... a bit Suffolk
|th 28 Dec
|mo 31 Oct
♫ As with all last Tuesdays of the month tomorrow will be the free entry Sweffling Slate Barn Halloween jam night.
|fr 27 Oct
This weekend will be the Sweffling Printroom's last, what a pity such a lovely location.
|fr 13 Oct
Like a teenager growing out of their shoes Sweffling has spawned Sweffling teens which is the village in the late noughties squeezed into the teenage years.
|fr 15 Sep
Early this evening at the Sweffling printroom gallery Swedish artist Staffan Gnosspelius will be signing his book bear and talking about his very affordable prints which will show each weekend until October.
|fr 8 Sep
We've always enjoyed unaccompanied small group singing and 5 In A Bar will present an a capella concert with interval refreshments tonight in the Sweffling church. ♫
|mo 21 Aug
|sa 22 Jul
This weekend last chance to see Katherine Jones' show at the Sweffling Printroom Gallery. The sad news is that after showing Swedish artist Staffan Gnosspelius in September the gallery will permanently close in November, very sorry to hear that.
|sa 15 Jul
We've always thought ELO an essentially cheerful band but also very much a studio band needing multi-tracking and studio effects to sound like that. Last night in the Sweffling Slate Barn and the rain we were stunned by ELO Encounter recreating the sound live just like the studio original. ♫
|we 12 Jul
♫ This Friday ELO Encounter at the Sweffling Slate Barn. Wonderful location and venue (though do remember the compost toilets are for sitting only), pleasant crowd, licensed bar and the tributeers do sound remarkably like the tributees.
|we 28 Jun
♫ A very decent turn out of both players and jam goers at the Sweffling Slate Barn last night and Simon's looped samples prompted dancing. Every last Tuesday an enjoyable and free night out but do remember the compost toilets are for sitting nly.
|su 18 Jun
♫ Last night in the Sweffling Slate Barn there was a full house for Polly Gibbons and James Pearson who were relaxed and faultless in their performance. Whenever we visit the Slate Barn there's been another improvement, this time the car park had usefully grown. Upcoming next month ELO Encounter and Polly on the tv in August.
|th 15 Jun
Saturday evening in the Slate Barn Sweffling Polly Gibbons and the James Pearson Duo will be giving a concert in support of the Hebron Music Academy. Showtime 8:00pm and there's a licensed bar. ♫
|fr 9 Jun
Sunday afternoon at the Sweffling Print Room Katherine Jones will be talking about her work ... and there will be cake.
|mo 8 May
The Sweffling printroom's first show of the year is a four hander with prints from Bronwen Sleigh, Paul Coldwell and Eleanor Havsteen Franklin plus intriguingly sculptural pots from Jonathon Keep. Last chance to see this weekend.
|tu 20 Dec
♫ This month's Jam Night in the Sweffling Slate Barn has had to move from the usual last Tuesday to Friday the 30th, surprisingly because of the licensing.
|we 26 Oct
♫ The Jam Night in Sweffling last night rewardingly had a good hatful of very able younger players and impressively often they played more than one instrument. The pizza van was a no show but the well stocked bar had attractively priced Vic and could take card payments. Do it again soon please.
|mo 10 Oct
|su 9 Oct
The Sweffling Printroom's upcoming show is the second part of How Artists Understand Landscape with artists Steve Edwards, Gill Tyson , Serena Smith and Michelle Keegan. The private view is this coming Friday the 14th.
|su 31 Jul
♫ We always enjoyed the magic Sweffling née Rendham field dances until it seemed to evaporate after 2015. Pleasingly it's sort of reappearing as the Sweffling Ceilidh this coming Saturday and although the poster doesn't say where perhaps it's in the pub's garden? Either way the pub will know where ...
|we 25 May
The current show at the George Farnham Gallery Saxmundham ending Saturday is Brazilian artist Lupe Cunha. Our thanks to the gallery for their support. Tomorrow the Print Room Sweffling will be returning in the slot. Their upcoming exhibition is Workplaces & Wildspaces by Graham Crowley with the private view (which isn't private) 5-8pm Friday.
|su 24 Apr
|mo 18 Apr
Last week near Sweffling stumbled across our first Quiet Lane.
|fr 15 Apr
♫ Mid-week we visited the Sweffling Slate Barn Barn Revue rehearsals for tomorrow night, the Freddy Mercury reference certainly made us laugh. The last show at this wonderful location was a cracker.
|sa 19 Mar
The Sweffling Printroom gallery sent the Disasters Emergency Committee £7,130 for Ukraine. The impressive amount was raised from last weekend's print sale. Master printer Kip Gresham will be anecdoting 2:30pm today at the the gallery.
|tu 8 Mar
|mo 18 Oct
On the 30th this year's Flipside festival is being held at Yew Tree Barn Sweffling and the near by printroom gallery. Your ticket includes complimentary beverages.
|mo 6 Sep
Between 9am Friday 27th and Sunday afternoon 29th August an outbuilding was broken into at a home near Glemham Road Sweffling and four 18” alloy wheels and four tyres stolen. If you have any info please contact Suffolk Police quoting 37/47996/21, you can phone 101.
|su 30 May
As so often stunned how long since we last visited the Sudbourne Printmakers. This week they are being hosted by the Sweffling printroom and when we visited yesterday it was busy, lots of sales with Peter Besson clearly popular. Next exhibitors at the printroom are local artists Amanda Edgcombe and Tassie Russell.
|sa 29 May
|fr 28 May
The Sweffling printroom gallery re-opens today to host the Sudbourne Printmakers and the gallery will be part of Suffolk Open Studios next month.
|we 19 May
Studio 80 in Rendham has transmogrified into Studio Sosenka (it's Polish for pine, presumably as in wood). From six pm Friday they will be showing paintings and drawings of Sweffling by Ruth Finn ... it usually involves white wine.
|sa 24 Oct
In it's idyllic rural Sweffling setting the printroom studio is usually open for browsing and bringing in framing but best to check with Monica Petzal on 07775 676185.
|fr 4 Sep
The printroom gallery in Sweffling is an elegant building in a beautiful location. They are open this Sunday 10am-5pm with 20% off all framed prints. To join them in supporting us the next available slot is 24th September, tell the world about yourself for £9.95 ... ads explained here.
|th 9 Jan
Yesterday afternoon a fatal single vehicle crash in Sweffling.