• Spirit of Place 2021

    A Series of Seven afternoon soirees in the Longshed, Woodbridge, Suffolk

    Live music, words, film, art installations and more to lift our spirits!

    Come and join our events in 2021 - Supporting the local arts and community.
    Thanks for all your support! The series starts on Sunday 27th June!


  • Sunday June 27 - Spirit of Place

    Leave the darkness behind and celebrate the light of Summer with LIVE music from Psychedelic Celtic Folk Fusion band Aartwork, special guests Elly Tree and Mothership Voyage ; ‘Meet the Artist’ with Claudia Myatt; Installations, Poetry and more! It will be lovely to share this LIVE afternoon with you at last!

    Sunday July 4 - Spirit of the River

    Creative tides and light reflected in the beautiful music of Frances Shelley and Peter Hepworth, artwork of Spadge Hopkins and Drew Whitemore with words from Julia Jones, Ambient music from Mothership Studios and more.

    Sunday August 1 - Spirit of Calm

    The ambient calming music of the area is celebrated with renowned pianist Tom Rogerson, Richard Norris and girl in a gale plus the artwork of David Turner from the USA, whose mandalas were projected on the tide mill 2018 Beowulf Festival. Celebrating our aMBieNT MuSiC WoRLD live on radiomothership.com

    Sunday August 8th - Spirit of the Wind

    The sounds of halyards provide the backdrop for poetry and song from legendary Martin Newell, magic from Oliver Catford; ‘Meet the Artist’ Adrian Mills; installations plus Electronic artists of East Anglia and more.

    Sunday September 5 - Spirit of the Moon 

    Keeping the mind healthy, celebrating the Harvest Moon with Mindfulness from Martin Wilks, A special music 'in the round' from Oktoba, Phil Jackson and Charlie Law plus the beautiful Beowulf Moon installation with Mothership Voyage.

    Sunday October 3 - Spirit of Beowulf

    Celebrating the link between Suffolk and Britain's oldest poem with lights, music, poetry and art from the Beowulf Festivals.

    Sunday November 7 - Spirit of the Rose

    Edward FitzGerald & the ‘Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam’ - Woodbridge's link to the famous poem with Charles Mugleston. A special Persian Tea & Cake is included with the Art and Music of Nick Nicolson, music from the Glass Thistles, live ambient and piano music with poetry for a perfect Sunday afternoon soiree.

  • Download the 'Spirit of Place 2021' Schedule here (updated April)


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    A big thanks to the Spirit of Place sponsors for supporting this series of community events and keeping the arts alive in 2021. If you would like to sponsor an event please contact us.

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    Get involved with raising the Spirit of the Community ... Celebrate the Spirit of Place and support the local arts - musicians, artists and wordsmiths.

    All suggestions, performances, sponsorship, questions and offers of help, gratefully received!

    We look forward to seeing you in 2021.