A round up of events across the counties during this Winter
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Oakleigh Fairs
Various events across the region Check out their website for details of all events.


The Higgins, Bedford
Castle Lane, MK40 3XD
T: 01234 718618


Cambridge Corn Exchange
Wheeler Street, CB2 3QE
Until June: Cambridge Classical Concert Series 2016/17
Visit website for full details.

Curwen Print Study Centre
Chilford Hall, Linton,
Cambridge CB21 4LE
T: 01223 892380
Courses for all abilities and all ages. Brochure available.
Open: 11.00am to 5.00pm

Stapleford Granary
Bury Road, Stapleford CB22 5BP
Ongoing: Stapleford Granary is a study centre for the arts and music in Cambridge — an inspiring space for a wide range of educational activities and courses. We host an exciting programme of concerts, lectures and events. Take a look at our website to find something that captures your imagination.

Society of East Anglian Watercolourists
Babylon Gallery, Waterside,
Ely CB7 4AU
For further information visit www.seaw.co.uk
Aug 30–Sept 17
Open Tues–Sun 12.00– 4.00pm.


The Art Café
2 Coast Road, West Mersea or
7a Trinity St, Colchester
T: 01206 385234
Great art and great food Work by leading local artists.

Blake House Craft Centre,
Blake End, nr Braintree CM77 6RA
T: 01376 344123
One of the prettiest craft centres in Essex.

Braintree District Museum
Manor Street, CM7 3HW
T: 01376 328868
Proud of our heritage!

Burnham Art Trail
Burnham-on-Crouch CM0 8AA
T 07770 785903
June 24–July 2: Burnham Art Trail Acclaimed art trail with 46 Artists and 28 Venues.
June 18 and June 25: Art on the Quay 12 noon to 3.00pm.
6 open artist studios, demonstrations and workshops. FREE to visit and enjoy.

Chelmsford City Theatres
Season details are available from www.chelmsford.gov.uk/theatres

Drift Pop-Up Gallery
@ The Mersea Gallery
26 High Street, West Mersea
Mersea Island CO5 8QD
See Drift Pop-Up Gallery on Facebook for opening hours or email info @driftpopup.co.uk

The Exchange Gallery
situated on 1st floor of
Saffron Walden Library
2 King Street, Saffron Walden,
CB10 1ES
The Exchange Gallery exhibits artwork by local amateur and
professional artists from the Uttlesford area.
May 29–June 17: Paintings by the Kirins
19 June19–July 22: Kimberley Bouland Drawings of Saffron Walden
Jul 24–Aug 19: Group Exhibition by Hadstock Artists

Gallery in the Garden
Great Saling, CM7 5DP
Until June 18: Strictly dresses exhibition National and international artists including Eileen Cooper, Barbara Rae, and Bronwen Sleigh. Works for sale.
Open: Wednesday to Sunday  2.00pm to 5.00pm. Admission free.

Gatehouse Arts (Eastgate)
5 East Gate, Harlow CM20 1HP
July 8–Aug 5: Past Futures Celebrating Harlow's 70 with a mixed media exhibition exploring the town's iconic architecture, green spaces, culture and people, featured as part of the 4th annual Harlow Art and Sculpture Trail (July 8–July 22)
Visit website for opening times.

Gibberd Gallery
The Water Gardens,
Harlow CM20 1WG
T: 01279 446404
July 21–23 Exciting debates, walks, tours & talks from historians and guides about New towns and Harlow's art and sculpture collections.
July 19– Sept 22: Culture exposed! Spotlight on Harlow Film, prints, architectural models with interactive technology highlighting the understated wealth of culture and venues built since 1947 and controversially questioning the vision of the next 70 years. On behalf of the Harlow Art Trust.

The Gallery
Parndon Mill, Harlow, CM20 2HP
T: 01279 426042
Until June 25: Bringing in the May Susan Erskine-Jones, Sarah Russell,  Victoria Johns. Personal views of reality referencing landscape, journeys and interiors using printmaking and painting.
June 29–Aug 6: Picture Harlow
An exhibition to celebrate Harlow’s 70th birthday showing paintings, drawings and prints of some of the attractive features of the town.
July 15-16: Open Studio
Over twenty studios offer a wide diversity of fine art, crafts and design and the opportunity to participate arts activities.
Aug 16–Sept 17: Observation and insight Sculpture by Gerda Rubinstein.

Marisa Arna Jewellery
Studio and Gallery

High Street, Thorpe-Le-Soken
near Frinton-on–Sea CO16 0EA
T: 01255 862355
Ongoing: Unique jewellery handmade in the UK

The Saffron Walden Gallery 
77a High Street, Saffron Walden CB10 1DZ
T: 01799 524700


Courtyard Arts
Port Vale, Hertford, SG14 3AA
T: 01992 509596
June 6–July 1: Six Artists 
July 4–15: Frances Wilson 
July 18–29: Delit Ozgit
Aug 1–26: Artist in Residence
Aug 30–Sept 23: Susanne Nielebock
Sept 26–Oct 7: Deana Kim Page and Amanda German 
Gatehouse Arts
Eastgate Gallery, 5 Eastgate,
Harlow CM20 1HP
Past Futures 8th July–5th August (opening times on website)
Celebrating Harlow's 70th with a mixed media exhibition exploring the town's iconic architecture, green spaces, culture and people, featured as part of the 4th Annual Harlow Art and Sculpture Trail
8th July–22nd July

The Gallery at Hertford Theatre
The Wash, Hertford, SG14 1PS
T: 01992 531500
May 23–June 18: 12 Printmakers 
June 20 June–July 16:
Jason Hawkridge
July 18–Aug 13:
Anthony de Jong Cleyndert
Aug 14–28: Theatre closed for refurbishment
Aug 30–Sept 24: Photographers 

Upstairs Gallery
Above the Post Office 268 High Street, Berkhamsted HP4 1AQ
June 1–24: Summer in the city Open exhibition
June 7–July 8:
Vibrant art with glass and ink
Eva Edery and Julia Holt

July 18–Aug 5: Out of the earth Natural textiles
Sept 5–Oct:
Something out of nothing
Open exhibition. Theme: recycling.


All Saints Painters
All Saints Church, Stoke Ferry,
PE33 9SF
June 10–25: Art @Stoke Ferry Church The All Saints Painters, a group of local artists, will hold their annual exhibition
Open: 10.00am–5.00pm daily.
Free entry, disabled access and parking.

Art in you eye
Ringstead Village Hall, Ringstead near Hunstanton, PE36 5JU
July 29–Aug 6: Art in you Eye
The Fifth Ringstead Annual Open Art Exhibition provides a showcase for
a range of work from traditional to contemporary for many local talented artists. Over 200 original items by over 40 artists will be on display, with a diversity of subjects, styles and media. Open 10.00am–5.00pm

Bircham Gallery
14 Market Place Holt NR25 6BW
T: 01263 713312
June 24–July 19: Anna Perlin  Paintings; Sarah Jenkins Ceramics.

Brecklands Artists 
The Undercroft Gallery
112–134 Market Place, Norwich NR2
beneath the Memorial Gardens in front of City Hall, St Peter's Street, Norwich.

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August 5–20: Brecklands Artists are appearing at a new venue, with new work and new artists. Drawings, Paintings, Glass, Textiles, Photography, Ceramics, Silver Jewellery.
Open: 10.00am–5.00pm
Aug 5: Meet the artists 2.00–4.00pm

Burnham Grapevine  
Overy Road, Burhnam Market
PE31 8HH
T: 01328 730125
Ongoing: A beautiful and highly regarded art gallery in Burnham Market Situated in a historic building – showing nationally recognised artists including Gerald Stamp, as well as our selection of East Anglian work.

King’s Lynn Festival of music and the arts
Box Office: 01553 764864
July 16–29: Classical; Choral; Jazz; Folk; Talks; Exhibitions; Films

Alfred Wallis © Kettle’s Yard.

Over 30 events in historic venues including England’s largest chapel and medieval guildhall. Includes exhibition of paintings by Alfred Wallis from the collection of Kettle’s Yard.

West Norfolk Artists Association
St. Nicholas Chapel, Kings Lynn, PE30 1NH
T: 01485 520590
Contact: Chairman John Walker

July 22–Aug 5: Summer Festival The members of the WNAA look forward to welcoming visitors back to St. Nicholas Chapel for their 16th exhibition. This beautiful setting inspires over 100 works of art, from paintings to sculptures, from textiles to mosaics and from photography to surprise installations! Make this a ‘must see’ occasion and vote for your favourite. If you like what you see, you can always join us!
Open daily 10.30am–4.00pm. Free entry and plenty of parking nearby.

Houghton Hall
King’s Lynn PE31 6UE
T: 01485 528569
E: info@houghtonhall.com
Ongoing: New exhibition by Turner prize winning landscape artist Richard Long
Open: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays Sunday and Bank
holiday Monday. 16 years and under entry free.

Mannington Gardens and Countryside
Mannington Hall, Norwich  NR11 7BB


Stamford Shakespeare Company
Rutland Open Air Theatre,
Tolethorpe Hall,
Little Casterton PE9 4BH
Box Office: 01780 756133
Brochure: 01780 480216
Enjoy a performance in the comfort of an indoor theatre with an outdoor setting. No performance is ever cancelled due to the weather.


Angelo Smith
4 North Street, Sudbury  CO10 1RB
T:01787 373051
Ongoing: watchmaker, jeweller and silversmith – stunning jewellery for every event

Felixstowe Book Festival
The book festival returns for a fifth year of talks, readings, book signings and workshops with over sixty writers and musicians to entertain adults and children over the weekend of 1 – 2 July 2017.

Ferini Gallery
27–29 All Saints Road, Pakefield, Lowestoft NR33 0JL
T: 01502 562222
September 1–24: A murder of crows. Mixed exhibition of two and three dimensional work.
Open: Fridays/Saturday/Sundays 11.00am–4.00pm and by appointment.

Gainsborough’s House
46 Gainsborough Street,
Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2EU
T: 01787 372958  
June 17–Oct 8: Silk: From Spitalfields to Sudbury
Today, the market town of Sudbury is regarded as Great Britain’s most important centre for silk manufacture, producing nearly 95% of the nation’s woven silk textile from its three working mills. The exhibition will explore the local and national history of silk in England, from Spitalfields in London to Sudbury in Suffolk.

Munnings Art Museum
Castle House, Castle Hill, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6AZ
T: 01206 322127

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The Munnings Art Museum is the former home of Sir Alfred Munnings (1878–1959). Munnings lived and worked in this elegant Tudor and Georgian building for over forty years. The museum now owns the largest collection of art works by this former President of the Royal Academy.

Open: April 1–October 29, 2017
Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays, 2.00pm–5.00pm.

Sea Pictures Gallery
Well Lane, Clare, CO10 8NH
T: 01787 279024
June 10–August 7: Potters and painters Summer exhibition.

Sue Eaton’s Open Studio
Vincents Studio, Vincents Cottage, Clare Road, Hundon,
Sudbury CO10 8DH
T: 01440 786810
June 10–11, 17–18, 24–25:
Suffolk Open Studios: Sue Eaton 
August 26–28 Bank Holiday Weekend Open Studio
Contemporary paintings of wildlife and woodland enhanced by Sue’s
texturing technique. Sue welcomes you to view large canvases in all shapes and sizes up to 6ft long in her beautiful oak framed studio. Commission a unique piece to fit your space. You are welcome to look without obligation. Studio open at other times by appointment.
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Join the Funky Voices Modern Choir Experience Funky Voices Choir sing modern, upbeat songs of pop, rock and soul, no audition or experience needed. Weekly rehearsals are throughout Essex/Suffolk and performances include albums, tours, charity events and supporting established artists.

For more information, to find a group near you and to book your first free taster session, please visit www.funkyvoices.co.uk or
telephone 07834 765473
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