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What’s On Suffolk – September 2018

Friday 7 September
Open Air Cinema Evenings
Kentwell Hall, High Street, Long Melford, C010 9BA

Enjoy an evening in the beautiful grounds of Kentwell Hall with our Open Air Cinema showing your favourite movies. Plus entertainment.


Sunday 9 September
HippieFest East 2018
9.30am – 3.30pm
Beccles Public Hall & Theatre, Smallgate, Beccles, NR34 9AD

A HippieFest of Music, peace & love with stalls of bohemian and artisans. Magickal & Mystical, Artists, Hippie & Ethnic clothing, jewellery, Native American products. Live Music with Touch The Earth.
£3 entry
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: HippieFest UK


Sunday 9th September
Low Collective.
Stonham Barns Leisure and Shopping Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT. For more information go to www.stonhambarns.co.uk or call 01449 711111


Event Title: SNAPE MALTINGS VINTAGE & MAKERS MARKET

Event Description: Over 50 of the region’s most passionate vintage traders and talented artisans set up in a beautiful Suffolk setting The Snape Maltings Vintage & Makers Market takes place on Sunday 9th September, with organisers Deben Events lining up a wide array of vintage dealers and local artisans and craftspeople.

Address: Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk, IP17 1SP

Date and Time of Event: Sun 9th Sep 10am – 4pm


Event Title: BIRD RINGING DEMONSTRATIONS

Event DescriptionA special opportunity for a close up look at some of the birds which make their homes here at Dunwich Heath.

Join ringers from Waveney Bird Club who will be on site ringing some of the birds every Tuesday 8am – 12pm until November …weather permitting!

N.B. this event is highly dependent on suitable weather conditions. Times may vary or the event may be cancelled at short notice, so please contact National Trust Dunwich Heath if you are travelling especially!

Phone: 01728 648501

Address: National Trust Dunwich Heath, Coastguard Cottages, Minsmere Road, Dunwich. IP17 3DJ

Date and Time of Event: September 11th 2018 8am – midday


Event Title:  UFFORD ARTS FESTIVAL

Event Description: A full weekend celebrating the Arts in the delightful village of Suffolk. All events are free to attend with lots of items for children such as the Museum of Beyond with artist Fran Crowe or story telling with professional story teller Shane Ibbs. Stroll around Ufford and enjoy the Scarecrow Trail, yarn-bombing, Words in the Woods, Garden literature Trail, Art & Photographic Exhibition, Birds & Poems of the Water-meadows, Scavenger Hunt, The Worlds Smallest Community Art Gallery, Driftwood Sculptures, How to make Cards, Silver-smithing, Creative Writing Workshop, Willow-weaving, Watercolour Painting, Morris Dancing … all set in a delightful village with two great pubs!

Contact:Email: [email protected], phone: 07582 578829

Address: Church Ln, Ufford, Woodbridge IP13 6DS

Date and Time of Event: 14th Sep at 6pm – 16th Sep at 2pm


Event Title: Great British Beach Clean!

Event DescriptionTurn the tide on litter! Join us on Dunwich Heath beach to support the Marine Conservation Society’s 25th Great British Beach Clean! Equipment provided but please bring your own gloves.

Address: Dunwich Heath and Beach, Dunwich, Saxmundham IP17 3DJ

Date and Time of Event: 15th Sep 2018 11am – 1pm


Event Title: Under Bury St Edmunds

Event DescriptionTaking place in the United Reformed Church, Bury St Edmunds, a talk on what lies directly your feet.

An illustrated talk on the tunnels, cellars, chalk caves/mines beneath the surface in Bury St Edmunds.

You will be able to discover what is directly beneath your feet.

Booking: Essential – in person only, at the Cathedral Tourist Information Point

Address: United Reformed Church, Bury St Edmunds

Date and Time of Event: 15th September 10.30am – 11.30am


Event Title: ARCHERY CLUB AT HIGH LODGE

Event Description: Have a go at archery – a great family activity suitable from 7yrs+, available every month at 11am & 1pm on the listed dates.

The monthly archery club is a fantastic activity for the whole family to try. Set in open space within High Lodge’s grounds, their professional instructors will provide all the equipment needed.

They are now also pleased to announce the Grey Goose Award Scheme, designed to help you practice shooting at different distances and measure your success with certificates for qualifying scores at distances from 10 metres up to 40 metres.

Email: [email protected], phone: 01986 784347

Address: High Lodge, Haw Wood, Hinton, Nr Darsham, Suffolk. IP17 3QT

Date and Time of Event: 15th Sep 11am & 1pm


Event Title: ROCK FOR HEROES AT THE MARINA THEATRE

Event Description: Book your tickets today & be part of ‘Rock For Heroes’.

Are you ready to ROCK ?

Immerse yourself in the incredible new live music experience with ‘Rock For Heroes’. Bringing the perfect combination of your favourite Rock & Pop artists across the eras, in celebration of an incredible cause, Help for Heroes.

Marina Theatre will be collecting for this amazing cause, after every show.

Performed by a full live rock band and superb singers, it’s the must see show of the year. With music from artists such as Dire Straits, Status Quo, Queen, David Bowie, Madonna, Spandau Ballet, Bryan Adams, Elton John, Simple Minds and so many more.

Email: [email protected], phone: 01502 533200

Address: Marina Theatre, Marina, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR32 1HH

Date and Time of Event: Sat 15th Sep 7.30pm


Saturday 15 September to Sunday 16 September
Countryside & Falconry Fair
10 til 4
Stonham Barns, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, Stowmarket, IP14 6AT

With arena events including The Medieval Horse & Falconry Spectacular with horses from ‘The Game of Thrones’, Falconry Displays, Dog Agility Teams, Heavy Horses, The Dog & Duck Show, Racing Pigs and more.
Exhibits and activities include:- Archery, Basket making, Bookshop, Bee Keeping, Butterfly Conservation, Chainsaw Carving, Country Clothing and Footwear, Country Crafts, Country Sports, Equine interests, Falconry and Falconry Furniture, Ferrets, Game keeping, Gardening for kids, Ground Care, Hurdle making, Nest Boxes, Stick Making, Tack and Turn Out, Taxidermy, Telemetry, Thatching, Wildlife Art, Wildlife Conservation Groups, Woodcarving, more country crafts and ‘try-your-hand’ sporting activities like electronic clay-pigeon shooting and much more. There will also be indoor craft stalls, a Medieval tented village, food hall and bar.


Event Title: FAMILY FUN MUD RUN

Event Description: 3km Family Fun Run. This special event is for all the family. Suitable for ages 6+ and packed with obstacles where you will be jumping, crawling and climbing. Expect to get very muddy and wet in the boggy swamps and muddy ditches. Everyone will receive a fantastic metal medal. Please note for this special event, T-shirts are not included.

Address and Postcode of Event:  Popular Park, Hollesley Suffolk IP12 3NA

Date and Time of Event: Sun 16th September 8.30am – 3pm


Event Title: OUT OF THE CASE AT SUTTON HOO

Event Description:

See Sutton Hoo’s master crafted replicas as they would have been in Anglo-Saxon times – out of the case and being handled!

Get a close up look at our fantastic collection of Sutton Hoo replica treasures at an informal talk and handling session in our Exhibition Hall. Made by master craftsmen using authentic techniques, our replicas show us what the treasures would have looked like 1400 years ago.

Address: National Trust Sutton Hoo, Tranmer House, Wooodbridge. IP12 3DJ

Date and Time of Event: 16th September 1.30pm – 4.45pm


Event Title: Quiz Night at Jimmy’s Farm

Event Description: Join us at the Restaurant for our BRAND NEW quiz night!

A 2 course meal, fully stocked bar and CASH PRIZES!

Winning team will also enjoy a bottle of wine for the table.

7.15PM START – BOOKING ESSENTIAL!

Maximum team size 6 people

To book email [email protected] or call on 01473 604206

Cost: £17.95

Address: Pannington Hall Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 2AR

Date and Time of Event: September 21st – 7pm – 11pm


Event Title: THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY AT SPA PAVILION, FELIXSTOWE

Event Description (up to 600 characters):

The Simon and Garfunkel Story 50th Anniversary Tour

Direct from its success at London’s Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, a SOLD OUT Worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back!

7.30pm Tickets: £24.50 Adults and £22.50 Concessions – The prices above include all box office and moneyhandling fees and are the total price you will pay

Address: Spa Pavilion, Undercliff Road West, Felixstowe, Suffolk IP11 2DX

Date and Time of Event: 22nd September 7.30pm


Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd September
Swedefest.
Stonham Barns Leisure and Shopping Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT. For more information go to www.stonhambarns.co.uk or call 01449 711111


Event Title: MAGICAL UNICORN WEEKEND AT EASTON FARM PARK

Event Description: Lots of sparkly, glittery fun and a real live unicorn to meet, and possibly even unicorn rides. There will be lots of unicorn-inspired fun and activities.

During the peak rate opening times, the entry price includes half hourly activities, giving the youngsters new and exciting experiences.

Email: [email protected], phone: 01728 746475

Address: Easton Farm Park, Easton, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13 0EQ

Date: Sat 22nd and Sunday 23rd from 10.30am – 5.30pm


Sunday 23 September
Kersey Mill Wedding Open Day
11.00am – 3.00pm
Kersey Mill, Stone Street, Kersey, IP7 6DP

Come and look around this stylish and truly unique Wedding venue.
Fully Licensed for Weddings and Functions, and with beautiful Gardens and grounds, Kersey Mill is the perfect choice for your Special Day.


Event Title: Companion Dog Show

Event Description:

Companion Dog Show with fun and pedigree classes, side stands and raffle.

Supporting Age UK Suffolk & Beardies in Need

For more information call 01473 298683 or email [email protected]

Address: Pannington Hall Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 2AR

Date and Time of Event: Sep 23rd 10am – Sep 23rd 5pm


Event Title: Jazz East at the Alex

Event Description: Jazz East is a Sunday evening jazz club that brings some of the UK’s greatest Jazz musicians to Felixstowe – find out more here.

Address: The Alex Brasserie, 123 Undercliff Road West, IP11 2AF

Date and Time of Event: 23rd Sept 8pm – 9.30pm


Event Title: SPANISH WINE NIGHT AT SALTHOUSE HARBOUR HOTEL

Event Description: Celebrating the best Spain as to offer. Albarino and Tempranillo are the most well-known grapes but there is so much more to discover, please The Salthouse Harbour Hotel for an Iberian experience.

£59 pp

Address: Salthouse Harbour Hotel, Neptune Quay, Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 1AX

Date and Time of Event: 25th September – 7pm


Event Title: Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Event Description: Bring your friends and family to Benny’s on Friday 28th September for World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

Once again ALL takings from ALL hot drinks, ALL day will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support. And if that’s not enough the lovely staff will be baking and donating their favourite cakes, pastries and delights.

Address: 128 Hamilton Road, Felixstowe, IP11 7AB

Date and Time of Event: 28th Sept 9am – 11pm


Event Title: Jazz East at the Alex

Event Description: Jazz East is a Sunday evening jazz club that brings some of the UK’s greatest Jazz musicians to Felixstowe  –  find out more here.

Address: The Alex Brasserie, 123 Undercliff Road West, IP11 2AF

Date and Time of Event: End Date and Time of Event: 30th Sept 8pm – 9.30pm


Sunday 30 September
American Car Show
10 til 4
Stonham Barns, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, Stowmarket, IP14 6AT

Due to the success of last year’s newly established American Car Show it is back again this year with a bigger and better show.
All the cars, trucks, hot rods will be parading around the showground hoping to win one of the Show & Shine Trophies.
There will be music throughout the day, traders and stallholders including autojumble and plenty of food and drink.
Camping is available if you want to stay for the weekend.
£5.00 per person Exhibiting Drivers / Under 5’s FREE


What’s On Suffolk – October 2018

For Halloween related events – see our Halloween in Suffolk article.


Event Title: WOMEN’S FESTIVAL

Event Description: A ONE DAY FESTIVAL FOR WOMEN TO MARK THE CENTENARY OF THE FIRST WOMEN TO GAIN THE VOTE

A festival designed and delivered by women for women on Saturday 6th of October at the University of Suffolk. The festival aims to reach out to all parts of the community to recognise the achievements of women in the last 100 years, to explore how far women still have to go to be equal and, very importantly, to encourage women and young people to become more involved in civic life.

The festival day will feature performance poetry, a specially commissioned play, film, craftivism, music, inspirational talks, empowerment workshops, mentoring, exhibitions, voting and much more.

Email: [email protected]

Address: University of Suffolk, Waterfront Building, 19 Neptune Quay, Ipswich. IP41QJ

Date and Time of Event: Sat 6th October 10am – 5pm


Event Title: DRYPOINT EXPLORATION DAY

Event Description: You will be introduced to a range of drypoint techniques using card and plastic plates. There will be the opportunity to experiment with complimentary techniques such as Chine Colle and printing on a variety of different papers.

The printmaking day course will include:

Introduction to the variety of materials that can be used as drypoint plates. Exploration of range of marks that can be made using scribes, roulettes, carborundum, sandpaper and wire wool etc. Use of Chine Colle. Exploring the shape of your drypoint plate. Printing onto different papers. Development of your design (at A6 size). Wiping techniques. Printing out your designs using a professional press.

No previous experience required. All materials and lunch* will be provided. The course will be led by Lisa Hurcum and Hugh Davies.

*Lunch will be vegetarian/pescatarian using locally sourced products where possible. Please advise us in advance of any specific dietary requirements.

£60.00

Email: [email protected]

Address: 29 Lyndhurst Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR32 4PD

Date and Time of Event: 6th October 10am – 4pm


Event Title: Jazz East at the Alex

Event Description: Jazz East is a Sunday evening jazz club that brings some of the UK’s greatest Jazz musicians to Felixstowe – find out more here.

Address: The Alex Brasserie, 123 Undercliff Road West, IP11 2AF

Date and Time of Event:: 7th Oct 8pm – 9.30pm

 


Event Title: Piemonte Wine Night – 9th October

Event Description: with Ed Keith from Hallgarten Druitt

Allow us to introduce you to some of northern Italy’s super quality wines, Gavi, Barbera, Barolo and more,  perfectly matched with our culinary delights. A fabulous evening not to be missed.

£59pp

Address: Salthouse Harbour Hotel, Neptune Quay, Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 1AX

Date and Time of Event: 9th October 7pm


Event Title: SNAPE MALTINGS VINTAGE & MAKERS MARKET

Event Description: Over 50 of the region’s most passionate vintage traders and talented artisans set up in a beautiful Suffolk setting The Snape Maltings Vintage & Makers Market takes place on Sunday 9th September, with organisers Deben Events lining up a wide array of vintage dealers and local artisans and craftspeople.

Address: Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk, IP17 1SP

Date and Time of Event: Sun 14th Oct 10am – 4pm


Event Title: Jazz East at the Alex

Event Description: Jazz East is a Sunday evening jazz club that brings some of the UK’s greatest Jazz musicians to Felixstowe  –  find out more here.

Full Address and Postcode of Event: The Alex Brasserie, 123 Undercliff Road West, IP11 2AF

Start Date and Time of Event: End Date and Time of Event: 14th Oct 8pm – 9.30pm


Event Title: ARCHERY CLUB AT HIGH LODGE

Event Description: Have a go at archery – a great family activity suitable from 7yrs+, available every month at 11am & 1pm on the listed dates.

The monthly archery club is a fantastic activity for the whole family to try. Set in open space within High Lodge’s grounds, their professional instructors will provide all the equipment needed.

They are now also pleased to announce the Grey Goose Award Scheme, designed to help you practice shooting at different distances and measure your success with certificates for qualifying scores at distances from 10 metres up to 40 metres.

Email: [email protected], phone: 01986 784347

Address: High Lodge, Haw Wood, Hinton, Nr Darsham, Suffolk. IP17 3QT

Date and Time of Event: 20th Oct 11am & 1pm


Saturday 20 October
Saxon & Viking Festival
10 til 4
Stonham Barns, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, Stowmarket, IP14 6AT

Come to Stonham Barns for this fantastic one day event celebrating all things Viking and Saxon.
There will be over 15 different re-enactment groups from around the country which will descend on the Stonham Barns Showground creating a living history camp made up solely of the Viking and Saxon period referred to as The Dark Age.
These different groups will give an insight into the way of life of Viking and Saxon culture. You will come across cooking, weaving, leathercraft, woodwork, blacksmithing, herbalists, Saga story-telling and rune reading. Visitors will be able to try some ‘have a go sessions’ such as archery and axe throwing. All handled under supervision by certified instructors.
Re-enactment displays and battles will take place in the show ring from 12.00pm-17.30pm finishing with a BIG BATTLE 17.30pm-18.15pm
Adult £6.00 Concessions £5.00 Child/young person 4-15 years £3.00 Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £15.00


Tuesday 23rd to Thursday 25th October
Alex Morley Productions presents Spooky Halloween Show.
Stonham Barns Leisure and Shopping Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT. For more information go to www.stonhambarns.co.uk or call 01449 711111


Friday 26th October
Halloween Spooktacular.
Stonham Barns Leisure and Shopping Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT. For more information go to www.stonhambarns.co.uk or call 01449 711111


What’s On Suffolk – November 2018

Event Title: Quiz Night at Jimmy’s Farm

Event Description:

Join us at the Restaurant for our BRAND NEW quiz night!

A 2 course meal, fully stocked bar and CASH PRIZES!

Winning team will also enjoy a bottle of wine for the table.

7.15PM START – BOOKING ESSENTIAL!

Maximum team size 6 people

To book call us on 01473 604206 or email [email protected]

Cost: £17.95

Address: Pannington Hall Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 2AR

Date and Time of Event: November 2nd 7pm – 11pm


Sunday 4 November
Kersey Mill Wedding Fair
11.00am – 3.00pm
Kersey Mill, Stone Street, Kersey, IP7 6DP

Find lots of inspiration for your special day at this beautiful venue.


Event Title: Ribs & Blues Night

Event Description:

Join us on the Farm with live music and our HUGE rib platters!

A stonking 2 course meal of ribs, fries and coleslaw, followed by our tasty dessert platters!

7 –  7.30pm arrival.

As tickets are allocated to seating when purchased and not at individual tables. We highly recommend group bookings all book and arrive at the same time if you wish to sit together.

To book please call us on 01473 604206 option 2 or email us [email protected]

Cost: £22.95

Address: Pannington Hall Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 2AR

Start Date and Time of Event: November 9th 7pm – 10.30pm


Saturday 17 November
we are handmade Christmas Craft Fair
10am – 4pm
The Old School, Hall Road, Long Melford, Co10 9aa
Taking place over four rooms in The Old School, this event will offer shoppers a wonderful choice of beautifully designed and handcrafted gifts for Christmas.
Makers will be showcasing the latest in contemporary and vintage inspired handmade items. Stallholders include Capricorn Crafts, makers of wooden toys and gifts; Honeybee Natural Beauty; Tie dyed clothes and accessories from Stinging Bullfish; Woodturner Glyn Hall; Dolly Mixtures Glass and Nanuk Jewellery. A full list of makers will be on www.wearehandmade.co.uk nearer the event.
Norah from Fantasia Textiles will be demonstrating various textile techniques throughout the day.
Visitors can sit down and enjoy some delicious homemade cakes with a cup of tea, all served in lovely vintage style crockery, courtesy of Plum Fairy who will be running the tearoom.

FREE ENTRY
Dee on 07824 888 346
[email protected]


Event Title: Tuscany Wine Night and New season Olive Oil

Event Description: with Peter Rowe from Liberty Wines

As a whole one of our favourite wine growing areas! Fantastic food matching wines that serve as an inspiration to create fabulous dishes in our menu, you won’t be disappointed.

£59pp

Full Address and Postcode of Event: Salthouse Harbour Hotel, Neptune Quay, Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 1AX

Date and Time of Event: 21st November 7pm


Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th November
Christmas Craft Fair.
Stonham Barns Leisure and Shopping Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT. For more information go to www.stonhambarns.co.uk or call 01449 711111


Sunday 25 November
Ipswich Mencap Christmas Fayre
12 – 3pm
Norbridge Social Club, Norwich Road, Ipswich, IP1 4HA
Christmas Fayre for all the family with a visit from Santa.
A selection of Christmas goodies available to everyone.
Free entry
contact via the website www.ipswichmencap.org.uk
or tel: 07881 540776