Being my great, great grandfather’s daughter – Millie Burbridge on Sam Peel and our community play

Last week we featured a wonderful blog from A MAN WHO DID DIFFERENT cast member Marleigh. This week, it’s the turn of Millie Burbridge, aged 11, who has the unique honour of playing her own great, great grandfather’s daughter. Here’s what she says: I never thought I would get to be my great, great Grandfather’s.. read more →

Doing Different – Marleigh Daniel reflects on Sam Peel, acting and our community play

Rehearsals for our community production of A MAN WHO DID DIFFERENT, based on the life of local champion Sam Peel, are in full swing. The experience has brought together a dedicated and enthusiastic cast and crew, drawn from the local community, all keen to honour Sam and his pioneering work through drama. In the cast.. read more →

Welcome to our new chair of trustees

Tim Lankester has been appointed as Chair of our board of trustees, as our launch year gets underway Tim joins the board at a pivotal time for the town’s exciting cultural development, with major refurbishment and extension work on our site nearing completion and plans to open its doors to the public in the late.. read more →

Windcatchers and wishes – the latest pictures from our building works

Exciting times as the new windcatchers take pride of place – and our intrepid snapper Sarah Toon caught them arriving Friday 17th November was a landmark day for our landmark building. The iconic cowls are already in place on top of our 19th century building, but they are now beautifully complemented by new windcatchers on.. read more →

Wells Maltings secures major funding award from The Clore Duffield Foundation

£100,000 investment in Wells-Next-the-Sea’s landmark arts and heritage centre to support new Clore Learning Space. Wells Maltings is delighted to have been awarded £100,000 by The Clore Duffield Foundation towards a new learning and participation space within its redeveloped arts and heritage building in the heart of Wells-next-the-Sea. The development project, which transforms a derelict.. read more →

The life of Alderman Sam Peel celebrated in new community play produced by Wells Maltings

Call out for performers to take part in this exciting local venture – informal open auditions to be held Sunday 1st October The life of Sam Peel was a truly inspirational one. He oversaw the reorganisation of post-war education in the county, laid the foundations for the National Health Service in north Norfolk and took.. read more →


Wells Maltings invites local artists to respond to our local heritage Wells Maltings, with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, is organising a year long Heritage Art Trail which will be part of its opening programme of work in spring of 2018. More information is on a previous news item here. Selected artists are asked.. read more →


The Wells Maltings Trust is pleased to announce the arrival of Simon Daykin as the first General Manager of Wells Maltings – the new arts, heritage and community hub for North Norfolk in the heart of Wells-next-the-Sea, opening in Spring 2018. The Wells Maltings Trust was established in 2010 and the redevelopment of Wells Maltings.. read more →

Explore Wells-next-the-Sea: A Heritage Art Trail from Shore to Sea, and Back Again

The Wells Maltings Trust, with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, is organising a year-long Heritage Art Trail which will be part of our opening festivities for the Wells Maltings in the heart of the Wells in spring of 2018. People of the Shore and Sea Trail organised by the Wells Maltings will feature East.. read more →

Ahoy All Pirates

“Ahoy There ! All Ye Smugglers and Landlubbers” The Festival is back on!! 15th – 17th September 2017 2017 Weekend Line-up CONTACT CAPTAIN GREYBEARD FOR MORE DETAILS – 07396101204 Friday 15th September – Sponsored by Holkham Estate The Smugglers Ball Details and venue to be confirmed Band back by popular demand “Chest of Pogs”   Saturday 16th.. read more →