What's On in Suffolk

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july 1


HALESWORTH BROCANTE

The Old Print Works Halesworth , IP19 8AJ

A Monthly Antique and Vintage Market , held on the 1st Saturday of the Month

Entry: free

Contact: 01986 948546

www.ablackdogevent.com

Ipswich Death Cafe

Coffee Cat, Ipswich Town Hall, Cornhill, Ipswich 10am - 12 noon

Talking about death will not make you die, but it might just make you focus on how you live. This is simply a conversation. No Agenda, No Counselling, No Themes, just conversation, but with added coffee and cake! Death Café is a safe space for you to come and discuss death and dying. All are welcome, why not come along and join the conversation?

Entry: Free

Contact: deathcafe@theipswichcelebrant.co.uk 07702629631

www.theipswichcelebrant.co.uk/deathcafe

JULY 1 TO 4

 

All Hail Macbeth

New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich, 7.45pm

All Hail Macbeth mixes comedy and high drama, with more than a little bit of magic, to tell the backstory of the Three Witches in Shakespeare's Macbeth.

Tickets: £10

Box Office: 01473 295900

www.wolseytheatre.co.uk

 

 JULY 2 TO 3

 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Chapel Lawn, Woodbridge School. 8pm

Four runaway lovers find themselves smack bang in the middle of a dispute between the King and Queen of the fairies, and, as if that wasn’t enough, a troupe of amateur actors are trying to rehearse a play. Between these unlikely groups flies Puck, armed only with a wicked sense of humour and a love potion capable of making anyone fall for the first person they set eyes upon. What could possibly go wrong?

Entry: Free

www.seckfordtheatre.org

Much Ado Ron Ron

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, 7.30pm (& 2.30pm Sat)

From the producers of Dream Nights, it’s another of the Bard's smash-hit musicals! A story of love, intrigue and deception, with fantastic music and dance from the 60s and 70s... and some very silly soldiering!

Tickets: £19

Box Office: 01284 758000

www.theapex.co.uk

 


July 4 - 10

Evergreen

Artspace Woodbridge 10am - 5pm

Evergreen: An exhibition of paintings and prints by local artist, Wendy Raynsford. A series of work exploring nature’s exquisite winding patterns, rich colours and delicate textures.

Entry: Free

Contact: wendy.raynsford@talk21.com

Instagram: wendy_raynsford.art

July 6


Rendham Village Fete

Grove Farm Meadow, Rendham IP17 2AE, 12.30 to 4pm

The Rendham Fete is one of the largest fetes in the region and is always an afternoon of fun and entertainment with a range of traditional fete stalls, games and arena activities, plenty of food and drink and bargains. Events include the Leiston Royal British Legion Band, a model aircraft display, a model railway setup, and classic cars and farm machinery. Other activities include a children’s entertainer and a dog agility display, with audience participation. Funds raised will be to support Rendham Church, Rendham Village Hall and Rendham Village Amenity Fund.

Entry price: Free

Contact: 07771 937675 matthew.greenburgh@gmail.com


Metfield Village Market

Metfield Village Hall, Skinners Lane, Metfield, IP20 0LH

Village Market. Local Beef, Shears Pork, Cakes, Jam, Vegetables. Craft stalls include Handbags, Jewellery, Cards, Knitted items, Homewares.

Entry: Free entry

Contact: Yvonne 07884062738

Farmers Markets

Beccles Heliport 9am to Ipm

Snape Maltings 9.30am to 1pm

Wyken Vineyard 9am to 1pm

 

House to Home

Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich.  4pm & 7pm

House to Home is a performance featuring over 100 community dancers, inspired by the story of how the Jerwood DanceHouse has and will be a home to so many.

Tickets: £10

Box Office: 01473 295230

www.danceeast.co.uk

 

The Tree of Dreams

New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich, 3.30pm

The Tree of Dreams is a story about expectations, reality, fantasy and family, devised by Ipswich’s resident company of visually impaired people, with dynamic Audio Description by the internationally renowned Rationale Method, using beatboxing sound effects to heighten the experience for both blind and sighted audiences.

Tickets: £8

Box Office: 01473 295900

www.wolseytheatre.co.uk

Mozart - The Final Year

Headmaster Porter Theatre, Framlingham College. 7pm

Phoenix Singers and the Kingfisher Sinfonietta, conducted by Geoff Lavery, perform fabulous music from Mozart’s last few months - the Overture to the Magic Flute, the Clarinet Concerto and his final work, the Requiem. Ticket includes post -concert reception.

Tickets: £15 (£7.50 under 18s) available from William Glasse (07802 597071 or william@glasse.org.uk) or Hall Farm Butchers, Framlingham or on the door

JULY 6 TO 14

 

Peter Pan - a Musical Adventure

Trinity Park, Ipswich

The Co-op Juniors Theatre company return from the award-winning Barnum last year and their dazzling Christmas Spectacular at Snape Maltings to present Peter Pan – A Musical Adventure.

Tickets: £28

Box Office: 01473 295900

www.wolseytheatre.co.uk

 

JULY 7

 

The Importance of Being Earnest

Chapel Lawn, Woodbridge School, 3pm

Stuff of Dreams Theatre Company presents Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’. Witness the madcap escapades of Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrief in this delightful tale of love, mistaken identity and muffins! Watch Cecily and Gwendolyn as they go to war using the mighty weapons of cake and bread and butter and rival each other for the affections of the mysterious Earnest.

Tickets: £12

www.seckfordtheatre.org

 

JULY 8

 

Nancy Kerr & James Fagan

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, 7.30pm

Twice winners Best Duo BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (2003 & 2011) Nancy and James are one of the best-known and most experienced folk duos on the British circuit today.

Tickets: £17

Box Office: 01284 758000

www.theapex.co.uk

 

JULY 10

 

Spooky Men’s Chorale

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, 7.30pm

As thunderous as a herd of wildebeest and as sonorous as a cloister of monks, the Spooky Men apply their cavernous vocal chords to beautiful ballads, inappropriate covers and man anthems.

Tickets: £22

Box Office: 01284 758000

www.theapex.co.uk

 

JULY 10 TO 13

 

Duets

New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich, 7.45pm

A gloriously funny examination of the chaotic world of love, relationships and why the grass is never greener, Duets is a hilarious tribute to the strength and madness of the human heart. A very funny comedy by the author of Broadway smash End of the Rainbow and the West End hit Glorious!

Tickets: £10

Box Office: 01473 295900

www.wolseytheatre.co.uk

July 10 to August 31


Theatre on the Coast

Southwold Arts Centre

Summer theatre returns to the Southwold Arts Centre this year under new ownership. Matthew Townshend has taken over under the new brand of ‘Theatre on the Coast’. Shows include Patrick Marlowe’s The End of the Line, A Bunch of Amateurs by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman, Debbie Issitt’s The Woman who Cooked her Husband, finishing with Hobson’s Choice by Harold Brighouse. Find out more at www.mtproductions.co.uk Tickets available online from start of April via Ticketsource.

Entry: £11 - £18

Contact: angharad@prominentpr.co.uk

mtproductions.co.uk/theatre-on-the-coast


july 11

Classics on the Green

Friston, IP171NP 3pm until 9pm

The 10th Classics on the Green for all classic vehicles made before 1970. Vehicles include cars, motor cycles, tractors and steam engines. There will be refreshments in the village hall, a BBQ, bar and the Old Chequers pub will be open all day. Arrive and depart when you like. Donations are collected for our Church.

Dutch Swing College Band

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, 7.30pm

This internationally acclaimed jazz band has over 100 albums and more than 300 videos on Youtube. The band features young players who are fiery, soulful, tasteful, and enthusiastic and have appeared at festivals, theatres and royal occasions on all continents.

Tickets: £20

Box Office: 01284 758000

www.theapex.co.uk

 

Composition & Performance: Course Concert

Britten Studio, Snape Maltings, 4pm

Established nearly 30 years ago by Oliver Knussen and Colin Matthews, this course brings together composers, singers and instrumentalists to create new works as well as explore contemporary classics from the 20th and 21st century.

Tickets: £6

Box Office: 01728 687110

www.snapemaltings.co.uk

 

July 13

Musical Theatre Workshops for 8-16yr olds

Long Melford Scout Hut, Hall Street. Long Melford

This is one of two workshops being led by professional Musical Theatre Director, Nikki Mundell-Poole for children aged between 8-16yrs old. Joining Nikki on the day leading the singing section of the day will be Rock Choir leader Daniel Ribbits and working with the children on dance and movement activities will be experienced and highly qualified dancer and student of the Guildford Conservatoire of Musical Theatre, Alice Tunningley. During the afternoon all aspects of performance will be covered. A Discount is available if both workshops are booked together.

Entry: £20 per child

Contact: 07789 405550

www.nikki-mp.com/news-events


This is Me: Shirley Bassey Tribute

The Spa Pavillion, Felixstowe, 7.30pm

Based on the look and style on the 1970s/1980s era of the legendary performer's famous concerts.

Box Office: 01394 284962

www.spapavilion.uk

Farmers Markets

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

Woodbridge Community Centre 9am to1pm

Wyken Vineyard 9am to 1pm

July 12 to 19

To make you smile, to make yo ponder

The Garage Gallery, 152 High Street, Aldeburgh. 10.30am - 5pm

For Sculptor Sally Dunham, 2019 marks 21 years since her graduation and starting her business selling her unique creations. Sally, whose work is displayed nationwide, will be returning to Aldeburgh with her latest collection of ‘A moment with Mister Herbert’ sculptures and realistic human and animal ceramic and bronze sculptures for one week in July. Sally will be taking over the ‘Garage Gallery’ in Aldeburgh for a solo exhibition from the 13th - 18th July. Sally, first launched ‘Mister Herbert’ in 2010. The collection sees this simplified human character, with an intriguing long face, capture everyday sayings and situations in a lighthearted way to make you smile. Each ceramic sculpture is individually handcrafted at her studio in Soham and includes free standing sculptures and wall mounted designs in a range of sizes, often incorporating quotations within the design.

Sally also creates realistic, yet contemporary human and animal figures each pieced together hollow with small pieces of clay, almost like a patchwork quilt, giving the pieces a lively and tactile surface.
Sally will be at the Garage Gallery each day from 10.30am -5pm. Sally will be more than happy to talk to you about her work and ideas and discuss any commissions ideas with you.

You can see more about Sally’s work at www.sallydunham.co.uk

Entry: Free

Contact: 07850 286566 enquiries@sallydunham.co.uk

www.sallydunham.co.uk

July 13 to 28


The Waveney Nine

Gallery 1, Wingfield Barns, Church Road, Wingfield, Suffolk, IP21 5RA

Nine professional women artists who live and work on the Suffolk/Norfolk border will be exhibiting a selection of figurative and abstract paintings
reflecting their highly individual perceptions of life. The group was formed in 2018 following several exhibitions where they had previously shown work together in Suffolk and Norfolk galleries and as part of the Harleston and Waveney Art Trail Collective. the Private View is open to the public 6-8pm Thursday 13th July.

Entry: Free Admission

Contact: 01379 384505

www.wingfieldbarns.com


JULY 13 TO SEPTEMBER 1


International Mini Print Exhibition

Gallery 2, Wingfield Barns, Church Road, Wingfield, Suffolk, IP21 5RA. 11am to 4pm Wednesdays to Sundays

Over six hundred and fifty prints from fifty countries worldwide. The limited edition prints cover all the traditional printmaking disciplines from etching, lithography, screen printing, monotypes and mixed media prints to the more experimental digital techniques, all working to a maximum of scale of 10 cm square.The private view is open to the public 6-8pm Thursday 11th July.

Entry: Free Admission

Contact: 01379 384505

www.wingfieldbarns.com


JULY 14


Vive La France

St Michael`s Church Framlingham 2.00pm, 4.00pm and 4.30pm See description for details. Concert ends approximately at 6.00pm refreshnments available.

The musical soundtrack to the French Revolution was characterised by song, and most famously by the singing of the Marseillaise. Composers also wrote a range of music for the new, state-sponsored religion, and we will reconstruct a revolutionary `Fete de la Raison`, similar to that celebrated in 1793 - complete with processions, drums and rousing choruses!
2.00pm - Come & sing,£5 ( music provided; please register online www.eastanglianacademy.co.uk)
4.00pm- Pre-Concert talk by Andrew Cantrill-Fenwick
4.30pm - Concert Reconstruction

Entry: 2.00pm £5 (please register online) 4.30pm £12; school-age students free. Tickets can be bought online www.eastanglianacademy.co.uk, by email or on the door

Contact: eastanglianacademy@gmail.com

www.eastanglianacademy.co.uk

The Joker Centenary

Long Shop Museum, Leiston. 11am to 4pm

100th birthday party for Our Unique Garrett Suffolk Punch Steam Tractor “The Joker”. “Steam Up BBQ” and a great selection of refreshments in our tea room. Brand new exhibition dedicated to 1919. Children’s activities and veteran vehicles. Come along and make this a Birthday to remember.

Reformation, Fascination in Suburbia

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, 7.30pm

Three bands bring non-stop hits: Love Distractions tribute to The Human League, The Spandau Ballet Story and Pet Shop Boys’ tribute, Alternative.

Tickets: £24.50 seated / £23.50 standing

Box Office: 01284 758000

www.theapex.co.uk

 

July 15

The East Anglia UFO Group presents Gary Heseltine

The White Hart Hotel, High Street, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8JP, 7pm

The EAUFO Group are very pleased to welcome Gary Heseltine to their July 2019 meeting. Gary will be presenting a talk about the Rendlesham Forrest Incident and the new “Capel Green” film. Gary is one of the leading researchers of the Rendlesham Forrest incident, Britain’s most famous UFO case. Gary is also currently the lead researcher and co-writer of a major independent feature length documentary called “Capel Green” that is currently in production in the UK and due for release in the autumn of 2019. This film will reveal more information, old and new, that has never been given to the public. We look forward to seeing all regular members and any new faces for this very special evening.

Entry: £4

Contact: info@eaufo.co.uk

www.eaufo.co.uk/meetings.php

July 17

Felixstowe Death Cafe

Cuppa, 81 High Road, Felixstowe 10am - 12 noon

Talking about death will not make you die, but it might just make you focus on how you live. This is simply a conversation. No Agenda, No Counselling, No Themes, just conversation, but with added coffee and cake! Death Café is a safe space for you to come and discuss death and dying. All are welcome, why not come along and join the conversation?

Entry: Free

Contact: deathcafe@theipswichcelebrant.org.uk

www.theipswichcelebrant.org.uk/deathcafe


JULY 20


Summer special: Indoor Market and Outdoor Table-top sale

Chamberlin Hall, Chamberlin Close, Bildeston IP7 7EW, 10:30-14:30

Bildeston summer market

Bildeston will be hosting an even bigger market in July, to make the most of the (hopefully) good weather. Come rain or shine, on Saturday 20 July the indoor market will be complemented by an outdoor table-top/car-boot sale selling a large variety of goods. Come along to browse stalls selling cakes, crafts, gifts, food, beauty products, jewellery, homewares and second-hand goods to name just a few! Our outdoor area overlooking the bowls green provides the perfect place for some al fresco dining, while we also have a lovely indoor cafe area if the weather takes a turn for the worse. Refreshments will be available on sale all day, selling teas, coffees, bacon butties and hot dogs at very reasonable prices. With free entry, plenty of free on-site parking and an adventure playground on site, this event will have something for all the family. If you have some goods to sell and are interested in having a stall, please contact Jayne at Chamberlin.indoormarket@gmail.com.

Entry: Free

Contact: Chamberlin.indoormarket@gmail.com

www.bildeston.org/entertainment/81-leisure/131-chamberlin-hall


Farmers Markets

Aldeburgh Church Hall 9am  to 12 noon

Beccles Heliport 9am to Ipm

Long Melford Village Hall 10am to 1pm

Wyken Vineyard 9am to 1pm

Viva Santana

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, 8pm

Voted into the Top 5 must-see tribute bands by Classic Rock Magazine, the 7-piece Viva Santana features Spanish guitar wizard Marcos Rodriguez on electric and acoustic guitar and a full line up to match Carlos Santana’s Abraxas days.

Tickets: £22

Box Office: 01284 758000

www.theapex.co.uk

 

Samia Malik

New Cut, Halesworth

Fresh from a sell out tour of the States, Samia returns to tour the UK with an electrifying new collaboration with her new show in Samia Malik Company.

www.newcut.org

JULY 21


BUNGAY ANTIQUES STREET FAIR

Earsham Street, Bungay (NR35 1AF ), 9am to 4pm

Antique and Vintage open air Antiques market in Earsham Street Bungay with over 80 Antiques traders , Food and Drink will be available on the Street including the infamous Hair of the Dog Prosecco bar

Entry: free

Contact: 01986 948546

www.ablackdogevent.com



Suffolk Soul Singers' 10th Anniversary Gig

James Hehir Theatre, DanceEast, 6pm

Suffolk Soul Singers are celebrating their 10th anniversary with a special concert of timeless soul and gospel classics, as well as contemporary hits with a soulful twist. Featuring unique arrangements by Musical Director, Andi Hopgood and backed by a live band, this dynamic community choir will perform an exciting mix of old and new songs guaranteed to get your feet tapping.

Entry: Tickets £12.50 Under 14s £8

Contact: INFO@DANCEEAST.CO.UK 01473 295230

www.danceeast.co.uk/watch-a-performance


Brass on the Grass

Upper Arboretum, Christchurch Park, Ipswich (Henley Road entrance).  2.30pm to 4.30pm.

Brass on the Grass concerts have become a regular feature of summer Sundays in the Christchurch Park and are organised by Friends of Christchurch Park. The Season is sponsored by The Greyhound public house.

July 21: The Essex Police Band, sponsor Woodcock and Son

July 28: Martlesham Brass, sponsored by a generous friend of the park

August 4: The Ipswich Hospital Band, sponsor Gotelee Solicitors LLP

August 11: Woodbridge Excelsior Band, sponsor Woodbridge Antiques Centre

Entry: Free

Information: contact Paul Buckley mambocombo@btinternet.com

Royal Academy of Music & Juilliard School

Snape Maltings Concert Hall, 4pm

This orchestra from London’s Royal Academy of Music and New York’s Juilliard School is conducted by Edward Gardner, one of the leading figures in the British musical scene. Stravinsky’s explosive ballet is a thrilling, virtuosic masterpiece of suppressed energy and orchestral colour. It is preceded by Tchaikovsky’s tumultuous Shakespearean fantasy and Britten’s brooding, ardent concerto, penned in America under the looming threat of war.

Tickets: £27

Box Office: 01728 687110

www.snapemaltings.co.uk

 

Noteriety Choir and the Co-op Singers

St Peter’s by the Waterfront

An evening of eclectic and uplifting music, ranging from Mika and Stevie Wonder to Andrew Lloyd Webber and many more. These fantastic groups will be accompanied by a live band and proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the charity Shelter.

www.stpetersbythewaterfront.com


JULY 24

 

Cregan & Co

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, 7.30pm

The Rod Stewart Songbook performed by Jim Cregan, one of the most influential guitarists in Rod Stewart’s band together with four outstanding musicians.

Tickets: £21

Box Office: 01284 758000

www.theapex.co.uk

 

The Gory Story of Ipswich for Families

St Stephen’s Church, Ipswich

A ghastly story of murder and execution, ghosts and witchcraft, of dreadful diseases, foul stinks, overflowing graveyards and poo! Join the Ipswich Tour Guides on a truly gruesome walking tour for all of the family exploring the astonishing history of our ancestors and the amazing buildings of our town.

Tickets: £3

Box Office: 01473 433100

 

JULY 24 TO 26

 

Courage Calls to Courage

New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich, 7.45pm

A drama interspersed with original music and songs of the time about the struggle for the vote between Emmeline Pankhurst’s Suffragettes and Millicent Fawcett’s Suffragists.

Tickets: £10

Box Office: 01473 295900

www.wolseytheatre.co.uk

 

JULY 24 TO 27

 

The Lady in The Van

New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, 7.45pm

First a book, a play and then a film, The Lady in the Van tells the true story of Alan Bennett's strained friendship with Miss Mary Shepherd, an eccentric homeless woman whom Bennett befriended in 1974 before allowing her ‘temporarily’ to park her Bedford van in the driveway of his Camden home.

Tickets: £24

Box Office: 01473 295900

www.wolseytheatre.co.uk


July 25 to July 31

Stories without Words - a solo exhibition of recent work by artist Nicola Slattery RBA

ArtSpace 64 Thoroughfare, Woodbridge, Suffolk. Daily 10am to 6pm

Nicola Slattery is one of the leading visual artists in our region. A prolific member of the Royal Society of British Artists she has been described as possessing a “... mysterious, atmospheric style." (The Artist, January 2017) Her exhibition in Woodbridge at the end of July runs for just seven days at: ArtSpace - 64 Thoroughfare, Woodbridge, Suffolk. Nicola will be in attendance most days and available to discuss her work. “I normally sell most of my work through galleries in London and across the UK and rarely meet the buyers. Also working alone in a studio is a fairly solitary activity most of the time so it’s great to be able to spend a week meeting and listening to people responding directly to my work.”
Her paintings of imagined people and places act as catalysts for imagination to create stories in our mind. There is a still calmness and more than a little ambiguity about the characters that populate her paintings. The late Sister Wendy Beckett, nun, art critic, and television presenter, described Slattery’s work as: "... magical art, pure, humorous and strong". The art critic Nicholas Usherwood wrote in Galleries Magazine "..can hardly be bettered as expressions of a fertile imaginative fantasy". Take advantage of this rare and brief opportunity to see the latest work from an artist with a unique style and growing reputation.

Information: 01986 788853 or email artpeople @btopenworld.com

Entry: free

www.nicolaslattery.com

Above and Below

The Quay Gallery, Snape Maltings IP17 1SP, 10am - 5pm

An exhibition and sale of print, glass and stitch by three Suffolk artists. ‘The exhibition title Above and Below has given us the challenge of individually interpreting the surface and colours of the Suffolk land and seascape.’

Entry: free

Contact: contact@claregaylard.net

snapemaltings.co.uk/whats-on/exhibition-above-and-below/

July 26

 

Gary Delaney: Gangster's Paradise

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, 8pm

A Mock The Week regular and recent star of the new Live At The Apollo series, Gary's shows are renowned in the business for a near unrivalled volume of high-class gags.

Tickets: £18

Box Office: 01284 758000

www.theapex.co.uk

 

JULY 26 TO 28

Felixstowe Carnival

Music, funfair, family entertainment and fireworks by the seaside.

www.felixstowecarnival.org

 

JULY 27

 

Farmers Markets

Snape 9.30 am

Woodbridge Community Centre 9am to 1pm

Wyken Vineyard 9am to 1pm

 


July 27 & 28

Strings Weekend

Northgate Arts Centre, 10 until 5pm

Take part in workshops and performances with Suffolk Young Strings and coaching by members of Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. For String players aged up to 16 years, playing at Grade 3 standard or above.
This is a Free Event to apply http://bit.ly/OAEStrings

Entry: Free

Contact: 01473 263400

July 28

Farmers Markets

Lavenham Village Hall 10am to 1.30pm

The Vintage & Makers Market at Snape Maltings

Snape Maltings, 10am to 4pm

Over 50 of the region's leading vintage traders are joined by a hand-picked selection of talented local artisans and craftspeople selling a wide range of furniture, fashion, homewares, arts and crafts

Entry: Free

Contact: woodbridge.vcmarket@hotmail.com

www.debenevents.com

JULY 29

 

ELO Experience

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, 7.30pm

Tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra, with a sensational string section, a stunning light show, large screen projections and musicians who accurately reproduce the songs and sounds of ELO.

Tickets: £26

Box Office: 01284 758000

www.theapex.co.uk

 

July 30

RENOWNED BRITISH FILM DIRECTOR TO UNVEIL FILM FEAST SUFFOLK LINE-UP

The Riverside, Woodbridge - 5:45pm for three-course meal, film and Q&A session, 7:45pm for film and Q&A session

A seven-time Oscar nominated film director is set to unveil the full programme for a festival celebrating film and locally sourced food and drink.

The second Film Feast Suffolk festival will be held from October 4-7 featuring films, documentaries and short films from around the world, being screened in 16 venues across the county.

Film Feast patron Mike Leigh, who was awarded a BAFTA Fellowship in 2015, will be coming to The Riverside in Woodbridge to launch the festival programme on Tuesday, July 30, with a screening of two of his films and a Q&A session.

Neil McGlone, Film Feast Festival director, said: “We are very excited to announce that our patron, Mike Leigh, will be launching our Film Feast Suffolk 2019 programme.
“He has had an incredible career in both film and theatre as a writer and director spanning more than five decades.
“Everybody has their own favourite Mike Leigh film, be it Abigail’s Party, Life is Sweet, Naked, Topsy Turvy, Vera Drake or Secrets and Lies, to name just a few.
“I am delighted that, in consultation with Mike, we have chosen my own personal favourite of Mike’s films, Nuts in May, from 1976.
“We will also be screening Mike’s short film, A Light Snack from 1982.”

To celebrate the launch, The Riverside has designed a special three-course meal inspired by the screening of Nuts in May.
The film stars Alison Steadman (Pamela Shipman, Gavin and Stacey) as Candice-Marie and Roger Sloman (Les Coker, EastEnders) as her husband, Keith. It is a light-hearted comic tale of a possessive husband who takes his timorous wife on a camping holiday in Dorset, with often disastrous consequences.

This year’s festival, which is set to be bigger and better than ever, is being sponsored by the East of England Co-op.

Oli Watts, Head of Communications and Community from East of England Co-op, said: “We are delighted to be Headline Sponsors for Film Feast Suffolk and excited to see the festival expand across the county, with more than a dozen venues signing up to host an event.
“It’s very exciting for us to support such a unique festival for the second year running and a great opportunity to celebrate all the amazing local food and drink we have right on our doorstep.”

The launch night will be held at The Riverside on Tuesday, July 30, at 5.45pm, with the option of a three-course meal with Mike Leigh based around the camping theme of the film.
Limited tickets are available for the meal, which costs £38 per person, and includes a ticket to the film and Q&A session. Alternatively, tickets for the film and Q&A session will cost £7 each with the film starting at 7.45pm.
All tickets will go on sale at 10am on Friday 28th June and can be booked online at www.theriverside.co.uk or via the Riverside box office on 01394 382174.
The full programme of events will shortly be available with information on how to buy tickets. Visit www.filmfeast.co.uk for details.

Entry: Limited tickets are available for the meal, which costs £38 per person, and includes a ticket to the film and Q&A session. Alternatively, tickets for the film and Q&A session will cost £7 each with the film starting at 7.45pm.

Contact: 01394 382174

AUGUST EVENTS

september events