Call goes out for artists to take part in 2019 sculpture trail

APPLICATIONS are now open for artists from across the country to apply to take part in a Norfolk-based sculpture trail. The Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail annually attracts thousands of visitors to the region to see the work of artists from around the UK. Organised by Waveney &

Blyth Arts, the event takes place at The Raveningham Centre, ten miles south of Norwich, on a three-acre site of hidden groves, orchards, kitchen gardens and walkways. Each year the organisation

hosts a programme of events that highlights the unique character of the Waveney and Blyth valleys situated in north Suffolk and south Norfolk. In 2019 the sculpture trail

will take place over five weeks, from August 2nd to September 8th and organisers are looking for artists and makers to weave ideas, inspiration, artwork, sculpture, stories, magic and more into the meadows, woodland and natural spaces at

Raveningham. The Curator, Sarah Cannell,

is particularly interested in applications from artists who will respond to the space and create site specific works. Nicky Stainton from Waveney

& Blyth Arts said: "We are very excited by the opportunities that the site at Raveningham brings to the Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail. “The site includes an orchard,

pond, shrubberies and lawn areas, which provide wonderful spaces for artists to respond to." In 2018 more than 3,850

visitors visited the trail together with 124 well-behaved dogs – generating £16,000 worth of sales.

Both established and up-and- coming artists are encouraged to apply to take part in the 2019 trail.

Curator Sarah Cannell said:

“I am thrilled to be curating the sculpture trail again and I can’t wait to start working with new and familiar artists on the project to develop ideas over the next few months. “The theme, ‘The Woven

Woodland’, could be taken literally or metaphorically to create works with an emphasis on materials, structure and ideas. “My overall vision is to continue to encourage public


@The Fisher Theatre - Back for 2019!

WE are looking forward to yet more cinema and arty fun on the morning of Sunday 17th February. Over 60 parents and excited young children will gather again at The Fisher Theatre, Bungay, to enjoy another interesting Cinema+Create


This month’s film and crafty theme is Oliver Jeffer's 'Lost and Found'. Sponsored by the wonderful East of England Co- Op and Bungay Town Council, who have also supported us to buy reusable equipment, to ensure less waste. Next month's film will be on March 17th and will be another brilliant Julia Donaldson story that we all absolutely love -

'The Highway Rat'. The

team behind

Cinema+Create are volunteers; a total of 15 people rotate, as and when they can make the sessions, to provide help and guidance during the craft activities after the film. We look forward to making penguins, little rowing boats and paper umbrellas this month, and next month we will make some highway rat masks, swords and hobby horses! Cinema+Create is on February 17th and March 17th at The Fisher Theatre, Bungay. Call Box Office on 01986 897130 or visit www. for tickets - They sell out fast!

interaction with contemporary art in a rural setting and to this end we would like to invite applications from artists and sculptors keen to respond to this beautiful site.” All artwork on the trail will

be available for sale and there will be an opportunity to sell cards, prints and books related to the artwork. There will be four awards

for participating artists, The Visitor’s Choice award (first, second and third) and The Curator’s Choice award. Artists have until midnight

on Friday 25th January 2019 to apply. Applications cost £15 which will also include membership to Waveney & Blyth Arts for 2019. For more information

about Waveney & Blyth Arts and to apply visit www.


HELLO Friends. Coffee Stop - on Tuesday mornings from 10.30am to 11.30am a few of us get together for coffee and a natter in the Emmaus Room to the front of the church. No charge! Why not pop in as you are passing? We meet weekly normally starting again this year on January 8th. Gift Services 2018 – We decided

this year to support an appeal by Barnardo’s to raise funds to support young carers who look after their parents, siblings etc. whilst still children themselves and try to ensure that they too have a very good Christmas. Monies donated and collected were as follows: Gift Service on December 16th, £435.00. Carol Service on December 24th, £227.30. Christmas Worship on 25th,

£70.85 and also a donation of £50 from Wednesday Fellowship which meets in the Emmaus Room once a month. The grand total was therefore £783.15. Well done everyone and many thanks to the local community who gave us their support so generously. We hope they enjoyed our Carol Service on the 24th with the Waveney Valley Brass Ensemble. Coffee morning – our next

monthly get together will be at 10am on Saturday 19th January in the Emmaus Room. Come and join us. Have a good natter and see if you can pick up a bargain. Books, good quality bric-a-brac and home baking on offer. Advent lunches held in

December in the Emmaus Room and organized by Churches

Vets offer advice to keep pets warm during the cold snap

IF it’s cold for you, it’s cold for your pet – that’s the key message from the British Veterinary Association (BVA) as it urges pet owners to take extra precautions to ensure their dogs, cats and other small pets are kept safe from hidden and potentially fatal hazards as temperatures plunge around the UK. As with humans, pets can fall

ill upon exposure to extremely cold temperatures for extended periods. To avoid this, vets advise that dogs are walked for shorter periods of time than usual, but more frequently if required, and to consider putting a coat on old dogs or those with thin fur to keep them warm. Keep older cats inside during an extremely cold spell and ensure that even healthy young cats have easy access to shelter and warmth. When walking your dog in ice and snow, do not let it off

the lead and avoid walking in areas where ponds or lakes may have frozen over - animals often don’t understand the difference between solid ground and ice and can fall through. In this situation, vets urge owners to call the emergency services for professional help rather than going in after their pet. Although distressing, it is never worth risking your own life as well as your dog’s. It’s also important to wipe

your dog’s paws and belly on returning home from a snowy walk to remove any ice or salt, and to regularly check for cracks in paw-pads or for redness between the toes. Small pets such as rabbits

and guinea pigs that usually live outdoors are vulnerable to the cold and damp despite their furry coats. Owners with outdoor hutches and runs should be extra vigilant during the cold snap and make sure

that their pets’ living space is well-protected from snow, frost and winter rain and kept dry. Give rabbits and guinea pigs extra bedding to keep warm and check their water bottle or bowl regularly, as these can freeze when the temperature drops. British


Association President Simon Doherty said, “Extreme cold weather calls for extra precautions to keep our furry friends warm and safe. Even simple things like leaving your dog outside a shop in this weather whilst you pop in for a bit or putting your cat out all night can risk a range of avoidable illnesses. “Domestic rabbits and guinea

pigs are also vulnerable to hypothermia despite their warm coats, which is why owners need to be vigilant and take steps to ensure their hutches are protected from the snow, cold

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together in Bungay raised the very welcome sum of £138 for the Scott Charity at the Bungay Medical Practice. Many thanks to all who came. Food bank collections started

again on January 8th. Please ask for information or read the notice to the front of the church. Christian Aid social evening

will take place on Saturday 9th February at 7.30pm in the Orange Hall. Entertainment and food! All welcome. Spread the word please. Stay happy and healthy in

God’s loving care and do come and join us, 10.45am on most Sundays. Please check with our nice new notice board to the front of the church.

Fisher Theatre January 2019

MOTOWN and Soul are no tall order for the fabulous band "The Heights!" Join the Quadro for a stand up gig in the auditorium, packed with live classics from Stevie Wonder, Chic, Sister Sledge, James Brown and a TON more! Set to be a lush night for listeners and dancers alike! Show on Friday 18th 7.30pm. Some seating available. Not only was he a poet but

an inspiration around the world. To commemorate the brilliant Robert Burns we proudly host this years Burns Night, wish WishingTree catering supplying a delicious Burns night supper followed by highly acclaimed East Anglian Ceilidh band Pendragon. Set to be a night full of Scottish delicacy and dancing, this is a celebration not to be missed! Saturday 26th January 6.30pm, supper and 8pm Ceilidh.

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