Suffolk at Play – in pictures


The gang's almost all here

The gang’s almost all here

(L to R) Poet Dean, animator Emma, reminiscence facilitator Julie, artist Caitlin, Suffolk Artlink co-Director, Hayley and project officer Candida: the only person missing is our wonderful volunteer Amanda, who was busy sitting by the Rhine, eating cake and having a lovely time.

Suffolk at Play participants came from across Suffolk – Bury St Edmunds, Felixstowe, Lowestoft, Stradbroke and Stowmarket – to help us celebrate the project, which started back in November 2013.

It was a truly lovely afternoon; thank you so much to everyone who attended and to all those who worked so hard behind the scenes, for making it such a success. Our special thanks go to Helen and all her staff at the Osier Cafe, for making sure that we had lots of cake, too.


Our guests start to arrive …


… and it’s a time to meet old friends again. Babs, from Bury St Edmunds, took part in Suffolk at Play when it started back in November 2013. It was lovely to catch up with her and some of the other members of the Howard Estate Over 60’s Club.


Some participants went to look at the Suffolk at Play Cube …


.. and others took part in the activity, creating the final Suffolk at Play poem. It’s not so much rings on her fingers, as glitter on her finger tips.


Whilst Dean collected well-known sayings and lines of poetry, over on Caitlin’s side everyone was busy decorating their favourite phrases.


Then it was time to watch the videos.




After which, Dean and Caitlin performed the poem.


Finally, Lisa Harris of the Museum of East Anglian Life thanked everyone for attending, and welcomed the Suffolk at Play resources – the DVDs, the newly-created toy box and the exhibition Cube – into the archive at the museum.



Suffolk at Play Grand Celebration


It was lovely to see so many people at our Grand Celebration at the Museum of East Anglian Life last Saturday.

Participants from Bury St Edmunds, Felixstowe, Lowestoft, Stradbroke and Stowmarket joined us to see all the videos made over the last two years, and create a final poem for Suffolk at Play.

Thank you to everyone for making it such a lovely occasion, all the artists, everyone at the Museum and most importantly, everyone who has taken part in the project since it started back in November 2013.

The Cube has landed

The Suffolk at Play Cube has reached its final destination – the Museum of East Anglian Life.

Since it was created in 2015, the Cube has been exhibited in museums, schools and libraries across Suffolk and has been seen by over 11,000 people.

This photo won’t do much to boost those figures – it was a bit dull the day I took these – but it does show the Cube, flanked by the special Suffolk Artlink banners, in the Domestic Life building at the Museum.