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Professor John Thornes giving his talk in front of a screen.
April 1, 2018

Constable’s Skies – A talk by Professor John Thornes at Boat House Gallery, National Trust, Flatford on 6th March 2018. Professor John Thornes, Professor of Applied Meteorology discusses the sky in John Constable’s paintings. To John Constable the sky was “the keynote”, the “standard of scale” and the “chief organ…

February 20, 2018

This week we’ve handed over the blog to Ordnance Survey Outdoor Champion Barbara Walshe, who lives in Boxted and said in the Gazette that her favourite walk is from Flatford to Dedham. Barbara plans to walk the Essex Way as well as all sorts of other long distance paths. Read…

January 26, 2018

Professor John E Thornes of the University of Birmingham will talk  about ‘Constable’s Skies – before and after The Haywain?’  at the Boat House Gallery Flatford on Tuesday 6th March at 2pm. Tickets from National Trust Flatford £8 In this blog post he explores John Constable’s painting of  a rainbow over…

Stour, Dedham, Flatford, River Stour Festival
January 24, 2018

John Milne writes… My wife is a painter and works for the National Trust. It was with her that I started to explore the valley of the Stour river.  I think we are both moved by trees and always have been. That response may be formal – in general landscape…

December 14, 2017

Ruth Philo writes… I am very pleased to welcome you to the new River Stour Festival and thank you for dropping by on our website. We now have leaflets ready for distribution across the whole of the Stour Valley in Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire and will be putting these out…