March 2018

 Wildlife River Trip

RSPB run you will need to book via RSPB Minsmere as this trip is very popular and soon gets booked up

The boat will leave Orford Quay at various times for the 2.5 hour trip around the island including landing on Havergate Island for 40 minutes.…

Ipswich Symphony Orchestra Family Concert


Sunday March 4 is the date of Time Travellers, Ipswich Symphony Orchestra’s Family Concert.
With top favourites for all the family, the programme includes Dr. Who! Star Wars, Beauty and the Beast, The Planets, Wallace and Gromit, Star Trek
and Finding Big Ben! (make sure you have a mobile to contact outer space!)
Dress up! Try out musical instruments onstage!
Tickets: £7 – £10

Ipswich Corn Exchange, King Street, Ipswich, IP1 1DH Regent Box Office, T.I.C and from Orchestra members

Circus of Horrors – Voodoo

Wednesday 7 March – starts 7.30pm
Spa Pavilion, Undercliff Road West, Felixstowe, IP11 2DX

After taking to the road over 22 years ago and touring all over the world the phenomenon returns with its latest brand new incarnation ‘Voodoo’.

The spectacular features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre & fantastic circus acts all woven into a sensational shock/horror story and the darkest of magic taking the show to a whole new level, it’s driven by a mainly original soundscape & performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek, you’ll certainly Die Laughing. Not advisable for under 16’s

Tickets from £24
See Spa Pavillion Theatre for venue info.

April 2018

Contemporary Art Show inspired by WG Sebald

1 April to Monday 7 May
Saturday and Sunday 11.00am – 6.00pm
PayneShurvell Suffolk, Ashfield, Stowmarket, IP14 6LU

16 artists and 16 writers take on WG Sebald’s book, The Rings of Saturn. This exciting contemporary show will include a mixture of emerging and well known artists such as Simon Patterson and Tate artist Bruce McLean plus writers like Tony Grisoni (author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) and others.
Free Entry

Points of View

Friday 27 April to Saturday 28 April

Cratfield Village Hall, Manse Lane, Cratfield, IP19 0DJ
Friday 27 April, 18.00-20.00, Pay Bar & Nice Nibbles
Saturday 28 April, 10.30-17.00, Tea & Delicious Cakes

Points of View is a photography exhibition by Chrissie Kitchen, Candy Blackham, Nick Eade, and Geoff Moore. All four love capturing moments in time and making images of wildlife, Suffolk sights, plants and abstract patterns with their cameras.

FREE ENTRY and DONATIONS INVITED for Halesworth Dementia Carers & Prostate Cancer UK

May  2018

Cars on Bardwell Village Green

Sunday 27 May – 10.30am – 5.00pm

Display of classic and vintage cars and motorcycles,lots to do and see, loads of stalls, rooftop views from Church Tower, windmill open ,fresh bread, tractor rides, bar, bbq and much much more
Free Entry

Bardwell Village Green, Bardwell, IP31 1AW

June  2018

Aldeburgh Festival

8 – 24 June

This annual event is truly action packed from Britten-Pears through to Festival Masterclass on 14 June.

Beautiful illustrations by Lucinda Rogers –

Download the brochure here: Aldeburgh Festival

Aldeburgh Festival - 8 - 24 June 2018 Film and music festival
Aldeburgh Festival – 8 – 24 June 2018

Maverick Festival

30 June 1 & 2 July

This celebration of roots music and Americana takes place at Easton Farm Park, near Woodbridge.
Despite its size and success, Maverick Festival still has that friendly feel that many large festivals have lost. As well as music there will be performances of comedy, dance, film and workshops from over forty different artists.

July  2018

 Latitude Festival

12 – 15 July

One of the best known family festivals – Latitude is in Henham Park Southwold

Latitude Festival - known as the festival for families
Latitude Festival – known as the festival for families

The line up is coming soon so keep an eye on:



Mekonville is a tiny Suffolk music festival that takes place in a moated 12-acre garden near Pettaugh. The garden belongs to music industry veterans Andy Corrigan and Jane Dyball, who curate a bill of young local talent to perform across two stages.
Expect music, theatre, comedy, late night DJs, campfires, films and delicious food at this garden party festival for all ages.

August  2018


Folk, roots & world, jazz, pop, classical, family and popular classics – it’s all to be found during the annual Snape Proms at the beautiful venue of Snape Maltings on the Suffolk Coast.

Outstanding artists from all around the UK as well as America, Australia, Russia, Germany and South Africa perform in the 50th anniversary year of Suffolk’s internationally renowned concert hall.

As always, thousands of Prom tickets for the season will go on sale at just £6.50!

FOLKEAST 17 -19  AUGUST 2018

“One of the best world music, roots and folk festivals in the UK for 2016.” Imogen Tilden, The Guardian.

“There was nothing to top FolkEast. Suffused with good vibrations, quirky, charming, and possessed of a joie de vivre that even Sunday’s rain couldn’t dampen, this was a festival that got almost everything right.” Jeremy Searle, R2 Magazine.

Wild Willy
Wild Willy


The refreshingly different FolkEast festival is back for the sixth time this summer, returning to the glorious 300-acre Suffolk estate of 16th century Glemham Hall.


The Maui Waui Festival is now in its 5th year and is still free for children age 12 and under. There will be a full weekend of activities including circus shows and lots to make and do.

This year we are launching a Maui’s Got Talent contest to encourage new young performers in the area (auditions for entry close on 1st August), with donations made to a children’s charity, for every entry.

Peakhill Farm, Theberton, Suffolk IP16 4TG


September  2018

October  2018


FlipSide Festival is an autumn festival in which British and Brazilian cultures collide, creating a sizzling concoction of music, dance, food and literature. It’s a family festival with a Latin beat, held in the stunning surroundings of Snape Maltings on The Suffolk Coast and a new children’s festival in 2017, taking place in Lowestoft.
Flipside Festival Suffolk - British and Brazilian culture
Flipside Festival Suffolk

November  2018

December 2018

All Year

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