sure to induce the family’mmm’s this Chrsitmas.
A luxury Christmas pudding, a traditional & inspired recipe incorporating the rich flavours of only the best ingredients.
Gluten from wheat dairy, egg, nuts (almonds)
Suitable for Vegetarians
No artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
The Workshop is pleased to host many Exhibitions by Chris and Jean Berry. From the beach to your home.
Chris and Jean Berry, of Driftwood Sculptures – Nature Reborn are based in Reydon, Southwold.
“The business came about by chance, as throughout our lives we have always held a deep love for nature, particularly enjoyed foraging for manageable pieces of driftwood, and enjoyed as a hobby crafting interesting shapes for our personal enjoyment, generally for the garden. We founded our new company, Driftwood Sculptures – Nature Reborn in 2012, and have just completed our third commission sculpture.”
“We were finding sourcing good quality hardwood driftwood from local beaches very difficult, as the good hardwood pieces were much too large to move without the aid of a crane and chainsaw, (we’re getting too old for all that) so we started searching for alternative sources.”
“Our unique Driftwood hardwoods are now ethically sourced from storm beaches around of the world, mainly from the South West Pacific, from which we carefully select individual pieces for their interesting shapes and grained timbers which are then crafted into Sculptures by us for the home interior, and also the garden.”
“All of our Driftwood Sculptures are finished with oils and wax to revitalize the wood, which regenerates and enhances the natural graining of each piece which is totally unique, can never be copied, which gives a lovely feeling to own and enjoy something that no one else has, making heirlooms for the future.”
“We will also undertake Commissioned Sculptured Centre pieces for the home, as well as oil-finished pieces the garden, and courtyard displays, manageable pieces up to 3 metres maximum height.”
We look forward to welcoming back the Barley Brigg Dancers to Snape Maltings to perform their traditional New Year’s Day dance.
Their performance will start at 11.30am between the Plough & Sail and main House & Garden building.
Barley Brigg dancers and musicians come from all over East Suffolk. The side was formed in 1989 to perform Morris dances in the North West tradition. Barley Brigg dance mainly over the summer months and occasionally during the winter – Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. The side dances at local pubs most Wednesday evenings and at festivals and other events all around East Anglia and further afield. This picture shows the Barley Brigg Dancers dancing on Marken Island in Holland last year.
A solo exhibition by artist Patricia Colyer Friday 3rd – Thursday 16th January 2014
The themes I am currently working on reflect my response to places visited: the Thames Traces series is based on a set of photographs taken on a taxi ride though London; my East Anglian paintings are reed-beds and marshes; recent travel to Melbourne, was a stimulus for new work of the cityscapes, mountain views, forest and drama of the nearby beaches.
The medium I work in is fine oil paint which I sometimes mix with gloss and asphalt to bring a warm, expressive and spontaneous quality.
Telephone: 01502 219426
We welcome Monika to The Workshop for her first exhibition at the Maltings to showcase her fascinating Zen brushwork.
Monika has a BA in visual arts, a PGCE to teach art and design, PG certificate in Asian art, a research degree (Ma by project) in fine art with a project on Zen brushwork and she has now completed a recognised course in colour therapy. Monika has a long experience teaching at various levels. She has also exhibited her work internationally and won art prizes, competitions and publications.
She believes in the powerful effect of art and the way it can affect and change lives. Her actual research aims to explore well being and relation body/mind to understand how we react through the ritual of gesture expressed by brushwork.
A bridge between art and science to find a balance and live in harmony with nature and the world around which is a main aspect of her belief studying the past to improve the future learning from native cultures and the simplicity of life following basic and essential values.
See her work at: www.monikacilmi.com and visit her in person at The Workshop from May 16th-22nd 2014.
Photographer Kiri Stuart-Clarke returns to the Maltings with her popular landscape photography workshop.
Learn to create striking compositions and how to use graduated and polarising filters for perfectly lit skies amidst Snape’s peaceful scenery.
Explore the essentials of landscape photography on this fun, small group photography workshop with experienced husband and wife nature photographers John and Kiri Stuart-Clarke of Going Digital East Anglia. The course will run from 10.00am to about 4.00pm. During the day you will learn how to create attractive landscape compositions, master correct and creative exposure, understand how light affects your images and explore how to use graduated and polarising filters for beautiful skies.
Graduated filters can be provided on request and other loan camera equipment may be available, please ask for details. The course is £80.00, advanced booking is essential. There are a limited number of places on this course so please book early to avoid disappointment. For more information and to book this course online please visit www.goingdigital.co.uk
Kiri Stuart-Clarke is an experienced professional nature and landscape photographer who writes regularly for Suffolk magazine and other publications. Kiri’s work blends a love of vibrant colour and shape and form to evoke the beauty of the natural world around us. Many of her nature images are taken in local nature reserves near her home county of Norfolk. She has also travelled further afield, most notably visiting Finland to photograph endangered wild wolves and brown bears.
Going Digital is one of the UK’s leading photography training organisations and offers a high standard of teaching and materials. Going Digital East Anglia is run by experienced husband and wife photographer team John and Kiri Stuart-Clarke who share a genuine passion for teaching students the art of photography.
Please note this workshop is being held in the Tack Room.
I first started seriously stitching about ten years ago, whilst living in Devon. I gained the Diploma in Creative Embroidery under the tutelage of Madeleine Millington in about 2006.
Having returned to East Anglia, I recently completed the Certificate in Machine Embroidery with Annette Morgan.
My main interests lie in fabric dyeing (snow dyeing is very exciting!), printing on fabric and freehand machine embroidery. I use old Indian print blocks or make my own lino -cuts for printing. These are the techniques I most employ in my work. Having been lucky enough to live in two very beautiful areas of the country, I base most of my pieces on the natural world.