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July 30, 2020

We are pleased to announce a joint River Stour Festival and Quay Theatre event. This will be a live-streaming event of The Oak Papers by Dr James Canton of Essex University on Wednesday 9th September at the Quay Theatre, Sudbury at 7pm. This will be a conversation about the book with questions…

July 12, 2020

This blog post comes from SB with her observations of the flora and fauna in her garden on the banks of the River Stour. Lockdown brought an added peace to the river and its wildlife; with restrictions now easing the river again is attracting human visitors.  With the slight easing…

July 9, 2020

 This week has seen England’s first extension to an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) in nearly 30 years . The Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB has been expanded by about 38 sq km (14.6 sq miles) – almost a tenth of its size – to include the Stour Estuary,…

May 18, 2020

Due to coronavirus, the country is in lockdown but the countryside in the Stour Valley is full of activity and growth. SB brings us the latest observations from  her beautiful garden on the banks of the River Stour.  May Garden Clippings  The garden has been a great help to us…

April 2, 2020

Our blog post today comes from SB writing about her beautiful garden on the banks of the Stour. Signs of spring are evident, something to cheer us in theses uncertain times. We seem to have several pairs of swans vying for the territory around us. Two pairs live in reasonably…

March 17, 2020

As we are all aware, the government has recently issued guidelines recommending restrictions against unnecessary social interactions and mass gatherings. In line with this advice, the River Stour Festival has cancelled it’s own curated events up until the end of May. We will review as necessary if or when other…

March 17, 2020

Unfortunately, due to recent advice regarding COVID-19 and social distancing, the Stour Surrounding Film Screenings that were due to take place at Clare Castle Country Park on Thursday 19th March and Christchurch Mansion on Wednesday 25th March have now been postponed until further notice.

March 13, 2020

The River Stour Festival is pleased to be involved in the ‘Day on Place’, part of Essex Book Festival, at Firstiste in Colchester this Sunday (15th March). Unfortunately, due to family ill health, the previously scheduled ‘All at Sea?’ talk by Ken Worpole and Hana Loftus, which was due to…

March 5, 2020

An event especially for businesses in the Stour Valley! A Forum for visitor-focussed businesses in the Stour Valley (Suffolk & Essex) to support growth, partnership and networking opportunities. The forum will take place from 8.30 to 11.30am on Thursday 26th March, at Clare Park Lake Golf Course. Including breakfast and…

March 3, 2020

 In our blog we catch up with SB and her wonderful seasonal notes from her beautiful garden on the River Stour. After January flooding, February sees signs of spring with spring flowers appearing and birds showing nesting activity. January The Christmas decorations have been put away for another year and…