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At times like these we need to support the wellbeing of our communities, and our own, more than ever.

With this in mind, we are pleased to have begun reshaping our projects to ensure that we maintain creative connections with our participants and continue working with our wonderful partners and freelance artists. From telephone trees to foraging fact files, there’s a creative activity for everyone to take part in from the safety of their own home.

We’re sending our thoughts and warmest wishes out to you all, and look forward to finding even more new ways to engage and keep connected within the coming months. We hope that, alongside everything else, you are finding points of light and inspiration in our altered circumstances that just might help you to create your ‘new normal’.

Alex & Hayley, Co-Directors

Make Do and Friends

Make Do & Friends Online Activities

We are delighted to announce the launch of the brand new blog site for Make, Do and Friends, our programme of creative social events for adults (55+) in villages and towns in Mid Suffolk and Babergh.

As the artists can’t come out to see you all in person, they have been busy devising ways to run ‘virtual’ workshops; the result is this experimental online creative space. Read more about the Make, Do & Friends blog.

Around the Table at Home

Our wonderful project officer, Kasia, has been working alongside a group of professional artists to create novel initiatives to continue to support our carers in the coming weeks and months.

From telephone trees to foraging fact files, we’re offering new ways for our carers to stay in touch and stay inspired. Read more about what Around the Table at Home is.


In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, here at Suffolk Artlink we’ve been reflecting, remodelling and adapting both our work and personal lives in response to the need to socially isolate.

We are noticing that with a new focus on home and our inner worlds, small acts of creativity are providing the salve and sustenance we need to stay well. Read more about #CreatingOurNewNormal.

Meet the artist – Gillian Allard

We recently welcomed photographer, Gillian Allard, to our roster of talented artists, and she’s already made a big impact. Most recently, Gillian has been working with our Brave Art students, supporting them to take a series of really spectacular portraits as they explore the theme of Transformation. Read more about Gillian Allard.

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