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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 email@example.com
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 stage is set for an incredible festive season, as the nights draw in and thoughts turn to mulled wine, Christmas shopping and Yuletide celebration.
The 2013 Halesworth Christmas Lights switch on ceremony will take place on Saturday 7th Dec, and will feature traditional Christmas celebrations, including carols in the Thoroughfare during the daytime, followed by the town’s Christmas lights being switched on by Santa himself, with a little help from legendary Blue Peter presenter Peter Purves!
We all love to shop locally and show our local businesses that they have our support, but what if you can’t find the gift you want on the high street? Luckily, we’re here with the glad tidings that two local businesses have become online retail superstars, letting you get your hands on fantastic gifts at online prices while still supporting the local economy.
This year, the biggest and most-wanted Christmas gift for kids is a fully-functional kids electric car. These incredible machines feature powerful electric motors, giving kids the full driving experience in complete safety. Thankfully, East Anglian site Kids Electric Cars have established themselves as the premier source for these incredible gifts, so you can get your hands on a childs’ electric car while still supporting the local economy!
When it comes to weird, wacky and wonderful aprons, no online store can beat Buy Aprons UK. This fun-packed site has thousands of hilarious, one-of-a-kind apron gifts that let you surprise your loved ones, and what’s more, it started in Lowestoft, so by shopping at Buy Aprons UK for your weird christmas aprons, novelty apron gifts and funny apron stocking fillers, you’re actually shopping local!
We’ll see you at the 2013 Halesworth Christmas lights ceremony!
With the 2012 Olympics boosting tourism the whole country over, few were surprised when the 2012 tourist season was a record-busting success for Suffolk. But with 2013 even bigger year for the region’s leisure and tourism industries, it looks like those who discovered the region last year have returned, giving the whole county’s tourism sector a huge boost.
With many visitors returning in 2012 after enjoying a Suffolk break last year, the Olympics are still playing a part in driving the resurgence in British tourism, but now the county itself has seized the baton and is fast becoming one of the holiday highlights of the whole country.
It’s been a big summer for Halesworth, with some of the influx attributed to the Curious County scheme, which, it is estimated, drew an extra £750 million in tourist spending to the county this summer. The year’s not over yet, either, as the Halesworth Arts Festival is set to enter its twelfth year in October, with an arra
Suffolk’s tourist attractions have also welcomed the influx of visitors. Martin Dupee, operations director of the Dinosaur Adventure, Banham Zoo and Africa Alive, told the North Norfolk News: ‘We are heading for a record year at Dinosaur Adventure with more than 200,000 visitors now being projected and, following lean years, both zoos are back well up to where they should be.’
Of course, summer 2013 in Suffolk has also been one of the sunniest summers on record, which has led to thousands of families heading east to Halesworth for a weekend of good old British seaside fun in the sun.
When weather worries caused organisers to cancel May’s Wings and Wheels show, which was to feature flying displays as well as exhibitions of ground-based vehicles including antique tractors, many were bitterly disappointed.
But, thanks to a fantastic idea of combining the Heveningham Hall Country Fair with a postponed Wings and Wheels, Halesworth’s aerial enthusiasts were treated to the show of a lifetime.
‘We were very lucky with the weather and it was a lovely event with a great atmosphere,’ Hall owner Lois Clark told the EDP, ‘We had a 10k run, won in 36 minutes, and raft racing on the lakes. There were lots for people to do and I’m sure everyone who came really enjoyed themselves.’
If you’d like to see all the fun of the combined fair, check out the EDP’s photo gallery, which captures some of the day’s most stirring moments.
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.