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An itinerary exploring the greatest contemporary art in the East. From extraordinary architecture, to visual arts, to dance. Find out more below, or download the itinerary and start your journey. Map of the locations in the Look Sideways contemporary east itinerary
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Visit the dance house that is creating an international stir from its home on the Ipswich Waterfront.

This world-class facility is the home of dance in the East and has numerous contemporary dance world premieres, from the country’s best and brightest choreographic talent. Performances encompass the entire spectrum of dance from classical ballet to experimental.

As well as performances, the spectacular Jerwood DanceHouse hosts classes six days a week, so take to the stage and get moving.

Find out more at DanceEast.

How to get there
By Car
The town is well connected by road and is less than two hours drive from London.

By Rail
Ipswich station is a hub, with direct lines to London, Norwich and Cambridge. Trains travel three times hourly to the capital, which is just an hour away.

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Snape Maltings is one of the premier music venues in the country, attracting musicians of global standing.

Visit this unique venue in the reedbeds of coastal Suffolk, just five miles from Aldeburgh.

Snape Maltings is the home of Aldeburgh Music, set up by Benjamin Britten, perhaps the most important British composer of the 20th century. It hosts a year-round programme of events including the Aldeburgh Festival (‘arguably the best music event in Britain’ – The Guardian) and Snape Proms. Performances range from the classical to the experimental, and it hosts an artist development programme, meaning that visitors can often hear work from the next generation of virtuosos before anyone else.

Find out more about Snape Maltings.

How to get there
By Car
Snape Maltings is signed off the A12 at the junction with the A1094.

By Rail
The closest station to Snape Maltings is Saxmundham, which can be reached via Ipswich. It is then a four-mile drive to the venue.

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Before you even set foot inside you should appreciate the Foster + Partners designed building, with its spectacular glazed frontage and an extended basement emerging naturally onto the lakefront.

Once inside, there’s likely to be a number of special exhibitions to see, as well as a world-class permanent displays that incorporates Lord and Lady Sainsbury’s huge personal collections.

Find out more at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.

How to get there
By Car
The Sainsbury Centre is in the grounds of the UEA, to the south-west of Norwich. It’s easily accessible from the A47 which circles the city, or you can use the Park and Ride service from Costessey.

By Rail
Norwich connects directly to London, Ipswich, Cambridge and several other towns and cities. There is a regular bus service from the station to the UEA, and taxis are readily available.

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Visit the East Gallery to see the latest in contemporary art exhibitions.

As a university exclusively catering for the arts, this is a hotbed of creativity and it regularly draws cutting edge national and international travelling exhibitions. This is doubly useful, not only displaying some of the best contemporary art around, but also in giving students valuable experience in installation and curation.

Find out more about East Gallery.

How to get there
By Car
Norwich is connected to London by the A11 and the midlands by the A47. Once into the city, follow the signs for St Andrew’s car park, which is a short walk from the East Gallery.

By Train
Norwich connects directly to London, Ipswich, Cambridge and several other towns and cities. Norwich University of the Arts is just half a mile from the station.