Posted on May 15, 2018
Britten Youth String Orchestra
St Bartholomew’s Church, Orford
Saturday 21st July, 7pm
The Britten Youth String Orchestra from The Netherlands will perform a free evening concert of music for strings at St Bartholomew’s Church.
The orchestra was founded in 2007 by their conductor, violinist and acclaimed conductor Loes Visser. Its aim is to provide a platform for talented young string players to develop their musical skills in an inspiring, high-level and musically demanding environment. Many progress on to further study at conservatoire level. For this concert they will perform a programme of beautiful music for strings by Warlock, Rachmaninov, Berlin, Grieg, Bloch and Shostakovich.
Entrance is free, with a retiring collection towards the church.
Posted on September 4, 2017
The Orford Craft Shop was very popular with visitors who were attracted by the eclectic range of baskets displayed in front of the shop. Much of the stock in Orford Crafts was locally made or had a local theme, including baskets, pottery, books, jams and preserves.
Previous proprietor, Stuart Bacon, is a noted marine archaeologist and has dived in the waters off Dunwich many times, exploring the ruins of the former town of Dunwich. Information gained from these dives was documented in an exhibition on the first floor. Much of this archive has been donated to Dunwich Museum or is currently stored in the Cobra Mist building on Orford Ness.
Stuart decided to retire and the shop is undergoing refitting and refurbishment in the hands of the licensees of The King’s Head.
On completion of this work the shop will re-open as the Orford Craft Centre on Tuesday 22nd May.
Posted on May 13, 2017