Open weekend at historic village

Cratfield village sign

Cratfield village sign - Credit: Archant

An open weekend showcasing the delights and talents of Craftfield near Halesworth will be held in the village this weekend.

There will be ten open gardens to look around as well as an art exhibition with crafts in the village hall including up to 50 paintings by Cratfield Art Club which is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Andy Coates, chairman of the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain will be exhibiting and selling pieces of his work.

Jeweller Rosie Price will also be displaying and selling some of her work.

Guided tours of St Mary’s Church will be on offer with a local architectural historian while Natalie Meg Evans, a newly published Cratfield author, will be signing books on Sunday from 3pm to 4pm in the village hall.

Refreshments, including a barbecue with Cratfield Beef and turkey from P A Mobbs and Sons, as well as teas, cakes, ice cream and light lunches will be on offer at the church and village hall.

Tomorrow evening, AMICI, a capella chamber choir will be in concert at St Mary’s from 7pm with a programme ranging from Byrd to The Beatles.

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The event will run from 11am to 5pm both days.

The open weekend is raising money towards improved heating in the church and a new, professional, kitchen in the village hall. Improving facilities enables residents to continue hosting a programme of events.

Visitors can expect a warm welcome to this historic village of 300 inhabitants.