Suffolk Artlink

January began with a flurry of activity and we are pleased to announce that booking is now open for our new JumpstART arts course.

Over the last few weeks we’ve also been busy in Lowestoft, delivering the first of many creative workshops as part of our Lowestoft Folk project, and scheduling the next few Around the Table sessions for family carers.  And to top the month off, we’ve received fantastic news about new funds to support the development of our Forget-me-not Visitorproject at Ipswich Hospital.

2018 is showing no signs of slowing down, and we are looking forward to another year of bringing the benefits of being creative to our friends and neighbours in the East.

Wishing you a creative and joyful year,

Alex & Hayley, Co-Directors 

Booking open for the next JumpstART course and tasters – The Human Body

Booking is now open for the spring term of our arts training course for people with learning disabilities.

JumpstART takes place from February in Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich and Lowestoft, and will be exploring the fascinating world of the human body through art. Read more.

New Around the Table creative workshops announced

We’re happy to announce the new dates for our free creative workshops for adult family carers, taking place as part of our Around the Table project.

The new sessions will take place in Lowestoft on the 25th January, 23rd February and 23rd March. More are planned to follow later in the year. Read more.

We’re bringing more smiles to Ipswich Hospital thanks to new funds

Thanks to £37,000 of new funding, our Forget-Me-Not-Visitors project will create a positive, friendly environment for even more older patients living with dementia at Ipswich Hospital. Read more.

We’re looking for trustees

We’re looking for dynamic individuals to join our Board of Trustees. It is an exciting time for Suffolk Artlink as we work towards a new strategic vision, developing our practice and changing more lives.

Expressions of interest accepted until the end of February 2018.  Read more.

Meet the Artist: Liam Carroll

We are pleased to introduce this month’s artist, Liam Carroll. Liam is a storyteller who has recently started working with us on our brand new Lowestoft Folk project. Read more.

A word from our friends

Online artist community Pop My Mind has recently launched a new bursary scheme, offering its members two £300 bursaries a month for creating and uploading a new piece of work in response to another piece on their website (termed ‘Popping’).

For more information visit

As the new year begins, it’s a great time to set a personal challenge to work towards. If you have a brave, silly or creative idea to raise funds for Suffolk Artlink, please do get in touch, we’d be happy to offer advice, support and promotional goodies!

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