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Wingfield Barns

Quite simply, a unique venue

Wingfield Barns lies in the Waveney Valley, just inside the Suffolk border with Norfolk.

It is a unique tranquil venue, centring around a beautifully restored timber framed barn, surrounded by studios and galleries.

It is the perfect place for concerts, plays, education and training, and weddings.

For all enquiries ring 01379 384505 or e

Music Sunday 7th June 7.30pm. All tickets £15

Peter Knight’s Gigspanner. Album Launch Tour.

Legendary fiddle player Peter Knight (ex Steeleye Span) is joined by Roger Fleck on Guitar and Vincent Salzfaas on Percussion.

Gigspanner were sensational when they played at the Barns last year. But don’t just take our word for it.

On 19th May the Daily Telegraph gave the album a 5 star review and added it to the ‘Best Folk Albums of 2015’ list. “Magnificent…a feast of imaginative music” is what the Telegraph said.

This is in addition to another host of other fine reviews including:

“Gigspanner work together in musical genius…there is no track that won’t rope you in and buzz you like drinking a barrel of coffee” EFDSS Magazine.

“The development of Gigspanner over their time together is astonishing….. an album of the year without doubt” R2 Rock ‘n Reel

“Just by the first track you know this album is something special. Knight gives a masterclass in fiddle playing” Folk All


“Their third album is as full of virtuosic playing as its predecessors. The musicianship on this album is outstanding” Bright Young Folk

“I don’t have enough superlatives…one of the albums of the year. Just wow.” Roots and Fusion

Wingfield Barns is seeking to appoint two new volunteer Directors to its Board. Wingfield Barns is a Community Interest Company. It was formed in 2010 and is committed to delivering a cultural, educational and artistic programme to both the immediate and wider community - a programme not otherwise easily accessible in such a rural environment. We are also a beautiful venue for a small number of weddings each year.

If you are interested in becoming a Director, please send a short CV and covering letter to the CIC’s Chairman Dr Simon Bennett at: Wingfield Barns, Church Road, Wingfield. IP21 5RA. Alternatively e mail If you would like more information please e mail as above or telephone 01379 384505.

Our photographic exhibitions are now open. Entry is free to all of them.

The Suffolk Monochrome Group is in Studio 4 until 31st May, 11 until 4 Wednesdays to Sundays.

The Royal Photographic Society Creative Group 20th May until 31st. Times as for the Suffolk Monochrome Group.

NEW Art classes at Wingfield Barns with experienced art tutor John Parker. Open every Tuesday from 10am to 4pm.

For further details e mail: or call John on 07442 491734


Friday, May 29th, 7.30

New Eye Theatre return to the Barns with two plays. The mystery thriller ‘A Pretty Row of Pretty Ribbons’ with Daisy Jude Pizey and Rob Johnson will be followed by a comedy from the pen of John Gleeson ‘Bliss in a Beach Hut??’ with Dawn Briggs, Tim Hall, Brian Hewlett (known to millions as Neil Carter in Radio 4’s ‘The Archers’), Emma Martin and Jak Quatermaine. Tickets are £9, with concessions at £8 for students and audience members over 60.

Friday 10th July. mtp productions present Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor. Open from 6pm so bring a picnic. Show starts at 7pm. Book online at (booking fee applies) or call mtp on 01394 385022. Tickets £12. Family ticket £40 (2 adults accompanying 2 children under 16.)

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Saturday 25th July 7.30. Andrew Burke and Louise Cockerill in concert. Andrew and Louise have taken part in several sell out shows at the Barns but this is the first time they have produced a concert for just the two of them. Louise’s fabulous soprano voice and Andrew’s piano skills will combine to make a very special evening.

Wingfield Barns is increasingly a popular venue for conferences and training as it offers flexible accommodation for small or large numbers of delegates. Wi fi is available throughout the site. Feel free to connect and use.