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Events and Workshops

For further information call 01206 322127
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Spirit of the Stour: Plein Air Painting Competition
Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd September

Entry fee: £20 for one day / £35 for two days

Follow in the footsteps of Sir Alfred Munnings and John Constable with the museum’s second two day Paint Out along the banks of the river Stour.

Take part on one or both days. Open to all abilities – beginners welcome and there is an Amateur artist category this year. Prizes will be awarded at 1pm at a reception on the afternoon of Sunday 23rd September. Overall cash prize of £250.

Please read the Competition Rules. By booking a place you agree to abide by the Rules as set out.

There is still time to book a place in the competition – please purchase your entry ticket now and we will send final details to you by email up until 10pm on Thursday and Friday. You may also turn up to register and pay on both competition days when you will be given final details to read before starting your painting time. Please call 01206 322127 with any further questions.

Spirit of the Stour: Plein Air Painting Prizegiving, Exhibition and Art Sale
Sunday 23rd September
FREE, refreshments available

Visit the exhibition of works created during the painting competition. Paintings will be for sale throughout the afternoon.

Spirit of the Stour: Exhibition of Paintings for Sale
Café in the Garden

Wednesday 26th September to Sunday 28th October
Wednesdays to Sundays

A selection of paintings from the Plein Air painting competition will be on display in the museum’s Café in the garden. Opportunity to purchase works for sale.

**SOLD OUT** Munnings Birthday Lecture: Martin Bell, OBE
Dedham Assembly Rooms

Wednesday 3rd October
£10 all tickets

Refreshments available

The museum’s second birthday lecture will be an opportunity to hear life stories from broadcaster and former politician, Martin Bell OBE. Like Sir Alfred Munnings, Bell grew up in the Waveney Valley on the Suffolk / Norfolk border and his father, farmer, writer and first Times crossword compiler Adrian Bell was friends with Munnings in the 1930s.