What's On in Suffolk

Welcome to the Essential Suffolk guide to What's On in Suffolk in the coming month. Scroll down to see events by date order.

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MAY EVENTS

 

APRIL 3

 

Wizard of Oz

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, 2pm

Click your ruby heels together and join us over the rainbow for a magical adventure suitable for all ages. Follow Dorothy and her new friends along the yellow brick road as they help the wonderful Wizard of Oz defeat the Wicked Witch of the West. A fast-paced, highly entertaining Easter pantomime featuring pop songs, magic, puppets and your favourite Oz characters.

Tickets: £12 adults (£10 children / £40 family)

Box Office: 01284 758000

www.theapex.co.uk

 

APRIL 3-7

 

Son of a Preacher Man

Ipswich Regent

Featuring the greatest hits of Dusty Springfield, including The Look Of Love, I Only Want To Be With You, Spooky and of course, the classic Son Of A Preacher Man, this sparklingly funny and sweetly touching new musical play by internationally-renowned writer Warner Brown will have you laughing, crying and singing your heart out to some of the greatest songs ever written. 

Box Office: 01473 433100

Ipswichregent.com

 

APRIL 3-12

 

Arty Easter

Ipswich Museum, Ipswich Art Gallery, Christchurch Mansion

This Easter get stuck into our hands-on activities.

  • April 3 - Butterfly Printing (Ipswich Museum)

Explore the Museum’s butterfly collection and create your own patterns with press prints and mono printing.

  • April 4 - Stencil Your Street (Ipswich Art Gallery )

Create street scenes by stencilling your favourite buildings from Ipswich. Inspired by the You Are Here exhibition.
 

  • April 5 - Totally Toys (Christchurch Mansion)

Explore your creative side using out vintage toy collection at the Mansion to sketch, design and create monoprints of your own fantastic toys.

  • April 10 - Fashion Forward (Ipswich Museum )

Create block pattern prints inspired by African textiles in our world cultures collection. Get to handle textiles and then design your own patterns.

  • April 11 - Arty Selfies (Ipswich Art Gallery)

Look at the Ipswich character portraits in the You Are Here exhibition. Then produce an Ipswich selfie or portrait of your friends in print.

  • April 12 - Ghost Prints (Christchurch Mansion)

Look at the Ipswich character portraits in the You Are Here exhibition. Then produce an Ipswich selfie or portrait of your friends in print.

Entry: £4.95

Information: 01473 433551

 

April 4 - 11

Holiday Tennis Camps at Woodbridge Tennis Club

Woodbridge Tennis Club,

Holiday Tennis Camps for children of mixed abilities from 4 to 12-years-old at Woodbridge Tennis Camp.
The camps offer a chance for kids to have some fun and fitness in the fresh air while enjoying a range of tennis-based games and activities. Prices vary according to sessions booked and whether a member or non-member - OPEN TO ALL.
Dates: Wed 4th, Thus 5th, Fri 6th & Mon 9th, Tues 10th, Wed 11th April.
Times: 9.30am to 4pm - Children can be enrolled for single days. 9.30am to 2pm sessions available.

Entry: Prices vary

Contact: 07796 366032 - jontennis1@gmail.com

www.woodbridgetennis.org/easter-tennis-camps-at-woodbridge-tennis-club/

 

APRIL 5

 

Kate Rusby

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, 7.30pm

One of the finest interpreters of traditional folk songs and one of our most emotive original songwriters, Kate’s soulful vocals resonate with the wistful beauty of an earthbound angel. Enjoy a selection of much-loved classics spanning her two decades of music making.

Tickets: £25

Box Office: 01284 758000

www.theapex.co.uk

 

The Good Old Music Hall Days 

The Spa Pavilion Theatre, Undercliff Road, Felixstowe, 2:30pm

Sit back and revel in the cream of variety entertainers from around the globe as Mr. Leo Shavers once again, by popular request, brings back...

The Good Old Music Hall Days - ‘A whole afternoon of entertainment’

Introducing Your Most Worthy Chairman, MR. LEO SHAVERS with an amazing cast of renowned performers. Over 60 years ago, the Good Old Days was first shown on the BBC to an audience of around 10 million. Re-live the jewels of light entertainment and the gems of variety for a dazzling display of talent at The Spa, which hosted its very own Music Hall back in the day. This performance includes all of the elements of traditional music hall, with star turns from a variety of hugely talented performers:
From Granada TV's 'The Comedians ' Mr Don Reid

West End and Brick Lane variety theatre favourite Mr Andrew Robley

Ukeulele funster Mr Dennis Massie

Soprano Supremo Miss Fiona Jessica Wilson

Canine cutey Mr PICKLE

Comical Character Stephen Bayfield

WORTHY CHAIRMAN MR LEO SHAVERS

Accompanied by David Carter and his Orchestra.

Entry: Tickets £17.00 Adult / £14.50 Concessions

Contact: 01394284962/ laura.sheldrake@felixstowespa.co.uk

spapavilion.uk

 

APRIL 5 - 11

 

Exhibition: From The Corner Of My Eye

The Pond Gallery, Snape Maltings

This exhibition takes us on a journey through the four elements and four seasons to see those things you thought you saw from the corner of your eye, (or maybe you didn’t). Gods and goddesses walk with animals and nature spirits captured in quilts, shawls, wall hangings, stitched images, hats and clothes.

Entry: Free

 

Exhibition: Ecoanxiety

The Garage Gallery, Aldeburgh

Ecoanxiety is a term coined by environmental philosopher Glen Albrecht and concerns our psychoterratic relationship between our environmental health and our own human health, both mental and physical.

Entry: Free

 

APRIL 6

 

Fastlove – A Tribute to George Michael

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, 7.30pm

From the Wham classics and the chart-topping success of the eighties album Faith, to the awesome tunes of the nineties and noughties.

Tickets: £25

Box Office: 01284 758000

www.theapex.co.uk

 

Suffolk County Music Service: Easter Concert

Snape Maltings Concert Hall, 7.30pm

Join Suffolk Youth Orchestra, Suffolk Young Strings, and Suffolk Youth Wind Ensemble for an exciting programme of music this spring. These County Ensembles are part of Suffolk County Music Service's Suffolk Youth Music programme of activities for children and young people.

Tickets: £6 - £12 (concessions available)

Email: county.musicservice@suffolk.gov.uk

 

Farmers Markets

Stowmarket Market Place, 9am-1.30pm

 

The Wolsey Angels

Christchurch Mansion, 7pm

Wolsey’s Angels were saved for the nation after their rediscovery at a European art auction and on the gates of a Northamptonshire stately home where they had stood for centuries. The Angels were not originally intended to be displayed outdoors which has resulted in their surfaces have altered radically over time. The separation of each pair of Angel’s accounts for their difference in appearance, together with the loss of their wings has meant extensive conservation work has been necessary to ensure their preservation for the future. Diana Graves, the conservator responsible for the restoration of Wolsey’s Angels, joins us for an evening to talk about the rediscovery of the Angels and their restoration.

Entry: £11

Information: 01473 433554

 

APRIL 7

 

Farmers Markets

Beccles Heliport, 9am-1pm

Metfield Village Hall, 9am - 12 noon

Snape Maltings, 9.30am-1pm

 

Spring clean: New beginnings

DanceEast, 9.30am to 4.30 pm

The original Ipswich yoga retreat day is back and we've got some great new teachers for you. A morning of cleansing, heating and purifying asana to burn off the remains of winter followed by an afternoon of flowing, calming, restorative practice to help you to embrace the new beginnings of spring and set your intentions for the rest of the year. As always, you'll be able to choose from a range of exceptional teachers, some of the very best from around East Anglia and you can build your day around your needs: go gentle or go adventurous, the choice is yours. 
 www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-yoga-day-tickets

 

APRIL 8

 

60s Hits & Laughter Matinee Special

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, 1.30pm

The Springfields who will play hits such as Island Of Dreams, I Only Want To Be With You, Matthew and Son; The Troggs (Wild Thing, With A Girl Like You, Anyway That You Want Me); and Herman’s Hermits (Kind Of Hush, Something Is Happening, I’m into Something Good)

Tickets: £27.50

Box Office: 01284 758000

www.theapex.co.uk

 

The Gesulado Six

St Michael’s Church, Framlingham, 3pm

The concert will feature works from The Gesulado Six debut album, English Motets, Thomas Tallis, William Byrd and John Sheppard, plus others.

Tickets: £12 (school-age students free admission)

Email: eastanglianacademy@gmail.com

 

Flea Market

Westleton Village Hall, 10am

A delightful and dazzling display of desirables for your delectation. Light refreshments available

Entry: 50p (under 16's free)

Information: 01728 648277

 

The Snape Maltings Vintage & Makers Market

Snape Maltings, 10am

A hand-picked choice of vintage traders and local makers and artisans, with some 50 traders lined up to take part. The one-day market will feature a wide range of vintage furniture, timeless fashion and unique homewares, alongside handmade jewellery, art and fabrics.

Entry: Free

 

APRIL 10

 

You Win Again

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, 7.30pm

Celebrating the music of the Bee Gees; a musical journey through all your favourite songs, including Night Fever, Stayin’ Alive, More Than A Woman, You Should Be Dancing, How Deep is Your Love?, Jive Talkin’, Tragedy, Massachusetts, Words, I’ve Got to Get a Message to You, Too Much Heaven, Islands in the Stream, Grease, If I Can’t Have You and many more. This authentic production ensures the Gibb brothers’ incredible legacy of classic hit songs is well and truly stayin’ alive.

Tickets: £24.50

Box Office: 01284 758000

www.theapex.co.uk

 

APRIL 11

 

The Wind In The Willows

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, 3pm & 6pm

Meet all your favourite characters including Mole, Ratty and wise old Badger as they do their best to keep the mischievous Mr Toad out of trouble. This exciting and playful take on Kenneth Grahame’s tale features a professional cast of energetic performers, catchy new songs and lots of fun for the whole family!

Tickets: £16 (£14 concessions)

Box Office: 01284 758000

www.theapex.co.uk

 

APRIL 12

 

Georgie Fame

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, 7.30pm

Georgie, with his much loved blend of Jazz and Rhythm & Blues, is an icon of the British music scene, with more than twenty albums and fourteen hit singles, including the Number 1’s: Yeh Yeh, Getawayand and The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde.  Add to this a long list of collaborations with some of music’s most famous names:  Muddy Waters, Gene Vincent, Bill Wyman, Eric Clapton and Van Morrison, amongst many others.

Tickets: £25

Box Office: 01284 758000

www.theapex.co.uk

 

Beth Hart

Ipswich Regent, 7.30pm

Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Beth Hart and her band embarks on a 14-date UK & Irish tour kicking off at the Ipswich Regent Theatre.

Tickets: £42.50

Box Office: 01473 433100

Ipswichregent.com

 

APRIL 13

 

Lee Hurst

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, 8pm

Star of BBC1’s They Think Its All Over’ is back with his brand new show. There's no journey or message. If you want to go on a journey, buy an airplane ticket. If you want a deep message, run your voicemail through a sub-base woofer. If you want plenty of laughs this is for you.

Tickets: £17.50

Box Office: 01284 758000

www.theapex.co.uk

 

Dads Army Radio Show

New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Based on the classic BBC sitcom by Jimmy Perry and David Croft. Two actors play 25 characters in this brilliant staging of classic radio scripts based on favourite episodes from the original TV series. Celebrating 50 years of Perry and Croft's quintessential sitcom, which won the Best One-Liner accolade in a poll of comedians conducted earlier this year by Gold, with the immortal words "Don't tell him, Pike".

Box office: 01473 295900

wolseytheatre.co.uk

 

APRIL 13 - 14

 

What the Moon Saw

DanceEast, Ipswich, 10:30am & 1:30pm

This is a new dance and circus performance for little ones and their families. Alone in the world and scared of the dark, young Jack opens his bedroom curtains to find a familiar friendly face, The Moon. The Moon, shining bright, teaches Jack how to be brave by taking him on an amazing adventure across the world, showing him all that he sees and teaching him all that he knows.

Tickets: £10

Box Office: 01473 295230

www.danceeast.co.uk

 

APRIL 14

 

Farmers Markets

Halesworth Town Centre, 9am – 1pm

Nayland Village Hall, 10am - 1.30pm

Stonham Barns Market Square, 10am-2pm

Woodbridge Community Centre,9am-1pm

 

Eric Bibb

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, 7.30pm

A career spanning five decades, 36 albums, countless radio and television shows and non-stop touring has made Eric Bibb one of the leading bluesmen of his generation.  A fiery singer with true soul, gospel and folk roots, his blues are honest and powerful, enjoyable and accessible. 

Tickets: £25

Box Office: 01284 758000

www.theapex.co.uk

 

Up North

New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, 7.45pm

A potent hip-hop journey through friendship, the North/South divide and black identity in an increasingly divided nation. Yorkshire rapper XYM faces the sudden death of his father, who always wanted a career as a musician. He decides he will make it where his dad never did. On the night of the Brexit vote, he brings together his crew, Yorkie and Kofi. He convinces them to quit their day jobs and move to London to follow their dreams.

Tickets: £21

Box Office: 01473 295900

www.wolseytheatre.co.uk

 

APRIL 15

 

Farmers Markets

Assington The Barn, 10am - 2pm

 

Cavern Beatles

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, 7.30pm

As ambassadors of ‘The most famous club in the world’, The Cavern Beatles are hugely dedicated fans who emulate the Beatles with uncanny detail and meticulous accuracy. Their two-hour show is completely live and uses genuine 1960s instruments and equipment.

Tickets: £22

Box Office: 01284 758000

www.theapex.co.uk

 

An Audience with Ian Waite & Oti Mabuse

Grand Hall, Corn Exchange, Ipswich, 7pm

Ian and Oti will deliver a night of Latin and Ballroom numbers with high intensity. The Strictly Come Dancing pros will perform a dance showcase spectacular designed to dazzle and wow you.

Tickets: £29

Box Office: 01473 433100

 

Spring Quiz Night

Kesgrave Community Centre, 7pm for 7.30pm start

Spring Quiz Night supporting Age UK Suffolk. Teams of 4-6 People. Price includes light nibbles

Entry: £5

Information: 01473 298683 fundraising@ageuksuffolk.org

www.ageuk.org.uk/suffolk/events-diary

 

 

APRIL 16

 

Feast of Fiddles

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, 7.30pm

Feast of Fiddles has been variously likened to a “group of geography teachers” or “Bellowhead with bus passes!” but doesn’t seem to be slowing down any. “Britain’s fiddling supergroup” – Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

Tickets: £21.50

Box Office: 01284 758000

www.theapex.co.uk

 

APRIL 16 TO JULY 7

 

Tots & Co (1-3 years & Adults)

The Jerwood DanceHouse; Monday, Thursday, Friday 10.00-11.00am; Sat 9.15-10.15am

Designed to enhance your children’s co-ordination and rhythm and nurture their natural love of movement in a structured yet relaxed environment. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to join in and share the enjoyment with their tot, there is an emphasis on nurturing relationships between the adult and the child as well as developing the child’s movement.

Using ribbons, hoops, balls, parachutes and other interesting props you and your children will be taken on exciting journeys and imaginative adventures. Each week has a different theme, taking inspiration from childrens stories and the world around us. The class will not only assist in developing physical skills, but also transferable skills, such as observing, copying, listening for a signal, responding to instructions and sharing with other children – many of the skills they will need at school.

Entry: £6 (1 tot + 1 adult), additional tots £4

Contact: 01473 295230

https://goo.gl/vUsS4j

 

APRIL 17

 

Aldeburgh & District Flower Club's April meeting - My Life in Flowers

Aldeburgh Parish Church Hall, Victoria Road, Aldeburgh IP15 5EA, 2.30pm

Join us for Aldeburgh & District Flower Club's April meeting, when our guest demonstrator, Tim Green, will present "My Life in Flowers". Tea and coffee will be available, as well as our monthly raffle - a chance to win one of Tim's beautiful floral arrangements.

Entry: Admission £5.00

Contact: 07748 854635

 

 

APRIL 17-21

 

Kindertransport

New Wolsey, Ipswich

A deeply moving and timely modern classic about a woman’s struggle to come to terms with her past. This heart-warming production is from the producers of last year’s acclaimed revival of ‘The Crucible’. It marks the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport, which saw thousands of Jewish children ferried from Austria and Germany to safety. Diane Samuels wrote this extraordinary and haunting play 25 years ago. It has never been more relevant than today.

Box office: 01473 295900

wolseytheatre.co.uk

 

Beautiful - the Carole King Musical

Ipswich Regent

The Carole King Musical, the Olivier and Tony Award®-winning West End and Broadway show is coming to Ipswich as part of its first ever UK tour. Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit song-writing team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. 

Box Office: 01284 758000

Ipswichregent.com

 

APRIL 18 - 21

 

27th East Anglian Beer Festival

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, 12 noon-11pm

Around 80 beers and 20 ciders and perries. A selection of East Anglian brews and award winning beers from around the UK. Souvenir glasses available and free soft drinks for drivers.

Box Office: 01284 758000

www.theapex.co.uk

 

APRIL 18

 

Sir Michael Parkinson: Our Kind of Music

Snape Maltings Concert Hall, 7.30pm

This passion and love of music in all its forms is celebrated in a new live theatrical show. In conversation with his long-term producer, collaborator and son Mike, using clips from his classic and extensive archive and featuring live performances by the multi-talented Joe Stilgoe we take a fascinating, entertaining and informative journey to the musical heart of Sir Michael Parkinson via Barnsley, sixties Manchester, Wood Lane and Broadcasting House.

Tickets: £40

Box Office: 01728 687110

 

APRIL 20

 

Booze & Brushes Paint Night

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, 7pm-9.30pm

Choose a painting, then be guided through the process step by step. All materials included (except alcohol!) and you take home your very own 16” x 20” masterpiece. A fun painting class for everyone, no experience necessary.

Tickets: £25

Box Office: 01284 758000

www.theapex.co.uk

 

The Enormous Room

DanceEast, Ipswich, 7.30pm

Stopgap Dance Company present The Enormous Room, where the past is still present and memories collide with reality. Combining exquisite detail in movement with evocative text and design, the production takes the audience somewhere between this world and the next.

Tickets: £12

Box Office: 01473 295230

www.danceeast.co.uk

 

APRIL 20 - 21

 

The Legend of Black Shuck

St Bartholomew’s Church, Orford

A collaboration between talented puppet company Rust and Stardust and Orford School with proceeds going to Thomas Marshall Education Fund.

Tickets: £5

Information: 01394 450090 or email contact@tmef.org.uk

 

APRIL 21

 

Farmers markets

Beccles Heliport 9am-1pm

Harkstead Village Hall, 9am - 12 noon

Alder Carr Farm, Needham Market 9am-1pm

 

The Art of Making Single Block Lino Prints

Tack Room, Snape Maltings, 10am

This is your opportunity to discover the world of lino printmaking. The workshop will provide an introduction to lino printing that includes: preparing your image, the safe use of tools, applying ink and printing your image. Helen will provide helpful advice and tips for successful lino printing at home.

Tickets: £86

Box Office: 01728 687110

 

Cowslip Tea

St Mary's Church, Burstall

Have Afternoon Tea or a Cream Tea among the cowslips and other wild flowers in this beautiful country churchyard (or in the church if the weather is inclement). Books, plants and cakes for sale. Parking available.

Information: gilliangasper@btinternet.com

 

APRIL 22

 

INK on the Road

High Street Exhibition Gallery, Ipswich, 3pm

A surprise package of the four best plays and performances from the INK Festival of new short plays. Now in its fourth year the 2018 line-up includes the world premiere of ‘The Famous 5’, a unique collaboration by a stellar cast of East Anglia’s most prolific writers, Richard Curtis, Esther Freud, Blake Morrison, Libby Purves and Steve Waters. These celebrity fans and friends of INK weave five magical tales from the same mysterious suitcase.

Tickets: £10

Box Office: 01473 295900

 

Farmers Market

Lavenham Village Hall, 10am-1.30pm

 

Spring Concert

St. Peter's Church, Yoxford Road, Sibton

A Sunday Afternoon Concert by Suffolk Strings Orchestra, conducted by Peter Bumstead
Music by Handel, Schumann and Glazunov. Free refreshments. A Retiring Collection in aid of Suffolk Historic Churches Trust.

Entry: Free

Information: lgacampbell@yahoo.co.uk

 

Spring Concert for My Wish Charity

All Saints Church, Bury St Edmunds. 2.30pm

An afternoon of music for flute and harp with Carol Skinner and Stewart Green.  Raising money for the charity My Wish (West Suffolk Hospital).  

Entry: Free (donations gratefully received)
www.melodymanagement.co.uk
 

 

APRIL 23

 

Toko Telo

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, 7.30pm

The best of Madagascar’s soulful traditions reinvented with sublime artistry. Toko Telo features the stunning guitar work of D’Gary, accordion wizardry from Gizavo and soulful vocals from Monika Njava. Interpreting traditional musical styles like tsapiky, jihe and beko with sublime musicianship and artistry, Toko Telo provide the perfect introduction to some of the best music that Madagascar can offer.

Tickets: £12.50

Box Office: 01284 758000

www.theapex.co.uk

 

APRIL 23-28

 

Flash Dance

Ipswich Regent

 

Starring Strictly Come Dancing Champion Joanne Clifton and A1 heartthrob and singer-songwriter Ben Adams, Flashdance comes to the Ipswich Regent Theatre this April. This popular musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex, a welder by day and ‘flashdancer’ by night, who dreams of going to the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy and becoming a professional dancer. When a romance with Nick Hurley complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive her dream.

Box Office: 01473 433100

Ipswichregent.com

 

APRIL 24

 

An Audience With Ian Waite & Oti Mabuse

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, 7.30pm

Ian and Oti will deliver a night of Latin and Ballroom numbers in a high intensity, dance spectacular designed to dazzle and wow. Oti is fondly remembered with her celebrity pairing with Danny Mac where they received a perfect score of 40 in the Samba.  Ian is a regular on our screens with the spin off programme It Takes Two on BBC 2.

Tickets: £27 / £25

Box Office: 01284 758000

www.theapex.co.uk

 

APRIL 24-28

A Streetcar Named Desire

New Wolsey, Ipswich

Until one summer, when his sister-in-law Blanche comes to stay anxious, seductive and fiercely clever, Blanche is just about keeping it together. But her arrival threatens his entire way of life.

As the temperature soars and passions intensify, a burning desire threatens to tear their world apart. This bold new revival of Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece is a raging portrayal of what it means to be an outsider, in a society where we’re all desperate to belong.

Box office: 01473 295900

wolseytheatre.co.uk

 

APRIL 25

 

Jon Boden

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, 8pm

Best known for being lead singer of Bellowhead, Jon uses fiddle, guitar, concertina and his trade mark stomp box to play material from throughout his fifteen year career, including hits from Bellowhead, selections from his www.afolksongaday.com project and music from the Afterglow album.

Tickets: £22

Box Office: 01284 758000

www.theapex.co.uk

 

Tea Walks: Law & Disorder

Ipswich Tourist Information Centre, 2pm

Enjoy a themed guided walk around Ipswich followed with refreshments and a relaxed chat with your guide in one of Ipswich’s fantastic local cafes. The story of colourful local characters who fell foul of the law down the centuries …the witch, the heretic, the MP and the suffragette. Discover the price they paid for their misdeeds as we visit where it all happened; a tale of murder, fraud and corruption and how the authorities vainly tried to keep the peace with trial by ordeal, raising the hue and cry and the Bobby on the beat.

Tickets: £8

Box Office: 01473 433100

 

APRIL 26

 

Charity Golf Day

Ufford Park Hotel, Woodbridge

Charity Golf Day supporting Age UK Suffolk. Teams of four. Price includes bacon bap, 18 holes of golf, reception drink, three course dinner, team and individual prizes, charity raffle and auction.

Entry: £55

Information: 07885 512210 or jo.reeder@ageuksuffolk.org

 

 

APRIL 27

 

Crooners

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, 7.30pm

This rip roaring comedy musical has been wowing audiences with its witty and exhilarating show full of satirical energy, hilarious one liners, laugh out loud silliness and superb musical numbers. Featuring the nine-piece Mini Big Band, playing songs from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Matt Monro and Nat King Cole.

Tickets: £22

Box Office: 01284 758000

www.theapex.co.uk

 

APRIL 27 - 28

 

Points of View

Cratfield Village Hall, Cratfield

Points of View is a photography exhibition by Chrissie Kitchen, Candy Blackham, Nick Eade and Geoff Moore. All four love capturing moments in time and making images of wildlife, Suffolk sights, plants and abstract patterns with their cameras.

Entry: Free (donations invited for Halesworth Dementia Carers & Prostate Cancer UK)

 

APRIL 28

 

Farmers Market

Sudbury St Peter's Church, 9.30am-2pm

 

Albert Lee

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, 7.30pm

Multi-award winning country music guitar picker.

Tickets: £24

Box Office: 01284 758000

www.theapex.co.uk

 

Prometheus Orchestra 10th Anniversary Concert

Orford Church, 7.30pm

A special concert to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the founding of Prometheus Orchestra; Wagner Siegfried Idyll. Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola, Faure Pavane, Haydn Symphony No 100 ‘The Military’.

Tickets: £15

Box Office: 01728 687110

 

The Drifters Live In Concert

Spa Pavilion Theatre, Felixstowe. 7.30pm

The Drifters delivered numerous hits on both sides of the Atlantic that saw them inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 1998. In 1993 The Drifters were requested by the President of the United States of America to perform at the White House and in 2004 T were ranked at No 81 by Rolling Stone Magazine top 100 Artists Of All Time. With all the hits performed live: Saturday Night At The Movies, Under The Boardwalk, Save The Last Dance For Me, Up On The Roof, There Goes My First Love, Saturday Night At The Movies, You're More Than A Number In My Little Red Book, On Broadway and many more this is a night to treasure.

Tickets: £25

Box Office: 01394 284962

 

Race Night

Wilby Village Hall. 7pm
Your chance to have a flutter, be a horse owner, watch the races on the big screen with friends.
Bar and refreshments.

Entry: £1

Information: trickyeddy2@gmail.com

 

Rattlesden Races

Rattlesden Pavilion, Birds Green, Rattlesden. 7pm

Come and enjoy a thrilling night at the races where you can watch 8 exciting races professionally presented by Exclusive Race Nights. As well as watching and betting on the races, you can also be an owner, or perhaps a jockey, and win a valuable prize. It really is just like a visit to the races, except that you won’t have to worry about the weather or travel very far, and you will be seated in comfort at tables where you can enjoy food and drink provided by yourselves. Don’t miss this amazing event, which is brought to you by FORC with the help of experienced professionals.

Entry: £5

Tickets: available from the Rattlesden Post Office or from Dave Ward 01359 241554 or rattlesdenchurch@btinternet.com

 

Ipswich Round Table Enchanted Woodland Charity Ball

Grand Hall, Ipswich Corn Exchange.6.30pm

This black tie ball is raising funds for Fresh Start: new beginnings charity.

Tickets: rtcharityball@gmail.com

www.fsnb.org.uk

 

APRIL 29

 

Seraphim’s Musical Pilgrimage

All day event to Holy Trinity, Gisleham ~ St Botolph’s, North Cove ~ The Fleece Inn, Bungay ~ St Andrew’s, Ilketshall St Andrew ~ St Andrew’s, Westhall
Discover rare pictures from the past in the company of Seraphim on a very special musical journey around some of north Suffolk’s most precious village churches. Look up at historic wall-paintings full of saints and stories as the sounds of Seraphim vividly colour the past yet more beautiful. Experience evocative soundscapes from Hildegard von Bingen to Fanny Mendelssohn plus more vernacular pieces, each paying homage to the varied local walks of life of those who have entered through these ancient Suffolk church doors over the centuries. After lunch at an historic Bungay coaching inn, enjoy more of Seraphim’s mini-concert masterpieces in medieval surroundings, finishing the day at Suffolk’s best-kept village church secret, St Andrew’s at Westhall. Relax into an unhurried day in the company of fellow ‘pilgrims’, escorted on your own coach by our efficient guides. And be prepared for Seraphim to transport you into a different world through their unrivalled a cappella sounds in exquisitely secret Suffolk spaces.

Entry: £66 per person (no booking fee) Mini-concert masterpieces by the voices of Seraphim, lunch, refreshments & coach travel included in ticket price.

Information: 07763 527 239 / tickets@seraphimvoices.uk

www.seraphimvoices.uk

 

APRIL 30

 

Shopping Day in aid of Cancer Research UK

Village Hall, Lavenham

Shoes, clothes, gifts, jewellery, plants and more. Refreshments and light lunches available.

Entry: £3

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