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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NOVEMBER 1 TO DECEMBER 2

What A Carve Up!

New Wolsey Theatre (digital production)

Tickets: Standard Ticket £12, Goody Bag Ticket £16

NOVEMBER 1 TO DECEMBER 2

What A Carve Up!

New Wolsey Theatre (digital production)

Stephen Fry, Griff Rhys Jones, Sir Derek Jacobi and Sharon D Clarke are among the stellar cast list for the New Wolsey Theatre co-production of What A Carve Up!
For this digital co-production of What A Carve Up! the theatre has teamed up with The Barn and Lawrence Batley Theatres to bring a new adaptation of Jonathan Coe’s acclaimed novel to a virtual ‘stage’. The book has been adapted by Henry Filloux-Bennett (CEO of the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield) especially for this digital production, to be directed by Theatre Clwyd Artistic Director Tamara Harvey.
New Wolsey Theatre Artistic Director Peter Rowe has been working closely with Henry Filloux -Bennett and Iwan Lewis (Artistic Director of The Barn Theatre in Cirencester) to develop the production and to find the right cast for this ground-breaking new show. This is the first time the three theatres have collaborated and it’s a great example of the ways in which theatres are innovating to bring new work to the ‘stage’ in these challenges times. The show ‘opens’ on October 31 and is available until online until November 29.
The production chronicles the events leading up to the ‘Winshaw Murders’. Filled with murder, mayhem and madness, the mystery turns a satirical eye on what it is like to be a member of one of the most corrupt, powerful and toxic families in the country.
Tamara Harvey said, “There are some casts so dazzling that my job, as a director, is to not get in the way. This is one of them. My only sadness, of course, is that we don’t get to be in the rehearsal room together. But the fact that these brilliant actors have all agreed to create this piece to raise money for regional theatres is one of the ways we’re all still fighting to ensure that there will still be rehearsals rooms across the country, somewhere, somehow, in our future.”
Audience members will receive a screening link which will activate at their booked performance time for a 48-hour period. A premium option, consisting of a physical programme and pre-theatre dining recipe card, curated by world-renowned chef Asma Khan, will be available for UK residents.
A portion of the proceeds raised by What A Carve Up! will be donated to a freelance fund to support the creative workforce that the theatres would not be able to survive without.

Tickets: Standard Ticket £12, Goody Bag Ticket £16

Box Office:www.whatacarveup.com

November 27

Sudbury Farmers' Market

St Peter's, Market Hill, Sudbury, CO10 2EA 9.30am

November 27

Sudbury Farmers' Market

St Peter's, Market Hill, Sudbury, CO10 2EA 9.30am

Sudbury Farmers’ Market is one of the best town centre farmers’ markets in Suffolk, attracting hundreds of shoppers through the doors every month. It is held in the beautiful venue of St Peter’s on Market Hill, right in the centre of town, and it really is the perfect place to stock up on all your food shopping. A wonderful selection of traders selling a fantastic range of the very best, fresh, local produce and a small selection of the highest quality, hand produced crafts. Produce on offer includes local venison, Suffolk pork, local beef, lamb, chicken and hoggett, freshly baked cakes from Great Waldingfield, local honey, freshly baked pies, breads and sourdoughs, jams and chutneys and an amazing selection of locally grown fresh vegetables.

NOVEMBER 28

Virtual 1920's Party with Tallulah Goodtimes & Special Guests

Online Event 8pm

Ticket price: From £5

NOVEMBER 28

Virtual 1920's Party with Tallulah Goodtimes & Special Guests

Online Event 8pm

Join internationally celebrated Electro-Swing DJ Tallulah Goodtimes & Special Guests for an evening of high-energy performance in support of the Health UP in LockDOWN 2.0 initiative, and SportInspired.
Tallulah Goodtimes’ newly released album Interstellar Swing is an energetic romp through the electro swing and vintage remix universe; a journey into 100 years of underground sounds, recast from a DJ’s-eye view of three decades experimenting with recorded music and live instrumentation. Tune in to hear some of her new tracks live!
You can also expect some enticing items in the raffle, including prizes from Ed Sheeran, Keane, Personal Training sessions, a one-hour DJ lesson with the Interstellar Swing Queen herself and much more!
All funds raised will enable SportInspired to deliver much needed sporting intervention to children and young people living in deprivation, whose physical and mental wellbeing have been hit hard by the pandemic.

Ticket price: From £5

https://www.sportinspired.org/1920-virtualparty

FROM DECEMBER 5

CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION

Thompson’s Gallery, Aldeburgh

FROM DECEMBER 5

CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION

Thompson’s Gallery, Aldeburgh

In a time when going to a public exhibition or art gallery is more of a challenge than usual the Thompson Gallery is excited to be able to hold its annual exhibition – a wonderful opportunity to show paintings and sculpture by over 25 different artists both old and new connected to the gallery from both the 20th and 21st Centuries.
Among the highlights is a lithograph by Henry Moore ‘Reclining Woman’; a fantastic example of the series. Also on show are several John Piper originals as well as work by Peggy Somerville and Hugh Boycott-Brown who both so loved East Anglia. Fred Yates ‘Cornish Cottage Interior’ is also among the pictures to be viewed, showing the rich use of paint and strong colours he favoured.
More contemporary artists include the sculptor Gus Farnes and painters Mike Healey, James Tweedie and Simeon Stafford. Tessa Newcomb, Jo Taylor and Kate Giles are also contributing to the show.
There’s the chance to see work by two veterans of the art world; Fred Cuming and Padraig Macmiadhachain. Works include a beautifully ethereal winter landscape by Cuming, described by many as the foremost landscape artist of our age, and a in complete contrast in style and medium, the abstract ‘Afternoon, Marakesh’ by Macmiadhachain.
There is a limit of eight visitors at a time in the gallery and all government guidelines are being carefully followed.

www.thompsongallery.co.uk

December 5 and 19

Beccles Farmers' Market

Old Heliport, Beccles, NR34 7XF 9am

December 5 and 19

Beccles Farmers' Market

Old Heliport, Beccles, NR34 7XF 9am

Celebrating 20 years of bringing our community fresh produce direct from local farmers and artisans we know a thing or two about selling quality local produce. We have around 30 stalls and meet twice a month making us one the biggest under cover rural markets in the UK. We’re firmly committed to ensuring our stallholders are based within a maximum of a 30 mile radius providing honest, local food. Parking facilities are spacious and free. Follow us on social media for our latest updates.

December 13

Bury St Edmunds Farmers' Market

The Traverse, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1BJ 10 am

December 13

Bury St Edmunds Farmers' Market

The Traverse, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1BJ 10 am

After three years of trading, this fantastic farmers’ market continues to go from strength to strength showcasing a truly wonderful selection of local food and drink producers. Delighting shoppers with freshly baked local bread, regional honey, homemade pies and savouries, delicious cakes and fudge, Suffolk pork and beef, fresh fruit and vegetables, vegan snacks, fresh and smoked fish and seafood, sauces and chutneys, craft ales, locally distilled gins and vodkas, local eggs plus Street Food stalls and a handful of beautiful, hand-made craft stalls. Everything that is sold at the market will be produced by the person who is selling.

DECEMBER 18– JANUARY 3

Alice in Wonderland

Streaming online from Red Rose Chain

Tickets: from £10

DECEMBER 18– JANUARY 3

Alice in Wonderland

Streaming online from Red Rose Chain

After the success of Theatre in the Forest at Home this summer, Red Rose Chain is streaming a magical treat this Christmas with a reimagined online production of Alice In Wonderland.
Christmas may be looking a little different this year but Red Rose Chain is assuring us that this will be its biggest ever show. West End star Joanna Sawyer (Wicked) will star as Alice, alongside a cast of 20 other Red Rose Chain names, brought together on screen using green screen technology. The show will raise vital funds for the community projects for disadvantaged young people and adults with disabilities.
Premiering on Friday 18th December at 7pm the show will be available to stream any time until January 3rd. It’s an ideal opportunity to gather your family together, set up your tea party and get ready to follow the White Rabbit on a topsy-turvy adventure into Wonderland that will leave you feeling curiouser and curiouser!
This year has been really tough for theatres and non profit community companies like Red Rose Chain. Their hope is that donations will help secure their future and so when booking there is the option to make a larger donation for those who are able to give a little more. There is also a digital programme to add on to your donation for just £2.
Tickets are priced from a donation of £10 to £100 and grants one device access to this totally unique experience from the 18th December. While all tickets offer the same view, they are asking audiences to give what they can to support us, especially if there are a number of you watching together this Christmas.
Ticket holders will be emailed 24 hours prior to the premiere event on the 18th December with a link to stream ALICE IN WONDERLAND and the digital programme if purchased.

Tickets: from £10

www.redrosechain.com

December 21

Festive Bake-along

Online via zoom, 2.30pm

Ticket price: £12.50

December 21

Festive Bake-along

Online via zoom, 2.30pm

Calling all families, those who love to bake, and those who wish to take a break from a screen during the working day… Ormiston Families is delighted to announce that its virtual Festive Bake-along, hosted by the talented Kelsi and Stephen at Bake it Box, will be taking place via Zoom on Monday 21st December at 2:30pm.

Get into the festive spirit, by making, baking and eating delicious Rudolph Brownies! All ingredients, recipe card and children’s activity will be delivered to your door, so it really is a piece of cake!

Deadline to sign up is 11th December.

Ticket price: £12.50

https://www.ormiston.org/festivebakealong