THE DI­ARY

The­atre, mu­sic, danc­ing and more... all hap­pen­ing in Suf­folk this month

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AU­GUST 1-31 SNAPE PROMS

Out­stand­ing con­certs in one of the world’s great con­cert halls. From big bands and orchestras to folk groups and solo artists, there’s mu­sic for ev­ery­one at the Snape Proms. The seats at the front of Snape Malt­ings Con­cert Hall are re­moved to cre­ate the Proms area. For ev­ery Snape Prom, more than 100 Prom tick­ets are sold at £6.50 for the clos­est view of the ac­tion. There’s al­ways a chance to get tick­ets for sell-outs, as 20 Prom tick­ets go on sale at 10am on the morn­ing of ev­ery con­cert at Snape Malt­ings Con­cert Hall’s box of­fice. For a Proms pre­view see page 68 snape­malt­ings.co.uk

AU­GUST 4 RENE­GADE TWELVE

Rene­gade Twelve play melodic me­tal in­spired by Iron Maiden, Me­tal­lica, Pan­tera and Slash. The band’s de­but al­bum boasts ten tracks that burst with rock driven riffs, rich vo­cals and face melt­ing so­los. They re­turn to their home­town for a full per­for­mance of their de­but al­bum, with the show recorded live for on­line mu­sic plat­forms later this year. The Apex, Bury St Ed­munds apex.co.uk

AU­GUST 5 JUST PUSH PLAY 4

A fundrais­ing gig in aid of St Ni­cholas Hospice Care, with The Bad Flow­ers, Druids, Amethysts, In My Dis­guise, The Fretz and Cir­ca­dian. £8 (£5 early bird via crowd­fun­der)

The Apex, Bury St Ed­munds apex.co.uk

AU­GUST 6-9 THE 4 DAY FILM CHAL­LENGE

Four days to write, shoot, star in & edit a short film. Run by The Off­shoot Foun­da­tion, suit­able for ages 10 – 18, £42.

The Apex, Bury St Ed­munds apex.co.uk

AU­GUST 15 THE LEAGUE OF GENTLE­MEN LIVE AGAIN

The hi­lar­i­ous Roys­ton Vasey char­ac­ters are back at Ip­swich Re­gent The­atre apps.ip­swich.gov.uk

AU­GUST 18 STRICTLY SATUR­DAYS

Ball­room and Latin danc­ing. Free event.

The Apex, Bury St Ed­munds apex.co.uk

AU­GUST 17-19 FOLKEAST

Suf­folk’s great fam­ily fes­ti­val at Glemham Hall, Lit­tle Glemham. Mu­sic, dance, food and drink, work­shops, camp­ing, yoga and much more. For full fes­ti­val A-Z see page 70 folkeast.co.uk

AU­GUST 18 STOW­MAR­KET CHO­RALE COME & SING DAY

Wool­pit Vil­lage Hall, 10am to 4pm, a fun day, singing cho­ruses from Han­del’s Mes­siah, with tech­niques to ex­pand vo­cal abil­i­ties. In prepa­ra­tion for a per­for­mance of The Mes­siah at Stow­mar­ket Par­ish Church on Satur­day Novem­ber 3. Cost for the day is £15 tick­ets@stow­mar­ketchorale. org.uk.

AU­GUST 24-SEPTEM­BER 8 GOODNIGHT MR TOM

Bury St Ed­munds The­atre Royal pro­duc­tion of a tale of heart­break­ing loss and re­mark­able friend­ship forged in a world at war. The Sec­ond World War has

just bro­ken out and the life of Tom Oak­ley, an old man in the coun­try, is about to change for the bet­ter. Hav­ing lived alone for 40 years he re­luc­tantly takes un­der his wing ten-year-old Wil­liam, an evac­uee from Lon­don. As Wil­liam be­gins to soften Tom’s seem­ingly hard­ened ex­te­rior, an un­spo­ken and un­break­able bond is formed. Set against a back­ground of World War Two songs, Roy Hudd leads the lineup of pro­fes­sional ac­tors who will star along­side The­atre Royal Bury St Ed­munds Sum­mer School in this haunt­ingly beau­ti­ful adap­ta­tion of Michelle Mago­rian’s Goodnight Mis­ter Tom. the­atreroyal.org

AU­GUST 25-27 MEET THE MAKER WEEK­END

Snape Malt­ing in­tro­duces a se­lec­tion of sup­pli­ers to show­case their unique prod­ucts. Cus­tomers will get the op­por­tu­nity to meet some of the most ex­cit­ing and cre­ative pro­duc­ers that Bri­tain has to of­fer on a more per­sonal level in­clud­ing a re­cent col­lab­o­ra­tion with renowned Suf­folk-based pot­tery com­pany, Henry Wat­son. Demon­stra­tions and tast­ings through­out the week­end from 10am to 5.30pm across the site. snape­malt­ings.co.uk/whats-on/ meet-maker-week­end/

AU­GUST 24-27 FERRY FEST FELIXS­TOWE

A brand new Fes­ti­val at the Felixs­towe Ferry over the bank hol­i­day week­end com­bines all the won­der­ful el­e­ments of a tiny fish­ing ham­let, at the mouth of the River Deben, with an eclec­tic mix of arts and en­ter­tain­ment, work­shops, craft stalls and fun ac­tiv­i­ties to ap­peal to all the fam­ily. Over four fab­u­lous days, Felixs­towe Ferry Sail­ing Club, St Ni­cholas Church and the Mil­len­nium Green will host live mu­sic, art, craft, dance, pho­tog­ra­phy, the­atre, a ceilidh, beach­comb­ing, a beer and cider fes­ti­val, hog roasts, pic­nics, a pi­rate themed fam­ily day and more. Hori­zon The­atre stages Surge, a play in­spired by the 1953 East Coast Floods, and Wade Ablitt is Back in Busi­ness, Brian Ralph and Emily Ben­nett puts words and mu­sic to­gether in I Must Go Down To The Sea, songs and poems on a mar­itime theme.

There’s mu­sic from The Craze, JS and the Locker­bil­lies, Sil­bury Hill, Har­bour Lights Ceilidh Dance Band, Latin dance and rhythms, a chance to make a mu­si­cal in a morn­ing, pho­tog­ra­phy ex­hi­bi­tion,work­shop and walk with Justin Minns, a pi­rate-themed fam­ily fun day, wildlife walks, pho­tog­ra­phy com­pe­ti­tion, beer and cider fes­ti­val, Push the Boat Out,

sto­ry­telling and more. Based in an area of out­stand­ing nat­u­ral beauty, the fes­ti­val has an en­vi­ron­men­tal mes­sage with the pro­gramme in­clud­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties to ap­pre­ci­ate the nat­u­ral set­ting on the River Deben es­tu­ary. Wildlife walks and talks, lo­cal sto­ry­telling, a pho­tog­ra­phy com­pe­ti­tion, and a plas­tic pi­rate, Cap­tain Fan­plas­tic, made by pupils at Kings­fleet Pri­mary School from non-re­cy­clable items of rub­bish to high­light the is­sue of ma­rine pol­lu­tion and con­ser­va­tion. The event also aims to ben­e­fit lo­cal causes, in­clud­ing River­side and Youth sail­ing and Felixs­towe Vol­un­teers Coas Pa­trol and Res­cue ser­vice.

In­for­ma­tion at vis­it­fe­lixs­towe. org.uk face­book.com/ Ferry Fest Felixs­towe. Some events are free. Tick­ets for Friday JS and the Locker­bil­lies, and The Craze; Surge; Har­bour Lights Ceilidh; Back in Busi­ness; I Must Go Down to the Sea www.tick­et­source.co.uk/ ferry festf elixs­towe. Also from Felixs­towe Li­brary dur­ing Au­gust

AU­GUST 25 NIGHT AT THE MU­SI­CALS

Steven Yal­lop presents an evening of mu­si­cal the­atre clas­sics. £15 The Apex, Bury St Ed­munds apex.co.uk

AU­GUST 25 SURGE

An orig­i­nal play in­spired by the 1953 East Coast Floods (65th an­niver­sary). Part of Fer­ryFest Felixs­towe 2018. 1.30pm & 4pm. St Ni­cholas Church, Felixs­towe Ferry. Tick­ets £5 www.tick­et­source.co.uk/ ferry fest felixs­towe or on the door on the day

AU­GUST 31 THE 545

With Peter­bor­ough band Golden Ban­tic, Indie singer/songwriter Tom Lum­ley, Indie synth-pop act En­ter­lude, al­ter­na­tive rock­ers Sav­ing Scar­lett and bluesy hard rock from Kelodown. £5

The Apex, Bury St Ed­munds apex.co.uk

UN­TIL AU­GUST 31 SUM­MER IN SUF­FOLK

At The Malt­ings Gallery, Snape Malt­ings, a var­ied col­lec­tion of Malt­ings Gallery favourites – painters, sculp­tors, ce­ram­i­cists and print­mak­ers. A show­case of the best of Suf­folk of­fer­ing sum­mer vis­i­tors a con­stantly chang­ing per­spec­tive from the artists and mak­ers who work and live in the county. snape­malt­ings.co.uk/whats-on/ ex­hi­bi­tion-sum­mer-suf­folk/

UN­TIL SEPTEM­BER 4 SUM­MER NA­TURE TRAIL

Snape Malt­ings. Pick up a sum­mer trail map from the Vis­i­tor Cen­tre or Lit­tle Ras­cals and find the char­ac­ters around Snape Malt­ings. The trail ends in Lit­tle Ras­cals where a small prize for chil­dren will be wait­ing. Open to all ages, no need to book. snape­malt­ings. co.uk/whats-on/sum­mer­na­ture-trail/

JULY 27-AU­GUST 31 WILD WOODS FOR­EST SCHOOL AT MINSMERE

Minsmere’s For­est School re­turns for six morn­ings of wood­land fun for chil­dren aged 7-11. Ac­tiv­i­ties to in­clude den build­ing, learn­ing ba­sic bushcraft and play­ing games around the camp­fire. Drinks and morn­ing snack in­cluded. Come for one ses­sion or all six. han­nah.jones@rspb.org.uk

Co­me­dian Roy Hudd stars in Goodnight Mr Tom

ABOVE: Rene­gade Twelve

Steven Yal­lop

Kelodown

Surge at Felixs­tow Ferry

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