Wingfield Barns and a potential tweet up – #bowandarrowtweetup

Wow – great bike ride. Thanks to @spudballoo for being the catalyst, we went on a cold but sunny bike ride. After miles of empty countryside; what we locally call ‘Bow and Arrow’ country, we reached Wingfield Barns. One of those wonderful rural miracles, a proper arts centre in the middle of nowhere. The great thing is, I thought it would be closed (off season and no exhibitions on). A lady [Lesley] appeared and said ‘well look at you fit people’. We asked if anywhere was open and she replied, ‘well no, but I’ll open it for you – would you like a cup of tea’. With that we had a private viewing and perfect tea.

Wingfield will have to be a profit making concern from the 1st April, no longer under funding from arts or local council grants. It has gained some interesting patrons eg Phil Jupitus but still will need lots of support from locals. Thus a plan was hatched – how about a tweetup; they are showing The Social Network on 25th May – just book direct and we will see who appears, quite a few of the local twitterati have already said they will go.. will you too? [If you are going, post a comment here so others know it’s real!!] there is a host of other interesting stuff on their programme, take a look Rory for one!

The map of our journey – sorry Spud turns out is was 26.58 miles in the finish the map is here

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Posted on March 5, 2011, in cycling, Suffolk, twitter and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. That’s a slightly tricky time of year for me but I am hoping to make an appearance for a pint (and possibly a hot dog?) beforehand.

  2. It’s making me giggle that your blog post is so positive and informative. Mine mostly is moaning about my legs!

    http://www.spudballoo.com/2011/03/what-i-saw-on-my-bike-today-3/

    26.25? It was the extra 1.25 miles that did for me 😉

    Great post, you’ve remembered all the detals of Wingfield so much better than me. x

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