An oasis in the heart of Stowmarket this ½ acre walled Victorian kitchen garden has been restored and replanted since 2012. Showcasing many heritage vegetable varieties as well as trained fruit trees, herb bed, cut flower border, old roses and apple tunnel.
Martial Arts Training every Monday.
Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned martial artist, Wing Chun will teach you to be street smart and able to defend yourself and your loved ones. You don’t need to be fit because most of what we do takes out our opponent in under 7 seconds.
The Old Newton Country Fayre and Dog Show takes place on Sunday 15th July at the Village Hall, and boasts a fun-filled day that celebrates the very best of our rural countryside community. Join in the dog show with Pedigree and Fun Classes, Paws of Parham Dog Agility & Have a Go.
Old Newton Village Hall & Recreation Ground, Church Road, Old Newton
A day of pampering & well-being.
40 stalls offering a good variety of retail products, 1-2-1 Tarot/Clairvoyant readings, treatments/healing such as Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Reiki, Crystal Healing, Rahanni etc.
FREE workshops all day.
Needham Market Community Centre, School st, Needham Market
The Stowmarket Striders Friday 5 mile race is leg 2 of the prestigious Friday 5 Series of races. The course is an accurately measured five miles, is chip timed and is run under UKA rules.
Prizes will be awarded to the 1st three male and female finishers.
Annual Raft Race. This years theme is ’A Very British Raft Race’ and rafters are encouraged to match the theme. They will then compete in time trials to win the ’Tracey Cadman Challenge’ followed by a second race with more evenly matched rafts.
Ladies & Gentleman celebrate our sports stars performing at Wimbledon by indulging in traditional delights such as Strawberries & Cream. Did you know 28,00kgs of strawberries and 7,000 litres of cream are eaten each year!
No extra charge. Usual entry applies.
Unit 27, Lions Barns, Maitland Road, Needham Market, Ipswich, Suffolk
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.
Autism & ADHD is pleased to be announcing our second Summer Fete.
The Fete is at Great Blakenham Village Hall & Recreation Ground.
The recreation ground will have bouncy castles, pony rides, stalls & there will be dancing & self defence in the main arena.
Stonham Barns Sunday Car Boot this Sunday from 8am & hoping for good weather. Just turn up on the day from 8am and sell from only Five Pounds. (NO BOOKING NEEDED) AND FREE BROWSING. We also have a Country Music Festival on as well at Stonham.
Stonham Barns Sunday Car Boot, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal
This biennial event spread across two beautiful hamlets in the heart of rural Suffolk will be bigger and better in 2018. At least 15 gardens will be open, and several local artists and crafts people will be displaying their work throughout the weekend. Light lunches and teas will be available in some gardens.
Five acres of immaculate lawns, borders, ponds, waterfalls and woodland garden. Azaleas and many wild flowers. Large plant stall at bargain prices, tea, coffee and ice creams. Entertainment provided by the Suffolk Concert Band. Children to be supervised. No dogs. Unsuitable for wheelchairs.
Chelsworth is one of the prettiest villages in Suffolk and there is no better time to appreciate its charms than on the last Sunday in June. On that day, for more than 50 years, the villagers have opened their gardens to the public.
Over 20 gardens open to the public, plus refreshments, stalls, entertainments and displays. All set in a beautiful riverside village with picturesque cottages, ancient church and cosy pub. Plenty of parking for cars and coaches.
Chelsworth, Suffolk. . On B1115 between Sudbury and Stowmarket
Please join us for a fun family day out, with a host of attractions, including; Pony rides, Bouncy castle, Fairground games, Tug of war, Tombola, Dance & Gymnastics display, Craft stalls, plant stall, BBQ, Bar, Ice cream stall and MORE!!
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.
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.
Come along on July 14 and experience for yourself fleece dyeing and spinning first hand. This annual event showcases traditional and medieval spinning techniques. Discover how raw wool is spun into yarn, and see dyeing and colour processes all done by hand.
A free beachcombing event in Lavenham Library.
Can you decipher the clues to find the treasures hidden in the mini shingle beach?
There will be a tableful of beachcombing treasures for you to handle. Have you ever seen a mammoth’s tooth?!
LAVENHAM LIBRARY, LAVENHAM VILLAGE HALL, CHURCH STREET, LAVENHAM
Live music returns to Ipswich County Library this summer with one of the best original bands in East Anglia. Norwich-based Americana outfit The Vagaband will be performing at Ipswich Library on Saturday 7 July, supported by Ipswich-based singer/songwriter Tony James Shevlin.
Foulden Village Fete.
Including numerous Children’s Attractions.
Fun dog show, Falconry Display, Tae-Kwon-Do Display.
Bowling Alley and many other Popular Games
Bric a Brac
BBQ and Refreshments, Licenced Bars
Many other attractions Watch this space.
The appetite for a food and drink festival in Ipswich is back and we are delighted with the opportunity to revive an event that Market Square Group founded with IBC back in 2014. The Ipswich Waterfront is an atmospheric setting and a delightful location for a celebration of food and drink on the midsummer weekend.
A lovely programme of a capella and accompanied music, conducted by Geoff Lavery, including the world premiere of "An Abundance of Blessings" written by choir member Brian Latchem for choir, baritone and harp. Also Bob Chilcott’s wonderful "Little Jazz Mass" amongst other pieces.
Join us on a tropical adventure at Holywells Park in Ipswich on Saturday 23rd June! Get up close and personal with some amazing creatures and take part in other activities related to minibeasts!
Suitable for ages 4+.
Holywells Park, Cliff Lane, Ipswich IP3 0PG
Join us on a tropical adventure where you’ll meet and handle some minibeasts! Enter our tropical rainforest marquee and discover the sights, sounds and smells of the rainforest, create a mobile and a bookmark! Suitable for ages 6+.
10.30am - 12pm
12.30pm - 2pm
2.15pm - 3.
Following hot on the heels of The Gruffalo’s sell out tour and his monstrous West End success comes The Gruffalo’s Child – with attitude! Just how brave is she? Find out for yourselves by joining her on tour this autumn.
The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should Ever set foot in the deep dark wood.
Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds Westgate Street Bury St Edmunds
The NODA award winning group The Orchard Players will be performing the much loved musical Oliver. Featuring well known characters and songs performed by a talented cast, this is a show not to be missed.
Capel St Mary Village Hall, Capel St Mary, Ipswich
Jazz at the hunter Club presents the young sax hero taking the London scene by storm with his exciting styling of stirring jazz classics and striking originals. With CHRIS INGHAM (piano), Rev. ANDREW BROWN (bass) and GEORGE DOUBLE (drums).
Hunter Club, 6 St Andrews St South, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
An iconic exhibition of images from some of the 20th Century’s greatest photographic artists.
Experience a prestigious, hand-curated, collection of rare vintage photographs and limited edition prints celebrating the remarkable life and career of Hollywood legend, Marilyn Monroe.
Suffolk Open Studios 2018 launches in June to celebrate the county’s thriving artistic community. 100+ artists will open their studios to give visitors a unique opportunity to “look behind the scenes” and see them in action. The programme runs over the first 4 weekends of June, commencing Sat 2 June.
A wonderful evening event with Open Air Cinema and live entertainment and the showing of "the cultist of cult films" The Blues Brothers - brilliant music and fantastic car chases, in the grounds of Kentwell.
All you need to bring is your own chair/blanket and picnic/fizz/wine! for a glorious night under the stars.
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.
Join one of our naval history experts as he recounts tales of the Hyde Parker naval exploits. Meet in the library for a rsum of the naval exploits of the Hyde Parker family. From the Baltic to the Caribbean or from the Indian to the Atlantic Oceans, the Hyde Parker family were a sea-faring dynasty.
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.
Peter Holloway presents Tim Sadler in Cool Jazz at the Shoes in aid of St Elizabeth’s Hospice.
Saturday 14th July at 8pm. Raffle and free nibbles. The pub full menu will also be available but only limited places