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What to in the merry month of May

PUBLISHED: 12:55 06 May 2014 | UPDATED: 12:55 06 May 2014

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Rattlesden Duck Race & Fun Day

Perfect weather for the 2013 Historic Vehicle Run from Christchurch Park to Felixstowe, featuring cars, lorries, buses, motorcycles, and even fire engines. There were huge crowds in Ipswich to see the vehicles leave.Perfect weather for the 2013 Historic Vehicle Run from Christchurch Park to Felixstowe, featuring cars, lorries, buses, motorcycles, and even fire engines. There were huge crowds in Ipswich to see the vehicles leave.

Rattlesden, High street, Rattlesden, nr Bury St Edmunds IP30 0RA

May 11, 11am

The day starts with the national ladies’ cycle tour going through the village, followed by the duck race. Bring your decorated duck, or buy one on the day for 50p. Barbecue, homemade cakes and chilled wine.

Bury St Edmunds Festival

May 16-25

10 fabulous days of great music, theatre, film and exhibitions in Bury St Edmunds – too much going on to mention it all here. Find out more at www.buryfestival.co.uk then book your tickets on 01284 758000 (open Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm)

Weird and Wonderful Wood

Saturday/Sunday May 17 and 18

Haughley Park, Wetherden, Nr Stowmarket, IP14 3JY, 10.30am–6pm, Sunday, 10.30am –5pm, adults £6, concessions £4, children under 12 £3, under 3 free.

Art and craft event with a difference – a celebration of wood work and wood workers.

Art Exhibition and Spring Fair

May 26, 10am- 3.30pm, St Mary’s Church and playing fields, Stoke by Nayland CO6 4QU

Exhibition and sale of paintings, sculpture, prints, woodturning and ceramics by local artists. Craft fair, dog show, children’’s activities, hog roast and lots of stalls. All in aid of St Mary’s Church fabric fund.

Discover Aldeburgh’s secret shops

Hall Farm Garden Centre and Shops

Saxmundham Road, Aldeburgh IP15 5JD

Open every day, free and parking.

Angels, Aldeburgh Emporium, Aldeburgh Café, Planet Pot, Exotic Garden and, coming soon, Aldeburgh Chandlery.

Vintage Soul Market

The Boating Lake, Southwold IP18 6BN

Every weekend and bank holiday, 10am-4pm

Vintage clothing and memorabilia, handmake items, tearoom and more

What’s Tasty in Woodbridge

Spring Food Market

Market Hill, Woodbridge IP12

Saturday May 24 10am-3pm

Loads of fresh, tasty, local produce from local farmers and producers. Live music and cooking demonstrations from local chefs Ugur Vata (The Galley) and Vernon Blackmore (The Table). Supported by local businesses, The Galley, The Cake Shop and Friday Street Farm.

LeeStock Festival

Melford Hall Park, Long Melford

Saturday/Sunday May 25 and 26

This festival is in memory of local musician Lee Dunford, who died six years after being diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma at the age of 17. Toploader and Space headline the festival with proceeds going to the Willow Foundation, which organises special days for people with serious illnesses. For more information and tickets www.leestock.org

Lavenham Art Festival

May 24, 25, 26 , Market Place, Little Hall, and throughout Lavenham

Watch artists, sculptors, jewellery makers, potters, spinners, weavers, pen portraitists and quilt makers at work. Lavenham Art Society exhibition in the church and pupils’ art work on show in the school. The Great House restaurant will be running a refreshments stall in the Market Place and there will be musical entertainment. www.lovelavenham.co.uk

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