CEZANNE – PORTRAITS OF A LIFE – EOS (CERT TBC)

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane,Wells, NR23 1RB EXHIBITION ON SCREEN is thrilled to present this film of one of the most talked-about exhibitions of the year. Dedicated to the portrait work of Paul Cézanne, the exhibition opens in Paris before travelling to London and Washington. One can’t […]

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A Toast to the Town

David and Peter who run Cellar by the Quay  are passionate about wine and inspired by working in Wells. Choosing to move away from large city commercialism they identified a few villages and small towns in interesting areas. David had known Wells from childhood but that wasn’t the deciding factor. They felt that Wells had […]

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The evacuees, a legacy

So why Norfolk, I am frequently asked?  My family were evacuated to Burnham Market and Burnham Overy during the war, I reply, and that sets me thinking once again what must it have really been like? And how many other residents or visitors to our sea and shoreline, “incomers”, like me, have that same deep […]

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The Granary Reflections of Wells

Pauline Kelly is a resident of Peterborough and was born in Wells in October 1945.  She has vivid memories being brought up in Wells. In this post, she recounts her memories of Wells from the Granary, of snowstorms and family. In 1949 I was a young child of 4 or 5-years old.  I remember going […]

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What do volunteers do?

Hello and welcome to a perspective about a volunteer for the development of the Maltings.  I thought it might be a good idea to introduce myself, some of you will already know me but equally quite a few may not. I am the Theatre Sound and Lighting Technician for the Granary theatre, or wherever we […]

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Wreckers and Bitefingers

About the Blogger:  Janet Angles is an avid seeker of local stories and has volunteered with the RNLI where she participated in recording spoken histories of the lifeboat rescues.  She moved to Wells 2001 and has contributed to the historical preservation of coastal life in Norfolk. If you should ever search for information about the […]

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A Good Haven

Richard Heffer reminiscences of living in and around Wells. About Richard Heffer.  Actor Richard was born on July 28, 1946 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. He is an actor, known for Women in Love (1969), Colditz (1972) and Possession (2002). Richard has lived in and around Wells for decades and always comes back to visit with […]

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The Wells Maltings Quilt and Heritage Banner

The writer of this post, Dierdre Amsden is a recognised needlewoman and quilter, whose work has inspired the delightful contributions which comprise the Wells Maltings Quilt, and herald the Maltings Heritage Banner. In doing so, she captures art traditions of the past, which bring history and events alive, and celebrate life, achievements and occasions through […]

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The Landmark Cowls Return

The Cowls on the Maltings, once such a recognisable landmark for the town of Wells-Next-the-Sea, are Back! The cowls were originally used to help regulate the flow of air from the drying furnaces. The hot dry air from the furnace would dry the germinated cereal grains brought to the Maltings. This would produce malted grains that would […]

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Express Yourself through Textiles!

Mark your calendars for the quilting bee that will be held at the Sackhouse Sunday May 28th and Monday May 29th from 10 to 4 over two days of the Bank Holiday Weekend. Come and stitch in time as the Wells Beach Hut Quilt will be on a frame.  Imagine 8 women at a time […]

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22 June : The Boats of the Saltmarsh Coast

22 June, 20 July, 24 August (and continued through the end of 2017)  ‘The Birds of the Saltmarsh Coast’ will be followed by a series of talks, panels, discussions, workshops and site visits on ‘The Boats of the Saltmarsh Coast’. The series will begin on 22 June and will run through the end of 2017. The objectives of the […]

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18 May : Bird Painting

Saltmarsh Coast Heritage Programme 18 May: Bird Painting This Event has been removed from the Saltmarsh Coast Heritage Programme, Alternative dates may be available later in the year. The final session in the series on The Birds of the Saltmarsh Coast will be at the Holkham Victoria rather than The Sackhouse. It will feature a lunchtime […]

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20 April : Bird Photography

Saltmarsh Coast Heritage Programme 20 April: Bird Photography Internationally renowned bird photographer Chris Knights will speak about bird photography on the Saltmarsh Coast. Chris Knights was born and bred in Norfolk.  An early interest in cameras lead him to become a film maker, working for Anglia Television’s Survival series. For five years he was About Anglia’s ‘Countryman’ […]

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Community Banner Project

The Wells Maltings Trust is flexing our creative muscles with a call to make an artist designed Community Banner of “People of the Shore and Sea! To do this, we are looking for makers, embroidery sewers, quilters, fabric artists. Step One!   Make a quilt to raffle as a fundraiser for the Wells Community Banner […]

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Community Play about the life of Sam Peel

As part of the activities for the Heritage Lottery whilst the Maltings is under development we have a range of activities and exciting projects which may interest you.  One of these projects is a play about the life of Sam Peel, a man that many locals would argue shaped Wells and tackled many social problems. […]

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Saltmarsh Coast Heritage Programme

Following two on the Birds of the Saltmarsh Coast  will continue on March 16 when Kevin Thatcher will speak about the history and practise of wildfowling on the Saltmarsh Coast (7.00 p.m in the Sackhouse). Tickets available from www.wellsmaltings.org.uk/whatson at £2.50 each. The series on Birds of the Saltmarsh Coast began with an Introduction to […]

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Volunteers Needed to Be Part of a Vibrant Cultural Hub

A Small Port on the eastern Shore of Britain with a Global Reach The Wells Maltings is breaking ground on a two-story extension providing spaces for retail, reception, café, visitor facilities, community room and an exhibition and gallery space. We are responding to an Heritage Lottery Fund  and community initiative that will coincide with the […]

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Office Space with Free Wireless

Office 6 on the third floor is now available for rent, along with the meeting room and community space, perfect for Conferences, training, Art exhibitions and small events.  Get in touch to find out more on 01328 711378 Sackhouse charges Are you interested in renting one of the business units? Contracts are affordable and flexible, with […]

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Saltmarsh Coast Heritage Programme

February 16th 2017 at the Sackhouse – Only £2.50 per person. Panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities for Bird protection and conservation on the Saltmarsh Coast. The North Norfolk coast has a wide and diverse range of species. The saltmarsh supports many diverse and unique habitats and ecosystems. This broad biodiversity has many pressures […]

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Works on site about to begin

Here at Wells Maltings Project we want to stay in touch and let you know of the latest progress which may have an impact on you. Here’s whats happening over the next few weeks: Tuesday 7th February: The power supply to the existing Tourist Information Centre will be disconnected by UK Power Networks. This work […]

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Hew Purchas Revisited – Art Exhibition

April 8th – 12th 11am – 7pm Daily In September 2016 the Wells Malting’s Trust was incredibly proud to host an exhibition to celebrate the art work of local artist Hew Purchas.  This well visited and highly popular exhibition will be repeated in April 2017 with more of Hew’s work being displayed including several large, […]

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FILM FESTIVAL DAY

FILM FESTIVAL DAY SATURDAY 4th MARCH 2017 SCREEN NEXT THE SEA PRESENTS YOUR FIVE A DAY- AN ALL DAY CELEBRATION OF MOVIE DUOS at Alderman Peel High School,  Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB 10.00 – 12 THE ODD COUPLE (PG)1968 US Walter Matthau is Mr Messy and Jack Lemon Mr Neat, trying to share a flat […]

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Main construction work begins February

The next phase of the construction project is about to begin at Wells Maltings. After the many months of planning, fundraising and detailed design we are in the final stages of mobilising ready for the main build. A contract was recently awarded to RobSon Construction who will carry out the renovation of the Maltings and […]

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Birds of the Saltmarsh Coast – launch event 19 January

The Saltmarsh Coast Programme will offer talks, lectures, presentations, conversations, debates, exhibitions and site visits in Wells and other coastal communities to help residents and visitors of all ages learn about its physical, cultural, economic and social character, recognise how its past has shaped its present and its present and its present is shaping its […]

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Archaeology begins on site

Exciting work happening at the Maltings – the archaeologists have begun digging onsite. Two trench pits are being excavated and surveyed – the dig will investigate and explore the ground beneath the surface within the footprint of the new extension, which is a condition of the planning permission for the project. This work needs to […]

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Design Consultation

On Saturday 24th September at the Sackhouse upstairs meeting room is the Interpretation consultation with Ugly Studios.  Ugly have been appointed by the Trust to design the Heritage Centre in the new Maltings tackling questions such as  – what will be on display? how will it be displayed? What is interesting local history and what […]

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Saturday 10th Sept. Pirate Festival Line-Up

Saturday 10th September At the Maltings 12.00pm – 5.00pm The Heritage Open weekend – come in and explore the Maltings, listen to stories from the real people of Wells. Outside the Maltings 10.00am – 5.00pm Stalls, games, raffles, food and drink, festival T-shirts, Face painting, Toss the Jellyfish. Find the suitcase sellers with the Treasure […]

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Sunday 11th Sept. Pirate Festival Line-Up

At the Maltings 12.00pm – 5.00pm The Heritage Open weekend Come in and explore the Maltings, listen to stories from the real people of Wells. Outside the Maltings 10.00am – 5.00pm Stalls, games, raffles, food and drink, festival T-shirts, Facepainting, Toss the Jellyfish. Find the suitcase sellers with the Treasure Trail 4.00pm  Best dressed Pirate competition […]

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9th Sept. The Smugglers Ball

The Smugglers Ball – 7.30pm upstairs in the Maltings Music to be provided by “Chest of Pogs” runners up at the Kings Lynn festival There will also be a basic “Pirate” bar. £6 per ticket, over 18’s only Tickets available from Wednesday 10th August at the Wells Tourist Information Centre You must bring your own tankard […]

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The Award Winning Mighty Wells Pirate Festival Returns for its 6th Year

Bigger and Better and Going Back to the Beginning! Friday 9th September The Smugglers Ball – 7.30pm upstairs in the Maltings Music to be provided by “Chest of Pogs” runners up at the Kings Lynn festival £6 per ticket, over 18’s only Tickets available from Wednesday 10th August at the Wells Tourist Information Centre You must […]

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