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of warmer weather and longer days this Summer, as there is so much to see and do here in West Suffolk. We are very fortunate to have so many wonderful festivals, exhibitions, venues and tourist attractions to choose from - and that’s only set to increase in July with the re-opening of the beautiful and historic Guildhall in Bury St Edmunds. Did you know the first written reference to the Guildhall dates back to 1279, and it’s the oldest continuously used civic building in Britain? Other highlights to look out for this Summer include the fourth annual Dragon Fest at West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village, including the return by public demand of Epico the Dragon. The Dragon Fest really is a great family day out, so don’t miss it! Also, do look out for the Marilyn Monroe: Timeless exhibition at Moyse’s Hall
Museum, which opens in early June. This is a remarkable and iconic exhibition of photographs from some of the 20th Century’s greatest photographic artists, including rare vintage photographs and limited edition prints celebrating the remarkable life and career of Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe. This year it’s Bury St Edmunds’ turn to host Armed Forces Day. We’ll be celebrating the wonderful work of our Armed Forces with a free family-friendly event in the beautfil setting of the Abbey Gardens. You can find out more about Armed Forces Day, the Guildhall, the Marilyn Monroe exhibition, the Dragon Festival and much more inside this edition of the What’s On West Suffolk magazine, or online at www.whatsonwestsuffolk.co.uk Here’s wishing you a culture-full and happy summer. Councillor Jo Rayner
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Beowulf & Grendel Trail Daily, 10am-5pm
Summer in the Anglo-SaxOn Village Sat 14 – Sun 15 Jul | 11am-4pm
Stowacynn, The Friends of West Stow costume group, will be living and working in the Village and enjoying the bounty of summer.
Enjoy a family adventure through the Country Park with this wonderful interpretive trail inspired by the ancient saga of Beowulf and Grendel. Explore heathland - where you will meet the sleeping dragon - woodlands and lake settings, and find the six large carved sculptures. Find out more about the Anglo-Saxons, the Breckland landscape, and the plants and animals who inhabit the park. Interactive Beowulf and Grendel Trail packs can be purchased from the visitor centre, with a rune quest, map, colouring sheets and activities for all the family.
Summer HOliday Activities Weds 1 – Fri 31 Aug | 11am-4pm
Family fun activities, including trails, a mini archaeological dig and archery.
A Twistory Event at West StOw! Sat 11 – Sun 12 Aug | 10am-5pm
A fun family fantasy event with The Dark Ages group ...where fact and fiction blur! With activities, knight training, magic and herbal potions, trails, story-telling and more!
The vikings come to West StOw! Sat 25 – Sun 27 Aug | 10am-5pm
Jorvik Vikingr demonstrate Viking crafts, skills, weaponry and daily life. 05
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West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village & Country Park on June 23 - 24
NOW IN ITS fourth year, the Dragon Fest is a family fun event packed with all things dragon, from dinosaurs to folklore. This year promises to be the best ever, with Epico the Dragon returning by popular demand for both days of the festival after stunning performances in 2016. WHAT’S THE STORY BEHIND DRAGON FEST?
Throughout history, dragons have been part of folklore and legends, with most cultures having their own interpretations of these beasts. Britain, with its diverse history, has a tradition of dragons stemming from Saxon, Celtic and Norse influences, as well as those from further afield. The image of the dragon has long prevailed and is still the star of film and books to this day! The Anglo-Saxons used the style of the dragon and serpents (wyrm)
in their own art and designs, examples of these can be seen in the village and museum. People believed in dragons as powerful magic creatures who would keep away evil spirits.
open throughout the day. A great range of food and drink will also be available.
SO, WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT TO SEE AND DO AT DRAGON FEST?
West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village & Country Park, Icklingham Road, West Stow, Suffolk IP28 6HG
There will be fire breathing and the return of the Beowulf and Grendel Puppet Theatre with gruesome tales for all ages! Come and meet Wulfingas re-enactment group and listen to their exciting tales from the Arthurian Legends. Have a go at Giant Bubbles and Dragon Nest building! There’ll be face painting, have-a-go-archery, children’s craft workshops and a LEGO building zone. Experience relaxing holistic treatments or have an adventure around the Country Park on the Beowulf and Grendel Trail. The newly refurbished Anglo Saxon galleries will also be
DON’T MISS IT… IT’S A FLAMING GOOD DAY OUT!
TICKETS IN ADVANCE Adults £8 • Child £6 Family Ticket £26
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ON THE DOOR Adults £11 • Child £9 Family Ticket £35
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Online: www.weststow.org Telephone: 01284 758000 In Person: The Apex Box Office, 1 Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3FD
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Animal Holidays Quiz
Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds 25 July – 5 Aug Follow the trail and see how much you know about Animal holidays, complete the quiz and return it to claim your prize.
Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds 25 July – 5 Sept Play bingo with a difference – explore Nowton Park and search for natural objects to tick off your list. Find five in a row and collect a prize from the café.
Get OutdoOrs this SumMer! We heard a rumour that
fresh air is good for you, and sunshine is most certainly good for the soul. So head outdoors this Summer and explore your local park, there’s plenty to do, just check out these fantastic events…
Explore Outdoor Adventure Days
East Town Park, Haverhill Summer Holiday dates TBC – see website for details! A range of activities including archery, fire lighting, orienteering and catapult building, for children aged 8+
Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds 28 May – 5 Sept Visit the 12 stations within Nowton Park Maze to solve the Wildlife Puzzle.
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Summer Wild Food Taster
Brandon Country Park Sat 14 July | 10.30am-1.30pm Adults and kids aged 7+ can learn about wild edible plants in the woods and parkland; with identification tips, guidance and the chance to try out some tasty wild food treats.
Step Out for Stroke
Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds Sat 28 July | 11am-4pm Join the thousands of people across the UK who will be ‘Stepping Out’ and walking to make a difference for everyone affected by stroke in your local community, raising money for the Stroke Association.
Bury Dog Show
Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds Sun 15 July | 10am-4pm Come and have some fun with your pooch at the Bury Dog Show! With classes, competitions and agility fun, plus stalls, bouncy castles, face painting and human hamster balls for the kids to enjoy. All profits will go to My WiSH Charity, supporting West Suffolk Hospital
Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds Sun 29 July | 11am-4pm A fantastic, fun-filled, family event for all ages! This 5k fabulously frothy event features five ‘bubble stations’ with music and cannons blasting participants with crazy-coloured bubbles and covering you in safe, frothy foam! DEN BUILDING
East Town Park, Haverhill Wed 30 May | 1.30pm-3.30pm 6-12 year olds can show off their wild side at a den building session in the park. They’ll be rewarded with toasted marshmallows cooked over a campfire.
Cars on the Green
Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds Sun 17 June | 10am-4pm See the latest models showcased alongside the pride and joy of car enthusiasts classic, performance and modified vehicles. With live music, children's entertainment, live demonstrations, food and drink, and more.
Picnic in the Park
East Town Park, Haverhill Wed 1 Aug | 11am-3pm A family day out, with fun workshops, games and rides.
Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds Wed 1 & Fri 3 Aug 11am-12.30pm, 2pm-3.30pm Enjoy wild activities in Nowton Park woods. Build secret dens and cook marshmallows over an open fire.Build secret dens and shelters and camouflage them with leaves and brash. Make sure they are waterproof, because we will test them! Learn fire lighting techniques and cook marshmallows over an open fire. Suitable for 6-11 year olds
ABBEY GARDENS RUINS
Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds Sun 5 Aug | 11am-4pm The messiest fun run you'll ever be part of! Walk, jog or run a short distance as colour pirates shower you in colourful powdered paint! All in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices.
Theatre in the Park!
Family friendly outdoor theatre returns to Bury St Edmunds’ beautiful Abbey Gardens this Summer. So book your tickets now, bring your chairs, blankets – and the kids! – and enjoy the show…
Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds 6 – 19 Aug Put on your spacesuit and orbit the park for our galactic quiz… it’s out of this world! Complete the quiz and re-enter the atmosphere to collect your prize. £1
The Railway Children
Abbey Gardens Fri 10 Aug | 7pm All aboard! It’s full steam ahead for Heartbreak Productions’ outdoor adaptation of The Railway Children, the classic children’s tale of adventure by Edith Nesbit. Adult £12, Child & Concessions £10
Guided Bat Walks
Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds Tues 7, Wed 8, Tues 21 & Wed 22 Aug | 8pm-9pm Adults and children aged 8+ can join rangers for a twilight walk and discover some of Nowton Park’s nocturnal residents. Use bat detectors to reveal their ultrasonic sounds and watch them hunt around trees and over ponds.
Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds Wed 8 Aug & Fri 10 Aug 11am-12.30pm, 2pm-3.30pm Explore the world of creepy crawlies… Sweep through wild flower meadows, roll over logs and shake trees to discover mini beasts and bugs. Identify what you find and learn how to encourage insects into your garden. Suitable for 6-11 year olds. £4 child
Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds Wed 15 & Fri 17 Aug 11am-12.30am, 2pm-3.30pm 6-12 year old will love hunting for tree bark, sticks, and leaves from which they’ll build their own sailing boats and rafts, before setting sail and watching their vessels cruise over the pond!
The Newt Pond, Castle Playing Fields, Haverhill Thurs 16 Aug | 10am-4pm As part of National Fishing Month we’re offering youngsters a chance to try their hand at fishing for an hour, with qualified coaches are on hand to help guide you through the basics.
Open Air Cinema
Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds Fri 17 – Sun 19 Aug See website for details
Family Fun Quiz
Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds 20 Aug – 5 Sept Do you know the collective noun for a group of Rhinos? Brush up on your animal families at Nowton Park, complete the quiz and return it to the café to collect your prize.
Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds Wed 29 & Fri 31 Aug 11am-12.30pm, 2pm-3.30pm 6-11 year olds are bound to enjoy designing, building and test flying your very own flying machines. They can enter flying competitions and take them home to show their friends.
Brandon Country Park Sat 8 Sept | 7.30pm-9.30pm Adults and children aged 7+ can experience the dark side of Brandon Country Park on a night-time odyssey of astronomy, wildlife encounters and sensory adventure, with a hot drink and cake to finish off the evening. For more information on or to book your tickets for any of these events, or for even more outdoor events in West Suffolk Parks, visit www.whatsonwestsuffolk.co.uk
The Midnight Gang
Abbey Gardens Tues 28 Aug | 2pm & 6pm In David Walliams’ bestseller, meet Tom and his friends on a mission to overcome their greatest fears and uncover the magic ingredient to a fantastic friendship… Adult £12, Child & Concessions £10
Shakespeare in THe Park! Bring a picnic and enjoy classic Shakespeare in beautiful surroundings. Best enjoyed with family and friends – and a glass of something – in the sunshine...
The Taming of the Shrew East Town Park Tues 24 July | 7.30pm £6
The Merchant of Venice
Abbey Gardens Tues 31 July – Fri 3 Aug | 6.30pm Sat 4 Aug | 1.30pm & 6.30pm Bury Theatre Workshop perform Shakespeare's famous tale of love, law and the perils of short term, high interest borrowing, in the 'original' early C17th style. Adult £10, Under 21s £5 09
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INTRODUCING BRANDON COUNTRY PARK… West Suffolk boasts
plenty of enchanting Parks and open spaces, from Haverhill’s East Town Park to Bury St Edmunds’ Nowton Park and Abbey Gardens. Nestled in the vast Thetford Forest, just 5minutes from the A11 and less than 30minutes from Bury St Edmunds, is Brandon Country Park: a wild landscape of dark forests, open heathlands, sandy soils and iconic belts of pine trees that straddles the Suffolk and Norfolk border.
“a wild landscape of dark forests, open heathlands, sandy soils and iconic belts of pine trees” With over 30 acres of managed parkland, an arboretum, 'haunted' mausoleum, lawns and a pond, historic walled garden, a children’s playground, a café, and miles and miles of nature trails, this country park in the very heart of The Brecks should be near the very top of your list of places to explore this Summer…
Things to do…
• Explore Brandon Country Park’s nature trails, by foot or by bicycle • Visit the historic Walled Garden with its stunning Himalayan Birch trees, unusual Handkerchief Tree and fragrant Bay Tree • Wear your kids or toddlers out on the playground, complete with climbing frame, assault course, swings and slides • Enjoy coffees, teas, cakes and light lunches in the Copper Beech Tearoom • Check out Brandon Country Park’s events (see page X for details!) • Get closer to nature – Brandon Country Park is home to numerous species of animals, birds and plants, from Tawny Owls and Nightjar to Muntjac Deer, and from Earthstar Fungus to Blue Atlas Cedars! How many can you spot? • Venture through the Country Park and further into the mysterious Thetford Forest, criss-crossed with miles of walking and cycling trails for both families and the experienced hiker and cyclist.
The visitor centre and tearoom are open from 10am every day (the tearoom opens at 9.30am on a Saturday for early risers and park runners!), and close at 4.30pm during the Summer months. The parkland is open from dawn to dusk. Parking is just £1 for up to 2 hours or £2 all day (£1.50 and £3 respectively at weekends and Bank Holidays). Charges apply between 8am and 8pm. For more information, visit www.brandoncountrypark.org.uk
Explore Brandon Country Park with well-marked trails… REDWOOD TRAIL
A simple 1 mile circular route around the heart of the park. This easy-going trail is great for all visitors - a great pushchair walk and suitable for allterrain wheelchairs. Stroll past thickets of Bamboo, to the edge of the wider forest, the lawn and pond, and spot muntjac deer, birds and squirrels.
FOREST & HEATH TRAIL
A 3.5 mile circular route through the arboretum and magnificent Beech Avenue, past the orchard, and deeper into Thetford Forest with its acres of evergreen Scots Pine plantation and open glades. Look out for buzzards soaring in the air above, listen out for green woodpeckers or barking muntjac deer, and at dusk hear the resident tawny owls.
THE FIRECREST TRAIL
Venture along over 6 miles of winding woodland paths and wide forest tracks, and discover the deeper beauty of the forest with forest clearings, dense undergrowth and open glades. Explore the open landscape of Brandon Heath with its solitary birch trees and big open skies, and return via the 'haunted' mausoleum - watch out for resident ghost Baron Boretto!
A self-guided walk through a world of trees. Discover False Acacia, marvel at the magnificient Blue Atlas Cedars, and get close to Giant Redwoods, the world's biggest tree.
POACHER CYCLING TRAIL
A bumpy 8 mile ride through the heart of Thetford Forest, along firm paths, soft sandy tracks and wide forest drives.
COMES TO BURY ST EDMUNDS! Provides a day of family entertainment for spectators... ...and raises funds for the Fire Fighters Charity
27/28 JULY 2018
IN JULY, Bury St Edmunds has the honour of hosting the 2018 British Firefighter Challenge. Charity registered in England & Wales (1093387) and Scotland (SC040096)
The British Firefighter Challenge is an annual sporting BURY ST EDMUNDS | SUFFOLK | 9AM 6PM event which pushesfirefi ghters to their limits, provides a day of entertainment for spectators, and raises funds for the Firefighters Charity.
This year, 240 fire fighters from all over the world will compete in gruelling challenges include a stair ascent, hose haul, stair descent, hose drag and a casualty rescue. In addition to the firefighter challenge, you can be sure both days will packed with lots of entertainment for spectators, including a junior course firefighter challenge for kids, face painting, vintage fire engines and food stalls. Come along and enjoy the fun around the arc shopping centre and car park on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 July. The challenges and fun and games will take place on both days between 9am and 6pm. What you can expect to see…
Provides a day of family entertainment for spectators... ...and raises funds for the Fire Fighters Charity
• 240 Firefighters from 30 nations • 40 UK Fire Services plus RAF, MOD and Army • Individual event and 24 relay teams • Junior firefighter challenge course • Variety of food stalls • Face painting • Charity collection points • Fire Service stalls (prevention, fire bike, recruitment, vintage fire engine, fire engine) For more information, visit www.britishfirefighterchallenge.co.uk
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SnOW in ! e n ju Well-known historian and BBC TV presenter, Dan Snow, AKA 'The History Guy', will share some memorable experiences from his career plus his historical discoveries about Bury St Edmunds, at The Apex on 26 June. Dan presented the BAFTA award winning TV series 'Battlefield Britain' with his father, Peter Snow. He has also presented shows such as 'Armada', 'Grand Canyon' and 'Vikings', and anniversary programmes commemorating the Battle of Britain and the Gallipoli landings. He currently has a history slot on 'The One Show' and hosts the podcast, 'Dan Snow’s History Hit'. We asked Dan about the motivation behind doing his first live tour; "When you’re making television and podcasts, it’s very lonely. You sit by yourself and think, “Is anyone watching?” Doing live events at book festivals and book launches is a huge treat because you get to meet
people. It’s an enormous boost to the confidence to know there are people out there following what you do!" Do members of the public help with your research? "They do. I get lots of messages on my Facebook page. There is so much history out there and I find the stories that people send me fascinating. I am really looking forward to interaction with the audiences at my shows and a large chunk of the show will be about local history. It will have direct relevance to the place we’re in." Do you hope to captivate audiences with your infectious enthusiasm for your subject? "Yes! History is not all about dead kings, old libraries and dust. It’s everything. It’s why we are who we are. I hope people walk out of the theatre saying that they had a really good time. I also hope they leave having thought deeply about the past of their town, their country and their world."
Can you explain your passion for history? "I love history. It’s everywhere. It’s everything that ever happened to anyone who has ever lived on this planet." What do you think are the benefits of studying history? "We can all do it at any time. It’s not like physics where you need a $300 billion particle accelerator in the house to become an expert! I’m never bored on a train journey - every place has a history. I just love this country wherever you go in Britain, there are so many stories." History has become fashionable again, hasn’t it? "I think in the 1990s people thought that history was “finished”. But 9/11 changed all that. It was a huge wakeup call. It reminded everyone that many people around the world felt that history was not finished. They felt enormous resentment about the fact that some people thought that the hands of history had stopped."
Does studying history also help us to understand more about the present day? "Definitely. If you’re curious about the world today, history can help you understand it. Why can’t you book a boozy holiday in Somalia? That is down to history. The country’s instability is the result of colonial interference, food scarcity and the interference of America. In the same way, why can’t you go to a pub in Armagh and sing “God Save the Queen” without being glassed, while 20 miles away it would be fine. It gives things a real sense of perspective and makes you realise that we are so lucky to be alive today."
Dan Snow is at The Apex on Tuesday 26 June at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from 01284 758000 or www.theapex.co.uk
Pakenham Water Mill
Pakenham Water Mill, Mill Road, Pakenham, Bury St Edmunds. IP31 2NB.
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Pakenham water mill is a perfect place for visitors of all ages. Set in unspoilt countryside yet easily accessible by car it oﬀers a fascinating insight to the rural industry of days gone by together with a relaxed enjoyment of it’s lovely natural surroundings.
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The Water Mill is situated in the village of Pakenham, 6 miles east of Bury St Edmunds. Follow the brown signs from the A143.
28th & 29th July.
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Fullers Mill Garden is an enchanting and tranquil waterside garden situated on the banks of the River Lark at West Stow in Suffolk. It combines beautiful light dappled woodland with a stunning collection of rare and unusual shrubs, perennials, lillies and marginal plants, collected over 50 years by the garden’s creator, Bernard Tickner MBE. The garden was gifted in 2013 to Perennial, the only charity dedicated to supporting those working in, or retired from horticulture. Fullers Mill Garden is a delightful place to relax and unwind, with hot drinks and delicious home-made cakes on sale in the Bothy. Enjoy a free cup of tea on presentation of this advert.*
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OPEN: 1st April - 30th September 2018 Weds and Fridays 2pm-5pm and Sundays 11am-5pm ENTRY: Adults £4.50 Gift Aid admission £5.00 Annual membership available Group visits welcome by arrangement and free parking. New for 2018: Fullers Mill Garden is now an RHS Partner Garden, with RHS members entitled to free entry on Weds afternoons. (*Offer limited to 2018. One tea per paying customer per advert presented.)
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MOYSE'S HALL MUSEUM
Timeless Exhibition Experience a prestigious, hand-curated, collection of rare vintage photographs and limited edition prints celebrating the remarkable life and career of Hollywood legend, Marilyn Monroe.
MARILYN MONROE Timeless Exhibition
exhibition will feature imagery from Monroe’s early years as an aspiring actress and model right through to her meteoric rise to international stardom. Explore candid moments, stunning portraits and legendary concept art from photographic luminaries like Alfred Eisenstaedt, Philippe Halsman, Cecil Beaton, Bert Stern, André de Dienes, George Barris and Milton Greene. The exhibition will also feature one of Marilyn’s treasured personal possessions, which she displayed in the living room of her famous Brentwood home, on 12305 Fifth Helena Drive, right up until the moment of her untimely death on August 5, 1962. Showcasing the most photographed female icon of the 20th Century, this beautiful and historic collection of images is quite simply ‘Timeless’.
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We are delighted to announce that Suzie Kennedy, the world’s leading Marilyn Monroe tribute artist, will open the exhibition at 10am, Saturday, 2 June, at the Moyse’s Hall Museum and will be available to meet fans and exhibition visitors during the course of the day. Suzie will also perform a medley of Marilyn’s most celebrated musical hits in front of The Apex in Charter Square at 12.30pm, as well as an exclusive set at a ticketed VIP event at Moyse’s Hall Museum on the evening of Saturday 2 June. Suzie has portrayed Marilyn in Blade Runner 2049, starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, and in the Oscar-winning drama, The Theory of Everything. She has modelled many of Marilyn’s most iconic dresses and has fronted global advertising campaigns for The Marilyn Monroe Estate. Suzie was also the winner in the Best Actress category at the 2017 Reel Awards in Las Vegas. Limited edition prints of Marilyn, on Hahnemühle fineart paper, will be available to buy for the first time, priced £150.00, together with a selection of vintage photos at a special exhibition price of £95.00 from the Moyse's Hall gift shop.
EXCLUSIVE VIP EVENT
Saturday 2 June 2018 5pm - 6.30pm An exclusive viewing of rare photographic and print images of Marilyn Monroe plus meet the world’s No.1 Marilyn Monroe tribute artist, Suzie Kennedy. The
exclusive event will also offer you the opportunity to hear Suzie’s rendition of classic Monroe songs before looking around the galleries. (Suzie will be appearing between 5-6pm). Light refreshments included as part of this VIP event. The Marilyn Monroe: Timeless exhibition will run from Saturday 2 June to Sunday 30 September at Moyse’s Hall Museum. Opening times: 10am-5pm Ticket prices: Adult £5, Concessions £3, Family Ticket £15 Booking: Not required Venue: Moyse’s Hall Museum
The curation team will be running a number of fun interactive activities during the course of the exhibition, including a vintage photographic workshop, so please come and enjoy a fun day out… For further details, please call 01284 706183 or view details online at: www.moyseshall.org/whats-on This exhibition is promoted by The Heritage Service in partnership with Kudos Memorabilia Ltd. For more information on Kudos Memorabilia, please visit www.kudosmemorabilia.com
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Join Culford for the highlight of the 2018 summer, where London Festival Opera returns for another stunning opera on Saturday 16 June 2018. THIS YEAR will feature staged
highlights in costume from Verdi’s masterpiece La Traviata, which was first performed at La Fenice in Venice in 1853. In Part Two, the evening will continue with celebrated arias from the operas of Mozart, Rossini, Bizet and Puccini, ending with a patriotic Last Night of the Proms Finale. A select instrumental chamber ensemble will accompany the performance. Before the performance, and during the interval, guests will have the chance to sample some wonderful food and drinks from our catering stands. Culford’s fully licensed bar will also be in action on the night, serving both alcoholic and soft ice cold drinks.
If you fancy something different, why not celebrate Father’s Day at Culford this year by attending Roots in the Park on Sunday 17 June 2018. SET IN THE beautiful grounds of
funds for important projects in one of the world’s poorest countries. Last year, staff and students provided support for construction projects including the building of a new hall for an orphanage and laying foundations for a library.
This year, both Opera and Roots in the Park will be supporting Culford School students voluntary work in Malawi. This is the 10th year that the school has raised
Tickets for Opera can be booked at www.trybooking.co.uk/DQC and tickets for Roots can be booked at www.trybooking.co.uk/DQD
Culford park, the relaxed family fun event features activities for all the family and music by some of the most exciting bands in the region. A range of food and drink stalls, including a fully licensed bar, will be available for you to enjoy.
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and Bury St Edmunds Town Council are very proud to be organising and presenting the Armed Forces Day in Suffolk this year. Armed Forces Day is a celebratory family fun day and a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets. There will be lots of activities for all the family including historic re-enactments, storytelling, military vehicles, arts and crafts and live music. One of the many highlights of the day will be a low level flypast by a World War II Hurricane fighter. Alongside the Spitfire, the Hurricane was the workhorse flown by those brave RAF pilots, who Churchill nicknamed ‘The Few’ during the Battle of Britain. The roar of the Rolls Royce Merlin engine is guaranteed to give you goose bumps as it flies over the Abbey Gardens. Further activities throughout the day will also include living history re-enactments from throughout the ages, including the Norwich & Norfolk Medieval Association, the 95th
Rifles Living History Society and the Suffolk Regiment Living History Society. For those of you with children who have energy to burn, there we will also be a climbing wall and fun fair rides as well as less strenuous activities such as face painting and arts and crafts activities. Live music will be provided by Haverhill Silver Band, the Sea Cadets band and Bury St Edmunds Concert Band. There will also be plenty of historical exhibitions and military vehicles on show and a range of refreshment stalls from tea and cakes to pizza and hamburgers.
ALL IN ALL, IT’S A GREAT DAY OUT FOR ALL THE FAMILY!
The day itself will run from 11am to 4pm on Saturday 30 June in the beautiful setting of Abbey Gardens in Bury St Edmunds. There’s no need to book, just turn up and enjoy the celebrations! For more information, please visit www.whatsonwestsuffolk.co.uk or www.armedforcesday.org.uk
THE ARMED FORCES DAY CONCERT THE SUFFOLK PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA WITH
Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra will be joined by soprano Lisa Cassidy and trumpeter, Crispian Steele-Perkins for a ‘Last Night of the Proms’ popular classics concert, to celebrate Armed Forces Day. Goodwin: Theme to 633 Squadron • Koenig: Post Horn Gallop Elgar: Pomp & Circumstance No.1 (Land of Hope and Glory)
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Misha Glenny will be at The Apex on 5 June. Author of the best-selling book McMafia (now a hit BBC TV series), Misha has spent years courageously investigating the most dangerous and sophisticated organised crime networks around the world. In this illuminating talk, Misha will shed further light on the Russian mafia, giant drug cartels, corrupt intelligence agencies and cyber hackers that pose an increasing threat to global security in the 21st century.
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Historian and BBC TV presenter, Dan Snow, AKA 'The History Guy', will share some memorable experiences from his career, alongside his historical discoveries about Bury St Edmunds on 26 June. You can read an interview with him on page 14. Enjoy an evening with the world's ‘Greatest Living Explorer’, Sir Ranulph Fiennes on 30 July. Sir Ranulph has spent
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Neil Oliver will present The Story of The British Isles in 100 Places on 23 October. After twenty years travelling to every corner of the UK, and filming BBC2’s Coast, Neil has a unique view and understanding of British history. Hear in his own amusing and entertaining way, what it all means to him and why we need to cherish and celebrate our wonderful countries. For more information, or to book tickets, please telephone 01284 758000 or visit www.theapex.co.uk
his life in pursuit of extreme adventure, risking life and limb in some of the most ambitious private expeditions ever undertaken. Amongst his many recordbreaking achievements, he was the first to reach both Poles, the first to cross the Antarctic and Arctic Ocean, and the first to circumnavigate the world along its polar axis. Sir Ranulph's many endeavours have pushed his endurance levels to the very limits, inspiring generations and made him a pioneer of exploration, with an unparalleled story to tell.
Ranulph Fiennes Acclaimed plantswoman Carol Klein will be at The Apex on 6 September. One of the most familiar gardening experts in the media today, Carol is famous for her role as a regular presenter on BBC Gardeners’ World, having featured on (almost) every programme since 2005. Her natural, downto-earth approach has made her a popular and trusted figure, and she makes a special journey to Bury St Edmunds to tell us about life in her own beautiful cottage garden. Adam Henson is perhaps the best-known farmer in the UK, presenting his own section on BBC TV’s Countryfile to around 7 million viewers every Sunday evening. Join Adam on 20 September, as he shares stories about his farming life, his TV career and the running of the Cotswold Farm Park, together with his thoughts on British Agriculture, plus a chance to ask your own questions.
There’s a packed programme of summer music at
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Rhythm Kings will bring their bluesy, soulful take on classic songs, modern numbers and rock ‘n roll crowd pleasers on 1 July.
KING KING will return on 1 June;
anyone who has caught the band live before will surely agree that they are “the best blues-rock band in the world” (Blues Rock Review).
Upbeat Contemporary Choir perform a concert of pop, folk and show tunes to support East Anglian Air Ambulance on 2 June. Zulu Tradition bring a heady mix of African harmonies, athletic dance and pulsating Zulu drums on 3 June. This company of young Zulus rekindle their culture and heritage through song and dance and the powerful splendour of traditionally costumed dance sequences, accompanied by drum-rhythms and glorious vocal harmonies is guaranteed to hold any audience spellbound. From early stints in John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and Canned Heat to a solo career still blazing a quarter-century later, veteran bluesman Walter Trout will play his earth shattering blues rock music on 6 June.
Fancy seeing five top local bands for a fiver? The 545 returns on 8 June with Amethysts, The Catch, Me & The Moon, Among The Citizens and The Getaway. Multi-award-winning folk duo, Ninebarrow bring their innovative folk songs on 14 June. Described by Mike Harding as sounding ‘damn fine’ and by Kate Rusby as ‘absolutely amazing’, the duo combine breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies in songs inspired by British landscape and history. Suffolk Sinfonia's concert on 23 June features Wagner's Die Meistersinger Overture, Bond's The Fall of the Leaf, Mahler's Songs of a Wayfarer and Nielsen's Symphony 3. Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra present an Armed Forces Day concert on 30 June, with Goodwin’s Theme to 633 Squadron, Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance No.1 (Land of Hope and Glory) and Koenig’s Post Horn Gallop. Love Affair's singer Steve Ellis joins Vanity Fare, The Animals and Otis
Distinguished Scottish singersongwriter, Dougie MacLean (8 July) has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. His songs have been covered by the likes of Paolo Nutini, Amy MacDonald and Ronan Keating, and you'll have heard his music in ﬁlms such as Last of the Mohicans and T2 Trainspotting. The Bratislava Hot Serenaders (15 July) are a 21-piece ensemble, complete with the wonderful Serenaders Sisters. These outstanding musicians play vintage music from the 1920s and 30s, from the likes of Duke Ellington, early Basie, Jack Hylton and Carroll Gibbons orchestras. Renegade Twelve (4 August) 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. Just Push Play 4 on 5 August is a fundraising gig in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care with The Bad Flowers, Druids, Amethysts, In My Disguise, The Fretz and Circadian.
Bratislava Hot Serenaders
There’s also top tributes to your favourite artists… PUT ON YOUR red shoes and dance the blues at Blackstar’s tribute - Bowie Starman on 7 June, packed with songs from all eras of David Bowie’s celebrated career. Northern Soul Live on 15 June is a tribute to Soul and Motown. The Edwin Starr Band and Angelo Starr will play ‘War (What is it good for)’, ‘(Eye To Eye) Contact’, ‘H.A.P.P.Y Radio’, Northern Soul Classics including ‘Time’, ‘I Have Faith In You Baby’ and ‘Agent 00 Soul’ plus Soul and Motown covers such as ‘Get Ready’, ‘Higher & Higher’, ‘Superstition’, ‘Dancing In The Street’, ‘My Girl’ and many more. Special guest, Northern Soul icon Lorraine Silver will perform ‘Lost Summer Love’, ‘Landslide’, ‘The Happy Faces’ and ‘1 2 3'. Buddy Holly’s Winter Dance Party on 16 June features four West End artists, including Marc Robinson from Buddy The Musical, paying tribute to Buddy Holly, Big Bopper, Richie Valens and Di Mucci. June. Nat King Cole - whose songs, such as 'Nature Boy', 'Unforgettable' and 'When I Fall in Love' - defined a golden era of music and earned him a place as one of the most iconic vocalists of all time.
Northern Soul Live Tubular Bells Live! on 17 June sees Phil Toms and his Tubular Band perform Mike Oldfield's famous album, hit singles including 'Moonlight Shadow', 'Five Miles Out' and 'To France' and a selection of instrumentals. Jonathan Ansell (from G4) and Rhydian Roberts (X Factor) unite for Les Musicals, a dramatic concert on 20 June with songs from all the major West End and Broadway shows. Brooklyn Creed and The Salvation Band present Hello Again... The Story of Neil Diamond on 21 June. Dubbed 'The Voice of Diamond', Brooklyn has an uncannily similar timbre to his idol. ELO Experience’s tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra on 22 June features a full live band with sensational string section, a stunning light show and projections.
The Quo Experience
Forty years on from the infamous Clash gig at Bury Corn Exchange, London Calling will recreate The Clash and play the set list performed in 1978 and The Specials Ltd will perform classic Specials’ songs at The Clash (Bury ’78) Revisited on 5 July. The Quo Experience on 22 July features former Status Quo drummer (2000 - 2013), Matt Letley and all the Quo hits. Johnny Warman's Magic Bus return with The Total Who Show on 28 July. The band features musicians who have performed with Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend and John Entwistle (as well as David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters and The Small Faces!). For more information, or to book tickets, please telephone 01284 758000 or visit www.theapex.co.uk
King for a day
Dress up and dance to hits from the likes of Wham, Madonna, Queen, Spandau Ballet and more in The Only Way is 80s on 24 June. Acclaimed vocalist Atila brings King for a Day: The Nat King Cole Story on 27
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FAT CAT COMEDY CLUB
FRI 1 JUNE 7.30pm / £20* standing (£22 seated) ‘The best blues-rock band in the world’ (Blues Rock Review). ______________________________________
SAT 2 JUNE 7pm / £12.50* Performing a selection of songs in aid of East Anglian Air Ambulance. ______________________________________
FRI 8 JUNE 7pm / £5 Amethysts, Among The Citizens, Me & The Moon, The Catch + 1 tbc. ______________________________________
MON 18 & TUE 19 JUNE 7.30pm / £29* (VIP £49)
SUN 10 JUNE 8pm / £12 See www.fatcatcomedyclub.com for line-up. ______________________________________
THU 14 JUNE 7.30pm / £12*
SUN 3 JUNE 7.30pm / £15* Strictly Come Dancing’s Giovanni Pernice, returns with seven worldclass professionals for another beautiful story. ______________________________________
A heady mix of glorious vocal harmonies, athletic dance and pulsating drum-rhythms. ______________________________________
MISHA GLENNY – McMAFIA
This ‘damn fine’ (Mike Harding) & ‘absolutely amazing’ (Kate Rusby), award-winning folk duo combine breath-taking vocal harmonies & melodies. ______________________________________
NORTHERN SOUL LIVE FRI 15 JUNE 7.30pm / £22.50
TUE 5 JUNE 7.30pm / £18* Author of international bestseller McMafia, now a hit BBC TV series, Misha investigated the most dangerous and sophisticated organised crime networks around the world. ______________________________________
WED 20 JUNE 7.30pm / £22.50* (VIP £55) Jonathan Ansell (G4) & Rhydian Roberts (X Factor) sing West End & Broadway favourites. ______________________________________
HELLO AGAIN... THE STORY OF NEIL DIAMOND
THU 7 JUNE 7.30pm / £23 Put on your red shoes and dance the blues at Blackstar’s brilliant Bowie tribute.
TUE 26 JUNE 7.30pm / £25* (£17.50 U16s) Family ticket £75
FRI 22 JUNE 7.30pm / £24
Well-known historian, broadcaster and BBC TV presenter, AKA ‘The History Guy’. ______________________________________
A Soul and Motown Party with the Edwin Starr Band (‘War’, ‘Eye To Eye Contact’, ‘H.A.P.P.Y Radio’) and Northern Soul icon Lorraine Silver (‘Lost Summer Love’, ‘Landslide’). ______________________________________
BUDDY HOLLY’S WINTER DANCE PARTY
Earth shattering blues rock music. ______________________________________
SUN 24 JUNE 7.30pm / £21 Dress up & dance to your favourite 1980s hits! ______________________________________
THU 21 JUNE 7.30pm / £23* Brooklyn Creed & The Salvation Band take you through Neil Diamond’s 50 year career. ______________________________________
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THE ONLY WAY IS 80s
SAT 16 JUNE 7.30pm / £19.50* Four West End artists pay tribute to Buddy Holly, Big Bopper, Richie Valens & Di Mucci. ______________________________________
TUBULAR BELLS LIVE!
SUN 17 JUNE 7.30pm / £25* Phil Toms and his Tubular Band faithfully recreate Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells & other Oldfield classics.
KING FOR A DAY: THE NAT KING COLE STORY WED 27 JUNE 7.30pm / £19*
Sensational tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra. ______________________________________
SUMMER CONCERT SAT 23 JUNE 7.30pm / £12, £10, £4 Wagner: Die Meistersinger Overture; Bond: The Fall of the Leaf; Mahler: Songs of a Wayfarer; Nielsen: Symphony 3.
Acclaimed jazz vocalist Atila takes a fresh look at the timeless work of Nat King Cole.
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THE CLASH (BURY ’78) REVISITED
THU 5 JULY 7.30pm / £24.50 40 years after the infamous Corn Exchange gig, London Calling recreate The Clash, complete with 1978 set list, supported by The Specials Ltd. ______________________________________
A NIGHT AT THE MUSICALS
SAT 7 JULY 3pm & 7.30pm / £14 With Musical Medley Performing Arts. ______________________________________
THE QUO EXPERIENCE
SUN 22 JULY 7.30pm / £22.50 Featuring former Status Quo drummer Matt Letley. ______________________________________
THE TOTAL WHO SHOW
SAT 28 JULY 7.30pm / £18* Who hits & classic songs by Johnny Warman’s Magic Bus. ______________________________________
SUN 2 SEPT 7.30pm / £16 Folk rock for the 21st century: gleefully raucous guitars playing traditional tunes. ______________________________________
THU 6 SEPT 7.30pm / £23.50
SIR RANULPH FIENNES MON 30 JULY 7.30pm / £30*
SUN 8 JULY 7.30pm / £21*
The acclaimed plantswoman presents Life in a Cottage Garden. ______________________________________
SUFFOLK PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
SAT 30 JUNE 7.30pm / £28–£10 Armed Forces Day concert includes the ‘Theme to 633 Squadron’ and ‘Land of Hope and Glory’. ______________________________________
60s HITS & LAUGHTER
MATINEE SPECIAL SUN 1 JULY 1.30pm / £27.50
From light-hearted to strikingly poignant, the ‘Greatest Living Explorer’ recounts tales from his childhood misdemeanors, army life and impressive expeditions. ______________________________________ Distinguished Scottish singersongwriter with a unique blend of lyrical, ‘roots based’ songwriting and instrumental composition. ______________________________________
BRATISLAVA HOT SERENADERS
SUN 15 JULY 7.30pm / £20*
TUE 31 JULY 7.30pm / £22 Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Jazz Orchestra with five-time Grammy Award winner, Dianne Reeves. ______________________________________
SAT 4 AUG 7pm / £12 Melodic metal with rock driven riffs, rich vocals and face melting solos. ____________________________________
UK PINK FLOYD EXPERIENCE
SAT 8 SEPT 7.30pm / £24 ______________________________________
SUN 9 SEPT 12noon & 3.30pm / £15 (£13.50 U16s) £53 family Starring Bob the Builder, Noddy, Fireman Sam, Winnie and Wilbur & more. ______________________________________
WHITNEY – QUEEN OF THE NIGHT
THU 13 SEPT 7.30pm / £24.50 Tribute to Whitney Houston. ______________________________________
THU 20 SEPT 7.30pm / £23.50
JUST PUSH PLAY 4
SUN 5 AUG 3pm / £8 (£5 early bird via crowdfunder) Gig for St Nicholas Hospice Care with The Bad Flowers, Druids, Amethysts, In My Disguise, The Fretz & more. ______________________________________
Vanity Fare, Love Affair singer Steve Ellis, The Animals & Otis Reading III. ______________________________________
SUN 1 JULY 7.30pm / £26.50 A bluesy, soulful take on classic & modern songs, with rock n roll crowd-pleasers.
21-piece ensemble playing the music of Paul Whiteman, Ellington, early Basie, Jack Hylton and Carroll Gibbons orchestras with amazing authenticity.
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FIRST WORLD WAR TRAIL PIGEONS, A TRENCH AND A BURSTING SHELL.
These make up the first pieces of artwork that have been created for a First World War trail in Bury St Edmunds. And with 15 more to come it’s set to be a major attraction for the town over the coming months and at the same time raise money for the My WiSH Charity’s Every Heart Matters appeal which has a target of £500,000 to help create a cardiac unit at the West Suffolk Hospital. Similar to the successful Wolf Trail of 2015, the latest venture is set to depict memories, items and images of the 1914-1918 conflict, from a tank to a Zeppelin and peace bells to a Victoria Cross. The trail will run from July 21 to Armistice Day on November 11.
Pictured at the West Suffolk Hospital, in Bury St Edmunds, is Den Humphrey with his model of the serpentine trench and Sally Daniels and Claire Braker-Finch, from the My WiSH charity.
Engineering artist Den Humphrey, who is based in Gosfield, near Halstead, has created a serpentine trench made of oak which is set to be displayed in the Abbey Gardens. It will be 4ft high and up to 20ft long and features wooden poppies of between 200mm and 700mm in diameter. People will be able to purchase poppies from the My WiSH charity and have them engraved with their loved one’s names and the poppies will be displayed on the bench for the duration of the trail and then returned to the purchasers for them to keep thereafter. He is also making an additional poppy bench and table plus a large oak remembrance book for the trail. Nigel Kaines, who runs Designs on Metal, from his workshop in Ixworth Road, Stowlangtoft, has collaborated with Chris Carroll-Davis to produce “Shell Shock”.
It is a sculpture which uses rusted steel rods and a contorted steel plate combined with hot, bright pieces of stained glass, depicting a stylized shell explosion. His iconic piece highlights the damage which was done to so many people during the First World War by mental trauma. And pigeons, which carried a massive amount of information during the First World War, are to be commemorated on how more than 100,000 of them were used during the war with an astonishing success rate of 95% getting through to their destination with their message. It’s being created by Michelle Freeman, who runs the Crafty Foxes, and features up to 30 of the birds cut out of discarded LPs and fixed onto a 2 x 1 metre copper metal plate. The Shell Shock design
It will then be displayed on a wall in the bar of LPs, on the corner of Woolhall Street and St Andrews Street South, with the records supplied by the club’s owner Mike Garling, who is also sponsoring the artwork. The first few pigeons will be cut away from the records to look as if they are flying out of it. The My WiSH Charity’s World War 1 trail is being supported by Our Bury St Edmunds, the Business Improvement District in the town and the local branch of the Royal British Legion. At the culmination of the trail an auction will take place to sell off all of the pieces to go to the Every Heart Matters appeal.
The serpentine trench and one of the wooden poppies.
FIRST WORLD WAR TRAIL
Mike Garling, right, and staff at LPs, left to right, Callum Hubbard, Mollie Adams, Liam Wilson and Sophie Over, with artist Michelle Freeman, front left.
The West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is investing £5.2m in developing a state of the art cardiac suite that will provide quicker access to more treatments, but the £500,000 My WiSH Charity is hoping to raise will lead to the whole unit, which is currently fragmented on different floors, being brought together in one purpose-built centre. The trail is to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1 and is aimed at creating community involvement My WiSH fundraising manager Sue Smith said: “It’s going to be very exciting, it’s going to be bringing the community back together again and it’s going to allow our younger generation to become more aware of the First World War and what it means today, which I think is extremely important.” And Mark Cordell, chief executive of Ourburystedmunds, said: “We wanted to build on the success of the Wolf Trail in 2015 which brought in over 15,000 people into the town and we wanted to do something similar and raise funds for a local charity.
Michelle Freeman and Mike Garling with a mock up of “Silent Soldiers” in LPs.
“We are working with My WiSH Charity to mark the centenary of the conclusion of World War 1 and we are also keen to work with local artists and bring people together to outline the aspects of the War in mainland Europe and how it impacted upon the people of Bury St Edmunds. It is also aimed at helping to raise the profile of the town nationally in regards of this important anniversary.” If you want to support the Every Heart Matters appeal go to the website www.mywishcharity.co.uk and if you would like to donate to the appeal you can do so by going to Justgiving.com/ehma or text EHMA17 £10 to 70070
FIRST WORLD WAR TRAIL
Great Big Tribute Nights
HAVERHILL ARTS CENTRE has been at the heart of the Haverhill community since 1883. From the reading rooms of the 1880s, to the dance hall of the 1920s, to the live satellite broadcasts of the 2010s, the Arts Centre has racked up over 130 years of entertainment experience!
This year Haverhill Arts Centre has introduced Afternoon Teas in the Arts Centre CafĂŠ. Why not book one for friends and family and enjoy a thoroughly civilised afternoon of sandwiches, cakes, pastries and scones. To book your Afternoon Tea, drop the team a line on 01440 714396. For full event listings, visit www.haverhillartscentre.co.uk
Viva Neil Diamond
Dads Army Radio Hour
HAVERHILL ARTS CENTRE
Friday 1 June • 7.30pm Scottish singer-songwriter, formerly of the band Speedway. Her material covers rock, folk Americana, pop and alternative country music.
THE COUNTERFEIT SIXTIES Saturday 16 June • 7.30pm
Re-live the sounds of the swinging sixties as The Counterfeit Sixties brings alive the magic of the sixties with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era.
VIVA NEIL DIAMOND Friday 6 July • 7.30pm
Bob Drury’s one-man show is an absolute ‘must-see’ for Diamond fans. This year’s show includes favourites such as Cracklin’ Rosie, America, Love on the Rocks, Play Me, Hello Again, Forever in Blue Jeans, and of course Sweet Caroline, plus a few lesser known songs.
Sunday 2 September • 7.30pm A collaboration between three of England’s finest folk musicians, Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron.
THE ELO ENCOUNTER
Saturday 29 September • 8.00pm Roll over Beethoven, because the greatest tribute to Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra is here! Featuring every hit including Evil Woman, Telephone Line and Don’t Bring Me Down.
SEABRIGHT PRODUCTIONS DAD’S ARMY RADIO HOUR Tuesday 19 June • 8.00pm
Two actors play 25 characters in this brilliant staging of classic radio scripts based on favourite episodes from the original TV series.
ROMEO AND JULIET (12A) Wednesday 18 July • 7.15pm PHOTO: ELLY LUCAS
A Royal Shakespeare Company live broadcast. Set in a world very like our own, the most famous story of love at first sight leads all too quickly to heartbreaking consequences.
Thursday 19 July • 7.30pm The internet sensation and star of The Medium Wave is coming back to Haverhill for a one off evening of mediumship. Early booking recommended. This show should be considered as an experiment.
Every year Haverhill Town Council runs a number of free events in Haverhill. Here’s just a few, everyone is welcome!
PICNIC IN THE PARK
Wednesday 1 August • 11.00am – 3.00pm Fun workshops, games and rides in East Town Park
GREAT BIG TRIBUTE NIGHT Saturday 4 August • 8.00pm
With The Ed Sheeran Experience, The Temple Brothers’ Everly Brothers Tribute and The Dreamers, on Market Square.
GREAT BIG TRIBUTE NIGHT 2 Saturday 18 August • 8.00pm
With Undivided (50 years of boy bands) and Gimme Abba, on Market Square. More information on Haverhill Town Council events can be found on www.haverhillartscentre.co.uk and www.haverhill-tc.gov.uk
The ELO Encounter
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Come and dine in our new garden terrace Côte’s commitment to producing authentic French classics, freshly cooked to order, requires sourcing ingredients of the highest quality. Corn-fed chickens from the heart of rural Brittany, pork rillettes and Charentais melons direct from the legendary Rungis market in Paris sit alongside classic ingredients such as English asparagus from Herefordshire, Breton tomatoes and mussels - featured on the menu only when the season allows. With the launch of the new Prestige Menu at Côte Brasserie you can now enjoy two courses for £15.95 or three courses for £18.95. Featuring a variety of our ever-popular French inspired dishes, this ideal for that pre or post theatre dining. If the sun is shining then why not pair with a glass of crisp white wine on the new outdoor terrace. Available Monday to Friday 12noon till close at Côte Brasserie Bury St Edmunds. Our Specials menu changes monthly so that there is always something new to try including gems such as côte de boeuf or scallops. Our weekday lunch and early evening menu gives our guests another dining experience to chose from. It is fantastic value at £11.50 for two courses, or indulge in three courses for £13.50. This menu is available Monday to Friday from 12 – 7pm.
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When two of the country’s favourite celebrity chefs can’t wait to return to headline at the Our Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival then you know you’ve got a mouth-wateringly good event on your plate. And over this year’s August Bank Holiday weekend two favourites from previous years’ menus will be serving up treats from their kitchens in the Stoves Cookery Theatre. Donning his chef’s whites on Sunday August 26 will be TV favourite James Tanner, who is resident chef on ITV’s ‘Lorraine.’ Meanwhile, on Bank Holiday Monday, Paul Rankin – best known as one of the longest standing and most successful chefs on ‘Ready Steady Cook’ – will take to the stage. This free two-day event organised by Our Bury St Edmunds has become a regular fixture in the town’s foodie calendar. Our Bury St Edmunds Chief Executive Mark Cordell said: “The demonstrations in the Cookery Theatre are hugely popular and it is wonderful to have two of our favourite chefs from previous years returning. “As in previous years, we’ll also be offering stage slots in the Theatre Kitchen to the many talented chefs working in Our Bury St Edmunds member businesses, and with the restaurant scene here so vibrant at the moment it will be a real opportunity to find out more about some of the best dishes to be had in the town. It’s a wonderful opportunity to get a real flavour of Bury St Edmunds.” Although food and drink is the focus of the Festival, it plenty more entertainment besides, with something to please all ages. The urban beach – which has become a highlight of this Festival in its own right – will be in the arc shopping centre, and Abbeygate Street will host a mini-farm with animals. There will be more than 120 different food and drink stalls including a Farmers’ Market on Angel Hill. The Traverse will be turned into a picnic area. The cooking demonstrations will take place in the cookery theatre outside Moyse's Hall. James and Paul will be putting on three shows each at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Sunday 26 & Monday 27 August, from 10am: www.ourburystedmunds.com/foodanddrinkfestival
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Bury St Edmunds may be known as the home of one of the UK’s biggest names in pubs and brewing, Greene King, but there is much more to this market town for real ale and craft beer enthusiasts to discover. And to help them do just that, Our Bury St Edmunds has launched the town centre’s first official Ale Trail. Featuring 20 of the town’s licensed premises, the trail gives people a chance to try ales brewed in the town itself or from further afield. A special map and brochure, giving information about all the participating venues, was officially launched – and the trail declared open – in February at the recently reopened One Bull pub on Angel Hill. Since then, the Ale Trail has proven so popular that the brochure has already had a second print run! The Ale Trail was the idea of Our Bury St Edmunds Director Heather Warren who owns Oakes Barn pub on St Andrews Street South. She’s worked closely with Our Bury St Edmunds Business Support and Marketing Officer Mike Kirkham to bring the concept to fruition. Heather said: “As the proprietor of one of the town’s
Free Houses I know that there is a growing interest in both real ale and craft beer. Bury St Edmunds has a great brewing heritage of course which many will be aware of, but that’s only part of the story. The Old Cannon microbrewery in the town is one of around 40 small breweries in the county and many beers brewed in Suffolk can be bought in Bury either in the retail trade or in some of our pubs. I’m delighted that the Ale Trail will give us a chance to showcase some of them.” Mike added: “The Ale Trail brochure also features 20 different pubs and bars – some of which are relatively new businesses – so hopefully the trail will encourage local beer enthusiasts and visitors to the area to explore the town’s offering. We hope people will also find time to visit some of our beer-related retail outlets including Greene King’s shop at their Beer Café, Beautiful Beers on St Johns Street and Adnams on Cornhill” Pick up your Ale Trail brochure from participating pubs and bars, the tourist information centre at The Apex, or tourist information points around the town. You can also download a copy from www.ourburystedmunds.com/aletrail
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AFTERNOON TEA at Harriets
Inspired by the English charm and elegance of the Lyons Corner Houses in London, our customer service is every bit as important as the premium loose leaf teas we serve.
Our well known Afternoon Tea is a truly English treat too tempting to resist. Delicately blended loose leaf teas followed with a silver plated stand showcasing our delicious array of finger sandwiches, freshly bakes scones with Cornish clotted cream and preserves, all topped off with a mouth-watering selection of handmade cakes, patisseries and macaroons. Our smartly-dressed waiting staff are also kept busy throughout the day serving all day breakfasts, light meals, sandwiches, handmade cakes, and coffees. A trip to Bury St Edmunds would not be complete without enjoying the Harriets truly English experience.
57 Cornhill Buildings, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1BT â€˘ Telephone: 01284 756256
Book a table online at www.harrietscafetearooms.co.uk
A NEW ATTRACTION IN A VERY OLD BUILDING!
VISITORS OF ALL AGES are sure to enjoy travelling through time in this unique medieval building, becoming immersed in the history of the town and its townspeople as history is brought to life through multisensory experiences, interaction with costumed interpreters, handling artefacts, digital media, interactive workshops, events and activities. You’ll no doubt be surprised to discover that The Guildhall has lovely, enclosed gardens with lawns and borders, as well as secluded courtyards, where you can take part in outdoor activities or just relax and enjoy tea and cake from the pop-up cafe. And even when the weather takes a turn for the worse, there is still much to do at The Guildhall, including an ever-changing programme of rainy day activities for young families.
In addition, The Guildhall is available for private hire for special family occasions, weddings and ceremonies. With a variety of beautifully refurbished and accessible rooms, The Guildhall can accommodate groups from 10 to 100+. The Guildhall is a unique town centre corporate venue too, with attractive facilities for conferences, shows, meetings, training and team building activities, including a WWII themed ‘Escape the Room’. The Guildhall will open to the public for a grand celebratory weekend on Saturday 14 July, marking a new era in its long history, with special weekends, activity days and cultural evening events in abundance…
ONE MILLENNIUM. ONE BUILDING. ONE THOUSAND STORIES… BURY ST EDMUNDS GUILDHALL
has been central to the community in every century since its medieval origins. Testament to this are its Medieval hall, Tudor Kitchen, the splendid Georgian décor of its Courtroom and Banqueting Hall, and its WWII Royal Observer Corp Control Room (the only surviving room of its kind in the world!) Did you know the first written reference to the Guildhall dates back to 1279, and it’s the oldest continuously used civic building in Britain? Looking forward, the stunning restoration project – which has just been completed – provides a vibrant, buzzing Guildhall for now and the future. It offers a brand-new visitor attraction and community hub, a “travel through time” experience with activities, events, workshops and exhibitions that tell the untold story of Bury St. Edmunds, past, present and future. The Guildhall’s striking architecture and range of rooms, each reflecting a different era and use the building has served over the centuries, provide a stunning backdrop, while its dynamic interpretation of people and events offer captivating windows into the past…. 42
Suzanne Stevenson, Guildhall Manager tells us: “The Guildhall team comprises staff and many enthusiastic and talented volunteers, offering a really warm welcome. Visitors will be intrigued and delighted by all the Guildhall has to offer and how it complements the other heritage attractions nearby. For locals, it will be a place to come time and again, either to relax over a coffee, enjoy the gardens or to take part in our day activities. I anticipate many will benefit from buying the annual pass so they can do just that!”
WHAT’S ON AT THE GUILDHALL… GRAND OPENING WEEKEND
Come and see this lovely restored and refurbished building and celebrate the past and the future as we open our doors on 14-15 July.
Explore The Guildhall and meet our Costumed Interpreters, who will draw you in with their tales of townspeople from long ago and offer you a chance to experience aspects of their lives.
WATER CLOCK ACTIVITY
Find out about water clocks, make your own and join the fun of creating a funky water powered timepiece! (For children aged 5+)
MEDIEVAL NOISE WORKSHOP
Explore the instruments of the past and have a go at making your own medieval style instrument. (For children aged 5+)
See the Bury Art Society Installation and discover more about the art, the artists and WWI through a range activities for all ages.
CONCERTS & GARDEN SOIREES
Find out about sundials and make one to take home. (For children aged 5+)
Immerse yourself in beautiful music, often with a historic focus. Check the Guildhall website for details of upcoming events.
MIDWEEK CRAFT & PICNIC SERIES
During the Summer holidays, enjoy craft activities and a picnic in our beautiful secluded garden (or indoors if the weather isn’t cooperating!) with a different craft each week including making: Mobiles, Pastry People, Illuminated Letters, StainedGlass effect Placemats, a Giant Wolf of St Edmund and more! (For under 10s)
Fun multi-sensory activities for under 5s, sure to spark their imagination. (For under 5s)
'THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UNLUCKY'
A guided tour around this unique historic building. Find out how the Guildhall has shaped Bury St Edmunds. (For adults and ages 12+)
'BURY ST EDMUNDS AT WAR'
Find out how the people of Bury St Edmunds helped with the war effort, and see our unique Royal Observer Corp Control Room. (For adults and ages 12+)
HERITAGE OPEN DAYS
BUILDING CONSERVATION TALKS
Enjoy free entry to the Guildhall for these special weekends in early September, with workshops, activities, talks and enactments celebrating ‘Women of the Guildhall’.
To find out more, visit www.burystedmundsguildhall.org.uk or find the Guildhall on Facebook.
Find out about the restoration project, and hear from experts on preserving and restoring our architectural heritage.
An opportunity to develop your flower arranging skills.
MEDIEVAL COOKERY WORKSHOP
A chance to gather herbs, and create a peasant medieval themed meal to share. (For adults and ages 12+)
For specific enquiries, email email@example.com
HALL, GARDENS AND SPECIAL EVENTS House, Gardens & Farm open to visit
Living History & Family Events
Open Air Cinema & Garden Opera
for full opening times and event details, visit www.kentwell.co.uk Kentwell Hall • Long Melford • Suffolk CO10 9BA
One of Suffolk’s leading Tourist attractions with - HISTORY! KENTWELL is not a ‘stately home’ but
very much a lived-in and loved historic Tudor family home, something it has been for over 500 years. The public see much of the house, including rooms used by the family - usually with obvious signs of use. Visitors approach Kentwell via a three quarter mile avenue of ancient Lime Trees that was created in 1678. Kentwell is immediately in front of you in all its grandeur, and is set in its own beautiful gardens and grounds of nearly thirty acres. Kentwell Hall was bought by the current owners Mr & Mrs Patrick Phillips in 1971, and ever since, the joke has been that Kentwell is the longest DIY project ever! During the early days, the house was opened to the public to help raise funds for its restoration. Kentwell is now recognised as a leader in Historic Re-creations; and in particular known for its Tudor Living History events that are held throughout the year. Kentwell was this year nominated for the 2017/2018 School Travel Awards for the Best Heritage Venue, a reward in itself for Kentwell’s ongoing ideology to remain at the forefront in this area.
Kentwell’s re-creations of everyday Tudor Life celebrate their 40th year this year. When Kentwell started domestic Living History it was then unheard of. They were trailblazers and had an immediate response from schools. Some criticised them for Disney-ing a Historic House. Yet after a number of years other venues followed suit. Since it started as primarily an event for schools the Kentwell Tudor Re-Creations have attracted well over half a million schoolchildren. There’s scarcely a child who went to Primary or Middle School in the region during the 1980s and 1990s that did not have a school trip or visit to a Re-Creation as a child. At the same time the ReCreations have always been open at weekends for the general public and tens of thousand have visited then.
Tudor Ice House located next to the Walled Garden and opposite the Sunken Garden, or just wonder at the Sculptured Cedar Tree based on the Tower of Babel. As a multi-event venue Kentwell is also home to one of the UK’s Top Scare attractions; Scaresville ‘The Haunted Village’ now in its twelfth year and a 2018 nominee for ‘Best Multi Part Scream Event’. The winners will be announced at the prestigious ScareCon awards ceremony in May.
Kentwell continues to adapt to visitor and school requirements and because of their uniqueness have seen an increase in Learning Outside the Classroom which encourages ‘children’ to get outdoors. With this in mind, Kentwell has extended the Story Book Adventure Trail which now includes nineteen stories and unique characters. The enormous ‘Crunching Munching Caterpillar’ is a 6.5yd long caterpillar cut into a box hedge, while the ‘Gorilla who wanted to Grow Up’ is a magnificent 6ft high metal sculpture.
Kentwell Hall is open throughout the year, with a full calendar of events including Tudor Re-Creations, a Children’s Magic Weekend, and Kentwell’s School of Sorcery - one of the most popular events..
But as with any event Kentwell presents, there is always uniqueness and this thinking is seen in many other ways around the stunning and beautiful gardens and grounds. A recent visitor commented “there’s a wonderful treat behind every door and every corner at Kentwell”. It could be the two dimensional brick paved Maze in front of the house, to the re-instated large
During the lighter Summer months, Opera Brava will perform at Kentwell, with a full cast, live orchestra, and wonderful stage sets on the lawns, with the house beautifully illuminated as a backdrop. Kentwell will also hold four Open Air Cinema evenings, with the first screening on 22 June - ‘The Greatest Showman’. For further information, including House, Gardens and Farm opening times, or to book tickets for Kentwell events, visit www.kentwell.co.uk or call 01787 310207
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ABBA Tribute Duo Friday 6th July 7:30pm - 11:00pm
per person includes tribute act and a 2 course dinner So what are you waiting for? Dust off those platforms, pull on those flares and join us for a delicious 2 course meal and an amazing tribute show to one of the greatest pop acts the world has ever seen.
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Dementia-friendly screening: Singin’ in the Rain Mon 2 July An Evening of Kora & Sabar Drumming Wed 4 July Oh, What a Carry On! Fri 6 July The Quay Acoustic Sat 7 July Bell, Book and Candle Tue 10 - Sat 14 July Dr John Cooper Clarke Wed 18 July Film: Loving Vincent Thu 19 July Mark Thomas: Check-Up Fri 20 July Essex Youth Jazz Concert Sat 21 July Film: The Shape of Water Mon 23 July Film: The Post Tue 24 July Quay Bar Quiz Wed 25 July Glyndebourne: Saul (Recorded) Thu 26 July Women in Rock Fri 27 July The Story of Doo-Wop (pictured) Sat 28 July Open Music Night Sun 29 July The Quay Acoustic Sat 11 Aug Glyndebourne: Vanessa (Live screening) Tue 14 Aug Newfangled Theatre Summer Courses Mon 20 - Fri 24 Aug Quay Bar Quiz Wed 22 Aug Wrong Jovi Sat 25 Aug Film: Finding Your Feet Tue 28 Aug Richard Digance Sat 1 Sept Dementia-friendly screening: The Wizard of Oz Mon 3 Sept Film: Phantom Thread (15) Wed 5 Sept Forgotten Heroes of Comedy Fri 7 Sept The Quay Acoustic Sat 8 Sept Make Way for Lucia Tue 11 - Sat 15 Sept The ELO Encounter Sat 22 Sept Leather & Lace 2018 Fri 28 Sept Bond: An unauthorised parody… Sat 29 Sept Open Music Night Sun 30 Sept The Etiquette Show Sun 30 Sept
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A GEORGIAN ITALIANATE PALACE IN AN IDYLLIC ENGLISH LANDSCAPE TAKE TIME OUT at Ickworth this
Summer to capture the changing seasons. Make the most of the warmer days and longer nights by getting out into the great outdoors and exploring the 1800 acres that Ickworth has to offer. Walk alongside a beautiful display of dahlias and agapanthus in the gardens and across the parkland. To celebrate 100 years of women first gaining the right to vote, throughout 2018 Ickworth will be exploring the role of Theodora, the 4th Marchioness of Bristol â€“ whose vision, passion and commitment helped to seal the future of the Ickworth Estate we experience today. Theodora attended the coronations of both George V and George VI, and after vital conservation work on them Ickworth will be displaying her coronation robes for the first time in June. As we move into the summer months, Living History days will capture
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a glimpse into the past with a day in the life of our 1930s servants quarters’. There is also a chance to join our Living History Cooks for a workshop in June and August to learn about their work and make some tasty treats to take home. Families will be able to enjoy Ickworth’s first ever Country Estate Fayre on Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July. The Fayre will be a chance to celebrate traditions and country skills from the estate and region. With a variety of stallholders, delicious food on offer, live music, storytelling and 1930s entertainment, there is something for the whole family! Back by popular demand, Ickworth will also be hosting an open-air cinema in June, showing some family classics and strong female led films to continue the celebration of women and their role on the estate. Throughout the summer, Ickworth welcomes outdoor theatre productions to perform in the historic Italianate garden, with the Rotunda as a stunning backdrop. Performing at Ickworth for the first time, The HandleBards - the world's first cycling theatre company and all-female troupe, will transform Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy ‘Romeo and Juliet’ into an evening of riotous energy and a great deal of chaos and laughter. The criticallyacclaimed Pantaloons will also be back 50
to present their innovative and hilarious open-air version of Shakespeare's classic comedy ‘As You Like It’, with folky, foot-stomping live music and their own inimitable brand of buffoonery. Ickworth is the perfect place to entertain the children this summer holidays with a chance to get creative with children’s crafts, and explore the outdoors with activities throughout those long summer days. For more information on Ickworth events and exhibitions, including opening times, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ickworth
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What's on West Suffolk - issue 4 - Interviews, theatre, comedy, days out & entertainment