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What's On Suffolk  October 2016
Thursday 29 September to Sunday 2 October
The Woodbridge Shuck Shellfish Festival
The Tide Mill, Woodbridge, IP12 1AA
Following on from the huge success of previous years, the fifth annual Woodbridge Shuck Shellfish Festival is back. This Festival is a real treat for foodies.
See Suffolk Festivals for full information.

Friday 30 September to Saturday 1 October
'Copenhagen' by Michael Frayn
7.30pm - 9.30pm
Unitarian Meeting House, Churchgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1RH



Bury Theatre Workshop presents their latest production, Michael Frayn's award winning play, 'Copenhagen'.
Check out Whats On Bury St Edmunds for full details.

Saturday 1 October
Laxfield Produce, Craft and Flea Market
1st Saturday of each month 10.00am - 12.30pm
Inside and outside the Church and Royal Oak Inn, Church Plain, Laxfield, IP13 8DH
A very friendly monthly market with an ever changing array of independent and individual stallholders, offering local crafts and gifts, free-range eggs and meat, veg, cakes, breads, household items, refreshments.
Tel: 01986 798852 to book space.


Auction of Pledges for Southwold Tennis Club
Saturday 1st October, Doors Open 7pm
Stella Peskett Millennium Hall, Mights Road, Southwold, Suffolk, IP18 6BE
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Come along and bid for some fabulous & unique pledges!
Tickets £7.50 on the door, to include Chilli & Baked Potato
(for catering purposes please email sarah@suffolktouristguide.com to let us know how many tickets you’d like).

Saturday 1 October
Woodbridge Vintage & Modern Market
9.30am to 4.00pm
Woodbridge Shire Hall and Market Hill, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 4LP



The Vintage & Modern Market returns to Woodbridge Shire Hall and Market Hill bringing together the region's leading vintage traders and local artisans, makers and craftspeople.
See Whats On Woodbridge for full information.

Saturday 1 October
Two Piano Concert
7.30pm
Village Hall (The Barn), Ashen Lane, Stoke by Clare, CO10 8JA



Classical music concert for two pianos with pianists Peter Wild and Paulo Lopes.
See Music Concerts In Suffolk for full information.

Saturday 1 October




Saturday 1 October
Saxmundham Craft Fair
10am to 2pm
Saxmundham Market Hall, 29 High Street, Saxmundham, IP17 1AF
A craft fair where everything is handmade by local people. There is something for everyone and prices are affordable for all. We even offer a place to sit and have a cup of tea or coffee with a slice of homemade cake, what more could you ask for?

Free Entry

Saturday 1 October
Stick Man
2.00pm & 4.00pm
Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1QR
Scamp Theatre’s delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson’s and Axel Scheffler’s best selling children’s book Stick Man is back by popular demand!
See Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds for full information and October 2016 events list.

Saturday 1 October
Suffolk Singers Concert
7.30pm
Debenham Sports & Leisure Centre, Gracechurch Street, Debenham, IP14 6BL



Suffolk Singers, directed by their dynamic Music Director Claire Weston, are giving a concert entitled Changing Seasons for Suffolk Age UK. Harrison Cole will accompany them in a varied programme of music to suit all tastes (including Chilcott, Elgar, Grainger, Humperdink, Hutchings, Peterson-Berger, Rutter and Todd).
See Music Concerts In Suffolk for booking information.

Undley Pumpkin Patch
Saturday 1st - 30th October 10.00am - 5.00pm and 9.00am - 5.00pm during half term
Undley Pumpkin Patch, Peterhouse Farm Undley Road, Beck Row, Bury St Edmunds, IP28 8BU
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Welcome to the Undley Pumpkin Patch for a family day out, fun for all the family, to suit all ages! Open every weekend, Saturday & Sunday, for Pumpkin Picking, Themed Maize Maze, Bounce & Climb and lots of other activities! Also open for half term week, daily from 9.00am til 5.00pm, for Pumpkin Picking, Maize Maze, Bouncy Castle & Refreshments. Enter our competitions and win Cash prizes!
Free Admission and Free Parking!


Saturday 1 October
A Night with Soul Collective - Stoke by Nayland, Hotel, Golf & Spa
From 7.30pm
Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa, Keepers Lane, Stoke By Nayland, Dedham, Colchester, CO6 4PZ



Soul Collective return to SbN for another high-energy performance, faithfully reproducing the sounds of the golden eras of Soul, Motown and Disco.
See Stoke By Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa for tickets.




Sunday 2 October
The Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds Wedding Fair
10.00am - 2.00pm
The Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1QR



The Theatre Royal Wedding Fair 2016 is the perfect opportunity for future brides, grooms and their friends and families to meet local specialists and suppliers that could help make their big day just perfect.
See Wedding Fairs in Suffolk for full information.

Sunday 2 October
The Limes Hotel Wedding Fayre and Open Day
11.00am to 3.00pm
The Limes Hotel, 99 High Street, Needham Market, IP6 8DQ
Join us at our diverse and personalised Wedding Fayre with a wide range of exhibitors.
See Wedding Fairs in Suffolk for full information.

Sunday 2 October
Gitano - Jairo Barrull Flamenco Company
7.30pm
The Apex, 1 Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3FD



Jairo Barrull Flamenco Company present ''Gitano'' with special guest Gema Moneo.

See Music Concerts in Suffolk for full information.

Sunday 2 October
Mind Body Spirit Fayre
11.00am to 5.00pm
The Bull Hotel, Hall Street, Long Melford, CO10 9JG



Holistic Therapies, Free Workshops, Reiki, Crystals, Psychic Art Readings,Tarot, Mediumship, Angel Healing and more!
See Fetes, Fairs and Shows in Suffolk for more information.

Sunday 2 October
The Wedding Fayre, The Venue at Kersey Mill
11.00am - 3.30pm
The Venue at Kersey Mill, Stone Street, Kersey , Ipswich, Suffolk , IP7 6DP
A beautiful wedding venue located in 17 acres of very pretty grounds. This lovely backdrop is the host to 30 plus expert wedding suppliers to give you lots of ideas and inspiration.

See Wedding Fairs in Suffolk for full event information.
See Kersey Mill Ipswich for venue details.

Monday 3 October
Legends on the Town with Mick Stockwell and Jermaine Wright
7.30pm
Dove Street Inn, 76 St Helens St, Ipswich, IP4 2LA
An evening with Mick Stockwell and Jermaine Wright in aid of the ITFC Academy. The evening will include a Q&A, fun quiz, raffle and auction.
See Whats On Ipswich for more information.

Wednesday 5 October to Saturday 8 October
Ladies European Tour Access Series - Stoke by Nayland, Hotel, Golf & Spa
From 7.30pm
Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa, Keepers Lane, Stoke By Nayland, Dedham, Colchester, CO6 4PZ



Come and see the rising stars of women's golf. This tournament starts with a Pro-Am on Wednesday 5th October.
See Stoke By Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa for venue information and contact details.
The whole event is free for spectators.

Dr Roger Simpson Art History Talks
Dr Roger Simpson presents
three new series of talks on art history, from September at the Fulbourn Centre, Cambridgeshire; at Haverhill Arts Centre, and at Castle Methodist Church, Colchester.
Talks will be weekly for ten weeks, lasting 2 hours (with refreshment break)
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£10 per talk, or £85 for the Series
For syllabus and further information click link above.

Wednesday 5 October
Hadleigh Salsa Launch Party
7.30pm-9.00pm (sign up from 7.00pm)
Community Room Hadleigh Pool and Leisure, Stonehouse Road, Hadleigh, IP7 5BH
Want to be a wiz on the dance floor? Join our fun and relaxed classes each and every week.
See Whats On Ipswich for full information.

Wednesday 5 October
Grainne Maguire, Comedy at McGintys
7.30pm - 9.45pm
PJ McGintys &Sons, 15 Northgate St, Ipswich, IP1 3BY
Your favourite pay what you want comedy night in Ipswich returns with another superb lineup.
See Fetes, Fairs and Shows in Suffolk for full information.

Thursday 6 October
Simon Munnery: Standing Still
7.30pm
Red Rose Chain, Gippeswyk Hall, Gippeswyk Avenue, Ipswich, IP2 9AF
Multi award-winning comedian Simon Munnery offers up a new stand-up show. An opening to die for, seven wry observations, a tone poem, four fresh skits and two new commandments.

Simon is a British Comedy Award nominee, Perrier Award nominee and Chortle Award winner. He is a star of Comedy Centrals Alternative Comedy Experience as seen on BBC 2's Culture Show and heard on Radio 4's News Quiz, amongst others.

Tickets: £12.00
See Red Rose Chain for venue information.




Friday 7 October
Woodbridge Dance Folkus
7.30pm - 10.30pm
Burness Parish Rooms, The Street, Melton, Near Woodbridge, IP12 1PW



Barn/Ceilidh Dance club (16+ only). ''Frolicking Good Fun'' and good exercise too.
See Whats On Woodbridge for full information.

Saturday 8 October
Bardwell Tractor Run
Bardwell Dun Cow
See over 40 tractors travelling around the area (trailer rides available), with live music and entertainment throughout the day, a great day out for the whole family. See What's On in Bury St Edmunds for further details.

Saturday 8 October
Opera Cocktail
7.30pm
New Cut Arts Centre, The Cut, Halesworth, IP19 8BY
Halesworth Arts Festival presents OperaUpClose performing Opera Cocktail.
Best loved opera arias, duets and ensembles. Classics shaken with a contemporary twist.
For more information see Music Concerts In Suffolk

Saturday 8 October
Holistic & Wellbeing Fair
10.00am to 3.30pm
Loraine Victory Hall
For further information please visit:
Fetes, Fairs and Shows in Suffolk

Saturday 8 October
Italian Night
7.30pm
St Edmunds Social Club, 21 Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1QG
Italian Night featuring the Eleonora Damizia Duo. Live Music, Quiz, Raffle,
3-Course Meal, Bar.
See Whats On Bury St Edmunds for full information.

Saturday 8 October
Folk Night at Somersham
7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Somersham, Church Lane, Lower Somersham, Suffolk, IP8 4PW
A miscellany of Folk, Blues, Country, Popular and Comic Song from local artistes - Pluck & Squeeze, Green, Tricker & Ward, JCB and Folk on the Hill, a night not to be missed!
See Music Concerts In Suffolk for ticket information.

Saturday 8 October
Pop Up Shop and Coffee Morning
10.00am - 4.00pm
Market Hall, 29 High Street, Saxmundham, IP17 1AF
A Pop Up Shop with vintage homewares, quality second hand clothing, art and craft stalls. Also refreshments and freshly made cakes, all in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association (reg no 294354).
Free Entry

Saturday 8 October
The Treehouse Twilight Walk
6.00pm until late
Copleston High School, Copleston Road, Ipswich, IP4 5HD
Enter a magical world of children's favourite characters, from Superheroes to Wonderland. Come dressed as your favourite children's character!
See Whats On Ipswich for more information.

Saturday 8 October to Sunday 23 October
Halesworth Arts Festival
The Cut Arts Centre, New Cut, Halesworth



Now in its 15th year, Halesworth Arts Festival brings a wide range of performances to small, intimate surroundings. This years line up includes; comedy, illustrated talks, shows, music and films.

See Cut Arts Centre for full line-up and how to book tickets

Saturday 8 October
PBFA Book Fair
10.00am to 4.00pm
Athenaeum, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1LU
Experienced professional book sellers from around the UK will be offering for sale a wide range of collectable, rare and secondhand books. Also prints, maps and ephemera. Members of the PBFA must abide by a code of conduct, so you can buy with confidence.
See Fetes, Fairs and Shows in Suffolk for full information.

Saturday 8 October
'Copenhagen' by Michael Frayn
7.30pm - 9.30pm
Honington and Sapiston Village Hall, Honington, Suffolk, IP31 1RU



Bury Theatre Workshop presents their latest production, Michael Frayn's award winning play, 'Copenhagen'.
See Fetes, Fairs and Shows in Suffolk for full information.

Saturday 8 October to Sunday 9 October
Autumn Pumpkin Festival
Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm and Sunday 11.30am - 4.00pm
St Mary’s Church, Somersham, Church Lane, Lower Somersham, Suffolk, IP8 4PW
A wonderful display of Pumpkins, Flowers and all things Autumnal!

See Festivals in Suffolk for full information.

Saturday 8 October
Local Craft and Produce Fair Claydon and Barham Community Centre
8.30am - 12.30pm
Claydon and Barham Community Centre Cafe, Church Lane Claydon, Ipswich, IP6 0EG



Wonderful local crafts and produce fair within the community cafe.
See Fetes, Fairs and Shows in Suffolk for more information.

Saturday 8 October
Quiz Night and Supper
7.00pm
Seckford Golf Club, Woodbridge, Seckford Hall Road, Great Bealings , Woodbridge, IP13 6NT
A fun quiz night hosted by Seckford Golf Club with questions for everyone. See Whats On Woodbridge for full information.

Sunday 9 October
Calder String Quartet
4.00pm
St Mary the Virgin Church, The Street, East Bergholt, CO7 6TE



One of the world's most acclaimed quartets from Los Angeles USA is on a European Tour, come and see their UK show!
See Music Concerts In Suffolk for full information including tickets.




Sunday 9 October
Glemham Hall Wedding Open Day
11.00am - 3.00pm
Glemham Hall, Little Glemham, Woodbridge, IP13 0BT



Our Wedding Open Day welcomes you to Glemham Hall and allows you to view our beautiful venue when dressed for a wedding.
See Glemham Hall for more information.

Sunday 9 October
Wedding Fayre
11.00am-3.00pm
Belstead Brook Muthu Hotel, Ipswich
For further details please see: Wedding Fairs & Shows

Sunday 9 October
Cat Behaviour & Psychology with Roger Tabor
10.00am - 5.00pm
Assington Mill, Assington, Sudbury, Stoke by Nayland, Colchester, CO10 5LZ



Roger is the man who fitted tracking to collars to cats to find out where they go at night. You may have seen his programme on television. He was once Johnny Morris's assistant on Animal Magic.
See Assington Mill for more information.

Sunday 9 October
Westleton Fleamarket
10.00am - 4.00pm
Westleton Village Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, IP17 3AD
A sumptuous selection of 'stuff' for you to secure!
50p per person, under 16's free
Tel: 01728 648277

Sunday 9 October
Revolutionary Flute Quartets
4.00pm
Church of St Mary Magdalene, Major Lane, Thornham Magna, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 8HA
A concert of Flute Quartets by Mozart and contemporaries, performed by internationally acclaimed flautist Rachel Brown, accompanied by leading string players of the Revolutionary Drawing Room.
See Music Concerts In Suffolk for full information.

Sunday 9 October
The Oaksmere Autumn Wedding Fair
11.00am - 3.00pm
The Oaksmere, Rectory Road, Brome, Eye, IP23 8AJ



Come to our Autumn Wedding Fair at the newly renovated Oaksmere which will be launching their new wedding facilities this month. The first 150 Brides to Be will receive a glass of bubbly and a bridal goody bag!

See Wedding Fairs in Suffolk for full information.

Sunday 9 October
Ravenwood Hall Autumn Wedding Open Day
11.00am - 4.00pm
Ravenwood Hall Hotel, Rougham, Bury St Edmunds, IP30 9JA



Come and see this stunning venue dressed for a ceremony and wedding breakfast. Take a leisurely tour with one of our experts, around the Edwardian Pavilion, Hotel and grounds. Then take time to relax and chat with our team of wedding planners about your special day.
See Ravenwood Hall Hotel for more information.

Monday 10 October
Lunchtime Concert members of the Kingfisher Ensemble
1.10pm
Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1QR



Led by Beth Spendlove, violin, with Yan Li, Viola and Susanna Davis, Cello
See Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds for more information and full list of October events.

Monday 10 October
Co-operative Gathering
11.30am - 15.30pm
Co-op Education Centre, Fore Street, Ipswich, IP4 1JW
Come long to our free, informal event for anyone interested in
co-operatives.
See Whats On Ipswich for more information.

Wednesday 12 October
Bury Bake Off with Ian Cumming
7.30pm
Unitarian Meeting House, Churchgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1RH



Ian, finalist of 2015 Great British Bake Off, will talk about his experiences with The Bake Off, illustrated with some of his baking delights and delicacies. He will bring along his famous Carrot Cake Cascade (just baked, not the original) for everyone to taste.
See Whats On Bury St Edmunds for full information.

Thursday 13 October
Legends on the Road with Ian Marshall and John Wark
7.30pm
Gladstone Arms, 2 Combs Ford, Combs Ford, Stowmarket, IP14 2AP
An evening with ITFC ex-players Ian Marshall and John Wark in aid of the ITFC Academy. The evening will include a Q&A with our guests, a fun quiz, raffle and auction.
Free entry but by ticket only
Contact: Elizabeth Edwards, Ipswich Town Supporters Club
Email: officialitsc@btinternet.com
Tel: 07968 876504

Friday 14 October




Friday 14 October
Exclusive Bridal Fashion Show at Copdock Hall
6.45pm - 10.30pm
Copdock Hall, Church Lane, Copdock, Ipswich, IP8 3JZ
Shhh…
EXCLUSIVE bridal fashion show
Join us for an evening of fun & sophistication at this divine venue.
“This show is going to be something special! A great place to come with perhaps your bridesmaids or your mum for a fabulous fun evening”
See Wedding Fairs in Suffolk for full information.





Saturday 15 October
Musical Evening by South Norfolk Youth Symphonic Band
7.00pm for 7.30pm
St Andrew’s Church, Church Road , Weybread, IP21 5TR
An evening of Musical Entertainment by the South Norfolk Youth Symphonic Band.
See Music Concerts In Suffolk for full information including tickets.

Saturday 15 October
Barn Dance at St James
10.00pm - 11.00pm
Village Hall, The Street, St James, South Elmham, IP19 0HR
Barn dance with music by Fezziwigs Ceilidh Band (with caller)
Food: ploughman's supper, Bring your own drink (glasses provided).
Easy parking. Booking essential.
Tickets: £8 per person to include food
Contact: Caroline, Tel: 01986 782 545 or Lynda, Tel: 01986 782 582
Email: caroline@rodbourne.org.uk

Saturday 15 October
'Copenhagen' by Michael Frayn
7.30pm - 9.30pm
Ixworth Village Hall, Ixworth, Suffolk, IP31 2HH



Bury Theatre Workshop presents their latest production, Michael Frayn's award winning play, 'Copenhagen'.
See Fetes, Fairs and Shows in Suffolk for full infomormation.

Saturday 15 October
Apple Day
11.30pm - 3.30pm
Beyond the Wall, The Walled Garden, Thornham Magna, Eye, IP23 8HA



Fun day for all the family, see Autumn Things To Do in Suffolk for more information.

Sunday 16 October
Fairest Isle 17th & 18th Century England
3.00pm ends approximately at 5.00pm
St Michael’s Church, Church Street , Framlingham, IP13 9BH
Eboracum. Chris Parsons conductor and natural trumpet
5 singers, Theorbo, Viol, Harpsichord/Chamber organ
Purcell and his contemporaries: Croft, Blow, Tudway.
See Music Concerts In Suffolk for more information.

Sunday 16 October
Northgate High School PTA Craft & Gift Fair
10.00am - 3.00pm
Northgate High School Arts Centre, Ipswich
For more details please visit: Fetes, Fairs and Shows in Suffolk




Sunday 16 October
Kingfisher Sinfonietta Orchestral Concert
6.30pm
Headmaster Porter Theatre, Framlingham College, Framlingham, IP13 9EY
The next Kingfisher concert, conducted by Elgar Howarth, is in the beautiful surroundings of Framlingham College in its splendid theatre with comfortable raked seating! Hear pianist Nigel Clayton and two pieces by Schumann.
See Music Concerts In Suffolk for booking information.

Sunday 16 October
The Suffolk Wedding Show
10:30am until 3:00pm
Wherstead Park, The Street, Wherstead
The largest show in the area with 75 exhibitors showing their products last year. For more information see: Wedding Fairs





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Email:info@suffolkevents.co.uk

Sunday 16 October
Elvis Tribute Night & Buffet
7.30pm until midnight

Andy Ottley is a UK based Elvis tribute artist & Elvis impersonator. His outstanding audience interaction ensures that everyone, young and old, are guaranteed a unique Elvis experience and he is sure to get the place rocking! For full information and details of all our events see Ufford Park Woodbridge



£19.95 per person, Tickets MUST be purchased in advance (includes a delicious 2 course hot & cold buffet).





Friday 21 October
Mark Carwardine on the Trail of the Whale
7.30pm
The Cut, New Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8BY



World-renowned wildlife photographer and zoologist Mark Carwardine is coming to Halesworth Arts Festival to share his experiences following whales across the world's oceans in search of the perfect photograph. Mark Carwardine is a zoologist, an active and outspoken conservationist, an award-winning writer, a TV and radio presenter, a widely published wildlife photographer, and a magazine columnist.

He has co-presented two BBC TV series (Last Chance to See, with Stephen Fry, in 2009, and The Museum of Life, in 2010) as well as several one-hour shows for the BBC. He also presented BBC Radio 4's weekly half-hour programme, Nature, for many years.

He has written more than 50 books, including several bestsellers, is a Contributing Editor of Wanderlust magazine and writes a provocative conservation column in BBC Wildlife magazine. He was Chairman of the Judging Panel of the prestigious Veolia EnvironementEnvironment Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition for seven years (2005-2011) and co-founded several wildlife tour companies, including Wild Oceans, Discover the World and Ocean Wanderers.

He is kindly giving this talk to raise money for World Land Trust, a wildlife conservation charity of which he is a Council member.

Tickets: £13.50
Web: www.halesworthartsfestival.org.uk
See The Cut, Halesworth for venue details.

Friday 21 October
Trio Manouche
Doors 7.30pm, Music 8.00pm
Hunter Club, 6 St Andrews St South, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3PH
One of the UK's leading Gypsy Swing acts, performing the works of Django Reinhardt and their own original swing compositions and songs. Featuring Simon Harris (vocals, guitar), Ducato Piotrowski (guitar), Mark Lewandowski (bass) and special guest Giacomo Smith (clarinet).
See Music Concerts In Suffolk for full information.

Friday 21 October
Murder Mystery Night - Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa
From 7.00pm
Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa, Keepers Lane, Stoke By Nayland, Dedham, Colchester, CO6 4PZ



We’re hosting a live interactive Murder Mystery dinner theatre: 'Dinner with Grandm’ARGH!!!' Prepare yourself for a night of investigation and intrigue…and hilarity! Your night includes a delicious 3 course dinner.
See Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa for tickets.

Saturday 22 October
Landguard Spooky Day
12.00pm - 4.00pm
Felixstowe Museum, View Point Road, Felixstowe, IP11 3TW

A fun-packed afternoon of gentle chills and thrills!
This event is suitable for children aged 2-12 years. Younger or older children may attend at parent's discretion. Children aged one and under free. All children must be accompanied by an adult. All activities included in the one price.
Children £7.00, Adults £2.00.
You must pre-book in advance for this event - NO tickets available on the door. For more information, see: What's on in Felixstowe

Sunday 23 October
EADT Wedding Show at Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa
10.30-3.30pm
Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa, Newmarket
For further details please see: Wedding Fairs & Shows





Sunday 23 October
Bespoke Wedding Fayre
11.00am to 4.00pm
The Corton Inn
For further details please click: Wedding Fairs & Shows

Sunday 23 October
Suffolk Singers Famous Choruses Choral Workshop
09.30am - 5.00pm
Framlingham College, College Road, Framlingham, IP13 9EY
At this year's Workshop (our 6th), Claire Weston will lead us through some famous choruses. They will include:
Brahms Requiem - How lovely is thy dwelling place
Handel Messiah - Hallelujah chorus
Mendelssohn Elijah - Lift Thine Eyes
Bach St Matthew Passion - In tears of grief
Verdi Requiem - Dies Irae

It will be helpful, but not essential, if participants have a little previous experience of singing with a choir or reading music, but if you've never tried anything like this before, come along and have a go. You will be given lots of support.

Early booking is recommended. Price to include the loan of all music, expert/professional tuition, tea and coffee throughout the day and our celebrated cakes in the interval between the rehearsal and the performance.
Price: Adult £20, under 19's FREE, (FREE public performance at 4.30pm)
To reserve a place or find out more information please contact
Alison Bestow, Tel: 01473 625070, Email: alison.bestow@gmail.com.


Sunday 23 October
Marty McDonalds Toy Machine
1.00pm & 3.30pm
Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1QR
A brand new show featuring the voices of CBeebies’ Justin Fletcher and Nicole Davis as Pongo the Pig and Molly-Moo the Cow - from the team who brought you Marty MacDonald’s Farm!
See Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds for full information and October 2016 events list.

Sunday 23 October
Autumn Colours Open Day
12.00pm-4.00pm
Daws Hall Nature Reserve, Henny Road, Lamarsh, Bures, CO8 5EX
Our Autumn Colours Open Day this October half term will be a lovely family friendly afternoon with den building, outdoor art and fireside activities etc.
See Half Term Things To Do in Suffolk for full information.

Sunday 23 October
Final Fling
Long Shop Museum
Main Street, Leiston, Suffolk, IP16 4ES

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Engines in steam and lots more for our final major event of the season
See Long Shop Museum for full information.


Sunday 23 October
'Paws with a Cause' In Aid of East Anglian Air Ambulance
10.00am
Glemham Hall, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 0BT
For the second year running, Glemham Hall is delighted to be sponsoring and hosting the East Anglian Air Ambulance 'Paws with a Cause'
sponsored dog walk on Sunday 23rd October 2016.

See Doggy Days Out in Suffolk for full information.

Sunday 23 October
Abbot's Hall Weddings Open Day
11.00am - 3.00pm
Abbot’s Hall Weddings, Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 1DL



Join us in our marquee on the Museum of East Anglian Life site for our Wedding Open Day. See the venue, meet some of our suppliers, and meet the team.
See Abbot's Hall Weddings for more information.

Thursday 27 October
Ladies Do Lunch
12.00pm pre dinner drinks 12.30pm lunch
The Angel Inn, Polstead Street, Stoke by Nayland, Nayland, Colchester, CO6 4SA



Held on the last Thursday of every month, learn from the experts with a cookery demonstration followed by a delicious two course lunch.
See The Angel Inn, Stoke-by-Nayland for full information.

Thursday 27 October
Ninety Minutes - Motivational Talks with Olympic Gold Medalist Saskia Clark and former ITFC stars
7.00pm
Donalds Volvo, West End Road, Ipswich, IP1 2DZ



Join us in celebrating the launch of the Volvo S90 and V90 with 90 minutes of motivation and anecdotes from our inspirational guest speakers.
See Whats On Ipswich for full information.





Friday 28 October
Halloween and Fireworks
Stonham Barns Leisure & Retail Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, Stowmarket, IP14 6AT
Come along to our Halloween and Fireworks night for a freakishly good time!
See Halloween in Suffolk for more information.

Friday 28 October to Saturday 29 October
Lavenham Childrens Festival
The Village Hall & The Swan Hotel, Lavenham



Lavenhams first ever Children's Festival, storytelling, workshops, meet the author and much more. See Suffolk Festivals for more information
From £3-£6
Please call 07582 239289 or see www.lavenhamliteraryfestival.co.uk for full event details.

Friday 28 October
Halloween Disco Night
7.30pm - Midnight
Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel, Golf & Spa, Yarmouth Road, Melton, Woodbridge, IP12 1QW



Paint the town dead, with ghouls that just want to have fun. Party like it's 1999 and take a step back in time and relive the 80's AND 90's!

See Ufford Park Woodbridge for full information.

Friday 28 October
Haunted Halloween Dinner & Paranormal Evening
7.00pm to Midnight
The Bull Hotel , Hall Street, Long Melford, CO10 9JG



For more information see: Halloween Events in Suffolk
Tickets £34.95 or Stay the Night If You Dare! Dinner Bed & Breakfast £84.95pp sharing Twin/Double Room £99.95 for Single Room
01787 378494 or 01787 467671 or email
bull.longmelford@greeneking.co.uk


Saturday 29 October
Little Fort of Horrors
1900-2300
Landguard Fort, View Point Road, Felixstowe, IP11 3TW
Dare you enter Landguard Fort after dark? Enter the Zombie Fortress....
Adults and Young People (aged 13-18 years) £8.00. Family Ticket (two adults and two young people) £30.00.
Sorry - no admittance to anyone under 13 years of age.
You must pre-book in advance for this event - NO tickets available on the door. See: Landguard Fort for venue info and website address for booking.

Saturday 29 October
The Big Draw Framlingham
9.30am -3.00pm
Market Hill, Framlingham, Suffolk, IP13 9AN
The Big Draw is coming to Framlingham! The Big Draw is a free event for all ages, which aims to promote drawing and all its many uses and pleasures. Whether you're a budding Leonardo, a pint-sized Picasso or a secret sketcher, The Big Draw in Framlingham is not to be missed!
See Half Term Things To Do in Suffolk for full information.

Saturday 29 October
Stowlangtoft Bonfire & Grand Fireworks Display
6.00pm gates open. 7.15pm Fireworks display
Stowlangtoft Bonfire Field, Kiln Lane, Stowlangtoft, IP31 3JX
Bar, hot food, candyfloss and tombola (nominated charity) throughout the evening.
See Suffolk Fireworks Displays for Bonfire Night for full information.

Saturday 29 October
Leiston & Local Art Day
Long Shop Museum
Main Street, Leiston, Suffolk, IP16 4ES

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A Suffolk Arts weekend event.
See Long Shop Museum for full information.


Monday 31 October
Halloween Horrible History
6.00pm
Ipswich TIC, St Stephens Church St Stephens Lane, Ipswich, IP1 1DP



Discover the darker side of Ipswich’s history - hangings, the plague, bear baiting and grave robbers. Halloween Horrible History is ideal for children aged 8 to 12 and their well behaved adults.
Cost £4 per person (Advance booking essential)
See: Ipswich Tourist Guides Association for more information.

Monday 31 October
Halloween Spooktacular at SPAR
2.00pm - 6.00pm
SPAR Shop, Melton Road, Woodbridge, IP12 1NH
Join us for a Halloween Spooktacular at our SPAR on Melton Road, Woodbridge.
See Halloween in Suffolk for full information.

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What's On Suffolk  November 2016
Thursday 3 November
Ladies Shopping Night
7.00pm - 9.30pm
Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel, Golf & Spa, Yarmouth Road, Melton, Woodbridge, IP12 1QW



We are pleased to announce the return of our very popular shopping night.

Fantastic stalls, great gift ideas, complimentary drink and canapés. What more could you want?

Proceeds going to the "Lighthouse" - supporting and empowering women and children who have suffered, or are at risk of suffering, from domestic abuse or violence.

See Ufford Park Woodbridge for full information.

Friday 4 November
Woodbridge Dance Folkus
7.30pm - 10.30pm
Burness Parish Rooms, The Street, Melton, Near Woodbridge, IP12 1PW



Barn/Ceilidh Dance club (16+ only). ''Frolicking Good Fun'' and good exercise too.
See Whats On Woodbridge for full information.





Saturday 5 November
Saxmundham Craft Fair
10am to 2pm
Saxmundham Market Hall, 29 High Street, Saxmundham, IP17 1AF
Want to buy an original Christmas gift then come along to a craft fair where everything is handmade by local people. There is something for everyone and prices are affordable for all. We even offer a place to sit and have a cup of tea or coffee with a slice of homemade cake, what more could you ask for?

Free entry

Saturday 5 November
NSPCC Goodies & Gifts Autumn Fair
10.00am to 3.00pm
Norton Village Hall, Norton
For more information please see: Fetes, Fairs and Shows in Suffolk

Saturday 5 November
Fireworks and Theatre in the Park
Gates open at 6.00pm - Fireworks at 8.00pm
Christchurch Park, Ipswich, IP4 2BE



Including ''The Catesby Catastrophe'' a short play.
For more information see: Suffolk Firework Displays
Advanced Tickets: Children £4, Adults £6. Online: Children £5, Adults £7.On the day: Children £6, Adults £8.
To book online tickets see: http://www.ipswichfireworks.co.uk/

Saturday 5 November
Christmas Craft & Gift Fair in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice
10.00am - 4.00pm
Tithe Barn, Lower Street, Sproughton, IP8 3AA
There will be a wide range of different stalls, prize draw and much more.
See Christmas and New Year in Suffolk for full information.

Sunday 6 November
Craft & Food Fair November 2016
10.00am to 4.00pm
Hadleigh Town Hall/Guildhall Complex, Market Place, Hadleigh, Suffolk, Hadleigh, IP7 5DN
There will be several stalls selling foods and various crafts throughout the Complex. Refreshments will be available in the Dining Room.
Ticket Price: Adults £1.00
Telephone 01473 823884 or e-mail admin@hadleightowncouncil.co.uk





Thursday 10 November
John Grose Charity Quiz Nights
Doors open at 7.00pm and the quiz starts promptly at 7.30pm
John Grose, Whapload Road, Lowestoft, NR32 1NN
Are you up to the challenge?
Following the success of last year's John Grose Charity Quiz nights with over £3,300 raised for charity, we are very pleased to invite you to take part in this years events, which will take place on:

Thursday 10th November - (Address above) - all proceeds to Help an East Coast Child and Suffolk Family Carers.

Thursday 17th November - John Grose, Goddard Road, Ipswich, IP1 5NY - all proceeds to BBC Children in Need and St Elizabeth Hospice

Thursday 24th November - John Grose, Ransomes Europark, Ipswich, IP3 9BE - all proceeds to St Elizabeth Hospice and Suffolk Family Carers

We are very excited to confirm that Simon Jay of Seckford Golf Club will again be leading the quizzes at Ransomes Europark in Ipswich and in Lowestoft, and our very own Simon Long will again host the quiz at Goddard Road, so a good night is again guaranteed!
Entry is strictly by ticket only which includes an arrival drink and a light buffet - all proceeds will go to charity.
Teams must be of 4 to 6 people and there are some great prizes for the winners as well as in our raffle!
Tickets: £5
To book your ticket Tel: 01473 242220
Email: jenniferreed@johngrose.co.uk, places are limited so don't delay!


Thursday 10 November to Monday 14 November
Ways with Words - A festival of words and ideas
St Edmunds Hall, Cumberland Road, Southwold, IP18 6JP



Southwold's annual literary Festival, featuring 5 days of interesting speakers, this years highlights include Ben Fogle and Penelope Lively.

Tickets from £12-£50
For more information, see: Suffolk Festivals

Friday 11 November
Pamper and Shopping Evening
19.00-23.00
Cedars Hotel, Needham Road, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 2AJ



Fancy a night out, some pampering, shopping, entertainment and a couple of drinks? Then this is the event for you!
Mid Suffolk Gymnastics Club have organised for you a pamper and shopping evening to raise vital funds for new equipment. For more information, see: Fetes, Fairs & Shows
£2 in advance, £3 on the door
midsuffolkgymclub@hotmail.co.uk

Saturday 12 November to Sunday 13 November
The Stour Studio Christmas Exhibition
11.00am - 5.00pm
Clare Country Park Centre, Malting Lane, Clare, CO10 8NW
A date for your diaries! This exhibition will feature four local artists and one jewellery maker. Ideal for special and unique christmas gifts to treat your loved one (or yourself)!
See Christmas and New Year in Suffolk for more information.

Saturday 12 November
Party Like Its 1970! - Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa
From 7.30pm
Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa, Keepers Lane, Stoke By Nayland, Dedham, Colchester, CO6 4PZ



Party Like Its 1970! Come and re-live the era of peace, love and rock ‘n roll! Included in your ticket price is a 1-course buffet, live DJ and photobooth!

See Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa for tickets.

Monday 14 November




Wednesday 16 November
CRIBFEST and Madonna & Child
10am - 5pm
St Mary’s Church, The Green, Grundisburgh, IP13 6NF
A four day event showcasing an inspiring collection of nativity cribs and Madonna & Child inspired art. Cribs and art from many cultures, contemporary and traditional. Refreshments will be served.
Rev Clare Saunders, Email: revclaresaunders@tiscali.co.uk
Tel: 01473 735183

Saturday 19 November
T Rextasy 'I Love to Boogie' 40th Anniversary Tour
8.00pm
Ipswich Corn Exchange, King Street, Ipswich, IP1 1DH
Truly a rock'n'roll concert for all ages - If you would like to know exactly what a Marc Bolan concert was like in the 1970's, this show is for you!

See Music Concerts In Suffolk for more information.


Saturday 19 November
Christkindlmarkt Christmas Market
10.00am to 4.00pm
Preston Manor Barn, Preston St Mar, Nr Lavenham, CO10 9LU
19th annual traditional German Christkindlmarkt, specialising in a diversity of high quality gifts, clothing, decorations and food and drink for the festive season. Refreshments available, including gluhwein, tea/coffee, cakes and hot bacon or sausage rolls.
See Christmas and New Year in Suffolk for full information.

Sunday 20 November
Mendlesham Christmas Gift and Craft Fayre in aid of Cancer Research UK
12 until 4.30pm
Mendlesham Community Centre (attached to the Primary School), Old Station Road, Mendlesham, Stowmarket, IP14 5RT
Avoid all the hassle and noise of town and come and shop in peace.
For more information see Christmas and New Year in Suffolk.

Sunday 20 November
Wantisden Valley Christmas Gift Fayre
10.00am - 4.00pm
Wantisden Valley, Wantisden, Nr Woodbridge, IP12 3PQ



Come to our delightful Christmas Gift Fayre with over 70 indoor Christmas gift stands etc.
See Christmas and New Year in Suffolk for full information.

Sunday 20 November
Queen of Heaven: Music for the Virgin Mary from Josquin to Byrd and De Monte
7.30pm
Holy Trinity Church, The Green, Long Melford, CO10 9DT



Cambridge Renaissance Voices return to Long Melford with a joyful programme of 16th century polyphony, featuring Philippe de Monte's superb and rarely performed Benedicta Es mass and Josquin's motet on which it is based.
See Music Concerts In Suffolk for full information.

Sunday 20 November
Huntingfield Craft Fayre
10.00am - 4.00pm
The Hub, Brick Kiln Lane, Huntingfield, IP19 0QH
Locally made craft & goods, Tea/Coffee and refreshments. We look forward to seeing you.

Saturday 26 November to Sunday 27 November
A Festival of Christmas Customs & Traditions
10.00am - 4.00pm
St Andrew’s Church & Weybread Hall Farm Barn, Church Road, Weybread, IP21 5TR
A Display of Christmas Customs & Traditions in the church, with Craft stalls, Raffles, & Refreshments in the Barn
See Christmas and New Year in Suffolk for full information.

Saturday 26 November
Ipswich 24th Scout Christmas Gift Fair
11.00am to 3.00pm
Ipswich 24th Scout Hall, 330a Bramford Road, Suffolk, IP1 5AX



Come to our Christmas Fair and see someone special in his grotto! Lots of stall etc.
See Christmas and New Year in Suffolk for full information.

Sunday 27 November
Red Rose Chain Christmas Fayre
11.00am - 4.00pm
Red Rose Chain, Gippeswyk Hall, Gippeswyk Avenue, Ipswich, Suffolk



Step inside our magical Avenue Theatre for a Christmas Fayre with a difference! You’re bound to find the perfect present or gorgeous gift for loved ones or maybe yourself!
See Red Rose Chain for full information.

Sunday 27 November
Vanilla & Really Very Nice's Christmas Fayre
12.30pm -5.30pm
Vanilla Salon & Spa, 23 Churchgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1RG



A Christmas gift fayre offering a range of unusual and limited gifts.
See Christmas and New Year in Suffolk for full information.

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What's On Suffolk  December 2016
Friday 2 December
Woodbridge Dance Folkus
7.30pm - 10.30pm
Burness Parish Rooms, The Street, Melton, Near Woodbridge, IP12 1PW



Barn/Ceilidh Dance club (16+ only). ''Frolicking Good Fun'' and good exercise too.
See Whats On Woodbridge for full information.

Saturday 3 December
Two Hoots Barn Wedding Open Day
11.00am-3.00pm
Two Hoots Barn, Sternfield
For further details please click: Wedding Fairs & Shows

Saturday 3 December
Inflatable 5k Santa Run
Trinity Park, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, IP3 8UH
Get ready for the UK's only inflatable 5k Santa Run!
Grab your hats & hold on to your sacks for quite possibly the most mental 5k Santa run you'll ever see!
See Whats On Ipswich for full information.

Saturday 3 December
The Royal Air Force in Concert 2016
7.30pm
Ipswich Regent, 3 St Helens St, Ipswich, IP4 1HE
Enjoy an uplifting evening of musical entertainment showcasing the Best of British Entertainment, performed by the RAF's finest musicians with vocalists Squadron Leader Matthew Little and West End performer Sarah Francis.
See Music Concerts In Suffolk for full information.

Saturday 3 December
Chelsworth Christmas Fair
11.00am - 3.00pm
All Saints Church, The Street, Chelsworth, IP7 7HU
Christmas Fair with gifts, produce, raffle and so much more...
See Christmas and New Year in Suffolk for full information.

Sunday 4 December
HWiB Christmas Craft Fair
10am-3pm
Chinnys Sports Bar (Function Room), Norwich Road, Halesworth
Christmas Fair featuring all local producers, makers and business owners. From Venison Pies to Christmas Wreaths - great gift ideas. Including a Kiddies Craft table, Charity Raffle and bar open & serving food all day from 10am

FREE ENTRY
For more information see: Christmas Fairs.

Tuesday 6 December
Taste of Sudbury Food and Drink Festival
10.00am-4.00pm
Market Hill, Sudbury, Suffolk
For more details please click: Suffolk Festivals

Thursday 15 December




Wednesday 21 December
Carols by Candlelight with the Locrian Ensemble
7.30pm
The Apex, Charter Square, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3FD, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3FD

The Locrian Ensemble are firmly established as one of Britain's most popular touring groups. In lavish period costume, and in front of an evocative candlelit setting, these charismatic performers perform favourites including carols, string medleys of familiar christmas tunes and seasonal surprises.

See Music Concerts In Suffolk for full information.

Wednesday 28 December
Christmas 'Turkey Buster' Walk
10.30am
Ipswich TIC, St Stephens Church St Stephens Lane, Ipswich, IP1 1DP



Our annual Christmas 'Turkey Buster' walk is designed to get people out after the excesses of Christmas. There's a lot more to Ipswich than meets the eye, so wrap up warm and find out more about our history and heritage, as well as some of the people connected with the town through the ages.
Cost £4 per person (Advance booking essential)
See: Ipswich Tourist Guides Association for more information.

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What's On Suffolk  January 2017
Tuesday 10 January
Jam & Chutney Making Course
Assington Mill, Assington, Sudbury, Stoke by Nayland, CO10 5LZ
Jam & chutney making one-day course. Top tips from a professional - a hands-on course.
See Assington Mill for more information.

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What's On Suffolk  February 2017
Sunday 26 February
The Suffolk Wedding Show
10:30am until 3:00pm
Wherstead Park, The Street, Wherstead, IP9 2BJ


The largest show in the area with 75 exhibitors showing their products last year and over 300 couples registered.

For further information see: Wedding Fairs

FREE entry & FREE parking
Email: info@suffolkevents.co.uk Tel: 07834979862

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What's On Suffolk  March 2017
Sunday 12 March
EADT Wedding Show
10.30am until 3.30pm
Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa, Bury Road, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 7BX
Over 45 exhibitors will be on hand to give advice and provide you with great ideas and inspiration for your special day in the beautiful surroundings of this magnificent Hotel & Spa.
FREE ENTRY
Email: Laura.newson@archant.co.uk, Tel: 01603 772 423




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