Sharing Suffolk Stories
Following the launch event on the 28th August, we are looking to recruit participants to delve into the archives for the 3 ‘lost’ locations.
The participants, over at least a year, will be supported in researching and in sharing the stories they find, using the creative arts. We’ve got a great delivery partner for this who specialise in sharing stories through singing, but anything goes really – drama, poetry, creative writing, artwork etc.
The Taster Days will give people a chance to find out more, see some previous examples of how archival/heritage stories have been expounded through the creative arts, and participate in some interactive exercises before deciding whether they wish to sign up (either as a researcher, performer, or both!).
The dates are as follows:
• LOWESTOFT (focussing on the Beach Village, once home to a thriving community associated with the fishing industry) = Friday, November 2nd, 1pm to 4pm – The Bethel, (Battery Green Rd, Lowestoft NR32 1DE)
• DUNWICH (once an internationally important port, lost beneath the waves as the coastline changed) = Monday, November 12th, 1pm to 4pm – Dunwich Reading Room (St James St, Dunwich, IP17 3DT)
• ALTON WATER (an area of landscape, once home to Alton Hall and Tattingstone Hall, flooded in the 1970s to create the reservoir) = Friday, November 23rd, 1pm to 4pm – Tattingstone Village Hall (School Road, IP9 2NA)
Here’s a link to the project web page - https://www.suffolkarchives.co.uk/land-and-shore-project/.
Kind regards and thanks,
Heritage Lottery Fund Project Coordinator
Growth Highways and Infrastructure
Suffolk County Council
Ipswich IP1 2BX
01473 264519 / 07720210095