20+ Gardens open to the public
Light Lunches and cream teas in Village Hall 12-2pm
Church Tower Open 1-3pm
Stalls selling Plants, Produce, Collectables, Cakes and Ice-cream
Free shuttle bus from centre to outlying gardens
All profits to St Marys Church, Boxford
Join us for a Clay Workshop in your area 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.
Traditional, free fun and family dog show in one of Suffolk’s prettiest villages. 2018 Flower power theme, entertainment, games, stalls, teas, barbecue, beer …..a lovely way to spend a summer afternoon. Between Lavenham and Hadleigh. Free. www.facebook.com/events/192381528033905/
A long gravel drive leads to the wisteria and rose clad C17 house set amid 15 acres of meadows and gardens. Walled garden and a huge pond/bog garden/woodland with lawns and mature trees. There is a working vegetable/cut flower garden and peach, nectarine and apricots by the pool.
This annual Art Show takes place in the beautiful Tithe Barn in Sproughton over the late May Bank Holiday Weekend and will offer a fantastic opportunity for visitors to view over 300 pieces of work by local artists.
Go wild and get a little dirty at Flatford’s Nature Day. A 3 wild passport will get you pond dipping, bug hunting and the chance to make natural crafts. This event is organized in partnership with the Field Studies Council, the RSPB and the Dedham Vale. Booking Not Needed.
For great music in a beautiful setting on a summer’s afternoon, grab a blanket and come along to Valley Farm Flatford for a concert by West Bergholt Concert Band, and join in their anniversary celebrations #40YearsOfMusic.
Enjoy this rousing performance by the fabulous West Bergholt Concert Band. Big band classics will be mixed with music from across the decades. The concert will take place on the lawn of Valley Farm, so you can bring a picnic or buy nibbles and enjoy mus. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Let one of our experienced guides lead you on a 3.5 hour (7mile) walk across the Dedham Vale to Lawford and then along the Essex Way path to Dedham. On the way, you will be able to enjoy far reaching views across the Dedham Vale and discover more about t. Booking Essential. Phone: 0344 2491895. Children are welcome.
Benefiting Nepal Children’s Trust and the St Elizabeth Hospice
Saturday Jun-16th 9.30am – 3.00pm
Open garages selling items throughout the village.
Look for the balloons and signs throughout Brantham the A137.
8 acres of romantic garden surrounding classical house in mature parkland setting. 2 lakes, one with jungle walk. Unusual, ancient and enormous trees. Largest ginkgo tree outside Kew. Walled garden, snowdrops, wild flower garden, blossom, spring bulbs, roses, hydrangeas.
Visit Lavenham Guildhall on one of our spinning days and see our wonderful volunteers in action; demonstrating the traditional art of spinning wool into the yarn we see and recognise today. Our spinning demonstrations are ongoing throughout the day. Every week on a Thursday.
This year marks a special celebration to the Saint of Corpus Christi. It is to the Religious Guild of Corpus Christi that we owe
the existence of this special place to, as in its heyday it
was their Guild hall. The highly decorative detailing to the Guildhall shows how important Guilds were to their inhabitants.
Join us for a short talk about the Guildhall over coffee and biscuits before enjoying a guided walk around historic Lavenham uncover secrets and hidden tales. Lovely light lunch included. A guided walk around the historic centre of this unique medieval village.
This year we are proud to be taking part in the Lavenham Hidden Gardens. See our wonderful and tranquil Guildhall garden which is maintained by our wonderful volunteers. There are many incredible gardens around the village taking part.
Lavenham was once famous for spinning wool, seeing Lavenham boom in the late 15th Century through wealth from the wool trade. Join us on the 16 June for a special day of demonstrations. A special opportunity to come and see our wonderful volunteers spinning wool using traditional spinning wheels.
Come and join us for our annual festival of all things wool related!
There will be lots to do for the whole family such as:
• Sheep shearing demonstrations
• Take part in preparing and rolling fleeces
• Demonstrations from spinners, dyers and felters
• Craft activities for the children including face painting,...
New Age Sports allows people of all abilities to compete together. Have you ever taken part in New Age Kurling, or Boccia. Well now is the time to try! You certainly do not have to be fantastically fit to play. Babergh Branch of the Oddfellows invites you to its first meeting of its kind.
Includes entry to Catastrophe Cat Cafe and unlimited cat cuddles!
Book a single visit to Catastrophe Cat Café to ensure you get the complete ’Cat Experience’! Enjoy playing with the cats including Bengals & Siamese, using a range of toys. Marvel at them on the ceiling walkway and feed them treats!
Unit 27, Lions Barns, Maitland Road, Needham Market, Ipswich, Suffolk
THE BIG BARKING BAKE COMPETITION: FIGHTING ANIMAL CRUELTY TOGETHER
Saturday June 9th & Sunday 10th June
Like baking? Love animals? Join the Big Barking Bake Sale this June at Catastrophe Cat Cake and raise vital funds for mistreated animals all over the world. All in aid of World Animal Protection UK.
Unit 27, Lions Barns, Maitland Road, Needham Market, Ipswich, Suffolk
Thursday 24th May at 7:15 p.m.
Ipswich Group, Suffolk Family History Society.
Following our brief Annual Group Meeting, reviewing the past year, we will hear about
“Interpreting Parish Records”
Genealogists tend to take parish registers for granted as valuable sources of information for finding our ancestors.
Co-op Education Centre, 11 Fore Street, Ipswich (Car Park in Waterworks Street IP4 1JG)
Presented here is a unique opportunity to hear a comprehensive selection of chart hits America’s biggest pop band ever recorded including: God Only Knows - Good Vibrations - I Get Around - Surfin’ USA - Fun Fun Fun - California Girls - Sloop John B and many more that you will surely know and by the end of the evening
Lee Thomas is a Colchester-based artist, who has established a reputation for creating emotive works of boats and seascapes. He has shown his work at events across the UK and into the US, and will now be at Mill Tye Gallery from 2nd June, for four weeks.
Lee Thomas is a Colchester-based artist, who has established a reputation for creating emotive works of boats and seascapes. Much of the inspiration for his work is taken from the Eastern counties coastlines, including Mersea.
Come along to the Fresh Start-new beginnings Charity Dragon Boat Challenge which will take place on Saturday 2nd June at Ipswich Waterfront. Businesses, clubs and groups can take part in The Charity Dragon Boat challenge. It’s open to 21 teams on a first come first served basis.
A variety of up to 20 village gardens open in and around Bures, including Bures Mill and Highfields Farm. This year’s event will have a dragon theme.
There will be an art exhibition in St Mary’s Church, cream teas from 2-5pm as well as cake and book stalls.
20-acre garden and large Georgian rectory set in parkland, planted from 2006 onwards by the current owners. Individual colour-themed, roomed gardens, cottage garden and formal long borders with mass plantings of hundreds of shrubs and perennials.
This fantastic Farmers’ Market, a huge hit in the town centre is now one of Suffolk’s busiest town markets. Every month the stunning venue is filled with some of the regions very highest quality local produce.
A fantastic annual event, held in the centre of this Suffolk market town and aimed at celebrating, promoting and showcasing the very best producers, restaurants, chefs and food industries that we are so lucky to have in this part of Suffolk.
St Helena Hospice Bubble Rush event promises a fun-filled bubbly day for the whole family!
This run features a 5k course with four Bubble Stations along the route where our cannons pump out coloured bubbles.
Award winning S facing gently sloping garden of 1½ acres, overlooking the rolling Suffolk countryside. Designed and maintained by owners for yr-round colour and interest, lots of island beds, well stocked with 1000s of bulbs, shrubs and perennials, vegetable plot, display of 100+ hanging baskets for spring and summer.
Jumble Sale. A wide selections of clothes available. Shoes bags toys and some bric a brac.
Clothes on rails at marked prices but very cheap. Clothes in trays all at 25p or six items for a pound.
Why not come along and see what is on offer and pick up a bargain.
Bring your own bags.
Stowmarket Library has launched Suffolk’s newest crime writers’ festival.
Skulduggery in Stowmarket will take place at the library over four days from 27 - 30 April. There will be talks from top crime writers including Elly Griffiths and Alison Bruce.
Suffolk Poetry Society will be hosting their fifth festival on 26th May 2018.
Headline poets are Blake Morrison, Rebecca Watts and Susan Utting.
The morning will see three workshops, and the afternoon will find the Poetry Cafés that abound in Suffolk in full flow.