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Painting at the Flatford Mill Field Studies Centre

On course in Constable country

If the chance to learn new and interesting skills in an idyllic setting were not enough, there is also cake, as Tara Greaves discovered on a visit to the Field Studies Council’s flagship centre at Flatford Mill

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Life’s a beach at Bury food festival

The third Bury St edmunds Food and Drink Festival gets underway this month with two of television’s best loved chefs in the line-up.

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The decorated tree in the grounds of Glemham Hall for the upcoming FolkEast festival. L-R: John Marshall-Potter, Becky Marshall-Potter, Donna Stockley (events manager) and Philip Hope-Cobbold.

A foodies’ feast at this year’s FolkEast

From August 15-17 Glemham Hall hosts the third FolkEast Festival bringing together local music, food and drink.

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Ormiston Families celebrates year of success

Ormiston Families, East Anglia’s biggest children’s charity, has recognised achievements of the last 12 months with an awards event at Helmingham Hall, home of the charity’s president, Lady Tollemache.

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Empress of Britain Burrell Engine at Museum of East Anglian Life

Rural crafts on show

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the machines of yesteryear at the Museum of East Anglian Life Steam and Crafts Weekend August 9 and 10.

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Cycle Path along the river blyth

Cycling: Julian Claxton pedals the coastal towns of Halesworth, Yoxford, Dunwich and Southwold

Deep blue skies, bright sunny days and a lovely warmth in the air – there is really only one place to head in the summer months.

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Summer Heat by Mary Gundry

Drawn to life: Mary Gundry’s beach scenes

Mary Gundry’s much-loved depictions of children at play on Suffolk’s beaches have won her many fans, but there’s much more in the portfolio of this adventurous artist, as a new book reveals

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Dean Frances Ward of Bury St Edmunds Cathedral talks about the forthcoming visit of the Archbishop as part of the Centenary celebrations.

To be a pilgrim

As the diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich celebrates its centenary, Tessa Allingham talks to the Very Reverend Dr Frances Ward about preparing for pilgrimage, why Rousseau was wrong and church services that ‘tingle’

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Bonnie: Backstage dressWave £115, jacket £90. Lucy: Masai Orenda dress £93.50, Brax scarf £49.95 all from Caramel, Aldeburgh and Snape

Fashion fun in the sun on Southwold Pier

The Suffolk Magazine fashion team went to Southwold for summer holiday fashion, where The Pier has something for everyone to enjoy. Gregg Brown took the pictures, our models were Bonnie Stockdale from Sandra Reynolds and Lucy Hall, of Bury St Edmunds, modelling for the first time after her dad won her the opportunity in the West Suffolk Hospital charity auction.

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A beautiful June day, perfect for the beach at Aldeburgh.

Writer Liz Feretti unlocks the magic of the Sunrise Coast

Beaches are precious to me because they are where I turn my back on the world.

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Sally Freer, printmaker. Sally at work in the print workshop at Gainsborough's House.

Suffolk Craft Society: In with the new

Can new vice chair Sally Freer do for the Suffolk Craft Society what she did for Gainsborough’s House print workshop? Lucy Etherington heads to Sudbury to find out

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Coracles on the Stour

Go with the flow: Jonathan Schofield explores the River Stour

From its boggy source in Cambridgeshire to its magnificent entrance to the North Sea at Harwich, the River Stour snakes its way through 47 miles of East Anglian countryside. One of England’s most beautiful rivers, it has brought both wealth, in the form of wool and bricks, and fear, from Viking raiding parties who used the river to plunder deep into the county. Today the Stour Lighters that once plied their trade along its waters have been replaced with kayaks, canoes and rowboats. If you’re yet to experience the delights of the Stour now is the time to get on, or in, the river.

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Plant Displays at Bellflower Nursery © Sue Wooster

Great gardens: Lucy Redman visits Sue Wooster at Bellflower Nursery

Sue Wooster holds the national collection of alpine campanulas and was awarded a gold medal by the Royal Horticultural Society in 2012.

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John McMinn's open garden

The sun will come out . . . eventually

John McMinn invites you for tea and cake in his English country garden

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The Beer and Food feature at the White Horse in Felixstowe.

Bitter batter: beer expert Ross Turner heads to the coast for some traditional fish and chips

Summer is here – so it seemed only right to head to Felixstowe on the coast and the White Horse pub on Church Road.

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Walberswick village sign

Wonderful Walberswick

Since taking up residence in the coastal village, Jan Etherington has plunged into local life . . . literally

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Dan Stevens as Gilbert Evans and Emily Browning as Florence Carter-Wood in  Summer In February, the story of Alfred Munnings love affair with Florence Carter-Wood in Cornwall. The film is produced by Suffolk-born film-maker Pippa Cross

Books: Munnings brought to life

Louise Denyer reviews Summer in February, the book before the film of Air Alfred Munnings’ early life

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