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Halesworth is fast becoming the cultural centre of Suffolk, with the HighTide festival and the Cut gallery supporting the incredible local arts scene. If you’re a keen amateur photographer, we’re always happy to publish great photos on our site, especially if you manage to capture a local event like the World Thumb Wrestling Championships or the Olympic Torch Relay.
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A pair of Bungay High School students have won a competition to design the new logo for Halesworth. Part of the Portas pilot town team’s efforts to revitalise the town, the new logo will represent the town on local tourism materials and merchandise, helping to boost Halesworth’s profile.
Halesworth was named as a Portas pilot scheme town last year, receiving £10,000 towards the regeneration of the high street. As part of the effort to rejuvenate the town, a competition was held to find a new logo.
Kate Racho, 15, and Frankie South, 14, won with a pair of stunning designs, which were then combined by local design company Mustard Creative.
Laura Churchill, who is leading the project in Halesworth, told the Eastern Daily Press: “We want to put Halesworth on the map. Tourists always say they didn’t know this place existed but once they’ve discovered it they say they are going to come back again.”
Check out the video of Halesworth’s bid for the Portas scheme below:
What do you think would put Halesworth on the map? Let us know what you think in our comments section!
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.
In the 2011-12 season, the Gould Piano Trio celebrated its 20th Anniversary, an ensemble with an enviable reputation for musical integrity and imagination, which has continued to evolve since its early success winning the Charles Hennen and Melbourne International Chamber Music competitions.
A constantly developing career reflects their musical energy, with regular tours to the USA since becoming ‘rising stars’ just before the millennium. Recent festivals have included the Bath Mozartfest, Hay-on-Wye (BBC Radio3) and Lofoten International Chamber Music Festival in Norway.
Tickets can be bought in advance online, by phone on 01986 874264, by post, or on the door.
Tickets £15.50 There is a 15% discount for patrons buying tickets for any 3 concerts and a Season Ticket for all four at £45.00
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!
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!
In a move set to delight families all over East Anglia, two of the region’s best loved family events have merged into one fun-packed weekend event.
Halesworth Lions’ Wings and Wheels show is joining forces with Heveningham Hall’s Country Fair for a weekend packed with flying displays, vintage cars, ring shows as well as traditional country crafts and produce.
Heveningham Hall’s owner, Lois Hunt told the Eastern Daily Press: “It will bring people together and is something to look forward to in these difficult times,” she said. “It is a great opportunity for us to build on the experience and success of our fair and also the Halesworth Lions’ Wing and Wheels.”
The inaugural event will be held on July 6th-7th, and will feature as its headline act the incredible Blades flying display team. For more information, visit the event’s official site.
The Halesworth Arts Festival is growing in popularity from year to year, and 2013 is all set to be the best yet, with a whole roster of incredible performances and exhibitions that will expand your horizons.
The season kicks off with a performance by the incredible Leporello Quartet. Founded in 2011 at the Royal Academy of Music, the Leporello Quartet are four experienced chamber musicians from the UK, Germany/Brazil, China and Belgium. They are embarking upon an exciting career together, having given their debut performance at Festival de Quatuor ‘Les Voix Intimes’ in Tournai (Belgium) last September. Last Spring, the quartet were winners of the Wolfe Wolfinsohn Quartet Prize at Royal Academy of Music.
Tickets can be bought in advance online, by phone on 01986 874264, by post, or on the door. For bookings and for more info on the rest of the Halesworth Arts Festival, visit the official site.
For those who love animals, the personality and loyalty of our furry friends is something worth cherishing, which is why Halesworth’s Little Gallery have decided to unveil a special exhibition dedicated to pets and farm animals.
Featuring the work of local painters Linda Roast and Gill Bedson, alongside scultpures and new work from gallery owner Mary Gundry and her partner, photographer Colin Huggins. The gallery will use the exhibition to raise money for the charity Canine Partners, and there will be a collection box ready and waiting for donations.
Focusing on the unique personalities of pets and farm animals, with a strong emphasis on animal rights and ethical treatment, these stunning artworks offer a thoughtful glimpse into the timeless bond between man and beast.
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.
Halesworth’s Gig in the Park is growing in popularity every year, and this year’s event is set to be the biggest yet. The event will be held in Halesworth Park on 10/11/12th August 2012. For more details, visit the official site.
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.
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.