Art meets great outdoors in series of events

Ruth Wharrier will turn her drawings into botanical illustrations.

Ruth Wharrier will turn her drawings into botanical illustrations. - Credit: Archant

Some of the region’s top creative talents have teamed up with environmental experts for the Waveney and Blyth Arts Merry Month of May.

Talks, walks and workshops are taking place in the River Waveney Trust’s stunning riverside, woodlands and water meadows at Earsham, just outside Bungay.

Writer and environmental activist Mark Cocker will be leading a bug hunt and giving talk about how insects inspire prose.

Woodcut artist and printmaker Dianne Griffiths will be taking a walk through woodlands, talking trees and their woods, sketching and making bark rubbings.

Back at base she will help people create their own design, make their own woodcut and produce their own prints. T

Botanical artist Ruth Wharrier has exhibited her work in collections worldwide and during the event she will focus on field drawings of wild flowers before turning these drawings into botanical illustrations.

Nick Sanderson from the Broads Authority is an expert on wetlands and will be leading walks in the water meadows with landscape artists Sarah Cannell and Malcolm Cudmore.

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Waveney and Blyth Arts has been able to keep prices low thanks to an Essex and Suffolk Water Branch Out grant.

More information about the events is available at or email