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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september events



November 2 - December 1

Prints, Ceramics and Jewellery

Craftco, 40A High Street, Southwold, Suffolk IP18 6AE

An exhibition of jewellery and enamel bowls by Gail Durbin, prints by Ni Gooding and David Jones, and ceramics by Fiona Shreeve.

Entry: Free

Contact: 07399 715334 info@davidjonesartist.co.uk

davidjonesartist.co.uk fiona@fionashreeve.comcut-editions@hotmail.com

November 3

Farmers’ Markets

Ipswich, Corn Hill 10am - 2pm

Beccles Heliport 9am - 1pm

Snape Maltings 9.30am -1pm

Wyken Vineyard 9am - 1pm

An introduction to Bridget Riley's screenprints

The Corn Hall, Diss at 12pm

The Corn Hall are proud to present a survey of Bridget Riley’s screenprints, the images that made her name. Please join David Case, curator, as he introduces Riley's iconic work. Riley’s name is synonymous with the Swinging Sixties, yet it was a chance encounter with gallery owner Victor Musgrave, who championed ‘outsider art’ and who gave Riley her first exhibition at Gallery One in London in 1962, that propelled her to fame. Riley’s work was immediately identified with the Op Art movement; abstract art that employed optical illusions. The unsettling visual impact of her work led to her becoming an international star in a few short years.       

Entry: FREE

Contact: 01379 652241


Craft & Food Fair 2019

Town Hall/Guildhall Complex, Hadleigh, Suffolk 10am - 4pm

This hugely popular Fair organised by Hadleigh Market Feoffment Charity will take place in the Town Hall/Guildhall Complex in Hadleigh, Suffolk on Sunday 3rd November 2019 starting at 10:00am and finishing at 4:00pm. There will be several stalls selling foods, drinks and various crafts throughout the Complex. Refreshments will be available in the Dining Room.

Entry: Adults £1, under 13's free, wheelchair users 50p due to limited access

Contact: 01473823884


Daws Hall Autumn Colours Open Afternoon

Daws Hall Nature Reserve, 12-4pm

No pre-booking necessary, free parking available. Sorry no dogs. Visitors can enjoy a stroll through our spectacular Nature Reserve and Garden. The Sanctuary Garden is ’a blaze of colour’, when the collection of over fifty different acers and several different nyssas and liquidambers can be seen at their best. The entire garden is wheelchair accessible. On the reserve, find our Education Team for family fireside-fun in our wonderful ‘Back to Nature’ project in the wood, with rope swings, hollow logs to crawl through, dens to build and marshmallows to toast on the fire! Complete the afternoon with a hot drink and slice of cake in our classroom. We are also delighted to announce the publication of Iain Grahame’s new book, – Birds, Bees and Butterflies – The story of a very special nature reserve and gardens, with a foreword by Alan Titchmarsh. The book will be available to purchase on two open days.

Entry: £6 adult, £2 children (under 5’s free).

Contact: info@dawshallnature.co.uk


November 6

An Evening with Stephanie Carr, Psychic Medium

Somersham Village Hall, Somersham, Ipswich, IP8 4PJ - 7.30pm start

Charity Event organised by Friends of Somersham School PTA in aid of Somersham Primary School. Bar - Refreshments - Raffle. No unaccompanied under 18's, strictly no under 14's, recommended over 16 years of age.

Entry: £10 advance tickets / £12 on the door

Contact: Vicki - 07749 959830 / vdub88@hotmail.co.uk

November 9&10, 16&17, 23&24, 30

Blackthorpe Barn Best of British Crafts (Sat-Sun only)
10am-5pm (Free after 4pm)

The barn is brimming with 100% British items all beautifully created by the exhibitors themselves, this is strict criteria for the crafts makers and that’s why visiting Blackthorpe Barn delivers such a unique experience. It really is the ultimate craft experience, with turned and crafted wooden creations, textile and knitwear garments, artworks and landscapes, ceramics and figurines, metal sculptures, leather goods, contemporary and textured jewellery and so much more. Many exhibitors change each weekend so there are new inspirations for each visit.
Entry: Adults £3, OAPs £2, Children/students free. Season tickets £10


November 10

Wine Tasting

Fynn Valley Cafe Terrace 7pm - 10pm

Lepra, alongside our partners John Grose, are delighted to bring you an evening of relaxation and wine at the stunning Fynn Valley Café Terrace. The location boasts stunning views for this wonderful evening. There will also be a raffle on the night, with some exciting prizes available including two tickets to the Ipswich and Blackpool game in November.

Why not come on down and enjoy some tasty win with your friends - all for an excellent cause!

Entry: £22

Contact: 01206216734


November 22 & 29

Blackthorpe Barn Country Christmas Shop Festive Nights, 5.30pm-7pm

Country Christmas Shop is a haven for everything Christmassy from special gifts, baubles and decorations to lighting and gift wrap. It simply oozes with sophistication, wherever you look, you will be amazed by the pure creativity and attention to detail dedicated to each decoration, with themes such as Scandinavian Rustic, Elegant Peacock, Vintage Xmas and Moss Forest.

Entry: Free


November 22 – December 23 

Blackthorpe Barn Christmas Trees & Natural Decorations, 9.30am-5.30pm (until 1pm Mon 23 December)

The trees are grown in plantations close to the Barn itself, by the Rougham Estate who have been in the business for well over forty years and are now acknowledged experts in the field. Come and choose your tree from Blackthorpe Barn where you can both see and smell how fresh they are.

Trees from the Rougham Estate are famous for their quality and longevity, having been carefully nurtured throughout the year by the previous winners of the ‘British Christmas Tree Grower of the Year’ award, Rougham Estate has also supplied 10 Downing Street on numerous occasions.


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23 November

Snape Maltings Concert Hall, 7.30 pm

Aldeburgh Music Club choir with Prometheus Orchestra and Singers

Verdi - Requiem

Verdi’s Requiem is one of the major works in the choral repertoire. A musical setting of the Catholic funeral Mass composed for four soloists, double choir and orchestra, Aldeburgh Music Club Choir performs with the Prometheus Orchestra and Singers under the baton of Edmond Fivet, the Club’s Music Director. Soloists Marlena Devoe (soprano), Samantha Price (mezzo-soprano), Mark Wilde (tenor) and Stephen Gadd (baritone) complete the line-up. This concert marks Edmond Fivet’s penultimate performance at Snape Maltings as Aldeburgh Music Club’s Music Director and his fourteenth year in that role before he steps down at the end of the 2019-20 season. £22/£27/£30 (Students half price)

01728 687110


Weybread Craft, Food, Local Produce Fair

St Andrew's Church & Hall Farm Barn, Church Road, Weybread, IP21 5TR

A One Stop Christmas Shopping Fair. Buy your Christmas presents from the Craft Stalls, Order your Christmas poultry, Pork available, Vegetables and Cakes on sale. Then enjoy a Turkey Roll, or Homemade Soup, Cake, with tea or coffee. Pocket money priced items. a giant hamper raffle in aid of Parkinson's UK and St Andrew's Church
Free parking

Entry: Free

Contact: 01379586434 / sueofnunnery@btinternet.com

september events