A Moving Tapestry of Suffolk

beyton, dean parkin, Fressingfield, Photography, Video, Wingfield

Thanks so much to everyone who submitted videos and images for the video tapestry. I had a fun time piecing everything together and found lots of common themes between what people are observing at the moment – celebrations of your beautiful Suffolk surroundings with its ancient architecture, flowers in full bloom and buzzing with wildlife, evoking memories of people and events from times past.
A poem created as part of Dean Parkin’s writing activity (and kindly recorded by Dean for this video) is layered over footage of the Fressingfield Church grounds. Gloria in Beyton submitted a wonderful sketch of her house which we hear her describe. Memories of time spent growing up in Wingfield are layered over abstract footage of a family walk. We see and hear bees swarming around a poppy bed.
Hopefully you enjoy watching, and, if you’re not lucky enough to live in this environment, that it might briefly transport you there for a moment!
Lewis Wickwar

Millie the Florist

dean parkin, Jac Campbell, Suffolk Day, Uncategorized
A white plastic box full of flower pots and plants is propped up on a wooden easel. Beside it is a figure made out of different bits of metal and holding a willow basket full of leaves and greenery.

Here’s “Millie the Florist”, on display in Burstall.

Millie is made from odds and ends, including a gearbox casing from an old lawnmower for a torso and legs made from speaker stands.

The head and neck were part of a high powered long range torch.

Millie was sent in by Ann from Burstall who explains that Millie was originally part of an entry by her WI for the Suffolk Show.

Ann writes: ‘My husband taught me how to  cut metal and weld pieces together – not to exam standard!

“[It was] great fun to do and I am so pleased to be able to use her again for Suffolk Day.