Arts and Culture
A new one day cultural festival is coming to Stowmarket on Saturday 9 October 2021, celebrating the towns past, present and future.
A range of cultural venues across the town will play host to a series of ghost walks, art exhibitions, storytelling, food tastings, street performances and workshops, all organised by the Stowmarket Culture Group.
How do Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils support arts and culture across the two districts?
- We ensure villages and towns thrive, through a collaborative approach. The creation of cultural network groups within market towns has also made culture more accessible to all
- We recognise culture as the key driving force behind growth in towns, and for residents
- We work with partners to build higher levels of cultural participation, and manage strategic programmes and projects
- We support residents to start well, live well and age well, using culture to improve health and wellbeing
- We develop innovative partnerships between cultural providers and educational institutions, which improve cultural education provision for children and young people. Visit Periscope's website for more information
- We offer fundraising and project advice and guidance
Which arts and heritage organisations do Babergh and Mid Suffolk invest in?
- DanceEast the national dance development agency
- Eastern Angles a touring theatre company
- John Peel Centre for Creative Arts a multi-purpose arts venue in Stowmarket
- Museum of East Anglian Life the largest independent museum in Suffolk, with aspirations to be recognised nationally as a museum with a focus on food
- Wingfield Barns a community venue, studio and gallery complex in the heart of Suffolk
- Creative Arts East an arts and community development charity
- Orchestras Live the national orchestral development charity
- Gainsborough House the childhood home of Thomas Gainsborough and national centre for the exploration of Gainsborough’s art,
- Quay Theatre a community theatre based in Sudbury
Suffolk Culture Network
The Suffolk Culture Network is for people delivering communications, marketing and audience development in the cultural sector. Email Thomas Beese if you'd like to join the Suffolk Culture Network.
Suffolk Cultural and Creative newsletter
The Suffolk Cultural and Creative newsletter is a fortnightly publication which aims to improve the sharing of information between:
- arts practitioners
- arts organisations
- non-arts organisations
- local government
- regional and national bodies across Suffolk