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
Until February 25: A walk in the woods. A celebration of trees in British Art.


Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale 2018
Open call to all printmakers who live or work within 35 miles of Cambridge. Submissions Close 31st January 2018

Helen Martino
21 Aylestone Road,
Cambridge CB4 1HF
November 25 & 26: Winter show Ceramicist Helen Martino and photographer Lotte Attwood.
April 28 – May 20 2018:
Cambridge Contemporary Art
with painter Paine Proffitt.

Open Studio
Grantchester Village Hall, Vicarage Drive, Grantchester CB3 9NG
October 27 6.00pm to 9.00pm
October 28 & 29 10.00 to 5.00pm
Open Studio will include:
Virginia Albutt paintings;
Karen Faulkner-Dunkley, silver
and gold jewellery;
Andrew Strickland,
furniture designer/maker;
Kesiah Burt, portraits and sculpture; Rosemary Dodgson
botanical and animal artist.

Grantchester Village Hall, Vicarage Drive,Grantchester CB3 9NG
T: Audrey Bowling: 01371 873116
November 4 & 5: Pop-Up Art Show by four local artists working across a range of 2D media, styles and techniques.
Open: 10.00am to 4.30pm
Prime Brass
West Road Concert Hall, 11 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP
T: 01223 300085
December 10: A PRIME BRASS Christmas Cracker! The annual Prime Brass Family Christmas Concerts, featuring Prime Brass, Junior Prime Brass and the combined choirs of Tongue Twisters, Harston & Newton Primary School and Haslingfield Primary School. Join us all for a selection box of your seasonal favourites packed into 60 minutes of musical fun!


Funky Voices
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.  

Gatehouse Arts (Eastgate)
5 East Gate, Harlow CM20 1HP
2nd October 2–November 17 (Auction 18th Nov): The Secret Postcard Exhibition and Auction An eclectic mix of postcard size artworks from artists worldwide, available to bid on by book or in our live auction event.
Opening times: see website for details.
Auction 12.00 noon to 3.00pm, November 18.

Gibberd Gallery
The Water Gardens,
Harlow CM20 1WG
T: 01279 446404
October 16 –November 18: Innovation in Abstraction
An exhibition of Harry Anderson and Charles Pulsford's artwork.
November 23 – December 22:
Finn Thomson RA. Graduate chosen by the Harlow Art Trust for the STAIR residency shows his latest work.
January 11–February: Harlow Open 18 Featuring artwork selected purely on merit, this exhibition has become a highly anticipated yearly event. On behalf of the Harlow Art Trust.

The Gallery
Parndon Mill, Harlow, CM20 2HP
T: 01279 426042
Until October 29: Glasshaus X11 This year’s exhibition features artworks in glass by artists who have studios at Parndon Mill, along with associates and other glass artists who they have chosen to invite.
November 3–December 22: Present Arts Maintaining The Gallery’s high standard, the emphasis is on works of art which are affordable. Paintings, prints, glass, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, metalwork and cards will be included.
January 11–February 18 2018: Landscape Abstraction  Paintings by David Quatrill. Vivid, unique and thought evoking art, continually pushing the boundaries of paint on canvas.
Open: Tuesday to Friday 10.00am – 5.00pm. Sunday 2.00 – 4.00pm.

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

Old School Workshop and Studio
Ongoing: Screenprint, embroidery and mixed-media workshops on lovely Mersea Island in Essex, with textile artist Vinny Stapely. For further information email or message Vinny on facebook.


Broadway Studio & Gallery
2 The Arcade, Letchworth Garden City SG6 3ES
T: 01462 476110
Until November 5: The Garden City Postcard project Souvenir postcards documenting over a century of visitors to Letchworth. Opens late November: Gordon House Selected paintings by former Letchworth resident who played a key role in the development of British Art during the 60s.

Courtyard Arts
Port Vale, Hertford, SG14 3AA
T: 01992 509596
Until  October 7: Two Friends, Two Weeks, Two Artists in Action Amanda German and Deana Kim Page.
October 10–21: Sea Change Nick Dittrich.
October 24–November 4: Bob and Carolyn Baggaley.
November 7–18: Peter Gibbs.
November 21–December 2: Another Dimension Peter Dawkins.
December 5–23: Members’ Show.
January 9–20, 2018: Hertford Regional College Foundation Degree Fine Art Students.
January 23 – February 3: University of Hertfordshire Fine Art Undergraduates Show.

The Gallery at Hertford Theatre
The Wash, Hertford, SG14 1PS
T: 01992 531500
Until October 22: The Women’s Society Charity Fashion Event
October 24–November 19: Four Painters Anthony de Jong Cleyndert, John Little, Ben Slater, Peer Towers.
November 21– December 24: The Elegant Universe Kim Major George and Steve Thorp.
January 3–28, 2018: Hertford Regional College HND Photography Students.
January 30 – February 25, 2018: Helen Luck.


Art Fair East
St Andrews Hall, Norwich  
December 1–3: Art Fair East  Established as a regular event in
the eastern art calendar.

Bircham Gallery
14 Market Place Holt NR25 6BW
T: 01263 713312
October 7–November 1: John Newland Paintings; Sarah Purvey Ceramics.

Burnham Grapevine  
Overy Road, Burhnam Market
PE31 8HH
T: 01328 730125
Ongoing: A beautiful and highly regarded art gallery in Burnham Market. Situated in an historic building showing nationally recognised artists and a selection of East Anglian work throughout the year.

Swaffham Visual Arts Festival 2017
The Assembly Rooms,
Swaffham PE37 7QH
T: 01760 722111
October 27–29: Swaffham Visual Arts Festival Exhibition showcases North Norfolk art and craft. For details of Festival events throughout October  see website.
Opening times: Friday 27 Preview from 7.00pm
Saturday 28 –Sunday 29, 10.00am – 4.00pm

Way Inn Open Door
360–364 High Street, Berkhamsted HP4 1FP
T: 01442 874740
Ongoing: Open door Creative workshops, gallery, meeting space. Contact: opendoorberko@gmail.com for details of workshops and exhibitions or pick up a programme from Upstairs Gallery above the PostOffice at  268 High Street, Berkhamsted.


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

Ferini Gallery
27–29 All Saints Road, Pakefield, Lowestoft NR33 0JL
T: 01502 562222
Ongoing An east coast gallery by the sea with four unique gallery areas showing original art.
Open: Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays 11.00am–4.00pm and by appointment.

Gainsborough’s House
46 Gainsborough Street,
Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2EU
T: 01787 372958  
Gainsborough’s House is the
childhood home of Thomas Gainsborough (1727-88) and hosts a charming museum and art gallery that explores the life and art of this great figure of British art. Inside this elegant Georgian fronted house is a fascinating collection of paintings and drawings by Gainsborough and a display of works and memorabilia from the Constable family collection.
Open: Monday to Saturday
10.00am to 5.00pm.
Sunday 11.00am to 5.00pm
Closed: Christmas Eve to New Years Day.

Ipswich Bach Choir (IBC) with Ipswich Chamber Orchestra
St John’s Church, Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich
T: 01473 251618 or 01394 271538
November 25: Evening Concert of Music by Mozart ‘Coronation’ Mass, Solemn Vespers, Flute Concerto No.1, Ave Verum Corpus and Serenata Notturna, Mary Blanchard (flute), Gill Wilson (soprano), Paul Hazelgrove-Spurin (tenor), Alan Loader (bass). Conductor: Patrick McCarthy.
Concert starts: 7.30pm
Tickets: £12.00 (£5.00 for students) and may be purchased at the door on the day of the concert, or in advance from Music World, Ipswich and Card Centre in Felixstowe.

Ipswich Choral Society
The Great School, Ipswich School,
Ivry Street, Ipswich IP1 3QW
December 2: Britten's Ceremony of Carols Start the countdown to Christmas by joining ICS and their Music Director Robin Walker for an amazing Advent concert. Doors open: 7.00pm. Concert starts: 7.30pm.

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Pin Mill by Peter Wileman
Limetree Gallery

Lime Tree Gallery
Hall Street, Long Melford CO10 9JF
October 14–November 7: Light Trail, Solo Exhibition by Peter Wileman FROI, RSMA, FRSA. Peter Wileman is one of the UK’s leading contemporary painters. He is a Past President and a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, a Member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Peter’s style is bold and vigorous, both in the use of colour and handling of paint, as he explores the effect of light on his subject. Seeking atmosphere through light and colour, he works in varying degrees of abstraction. In this exhibition, ‘Light Trail’, Peter has focussed much of his attention on our beautiful Suffolk coast, with his interpretations of many of our favourite places ranging from Pin Mill up to Walberswick, via Woodbridge and other points in between. Painting the Light in Oils DVD released in 2008 by Townhouse Films; Inspirational Oil Landscapes DVD released in 2010 by Townhouse Films and ‘Painting Light in Oils’, a book published by Anova, 2011. Peter will be present in the gallery from 11.00am–15.00pm on Saturday October 14.

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Sun Rise, Woodbridge Tide Mill by Peter Wileman Limetree Gallery

Sea Pictures Gallery
Well Lane, Clare, CO10 8NH
T: 01787 279024
Until October 23: Selected members of the Colchester Art Society A variety of work with something for everyone.
November 2 – January 6, 2018: Christmas exhibition The gallery
will be packed with new work from regular artists.
February 2: Totally New features work from new artists to the gallery.

Wonderful Beast Theatre Company,
Suffolk Tour: Lowestoft Seagull Theatre, Halesworth Cut, Orford Castle,Southwold Arts Centre, Ipswich Avenue Theatre, St Peters by the Waterfront    
01728 451408
October 27 – November 4: Return of the Wildman Wonderful Beast presents a play with music by Thea Smiley inspired by the legend of the Wildman of Orford.
Open 7.30pm Lowestoft, Southwold, Avenue Theatre, Orford Castle (Wed); 8.00pm Orford Castle (3 Nov), St Peters; 3.00pm Halesworth Cut.
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