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Sunday 11 June 2017

Open 1pm - 4pm. 

Lavenham Hidden Gardens - Garden No 15

Entry to garden with Hidden Gardens sticker. Entry to house an extra £2 or free (as usual) with a Lavenham Residents Card.

Fri May 26th 12-5
Sat May 27th 10-5
Sun May 28th 10-5
Mon May 29th 10-5
Tues May 30th 10-5
Potters and Friends Summer Exhibition

A quality exhibition hand crafted by exhibitors includes pottery, ceramics, mosaic, textiles, weaving and blacksmithing

Free entry, donations welcome.

Here's our poster

   
Sat 20 May & Sun 21 May

1000hrs – 1600hrs

Wartime Memorabilia Display
Visit the collection of wartime memorabilia displays in Lavenham Little Hall, including a display entitled ‘A Little of the Home Front at Little Hall’.

Justyn Keeble and Mark Taylor will be providing a Photographic Reconnaissance Interpretation display, illustrating the importance of reconnaissance in advance of 8th US Army Air Force missions. This will include many historic artefacts such as aircraft cameras, stereoscopes and other items of interest.  Justyn and Mark will be in period USAAF uniforms. 

James Merriott will be in attendance, selling his book 'Watercolour Inspirations - Suffolk Summer 2015' and displaying one of his watercolour paintings.  James was evacuated to Suffolk from London during the Second World War.  His paintings are inspired by his wartime childhood in Suffolk and USAAF John Appleby’s book ‘A Suffolk Summer’ written in 1945 whilst he was in Lavenham about his wartime experiences in Suffolk.  John Appleby was an engineer with the 487th Bombardment Group, based at RAF Lavenham and his book was published in 1948. 

Little Hall’s display will include information about the evacuees who came to Lavenham.  Lavenham Little Hall was an Evacuation Centre for children being moved out of Bethnal Green in London during the Second World War

£4 entry.  Proceeds will be split between the charities which are being supported during the Vintage Weekend.

 

   

Potters and Friends

Christmas 2016 Exhibition

 

Free entry (donations to Little Hall)

Friday 2 December 12:00noon to 7:00pm

Saturday 3 December 10:00am to 5:00pm

Sunday 4 December 10:00am to 4:00pm

Another stunning collection of Pottery, Ceramics, Jewellery, Textiles, Weaving, Fused Glass, Prints and a Blacksmith

Potters and Friends will run at the same time as Lavenham Christmas Street Fair

Wednesday, 19th October, 6pm

From Wool to Cloth

The Triumph of the Suffolk Clothier

Lecture and book-signing by the author,

Dr Nicholas Amor

 

Wednesday, 19th October, 6pm

Little Hall, Market Place, Lavenham

 the home of a medieval clothier

“History from the bottom up, through the lives of the men and women who made the cloth”

 

 

 

Wednesday 24th August 2016

Family Day

  • cat trail

  • art activities including making a cat mask and cat drawings

  • stories about cats in history as well as fictional stories

We have a wonderful garden and weather permitting a great place for picnics so do bring one along if you are inclined.

See link on the left for pictures

11-19 June

 

Exhibition of paintings by Rosalie and Reginald Brill

at

Little Hall

11th – 19th June

Free entry 11th and 12th during

the Lavenham Art Festival from a painting by Reginald Brill

 

Fri 27 May
(11-6 pm)
then
Sat 28 May
to

Tues 31 May
(10 –5 pm)

Potters and Friends

Sixth great Summer Exhibition

Contemporary Arts and Crafts in an historic 14th Century House and Gardens

Free entry

A stunning variety of Ceramics, Jewellery, Paintings, Prints, Blacksmith, Textiles, Spinning and Weaving and other Arts and Crafts

• Demonstrations throughout the exhibition

Enquiries to gillhedge@gmail.com

   
Tuesday April 12, 7.30pm
at the Guildhall. SOLD OUT

Wednesday April 27, 6.30pm
Tickets £3,
available at the Tourist Information Centre, Lady Street

The Astonishing

Gayer Anderson Twins

Cairo 1912
 in an AC Sociable

Constantinople 1920

 

An Illustrated Talk by Wendy Barnes, Chair of the Little Hall Management Committee

The twins arrived in Lavenham in 1924; acquired and restored a medieval house which they then named ‘Little Hall’.  Distinguished army officers, philanthropists, archaeologists and impeccable collectors of art and antiquities which over time they donated to museums in Britain and around the world.  They created what is now the Lavenham Society and saved our Village centre from being demolished.  Eccentrics themselves they brought to Little Hall many fellow eccentrics, about whom Wendy will reveal much.

   

Potters and Friends

Christmas 2015 Selling Exhibition

 

Free entry (donations to Little Hall)

Friday 4 December 3:00pm to 8:00pm

Saturday 5 December 10:00am to 5:00pm

Sunday 6 December 10:00am to 4:00pm

Another stunning collection of Pottery, Ceramics, Textiles, Stone Weaving, Jewellery, Pictures, Prints, Cards and a Blacksmith

 

Potters and Friends will run at the same time as Lavenham Christmas Street Fair

 

 

Download a poster here

 

   
Saturday 9th May 
&
Sunday 10th May 2015

Free entry (donations to Little Hall)

1100-1600hrs: Archive films, Project Exhibition & Wartime Memories Workshop by
8th in the East

1400-1600hrs (Saturday only): American Aviation Exhibition by
Imperial War Museum Duxford

Full programme of events in the village
 

Potters and Friends

fifth great summer exhibition

Contemporary Arts and Crafts in an historic

14th Century House and Gardens

Friday 22 May 3:00pm to 8:00pm

Saturday 23 May - Sunday 31 May 10:00am - 4:00pm

A stunning variety of Ceramics, Jewellery, Paintings, Prints, Blacksmith, Textiles, Spinning and Weaving and other Arts and Crafts • Demonstrations throughout the exhibition

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
     

Potters and Friends

Christmas 2014 Selling Exhibition

 

Friday 5 December 3:00pm to 8:00pm

Saturday 6 December 10:00am to 5:00pm

Sunday 7 December 10:00am to 4:00pm

Another stunning collection of Pottery, Ceramics, Textiles, Stone Weaving, Jewellery, Pictures, Prints, Cards and a Blacksmith

Potters and Friends will run at the same time as Lavenham Christmas Street Fair

Download a poster here

 

 
Potters & Friends

May 2014

Potters & Friends

Contemporary Arts and Crafts in an historic 14th Century House and Gardens

Free entry

Lavenham Arts Festival is on for the Bank Holiday weekend and we will be having pottery demonstrations in the Market Square as well as at the Little Hall

Friday 23 May - Sunday 1 June

Friday: 3pm - 8pm, all other days: 10am - 5pm

A stunning variety of Ceramics, Jewellery, Paintings, Prints, Basketmaking, Blacksmithing, Textiles, Spinning and Weaving and other Arts and Crafts

Demonstrations throughout the exhibition

Download a poster here

 
Christmas Crafts at Little Hall 2013

Friday 6 December 3:00pm to 8:00pm

Saturday 7 December 10:00am to 5:00pm

Sunday 8 December 10:00 am to 4:00pm

The place for quality Crafts and original Christmas presents

Contact Gill Hedge: gillhedge@gmail.com

Another stunning collection of Pottery, Ceramics, Textiles, Stone Weaving, Fusion Glass, Jewellery, Pictures, Prints and Cards

Potters and Friends will run at the same time as Lavenham Christmas Street Fair

Download our poster

Potters & Friends

Contemporary Arts and Crafts in an historic 14th Century House and Gardens

Free entry

Friday 24 May 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Saturday 25 May - Sunday 2 June 10:00am - 5:00pm

A stunning variety of Ceramics, Jewellery, Paintings, Prints, Basketmaking, Textiles, Spinning and Weaving and other Arts and Crafts

Demonstrations throughout the exhibition

Enquiries to gillhedge@gmail.com

Full poster PDF here

Christmas Crafts at Little Hall

Potters and friends return for another stunning selling exhibition

FREE ADMISSION to crafts

Friday 7 December 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Saturday 8 December 10:00am to 5:00pm

Father Christmas will be in attendance on Saturday

A quality collection of crafts, including pottery, ceramics, handwoven and dyed items, prints, pictures and jewellery. All items are made by the exhibitors.

All proceeds to Little Hall Museum and Gardens

Saturday 28 July - Sunday 29 July

10am - 4pm

Normal entry prices

Heritage Craft Weekend

Demos - try your hand

Saturday 26 May - Tuesday 5 June 2012

10am - 4pm

Entry free

Potters and Friends

Contemporary Arts and Crafts
A stunning variety of Ceramics, Jewellery, Prints, Weaving and Textiles and other Fine Arts

Demonstrations throughout the exhibition

A Jubilee celebration - the return of a quality exhibition

Saturday 5 May - Monday 7 May 2012

10am - 4pm

Normal entry prices

Weavers, Artists, Printmakers and more

Part of Lavenham Art Festival

   

 

Potters & Friends back for Christmas 2011

Friday 9 December 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday 10 December and Sunday 11 December 10:00am - 4:00pm

Quality crafts including pottery, ceramics, handwoven and dyed items, prints, pictures and jewellery. All items made by the exhibitors.
This event is part of the LAVENHAM CHRISTMAS FAIR and Father Christmas will be in residence on the Saturday.

 

Art in Glass

IMG_9901.JPG  IMG_9934.JPGThe event is being organised by Rosella Chester, a glass artist based in Colchester and features work of her fellow glass artists from Suffolk and Essex. The exhibition displays traditional and modern glass work and includes live glass work and blacksmithing demonstrations.IMG_0287.JPG

Little Hall and gardens are a perfect setting for the innovative designs on display, these range from glass mushrooms, to mosaic face masks through to stunning windows and glass garden sculptures.

Wednesday 24 August to
Monday 29 August 2011 daily

11 am – 4.30 pm

 

Admission to Little Hall - £3.00 – the exhibition is included!

PDF Poster

pictures

   

HERITAGE CRAFT WEEKEND

Join us to learn a new skill with one of our craft makers who will include: potter, woodcarver, print-maker, jeweller, embroiderer, rag rug maker, corn dolly maker and musicians. It’s a hands-on event for all so bring your family!

Saturday 23rd to Sunday 24th July from 11am to 4-30pm.

Entry: £5. Children free.

Pictures of the event

   

Potters & Friends

Contemporary Arts and Crafts in an historic 14th Century House and Gardens

FREE ENTRY

Exhibition in The Little Hall Museum & Gardens, Lavenham, Suffolk

Saturday 21st May to Monday 30th May 10:30 to 4:30

A stunning variety of Ceramics, Jewellery, Paintings, Prints, Basketmaking and other Arts and Crafts•Demonstrations throughout the exhibition•Watch local press for more detail

Enquiries to gillhedge@hotmail.com

Pictures of the event

   

Mon 25 April - Thurs 28 April 2011

11:30 - 16:30

Art Exhibition

Kingston University Faculty of Art.

11am - 4-30pm. Normal prices.

Ongoing during 2011

Ancestral Voices at Little Hall

Tableaux, costumes, music and stories.

Arts and Crafts, July 2010

Pictures of Arts and Crafts day, 24 July 2010

29th March 2010 Commemorating Eve Ranzetta

Portals to the Past: August 2007, in which Portals to the Past brought Tudor food, music and games back to Little Hall.  Here's some pictures of that event.

Letters from the Front to Lavenham 1915-1918 on Friday 12th October 2007 in Lavenham Guildhall at 7.30 pm