On Friday 3rd March 2023 Two Sisters Arts Centre in Trimley St Mary unveiled a stunning new art installation to mark their five year anniversary and the culmination of a long held ambition by Artistic Director Suzanne Hawkes to create a warm and welcoming space for performance artists and audience alike within the now redundant church of St Marys.
The installation entitled Words & Music is the work of talented local wicker artist Tracy Barritt- Brown and is made up of two life-size figures – a girl sitting reading a book and a boy playing the saxophone. Together they sum up the vision of Two Sisters to provide a platform to encompass literature, music and art, and they will be a permanent feature for everyone who uses the building to enjoy.
The art was made possible by generous donations from supporters via crowdfunding, the creation of a ‘Friends’ scheme, plus major sponsorship from local business Jackamans Solicitors and a small grant from Felixstowe Town Council.
The evening itself was opened and compared by Radio Caroline’s Stephen ‘Foz’ Foster and featured a specially composed song, ‘Sanctuary’ from acappella trio Triangle and a lively set from world class saxophonist Phil Veacock with Nic French on drums and Jim Watson on keyboard.