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Ken Warpole’s New English Landscape blog

Concerts at Cratfield – quality chamber music a small village in tranquil and rolling countryside about 5 miles west of the A12, close to Halesworth and Yoxford in Suffolk

Jim Lawrence, local sailmaker, singing a folksong with beautiful Essex scenes shot by Richard Harvey

Walk Colchester

The brand-new Saffron Hall in Saffron Walden, less than 90 minutes drive from Colchester. International concert series with some fantastic performers and orchestras.

The Idler

Stour Valley Arts and Music – quality chamber music series on the Essex / Suffolk borders.

Wethersfield Chamber Music concerts in a village church in North West Essex, between Sudbury and Saffron Walden.

The Friends of the Minories gallery in Colchester organise cultural trips and social events.

The Waiting Room – a fantastic, laid-back space in Colchester with events, a bar & café and a history project.

Robert Max’s Frinton Festival classical chamber music at the end of May / beginning of June.

Interested in new music? Local composer Allan Bullard and others have teamed up to form Colchester New Music.

Suffolk Tourist Guide, for the latest events in Suffolk