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Come and Revel in Waveney

PUBLISHED: 13:32 10 April 2009 | UPDATED: 08:52 06 July 2010

A CELEBRATION of innovation, creation and culture is being launched across the district for the third year running on Monday.

Waveney Revels seeks to showcase the people and places, events and activities that make this area so diverse and unique.

A CELEBRATION of innovation, creation and culture is being launched across the district for the third year running on Monday.

Waveney Revels seeks to showcase the people and places, events and activities that make this area so diverse and unique.

Organised by Andrew Kitchen, Waveney's arts and heritage manager, it's hoped that all ages and tastes will enjoy the music, art, drama, song, exhibitions, walks and talks that will be available.

Some events run throughout the whole of the Revels, others are on specific days and times, while a huge majority are open all year round.

On Monday the Buddha Market opens its doors at the former Eversley School, in Southwold. Recycled art, vintage fabric, clothes, books and furniture will be on offer from 10am till 6pm every day until April 19.

Over at Beccles, a celebration of the Elizabethan age, entitled St John Leman's Pageant will take place at the town museum. Look out at 11am and 2.30pm for revellers gathering in New Market to parade.

Meanwhile at Bungay's Fisher Theatre grab your partners for a do-si-doe at a ceilidh from 7.30pm.

On Wednesday, Guy Ackers will give a talk and display of the Suffolk Hedgerow Survey carried out in Ilketshall St Andrew inside the church from 2pm, while at the New Cut, in Halesworth, Linha De Passe will be showing on screen about the perils of a talented young footballer living in a poverty stricken Brazilian province.

Thursday brings Bungay Country Market from 9.30am till 11am at the Honeypot Centre.

Running throughout April is a student show at the Upstairs Gallery, in Beccles, showcasing a selection of work to view and purchase from the likes of Sir John Leman High School, in Beccles, and Benjamin Britten High School, in Lowestoft. The favourite artist selected will have the chance to win their first solo show in the feature gallery in 2010.

The Black Dog Arts Trails is continuing in Bungay town centre until May 3, with artists creating pictures of the interiors, staff and users of shops, which are exhibited in shop windows or outside the walls of places that inspire the painters.

Southwold Museum is holding a visual history on Walberswick from 2pm to 4pm daily; Scotts Gallery Café, in Lowestoft, is staging an art treasure hunt with work located throughout the town and £100 in prize money; while Tides Reach Recording Studio, in Norwich Road, Lowestoft, is encouraging you to go in for a sing. An hour's recording is £25 with a free 30-minute consultation.

Waveney Revels run from Monday until May 4 and also welcomes the likes of celebrities Jane McDonald and John Sergeant.

For full event details go to www.waveney.go.uk/revels

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