HWAT News: Waveney Reflections: invitation to the book launch weekend

The Harleston & Waveney Art Trail Collective (HWAT) is delighted to announce the publication launch of their new book, Waveney Reflections: From Brockdish to Bungay, a portrait of the river, celebrating the river Waveney between Brockdish and Bungay, the stretch of river that links the artists’ studios and influences their artworks.

All are welcome to attend the special book launch weekend on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th October 2015 at The River Waveney Study Centre, Old Harleston Road, Earsham, Suffolk NR35 2AF.


The river Waveney forms the boundary between Norfolk and Suffolk and gives the Waveney Valley its beauty and character. The book Waveney Reflections includes over 50 full-colour images and each artist’s thoughts on their work and their relationship with the river and the surrounding area of the Waveney valley.


Wax Batik by Caryl Challis

The book launch weekend is also an opportunity to meet the twenty five artists from HWAT featured in Waveney Reflections and view a special art exhibition of the original artworks featured in the book. Tessa West, writer and poet with a long standing love of Norfolk and Suffolk, has written the foreword to the book and she will be opening the event each day.

Paul Zawadzki, Lazy Afternoon, oil on canvas, 80x80cm

Paul Zawadzki, Lazy Afternoon, oil on canvas

The River Waveney Trust Study Centre will be open from 11.30am to 3pm on both days of the book launch weekend, offering visitors time to enjoy a walk by the river that has inspired our artists. The Café at The River Waveney Trust Study Centre will be open for the purchase of refreshments during the special book launch.

Over the two day book launch weekend Waveney Reflections will be available to purchase at a special introductory price of £10 (normally £12). Waveney Reflections is also available to purchase locally at: Robinsons Stationers, Harleston; The Old King’s Head, Brockdish; River Waveney Trust Study Centre; Diss Publishing Bookshop; Jarrolds department store in Norwich.

To purchase the book Waveney Reflections by post, please send a cheque or postal order made payable to ‘The Harleston & Waveney Art Trail Collective’, together with your name and address with full postcode and a contact telephone number to:
Vicky Townley
The Old King’s Head
The Street
IP21 4JY


Painting by Rosemary Elliott

Waveney Reflections: From Brockdish to Bungay, a portrait of the river
Book Launch & Art Exhibition
Saturday 24th October & Sunday 25th October 2015
River Waveney Study Centre
Old Harleston Road
NR35 2AF

Entry to the River Waveney Study Centre and the HWAT art exhibition is free for the Waveney Reflections book launch weekend only, open on both days from 11.30am to 3pm.

Please visit the River Waveney Study Centre website for information on study courses and activity workshops. The River Waveney Study Centre is situated alongside the river Waveney on the Norfolk/Suffolk border at Earsham, just off the A143. Free parking.