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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FEBRUARY Events



MARCH EVENTS


FEBRUARY 1

 

Lassus Quartet II

Jubilee Hall, Snape Maltings, 12pm

Programme to include Brahms and Kurtág

Tickets: £9

Box Office: 01728 687110

www.snapemaltings.co.uk

 

FEBRUARY 2

 

Farmers Markets

Beccles Heliport 9am - Ipm

Snape Maltings 9.30am -1pm

Wyken Vineyard 9am -1pm

 

Thunder

Ipswich Regent, 7pm

Thunder will release their brand new studio album Please Remain Seated on 18 January 2019 through BMG. The album, released as the band enter their third decade, is a collection of radically reworked versions of songs from throughout their extensive catalogue. This album will raise eyebrows, hackles and heartbeats in equal measure.

Tickets: £41.50

Box Office: 01473 433100

 

The Old Jet Market

Old Jet, Bentwaters Business Parks, Rendlesham, 10am - 2pm

Held on the first Saturday of every month, The Old Jet Market is an excellent array of stalls, with makers, secondhand shifters, delicious food and funky music! It's a smash. Bring the family.

The market raises money for good causes in our community so please come and support it :)

For more information or to book a stall, please email ellie@oldjet.co.uk

Entry: FREE

Contact: 01394450500 ellie@oldjet.co.uk

www.oldjet.co.uk/events/

FEBRUARY 3

Jazz East at The Alex Brasserie

The Alex Brasserie from 8pm

Laura Jurd (trumpet), with Chris Allard (guitar), Rob Palmer (double bass) and Mark Cecil (drums).

Jazz East is a Sunday evening jazz club that brings some of the UK’s greatest Jazz musicians to Felixstowe. Taking place in the comfortable surroundings of The Brasserie you can sit back and enjoy world class music, a great atmosphere and FREE entrance!

Entry: free

Contact: 01394 282958

FEBRUARY 4

 

Meet Up Mondays

Fox Inn Newbourne, Suffolk, IP12 4NY

Starting Monday 4th of February (and every Monday after), we will be offering free tea, coffee and toast from 9am-11am

No need to book, but if you would like more information, please contact Katy on 01473 736307 or email Katy@debeninns.co.uk

So, what is Meet Up Mondays?
MeetUpMondays is an initiative launched in 2018 which offers hospitality businesses the chance to give back to their local community and show that the commercial world also cares about ending the dreadful scourge of loneliness. The simple premise is that once a week, pubs, cafes and tea rooms offer a couple of hours of free tea, coffee and nibbles to people who are fed up with their own company, giving them a chance to meet others and connect more with their community. Visitors go along knowing they are guaranteed a warm welcome into a friendly environment where they will not stand out as being alone, in a situation which we’re finding is helping to normalise talking about loneliness without those attending feeling ‘labelled’ as lonely.

Entry: FREE

Contact: 01473 736307 / Katy@debeninns.co.uk

The Young’uns

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, 7.30pm

Three-time BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners bring The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff - a musical adventure about a working class hero who witnessed some momentous events of the 1930s: the Spanish Civil War, the Hunger Marches and the Battle of Cable Street. With their trademark harmony, honesty and humour the Teesside trio bring together 16 specially-composed songs, spoken word, striking imagery and the real recorded voice of Johnny himself to tell a remarkable human story oozing with modern relevance.

Tickets: £19.50

Box Office: 01284 758000

www.theapex.co.uk

 

February 6

Culture & Cake: Kiss and Tell Rodin and Suffolk Sculpture

Christchurch Mansion, 1-2pm

Join us for an afternoon of art and cake as we find out about how we brought The Kiss to Suffolk and how it relates to our own collections. All at the same time as enjoying delicious cake and then a chance to visit the exhibition.

Book online at www.ipswichregent.com

Entry: £6.60

Contact: 01473 433551

www.kissandtellipswich.co.uk/culture-and-cake

FEBRUARY 8

 

The Lost Words - Spell Songs

Snape Maltings Concert Hall, 7.30pm

Eight musicians come together to breathe music into the pages of a unique and astonishing book. The Lost Words is the work of acclaimed nature-writer Rob MacFarlane and illustrator Jackie Morris, designed to celebrate the endangered language of the natural world. Taking the book as inspiration, an extraordinary musical collective gathers, including Scottish singer-songwriters Julie Fowlis and Karine Polwart, the Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita and composer Kerry Andrew as well as some of the finest instrumentalists and writers on the British folk scene.

Tickets: £25

Box Office: 01728 687110

www.snapemaltings.co.uk

 

Harry Potter Book Night

Stowmarket Library, Milton Road IP14 1EZ

All witches and wizards are invited to don their best robes and join us for Harry Potter Night! Enjoy Quidditch, seek the Snitch, live magic from a real wizard, wand duelling and a fancy dress competition. All ages welcome...dress-up. Parking only availble for broomsticks!

Entry: Free

Contact: 01449 700549

stowmarket.library@suffolklibraries.co.uk

FEBRUARY 7 AND 8

 

Epilogues

Dance East, Ipswich, 7.30m

See Mini Preview page xx

Tickets: £12

Box Office: 01473 295230

www.danceeast.co.uk

 

FEBRUARY 9

 

Farmers Markets

Halesworth Produce Market, The Old Print Works 9am - 1pm

Woodbridge Community Centre 9am -1pm

Wyken Vineyard 9am -1pm

 

Wolsey Orchestra Spring Concert

The Apex, 7:30pm

Join the Wolsey Orchestra for their Spring Concert at The Apex.

Walton: Orb & Sceptre
Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad, Op.105
Holst: Beni Mora
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No.2, "London"
Conductor: Andrew Morley
Leader: Nick Reynolds

Entry: £15 Adults / £3 Students

Contact: 01284 758000

Wolsey Orchestra Spring Concert

Apex 7:30pm

Wolsey Orchestra

Join the Wolsey Orchestra for their Spring Concert at The Apex.

Walton: Orb & Sceptre
Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad, Op.105
Holst: Beni Mora
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No.2, "London"

Conductor: Andrew Morley
Leader: Nick Reynolds

Entry: £15 Adults / Students £3

Contact: 01284 758000

www.wolseyorchestra.org

FEBRUARY 10

Jazz East at The Alex Brasserie

The Alex Brasserie from 8pm

10 February: Sue Richardson (trumpet and vocals), with Simon Brown (piano), Rob Palmer (double bass) and Trevor Taylor (drums).

Jazz East is a Sunday evening jazz club that brings some of the UK’s greatest Jazz musicians to Felixstowe. Taking place in the comfortable surroundings of The Brasserie you can sit back and enjoy world class music, a great atmosphere and FREE entrance!

Entry: free

Contact: 01394 282958

yeogroup.co.uk

FEBRUARY 11

Meet Up Mondays

Fox Inn Newbourne, Suffolk, IP12 4NY

Every Monday we will be offering free tea, coffee and toast from 9am-11am

No need to book, but if you would like more information, please contact Katy on 01473 736307 or email Katy@debeninns.co.uk

So, what is Meet Up Mondays?
MeetUpMondays is an initiative launched in 2018 which offers hospitality businesses the chance to give back to their local community and show that the commercial world also cares about ending the dreadful scourge of loneliness. The simple premise is that once a week, pubs, cafes and tea rooms offer a couple of hours of free tea, coffee and nibbles to people who are fed up with their own company, giving them a chance to meet others and connect more with their community. Visitors go along knowing they are guaranteed a warm welcome into a friendly environment where they will not stand out as being alone, in a situation which we’re finding is helping to normalise talking about loneliness without those attending feeling ‘labelled’ as lonely.

Entry: FREE

Contact: 01473 736307 / Katy@debeninns.co.uk

FEBRUARY 12

 

Fairport Convention

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, 7.30pm

After more than fifty years on the road Fairport Convention’s passion for live performance has never wavered. This concert will showcase the band’s musical sophistication and instrumental virtuosity during a fascinating journey through their inspiring and extensive repertoire. The current Fairport line-up features Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar and vocals, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion.

Tickets: £27

Box Office: 01284 758000

www.theapex.co.uk

 

FEBRUARY 12-16

 

The Band

Ipswich Regent, 7.30pm

See Mini Preview page xx

Tickets: £46.50

Box Office: 01473 433100

 

 

My Mother said I Never Should

New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

See Mini Preview page xx

Box office: 01473 295900

www.wolseytheatre.co.uk

 

FEBRUARY 15

 

Eusebius Quartet

Jubilee Hall, Snape Maltings, 12pm 

Programme to include Schumann.

Tickets: £9

Box Office: 01728 687110

www.snapemaltings.co.uk

 

Be My Valentine: Late Night Cinema & Chocolate Workshop

Christchurch Mansion, 7-11pm

Join us for a fun night of romance at Christchurch Mansion, inspired by Rodin’s The Kiss. Start your evening by shaping your own chocolate creations, then settle down to a late night showing of Ghost – the best movie to combine pottery and romance.
Not feeling the love? Bring your mates for the perfect valentine’s date alternative.
• Chocolate workshop with experienced chocolatiers
• Exhibition view and in-gallery activities
• Pop-up cinema in the great hall with cozy beanbags and popcorn
Age 18+
Book online at www.ipswichregent.com

Entry: £16.50

Contact: 01473 433551

www.kissandtellipswich.co.uk/late-night-cinema-and-chocolate-workshop

FEBRUARY 16

Farmers Markets

Aldeburgh Church Hall 9am -12 noon

Beccles Heliport 9am - Ipm

Long Melford Village Memorial Hall 10am -1pm

Wyken Vineyard 9am -1pm

 

FEBRUARY 17

 

Pocket Sinfonia

New Cut, Halesworth

 

Mozart arr. Hummel - Haffner Symphony; Prokofiev arr. Eleanor Corr - Classical Symphony; Grieg arr. Emil Duncumb & Eleanor Corr - Holberg Suite. Pocket Sinfonia is a unique combination of flute, violin, cello and piano. The group is reinterpreting orchestral masterpieces with the fresh spontaneity and intimacy of a chamber group. Inspired by the transcriptions of Mozart, Beethoven and Weber by J. N. Hummel, Pocket Sinfonia has created and commissioned new arrangements of orchestral works by Grieg, Prokofiev, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky, performed alongside pre-existing transcriptions and traditional chamber works on both modern and period instruments.

The group have performed across the UK and Norway including concerts at Universitetets Aulaen, Oslo, Asker kulturhus, Petworth Festival, Sherborne Abbey Festival, The East Devon Festival, and at the Royal Academy of Music’s Piano Festival. Other upcoming performances include Norway’s Mozart Festival performing Mozart’s Bastien and Bastienne as a ‘Pocket Opera’ and at Herne Hill Festival.

newcut.org

 

 

Jimeoin – Result!

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, 7.30pm

An evening of world class stand-up, as the Irishman from Australia brings his brilliantly observed, ever-evolving and hilarious comedy. "Comedy of the highest order… Inspired!" (Independent).

Tickets: £17.50

Box Office: 01284 758000

www.theapex.co.uk

 

Forever Jackson

Grand Hall, Corn Exchange, Ipswich, 7.30pm

Thirty years ago Michael Jackson’s famed Bad Tour hit the UK. The concerts grossed £100m, supporting an album featuring five No1 singles. Forever Jackson captures the moment with superb musicianship, stunning video projections, electrifying choreography and jaw-dropping special effects.

Tickets: £26

Box Office: 01473 433100

 

FEBRUARY 18

Meet Up Mondays

Fox Inn Newbourne, Suffolk, IP12 4NY

Every Monday we will be offering free tea, coffee and toast from 9am-11am

No need to book, but if you would like more information, please contact Katy on 01473 736307 or email Katy@debeninns.co.uk

So, what is Meet Up Mondays?
MeetUpMondays is an initiative launched in 2018 which offers hospitality businesses the chance to give back to their local community and show that the commercial world also cares about ending the dreadful scourge of loneliness. The simple premise is that once a week, pubs, cafes and tea rooms offer a couple of hours of free tea, coffee and nibbles to people who are fed up with their own company, giving them a chance to meet others and connect more with their community. Visitors go along knowing they are guaranteed a warm welcome into a friendly environment where they will not stand out as being alone, in a situation which we’re finding is helping to normalise talking about loneliness without those attending feeling ‘labelled’ as lonely.

Entry: FREE

Contact: 01473 736307 / Katy@debeninns.co.uk

FEBRUARY 19

 

Jazz Planets

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, 7.30pm

The Echoes of Ellington Jazz Orchestra bring their tribute to Gustav Holst & Duke Ellington. Band leader Pete Long has re-scored Holst’s ‘The Planets’ as if Duke Ellington had adapted the piece in his own distinctive way. The concert will take place underneath the beautiful Museum of the Moon art installation, and includes the world premiere of a new piece of music by Pete Long: Luna, The Changer Of Mood.

Tickets: £23 (£5 under 25s)

Box Office: 01284 758000

www.theapex.co.uk

 

Brendan Cole - Showman

Ipswich Regent, 7.30pm

Brush off your tails, Brendan is back! This brand new production for 2019 promises unparalleled entertainment as Brendan Cole leads his stunning cast in a thrilling extravaganza of music and dance.The very first winner of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing is joined by an amazing team of professional dancers, singers and a live band to showcase the superb choreography and dazzling performance that has kept him in the public eye for 15 years.

Tickets: £41.50

Box Office: 01473 433100

 

Mark Thomas -Check Up

New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Mark Thomas is 54, the NHS is 70, UK national average life expectancy is 84. If Mark makes it to 84 the NHS will be 100, what will they both look like? Based on a series of interviews with leading experts in and on the NHS and residencies in hospitals and surgeries, Thomas working with director Nicolas Kent uses his own demise to explore the state we’re in. What's going right, what’s going wrong and how does it get better?

Box office: 01473 295900

www.wolseytheatre.co.uk

 

Event Date: Tuesday 19th February

 

Event Venue: Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall, Crabbe Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk IP15 5BN at 7.30pm

 

A Hundred Words For Snow

 A one-woman show written by Tatty Hennessy and directed by Lucy Jane Atkinson with Gemma Barnett as Rory.

Rory’s Dad was an explorer.  Well, not literally.  Literally he was a Geography teacher. And when he dies suddenly in an accident, Rory knows he needs her help to make one last expedition. With a plastic compass and Dad’s ashes at her side, Rory sets off in the footsteps of all the dead, beardy explorers before her, to get Dad to the North Pole. A Hundred Words for Snow is about being an explorer in a melting world. It’s a coming of age story. With polar bears.

Tickets: £12. Buy tickets from the Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall Box Office or in person from Aldeburgh Cinema, 51 High Street, Aldeburgh (Monday to Saturday 10am – 1.15pm) or by telephone on 01728 454884.

aldeburghjubileehall.co.uk

February 19-21

Animal Invasion

Ipswich Museum, sessions at 10.30am, 11.30am, 1pm & 2pm

The live animals are back for February half term! Find out more about a range of animals, how they adapt and survive in their environments, and how humans have an impact on their world.

Please note that the exact animals present on the day may change if one is poorly or grumpy.

Book online at www.ipswichregent.com

Entry price: £3.30

Contact: 01473433551

February 21

Clay Faces

Christchurch Mansion, sessions at 10.15am, 11.15am, 2.15pm

Take inspiration from sculptures in our Kiss & Tell: Rodin and Suffolk Sculpture exhibition and create your own self-portrait from clay. For children aged 5+ years. Free drop-in event.

Entry: Free

Contact: 01473433551

www.kissandtellipswich.co.uk/clay-faces

FUN TIME CIRCUS - The Funnest Showmen Tour

Stonham Barns 2pm each day

Fun Time Circus is now in its 3rd year creating laughter and mayhem all over East Anglia. Featuring Suffolk’s ‘Funnest’ Showmen, comedy ‘Award Winners’, Alex the Clown and Robbie James. They create side-splitting humour with all the Fun, Magic and Excitement of the big top, guaranteed to make the whole family roar with laughter (not just kids, but Mum and Dad too!) Making it the most hilarious family occasion you could imagine. In addition, unmissable slapstick comedy, magic illusions and lots of surprises including all your favourite mascot characters! As well as world famous international circus artists, plus the stunning Fun Time Dancers.

Entry: £10 all tickets

Contact: 01449711111 events@stonhambarns.co.uk

www.stonhambarns.co.uk

FEBRUARY 22

 

Aldeburgh Young Musicians: Indian Music with Sanju Sahai

Britten Studio, Snape Maltings, 4pm

Aldeburgh Young Musicians share their exploration of Indian music in this open session.

Tickets: £6

Box Office: 01728 687110

www.snapemaltings.co.uk

 

 

FEBRUARY 23

 

Farmers Markets

Woodbridge Community Centre 9am -1pm

Wyken Vineyard 9am -1pm

 

The Drag Act’s On The Table – Where’s That Pudding?

Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall, Crabbe Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk IP15 5BN, 3pm

Artist – Iestyn Edwards. An (accidental) Musical Revue featuring Sherman and Sherman, Novello, Whittaker, Five Fake Welsh Songs and Three Chansons via an Online Dictionary. ‘Stories of touring mishaps both here and over there in warzones that are both poignant and spark rolls of laughter, that beautiful voice, the Prima Ballerina herself.  A total riot.’  Jeremy Nicholas. ‘The audience howled with laughter, stamped and cheered.’  The Times. ‘A cabaret star.’  Financial Times. ‘A portal for joy!’  Miranda Hart.

Suitable for ages 14 or over.  Tickets: £10

Contact: 07980 748547  

aldeburghjubileehall.co.uk

FEBRUARY 23 & 24

 A WINTER'S EXHIBITION

Great Glemham village hall

For the fourth year Great Glemham village hall is the venue for an exhibition of paintings and crafts by 22 artists ,Ceramics ,
Paintings ,Drawings , Prints ,Lampwork Glass , Jewellery ,Fused Glass ,Pineneedle Weaving ,

Entry: FREE ENTRY

FEBRUARY 24

 

Farmers Markets

Lavenham Village Hall 10am -1.30pm

 

Prometheus Wind Ensemble

Jubilee Hall, Snape Maltings, Snape Maltings, 4pm

The Prometheus Wind Ensemble presents the first concert in the new Prometheus Chamber Concert Series. The programme includes the Beethoven and Stravinsky Octets, and the Francaix Concerto for Trombone with soloist Owen Dawson.

Tickets: £15

Box Office: 01728 687110

www.snapemaltings.co.uk

 

Jazz East at The Alex Brasserie

The Alex Brasserie from 8pm

Rachel Cohen (saxophone), with Simon Brown (piano), Rob Palmer (double bass) and Mark Cecil (drums).

Jazz East is a Sunday evening jazz club that brings some of the UK’s greatest Jazz musicians to Felixstowe. Taking place in the comfortable surroundings of The Brasserie you can sit back and enjoy world class music, a great atmosphere and FREE entrance!

Entry: free

Contact: 01394 282958

yeogroup.co.uk

FEBRUARY 25

Meet Up Mondays

Fox Inn Newbourne, Suffolk, IP12 4NY

Every Monday we will be offering free tea, coffee and toast from 9am-11am

No need to book, but if you would like more information, please contact Katy on 01473 736307 or email Katy@debeninns.co.uk

So, what is Meet Up Mondays?
MeetUpMondays is an initiative launched in 2018 which offers hospitality businesses the chance to give back to their local community and show that the commercial world also cares about ending the dreadful scourge of loneliness. The simple premise is that once a week, pubs, cafes and tea rooms offer a couple of hours of free tea, coffee and nibbles to people who are fed up with their own company, giving them a chance to meet others and connect more with their community. Visitors go along knowing they are guaranteed a warm welcome into a friendly environment where they will not stand out as being alone, in a situation which we’re finding is helping to normalise talking about loneliness without those attending feeling ‘labelled’ as lonely.

Entry: FREE

Contact: 01473 736307 / Katy@debeninns.co.uk

FEBRUARY 26

 

Host Performance

Dance East, Ipswich, 5.30pm

A day of workshops, performances and debates for older dancers, along with artists, practitioners and choreographers working with dancers over 50.

Tickets: £9

Box Office: 01473 295230

www.danceeast.co.uk

 

 

FEBRUARY 27 TO MARCH 2

 

Princess & The Hustler

New Wolsey, Ipswich

An Eclipse Theatre Company, Bristol Old Vic and Hull Truck Theatre co-production. “My name is Phyllis Princess James. I will wear this crown every day. I will never take it off even when I am asleep.” Meet Princess. A cheeky 10-year-old, with a plan to win the Weston-Super-Mare Beauty Contest. Trouble is, her mum is busy working several jobs, her brother, a budding photographer, won’t even take her picture and then – The Hustler returns

Box office: 01473 295900

www.wolseytheatre.co.uk

 

FEBRUARY 28

 

McGoldrick, McCusker & Doyle

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, 7.30pm

Three members of the BBC acclaimed Transatlantic Sessions are out on the road with their blend of top class folk songs, tunes and charming bonhomie. Described as the masters of flute, fiddle, song and guitar, Mike McGoldrick, John Doyle and John McCusker bring you a night of beautifully crafted music. "It takes a lifetime of playing to sound as effortless as these guys" - The Herald

Tickets: £20

Box Office: 01284 758000

www.theapex.co.ukomime carry on.

Tickets: £17.50 / £19.50, child (16 and under) and concession (Over 65, wheelchair user and their carer) £11.50 / £13.50, family (2 adults and 2 children): £50 / £58

Box Office: 01394 284962

thelittleboxoffice.com

 

MARCH EVENTS