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What's On Suffolk  February 2018
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What's On Suffolk  March 2018
Thursday 1 March
An Evening With ... Simon Thurley
7.00pm - 8.30pm
Palace House Newmarket, Palace House, Palace Street, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8EP
King Charles II and the Search for a Country House
Simon Thurley speaks about Charles II's quest for the perfect country residence and reveals the role that Newmarket played in his grand plan. Discover over 300 year's history of this important sporting palace in this fascinating evening lecture.

Tickets £15 including a drink on arrival
Tel: 01638 667314

Friday 2 March
An Evening with Michael Perry, Mr Plant Geek
From 6.30pm
Urban Jungle Suffolk, London Road, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 8TT



Join us for an evening with TV Personality and horticultural extraordinaire ''Mr Plant Geek'', Michael Perry, exclusively to Urban Jungle Suffolk at the start of his ''Weird and Wacky Plant Project'' world tour.

Michael has travelled the world and is responsible for introducing hundreds of plants to UK gardens; ranging from climbing Pelargoniums to ground-cover Lilies and the Egg and Chips plant. Michael is also a popular TV, radio and media personality locally, nationally and worldwide with various stints on ITV's The Alan Titchmarsh Show and This Morning, as well as BBC's Great British Garden Revival and The One Show. You may also know Michael as a regular on BBC regional radio across the UK, contributing to BBC Suffolk quite often, giving gardening advice to telephone callers.

The new Suffolk Cafe Jungle is the perfect location for a plant geek to celebrate weird and wacky plants with an equally plant-obsessed audience. We'll look at plants with super powers, the sexual prowess of plants, and check out some cool doppelgangers with live examples, plus a lot more...

Join us in Cafe Jungle for a glass of fizz on arrival and browse the unusual exotics and houseplants. Relax for Michael's latest plant journey with a 3 course dinner, followed by a Macmillan charity auction including magnificent prizes from local Suffolk businesses.

If you'd like to arrive early and meet Michael and enjoy the talk and dinner from the best seats in the house with a special gift, why not book our limited selection of VIP tickets.
From £39.00
Email: rachel.bannon@urbanjungle.uk.com

Friday 2 March
Psychic & Pamper Evening
6.45pm-10.30pm
The Orwell Hotel, Hamilton Road, Felixstowe, IP11 7DX
A great variety of different readers to give you some insight and guidance, some fabulous therapists to make your evening as relaxing as possible with their range of pampering treatments as well as some shopping stalls too!

Doors open at 6.45pm to give you chance to book your readings and treatments, these will commence from 7pm.

Raffle being held to raise funds for Dementia, Care UK.

Entrance ticket is £5 which includes FREE tea/coffee all evening and a FREE goodie bag!
Contact: Julie - 07809600313
sunflowerangelsevents@gmail.com

See The Orwell Hotel, Felixstowe for venue info.

Friday 2 March
Preparatory and Senior School Open Morning
From 10am
Ipswich High School, Woolverstone Hall, Woolverstone, Ipswich, IP9 1AZ
Families are welcome to Ipswich High School's Preparatory and Senior School Open Morning on 2nd March 2018.

Now accepting boys, we educate children aged 3 - 18, from Pre-Prep through to Sixth Form. Our Open Morning is your chance to experience the ethos and fantastic environment at the school, as well as receive a guide tour of our 84-acre campus including our floodlit astroturf, theatre and swimming pool facilities.
Email: admissions@ihs.gdst.net
Tel: 01473 780201

Friday 2 March
Ceilidh with Harbour Lights Band & Caller Will Hall - Song Spot Steve & Mary DIckinson
7.30-10.30pm
Woodbridge Community Hall, Station Rd, Woodbridge, IP12 4AU



Fun ceilidh/barn dance with Harbour Lights Band leading our Dance Folkus ''Come All Ye'' Band. The excellent nationally known caller, Will Hall, from Oxfordshire returns to his home county of Suffolk for this event. To make it a family occasion, his sister Mary & husband Steve Dickinson provide the song spot for the evening. Mary & Steve run the 4th Friday monthly Everyman Folk Club at the Riverside Centre. A great evening is in store for all who come along. Visitors to the Suffolk & the Woodbridge area are especially welcome
£6 at the door Children/students half price
Email: Dancefolkus@aol.com
Tel: 01473-610951

Saturday 3 March
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Saturday 3 March
Festival of Fabric III
10.00am to 4.00pm
The Orwell Hotel, Hamilton Road, Felixstowe, IP11 7DX



A one day celebration of vintage style clothes making with specialist traders, vintage fashion lectures, sewing and millinery workshops, vintage fashion exhibition from the 1930s to 1950s, afternoon tea and music supplied by a vintage swing DJ
£5.00
Tel: 07787981493

See The Orwell Hotel, Felixstowe for venue info.

Saturday 3 March
Feature Tour
9.00am - 14.30pm
Newmarket



What better way to spend a day enjoying Newmarket than with an extra special experience.

Whether you want to treat someone or just treat yourself, please come along and enjoy a wonderful day with Discover Newmarket.

See Whats On Newmarket for full information.

Saturday 3 March
Clay Workshops
2.00pm - 5.00pm
The Room at Deben Way, Melton, Woodbridge, IP12 1RS



For both Beginners and the more Experienced. Groups and Individuals catered for. Come and explore a variety of techniques and create your own masterpieces, you will be sure to get hooked!

See Whats On Woodbridge for full information.


Saturday 3 March
Indoor Car Boot
10.00am - 12.00pm
Ringsfield Village Hall, Church Road, Ringsfield, Beccles, NR34 8NT
An Indoor car boot is being held to raise funds for the village play area refurbishment. Refreshments will be available including bacon rolls and cakes. Come and have a cuppa whilst browsing the stalls.
Tables are provided at £6 each.
Contact Sarah 07749714747

Sunday 4 March
Kersey Mill Wedding Fair
11.00am - 3.30pm
Kersey Mill, Stone Street, Kersey, IP7 6DP



Come along to the the Kersey Mill Wedding Fair where you are bound to find inspiration for your big today from the vast array of exhibitors and wedding suppliers as well as viewing our spacious grounds and ceremony rooms.
See Kersey Mill for more information.

Sunday 4 March
THE Wedding Fayre...! Copdock Hall
11.00am - 3.30pm
Copdock Hall, Church Lane Copdock, Ipswich, IP8 3JZ
This stunning Grade 2 listed Tudor barn sits alongside their own Copdock Vineyard and the 15th Century parish church. This historical building with it’s impressive open hall and timber framed roof has been finished with all mod cons and plays host to an array of superb wedding suppliers. Easy access from the A12 & A14 plenty of free parking.

See Wedding Fairs in Suffolk for full information.

Eastern Angles Theatre Company
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Eastern Angles Theatre Company combines heritage with theatre to make regional stories and hidden histories come to life on stage. We also commission new plays, provide workshops for schools with professional actors and directors and create community performances.

Click link above to view our forthcoming performances and events.

Sunday 4 March
EACH Spring Craft and Gift fair
12.00pm - 4.30pm
Greshams Sports and Social Club, 312 Tuddenham Rd, Ipswich, IP4 3QJ

Over 50 stalls all selling amazing gifts ideal for Mother's Day or Easter.
Cakes, cards, candles, jewellery, sweets, handmade gifts and much more. Free parking and admission supporting EACH.

See Greshams Ipswich for venue info.

Sunday 4 March
Kingfisher Sinfonietta Concert
6.30pm
Framlingham College Theatre, Framlingham College, Framlingham, IP13 9EY



The Kingfisher orchestra returns to Framlingham with a programme that was cancelled last December because of the weather! So here it is!

See Music Concerts In Suffolk for full information and ticket prices.

Sunday 4 March
Ipswich Symphony Orchestra Family Concert
2.30pm
Ipswich Corn Exchange, King Street, Ipswich, IP1 1DH
Sunday March 4th is the date of Time Travellers, Ipswich Symphony Orchestra's Family Concert.
With top favourites for all the family, the programme includes Dr. Who! Star Wars, Beauty and the Beast, The Planets, Wallace and Gromit, Star Trek
and Finding Big Ben! (make sure you have a mobile to contact outer space!)
Dress up! Try out musical instruments onstage!
Tickets: £7 - £10
www.ipswichcornexchange.com, Regent Box Office, T.I.C and from Orchestra members

Tickets £7 - £10
See Ipswich Regent Theatre & Corn Exchange for venue details.

Sunday 4 March
Sporting Dinner: Starring Terry Butcher
7:00pm - 11:00pm
Greshams Ipswich, 312 Tuddenham Road, Ipswich, IP4 3QJ
Join us for our Spring Sporting Dinner starting Ipswich's own Terry Butcher!

The former Ipswich Defender, England and Rangers Captain will be joining us for one of our ever-popular Sporting Dinners this May to talk about his amazing life in the industry and out.

A waiter served 2 course meal, auction and comedian compare for the evening as well as talk from Terry Butcher.

See Greshams Ipswich for prices and contact info.

Wednesday 7 March
Circus of Horrors - Voodoo
Show starts 7.30pm
Spa Pavilion, Undercliff Road West, Felixstowe, IP11 2DX



After taking to the road over 22 years ago and touring all over the world the phenomenon returns with its latest brand new incarnation 'Voodoo'.

The spectacular features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre & fantastic circus acts all woven into a sensational shock/horror story and the darkest of magic taking the show to a whole new level, it's driven by a mainly original soundscape & performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek, you'll certainly Die Laughing. Not advisable for under 16's

Tickets from £24
See Spa Pavillion Theatre for venue info.

Thursday 8 March
A History of Refugees in Ipswich
1.00 - 2.00pm
Museum Street Methodist Church, Black Horse Lane, Ipswich, IP1 2EF



Over the centuries, Ipswich has become home to many different groups of refugees from around the world, from the Huguenots of the late 17th century to Basque refugee children and more recent arrivals fleeing persecution and conflict in countries such as Iraq and Syria. This talk aims to reveal the fascinating history of refugees in Ipswich, the mark they have left on the town, and the work of Suffolk Refugee Support in helping our refugee communities. Tea and coffee are served from 12.30pm.

Admission is free with a retiring collection to defray expenses. Donations of at least £2.00 per head are valued to maintain the series.
Tel: 01473 836972

Thursday 8 March
Miranda Sykes at Seagull Theatre Lowestoft
8.00pm
The Seagull Theatre, Morton Road, Pakefield, Lowestoft, NR33 0JH



Miranda Sykes, the acclaimed singer and bassist with 'Show of Hands' is returning to her roots with a solo tour and latest album. After a career spanning over 20 years, during which time she has played with many of the top musicians and singers within the folk world, she will be touring as she started out: One woman, one bass, and one guitar.

See Music Concerts In Suffolk for full information.

Thursday 8 March
Floral Spring Lunch at The Weeping Willow
The Weeping Willow, 39 Bury Road, Barrow, Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5AB
The Weeping Willow pub in Barrow, near Bury St Edmunds is hosting a floral spring lunch. Included in the lunch, are a floral demonstration from renowned florist and author Paula Pryke OBE, with canapes and prosecco upon arrival, followed by a two-course lunch with wine. This event coincides with International Women's Day, so why not bring the leading lady in your life, be it your mum, sister, wife, girlfriend or best friend!
£125 per person
01284 771881 or hello@theweepingwillow.co.uk

Thursday 8 March
Woodbridge Red Hat Society The Blooming Fuchsias Meeting
2.30pm - 4.00pm
Wyevale Garden Centre (Restaurant), Grundisburgh Road, Woodbridge, IP13 6HX



Ladies. The Woodbridge Red Hat Society The Blooming Fuchsias invite you to join us.
Red Hatting is about Fun, Friendship, Freedom, Fulfillment and Fitness.
Ladies admitting to 50 and over please wear purple from the shoulder down plus a red hat.Under 50's Pinkies or Ladies in Waiting please wear lilac with pink hats. We ALWAYS wear the colours.
We meet regularly at 2.30pm on 2nd Thursday of the month at Wyevale as well as other exciting events throughout the year.
No entry charge
Email: thebloomingfuchsias@hotmail.com
Contact: Anne-Marie aka Queenie Gloriana

Friday 9 March
Clairvoyant Evening For Charity
7.00pm for 7.30pm start
Moreton Hall Community Centre, Symonds Rd, Bury St Edmunds, IP32 7EE
Katie and Sharon invite you to our Clairvoyant Evening with Fiona Nichols to raise money for the World Cancer Research Fund.

For those of you who have seen Fiona (Fiona Nichols Clairvoyant medium) before, or have heard of her reputation, this is a must-attend event!

See Whats On Bury St Edmunds for full information.

Saturday 10 March to Sunday 11 March
Celebrate Mother's Day at The Weeping Willow
The Weeping Willow Pub, 39 Bury Road, Barrow, Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5AB
Treat your mum to something special this year with an exclusive Mother's Day menu at The Weeping WIllow. 2 courses for £24.50 per person and 3 courses is £35 per person, with a children's roast dinner costing just £6.90. Call or email us for bookings.
01284 771881 or hello@theweepingwillow.co.uk

Saturday 10 March
60's and 70's Live Band
7.00pm until 12 Midnight
Trimley Sports & Social Club, High Rd, Trinley St Martin, Nr Felixstowe, IP11 0RJ
Fundraiser to support London Marathon runner Benjamin Morrison who is raising money in aid of Arthritis Research.
Live Sounds from the 60's & 70's from a band called "Yesterday"
www.justgiving.com/fundraising/benjamin-morrison1
£10.00 to include Entertainment and Food a choice of Beefburger or Sausage & Chips (Vegetarian Option available) supplied from Trimley Sausage Shop
Contact: Michaela on 01394 286472

Saturday 10 March
Evolution and Inheritance British Science Week
11am - 4pm
Palace House Newmarket, Palace House, Palace Street, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8EP
Celebrate British Science Week with our brand new Family Fun event about Evolution and Inheritance! Explore and investigate with exciting hands-on activities for all the family. Find out about horses that lived millions of years ago, handle our fossil cast collection & have a go at Crafty Camouflage!

Drop-in activities: 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm (Last admission to event 3pm).
Workshops: £5 per child, accompanying adult free.
Tel: 01638 667314

Sunday 11 March
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Sunday 11 March
Kersey Mill Wedding Open Day
11.00am - 3.00pm
Kersey Mill, Stone Street, Kersey, IP7 6DP



Come along to the the Kersey Mill Wedding Open Day and take a look around this stunning wedding venue.

See Kersey Mill for more information.

Tuesday 13 March
Clay Workshops
6.30pm - 9.00pm
Playford Vilage Hall, Hill Farm, Playford, Ipswich, IP6 9DU



(2nd Tuesday of each month)
9 Jan/ 6 Feb/ 13 Mar 2018

For both Beginners and the more Experienced. Groups and Individuals catered for. Emma is a practising Ceramic and Applied Artist and highly qualified Tutor, offering various Clay Workshops and has many years experience working with all ages and abilities. Come and explore a variety of techniques and create your own masterpieces.Whether you wish to make a special present or attend a series of weekly or monthly sessions; you will enjoy getting creative with Clay. The small friendly groups allow you to relax and enjoy experimenting with colour and textures, then experience the satisfaction of creating your own unique pieces.

Come along for a small taster , you will be sure to get hooked!
£30 per session
Contact us for more details:-
Tel: 01728 860125
email: ejrceramics@btinternet.com


Wednesday 14 March
GUESTHOUSE by Nicola Werenowska
Eastern Angles Theatre Company, Sir John Mills Theatre, Gatacre Road, Ipswich, IP1 2LQ



Showing from 14th March until 26th May.
A grandmother, mother and a daughter have to set aside differences as they decide the fate of their family-run Guesthouse. Battling family demons and the crashing waves of a troubled past, tensions are high in Clacton-on-Sea.

Exploring the lives of three generations of women, Guesthouse asks what's it like when the town you were proud to grow up in becomes impoverished? What does it take to keep going? And what does it take to face the truth?

See Eastern Angles Theatre Company for more information.

Thursday 15 March
North Suffolk Youth Music Gala Concert
7.00pm
Marina Theatre, Marina, Lowestoft, NR32 1HH



Join Suffolk County Music Service for an exciting programme of music performed by North Suffolk Youth Concert Band, North Suffolk Youth String Ensemble, Lowestoft County Music School, and Stradbroke Bands.
These ensembles are combining forces for an exciting celebration of music-making at the prestigious Marina Theatre.

Aged 9-19, ensemble members meet weekly during term time as part of the Suffolk Youth Music programme of music-making activities in Lowestoft and Stradbroke.

Tickets: £7 (£5 student/child)
You can book tickets online at: www.marinatheatre.co.uk/production/suffolk-youth-music/
For more information please phone Suffolk County Music Service: 01473 281866, email: county.musicservice@suffolk.gov.uk

See Marina Theatre, Lowestoft for venue info.

Friday 16 March
Wine and Food Pairing Evening
The Westleton Crown, The Street, Westleton, IP17 3AD



We are holding a number of wine and food pairing evenings during the year. On each of these evenings we will be serving a selection of wines from different countries. The three course menu for the evening has been created by our Head Chef, James Finch, and is inspired by local farms and our neighbouring countryside.

See The Westleton Crown for more information.

Friday 16 March
Food Theme Night
The King’s Head Inn, Front Street, Orford, IP12 2LW



Come and join us at our delicious Food Theme Night. This months theme is a St Patrick's Eve Supper.
See The King's Head Inn for more information.

Saturday 17 March
The Haughley Park Wedding Soiree
6.00pm to 9.00pm
Haughley Park Barn, Haughley, Stowmarket, IP14 3JY
Come and join us for an elegant evening, where you can experience the atmosphere as the sun goes down. Preview our candles lit Showcase reception layout with evening lighting.

You will be serenaded by Caspar Clarke, vocalist, and Blackjack Wedding Disco will play background music. In the Ceremony room you will find seating and more evening entertainment.

See Wedding Fairs in Suffolk for full information.

Saturday 17 March
Clay Workshops
14.00- 16.30
Brook Farm Studio, No 1 High St, Bildeston, IP7 7EX



For both Beginners and the more Experienced. Groups and Individuals catered for. Emma is a practising Ceramic and Applied Artist and highly qualified Tutor, offering various Clay Workshops and has many years experience working with all ages and abilities. Come and explore a variety of techniques and create your own masterpieces. Whether you wish to make a special present or attend a series of weekly or monthly sessions; you will enjoy getting creative with Clay. The small friendly groups allow you to relax and enjoy experimenting with colour and textures, then experience the satisfaction of creating your own unique pieces.
Come along for a small taster, you will be sure to get hooked!

£25 per session
Contact us for more details:-
Tel: 01728 860125
email: ejrceramics@btinternet.com


Saturday 17 March
80's Disco
7.30pm
Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa, Keepers Lane, Stoke by Nayland, CO6 4PZ



Get your friends together to reminisce to the likes of Led Zeppelin, Michael Jackson and Prince for just £15.00pp. Bar menu will be available.

See Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa for more information.

Saturday 17 March
Our European Friends
7.30pm
St Peters-by-the-Waterfront, College Street, Ipswich, IP1 1XF



Come along to St Peters-at-the-Waterfront for an evening of music from Europe that's become as familiar here as pizza and baguettes.

See Music Concerts In Suffolk for full information.
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Saturday 17 March
Ipswich Remembers
2.30pm & 7.30pm
Corn Exchange, King Street, Ipswich, IP1 1DH



To mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, music, dance, poetry and animation combine to create an immersive, thought-provoking and moving event. Remembering the town's part in that conflict with personal stories of Ipswich people, both at home and on the front lines, leading up to and during wartime.

See Music Concerts In Suffolk for full information.

Saturday 17 March
Regular Weekly Garage Sales
11.00am - 3.00pm
Ipswich Mencap Charity Garage Sales, Burgess House, 236 Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, IP3 9AD
This is a weekly event raising money for our new build appeal.
Open garage every week throughout the summer.
Come and browse, pick up a bargain or just a chat and learn more about the charity.
Free entry
Contact via the web site. www.ipswichmencap.org.uk or 07766 103563

Saturday 17 March
Indoor Car Boot
10 - 12pm
Ringsfield Village Hall, Church Road, Ringsfield, Beccles, NR34 8NT
This event is being held to raise funds for the adjacent play area refurbishment. Refreshments will be available including bacon rolls and cakes. It does not matter about the weather as you will be warm and dry inside. Come and browse whilst having a cuppa.
Tables are provided at £6 each to book contact Sarah 07749714747

Saturday 17 March
Halesworth Day of Dance Ceilidh - Harbour Lights Band - Caller Jill Parson
7.00-10.30pm
Chinny’s Sports Club, 27 Norwich Rd , Halesworth , IP19 8BX



The fabulous Halesworth Day of Dance takes place from 10.00am -5.00pm on Saturday March 17th with more than 20 Morris/Molly dance teams performing at venues throughout the town. It culminates in a special Ceilidh with Harbour Lights Band and caller Jill Parson. There will also be song spots from local singers Roger Middleditch & Zoe Wadey. A fun way to finish the day. Discounted entry price available if places booked by email in advance
£7 at the door Children/students half price
Dancefolkus@aol.com
Tel 01473-610951

Saturday 17 March
Mainly A Capella (The VIPs and friends)
7.30pm (Doors open at 7.00 pm)
St Matthews Church, Portman Road, Ipswich, IP1 2NB (Jn. of London Rd. & Portman Rd.)



The VIPs and friends in Concert.

See Music Concerts In Suffolk for full information.

Sunday 18 March
Haughley Park Wedding Showcase
11:00am - 4:00pm
Haughley Park Barn, Haughley , Stowmarket Suffolk , IP14 3JY
The Haughley Park Wedding Showcase offers a new take on the traditional wedding show. Couples will have a unique opportunity to view the barn fully dressed with luxurious and inspirational decor for both ceremony and reception.

See Wedding Fairs in Suffolk for full information.

Sunday 18 March
Anonymous was a Woman
5pm
St Peter’s Church, The Street, Westleton, Suffolk, IP17 3AF
'For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.'

This thought-provoking observation by Virginia Woolf reflects our acknowledgement that music and poetry by women has often been diminished in the past. It provides the inspiration for an innovative programme devised by Vetta Wise, the conductor of the 'nine incredible voices' of Seraphim.

See Music Concerts In Suffolk for full details of this spectacular concert.

Wednesday 21 March
Charity Quiz Night for Inspire Suffolk
6.45pm -10.30pm
Seckford Golf Club, Seckford Hall Road, Great Bealings, Woodbridge, IP13 6NT
We are delighted to be holding a Charity Quiz Night with the popular quizmaster Simon Jay at Seckford Golf Club to raise much-needed funds for local young people in Suffolk!

The evening kicks off with a delicious buffet meal, followed by an entertaining quiz with Simon Jay all included in the £15 ticket price.

£15 per head / £60 per team (maximum of 4 people)
Includes buffet dinner before quiz

We welcome you to take part in our Raffle Prize Draw on the evening! We would be very grateful if you could bring along a prize donation if you are able to. Contact us on info@inspiresuffolk.org.uk for more information.

We look forward to seeing you on the night and supporting our charity!

Reserve your space today by contacting us on info@inspiresuffolk.org.uk or 01473 353 194 or purchasing your tickets on our website https://inspiresuffolk.org.uk/event/quiz-night-seckford-210318/.

Wednesday 21 March
Learn and Lunch
The Westleton Crown, The Street, Westleton, IP17 3AD



Including two course lunch and a cooking demonstration. It will be an interactive experience with insightful comments and tips from our Head Chef, James Finch.
James will demonstrate how to prepare and cook seasonal dishes that you will then get the chance to taste over a relaxing two course lunch.

See The Westleton Crown for more information.

Saturday 24 March
Dinner Murder Mystery
7.00pm
Newmarket Venues, The King Edward VII Memorial Hall High Street, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8JP
Dinner and show
The Pharaoh's Curse
by Moneypenny productions
£35pp
events@newmarket.gov.uk

Saturday 24 March
Thetford Forest Spring Foraging Course
12.00pm - 3.30pm
Thetford Forest, St Helen’s Picnic Site, Santon Downham, Brandon, IP27 0TJ
We're excited to be running our first ever Spring courses in Suffolk, by kind permission of the Forestry Commission.

We'll be meeting at St Helen's Picnic Site at 12pm for a short introduction on what to look for and a brief of the general countryside codes, where they relate to foragers.

After the talk we'll set off for a 2-3 hour walk around the area identifying the different edible and poisonous Spring shoots, plants, flowers and mushrooms that we find. There will be breaks along the way for some homemade refreshments such as our lovely hogweed and wild garlic soup.

We will finish the day off with a tasty wild food lunch based on what we have found. This will include some treats made from our recent finds, a wild salad that we will pick on the day and possibly even some wild garlic pesto.

After the walk we will email you details of all the plants and mushrooms we find to help you remember what you have learnt.

There are limited spaces available so please book your place online.
£45
admin@wildfooduk.com

Saturday 24 March
Chocolate Bingo
Doors Open 2.00pm / Eyes Down 2.30pm
1st Combs Scout Hut, Combs Wood Drive, Stowmarket, IP14 2RL



Chocolate Bingo, Where all the prizes to be won are chocolate. Its a family event everyone is welcome.
For further information Email: fundraising@1stcombs.co.uk

Saturday 24 March
Short Head Tour
9.00am - 1.00pm
Newmarket



This popular half-day morning tour is ideal for people with other afternoon plans or those just wanting a glimpse into the world of racing.

See Whats On Newmarket for full details.

Saturday 24 March
Spring Market
10.00:16:00
Catastrophe Cat Cafe, Unit 27a, Maitland Road, Lion Barns, Needham Market, IP6 8NZ
Have a Spring in your step with the Spring Market this year at Catastrophe Cat Cafe! We will have a range of stalls including crafts, jewellery, tombola and a raffle. The spring market will also include free entry to the cat cafe :) Stallholders required; £5 for inside or outside stall. Please email info@catastrophecatcafe.co.uk, Facebook message us or ring
07388 522942 to book!

Sunday 25 March
The Savvy Wedding Show & Pre Loved Sale
11.00am - 3.30pm
Henley Community Centre, Ashbocking Rd, Ipswich, IP6 0QX



Come along to the Savviest wedding show around with a great team of professional wedding suppliers to help you plan your special day as well as an opportunity to get some pre loved items from our sale.

See The Savvy Wedding Planner to Pre book your FREE tickets to be entered into our wedding prize draw and get your free glass of prosecco on arrival.

Friday 30 March
St John Passion - Gippeswyk Singers and the Classic Chamer Orchestra
7.30pm
St John’s Church, Orwell Road, Felixstowe, IP11 7PW



A beautifully expressive and dramatic oratorio for Good Friday by JS Bach, featuring young professional soloists and conducted by Geoff Lavery.

See Music Concerts In Suffolk for full information.

Friday 30 March to Monday 2 April
Eastertide Event at Kentwell Hall
11am - 5pm
Kentwell Hall, High Street, Long Melford, C010 9BA



Easter Weekend is one of our most popular weekends of the year - we have so much going on, and as most of it is indoors, it is a very weather-proof event!

See Easter Holiday Things To Do for full eggsciting details!

Friday 30 March to Friday 13 April
Easter at the Heritage Centre
11am - 4pm daily
Palace House Newmarket, Palace House, Palace Street, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8EP
Join us over the Easter holidays for a chance to have-a-go grooming a pony. You will be able to brush and cuddle our friendly inhabitants and learn more about their welfare and nutrition no need to book just turn up and enjoy the day!

See Easter Holiday Things To Do for full details.

Saturday 31 March
Maisebrooke Farm EASTER FAIR & EGG HUNT
10.00am - 4.00pm
Maisebrooke Farm, Shipmeadow, Beccles, NR34 8HJ



A fun day out for all the family see Easter Holiday Things To Do for full details.


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What's On Suffolk  April 2018
Sunday 1 April
Easter Sunday/April Fools at The Weeping Willow
The Weeping Willow Pub, 39 Bury Road, Barrow, Suffolk, IP29 5AB
Hop to it this Easter with a tasty Easter Sunday meal from The Weeping Willow. We'll be cooking a scrumptious roast lamb with a special April Fools dessert
3 courses - £35 per person
Tel: 01284 771881
Email: hello@theweepingwillow.co.uk

Sunday 1 April
Easter Egg Hunt
12.00pm - 3.00pm
The Westleton Crown, The Street, Westleton, IP17 3AD



Join us this Easter Sunday with family and friends. There will be a number of Easter activities for the little ones, including a fun Easter egg hunt in our terraced garden. This is a free event and everyone is welcome.

See The Westleton Crown for more information.

Friday 6 April
Suffolk County Music Service: Easter Concert
7.30pm
Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, IP17 1SP



Join Suffolk Youth Orchestra, Suffolk Young Strings, and Suffolk Youth Wind Ensemble for an exciting programme of music this Spring.

These "County Ensembles" are part of Suffolk County Music Service's "Suffolk Youth Music" programme of activities for children and young people.

Tickets from £6 - £12, student/child rates available
Tickets available from Snape Maltings online: https://snapemaltings.co.uk/whats-on/suffolk-county-music-service-easter-concert/

For more information you can contact Suffolk County Music Service: phone 01473 281866 or email county.musicservice@suffolk.gov.uk

See Snape Maltings for venue information.

Friday 6 April to Sunday 8 April
The Croft Campsite Children's Festival
The Croft Campsite, The Green, Ubbeston, IP19 0HB



There will be music workshops, spoken word workshops, handicraft tent, wide games, a chance to do some cobbing, and performances.

See The Croft Campsite for more information.

Saturday 7 April to Sunday 8 April
The Framlingham Country Show
10.00am - 5.00pm
Framlingham College, Framlingham, IP13 9EY

The Framlingham Country Show will be bringing in many new and exciting attractions. Zones this year from amazing Horse and Motorbike Stunts to the wonderful World of Birds demonstrations with the main ring packed daily. We will again be supporting small producers and adding to our Food and Drink Markets, the Classic British Bake Off and the fabulous Celebrity Chefs who can be seen on television regularly.

See Easter Holiday Things To Do for full details.


Thursday 12 April
Woodbridge Red Hat Society The Blooming Fuchsias Meeting
2.30pm - 4.00pm
Wyevale Garden Centre (Restaurant), Grundisburgh Road, Woodbridge, IP13 6HX



Ladies. The Woodbridge Red Hat Society The Blooming Fuchsias invite you to join us.
Red Hatting is about Fun, Friendship, Freedom, Fulfillment and Fitness.
Ladies admitting to 50 and over please wear purple from the shoulder down plus a red hat.Under 50's Pinkies or Ladies in Waiting please wear lilac with pink hats. We ALWAYS wear the colours.
We meet regularly at 2.30pm on 2nd Thursday of the month at Wyevale as well as other exciting events throughout the year.
No entry charge
Email: thebloomingfuchsias@hotmail.com
Contact: Anne-Marie aka Queenie Gloriana

Monday 16 April
Feast of Fiddles 25th Annual Tour
7.30pm
The Apex, Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3FD



Little did the band think it would be setting off on its 25th annual spring tour in 2018 but what started as an idea in a folk club has become a national folk-rock institution. A live music entertainment like no other on the circuit which is guaranteed to be enjoyed by even the most doubting of friends dragged along!

See Music Concerts In Suffolk for full information.

Monday 16 April
Tattersalls Tour
9.00am - 4pm
Newmarket



The famous Tattersalls Bloodstock Auction House attracts the wealthiest owners and industry figures from all over the world, including members of the Royal family from countries such as Dubai and Qatar. As bidding soars in the saleroom the electrifying atmosphere radiates throughout the whole town.

With our special Tattersalls package you will start your day with a guided tour of the Newmarket Gallops where you will see some of the 3,000 racehorses exercising on the heath followed by a visit to a busy Trainer's yard.

See Whats On Newmarket For full information.

Saturday 21 April
Country Mile Tour
9.00am - 4pm
Newmarket



Our Country Mile tour offers a true insight into one of the world's leading racehorse training centres. This action-packed day will show you all Newmarket has to offer.

See Whats On Newmarket for full details.

Saturday 21 April to Sunday 22 April
Woodbridge Mind Body Spirit Festival
10.00am - 4.00pm
Woodbridge Community Hall, Hall Station Rd, Woodbridge, IP12 4AUE



18 years running, over 40 stands. An uplifting, enlightening weekend brought to you once again by Life Arts.

All are welcome to experience the stage performers, workshops, talks and demonstrations on offer. Come and browse the original stalls, have a reading, talk to experts in their field and enjoy a taster treatment, spoil yourself! Then treat yourself to healthy, yummy cake and home-made treats go on, you deserve it!

2018 sees the 20th anniversary of the beginning of Life Arts, so expect even bigger and better festivals this year to celebrate this momentous milestone!
£3.50, £3.00 concessions, Under 16 free

Sunday 22 April
Luxe Love Wedding Fair
10.00am - 3.00pm
Glemham Hall, Little Glemham, Woodbridge, IP13 0BT



Our annual wedding fair has evolved and taken on a brand new look and a brand new name for 2018. Welcome to Luxe Love, for the luxurious, quirky and curious.

See Glemham Hall for full information.

Friday 27 April
Wine and Food Pairing Evening
The Westleton Crown, The Street, Westleton, IP17 3AD



We are holding a number of wine and food pairing evenings during the year. On each of these evenings we will be serving a selection of wines from different countries. The three course menu for the evening has been created by our Head Chef, James Finch, and is inspired by local farms and our neighbouring countryside.

See The Westleton Crown for more information.

Friday 27 April to Saturday 28 April
Points of View
Cratfield Village Hall, Manse Lane, Cratfield, IP19 0DJ
Friday 27 April, 18.00-20.00, Pay Bar & Nice Nibbles
Saturday 28 April, 10.30-17.00, Tea & Delicious Cakes



Points of View is a photography exhibition by Chrissie Kitchen, Candy Blackham, Nick Eade, and Geoff Moore. All four love capturing moments in time and making images of wildlife, Suffolk sights, plants and abstract patterns with their cameras.

FREE ENTRY and DONATIONS INVITED for Halesworth Dementia Carers & Prostate Cancer UK

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What's On Suffolk  May 2018
Wednesday 9 May
Learn and Lunch
The Westleton Crown, The Street, Westleton, IP17 3AD



Including two course lunch and a cooking demonstration. It will be an interactive experience with insightful comments and tips from our Head Chef, James Finch.
James will demonstrate how to prepare and cook seasonal dishes that you will then get the chance to taste over a relaxing two course lunch.

See The Westleton Crown for more information.

Thursday 10 May
Woodbridge Red Hat Society The Blooming Fuchsias Meeting
2.30pm - 4.00pm
Wyevale Garden Centre (Restaurant), Grundisburgh Road, Woodbridge, IP13 6HX



Ladies. The Woodbridge Red Hat Society The Blooming Fuchsias invite you to join us.
Red Hatting is about Fun, Friendship, Freedom, Fulfillment and Fitness.
Ladies admitting to 50 and over please wear purple from the shoulder down plus a red hat.Under 50's Pinkies or Ladies in Waiting please wear lilac with pink hats. We ALWAYS wear the colours.
We meet regularly at 2.30pm on 2nd Thursday of the month at Wyevale as well as other exciting events throughout the year.
No entry charge
Email: thebloomingfuchsias@hotmail.com
Contact: Anne-Marie aka Queenie Gloriana

Wednesday 16 May
VIP Fashion Show
7.00pm
Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa, Keepers Lane, Stoke by Nayland, CO6 4PZ



A VIP Fashion Show held at SbN and presented by the Gift Room in Great Horksley. Join us to view the latest Spring/Summer trends from The Gift Room in Great Horskley whilst enjoying a chilled glass of Prosecco.

See Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa for more information.

Thursday 17 May
Ladies Who Lunch
11.30am
Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa, Keepers Lane, Stoke by Nayland, CO6 4PZ



Enjoy a delicious two-course lunch and fashion show presented by The Gift Room in Great Horksley. Get the girls together and enjoy a glass of bucks fizz on arrival, a delicious two-course lunch followed by a showcase of all the latest Spring/Summer trends..

See Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa for more information.

Friday 18 May
Snowflake Ball
19:00 to 00:00
Milsoms, Kesgrave, IP5 2PU



Come along to the Snowflake Ball, we will be fundraising for Home-Start in Suffolk.
Contact: headoffice@homestartinsuffolk.org for more information.

Saturday 26 May to Monday 28 May
Framlingham Gala Fest
Castle Meadow, Framlingham, IP13



A fun filled 3 day event
Saturday - Team Duathlon, BBQ & Live Music, Sunday - Craft Fair & Music By The Pond, Monday - Free entry to the Castle Meadow!! Parade, Games, Live Music, BBQ, Paella & Grand Draw
For any further information please contact Tim Scotchmer on 07876654902 or e-mail framgalafest@gmail.com

Sunday 27 May
Cars on Bardwell Village Green 2018
10.30am - 5.00pm
Bardwell Village Green, Bardwell, IP31 1AW
Display of classic and vintage cars and motorcycles,lots to do and see, loads of stalls, rooftop views from Church Tower, windmill open ,fresh bread, tractor rides, bar, bbq and much much more
Free Entry
info@carsonthegreen.org.uk

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What's On Suffolk  June 2018
Friday 1 June
Wine and Food Pairing Evening
The Westleton Crown, The Street, Westleton, IP17 3AD



We are holding a number of wine and food pairing evenings during the year. On each of these evenings we will be serving a selection of wines from different countries. The three course menu for the evening has been created by our Head Chef, James Finch, and is inspired by local farms and our neighbouring countryside.

See The Westleton Crown for more information.

Thursday 14 June
Woodbridge Red Hat Society The Blooming Fuchsias Meeting
2.30pm - 4.00pm
Wyevale Garden Centre (Restaurant), Grundisburgh Road, Woodbridge, IP13 6HX



Ladies. The Woodbridge Red Hat Society The Blooming Fuchsias invite you to join us.
Red Hatting is about Fun, Friendship, Freedom, Fulfillment and Fitness.
Ladies admitting to 50 and over please wear purple from the shoulder down plus a red hat.Under 50's Pinkies or Ladies in Waiting please wear lilac with pink hats. We ALWAYS wear the colours.
We meet regularly at 2.30pm on 2nd Thursday of the month at Wyevale as well as other exciting events throughout the year.
No entry charge
Email: thebloomingfuchsias@hotmail.com
Contact: Anne-Marie aka Queenie Gloriana

Thursday 21 June to Sunday 24 June
Suffolk Day Inn to Inn Suffolk treasure hunt
The Westleton Crown, The Street, Westleton, IP17 3AD



To celebrate Suffolk Day we, The Westleton Crown and our sister inn The Ship at Dunwich, would like to encourage people to put their walking boots on, get out and enjoy Suffolk’s fantastic scenery and wildlife.
Why not spend a day outdoors and join us for a fun Inn to Inn treasure hunt? The rules are very simple and one lucky person will win a stay with breakfast at The Ship at Dunwich or The Westleton Crown.

See The Westleton Crown and
The Ship at Dunwich for venue information.

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What's On Suffolk  July 2018
Saturday 14 July
Soul/Motown Disco
7.30pm
Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa, Keepers Lane, Stoke by Nayland, CO6 4PZ



Taking you back to ‘The Motown Sound’ with our Motown-themed Disco!
Get your friends together and join us for an excellent Motown-themed disco for just £15.00pp. A bar menu will be available on the night. .

See Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa for more information.

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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: hippieswereright@mail.com
Facebook: HippieFest UK


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