Come and join us at this magical venue in the depths of the South Norfolk countryside.

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About Us

Creative Odyssey Projects are Arts related projects which aim to give support and create opportunities for artists to develop ideas, collaborate and present their work to diverse audiences. The projects bring creative communities together in various ways and share making skills through workshops with community groups with a commitment to presenting contemporary art in an accessible and professional way. Above all we aim to inspire and make positive impacts on artists and audiences.

We fundamentally believe in the power of the arts to create cohesive communities, impact positively on everyone’s mental wellbeing, health and happiness and are committed to sharing this vision with diverse groups of people.

We are based in Raveningham, rural South Norfolk, where we hold events and workshops throughout the year.

Events 2020

Creative Odyssey Fundraising Exhibition 25th – 29th February 2020, kindly hosted by Mandell’s Gallery, Norwich. More info here.

Ship of Light community build day at the Norfolk Makers Festival, the Forum, Norwich. Saturday 8th February 2020. Free willow build workshop.

Creative Odyssey Lantern Festival with Ship of Light and Fire Sculptures at Raveningham, South Norfolk. Friday 20th March 2020. More info coming soon.

Creative Odyssey Lantern Festival with Ship of Light. at Beccles. Date tbc. More info coming soon.

Creative Odyssey Exhibition at Raveningham, South Norfolk, Summer 2020.


Meet The Team

Sarah Cannell – Curator and Creative Odyssey Director

sarah.cannell1@gmail.com – 07718 390108

The Creative Odyssey Project is steered by Artist and Curator, Sarah Cannell, who has over 20 years of curating experience in a variety of rural and urban venues across the UK including Centre Point (London), Baskerville House (Birmingham), Wembley Point (London), Bally Shoe Factory (Norwich), Theatre Royal (Norwich) and many more. She started the Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail with Nicky Stainton and Geoff Doggett and ran it at Earsham 2014/2015, supporting Curator Dulcie Humphrey in 2016 and at the Raveningham site 2017/2018/2019. She has a unique ability to inspire and engage people in the Arts as well as being able to develop creative concepts which often involve large numbers of people to diverse audiences. Please email Sarah if you are interested in finding out more or taking part in future exhibitions and activities sarah.cannell1@gmail.com.

Liz Cannell – Raveningham Site Manager and Creative Odyssey Team

cinnamongallery@gmail.com – 01508 548406

Liz has grown a successful business at the Raveningham Centre over the past 30 years as a bespoke picture framer, exhibitions specialist and has proven experience of running large scale, creative arts events. Most recently she has hosted the Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail at Raveningham between 2017 – 2019 which grew to having over 5,000 visitors and 45 artists. Previously she has been involved with Festival in the Garden, music events, antiques markets and the popular annual Easter Egg Hunt and Folk Day at Raveningham as well as Norwich Fringe Festival, Raveningham Threshing Fair and many other community arts events.

Lizzie Lawrence – Creative Odyssey Team

Fern Spray – Creative Odyssey Team

Dana Adams – Creative Odyssey Team

Dana is a highly organised individual and teaches full time at a primary school in Suffolk, she is the team treasurer.

Vicky Russ – Creative Odyssey Team

Creative Odyssey Volunteers: Henry and David Thomas, Nathalie Chidley, Kit and Bella Brown… 




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Plan Your Visit

The Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk, NR14 6NU.

The Ravenous Cafe, M D Cannell Antiques and Norfolk Rugs are all open throughout the year Wednesday to Sunday 10-4pm.

The Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail is moving to a different site and there will be a Creative Odyssey exhibition during the summer @ Raveningham 2020, watch this space for 2020 dates and further information about visiting or taking part.

The outdoor exhibition space is located in a natural environment, the land varies and can be uneven and a little soft underfoot even in the summer. We try to limit the number of nettles but also keep patches for insects and butterflies so please wear suitable footwear, especially when the weather is wet. Photography is permitted as long as the photographs are not used for any commercial purposes. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome.

There is free parking on site and disabled parking bays close to the Ravenous Cafe which is wheelchair accessible. Parts of the site are not wheelchair accessible due to the uneven ground and steps into and out of the buildings. The Ravenous Cafe and toilets are wheelchair accessible. Please contact Liz Cannell for further information on 01508 548406 or at cinnamongallery@gmail.com.