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Stour Valley Arts & Music

History of SVAM

Stour Valley Arts and Music Society was formed in 1950 to provide live access to music, dance and the arts for the people of the Stour Valley, centred on East Bergholt and Brantham. It has developed over the years to focus primarily on chamber music and an annual lecture on a topic related to art or architecture.

To mark the 60th Anniversary of SVAM in 2010 a short book was produced. Musical Notes gives a short history of SVAM and showcases an anthology of the programme notes written especially for SVAM concerts by Peter Shave.

In recent years, like many other arts organisations, SVAM has devoted more time and resources to Education and Outreach.