Anthems For Advent

Gippeswyk Singers are delighted to present Anthems for Advent, a concert featuring special guests Nightingale Wind Quintet conducted by Geoff Lavery. Gippeswyk Singers invite you to join them for an evening of uplifting music, to celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season, including beautiful anthems and carols, a superb organist, special performances from the Nightingale Wind Quintet and delicious refreshments to send everyone home glowing with seasonal good will. The concert will be held at 7.30pm on Sunday 3rd December, in St Mary’s Church in Great Bealings. Drinks and tasty…

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Stour Valley Arts & Music

Formed in 2011, this outstanding young quartet with its “richly romantic energy and passion” (Strad Magazine) is fast becoming a favourite of audiences, in the United Kingdom and abroad. Almost immediately, they were offered an award by the Elias Fawsett Trust and also the Countess of Munster Trust, among others. In 2011, they achieved a Masters Degree in Chamber Music at the Hannover University of Music, Dance and Theatre, they then won first prize at the Lyon International Chamber Music Competition, in 2015 and in 2016, they won third prize…

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The Osiligi Maasai Warriors

The Osiligi Maasai Warriors are to perform at St Mary’s Church, in Mendlesham, on Friday 20th October at 7.30pm. The concert is part of their 2017 UK tour, which also takes in the counties of Berkshire, Oxon, Somerset, Devon and Gloucestershire. The tours serve to make audiences aware of the Maasai culture, help to raise money for troupe members and their families, and most wonderfully, with the help of Osiligi’s charity, build an infrastructure for their community, taking them out of the total poverty they were enduring. Since the charity…

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Woolpit Arts & Crafts Weekend

Back for its twelfth year, the ever-popular Woolpit Art & Crafts Weekend is taking place at St Mary’s Church from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th September between 9am and 5pm each day. Entry remains at £1.50 per adult and includes a free catalogue. On Saturday and Sunday, Ed Walker will run a workshop for children from 2-4pm during which he will be helping them to make some useful items out of wood. Ed is brilliant with children and we are very grateful to him for offering this activity. During the…

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Local Walkers Raise £195 For St Mary’s Church

On Sunday 25th June, three intrepid ladies from Swilland – Gill Reidy, Julie Stainer and Gina Wilden – completed the Orwell 25 walk raising £195 for St Mary’s Church. The weather was perfect for walking, overcast to start and gradually the sun shining through. The day was a test run for next year as they are going to encourage more people to take part. They enjoyed training walks together and it’s a great way to get fit and to raise funds. There are 12, 19 and 25 mile options. They…

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