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What's On Suffolk  December 2016



Sunday 11 December
Kingfisher Sinfonietta Orchestral Concert
6.30pm
Framlingham College Theatre, Framlingham College, Framlingham, IP13 9EY
A fun-packed seasonal concert from the popular Kingfisher Sinfonietta. Many performances including the popular story of Peter & The Wolf by Prokofiev.

See Music Concerts In Suffolk for full information and tickets.

Sunday 11 December
Suffolk Soul Singers at Christmas
3.00pm
St. Peter’s by the Waterfront, College Street, Ipswich, IP1 1XF



Suffolk Soul Singers return to St. Peters for another festive mix of sweet soul and gospel music, along with Christmas songs, old and new. Also featuring Suffolk Soul Youth Choir.
See Music Concerts In Suffolk for full information.

Sunday 11 December
Spirit Of Christmas
1.00pm - 5.00pm
Ravenwood Hall Hotel, Rougham, Bury St Edmund's, IP30 9JA
Musical Festive Sunday Lunch and a performance from the talented Ex Choralis, start your festive season off in style!
See Music Concerts In Suffolk for full information.

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Friday 16 December
From Bop to Blue: Rebop Plays Miles
Doors: 7.30pm Music: 8.00pm
Hunter Club, 6 St Andrews St South, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3PH



From Bop to Blue traces Miles's majestic musical journey from the virtuosic frenzy of bebop to the mysterious modality of Kind Of Blue.
See Music Concerts In Suffolk for full information.

Friday 16 December
Sarah Jane Morris
7.30pm
Fleece Jazz, Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel, Keepers Lane, Stoke by Nayland, Bures, CO6 4PZ
River deep, mountain high, a truly magnificent voice for a special Fleece Jazz Christmas concert! Don't miss "the breathtaking range and timbral richness of Sarah Jane Morris's voice.."

See Fleece Jazz for full information.


Saturday 17 December
Messiah
6.00pm
St Mary-le-Tower, Ipswich, IP1 3PE
Ipswich Chamber Choir, the Tower Chamber Choir and the Choristers of St Mary-le-Tower come together with accomplished soloists: Daniela Bechly (soprano), Catherine Backhouse (alto), Richard Edgar-Wilson (tenor) and Andrew Tipple (bass). Conducted by Chris Borrett.

See Music Concerts In Suffolk for full information.

Saturday 17 December
A Festival of Christmas
7.30pm
St Mary’s Church , St Mary’s Street, Bungay, NR35 1AX
An evening of carols with Bungay Choral, Canataria and of course audience participation.
See Christmas and New Year in Suffolk for full information.

Saturday 17 December
DJ Nights in The Café Bar
9.30pm
The Alex, 123 Undercliff Road West, Felixstowe, IP11 2AF



Saturday nights in The Café Bar through December will have a party atmosphere with DJ Lloyd Rust hosting in The Café Bar on 3rd, 10th and 17th December. Music starts at 9.30pm and entry is free. Perfect for the party season and enjoying a great night out with friends.

See The Alex, Felixstowe for more information.




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 21 December
The Kitchen Choir
7.00pm
The Kirtling Red Lion, 214 The Street, Kirtling, Newmarket, CB8 9PD
We are very proud to once again host the "The Kitchen Choir" for our annual Carol Singing evening with Mulled Wine and Mince Pies. There is no better lead-up to Christmas ...
See The Kirtling Red Lion for more information.

Thursday 22 December
The Choirs of St Mary-le-Tower (Recital)
1.10pm
St Mary-le-Tower, Ipswich, IP1 3PE
The Tower Chamber Choir and the Church Choir of St Mary-le-Tower come together to sing a choice selection of choral works. Conducted by Chris Borrett.
Free Entry

Friday 23 December
Southwold Jazz Club - Swinging Christmas
Southwold Arts Centre, St Edmunds Hall Southwold, Southwold, IP18 6JP



Jazz at the Movies presents A Swinging Christmas. Featuring Joanna Eden vocal coach and long time mentor of pop sensation Sam Smith. This show has sold out its annual spot at Ronnie Scott's for the past 4 years.

See Music Concerts In Suffolk for full information.


Friday 23 December
The Alan Barnes Octet
7.30pm
Fleece Jazz, Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel, Keepers Lane, Stoke By Nayland, Bures, CO6 4PZ
A delightful treat for anyone who loves music, literature or Christmas!

See Fleece Jazz for more information.

Tuesday 27 December to Saturday 31 December
The Nutcracker
The Cut Halesworth, New Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8BY
The perfect festive treat, the magic of Christmas is coming to The Cut, Halesworth as family classic The Nutcracker takes to the stage.
It’s Christmas and when Clara is given a wooden nutcracker in the shape of a handsome Prince, little does she know that she and her brother Fritz are about to be drawn into a great adventure!
See The Cut, Halesworth for more information.

Tuesday 27 December
Winterlude - The Swing Museum
Doors 7.30pm show 8.00pm
Southwold Arts Centre, Cumberland Road, Southwold, IP18 6JP



A special event to brighten up your Christmas. The Swing Museum, the hottest Paris Swing Band in the UK play hot club Jazz.
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.

Wednesday 28 December
Open Mic Night
6.00pm
The Anchor, Walberswick, Southwold, IP18 6UA
We will be hosting our open mic night for all. So far we have Cam May, guitarist who has played at Ronnie Scott's; Andy Storer, vocalist from local Black Dog Deli...Ring us to book your timeslot.

See The Anchor, Walberswick for more information and contact details.

Thursday 29 December
Winterlude - Neil Innes
Doors 7.30pm show 8.00pm
Southwold Arts Centre, Cumberland Road, Southwold, IP18 6JP



On the 29th Neil Innes makes a rare UK appearance playing songs and telling stories from a lifetime on the road. Supported by Little Big Mouth.
See Music Concerts In Suffolk for full information.

Friday 30 December
Live Music with The Delta Beltas
6.30pm
The Anchor, The Street, Walberswick, IP18 6UA
The Delta Beltas, Hokum Blues and Ragtime band play from 6.30pm onwards in our heated marquee. They last played with us at our beer and oyster festival in August and got everyone up dancing!
Free Entry
See The Anchor, Walberswick for more information.

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What's On Suffolk  January 2017




Thursday 5 January to Saturday 7 January
Henley Players Pantomime - Dick Whittington
7.30pm - 5th,6th & 7th Jan, 2.30pm - 7th Jan
Henley Community Centre, Church Meadows Ashbocking Road, Henley Nr Ipswich, IP6 0RX
Henley Players Presents ''Dick Whittingdon''
Come and support your local village group in their 6th Pantomime.

See Fetes, Fairs and Shows in Suffolk for full information.

Sunday 8 January
Gippeswyk Singers New Year Celebration Concert with Martlesham Brass
7.30pm
St Michael’s Church, The Drift, Martlesham Heath, IP5 3PL



A joyful concert of choral and brass band music to celebrate the New Year.

See Music Concerts In Suffolk for full information.

Sunday 8 January
Kersey Mill Wedding Open Day
11.00am - 3.00pm
Kersey Mill, Kersey, Suffolk, IP7 6DP



Come along to view this idyllic venue which provides a truly unique Wedding experience.
See Kersey Mill for more information.





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.

Friday 13 January
Beer and Food Pairing Evening
The Westleton Crown, The Street, Westleton, IP17 3AD
A unique opportunity to sample a selection of local beers from our favourite breweries. Each beer will be matched to a sumptuous dish prepared by our Head Chef, James Finch.
£29.50 per person, including beer and our 3 course menu.
See The Westleton Crown for more information.

Sunday 15 January
Glemham Hall Wedding Open Day
11.00am - 3.00pm
Glemham Hall, Little Glemham, Nr. Woobridge, Suffolk, IP13 0BT
Our Wedding Open Day welcomes you to Glemham Hall and allows you to view our beautiful venue when dressed for a wedding.
Wander through the Great Hall, gardens and Marquee, speak with our wedding planners and view our showreel! Plus, meet a handful of our highly recommended Suffolk wedding suppliers. With special discounts available for weddings booked on the day!

See Glemham Hall for more information.





Friday 20 January
Psychic Night
7.00pm - 11.00pm
The Bull Hotel, Hall Street, Long Melford, CO10 9JG
Personal readings from renowned psychics and mediums. Angel Healing, Crystals, Numerology, Reiki, Oracle Cards, Aura Photography, Spiritual Books & Tools - Free workshops.
Price: £5.00
Tel: 01787 378494 or 01787 467671, Email: bull.longmelford@greeneking.co.uk

Saturday 21 January
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical
Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1QR



Spontaneous musical comedy at its best – direct from the West End!
With nine years as an Edinburgh Fringe must-see, a critically acclaimed West End run and now an Olivier Award to their name, The Showstoppers have delighted audiences across the globe with their ingenious blend of comedy, musical theatre and spontaneity.

See Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds for full information.


Saturday 21 January
Wassail Ceremony
12.30pm - 3.00pm
Beyond the Wall, The Walled Garden, Thornham Magna, Eye, IP23 8HA



Come along to the Wassail Ceremony. Bring your drums, rattles, whistles etc. Live Music, Devilled Sausages or Chilli served with crusty bread (vegetarian option available by prior request). Mulled cider or spiced apple juice. This fundraiser is for new plants in our formal garden as we are hoping to open to the public in 2017.

Tickets: Adults, £6.50 Under 14, £4.50
Tel: 01379 788799

Sunday 22 January
The Newmarket Wedding Show
11.00am - 4.00pm
Rowley Mile Racecourse, Newmarket, CB8 0TF
The Newmarket Wedding Show is set in the prestigious Millennium Grandstand building at Rowley Mile Racecourse, Newmarket. The Rowley Mile Centre is a unique and historic setting for the event. Set on the Suffolk/Cambridgeshire border in the heart of East Anglia and bringing together suppliers from around the local area.

See Wedding Fairs in Suffolk for full information.

Tuesday 24 January
Anna Karenina
Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1QR



Community Production/Bury Theatre Workshop running from 24th - 28th January. Anna is beautiful and admired, but empty, until a chance meeting with the handsome and dashing Vronsky throws her into emotional turmoil and a scandalous affair.

See Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds for full information.





Thursday 26 January
'Delizioso' Italian Food & Wine Night
Lavenham Greyhound, 97 High Street, Lavenham, C010 9PZ



Book early to enjoy our delizioso selection of Italian Delicacies, Cocktails, Wines, Liqueurs & Coffees.

See Lavenham Greyhound for more information.

Friday 27 January
Everyman Folk Club: Ninebarrow
8.00pm - 11.00pm
The Riverside Centre, Gt Glemham Road, Stratford St Andrew, Saxmundham, IP17 1LL



Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere combine breathtaking vocal harmonies and melodies. As well as crafting unique and engaging original material, Ninebarrow also take a wide-range of traditional folk songs and rework them in their own distinctive way.
See Music Concerts In Suffolk for ticket information.




Sunday 29 January
An Evening with Clare Presland
The Athenaeum & The Angel Hotel, Angel Hill, Town Centre, Bury St Edmunds, IP33

An evening with Mezzo Soprano Clare Presland at The Athenaeum and The Angel Hotel.

The Angel are offering a pre-show, two course, dinner for £20 a head and, following the recital, drinks with Clare in the Wingspan Bar, located in the 12th Century vault under the hotel.

This is a fundraising event to support Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds.
See Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds for full information.


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What's On Suffolk  February 2017
Sunday 19 February
The Spring Wedding Show at Wolverstone Hall
10.30am - 3.00pm
Wolverstone Hall, Ipswich High School, Main Road, IP9 1AZ
The Spring Wedding Show at Wolverstone Hall will bring together the best of local and national suppliers in beautiful surroundings. Come along and get plenty of ideas for your big day.

See Wedding Fairs in Suffolk for full information.

Sunday 19 February
THE Wedding Fayre...! Copdock Hall
11.00am - 3.30pm
Copdock Hall, Church Lane, Copdock, Ipswich, IP8 3JZ



This incredible Tudor barn has been lovingly restored with great sympathy and attention to detail. There will be bridal tours throughout the day around this stunning venue with the opportunity to talk to our wide range of professional quality wedding suppliers. Come & Be Inspired!

See Wedding Fairs in Suffolk for full information.

Friday 24 February
Everyman Folk Club: Steve Tilston
8.00pm - 11.00pm
The Riverside Centre, Gt Glemham Road, Stratford St Andrew, Saxmundham, IP17 1LL



Steve is widely recognised within the world of folk and contemporary music for the poetry of his words, his distinctive voice, masterful arrangements, and superb guitar playing. We are very pleased to welcome him back to the Everyman.
See Music Concerts In Suffolk for ticket information.

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




Friday 31 March
Everyman Folk Club: Anniversary Party with Two Mystery Guests
8.00pm - 11.00pm
The Riverside Centre, Gt Glemham Road, Stratford St Andrew, Saxmundham, IP17 1LL



How time flies when you're having fun! The Everyman Folk Club is proud to announce the 21st Anniversary of its re-launch in 1996 to 2017 and we hope you will join us to celebrate.
See Music Concerts In Suffolk for full information including tickets.

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What's On Suffolk  April 2017
Friday 28 April
Everyman Folk Club: The Foxglove Trio
8.00pm - 11.00pm
The Riverside Centre, Gt Glemham Road, Stratford St Andrew, Saxmundham, IP17 1LL



Cathy Mason (voice, guitar, cello), Ffion Mair (voice, whistle, bodhran) and Patrick Dean (voice, melodeon, cello, concertina) are multi-instrumentalists, performing mainly traditional songs from around the British Isles.
See Music Concerts In Suffolk for full information inc tickets.

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What's On Suffolk  May 2017
Tuesday 2 May
THE Wedding Fayre...! Trinity Park
11.00am - 3.30pm
Trinity Park, Suffolk Showground, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, IP3 8UH



One of the largest and most vibrant wedding fayres in Suffolk, now in its 12th year. We now welcome up to 60 top wedding suppliers to this superb event. Come along with friends & family for Inspiration for your Special Day!

See Wedding Fairs in Suffolk for full information.

Friday 26 May
Everyman Folk Club: James Patterson
8.00pm - 11.00pm
The Riverside Centre, Gt Glemham Road, Stratford St Andrew, Saxmundham, IP17 1LL



We are delighted James is making a rare solo appearance. Come and enjoy his music.
See Music Concerts In Suffolk for full information and tickets.

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Tuesday 1 August
THE Wedding Fayre...! Smeetham Hall Barn
11.00am - 3.30pm
Smeetham Hall Barn, Smeetham Hall Lane, Bulmer, Sudbury, CO10 7EU



One of the very best established fayres in the region, now in its 16th year, at one of the very best venues in the region. There will be bridal tours throughout the day with 35 superb wedding exhibitors providing everything you need for your Perfect Day. Come & Be Inspired!

See Wedding Fairs in Suffolk for full information.

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