What’s on

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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June 26

Walk With A Ranger

National Trust Orford Ness - 9.30am-4.30pm

Ticket price: £7.50-£22.50

June 26

Walk With A Ranger

National Trust Orford Ness - 9.30am-4.30pm

Want to get a closer insight into why Orford Ness is designated a National Nature Reserve? Join our ranger on an early morning walk to explore some of the wildlife that makes this site special.Orford Ness is an internationally important coastal nature reserve with a fascinating 20th-century military history. You’ll gain exclusive access to parts of the nature reserve with a unique walk with a ranger to explore the wildlife, history and management of Orford Ness.

Ticket price: £7.50-£22.50

Information: 0344 2491895
Website: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/orford-ness-national-nature-reserve/whats-on

1 to 4 July

Birdsong Online

Online Stream, 7pm

Tickets from £10 if purchased before 15 June, viewing limited to UK only

1 to 4 July

Birdsong Online

Online Stream, 7pm

The Original Theatre Company and Birdsong Productions are releasing Sebastian Faulks’s masterpiece BIRDSONG as a specially made online production on 1 July 2020 for just 3 days.

With a star cast including Max Bowden, Stephen Boxer, Tom Kay, Madeleine Knight and Tim Treloar and narration by Sebastian Faulks himself.

This uniquely created production will be released as special event to mark the 104th anniversary of The Battle of The Somme.

Told using video technology, live performance, sound design and music all woven together to create a unique portrayal of one of the greatest love stories in modern literature.

Birdsong Online will be raising money for The Royal British Legion.

Tickets from £10 if purchased before 15 June, viewing limited to UK only

www.birdsongonline.co.uk
www.birdsongonline.co.uk

July 25

What Do You See - Art Workshop

National Trust Orford Ness - 9.30am-4.30pm

£69 NT Members, £76.50 Non-Members

July 25

What Do You See - Art Workshop

National Trust Orford Ness - 9.30am-4.30pm

This family friendly workshop drawing workshop is open to young and old, focusing on lookout points on the Ness such as the Bailey Bridge and The Bomb Ballistics building. We will make cardboard telescopes at the start of the workshop to create circular viewing frames to view the landscape and landmarks of the Ness. Through these will create circular drawings of what we see using oil pastel and paint.

£69 NT Members, £76.50 Non-Members

Information: 0344 2491895
Website: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/orford-ness-national-nature-reserve/whats-on

August 1

Twelfth Night At Home

Online performance. 6pm-9pm

Tickets are priced from £10 - £100 and grants one device access

August 1

Twelfth Night At Home

Online performance. 6pm-9pm

This year, Red Rose Chain’s much loved annual summer Shakespeare event is happening with a difference – Theatre in the Forest at Home is coming to you! Red Rose Chain invites you to join them for a special live streamed performance of Twelfth Night for one night only on the 1st August. Despite all the current difficulties, an amazing cast of Theatre in the Forest legends are busy filming Shakespeare’s best loved comedy as you’ve never seen it before. Without giving too much away, you can expect to see everything you love from a Theatre in the Forest show – toe tapping music, laugh out loud comedy and dancing to get you up on your feet!

Tickets are priced from £10 - £100 and grants one device access

redrosechain.com

August 1 to September 12

Theatre on the Coast

Southwold Arts Centre, matinees 5pm, evening performances 8pm

Ticket price: £12-£19

August 1 to September 12

Theatre on the Coast

Southwold Arts Centre, matinees 5pm, evening performances 8pm

Don’t panic – Theatre on the Coast is still returning to Southwold later this year. The summer season will feature comedy, drama, music, celebrities, new writing, a circus and two new premieres, including Attagirls, from noted historian and writer Stewart Ross. Children are welcome and there is seating for disabled.

Ticket price: £12-£19

More information about the season is available at totc.co.uk or call 01473 276126
boxoffice@southwoldartscentre.co.uk

August 28

Sky Drawing

National Trust Orford Ness - 9.30am-4.30pm

£69 NT Members, £76.50 Non-Members

August 28

Sky Drawing

National Trust Orford Ness - 9.30am-4.30pm

Suffolk is known for its big skies and wonderful light and has been a magnet for artists throughout history who are attracted by its unique landscape. This day long workshop makes good use of the expanses of Orford Ness through making a series of carefully structured drawings and paintings.

£69 NT Members, £76.50 Non-Members

Information: 0344 2491895
Website: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/orford-ness-national-nature-reserve/whats-on

September 12

Race for Life - 5K,10K, Pretty Muddy 5K and Pretty Muddy Kids - Ipswich

Trinity Park, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, IP3 8UH

Ticket price: from £10

September 12

Race for Life - 5K,10K, Pretty Muddy 5K and Pretty Muddy Kids - Ipswich

Trinity Park, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, IP3 8UH

Enter the Race For Life and help beat cancer!
In East Anglia:
• 35,000 people are diagnosed with cancer each year
• 15,500 people die from cancer each year
• Cancer deaths have fallen by 8% in the last 10 years
The Race for Life is anything but a race. It’s your time to get together with friends and family and show cancer it won’t win. It’s not about being the fittest or the fastest, it’s about crossing the finish line any way you want. Let’s rally, raise money and beat cancer. Beating cancer doesn’t take gold medal-winning athletes. It takes someone much more important; you. Whether you take part because cancer has affected you or someone close to you, you’re motivated to beat it – and that’s all you need.
We’re not athletes, we’re cancer beaters.
Enter the Race for Life raceforlife.org
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Ticket price: from £10

raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org

October 10

Drawing Into Print

National Trust Orford Ness - 9.30am-4.30pm

£69 NT Members, £76.50 Non-Members

October 10

Drawing Into Print

National Trust Orford Ness - 9.30am-4.30pm

Despite the days shortening this time of year, there’s no excuse not to go and use the beauty of the Ness to inspire your art.Join artist Caroline Wright on this day long workshop takes drawing into simple printmaking techniques. As the days shorten and the nights draw in, our sketches and source material from the Ness will be transferred into simple monoprints.

£69 NT Members, £76.50 Non-Members

Information: 0344 2491895
Website: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/orford-ness-national-nature-reserve/whats-on

October 11

Race for Life - 5K & 10K - Bury St. Edmunds 11.30am

Nowton Park, Nowton Road, Bury St Edmunds IP29 5LU 11am

Ticket price: from £10

October 11

Race for Life - 5K & 10K - Bury St. Edmunds 11.30am

Nowton Park, Nowton Road, Bury St Edmunds IP29 5LU 11am

Enter the Race For Life and help beat cancer!
In East Anglia:
• 35,000 people are diagnosed with cancer each year
• 15,500 people die from cancer each year
• Cancer deaths have fallen by 8% in the last 10 years
The Race for Life is anything but a race. It’s your time to get together with friends and family and show cancer it won’t win. It’s not about being the fittest or the fastest, it’s about crossing the finish line any way you want. Let’s rally, raise money and beat cancer. Beating cancer doesn’t take gold medal-winning athletes. It takes someone much more important; you. Whether you take part because cancer has affected you or someone close to you, you’re motivated to beat it – and that’s all you need.
We’re not athletes, we’re cancer beaters.
Enter the Race for Life raceforlife.org

Ticket price: from £10

raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org

October 16

Walking and Painting the Landscape

National Trust Orford Ness - 9.30am-4.30pm

£69 NT Members, £76.50 Non-Members

October 16

Walking and Painting the Landscape

National Trust Orford Ness - 9.30am-4.30pm

Have you ever thought of drawing on a daily basis? Renowned painter Simon Carter takes workshop participants on a walk through the wild Orford Ness landscape. Drawing and painting as we go, Simon will share the details of his own practice which consists of walking and drawing as a daily activity. This practice affords a way of observing and recording landscape that translates topographical points to marks on a page.

£69 NT Members, £76.50 Non-Members

Information: 0344 2491895
Website: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/orford-ness-national-nature-reserve/whats-on