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Easter is upon us once more, but this ancient festival is about so much more than chocolate eggs. It’s a chance for the family to come together and share some wonderful experiences. With this in mind, we’ve put together this guide to the best of what’s on in Halesworth this easter weekend.
Halesworth’s traditional Easter procession will be carrying on as usual, and will take place on Saturday at 19:30. The procession features a candlelight walk along with several traditional easter ceremonies, and is a wonderful way to enjoy an old-fashioned Easter celebration.
Halesworth is packed with shops, galleries and restaurants which are all celebrating Easter in their own special way. Why not take your family for a walk around our beautiful traditional town and see what makes Halesworth the cultural centre of East Anglia!
This Easter, Halesworth is the place to be! Plus, check out our Top Easter Gift Picks below!
Children’s author Nicola Davies is set to visit Halesworth Library on Wednesday 16th April to talk to the Library’s Time Out group in the morning, and then spend time hosting an afternoon of storytelling and children’s craft activities in the evening.
It’ll all be a great boost for children’s activities in Halesworth and, of course, a load of fun! Halesworth Library’s Time Out Group will meet between 10:30am and 12pm on the 16th, and the storytelling session after that will take place from 2-3pm, afterwards. Furthermore, there is no need to book for either event.
This set of children’s activities in Halesworth have been organised by the World Land Trust conservation charity, which is holding an event about Nicola’s recent book, ‘The Promise’ in the WLT gallery in Bridge Street from the 15th March to the 25th April. Nicola Davies authors both picture books and children’s books and one of her titles, ‘Whale Boy’, was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards in 2014. The latest of her books is ‘Frozen Solid at Silver Street Farm’.
If you’re looking for an event that’ll truly capture and stimulate the imagination of your child, look no further than this magical day!
Halesworth’s residents got a chance to take a dabble into the beautiful world of watercolour painting, yesterday. Local artist Dawn Pretty held a taster session for avid watercolour enthusiasts at The Cut Arts Centre from 10am to 1pm, with a large assortment of the town’s residents turning up to have a go.
Born in Rhodesia, Dawn has been painting regularly since an early age, and has honed her watercolour skills over the course of many years. She often runs many of Halesworth’s watercolour workshops and is a master painter of Suffolk’s picturesque vistas.
Though you might just have missed her latest painting session, worry not, because she’s a frequent figure at The Cut and regularly hosts sessions there. And if you just can’t wait, she’s also more than happy to take bookings, and specialises in deluxe weekend courses and tailored sessions for holidaymakers. For more details, she has her own website and loves to meet new people.
The Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8BY
Halesworth, Suffolk, United Kingdom IP19 8BY
The Cut is a community arts centre in Halesworth, home to artistic events throughout the year.
The Halesworth Arts Festival is delighted to present The Tessa Fuchs Chamber Series 2014 Supported by the Tessa & Delia Fuchs Charitable Trust Philip Higham | cello with Carole Presland | piano DEBUSSY: Cello Sonata (1915) BEETHOVEN:Cello Sonata No.3 in A, Op.69 SCHUMANN: 3 Romances. Op.94 JANÁCEK: Pohadka (Fairy tale) BRAHMS: Cello Sonata No.2 in F, Op.99 Described by The Strad as having all the qualities of a world-class artist, during 2013 Philip appeared as soloist with the Philharmonia, Hallé, Northern Sinfonia and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestras. He gave recitals at Wigmore Hall, the Brighton, City of London, Gower (broadcast by Radio 3) and Lichfield Festivals. In January Delphian Records released his recording of the Britten Suites to critical acclaim. Philip is one of the first British cellists in generations to have won top prizes at three major international competitions including 1st Prize in the 2008 Bach Leipzig and 2009 Lutoslawski Competitions, and 2nd Prize in the 2010 Feuermann Competition. Born in Edinburgh, he studied at the RNCM with Emma Ferrand and Ralph Kirshbaum. He was selected for representation by YCAT in 2009 and plays a Tecchler cello c.1730 £13.50 - See more at: http://www.visit-sunrisecoast.co.uk/whats-on/philip-higham/#sthash.dccIPZNo.dpuf
Summer is here, and the sun is out at last. If you’re keen to make the most of the Great British Summer, why not check out this handy guide to the very best Hamesworth summer days out, and treat your family to some real fun in the sun?
If you’re looking for cultural stimulation, why not check out the Cut Gallery, which houses some fantastic pieces by local authors, as well as sponsoring all sorts of outdoor arts projects in the area. The Cut is located in the New Cut, just off the high street, and is a great place to check out.
If you want to enjoy the wonders of the natural world, why not explore the Halesworth Millennium Green? THis incredible wild park was created from 44 acres of land close to the town centre of Halesworth in Suffolk. This area was designed to provide and maintain an open area to be used as an area for its own natural beauty, for leisure activities and simply for everyone’s enjoyment.
The unspoilt market town of Halesworth is the perfect place to experience true East Anglian hospitality and culture. With its unique gallery culture and many delectable eateries, Halesworth is the place to be for anyone with a taste for the finer things in life.
To help you get the most out of your visit to this charming corner of East Anglia, we’ve put together a handy print-out-and-keep guide to Halesworth, featuring details on the town’s history and top tips for visitors.
If you visit Halesworth and discover something you think should be in our guide, please get in touch and let us know so we can make sure it’s included in the next edition!
Fay Sweet wrote for many years about architecture and design for a variety of magazines and national newspapers. Now, as an artist, architecture features large in her work. Renowned 20th century artist John Piper is a powerful inspiration in her paintings. This exhibition includes a series of paintings in celebration of our local shopkeepers and also includes well known landmarks from the surrounding countryside and coast. Sarah Muir Poland is a landscape painter with a particular love of Suffolk, where she says "the sky seems to sit closer to the ground than in other parts of the British Isles". Inspired by colourist Hugo Grenville, Sarah began her painting life in Suffolk where she was trained initially at the Red House Studio in Mendham. Sarah enjoys finding new ways to express how she feels about the landscape and ways to be able to communicate this in some small measure. Alongside the guest artists, the gallery will have examples of gallery owner Mary Gundry’s paintings, together with her partner Colin Huggins’ photography. There are also "cheeky" ceramics by new exhibitor Daphne Sandham, along with the ever popular work of ceramicist Joe Lawrence. There are also limited edition bronze sculptures by Michael Simpson. The exhibition will run from Friday 7 February until Saturday 8 March 2014 – gallery open 10am to 5pm weekdays (Thurs 10-1), and from 10am to 4pm on Saturdays. For further information contact Mary or Colin on 01986 875367 – The Little Gallery, 5 Market Place, Halesworth, IP19 8BA: www.thelittlegalleryhalesworth.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mothers Day in Halesworth time to make sure you’ve got everything you need to show your mum just how much you care. Finding an original gift or activity can be difficult, but never fear: Love Halesworth is here with a handy guide to Mothers Day in Halesworth!
The classic Mothers Day gift is flowers and chocolates, and Halesworth has some great, uniquely East Anglian ideas. Rather than get a box of chocs at the supermarket, why not take a trip to nearby Harleston, where you’ll find Just Truffles, a boutique chocolatier with some incredibly delicious and creative chocolate ideas.
Halesworth is a great destination for a day out with your mum. Take a walk around the town’s beautiful art galleries, stop for tea and cakes at a tea room, or indulge in a luxurious meal at one of the town’s incredible restaurants.
We’ve hunted down the very best Halesworth-themed Mothers Day gifts on the net, so if your mum loves Halesworth like we do, make sure you don’t miss out!
Why not come and visit Halesworth In Suffolk. Halesworth is a great for family holidays as well as day trips & weekends away. The cute town of Halesworth in Suffolk is a small, beautiful & charismatic market town in the north eastern corner of the Suffolk Riviera. Pack Your Bags and go visit Halesworth this year.