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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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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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MARTELLO HOME

Towering achievement . . . inside the coastal home of Duncan, Kristin and Lily Jackson

Duncan Jackson’s discovery of Suffolk’s heritage coast came about from a holiday in years gone by when the friends rented a beach house at Thorpeness for a summer break.

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Latitude cans sculpture

Latitude . . . the greener festival

Latitude has always been different – both in the variety of entertainment on offer and the audience it attracts – but that also extends to its green credentials, as Tara Greaves discovered when she talked to sustainability co-ordinator Laura Pando

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View through the Italianate Garden to the Rotunda at Ickworth, Suffolk. The house was started in 1795 but not completed until 1830, with a  domed Rotunda with classcial columns and friezes and curving corridors linking rectangular wings on either side.

Everything in the garden is bella!

Sean Reid, outdoors manager at the National Trust’s Ickworth House, gives an insight into caring for one of the country’s finest Italianate gardens

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Julian Claxton Cycling, Suffolk

Run of the mills: Julian Claxton’s cycle route through picturesque Suffolk

Cycle along quiet country lanes, discover ancient windmills, wander around an Elizabethan manor house and take in the views from some of Suffolk’s finest countryside.

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Feature at Ousden House in Ousden with Alastair and Lavinia Robinson.

At home at elegant Ousden House

James Marston accepts Alastair and Lavinia Robinson’s invitation to view their historic house near Newmarket

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RSPB Minsmere unsprung

Spring at RSPB Minsmere is a magical time when wildlife is at its busiest. No wonder BBC Springwatch has decided to make the reserve its home for the next three years. Aggie Rothon reports on what the team – and we – can expect to see

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Walks

intro article june 2014

Walking on water . . . don’t just go with the flow

Lunch by the Waveney locks, a pint by the Orwell at Pin Mill, afternoon tea by the Stour in the heart of Constable Country . . . Suffolk is awash with wonderful waterside experiences, but it’s oh-so-tempting to just go with the flow and stick to our favourite spots.

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Events

Get the Blessing

Great nights out at Aldeburgh Proms

Folk, jazz, world, classical, comedy, poetry - there is something for everyone at this year’s Aldeburgh Music Snape Proms

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Glass artist Arabella Marshall works in her studio at Bridge Farm in Brandeston.

Open Studio, July 5 & 6: Suffolk glass artist Arabella Marshall

Lucy Etherington delves into an amorphously vibrant wonderland

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Soul by the Sea, The White Lion Hotel Aldeburgh 2014, Geno Washington by Ian Rook

Soul by the Sea . . . sizzling summer music on the coast

Wayne Savage previews what should be one of the Suffolk coast’s biggest music events

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Holidays

camping boys

Going camping - ten Suffolk sites to try

Mill Hill Farm Caravan & Camping Park

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