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More details - Skulduggery In Stowmarket
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.
Stowmarket Library Milton Road, Stowmarket
Fri 27 Apr, Sun 27 May to Wed 30 May

More details - Trad Jazz Nite
Trad Jazz Nite organised by the Stowmarket Lions Charity. Sat 5th May. The Storyville Jazz Band, on tour from Holland. Playing at the John Peel Centre, Stowmarket. 7.15pm for 7.45pm. Tickets £12.50 available from John Peel Centre Box Office, Phone 0845 833 5114. or on line www.stowmarket-lions.org.uk
John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, Church Walk, Stowmarket.
Sat 5 May

More details - Stowupland Flower Festival and Craft Fair
Craft fair with lots of stalls, free parking and scrumptious refreshments in the church hall. Flower festival in the church next door.
Stowupland Church Hall
Sat 5 May to Mon 7 May

More details - Handbells in Concert with The East Anglian Regional Team
The East Anglian Regional Handbell Team will be playing a selection of classical, popular and original handbell music. With 40 musicians and over 360 instruments this is a concert not to be missed.
Community Centre, School Street, Needham Market
Sat 19 May

More details - Weird and Wonderful Wood 2018
Weird and Wonderful Wood is returning again to the stunning Estate at Haughley Park on 19th and 20th May 2018. This event is a celebration of many aspects of woodwork, showcasing talents of specialist woodworkers, and described as “the most magical day ever” Anna Morrell, Kent.
Haughley Park Estate Wetherden Nr. Stowmarket
Sat 19 May and Sun 20 May

More details - Luxury Afternoon Tea
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
Sun 29 Apr, Sun 6 May, Sun 13 May, Sun 20 May, Sun 27 May, Sun 3 Jun, Sun 10 Jun

More details - Spa Evening with the Cats!
Join us on Saturday 12th May from 7.00pm-9.30pm for our Pamper Evening with the Cats! Included for £10: -Free entry to see the Cats -Free luxury spa slippers -Glass of prosecco or Cat themed Mocktail £5 for a 15 minute treatment including Reiki, Swedish Neck/Scalp/Shoulder Massage plus many more.
Unit 27, Maitland Road, Needham Market, IPSWICH
Sat 12 May

More details - TOM,DICK & HARRY  Hilarious farce!
RATS present Ray & Michael Cooney’s hilarious farce Tom Dick & Harry (by kind permission of Samuel French.) Play with a light supper included. Tom and Linda excitedly await the arrival of Mrs Potter from the adoption agency in the hope that she will approve their application.
RINGSHALL VILLAGE HALL LOWER FARM RD RINGSHALL IPSWICH IP142JB
Thu 17 May

More details - Drinkstone Annual Sale Trail
Drinkstone Annual Sale Trail 2018 – Saturday 5th May – 9.30am – 2.30pm Households around the village open up their garages to sell a wide range of items. Others prefer to sell their wares from a table top in the Village Hall, where you will also find home made cakes and mouth-watering refreshments .?
Drinkstone Village Hall (& surrounding village), Gedding Road, Drinkstone, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Sat 5 May

More details - Mendlesham Street Fayre
A day out for all the family. Monday 7th May. Old Market Street, Mendlesham. Stalls: crafts, tombola, jewellery, books, plants.
Old Market Street and Community Centre, Mendlesham
Mon 7 May

More details - Stonham Barns Sunday Car Boot on 22nd April 2018 from 8am #carboot
Stonham Barns Traditional Sunday Car Boot on Sunday 22nd April 2018 from 8am #carboot Much better weather last Sunday, after the fog and a good turn out. Great weather this Sunday and lots of sellers expected. Covered stalls booking fast.
Stonham Barns Sunday Car Boot, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal
Sun 29 Apr, Sun 6 May, Sun 13 May, Sun 20 May, Sun 27 May, Sun 3 Jun, Sun 10 Jun, Sun 17 Jun

More details - Stonham Barns Easter Sunday Car Boot on 1st April from 8am #carboot
Good first crowd last Sunday and was great to be back in the field. We expect the crowds to grow each week and the number of sellers & Buyers to overtake last years high figures. Easter Weekend and a great crowd expected. There’s also the East Coast Mini Meet where they are raising money for Guide Dogs.
Stonham Barns Sunday Car Boot, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal
Sun 29 Apr, Sun 6 May, Sun 13 May, Sun 20 May, Sun 27 May

More details - Blakenham Woodland Garden - Open Garden for NGS
Beautiful 6 acre woodland garden with variety of rare trees and shrubs, Chinese rocks and landscape sculpture. Lovely in spring with snowdrops, daffodils, camellias, magnolias and bluebells followed by roses in early summer. Woodland Garden open from 1 March to 31 July. Donations to NGS on NGS days.
Blakenham Woodland Garden, Ipswich
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Hadleigh Community Choir sing for Kersey Church
A light hearted and enjoyable programme of songs and music by our popular, local community choir. profits towards the upkeep of our beautiful church.
St Mary’s Church Kersey
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Day of Clairvoyant Readings
Hadleigh Healers are having another popular Day of Readings, with Spiritual Mediums offering 20 minute, one to one readings, for only £15 per reading. Please pre-book your readings with Mavis to avoid disappointment on the day on 01473 823282.
Hadleigh Healing Society, The Bungalow, Sisters Court, Hadleigh
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Suffolk Keep Fit Association Activity Afternoon
KFA Suffolk presents an Activity Afternoon with the opportunity to try Sit and Stay Fit, a seated exercise session and an active Keep Fit Class. Refreshments included in the ticket price and a representative from the Alzheimer’s Society will be on hand to tell us about their local work.
Hadleigh Pool and Leisure, Stonehouse Road, Hadleigh
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Lavenham Guildhall - Spinning Demonstrations
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.
Lavenham Guildhall, Market Place, Lavenham, Sudbury
Thu 26 Apr

More details - Lavenham Guildhall - Spinning Demonstrations
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.
Lavenham Guildhall, Market Place, Lavenham, Sudbury
Thu 3 May, Thu 10 May, Thu 17 May, Thu 24 May, Thu 31 May

More details - Lavenham Guildhall - Discover Lavenham's Secrets
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.
Lavenham Guildhall, Market Place, Lavenham, Sudbury
Sat 12 May

More details - The Hadleigh Show
Join us for a great family day out at the 179th Hadleigh Show on Saturday 19th May 2018 located in the beautiful setting of Holbecks Park with plenty of free parking. This year Broke FMX and Titan the Robot will be joining us.
Holbecks Park, Hadleigh
Sat 19 May

More details - Retreat Day with Jnanamitra
A day of Buddhist meditation and teaching. ‘Inner and Outer Harmony’ We all know it is possible to live in a spirit of harmony, awareness and love, but often something gets in the way and our life is far from that.
Otley Hall Hall Lane Otley
Wed 2 May

More details - Tour of Otley Hall & Gardens
As part of ’Invitation to View’, Otley Hall are offering individuals, couples and small parties the chance to join a larger group on a guided tour. Spend time in this 15th/16th Century Grade 1 listed, moated hall, voted one of the top 20 Historic Houses in the uk.
Otley Hall Hall Lane Otley
Tue 8 May

More details - The Wedding Reception
This mad immersive comedy from the makers of Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is all confetti and chaos! The Wedding Reception sees Will and Stacey expecting a small party to celebrate their wedding - but Stacey’s mum had other plans!
312 Tuddenham Road, Ipswich
Fri 18 May

More details - Ipswich Round Table Enchanted Woodland Charity Ball
Charity Ball in aid of Fresh Start - new beginnings, includes welcome drink, 3 course meal, entertainment and dancing. Charity auction with some fantastic prizes. Dress code Black Tie. Tickets £55 per head For ticket enquiries contact rtcharityball@gmail.com
The Grand Hall, Corn Exchange, Ipswich
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Bury St. Edmunds & District Philatelic Society Meeting
Astronomy & Archaeology (N. Emeny). Organised by Bury St. Edmunds & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Rod Finn (Secretary).
Church Institute, The Street, Great Barton, Bury St. Edmunds
Tue 24 Apr

More details - Bury St. Edmunds & District Philatelic Society Meeting
Annual General Meeting & Mini-auction. Organised by Bury St. Edmunds & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Rod Finn (Secretary).
Church Institute, The Street, Great Barton, Bury St. Edmunds
Tue 8 May

More details - Monthly Meeting, Ipswich Branch, Suffolk Family History Society 26th April 2018
Monthly Meeting Ipswich Group, Suffolk Family History Society. Thursday 26th April at 7:15 p.m. David Allen presents: “Black Teeth and Dirty Fingernails: The Great Unwashed of Victorian London”. London was a magnet for people from Victorian Suffolk , often thinking they were going to live in a better place.
Main Hall, Co-Op Education Centre. 11, Fore Street, Ipswich (Car Park Waterworks St IP4 1JG)
Thu 26 Apr

More details - Master Crafts Fair
Border Craft Collective - come and meet local crafters
Eye Town Hall
Sat 19 May

More details - Quiz Night
Quiz Evening. Teams of up to 8 (age 15 and over), however come along and we can put you in a team. £8 per person, including fish and chip supper/sausage and chip supper/vegetarian spring roll and chip supper (advanced booking essential due to food orders). Licensed bar, raffle.
St Albans Catholic High School, Digby Road, Ipswich
Sat 19 May

More details - Clay Workshops Playford, Ipswich,  2018     All Ages and Abilities Welcome
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.
Playford Village Hall, Hill Farm Road, Playford, Ipswich
Tue 8 May, Tue 12 Jun

More details - Ipswich Mencap Garden Sale
Garden sale. Tools plants etc on offer.
Burgess House 236 Felixstowe RD. Ipswich
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Ipswich Mencap Garage Sales
Open garage sales helping to raise funds. Every Saturday weather permitting There are no stalls available. This is our own fundraising event.
Burgess House 236 Felixstowe RD. Ipswich
Sat 28 Apr, Sat 5 May, Sat 12 May

More details - Ipswich Mencap Open Coffee Morning
Open coffee/social morning held on a regular basis
Burgess House 236 Felixstowe RD. Ipswich
Tue 15 May, Tue 19 Jun to Thu 12 Jul

More details - Ipswich Mencap Garage Sales
Open garage sales helping to raise funds. Every Saturday weather permitting
Burgess House 236 Felixstowe RD. Ipswich
Fri 18 May, Sat 26 May, Sat 2 Jun, Sat 9 Jun, Sat 16 Jun, Sat 23 Jun, Sat 30 Jun, Sat 7 Jul, Sat 14 Jul

More details - Bach and Buxtehude at Easter - Colchester Chamber Choir
A programme of exhilarating choral music for Easter, featuring Bach’s Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV4, his motet Lobet dem Herrn and Buxtehude’s Heut’ triumphieret Gottes Sohn, Jesu meines Lebens Leben, Magnificat and Alleluia.
St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Sun 29 Apr

More details - The World Famous Russells International Circus
Roll up roll up to Britains greatest Circus. beware of imitations wait for Britains Best as Voted Best circus in the UK on 2 separate polls.
Bury St Edmunds, Hardwick Heath
Wed 2 May to Sun 6 May

More details - Bury St Edmunds Farmers Market
Following its hugely successful first year of trading, Bury St Edmunds’ Farmers’ Market is back!
The Traverse, Bury St Edmunds
Sun 13 May, Sun 10 Jun, Sun 8 Jul

More details - Jazz at the Hunter Club presents Dave O'Higgins with the Chris Ingham Trio
Dave O’Higgins tenor/soprano sax Chris Ingham piano Rev. Andrew Brown bass George Double drums Currently the saxophonist in the Darius Brubeck Quartet and mainstay of the Ronnie Scott’s Orchestra and BBC Big Band, Dave has played with Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles and is among the most in-demand,...
Hunter Club, 6 St Andrews St South, Bury St Edmunds
Fri 27 Apr

More details - Hawstead Place - Open Garden for NGS
The garden consists of a Kitchen garden, the back walled garden which is abundant with tulips and Narcissi and a small walled garden with shrubs and perennial borders. Late spring colour is provided by bulbs, tulips, alliums and camassias. The front lawn overlooks the parkland and two small borders.
Hawstead Place, Bury St. Edmunds
Sun 13 May

More details - Horsecroft Hall - Open Garden for NGS
Extensive lawns sweep around the east and south sides of The Hall and the formal gardens are separated from the adjacent park land by a ha-ha. The sizeable garden has formal beds, including a shrub bank and a partially walled kitchen garden.
Horsecroft Hall, Bury St. Edmunds
Sun 13 May

More details - Kentwell Hall's Tudor May Day Celebrations
A wonderful Tudor event with over 100 costumed Tudors, and includes lots of merry making and activities for all the family to join in. Tudors will be in the main house, around the gardens & grounds and joining in all the May celebrations; musical events, plays, processions, dancing and pageantry.
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford
Sat 5 May to Mon 7 May

More details - Ipswich Mencap Darts Presentation Evening
A social evening with the knockout final and presentation of trophies
Kesgrave Social Club Edmonton Rd Kesgrave
Fri 18 May

More details - Melford Hall - Three Mills Walk
A guided walk along the the old railway line and taking in three water mills as well as Sudbury’s famous water meadows. A pleasant 5.5 mile guided walk from magnificent Melford Hall to Gainsborough’s House in Sudbury.
Melford Hall, Long Melford, Sudbury,
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Melford Hall - Melford Hall's Railway Walk
A popular guided walk taking in some railway and village history as well as both some modern archaeology and the natural beauty of the Suffolk countryside. Join us for a guided four-mile walk retracing the route of the former Great Eastern Railway Line linking the medieval wool towns of Lavenham and Long Melford.
Melford Hall, Long Melford, Sudbury,
Sat 12 May

More details - The Priory - Open Garden for NGS
Interesting 9 acre garden with fine views over Constable countryside; lawns sloping down to small lakes and water garden; fine trees, rhododendrons and azaleas; walled garden; mixed borders and ornamental greenhouse. Wide variety of plants.
The Priory, Colchester
Sun 20 May

More details - Snowflake Ball
Snowflake Ball - Save the date! (fundraising for Home-Start in Suffolk)
Milsoms, Kesgrave
Fri 18 May

More details - Ipswich Philatelic Society Meeting
British Borneo – Brunei, Labuan, North Borneo & Sarawak (J.J. Gaskell). Organised by Ipswich Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Mike Smith (Secretary).
School Hall, Cedarwood Primary School, Wilkinson Drive (off Ropes Drive), Kesgrave
Wed 2 May

More details - Ipswich Philatelic Society Meeting
Annual General Meeting, Bourse & Quiz. Organised by Ipswich Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Mike Smith (Secretary).
School Hall, Cedarwood Primary School, Wilkinson Drive (off Ropes Drive), Kesgrave
Wed 16 May

More details - Long Melford Book Fair
Between 15 and 20 exhibitors will be offering a wide range of secondhand, out of print and collectable books for sale. From paperbacks to antiquarian. Often also postcards and ephemera. Home made refreshments available. Free parking. The longest running independent book fair in East Anglia.
Memorial Hall (opp Bull Hotel), Long Melford
Sat 28 Apr

More details - The Huntingfield Paintress
HAVE YOU SEEN THE PAINTINGS AT ST MARY’S, HUNTINGHFIELD? HEAR THE STORY BEHIND THE WOMAN WHO DEFIED VICTORIAN ENGLAND BY THE BEST SELLING AUTHOR PAMELA HOLMES
Dallinghoo Village Hall, Dallinghoo
Mon 14 May