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What’s on this weekend: 5 things to do in Suffolk

PUBLISHED: 13:32 13 August 2018

Brown hare, Havergate Island (c) John Boyle, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Brown hare, Havergate Island (c) John Boyle, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)


With so much going on around Suffolk this weekend, it’s not easy to decide what amazing events you’ll be attending. Allow our handy guide to 5 things to do make that decision a little easier!

Strictly Saturdays at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds – August 18

Located in the upstairs bar of this popular theatre and multi-use location you can simply turn up and have a go at ballroom and Latin dancing. It’ll be the perfect respite after a long summer day shopping or exploring the area.

This is a free event and it runs from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.

Folkeast at Glemham Hall – August 17 – 19

This is Suffolk’s great family festival at Glemham Hall, Little Glemham, including music, dance, food and drink, workshops, camping, yoga and much more. We’ve put together a full A to Z of everything you need to know about the festival and that can be viewed here.

Day tickets on the door are £50 for adults, £45 for concessions or £35 for a youth ticket.

Stowmarket Chorale Come & Sing Day at Woolpit Village Hall – August 18

This will be an incredibly fun day including singing choruses from Handel’s Messiah and learning techniques to expand vocal abilities. This is all in preparation for a performance of The Messiah at Stowmarket Parish Church on Saturday November 3.

Cost for the day is £15 and it runs from 10am to 4pm.

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Beer & Gin Festival at The White Horse Inn, Withersfield – August 17 – 19

Combining two of Britain’s favourite beverages, this festival will be one not to miss this weekend. This will be the pub’s very first festival of this type and, as well as the beer and gin, will include a BBQ, live music and a marquee for shelter if the weather takes a turn.

It runs from 12pm to 11pm each day.

The Havergate Adventure at Havergate Island – August 18 – 20

This special set of tours are run by The RSPB Woodbridge Local Group

every year and will give you a fascinating insight into the lives of the wildlife that inhabit Suffolk’s only island. There will be refreshments on offer throughout and binoculars to borrow on free loan to give you the best possible views.

The RSPB boat ‘October Storm’ will leave from Orford Quay hourly from 9.30am to 1.30pm. The event is £15 for adults and £3 for under-16s.


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