Art in the Garden @ Brooklands
Jun 14 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Beautiful garden open in aid of the Artists’ General Benevolent Institute, who help professional artists in need.

Art on display – 25% of sales will go to the AGBI.

Fete de la Musique
Jun 20 – Jun 21 all-day
Saffron Walden Arts Trust Annual General Meeting @ King's Arms
Jul 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

An opportunity to meet the Committee and other members, and have your say in the future of the Trust.

Refreshments and entertainment!

Talk on Sir Alfred Munnings @ Braintree District Museum
Jul 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Talk on English Painter and Great War artist Sir Alfred Munnings

On Wednesday 8th July at 3pm Dr. Bill Teatheredge of The Munnings Art
Museum will be giving a talk at Braintree District Museum on the life and works of Sir Alfred Munnings (1878-1959). Munnings was known as one of England’s finest painters of horses, with a career spanning almost 70 years, and is also celebrated for his depictions of scenes from English rural life. During the First World War he worked as an official war artist attached to the Canadian Cavalry Brigade, and after the war he earned several prestigious commissions.

Visitors can see one of Munnings’ post-war pieces on display in Braintree District Museum’s Crittall gallery – a pencil sketch of Francis Henry Crittall, managing director of Crittall Windows. The sketch was drawn at the Great Eastern Hotel in London on 4 June 1919 during a celebratory meeting to thank Crittall for his leadership of the East Anglian Munitions Committee. Over the course of the First World War this Committee of 42 industries produced over 5 million shells for the war effort, as well as many other vital products. Crittall was the driving force behind this process and this sketch was presented to him as a token of appreciation.

The Munnings Art Museum is based in Munnings’ former home – Castle House in Dedham. Soon after Munnings’ death his wife transformed their home into a museum of his work, and it is now run by a charitable trust. Dr Teatheredge’s talk coincides with a new exhibition at Dedham – ‘A Horse’s Tale’.

Tickets for the talk are £3, including refreshments. To book in advance please call 01376 328868. | Press Enquiries: Jennifer Brown 01376 325 266

Pencil Sketch of Francis Henry Crittall by Alfred Munnings(1919) Photograph: Braintree District Museum

Taggs Island by Alfred Munnings (1919)

Photograph: The Munnings Art Museum

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Publication of ‘Mad Man Modernity’ by Jess Dickinson
Jul 10 all-day

Mad Man Modernity, an anthology of poems written by Jess Dickinson.

“Sparky, charming and fun” poet Hannah Walker

About the Author

Jess is Poet in Residence at the Saffron Walden Poetry Club and a regular contributor to other poet’s shows in the area. Mad Man Modernity is her first published collection.

One third of the profit (£1.53) from this book goes to Pursuing Independent Paths – supporting young adults with learning disabilities. Find out about PIP here:

Concert at St Mark’s College, Audley End
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
AGM – Monday 18th July at 7.00 pm King’s Arms
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

AGM – Monday 18th July at 7.00 pm King’s Arms

Join us for some refreshments and to hear our Guest Speaker: Tim Atkinson “A Choirboy, a bullet belt and Lemmy- Tim Atkinson’s story of how his obsession led to a career in Music and working with his heroes.”

There will be a short business meeting reviewing the past year and plans for the future.

We welcome anyone who is interested in the arts locally (visual, performing, music, writing etc.) and especially those who may like to get more involved.

There will opportunity to have your say in the Neighbourhood Plan which includes an Arts and Heritage focus

AGM @ Fariycroft House Media & Arts Centre
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Architectural Walk and Talk with Mike Hibbs @ Market Square, followed by King's Arms
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Mike Hibbs will give an informative, entertaining and personal account of buildings in Saffron Walden he has worked on in his professional capacity.

Mike is an architect with a practice in Saffron Walden that specialises in renovating and extending listed and historic buildings.  Over the years he has gathered a collection of insights into the history of the town, and of specific buildings – some technical, others – stories of social history.

The walk will begin outside the Library in the Market Square and will take 30-40 mins. The talk will take place in the King’s Arms in the Function Room.


Tim Atkinson “A Choirboy, a bullet belt and Lemmy” & Lemmy: the movie @ Fairycroft House
Dec 28 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 29 @ 10:00 pm
Thursday 28th December at 7 pm at Fairycroft House
Saffron Walden Arts Trust will be holding an event at Fairycroft House on the anniversary of the death of Lemmy, founder and lead musician of Motörhead. 
Tim Atkinson will give a talk “A Choirboy, a Bullet Belt and Lemmy” – the story of how his obsession led to a career in music and working with his heroes, and eventually collaborating with Lemmy on one of his last recordings, some of which took place at Fairycroft House.
The talk will be followed by the showing of the 2010 rockumentary film, “Lemmy”. There will an exhibition of Motörhead memorabilia. The event will also raise funds for Young Carers, who are supported by Fairycroft House through arts related activities such as film-making and drama. There will be a bar available all evening.
Tickets available from Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre,  or at the door –  £10, and £5 to Saffron Walden Arts Trust members.