... a bit Suffolk
|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|
|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.
|we 12 Aug|
A yard sale this Saturday in Sweffling.
|tu 6 Aug|
|tu 18 Jun|
|mo 10 Sep|
Final day today of Jonathan Keep's four day show at the Sweffling printroom.
|tu 10 Jul|
A motorcyclist is in a critical condition after colliding Friday evening with a tractor and trailer on the B1119 presumably between Framlingham and Sweffling. From the police report the farm vehicle must have been crossing the B1119?
|sa 9 Jun|
Today until 4pm there is a Swish clothing sale at the Sweffling print room gallery.
|sa 2 Jun|
|fr 4 May|
♫ Musical nights out tomorrow around near the coast include 5 In A Bar at St Mary's Sweffling with refreshments (we last 5 In A Bar at the 2014 Great Glemham Christmas show), and Man in the Hat at the Knodishall Butchers Arms. ♫
|th 30 Nov|
Private view Sunday at the printroom Sweffling of their four artist show Cultivating Landscape. ... wine, tea, cake and conversation in our warm studio ... impossible to resist.
|mo 16 Oct|
Friday and Saturday there was a fund raising show at the Print Room Sweffling of art works by Thomas Mills Framlingham pupils and staff to improve the art room equipment. We visited Saturday and were told Friday had been packed for the raffle and the many gaps on the walls are sales ... steady selling was still happening Saturday pm.
|mo 9 Oct|
Saturday night the Slate Barn Sweffling was transformed into a slightly improvised (the foyer was a tent) but fully functioning theatre. Essential components were a stage, lighting (including a glitter ball), sound system, catering and if a bit awkward to access a sizeable dressing room. An invited full house that slightly strained the car park were musically and theatrically entertained by the debut of Slate Barn Arts, what a lovely and local venue for future shows.
|mo 13 Jul|
As always Saturday's Sweffling field dance was an absolute joy with smiling faces, laughter and good old fashioned fun ... ♥ it!
|sa 11 Jul|
♫ The annual Sweffling field dance is always magic and it's tonight.
|sa 20 Jun|
There has been a question mark over this year's Sweffling neé Rendham Field Dance but told today it's definitely going ahead second Saturday in July, bar and hog roast of course. ♫
|th 17 Jul|
Saturday's field dance may have moved a short walk along the B1119 from Rendham
|tu 13 Aug|
Tragically Liam Church, the motorbike pillion rider in the road accident on the B1119 near Framlingham earlier this month, died Sunday in Addenbrookes Hospital. Liam's elder brother Michael who was driving the motorbike died at the scene of the accident, both brothers were from Sweffling.
|th 27 Sep|
|sa 14 Apr|
Twice a year Richard Atkinson and Rob Yates for a week pretty much put their home into store and transform their Sweffling cottage into a living collection of antique/collectible/useable still lifes for sale ... quite stunning stuff. This week's show ends tomorrow but their next one will be in October.
|tu 7 Feb|
Thanks to Ivan and Gosia we now know the Sweffling windmill (grid ref TM 634902 264054) is on the left up an apparently unnamed road off Low Road. The base is a private home but a pic in the University of Kent collection shows the top was still on in 1933.
|sa 28 Jan|
This postcard of Dennington shows that around 1943 the village didn't go as far as having a garage but the shop sold petrol, hand pumped of course and though perhaps we should know where the windmill in Sweffling was we don't.
|mo 2 Jan|
|fr 17 Jun|
Weird, in Sweffling four cats and a dog have been poisoned by anti-freeze.
|tu 15 Mar|
We all know (or should know) what Al Murray the pub landlord thinks of pubs with a web site ... the Sweffling White Horse has a web site but hasn't been open for approaching eight years ... it's planning to re-open this summer.
|tu 11 Aug|
It's the very pleasant Sweffling Village Fete this Saturday and though the tug of war has gone there's all the usual stuff plus belly dancing, tractor rides, a fun dog show and most important a beer tent (we'd guess Earl Soham beer, it was last time we went).
|sa 6 Jun|
... it's taken two months but 'Kathie' from Sweffling has been identified.
|we 1 Apr|
|th 12 Mar|
|sa 15 Mar|
The Sweffling White Horse has been sold, now how long has that been shut? Three years?
|tu 21 Aug|
Sweffling Village Fete returned last Saturday after being away for bit (so we're told). Although we didn't see any tug of war like the last time we went, there was a bouncy castle, steam organ, welly whanging, trailer rides, coconut shy, face painting , second hand book stall, beer tent (Earl Soham beer of course), half a dozen Chevrolet Corvettes, burgers, teas, stuff we can't remember and despite a slightly dour day it was all going very well!