Ideas for get­ting out and about in 2019

Ideas for get­ting out and and about all over Suf­folk in 2019

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JAN­UARY EX­PLOR­ING AND PAINT­ING WIN­TER GAR­DENS

Jan­uary 7-1 at FSC Flat­ford Mill, East Bergholt CO7 6UL Explore some of the best pub­lic gar­dens around Suf­folk and Es­sex through draw­ing and paint­ing en plein air and back at the Flat­ford stu­dio. field-stud­ies-coun­cil.org

WIN­TER WILDLIFE WAN­DER

Jan­uary 8-Fe­bru­ary 12 at RSPB Mins­mere

Ev­ery Tuesday, three-hour guided walks be­gin at 9.30am.

De­tails rspb.org.uk

BE A CHORISTER!

Jan­uary 19 at St Ed­munds­bury Cathe­dral, Bury st Ed­munds An ac­tion packed day for children – singing, fun and ac­tiv­i­ties and a taste of life as a chorister. In­cludes free tea in the Pil­grims’ Kitchen, guided tour of the cathe­dral, the Lego cathe­dral, meet cur­rent cho­ris­ters, sing with the Cathe­dral Choir, talk with Q&A ses­sion for par­ents. To reg­is­ter con­tact James Thomas, di­rec­tor of mu­sic on [email protected]­scathe­dral.org or 01284 748739 or turn up on the day. sted­scathe­dral.org

FE­BRU­ARY WORLD WET­LANDS DAY

Saturday Fe­bru­ary 2 at RSPB Mins­mere

A walk in search of the many ducks, geese, swans and waders that make RSPB Mins­mere their home in win­ter. 10am for 2.5 hours. Book­ing es­sen­tial. rspb.org.uk

CLARE AN­TIQUES FAIR

Fe­bru­ary 16-17 at the

Old Town Hall, Clare Well-known for a wide range of an­tiques on of­fer – pot­tery, ceram­ics, glass, vin­tage cloth­ing, col­lecta­bles, lighting, jewellery and much more. £1 en­try be­fore 10am, £2 af­ter. 9am-4pm. Am­ple park­ing nearby. clare­fair.co.uk

MARCH ALDE­BURGH LIT­ER­ARY FES­TI­VAL

March 28-31 at the Ju­bilee Hall The 18th Alde­burgh Lit­er­ary Fes­ti­val fea­tures talks from the lo­cal to the global, from the se­ri­ous to the com­i­cal. Pro­grammes avail­able through the Alde­burgh Book Shop. alde­burgh­book­shop.co.uk

ALDE­BURGH MU­SIC CLUB: THE AMAZ­ING MR HAN­DEL

March 16 at Snape Maltings Con­cert Hall Han­del’s glo­ri­ous an­thems, com­mis­sioned for the coro­na­tion of King Ge­orge ll and Queen Caro­line in 1727, proved in­stantly pop­u­lar and Zadok the Priest has been per­formed at ev­ery coro­na­tion since 1727. Suf­folk Baroque Play­ers play two of Han­del’s most pop­u­lar or­ches­tral works, in­clud­ing the Suite in G ma­jor, bet­ter known as The Wa­ter Mu­sic. snape­malt­ings.co.uk

APRIL EASTERTIDE AT KENTWELL HALL

April 19-22 at Long Melford CO10 9BA

Easter Tu­dor-style. The Im­pos­si­ble Easter Quiz, house open - view the hall (some rooms will con­tain Tu­dors) – spring bulbs and blos­som over 10 acres of gar­dens, moats, ponds and wood­land. Easter Egg Trail, Fam­ily Fun Trails, Sto­ry­book Trail, On the Farm kentwell.co.uk

MAY BURY FES­TI­VAL

May 17-26 Var­i­ous venues in Bury St Ed­munds,10 days of mu­sic, theatre and film. buryfes­ti­val.co.uk

LEESTOCK MU­SIC FES­TI­VAL

May 25-26 at Melford Hall, Long Melford, CO10 9AA Purely not for profit fes­ti­val, rais­ing money for the Willow Foun­da­tion. Tick­ets skid­dle.com

THE SUF­FOLK SHOW

May 29-30 at Trin­ity Park, Ip­swich IP3 8UH Sim­ply Suf­folk’s big­gest day out. suf­folk­show.co.uk

JUNE ALDE­BURGH FES­TI­VAL

June 7-23 at Snape Maltings and Alde­burgh

The 72nd fes­ti­val fea­tures three artists in res­i­dence. Com­poser Thomas Larcher’s opera The Hunt­ing Gun re­ceives its UK pre­miere and opens the fes­ti­val. Tenor Mark Pad­more ex­plores the re­la­tion­ship be­tween po­etry and mu­sic. Bar­bara Han­ni­gan con­ducts singers from her Equi­lib­rium Young Artist pro­gramme in a per­for­mance of Stravin­sky’s The Rake’s Progress. snape­malt­ings.co.uk

SOUTH­WOLD ARTS FES­TI­VAL & SLAUGH­TER IN SOUTH­WOLD

June 22-29 at venues around South­wold. Cel­e­bra­tion of the arts – mu­sic, drama, po­etry, vis­ual art, pho­tog­ra­phy, dance, talks and lit­er­a­ture. Plus Slaugh­ter in South­wold crime writ­ing fes­ti­val or­gan­ised by Suf­folk Li­braries. south­woldarts­fes­ti­val.co.uk suf­folk­li­braries.co.uk

JULY MAV­ER­ICK FES­TI­VAL

July 5,6, & 7 at Eas­ton Farm Park, Eas­ton Wood­bridge, IP13 0EQ The UK’s first and finest Amer­i­cana mu­sic fes­ti­val. mav­er­ick­fes­ti­val.co.uk

AU­GUST VW WHITENOISE

Au­gust 2-4 at Eus­ton Hall, Eus­ton, IP24 2Q A truly in­de­pen­dent mo­tor­ing, arts and mu­sic fes­ti­val with di­verse live mu­sic and un­ri­valled free ac­tiv­i­ties for children which have in­cluded totem-pole mak­ing and trom­bone lessons! vwwhitenoise.com

FOLKEAST

Au­gust 16, 17 & 18th at Glemham Hall, Lit­tle Glemham, IP13 0BT Suf­folk’s multi award win­ning, fam­ily friendly folk fes­ti­val that is about so much more than just mu­sic. folkeast.co.uk

SEPTEM­BER SUD­BURY TO THE SEA

Date to be con­firmed Over a week­end, par­tic­i­pants nav­i­gate the 24.5 miles (37km) of the River Stour, from Sud­bury to the Cat­tawade Bar­rier, see­ing parts of the lo­cal coun­try­side that are in­ac­ces­si­ble by foot or road. river­s­tourtrust.org

GRAND HEN­HAM STEAM RALLY

Septem­ber 21-22 at Hen­ham Park NR34 8AQ A huge fes­ti­val of steam en­gines and so much more in­clud­ing a dog and duck show, heavy horses, live mu­sic, food and drink, tra­di­tional crafts. hen­ham­steam­rally.com

OC­TO­BER HALESWORTH ARTS FES­TI­VAL

Sec­ond half of Oc­to­ber The fes­ti­val, which orig­i­nated 17 years ago is a ma­jor force in the arts in North Suf­folk, at­tract­ing ca­pac­ity crowds to see top qual­ity artists in small, in­ti­mate sur­round­ings. haleswortharts­fes­ti­val.org.uk

BRIT­TEN WEEK­END: THE STRING QUARTETS

Oc­to­ber 19-21, Snape Maltings With the Doric Quar­tet and Friends. Brit­ten’s four string quartets writ­ten over nearly four decades span a pe­riod from the 1930s to the very end of his life, and pro­vide in­trigu­ing snap­shots of his ca­reer and in­flu­ences. They are ex­tro­vert works, dis­tin­guished by the com­poser’s trade­mark rigour and in­ge­nu­ity. The out­stand­ing Doric Quar­tet pref­aces a hotly an­tic­i­pated new record­ing of the com­plete quartets with a week­end ex­plor­ing their back­ground and in­flu­ences. snape­malt­ings.co.uk

NOVEM­BER ALDE­BURGH DOCFEST

Novem­ber (dates to be con­firmed) Or­gan­ised and de­liv­ered by the Alde­burgh Cinema Trust, a great week­end which at­tracts the big­gest names in doc­u­men­tary film mak­ing. alde­burghcin­ema.co.ukf

WE ARE HAND­MADE CHRIST­MAS CRAFTS

Novem­ber 16 at The Old School, Long Melford, CO10 9AA 40 stalls with a vast ar­ray of hand­made crafts – wood turned gifts, jewellery, cards, soaps, glass and tex­tile home­wares and gifts, prints and much more.weare­hand­made.co.uk

DE­CEM­BER CHRIST­MAS AT AFRICA ALIVE!

Dates through­out De­cem­ber right up to Christ­mas Eve at Africa Alive! White’s Lane, Low­est­oft, Suf­folk, NR33 7TF

Meet Fa­ther Chrsit­mas, learn how the an­i­mals spend Christ­mas, crafts, gifts and lots more. africa-alive.co.uk

Visi­tors en­joy a Tu­dor re­cre­ation event at Kentwell Hall .

ABOVE: Young jock­eys in ac­tion dur­ing the Shet­land Pony Grand Na­tional at the Suf­folk Show

Horse power at the Grand Hen­ham Steam Rally

Africa Alive wel­comes you all year round

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