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What's On Suffolk  October 2017
Saturday 7 October to Sunday 22 October
Halesworth Arts Festival
The Cut Arts Centre, New Cut, Halesworth

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Now in its 16th year, Halesworth Arts Festival returns again to the Cut Arts Centre, offering almost 20 different performances over 16 days including film, live music, talks opera and comedy.
For more information and line up see: Suffolk Festivals


For tickets and venue information, see New Cut Arts Centre

Tuesday 17 October to Saturday 21 October
Hot Mikado
7.30pm
Beccles Public Hall, Smallgate, Beccles, NR34 9AD
Tickets are now on sale for Waveney Light Opera Group£s latest show 'Hot Mikado' - a colourful, lively version of the classic Gilbert and Sullivan tale which takes the original musical and jazzes it up to 1940s swing-style. The singing and dancing numbers are fantastic, performed with incredible energy by a young and enthusiastic cast. For full details, see: Music Concerts in Suffolk
Tickets: £9 - £13.50
Tel: 01502 770060

Thursday 19 October to Saturday 21 October
Short Course in Garden Design
10.00am - 4.00pm
Ivy Cottages, The Street, Walberswick , IP18 6UX



Short Course in Garden Design. Learn all the basic skills required to plan your garden, whether starting from scratch or adding a bit of wow! factor to a single bed. Taught by garden designer and award winning garden writer Helen Riches
Price: £260
Email: hr90@helenriches.co.uk
Tel: 07532 323944

Friday 20 October to Saturday 21 October
Haw Wood Farm Star Party
Haw Wood Farm Caravans & Camping, Darsham, Saxmundham, IP17 3QT



Haw Wood Farm has been named a Dark Sky Discovery site due to its minimal light pollution. Twice a year we host star gazing events that attract astronomers from all over the country and also those keen to simply sit back and enjoy the night sky.

The weekend of 20th and 21st October we have our Family Star Gazing Event. This is a great introduction to the Sky at night and will be hosted by the Orwell Astronomical Society. It will include a tour of the night Sky, Talks with Q and A and late night Soup!

Please book online, see Haw Wood Farm Caravans & Camping

Saturday 21 October to Sunday 29 October
Halloweenies - Kentwell's School of Sorcery & Magic
10.00pm - 12.30pm & 13.30pm - 16.00pm
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, Sudbury, CO10 9BA



This October Half-Term, join us at Kentwell Hall, for our most fun children's event of the year. Kentwell's School of Sorcery and Magic will be opening for business, and accepting new students.

Come along for a morning or afternoon of fun filled magical learning including wand making, spell school and potions class.

See Kentwell Hall for full information and details of Halloweenies website.

Saturday 21 October to Sunday 26 November
The 9th Annual Sci-Fi and Action Exhibition
10- 5pm, Sun 10-4pm
Moyse’s Hall Museum, IP33 1DX, Bury St Edmunds, IP 33 1DX



Main exhibition sponsors - Kudos Memorabilia

Bringing a taste of Hollywood to the region with screen-used props, screen accurate replicas, original artwork and much more from the world of Sci-Fi & Action including Dr Who, Marvel, DC comics and others! This year's exhibition marks the 40th anniversary of two iconic Sci-Fi brands; Star Wars, and the UKs most ground-breaking comic, 2000AD.

For more information, see: Fetes, Fairs and Shows
£5 Adults, £3 Children

Saturday 21 October to Saturday 28 October
Halesworth Scarecrow Week
The Thoroughfare, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8AR



Halesworth Scarecrow Week is a fun filled week where business of Halesworth make and display scarecrows. There is also a pumpkin hunt where selected shops display small wooden pumpkins with letters when rearranged spell out words from childrens books. First correct entry draw wins £50 PLUS the chance to help Santa turn on the festive lights.
£1 treasure hunt
Contact: Karen Prime
Edwards, 59A The Thoroughfare, Halesworth, IP19 8AR
Email: Karen@edwardshalesworth.co.uk
Tel: 01986873763

One to One Glass Making Courses

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Make some of your own Art with
Laura Hart’s One to One Glass Making Courses!
Click on the link to find out more



Saturday 21 October
Live Music at The King's Head Inn
The King’s Head Inn, Front Street, Orford, IP12 2LW



Come along and enjoy a great atmosphere with live music from Steve Boyce
See The King's Head Inn for more information.

Saturday 21 October to Sunday 29 October
Pleasurewood Chills
From 10am
Pleasurewood Hills, Leisure Way, Lowestoft, NR32 4TZ
Join woody and friends for Halloween themed family fun this October half term (21st to 29th October).
Rides and attractions will be open around the park throughout the week and there will also be some Halloween themed fun to look out for.

See Halloween in Suffolk for full information.




Saturday 21 October
Book Restoration for Beginners
Assington Mill, Assington, Sudbury, CO10 5LZ



An introduction to this fascinating subject.

See Assington Mill for more info and details of future courses.

Saturday 21 October
Bicentenary Celebration of the Birth of Baha''u''llah
2.30pm
Ipswich Town Hall, Cornhill, Ipswich, IP1 1DH



The Baha''is of Ipswich invite you to share their celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of the founder of their religion, Baha''u''llah. A newly commissioned film by Norfolk artist, Tom Fox will be presented. There will be music from Dujulu and refreshments.
Free Entry
Email: powis.dfamilyj@btinternet.com

Sunday 22 October
The Long Shop Museum Final Fling
11.00am to 4.00pm
Long Shop Museum, Main Street, Leiston, IP16 4ES



The Long Shop Museum will once again mark the end of the season with a spectacular celebration of steam. Final Fling is our annual steam and activity day with full size and miniature engines being demonstrated in all their working glory. It highlights how the museum’s site in Leiston’s former Garrett Engineering Works, was a hub of industrial production with the design and manufacture of a prolific and diverse array of magnificent machines.

See Long Shop Museum for full information.

Sunday 22 October
The Snape Maltings Vintage and Makers Market
9.30am to 4.00pm
Snape Maltings, Snape, IP17 1SP



A hand-picked, choice selection of the regions leading vintage traders, local artisans, makers and craftspeople. The market will feature everything from one-off vintage furniture, fashion, and homewares, to locally made products, artworks, fabrics and jewellery.

See Snape Maltings for venue details.

Sunday 22 October
Castalian String Quartet
4pm
St Mary the Virgin Church, The Street, East Bergholt, CO7 6TG



Since its formation the Castalian Quartet has gained recognition and won awards at several important international competitions. Programme: Haydn's Quartet op20 no2, Schumann's Quartet in A Minor op41 no1 and Beethoven's Quartet in A minor op132
Tickets: £14, £7 students, children under 16 free with adult
Doreen Weatherall 01206 298426, email: svamtickets@btinternet.com website: www.svam.org.uk (for online booking and further information)

Sunday 22 October
Kingfisher Sinfonietta Concert
6.30pm
Framlingham College Theatre, Framlingham, IP13 9EY



Come and hear all four concerti from Vivaldi's hugely popular Four
Seasons - all in one concert.

See Music Concerts In Suffolk for full information.

Sunday 22 October
Giant Christmas Craft & Gift Fayre
10am - 4pm
Best Western Ipswich Hotel, (formally Cameo Hotel), Copdock Ipswich, IP8 3JD



Over 70 stalls selling locally handmade crafts and quality gifts. Refreshments available. Free car parking. Entry fee in aid of FIND - Ipswich Families in Need.
Ticket: £1 - free entry after 2pm
Email: jan@fynn-valley.co.uk

Sunday 22 October
Quiz & Dinner
Hadleigh Ram, 5 Market Place, Hadleigh, IP7 5DL



Mark Mason returns for another evening of fantastic trivia & fabulous food. Teams of 2-6 £28 per person.

Tickets: £28 per person
Contact The Hadleigh Ram to reserve your space.




Monday 23 October to Friday 27 October
School's Out Activities - October Half Term Camp
8.00am - 6.00pm
Ipswich High School, Woolverstone, Ipswich, IP9 1AZ



School Holiday Activity Days for children aged 4-16 years! Week-long and individual days (Monday - Friday)
Holiday Camps designed to improve health, fitness and develop self-esteem through delivering a jam-packed timetable of fun, active & educational activities! Four different courses to cater for different ages and tastes. Early Explorers (4-6yrs), Adrenaline Adventure (7-12yrs) Creative Crew (7-12yrs) Next Generation (13-16yrs). Every child gets to swim everyday at Ipswich High School Woolverstone in an amazing heated indoor pool. With lifeguards poolside, inflatables and pool games, there is much fun to be had at School's Out!


£30 per day or £120 per week (full 5 days)
Bookings online at www.schoolsoutactivities.co.uk
Email: info@schoolsoutactivities.co.uk
Phone: 07766220075

Monday 23 October
The Cooking Club Half Term Halloween Workshops!
10am - 12.30pm & 2.30pm - 5pm
The Cooking Club, Suffolk Food Hall, Wherstead, Ipswich, IP9 2AB



Come and cook a delicious autumnal dish from scratch, and a spooky Halloween-themed pudding!
Suitable for children aged 8 - 14 or younger children (over 5s) are welcome when accompanied by an adult.

Advance booking is essential - please see The Cooking Club for details.

Tuesday 24 October to Saturday 28 October
Ipswich Gilbert & Sullivan Society presents The Sorcerer & Trial by Jury
7:30pm and Saturday matinee 2:30pm
Seckford Theatre, Burkitt Road, Woodbridge, IP12 4JH



Witchcraft and weddings are the enchanting concoction served up in this double bill of musical comedy masterpieces of magic and marriage written by Gilbert and Sullivan. Performed at Seckford Theatre in the grounds of Woodbridge School. Ample, free on-site parking and a well stocked bar to refresh you, before and after the show.
Tickets: From £5 to £15
To book tickets please call 01473 858 108 (please leave a message and we will return your call) or go to www.ipswichgands.org.uk

Tuesday 24 October
St Peter's Singers of Leeds Choir Tour of East Anglia
1.10pm
St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1LS



Leeds Minster-based St Peter's Singers will be touring East Anglia from Saturday 21 October until Wednesday 25 October 2017. Hear this renowned chamber choir, celebrating its fortieth anniversary year, singing glorious English and Continental choral music featuring composers for whom 2017 also marks a significant anniversary.

Wednesday 25 October
Race Day Tour
Discover Newmarket, Palace House, Palace Street, Newmarket, CB8 8EP
Make your day at the races extra special.

After a driven tour around the town you will visit the fascinating National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art where you can learn about the royal connections to the town and the history of where racing began, right here!

You will then be taken up to the Racecourse for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour.

See Whats On Newmarket for more information.

Stonham Barns Leisure & Retail

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There's always something happening at Stonham Barns, click link above to check out our long list of forthcoming events.

Wednesday 25 October
Jazz up Your Jungle Pumpkin
10.00am - 4.00pm
Urban Jungle Plant Nursery and Cafe, London Road, Beccles, NR34 8TT



We're finally ready to say goodbye to summer for another year and we're not sorry. Autumn is one of our favourite times of year and as always, the Nursery and Cafe will be bursting with beautiful colours, fruits and foliage hung from every nook and cranny.

There will be scrumptious seasonal specials and hot warming drinks on the Cafe Jungle menu too.

Join us on the 25th and 27th October and Jazz up your Jungle Pumpkin, surrounded by exotic and unusual plants in our brand new event tent. For £5, we'll provide the pumpkins, paints and accessories and Clare Fairy-Jacobs will be on hand to help design and decorate beautiful pumpkin centrepieces for your home and garden.
Just turn up!

Thursday 26 October
Haunted Halloween Dinner & Paranormal Evening
7.00pm to Midnight
The Bull Hotel, Hall Street, Long Melford, CO10 9JG



Delicious 3 Course Halloween Dinner. Haunted Bull Hotel Ghostly Tales
Interactive Experiences with the Lights Out! Bring your own cameras & recording equipment. When the veil between the two worlds is at its thinnest.

See Halloween in Suffolk for full information.

Thursday 26 October
Haunted Hollow
6.00pm - 8.00pm
Lackford Lakes, Lackford Lakes Visitor Centre, Lackford, IP28 6HX



Family night walk for adults and children over 3 years. All children must be accompanied. Make a bottle lantern to follow our torch lit trail and visit the haunted hollow! With spooky crafts and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

See Halloween in Suffolk for full details.




Thursday 26 October to Wednesday 1 November
Suffolk Seen - Images of Suffolk by landscape photographer Gill Moon
10am - 5pm
ARTSPACE Woodbridge, 64 Thoroughfare, Woodbridge, IP12 1AL



Gill is a freelance photographer based in Woodbridge. She specialises in landscapeswaterscapes, and marine photography and is passionate about promoting a connectionwith the environment through her work.
For full details see: Art Exhibitions in Suffolk

Friday 27 October to Saturday 28 October
The Garrett Players present The Charge of the Parasols
7.30pm
Long Shop Museum, Main Street, Leiston, IP16 4ES



Catch a glimpse into the fascinating life of one woman whose struggle changed the lives of many others. One hundred years after her death, this new play is written and performed by local residents to celebrate the achievements of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson. Mother, doctor, Mayor, trailblazer.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear her story told in words and music.
See Long Shop Museum for ticket information.

Friday 27 October
Hallowe’en Night FootGolf
Footgolf from 5.30pm, buffet from 6.30pm
Fynn Valley Golf Club & Restaurant, Witnesham, Ipswich, IP6 9JA



Hallowe’en Night FootGolf followed by a Beastly Buffet in the Creepy Courtyard Bar

Fancy dress encouraged.

See Fynn Valley Golf Club & Restaurant for more information and ticket prices.

Friday 27 October
Mini Market & Cafe
10:30am to 12 midday
Blythburgh Church, Holy Trinity Church, IP19 9LL
Monthly Mini Market & Cafe.
Stalls with gifts, homemade cakes and savouries, homemade cards, etc.
Refreshments including tea/coffee and homemade cakes. All welcome!

Ipswich Tourist Guide Association
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Ipswich Tourist Guides provide a range of fascinating guided walks for the public around the town throughout the year.
Click on link above to see our 2017 timetable.


Friday 27 October
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 Taste of the Med - Tapas.
See The King's Head Inn for more information.

Friday 27 October
Halloween Spooktacular & Laser Pyrotechnic Show
Gates open 4pm
Stonham Barns Leisure & Retail Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT
A spectacular laser and pyrotechnic show to music, alongside our Halloween pumpkin competition, fancy dress competition and spooky games. This truly is going to be a magnificent display of laser and pyrotechnics which includes 30ft high flames and dry ice smoke effects, perfectly suited for those of you who find traditional fireworks too noisy.

See Stonham Barns Leisure & Retail Village for full spooktacular details.

Friday 27 October
Clay Christmas Tree Decoration Making.
10.30am - 11.30am
Starglazing Ceramics Studio, Suffolk Food Hall, Wherstead, IP9 2AB



A festive clay session, making decorations for your Christmas Tree!
Rolling out, cutting shapes and stamping decoration into clay for kids and adults alike.

See Starglazing Ceramics Studio for full information and pricing.

Friday 27 October
Bury St Edmunds Film Club
10.30am
The Centre, St John’s Street , Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1SN



Simon Frampton film maker and film lecturer is bringing something new to Bury St Edmunds. Starting on October 27th the new Bury St Edmund Film Club will have its first meeting at the 'The Centre', St. John's Street at 10.30am. It will be the first of a series of talks about all aspects of cinema from the stars to the directors to genres. The first talk will concern Nicole Kidman and will be fully illustrated with film clips from her earliest films to the present. A discussion group over coffee or tea will be held for those who want it afterwards. All our welcome from cineastes to those who simply enjoy cinema. Over the following months Simon will be looking at Peter Sellers November 17th and Jack Nicholson December 22nd. The Bury Film Club will offer a unique insight into films from someone who is knowledgeable about the practical art of film making. Simon has been running a similar very successful club in Sudbury for the last seven years and looks forward to replicating the club for Bury St Edmunds and the surrounding villages.
You can join on the day so do come along for our first session.

Tickets: £10.00 on door
Telephone 07947947168 or email nuerdinka@gmail.com

Friday 27 October
Pamper and Shopping Event
3pm-10pm
The Cedars Hotel, Needham Road, Stowmarket, IP14 2AJ



Mid Suffolk Gymnastics Club have organised a pamper and shopping event to raise vital funds for new equipment. Stalls include jewellery, fashion, beauty products, handmade crafts, cards, books, Spirits (the drinking kind) and much more! There are plenty of opportunities to treat yourself or to buy gifts ready for Christmas. Take an opportunity to sit back and relax with one or more of our pampering treatments on offer. All pampering is provided by excellent, friendly, caring, trained professionals. We are providing, gel nails, back, shoulder and neck massage, Reflexology, hand and arm massage, Indian Head Massage, natural face lift, make overs and various hairstyles.
Your evening ticket provides you with a fabulous display from a group of our most experienced gymnasts, followed by a makeup demonstration, finishing with a not to be missed fashion show by Estelle Ruth. Drawing the night to a close will be the grand prize draw.
Tickets: £2 in advance for an evening ticket (7-10pm) £3 on the door
Email: midsuffolkgymclub@hotmail.co.uk

Saturday 28 October
Sponsored Felixstowe Glow Walk
Felixstowe Leisure Centre, Undercliff Road West, Felixstowe, IP11 2AE



Join us this Halloween for a magical and mystical 2 mile walk for children of all ages. With tricks, treats and games this 2 mile walk is fun for all the family.

See Halloween in Suffolk for full information.

Saturday 28 October
Haw Wood Farm Autumn Party
Haw Wood Farm Caravans & Camping, Darsham, Saxmundham, IP17 3QT



Haw Wood Farm is again hosting an Autumn party!

The dark Autumn nights are ideal for gathering around the campfire with friends and family for a warming meal and a glass of something local.

At Haw Wood Farm on Saturday 28th October (the Second Saturday of Half Term) we will be lighting our fire pits on the patio, serving Pulled Pork Rolls with Sides, local Beer and Cider and Sticky Toffee Apples!

We will keep the young amused with Marshmallow toasting, glow sticks and Autumn Crafts in the gazebo.

For more information see Haw Wood Farm Caravans & Camping

Saturday 28 October
Short Head Tour
Discover Newmarket, Palace House, Palace Street, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8EP
This popular half-day morning tour offers a fantastic glimpse into the world of racing.

You will spend the morning visiting the gallops, a trainer's yard and then onto the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art or The National Stud (see set dates).

See Whats On Newmarket for full information.

Saturday 28 October
Landguard Spooky Day
1200-1600
Felixstowe Museum, View Point Road, Felixstowe, IP11 3TW



A fun-packed afternoon of gentle chills and thrills! Spooky puppet show ''Three Silly Witches'' and balloon-modelling with Miraiker. Spooky disco room. Spooky crafts and colouring-in. Spooky quiz trails around the museum. See the museum decorated spooky-style with plenty of surprises and treats. Come in fancy dress... with prizes to

Tickets: Children £7.00. Adults £2.00. Children aged one and under free.
This event is suitable for children aged 2-12 years. Younger or older children may attend at parent's discretion. All children must be accompanied by an adult. All activities included in the one price. You must pre-book in advance for this event. NO tickets available on the door.

See: Felixstowe Museum for booking details

Saturday 28 October
Halloween in The Alex Café Bar
from 9.30pm,
The Alex Cafe Bar & Brasserie, 123 Undercliff Road West, Felixstowe, IP11 2AF
The Alex Café Bar is hosting a Halloween Disco with DJ Lloyd Rust.
Fancy dress is welcome and there will be a selection of spooky cocktails over the weekend.
Entry is free.
See The Alex Cafe Bar & Brasserie for more information.

Saturday 28 October
TRAD JAZZ NITE - The Golden Eagle Jazz Band
7:15pm
John Peel Centre, Church Walk, Stowmarket, IP14 1ET
Brought to you by Stowmarket Lions, this nationally popular band, heard at many festivals, weddings and jazz clubs, play New Orleans jazz the way it was meant to be played, with a classic line-up, a raw and powerful front line, and a driving rhythm section. When asked to sum up the band and it's attitude toward the music, Kevin Scott, the band leader said, "if the audience enjoy themselves only half as much as we do then they are in for a good time".

Tickets: £12
Stowmarket Lions Tel: 0845 833 5114

Saturday 28 October
Halloween Party
7:30pm-Midnight
Pinewood Community Hall, Laburnum Close, Ipswich, IP8 3SL



The ''ULTIMATE FANCY DRESS EVENT''
Disco by DJ LeeJ, Fully themed out. Professional Photographer in attendance (Double Aspect Photography). Ticket prices are inclusive of food. For full information, see: Halloween in Suffolk
Tickets: Adults £12.50 Child £10.00
For further information: email adrian.peartree@ntlworld.com or Tel. 07733120859




Saturday 28 October
GHOST STORIES from M.R. James
Fisher Theatre, Broad Street, Bungay , NR35 1EE



Strange Fascination Theatre ''Ghost Stories from M.R.James'' adapted for the stage. Two tales of supernatural horror comprise the evening, ''Oh, whistle and I''ll come to you my lad'' and ''A Warning To The Curious''. Dare you experience these tales onstage?
Tickets visit: http://www.fishertheatre.org/

Saturday 28 October to Sunday 29 October
Two Day Glass Fusing Course
Hart Glass, 56 Peacocks Close, Cavendish, CO10 8DA



This introductory courses aim to give you a taste of a wide variety of glass fusing techniques and a clear understanding of the processes including; The glass studio environment, Cutting, cold-working & design and Planning firing schedules.

See Hart Glass for more information. Pre booking essential.

Saturday 28 October
Taxidermy Course
Assington Mill, Assington, Sudbury, CO10 5LZ



Taxidermy - a very popular and unusual course where you will learn how to stuff and preserve a white mouse.
See Assington Mill for more info and details of future courses.

Sunday 29 October
Hintlesham Hall Wedding Open Day
12.00pm - 4.00pm
Hintlesham Hall Hotel, Hintlesham, Ipswich, IP8 3NS



Hintlesham Hall Hotel warmly invites you to our popular Wedding Open Day.

Experienced and friendly Event Managers on hand personally to discuss your wedding plans.

Skilled wedding professionals exhibiting.

Our beautiful rooms will be set out for a civil ceremony and wedding breakfast for you to view at your leisure .

Light refreshments available throughout the day.
Complimentary entry
See Hintlesham Hall for more information.

Sunday 29 October
Archery Adventures Halloween Spooktacular
12:00-17:00
Sweffling hall farm, Framlingham Road, Sweffling, IP17 2BT



Once again we are bringing you the Archery Adventures Halloween spooktacular!
For our third year we are changing location to our fabulous woodland activity site in the heart of Suffolk, but we have a problem on site...... When the sun goes down the Zombies come out!
Prepare yourself for the zombie Apocalypse by trying your hand at Axe throwing, Air rifle shooting and Archery all with a spooked out theme. As the sun sets and the woods go dark can you survive our horde of super zombies in Humans vs Zombies Archery Tag. See: Halloween in Suffolk for full information.

Tickets: £10 per person per activity or £35 for a day ticket

Sunday 29 October
Sunday Evening Quiz
7.30pm
Greshams Sports & Social Club, Tuddenham Road, Ipswich, IP4 3QJ
Nigel Jackson and Steve Springett host a fun quiz evening at Greshams Sports and Social Club. See: What's on in Ipswich for full information
£5 per team of up to 6 players. All fees returned as cash prizes for the winning teams. per team of up to 6 players. All fees returned as cash prizes for the winning teams.
Greshams - 01473 286735

Sunday 29 October
An Afternoon with Denis King
2.30pm
Beccles Public Hall & Theatre, Smallgate, Beccles, NR34 9AD
Known as 'Britain's First Boy Band', the King Brothers were a popular pop vocal trio in the late 1950's and early 1960's. They are best remembered for their top ten hits such as "Standing on the Corner" and "A White Sport Coat (And A Pink Carnation)". After the King Brothers disbanded in 1970, Denis King has gone on to have a hugely successful career as an award-winning composer for television, film, and musicals; among other things, he wrote the theme music for 'The Adventures of Black Beauty' and 'Lovejoy'. To date, he has created themes and incidental music for over two hundred television series as well as writing over one hundred jingles for radio and television advertising. Denis will be sitting at the piano, playing some of his music, singing some of his songs, and entertaining us with anecdotes of the highs and lows of show business, from post war Twice Nightly Variety to the present day of his long musical career. Q&A at the end of the afternoon. Raising funds for Waveney Light Opera Group (WLOG).
Tickets: £6, £5
Beccles Public Hall box office, open 10am-3pm Monday to Saturday or telephone 01502 770060 between the same times.

Sunday 29 October
Pig Keeping Course
Assington Mill, Assington, Sudbury, CO10 5LZ



Fancy keeping a few pigs? Our course will give you the basics and help you decide whether you want to keep them or not.
See Assington Mill for more info and details of future courses.

Sunday 29 October
The Red Rose Chain Savvy Wedding Show
11am - 4pm
Red Rose Chain Avenue Theatre , Gippeswyk Avenue, Ipswich , IP2 9AF
A wonderful opportunity to see the newest licensed venue in Ipswich.

The Avenue Theatre is a great mix of modern and traditional and is a great versatile space which you can make your own.

Come and see what this venue and the fabulous Savvy suppliers can do for you.

See Wedding Fairs in Suffolk for full information.




Monday 30 October to Saturday 25 November
Karen Stamper - Acrylic Collage Paintings
9.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Saturday
The John Russell Gallery, 46 Wherry Lane, Ipswich, IP4 1LG



Cambridge based Karen Stamper is a very busy exciting and active collage artist having exhibited throughout the U.K. since her last show here. So we are very privileged to have her returning to the John Russell Gallery, with a new collection, this time with a theme of urban shoreline.

For full information, see: Art Exhibitions in Suffolk

Tuesday 31 October
Halloween Black Cat Celebration
6.00pm
Catastrophe Cat Cafe, Unit 27a, Lion Barns, Maitland Road, Needham Market, IP6 8ZN



Join us at Catastrophe Cat Cafe to celebrate everything spooky about Black Cats!

See Halloween in Suffolk for full list of spooky goings on.

Tuesday 31 October
Halloween Special - Horrible History For Families
6.00pm
Ipswich Tourist Guides Association, St Stephens Church, St Stephens Lane, Ipswich, IP1 1DP



Ipswich Tourist Guides provide a fascinating range of guided walks for the public around the town. Learn some spooky facts about this fascinating Town.

Places must be booked in advance. See Ipswich Tourist Guides Association for contact details.

Tuesday 31 October
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - From Russia With Love
7:30pm
Ipswich Regent Theatre, 3 St. Helen’s Street, Ipswich, IP4 1HE
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra presents an evening of music from some of the most-popular Russian composers in a programme that will thrill, delight and transport you to the great Slavic plains.
Tickets: From £19
Tel: 01473 433100

Tuesday 31 October
Halloween Spooktacular Face Painting
2pm - 6pm
Spar, Melton Road, Woodbridge, IP12 1NH



Join us from 2-6pm on Tuesday 31st October for an afternoon of spooky face painting and Halloween treats for your little ghouls - all for free!

We also stock a great range of Halloween supplies and pumpkins for sale.

Ask us for more details!
Tel: 01394 380664

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What's On Suffolk  November 2017
Wednesday 1 November
Life Drawing Workshop
7pm - 9pm
Old Jet, Bentwaters Business Parks, Rendlesham, IP12 2TW



Life drawing workshop at Old Jet. Assistance and guidance will be available to those who would like it. For those who don't, just come and draw to your hearts content.
£12.50
Email: ellie@oldjet.co.uk
Please book your place www.oldjet.co.uk/events

Thursday 2 November
Highlands Christmas Coffee Morning
10.00am
Highlands, Fitzgerald Road, Woodbridge



Come along and support Highlands Care Home at their Christmas Coffee Morning with tombola, stalls and raffle etc.




Friday 3 November
Out Of The Woods
The Ship at Dunwich, Dunwich, Suffolk, IP17 3DT



Join us for a food evening to celebrate the finest produce that can be found in Suffolk’s wild countryside. Our very talented kitchen team, has created a menu that shouts Suffolk in autumn and features game, mushrooms, blackberries and other goodies from the wild.

See The Ship at Dunwich for more information.


Friday 3 November
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 3 November
Charity Dinner Dance
7pm
Greshams, Tuddenham Road, Ipswich, IP4 3QJ
Big Band dinner dance in aid of Cancer Research UK. 2 course 40's themed dinner. This promises to be a great night, so get out your 40's gear, your dancing shoes and let's dance!!

See Whats On Ipswich for full information.

Friday 3 November
Sproughton Community Bonfire, Fireworks & BBQ
7pm BBQ, 7:15pm Bonfire & 8pm Fireworks
Millenium Green, Sproughton, Grid reference TM127450 , IP8 3AD
Fantastic, safe, good value family entertainment. Very suitable for young children as no really loud bangs.

See Suffolk Fireworks Displays for Bonfire Night for full info.


Friday 3 November to Saturday 4 November
The Final Meeting
Opens at 10.45am
The Rowley Mile, Newmarket Racecourses, Newmarket, CB8 0TG
The 2017 racing season at the home of racing comes to an end with a great race card fixture across two days in November.
From just £16.20 per person

Friday 3 November
Ceilidh with Valiant Dance Band & Caller Barry Goodman
19.30-22.30
Woodbridge Community Hall, Station Rd, Woodbidge, IP12 4AU



Dance Folkus are pleased to announce that the excellent Valiant Dance Band will be our guest band. Add to this, Barry Goodman, who is one of England's best-known callers; some interval entertainment by the Old School Rapper side and you have a wonderful evening which will be the highlight of our ceilidh year. For more info, see: What's on in Woodbridge

Saturday 4 November
Halesworth Brocante Antique & Vintage Market
9.30am - 3.30pm
The Market Place, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8BA



This very popular market is probably one of the best antique and vintage markets in the region attracting sellers and buyers from across, Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex. Taking place on the first Saturday of the month there are on average 40 Brocanteurs selling an eclectic array of antique, vintage and collectables all under cover at the Old Print Works in the centre of Halesworth. Disabled, Child & Dog friendly.
Free admission




Saturday 4 November
FRAMLINGHAM FIREWORK SPECTACULAR
Gates open at 6pm, Bonfire lit at 6.30pm, Firework Display at 7.30pm.
The Pageant Field, Badingham Road , Framlingham, IP13 9HS



Kimbolton Fireworks will be providing another memorable fire work display complete with some unique effects and high quality fireworks suitable for all the family. Refreshments will be on sale. For full information including ticket prices, see: Suffolk Firework Displays

Contact: Mrs Eileen Coe townclerk@framlingham.com 01728 720183 (Mon-Thurs 10am-4.30pm)

Saturday 4 November
Saxmundham Craft Fair
10.00am to 2.00pm
Saxmundham Market Hall, High Street, Saxmundham, IP17 1AF



A local craft fair where local people sell their handmade items. A variety of beautiful goods are available with prices starting at £1.50. Handmade cards, cakes, quilts, fabric goods, wood ware, jewellery and many other items are on display and crafters like nothing more than to talk about their skills and how their goods are made.
You can even sit down and have a cup of tea or coffee with a slice of homemade cake or new for this year bacon sandwiches!!
East Anglia Children's Hospice will be having a fund raising stall this month so come down and support this very valuable service.
Free Entry

Saturday 4 November
Belly Dancing Entertainment Evening
19:30
Alaturka Turkish Restaurant, 9 GREAT COLMAN STREET, Ipswich, IP4 2AA
Guests are served a 3 course meal during the evenings and are able to watch a very talented Belly Dancer twice in the evenings. The evening consists of two sessions and during the second session diners are able to join the dancer and have an unforgettable experience, not to mention very high quality food and service.
Tickets: £30.00
Tel: 01473 233448

Saturday 4 November
Fireworks Display Chirstchurch Park
Gates open at 6pm - Fireworks at 8pm
Christchurch Park, Ipswich, IP4 2BE
Fantastic night of fireworks and family entertainment in store at regions biggest Guy Fawkes event!

See Suffolk Fireworks Displays for Bonfire Night for ticket info.

Saturday 4 November
Christmas Craft & Gift Fair in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice
10am - 4pm
Tithe Barn, Lower Street , Sproughton , IP8 3AA
Christmas craft & gift fair in aid of the St Elizabeth Hospice & Sproughton community shop.

See Christmas and New Year in Suffolk for more information inc list of stalls etc.

Saturday 4 November
Murder Mystery
Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa, Keepers Lane, Stoke By Nayland, Dedham, Colchester, C06 4PZ



We’re hosting a Murder Mystery night at SbN, bring your friends for a fun filled night of investigation and intrigue! Put your detective hats on to find out who the murderer is whilst enjoying a delicious three-course dinner.

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

Sunday 5 November
Hadleigh Craft & Food Fair
10am to 4pm
Hadleigh Town Hall/Guildhall Complex, The Guildhall, Hadleigh, Suffolk, IP7 5DN
Hugely popular Fair organised by Hadleigh Market Feoffment Charity. There will be several stalls selling foods, drinks and various crafts throughout the Complex. Refreshments will be available in the Dining Room.
Tickets: Adult £1, U13s free, 50p disabled access
See website www.hadleightownhall.co.uk or ring 01473 823884 or email admin@hadleightowncouncil.co.uk for further details.

Sunday 5 November
Firework Display to Music
6 for 6.30pm
Mendlesham Playing Field, Station Road, Mendlesham, IP14 5RT
Fireworks to Music. Hot Food, Hot and Cold Drinks. Glow sticks.
£4 Adults. Under 16s £2

Sunday 5 November
Family Friendly Fireworks Display
3pm amusements open 6.30pm fireworks
Jubilee Park, Mayhew Road, Rendlesham, IP12 2GT
Wrap up warm and come and enjoy a family friendly event with our fabulous Funfair and Fireworks.

See Suffolk Fireworks Displays for Bonfire Night for full information.

Monday 6 November
Browsers Bookshop presents...Maggie O'Farrell in conversation
7.30pm
Woodbridge Library, New Street , Woodbridge, IP12 1DT
Best-selling and award-winning novelist, Maggie O'Farrell will be speaking about her memoir ''I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death''.
Tickets: £8 to include refreshments and a £5 discount on the book
Tel: Browsers Bookshop 01394 388890

Wednesday 8 November
Mawkin Plays The Apex Bury St Edmunds
19.30
The Apex, Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3FD



Folk rebels MAWKIN embark on a 12 date tour in November showcasing their new album 'Down Among The Dead Men', which follows their critically acclaimed album 'The Ties That Bind'. For full details, see: What's on in Bury St Edmunds



Thursday 9 November
Suffolk Heraldry Society Meeting
2.00pm
Quaker Meeting House, St Johns Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1SJ



The Value of Heraldry to the Family Historian. Derek Palgrave.
Website: www.suffolkheraldry.org.uk

Thursday 9 November
IAA Lunchtime Lecture - Ipswich Shops in their Heyday
1-2pm. Tea and coffee are served from 12.30pm.
Museum Street Methodist Church, Black Horse Lane, Ipswich, IP1 2EF
In this illustrated presentation Roger Kennell explores the shopping experience in Ipswich during the twentieth century and concentrates especially on two major department stores - Footman Pretty in Westgate Street and Frederic Corder nearby in Tavern Street. Mention will be made of some other long-established and remembered shops, including Edwards, Grimwade£s, Croydon£s, Masons and the Ancient House, among others.



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

Thursday 9 November
Woodbridge Red Hat Society The Blooming Fuchsias Lunch
2.30pm
Wyevale Garden Centre (Restaurant), Grundisburgh Road, Woodbridge, IP13 6HX



Ladies. The Woodbridge Red Hat Society The Blooming Fuchsias invite you to join us for lunch.
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 10 November
The Hunter club presents an evening of Gypsy Jazz with the fabulous Ben Holder Quartet
DOORS: 7.30pm MUSIC: 8pm
The Hunter Club, 6 St Andrews St South, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3PH



Sizzling Hot Club music in the company of the hottest Gypsy Jazz specialists on the scene featuring the timeless swing sounds of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli performed with infectious energy and passion.
Ben Holder - violin, Kourosh Kanani - guitar, Jez Cook - guitar, Paul Jeffries - bass.
Tickets: £12/£6(U25)
Tel: +447799650009

Saturday 11 November
Yoxford Market
From 10am - 1pm.
Yoxford Village Hall, Yoxford, IP17 3HL
Market including local meat, gifts, cakes etc.
Free entry
To book a stall contact janet.tibbit@btinternet.com

Saturday 11 November
Yoxford Monthly Market
10.00am - 1.00pm
Old High Road, Yoxford, IP17 3HL
Various stalls and refreshments Bric a brac, cake stall, crafts, Phoenix Cards and stationery. British Legion

Contact: 01728 668577

Saturday 11 November
Christmas Ceramic Open Studio and Clay Workshops
2pm - 6pm
The Old School House Studion, Church Lane, Kenton, IP14 6JH



Enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie while you browse Emma's ceramic studio.
Ceramic Art, Home and Giftware, Stationery and Christmas Decorations.
Watch demonstrations or have-a-go at the Mini Workshops taking place during the afternoon.
An ideal chance to purchase Christmas Gifts or make them yourself.
All ages welcome
See face book or website for times of various workshops, but just come along on the day between 2pm and 6pm. http://www.emmajayneceramics.co.uk

Saturday 11 November
Quatuor Pour la Fin du Temps
7.30pm
St Mary-le-Tower Church, Ipswich, IP1 3BE
Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time
Kathryn Parry, violin
Andrew Leach, piano
Melanie Woodcock, cello
Claire Baughan, clarinet
Martin: Mass for Double Choir
Messiaen: O sacrum convivium

See Music Concerts In Suffolk for full information.

Sunday 12 November
Kersey Mill Wedding Open Day
11.00am - 3.00pm
Kersey Mill, Stone Street, Kersey, IP7 6DP



Come and take a look at our idyllic Wedding Venue and spacious grounds. We are happy to show you round and discuss your requirements to make your big day a perfect day.

See Kersey Mill for more information.

Sunday 12 November
Trio con Brio Copenhagen
4pm
St Mary the Virgin Church, The Street, East Bergholt, CO7 6TG



Established in Vienna in 1999, this group has become a leader in international chamber ensembles receiving outstanding reviews for their concerts in Europe and in the United States of America.
For full information, see: Music Concerts in Suffolk

Sunday 12 November
The Vet Show, Ipswich
10.00am - 4.00pm
Ipswich Veterinary Centre, 1 Donald Mackintosh Way, Scrivener Drive, Ipswich, IP8 3SU



A great day out for animal lovers!

The Vet Show is especially for pet, horse and farm animal owners, and anyone interested in a career with animals.

Taking place at Ipswich Veterinary Centre, the show offers a great opportunity for you to take a look behind the scenes at a veterinary hospital and get advice from the experienced veterinary professionals.

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

Sunday 12 November
Remembrance Day Afternoon Tea Dance
3.00pm -6.00pm
Arlingtons Bar and Restaurant, 13 Museum Street, Ipswich, IP1 1HE



Get ready for tea, cake and dancing at our Remembrance Day Afternoon Tea Dance on Sunday the 12th of November.

Tickets include Arlingtons' signature Full Works Afternoon Tea with unlimited tea and coffee, as well as a fantastic live jazz quartet! Get on your dancing shoes!
£15 per person
Book your tickets today by calling 01473 230293, email enquiries@arlingtonsbrasserie.co.uk or by popping into our cafe downstairs.

Wednesday 15 November
Life Drawing Workshop
7pm - 9pm
Old Jet, Bentwaters Business Parks, Rendlesham, IP12 2TW



Life drawing workshop at Old Jet. Assistance and guidance will be available to those who would like it. For those who don't, just come and draw to your hearts content.
£12.50
Email: ellie@oldjet.co.uk
Please book your place www.oldjet.co.uk/events

Thursday 16 November
Richard Durrant ''Stringhenge'' Tour
7.30pm
The Cut, New Cut, Halesworth, IP19 8BY



Richard Durrant has an international reputation as one of the great guitarists of his generation.
His new show STRINGHENGE is acoustic music inspired by the British Isles and explores unplugged music on the folk/classical cusp.

See Music Concerts In Suffolk for full information.

Thursday 16 November
Live Music & Afternoon Tea
The Westleton Crown, The Street, Westleton, IP17 3AD



A perfect afternoon with live music and mouth-watering treats from our kitchen.
Indulge in a selection of homemade cakes, scones and finger sandwiches while listening to a talented, local musician playing live music in our restaurant.

See The Westleton Crown for more information.

Thursday 16 November to Saturday 18 November
Tomb With a View
7.30pm, 2.30pm (Matinee on Saturday only)
Unitarian Meeting House, Churchgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3RG



A comedy thriller. In as sinister an old library as one is likely to come across, presided over by the portrait of a grim-faced, mad-eyed old man, a dusty lawyer reads a will (involving some millions of pounds) to an equally sinister family – one member of which has werewolf tendencies(!), another wanders around in a toga as Julius Caesar; a third is a gentle elderly lady who plants more than seeds in her flower beds. By the third act there are more corpses than live members left in the cast; and what about the sympathetic nurse and the author of romantic novels – are they all, or more than, they seem to be? All is revealed as the plot twists and turns to its surprising conclusion.
Tickets £10
www.burytheatreworkshop.org.uk

Friday 17 November to Sunday 19 November
Lavenham Literary Festival 2017
Village Hall, Lavenham, Church Street, Lavenham, CO10 9QT, Lavenham, CO10 9QT
The fifth Lavenham Literary Festival will be held over the weekend of 17-19 November. There is something for all tastes, with an exceptional line-up of speakers.
Tickets: £9 per session
Visit www.lavenhamliteraryfestival.co.uk for full details or write to LLF, 10 The Glebe, Lavenham CO10 9SN for a brochure.
Booking through the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds on 01284 769505 or online at www.theatreroyal.org

Friday 17 November
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 Taste of America.
See The King's Head Inn for more information.

Saturday 18 November
Ghost Stories at Otley Hall
10.00am-4.00pm
Otley Hall, Hall Lane, Otley, IP6 9PA



Robert Lloyd Parry returns with 'A Pleasing Terror...Two Ghost Stories by M R James'. In another thrilling show by the hearthside of the Great Hall at Otley. One night only. Book your ticket if you dare!

See Otley Hall for contact and venue details.

Saturday 18 November
Local craft and produce fair
9 am until 1 pm
Community cafe, Claydon and Barham Community centre, Claydon, IP6 0EG
To book a stall contact Claire cjbullard17@gmail.com

Saturday 18 November
We are Handmade Christmas Craft Fair
10am - 4pm
The Old School, Hall Road, Long Melford, Long Melford, Co0 9AA
With over 40 stalls, this event will offer shoppers a wonderful choice of beautifully designed and handcrafted gifts for Christmas.

See Christmas and New Year in Suffolk for full information.

Saturday 18 November to Sunday 19 November
Two Day Glass Fusing Course
Hart Glass, 56 Peacocks Close, Cavendish, CO10 8DA



This introductory courses aim to give you a taste of a wide variety of glass fusing techniques and a clear understanding of the processes including; The glass studio environment, Cutting, cold-working & design and Planning firing schedules.

See Hart Glass for more information. Pre booking essential.

Saturday 18 November
Folk Night at Somersham
7.30 pm
St Mary’s Church, Church Lane, Somersham, Nr Ipswich, Suffolk, IP8
Miscellany of Folk, Blues, Country and Popular.
Featuring Bands PLUCK & SQUEEZE, JCB, GREEN, TRICKER & WARD and FOLK ON THE HILL.

See Music Concerts In Suffolk for ticket information.

Saturday 18 November
Kingfisher Sinfonietta Orchestral Concert
7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Market Hill, Woodbridge, IP12 4LP



Here is another Kingfisher concert, this time on a Saturday in the delightful parish church in Woodbridge. There are beautiful works to hear - Janacek Suite for String Orchestra and Marcello Concerto for Oboe in C min with the amazing Rob Rogers as soloist and more..

See Music Concerts In Suffolk for full details and ticket info.

Saturday 18 November
The Grand Christmas Craft and Gift Fayre
10am - 4pm
The Grand Hall, Town Hall, Cornhill, Ipswich , IP1 1DH



Get away from the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping and join us in the peaceful surroundings of the town hall where you can buy some truly unique handmade crafts and quality gifts. The tea room will also be open for that all
important cuppa and a slice of cake!

£2, CHILDREN FREE
Email: jan@fynn-valley.co.uk

Saturday 18 November
Christmas Fair
10.30am to 2.00pm
Beyton Church, Church Road, Beyton, IP30 9AL
Sale of homemade foods - Christmas cakes, puddings, biscuits, sweets, preserves. Also for sale - gifts, decorations, cards, potted bulbs, books, toys. Wreaths to buy and order. Light lunches and refreshments - homemade soups, bread roll and cheese, plus teas, coffees and mince pies. Raffle and guessing games. Do come along. Proceeds for Beyton & Hessett Church Funds
Free entry

Saturday 18 November
The Landseer Players Theatre Group Christmas Fayre
1.30pm - 4.30pm
All Hallows Church Hall, Landseer Road, Ipswich, IP3 0EB
Traditional Xmas fayre with stalls from a large Raffle, tombola, hook the duck and many more.
Joining us is a selection of local craft and businesses offering their amazing products.
Tel: 07786733362

Saturday 18 November
Wetheringsett Victorian Christmas Fayre
11.00am - 3.00pm
Mid Suffolk Light Railway, Hall Lane, Wetheringsett, IP14 5PN
Fun for the whole family, steam train rides, drive for a tenner, and a variety of gift and refreshment stalls.
See Christmas and New Year in Suffolk for full information.

Saturday 18 November
Christkindlmarkt Christmas Market
10.00am to 4.00pm
Preston Manor Barn, Lavenham Road, Preston St Mary, CO10 9LU
20th annual traditional German Christkindlmarkt, specialising in a diversity of high quality gifts, clothing, Gisela Graham decorations at sale prices and food and drink for the festive season. Refreshments available, including gluhwein, tea/coffee, cakes and hot bacon or sausage rolls. £150 cash prize draw. Preston Manor Barn is a wonderful setting for this event, creating an enchanting and welcoming Christmas atmosphere in which to select seasonal gifts for the whole family. It is located less than 2 miles from Suffolk's historic Lavenham. Free on-site parking.
£3
Admission on the door.

Sunday 19 November
Music for the Habsburg Emperors
7.30pm
Holy Trininty Church, The Green, Long Melford, CO10 9DL



Cambridge Renaissance Voices return to Long Melford with a grand and spectacular programme of music for the Habsburg emperors, by Josquin, Isaac, Victoria and Morales, performed with the sackbuts and cornets of I Musici della Contessa.
Tickets £16
Theatre Royal Box Office, Bury St Edmunds
01284 769505

Sunday 19 November
Mendlesham Christmas Gift and Craft Fayre in aid of Cancer Research UK
11.00am - 4.30pm
Mendlesham Community Centre, Old Station Road, Mendlesham, IP14 5RT
Avoid the hassle of town and come along and shop in peace. Choose from a huge variety of original gift ideas etc.

See Christmas and New Year in Suffolk for more information.




Monday 20 November
Amick Vocal Concert Series - Leiston
19:30-21:20
Leiston Abbey, Theberton, Leiston, IP16 4TD
Don''t miss out on this exciting brand new ''Amick Vocal Concert Series'' starring three contrasting international singers; G4's Mike Christie (14 Oct), Downton Abbey's Mary-Jess (20 Nov) & BBC Radio 2's Nell Bryden (16 Dec). Tickets just £15, or £40 for all 3!
Tickets just £15, or £40 for all 3!
Box Office: 0870 780 0425
www.AmickProductions.co.uk

Wednesday 22 November
Learn & Lunch
The Westleton Crown, The Street, Westleton, IP17 3AD



A seasonal food inspired cooking demonstration led by our experienced 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 23 November
Ladies Festive Shopping Night
6:30pm until 9:00pm
Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel, Golf & Spa, Melton, Woodbridge, IP12 1QW



Keep our Ladies' Festive Shopping Evening as a date in your diary as we have a fantastic shopping evening planned with festive stalls including: purses and scarves, Christmas gifts, jewellery, cakes and much, much more.......The perfect chance to buy those last minute stocking fillers!

See Ufford Park, Woodbridge for full information.

Thursday 23 November
Spa & Leisure Christmas Event
Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa, Keepers Lane, Stoke By Nayland, Dedham, Colchester, C06 4PZ



Our exciting Spa & Leisure evening is back, this time it's a Christmas special! Enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie whilst watching treatment demonstrations and product talks from Decleor, OPI and Mii Makeup professionals.
See Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa for more information.

Friday 24 November to Saturday 25 November
Clare Christmas Fair
5-8pm, 10am-4pm.
St Peter and St Paul’s Church, High Street, Clare, CO10 8NY



The Clare Christmas Fair presents the perfect opportunity for you to do some of your Xmas shopping in the centre of town without having to travel elsewhere and showcases a selection of gifts, decorations, crafts and Christmas produce all in the atmospheric candlelit surroundings of the church.

See Christmas and New Year in Suffolk for full information.

Friday 24 November
Beccles Christmas Lights Switch On
5.30pm to 9.00pm
Beccles Town Centre, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9HA



Join us for the Beccles Christmas Light Switch On. This event is one of the best in the area, and it's going to be another fantastic year.

See Christmas and New Year in Suffolk for all the festive details.

Saturday 25 November
Live Music at The King's Head Inn
The King’s Head Inn, Front Street, Orford, IP12 2LW



Come along and enjoy a great atmosphere with live music from S J Mortimer.

See The King's Head Inn for more information.

Saturday 25 November
Chelsworth Christmas Fair
10.00am - 3.00pm
All Saints Church, The Street, Chelsworth, IP7 7HU



Come along to our Christmas Fair. There's something for everyone to enjoy see Christmas and New Year in Suffolk for full information.

Saturday 25 November
Weybread Craft Fair
10am - 4pm
Weybread Hall Farm Barn & St Andrew’s Church, Church Road, Weybread, IP21 5TR
Come and shop for Christmas. Cards, decorations, cushions, knitwear, wood crafts, barge craft, jewellery, pocket money items etc etc

See Christmas and New Year in Suffolk for full information.

Saturday 25 November to Sunday 26 November
Christmas Tree Festival and Bazaar at Somersham
CHURCH Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm, VILLAGE HALL Sat 2pm-4pm,
St Mary’s Church and The Village Hall, Main Road and Church Lane, Lower Somersham, Near Ipswich, Suffolk, IP8
CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL held in the Church on Saturday and Sunday. A very festive occasion! Also - CHRISTMAS BAZAAR at the Village Hall with FATHER CHRISTMAS and lots of fun, games, cakes, crafts to be held Saturday afternoon. Refreshments available at both venues. Times above. Parking for both at the Village Hall car park.
Christine Jarrold 01473 830710 and Pat Woolhouse 01473 831080

Wednesday 29 November
Life Drawing Workshop
7pm - 9pm
Old Jet, Bentwaters Business Parks, Rendlesham, IP12 2TW



Life drawing workshop at Old Jet. Assistance and guidance will be available to those who would like it. For those who don't, just come and draw to your hearts content.
£12.50
Email: ellie@oldjet.co.uk
Please book your place www.oldjet.co.uk/events




Thursday 30 November
West Suffolk College students take over Tuddenham Mill’s kitchen
6.30pm - 9.30pm
Tuddenham Mill, High Street, Tuddenham, IP28 6SQ



A number of students from West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds will take over Tuddenham Mill’s kitchen and restaurant for an evening to cook and serve a four-course menu. Places are limited for this event and table reservations must be made in advance.

See Tuddenham Mill for full details.

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What's On Suffolk  December 2017
Saturday 2 December
Halesworth Brocante Antique & Vintage Market
9.30am - 3.30pm
The Market Place, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8BA



This very popular market is probably one of the best antique and vintage markets in the region attracting sellers and buyers from across, Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex. Taking place on the first Saturday of the month there are on average 40 Brocanteurs selling an eclectic array of antique, vintage and collectables all under cover at the Old Print Works in the centre of Halesworth. Disabled, Child & Dog friendly.
Free admission

Saturday 2 December
Long Shop Museum Christmas Fair
10am-5pm
Long Shop Museum, Main Street, Leiston, IP16 4ES



Mr S Claus will be in town and the grotto will be open to all well-behaved children.

See Long Shop Museum for information.

Saturday 2 December to Sunday 3 December
Santa's Grotto, Christmas Farmyard & Craft Fair
10.30am - 4.00pm
Suffolk Punch Trust, Woodbridge Walk, Hollesley, Woodbridge, IP12 3JR
Santa's Grand Arrival - An event certainly not to be missed! Santa will be arriving on our festive Suffolk Punch drawn cart at 10:55am on both days. Booking for Santa’s Grotto highly advisable.

Christmas Farmyard - Meet our beautiful farm animals and endangered Suffolk Punch horses in our magical Christmas Farmyard

Craft Fair - The perfect opportunity to pick up quality crafts and gifts ready for the Christmas season from our trusted local traders

See Suffolk Punch Trust for full details.

Saturday 2 December
Saxmundham Craft Fair
10.00am to 2.00pm
Saxmundham Market Hall, HIgh Street, Saxmundham, IP17 1AF



Looking for original Christmas presents, then look no further, come and pay us a visit. SCF is a local craft fair where local people sell their handmade items. A variety of beautiful goods are available with prices starting at £1.50. Handmade cards, cakes, quilts, fabric goods, wood ware, jewellery and many other items are on display and crafters like nothing more than to talk about their skills and how their goods are made.
You can even sit down and have a cup of tea or coffee with a slice of homemade cake or new for this year bacon sandwiches!!


Sunday 3 December
Gippeswyk Singers Celebrate Christmas
7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Hall Farm Road, Great Bealings, IP13 6NY
Gippeswyk Singers present an evening of uplifting music to celebrate Christmas, including beautiful anthems and carols, a superb organist and special performances from Nightingale Wind Quintet. Conducted by Geoff Lavery.
See Music Concerts In Suffolk for full details including ticket information.

Sunday 3 December
Halesworth Women in Business Groups Christmas Fair
10am-3pm
Chinnys Function Room , 28 Norwich Road, Halesworth, IP19 8BT



Over 20 stalls selling homemade crafts, gifts, jewellery, cakes, sweets, plants & wreaths, christmas decorations, natural skincare and bath products, books, children's clothes & lots more. Mini photo shoots & a Kiddies Craft Table plus charity Raffle. All stallholders are local women who run businesses in and around Halesworth.
FREE ENTRY
Email: hwibgroup@gmail.com




Wednesday 6 December
Christmas Craft & Gift Fayre
6.00-9.00pm
Fynn Valley Golf Club & Restaurant, Witnesham, Ipswich, IP6 9JA



All you need for Christmas, from cakes to cards, decorations to presents.

£2.50 entry includes a goody bag and a glass of mulled wine.

Supporting EACH

See Fynn Valley Golf Club & Restaurant for more information.

Thursday 7 December
Canine Partners East of England Carol Service
6.30pm
Holy Trinity Church, Church Walk, Long Melford, CO10 9DJ



A traditional carol service in beautiful Holy Trinity Church readings from Roy Hudd, comedian and carols performed by Sudbury Choral Society finishing with a glass of mulled wine and mince pies.

See Christmas and New Year in Suffolk for full details.

Saturday 9 December
Christmas Wreath Making Workshop
10.30am - 4.00pm
Suffolk Punch Trust, Woodbridge Walk, Hollesley, Woodbridge, IP12 3JR
Learn how to make a beautiful Christmas wreath for you to take home in our annual Wreath Making Workshop

See Suffolk Punch Trust for full details.




Thursday 14 December
Woodbridge Red Hat Society The Blooming Fuchsias Meeting
2.30pm
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 14 December
Suffolk Heraldry Society Meeting
2.00pm
Quaker Meeting House, St Johns Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1SJ



This month is our Festive meeting.
Website: www.suffolkheraldry.org.uk

Thursday 14 December
Otley House Christmas Tour
6.30pm
Otley Hall, Hall Lane, Otley, IP6 9PA



Our Christmas tour is a popular way to start the festive celebrations, and we follow the tour with mulled wine and nibbles in the Great Hall, lit by candle light and roaring log fires.

See Otley Hall for all the details.

Saturday 16 December to Sunday 17 December
Two Day Glass Fusing Course
Hart Glass, 56 Peacocks Close, Cavendish, CO10 8DA



This introductory courses aim to give you a taste of a wide variety of glass fusing techniques and a clear understanding of the processes including; The glass studio environment, Cutting, cold-working & design and Planning firing schedules.

See Hart Glass for more information. Pre booking essential.

Saturday 16 December
Amick Vocal Concert Series - Leiston
19:30-21:20
Leiston Abbey, Theberton, Leiston, IP16 4TD
Don''t miss out on this exciting brand new ''Amick Vocal Concert Series'' starring three contrasting international singers; G4's Mike Christie (14 Oct), Downton Abbey's Mary-Jess (20 Nov) & BBC Radio 2's Nell Bryden (16 Dec). Tickets just £15, or £40 for all 3!
Tickets just £15, or £40 for all 3!
Box Office: 0870 780 0425
www.AmickProductions.co.uk

Thursday 21 December
Festive Live Music & Afternoon Tea
The Westleton Crown, The Street, Westleton, IP17 3AD



A perfect afternoon with live music and mouth-watering treats from our kitchen.
Indulge in a selection of homemade cakes, scones and finger sandwiches while listening to a talented, local musician playing live music in our restaurant.

See The Westleton Crown for more information.

Thursday 28 December
Turkey Buster Guided Walk
10.30am
Ipswich Tourist Guides Association, St Stephens Church, St Stephens Lane, Ipswich, IP1 1DP



Ipswich Tourist Guides provide a fascinating range of guided walks for the public around the town. Why not join our popular 'Turkey Buster' walk to work off some of those extra calories?

Places must be booked in advance. See Ipswich Tourist Guides Association for contact details.

Sunday 31 December
New Year's Eve Gala Ball
Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa, Stoke by Nayland, CO6 4PZ



Join us for the most popular event of the year. Let your hair down and party the night away to the superb sounds of a great live band. This event is the perfect plan for your New Year's Eve - an excellent chance to celebrate with friends and family!
See Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa for booking information.

Sunday 31 December
New Year's Eve Supper Disco
7.30pm
Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa, Stoke by Nayland, CO6 4PZ
A whole evening of entertainment and delicious food so that you can sit back, relax and celebrate the new year with your friends and family.
For more information, see: Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa

Sunday 31 December
Live Music at The King's Head Inn
The King’s Head Inn, Front Street, Orford, IP12 2LW



Come along and enjoy a great atmosphere with live music from The Man in the Hat.

See The King's Head Inn for more information.

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Friday 12 January
Beer Dinner
The Westleton Crown, The Street, Westleton, IP17 3AD



Join us for a fantastic evening with a selection of local beers and a three course mouth-watering menu created by our Head Chef, James Finch. Each dish will be paired with a beer from one of our favourite breweries: St Peter's, Woodforde's and Adnams.

See The Westleton Crown for more information.

Friday 19 January
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 26 January
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 Taste of Australia.
See The King's Head Inn for more information.

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Friday 16 February
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 we are holding a Chinese New Year Banquet.
See The King's Head Inn for more information.

Friday 23 February
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.

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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.

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.

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Tuesday 3 April
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.

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