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the Waveney REVELS
. . . a new tradition


Introducing the Waveney Revels – a Waveney-wide celebration of creative and cultural enterprise, fun, passions and enthusiasms, running for an amazing 35 spring days.

Bold in both ambition and scale, the Waveney Revels reveals and explores the vast range of arts and heritage activity and diversity across Waveney, in north east Suffolk, from April 1- May 5, 2008 – and hopefully will become a new annual tradition.

As internationally renowned film actor Robin Williams famously said – “spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’”

And the Revels party offers international input including Kiev Singers and the Hermitage Ensemble; comedy greats including Ken Dodd, Jimmy Carr and Nicholas Parsons; at least one world premiere musical; and a host of especially created or programmed events including Waveney’s resident musicians – no less than the internationally acclaimed Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Talks walks, bike rides and edible events sit happily alongside literary happenings and quality theatre. And the Revels reveal the huge range of activities to be regularly enjoyed week in week, out Waveney-wide.

Most importantly the Revels are designed for Waveney residents and visitors to explore something different, go somewhere unusual, do something new. Hopefully the Revels will show the arts and heritage are at the heart of everyday life – for pleasure, for work, for learning, for all – and demonstrate the efforts and energies of professional businesses and impressive, quality individual and community ventures.

Events can be added continuously, so view regularly for updates – and if you spot mistakes or missing events please let us know.

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This will be the Waveney Valley Blog’s Revels Event


A photographic snapshot of the Waveney Region 2008.

It can be anything that is local, people, places, work, animals, wildlife etc. including a lot of the projects taking part in the Revels!

We will exhibit it live on the internet via a page on the Waveney Valley Blog indefinitely, and then do the same next year.

To be displayed from April 1st 2008
Then a repeat project to compare in 2009, 2010 etc.

Photos can start to be be sent to [email protected] now!

Everyone who has their photo added will be entered into a draw for a digital camera!
The draw will take place on the 30th April 2008.

All we need is:
Photo (jpg format, 800 x 600 pixel maximum)
Email address or telephone number
First name (for draw purposes only)
NO NAMES will be added to the snapshots