What's on West Suffolk - Issue 13

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ILLUMINABBEY MOMENTS EXHIBITION AT MOYSE’S HALL A spectacle of light, music and live entertainment as the Abbey Gardens are illuminated this winter.

ABBEY 1000 CELEBRATIONS

A unique Exhibition of Modern Art

Bury St Edmunds celebrates 1000 years since the founding of the Abbey with a year of events

ALSO INSIDE OPEN AIR FILM FESTIVAL

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THEATRE IN THE PARKS ALSO INSIDE: OUTDOOR CINEMA SUMMER&EVENTS ARE BACK

Good films and good food inside the Abbey Gardens

RETURN TO WEST SUFFOLK PARKS THIS SUMMER

Return of Outdoor Theatre and the Food & Drink Festival

RINGQUEST DISCOVER NEWMARKET DRAGON FEST RETURNS TO WEST STOW WET WET FOR MORE DRAGON THEMED FAMILYWET FUN Lord of the Rings returns to West Stow

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BRICK BUILT AT MOYSE’S HALL

ANOTHER FANTASTIC EXHIBITION MADE ENTIRELY FROM LEGO BRICKS

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HE GREAT BRITISH SUMMER is here at last, and while we can’t guarantee sunshine and warmth every day, we can promise that here in West Suffolk there is plenty to see and do, whatever the weather!

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WOMEN’S TOUR ABBEY 1000 CELEBRATIONS BURY TOUR GUIDES WEST STOW ANGLO-SAXON VILLAGE & COUNTRY PARK WEST SUFFOLK PARKS BURY ST EDMUNDS GUILDHALL APEX GALLERY WHAT’S ON AT THE APEX THE APEX LISTINGS MOYSE’S HALL MUSEUM TERRY DEARY’S TERRIBLE TALES

There are some fascinating and fun exhibitions at West Suffolk’s fantastic museums: from Brick Built (a new exhibition made entirely out of LEGO bricks at Moyse’s Hall Museum in Bury St Edmunds, pages 26-28) to the fantastic exhibitions at Newmarket’s NHRM (page 32)

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DISCOVER NEWMARKET WHAT’S ON AT NRHM HAVERHILL ARTS CENTRE VISIT ICKWORTH THEATRE ROYAL ROUND-UP OUR BURY ST EDMUNDS RICKSHAWS & WEST SUFFOLK MARKETS

BURY ST EDMUNDS OPEN AIR FILM FESTIVAL

West Suffolk Parks will see the return of Outdoor Cinema and Theatre in the Parks (pages 14-18), and the ever popular Dragon Fest returns to West Stow (pages 11-13). The wonderful Haverhill Arts Centre is hosting a lovely summer season of events, from concerts to comedy, theatre and everything in between (pages 34-35)! And to top it all off, this Summer sees both the Jubilee and a quite astonishing line up of events to celebrate 1000 years since the founding of the Abbey of St Edmund by Kind Canute (page 6-9).

Cllr Jo Rayner Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture and Community Hubs

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THE WOMEN’S TOUR RETURNS TO BURY ST EDMUNDS… JOIN US FOR A CELEBRATION OF CYCLING AT THE EAGERLY ANTICIPATED WOMEN’S TOUR 2022…

HE STAGE ONE finish of this year’s Women’s Tour will be on Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds on Monday 6 June. This will mark the cathedral town’s third appearance in race history, although it will be the first finish here since Marianne Vos won the finale of the 2014 edition.

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It comes straight after the weekend of festivities celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. So come along and cheer on over 100 of the world’s best cyclists as they race to claim the stage one win of the Tour. The Tour not only encourages more people to take up cycling, but also attracts visitors and provides an economic boost to the area. More details will be announced shortly. For more information, visit: www.womenstour.co.uk/ stages/stage-1

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Bury St. Edmunds

CELEBRATING 1,000 YEARS OF THE ABBEY IN BURY ST EDMUNDS BURY ST EDMUNDS IS CELEBRATING THE FOUNDING OF THE ABBEY OF ST EDMUND BY KING CANUTE 1000 YEARS AGO, WITH A YEAR OF SPECIAL EVENTS CULMINATING ON ST EDMUND’S DAY ON 20 NOVEMBER

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For the first time in almost 500 years, seven ancient manuscripts from the Abbey Scriptorium will return to where they were written

HE ABBEY 1000 CELEBRATIONS have been organised by Abbey 1000 C.I.C, made up of different organisations in the town, and supported by a Heritage Grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund and by Bury St Edmunds Town Council and West Suffolk Council. The celebrations’ commercial headline sponsors are CLAAS UK, Greene King, and Treatt.

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ABBEY 1000 SHORT STORY COMPETITION Running until 13 May Bury St Edmunds Literature Festival has launched a Short Story Competition, and is inviting all aspiring authors to write stories inspired by the story of the Abbey of St Edmund. ABBEY OF ST EDMUND WALKING TOURS Running until October Bury St Edmunds Tour Guides have created six exciting new tours to celebrate the abbey’s millennium and provide a deeper insight into the life and times of the Abbey of St Edmund.

ABBEY 1000 SCULPTURE EXHIBITION May-November A monthly changing display of sculptures will be on display in the crypt within the Abbey ruins, where the shrine of St Edmund would have stood. The first sculpture to be installed will be a giant monk (7ft 6ins tall) made from 2mm thick steel. TRAVELLING EXHIBITION: THE STORY OF THE ABBEY OF ST EDMUND May-November A small travelling exhibition will tour local schools, libraries and other venues, giving children and adults the chance to find out more about the abbey. SECRETS OF THE ABBEY: HISTORY RETURNS 2 May-8 June For the first time in almost 500 years, seven ancient manuscripts from the Abbey Scriptorium will return to where they were written for a free-ofcharge exhibition at St Edmundsbury Cathedral! A rare chance to view these amazing artefacts up close.

ANCIENT MANUSCRIPTS

ST BENET’S ABBEY PILGRIMAGE 9-13 May This 5-day pilgrimage starts in the Norfolk broads at Ludham Church, before heading to St Benet’s Abbey and then on to St Edmundsbury Cathedral. Monks from St Benet’s were sent to Bury St Edmunds by King Cnut to help form the Abbey.

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ABIDING WISDOM 14-15 May A gathering of Benedictines at St Edmundsbury Cathedral for the first time in 500 years – since the dissolution of the monasteries – to explore the wisdom of Benedict for 21st century living. Guest speakers include former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, and the weekend will include a procession into the Abbey ruins. BURY ST EDMUNDS BIOBLITZ 21 May Bury St Edmunds Water Meadows Group invites you to join in a hunt for as many species of plant and animal that can be found in the Abbey precinct. Specialists will be on hand to confirm findings, give demonstrations and lead guided walks and activities. BURY BACH CHOIR: BACH & VIVALDI 21 May Bury Bach Choir celebrates its 90th birthday in 2022, and their summer concert features the music of Bach and Vivaldi.

M R JAMES ON THE ABBEY CHURCH AT BURY 26 May M R James may be best known for his ghost stories, but researching the Abbey of St Edmund was a lifelong passion. Enjoy a recreation of M R James’ seminal lecture on the Abbey to mark the lecture’s 90th anniversary. Sponsored by The Bury Society. RACHMANINOV VESPERS 27 May The glorious sounds that rang through the Abbey’s mighty arches were those of plainsong, the already ancient musical treasure of the Church. As the sun goes down, the English Arts Chorale and Eye Bach Choir sing an hour’s glorious choral music in St Edmundsbury Cathedral. INTO THE LIGHT 28 May Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra presents a musical celebration of 1000 years of the Abbey of St Edmund! The concert features the World Première of the 1000th Anniversary commission ‘Into The Light’ by Paul Carr, and much more conducted by Leslie Olive. Sponsored by Home Instead Bury St Edmunds. ABBEY 1000 HERITAGE TRAIL 30 May-20 November Our Bury St Edmunds Business Improvement District and historian/ author Martyn Taylor have created a brand new Abbey 1000 Heritage Trail around the town centre for 2022. This self-guided free trail will take you time travelling through history!

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A PILGRIMAGE OF SONG 14 May A walk from Chevington to St Edmundsbury Cathedral, singing a service at churches along the way, for all who enjoy walking and singing.

THE GUILDHALL’S ABBEY 1000 TALKS 7, 14 and 21 June Bury St Edmunds Guildhall will be holding a series of talks on the Abbey of St Edmund. The talks will be around an hour long, presented by professional actors in costume, bringing to life events and voices from history. THROUGH THE CENTURIES FLOWER EXHIBITION 22-26 June Fabulous floral displays from flower clubs around the county will depict the 10 centuries of the Abbey, from 1020 -2020. Wander the aisles of St Edmundsbury Cathedral while you take in these floral works of art. CHURCHES TOGETHER SUMMER CELEBRATION 2022 26 June This event in the Abbey Gardens will feature, music, worship and a children’s show. Celebrate Bury St Edmunds, and the fact that we all have much more in common than divides us. ABBEY 1000 SCHOOLS CELEBRATION 29 June An Education Heritage project led by Community Artist and Educator Louise Gridley culminates in a Schools Celebration in the Abbey Gardens, featuring performances, the unveiling of a permanent Abbey 1000 mural, and a historical dress themed parade through the town. WALK • DRAW • EXPLORE Summer 2022 Coming this summer, a free day of drawing inspired by the Abbey ruins and the stories hidden amongst the stones. Artists and tour guides will be on hand to share tips and inspiration.

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THE ABBEY OF ST EDMUND: ARTISAN AND PILGRIMAGE EXHIBITION 1 July-30 September A new exhibition at Moyse’s Hall Museum will help tell the story of St Edmund and the Abbey. The exhibition will feature touch screen displays, loans from national, private and regional collections, family workshops and master classes in medieval craft skills.

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ST EDMUND STATUE BY ELISABETH FRINK

There will be special celebrations for St Edmund’s Day at St Edmundsbury Cathedral and St Edmund’s RC Church PICNIC IN THE PARK: ABBEY 1000 16 July Bring a picnic and enjoy live music, family activities, food and drink stalls, tours of the Abbey and much more in the Abbey Gardens among the remains of the Abbey. Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds will also present an immersive storytelling of classic Mystery Plays with a contemporary twist, performed by members of the Theatre Royal Young Company. The Celebrations for All project will allow hundreds of people with mobility issues to take part, thanks to The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

BURY ST EDMUNDS LITERATURE FESTIVAL 2022 14-15 October This year’s Bury St Edmunds Literature Festival will have an Abbey 1000 theme. ST EDMUND’S WEEKEND SPECTACULAR 17-20 November Innovative 3D projections onto the historic Norman Tower and the Cathedral Tower with an enchanting light trail through the Abbey Ruins. The 3D projections will include carefully researched historical images and sound, as well as contemporary art and voices. 2022 ST EDMUND LECTURE 19 November This lecture will be given in the Cathedral Nave by a prominent contemporary speaker, and explore the parallels in the medieval conflicts between the Abbey and the town, and the modern conflicts we know only too well within our national and international relations. ST EDMUND’S DAY 20 November There will be special celebrations for St Edmund’s Day at St Edmundsbury Cathedral and St Edmund’s RC Church to conclude the Abbey 1000 celebrations.

For details of all events, or to book visit www.abbeyofstedmund1000.co.uk

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Tour Guides

STROLLING THROUGH SUMMER WITH THE BURY TOUR GUIDES… O WHILST 2021 PROVED A BUMPER YEAR FOR BURY TOUR GUIDES, THIS YEAR PROMISES TO BE EVEN MORE SUCCESSFUL, WITH GUIDES IN THEIR FANCY NEW OUTFITS!

WING TO TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS, last year we had fewer tourists from overseas but a great turnout of local people and those on staycations. This year, we expect many international tourists will be attracted to this year’s Abbey 1000 celebrations, and want to undertake tours alongside our local customers. The traditional daily tours give the chance to hear the headline history of the Abbey and town, but each month there will be Abbey-specific tours which give deeper insight to what the Abbey really meant for those who were within, the townspeople and probe the historic events that sometimes resulted in bloodshed. These add extra layers of information, relayed in our usual entertaining style.

LEFT TO RIGHT: TERRY O’DONOGHUE, CAROLINE HOLT, JOHN SAUNDERS, ADRIAN TINDALL © BURY TOUR GUIDES

The dates, times of events, tour prices and booking arrangements vary. For more information or to book, visit www.burystedmundstourguides.org

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In particular we are reaching out to children so that they learn the Abbey’s history and take forward its legacy; our fun-filled tours for the young or young at heart during the Summer holidays get snapped up quickly. We are also supporting other groups associated with Abbey 1000 to give tours for school pupils, create town trails and provide a presence at the Picnic in the Park on 16 July. We often find that it is the children who end up educating their parents about St Edmund and the Abbey and encouraging them to take a tour, and this bodes well for the future of our town.


West Stow

NEWS FROM WEST STOW

MORE THAN 50 YEARS AFTER THE EXCAVATION ENDED, WEST STOW CONTINUES TO UNEARTH THE PAST ABOUT OUR ANGLO-SAXON ANCESTORS…

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N 1969, archaeologists excavating at West Stow discovered the first of two burials in the Anglo-Saxon settlement.

The skeletal remains of the young man from Grave 1 have remained in the care of the Natural History Museum since 1969. His skull was complete enough for facial reconstruction, and West Stow commissioned Face Lab, a forensic and archaeological research group at Liverpool John Moores University, to complete the reconstruction. This forms part of West Stow Unearthed 2022, celebrating 50 years of research at West Stow. Visitors will be able to see the results of further

research on these graves and their impact on the story of the settlement in the Museum. Also on display for the first time are objects from the cemetery, kindly loaned to West Stow by the Ashmolean Museum and the Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. The ‘Feel Good Forest’: Outdoor art comes to West Stow Country Park! RECONSTRUCTED FACE

Supported by the Brecks Fen Edge & Rivers Landscape Partnership Scheme, explore some exciting pop-up outdoor art exhibitions in West Stow Country Park this Summer, featuring artwork made in a range of workshops led by local creatives – watch this space!

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WEST STOW

DRAGON FEST RETURNS! Sat 25 & Sun 26 June THE VIKINGS RETURN TO WEST STOW Sat 9 & Sun 10 July Wuffa return to the Village, bringing all aspects of life, including leather working, textiles and weapons demonstrations THE CHILDREN OF LOKI Sat 6 & Sun 7 August This early Anglo-Saxon group will set up an encampment in the Village and demonstrate various crafts and skills whilst creating character scenarios to involve the public. ANGLO-SAXON LEISURE Sat 13 & Sun 14 August Join Ealdfaeder in the Village and discover the cultural side of the AngloSaxons – music, dance and song, storytelling and toy making.

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WEST STOW CHES IN THE VILLAGE Sat 21 & Sun 22 May The Colchester Re-enactment Society (CHES) demonstrate all aspects of Anglo-Saxon life. THE 95TH RIFLES RETURN TO WEST STOW Fri 3 & Sat 4 June visit their encampment, handle a Baker rifle and watch them firing and skirmishing in the Village

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VIKINGS AT WEST STOW

STOWACYNN IN THE VILLAGE Sat 20 & Sun 21 August Join our very own re-enactment group from the Friends of West Stow, as they populate the Village demonstrating various crafts from the Anglo-Saxon period. CHES IN THE VILLAGE Sat 28 & Sun 29 August The Colchester Re-enactment Society (CHES) return to the Village demonstrating various crafts and chatting to visitors.


West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village is also one of the locations chosen for this Summer’s Theatre in the Parks from West Suffolk Parks! THE RELUCTANT DRAGON Tues 26 July Quantum Theatre presents Kenneth Grahame’s ‘The Reluctant Dragon’, an enchanting tale of a poetry-loving dragon and his friendship with a little boy who together hatch a cunning plan to NOT fight St George! AWFUL AUNTIE Tues 2 Aug ‘Awful Auntie’ by David Walliams, adapted for the outdoor stage by Heartbreak Productions, is a truly thrilling tale full of owls, escapes, tiddlywinks and menacing aunts! THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT & BENJAMIN BUNNY Tues 2 Aug Join Peter Rabbit and Benjamin on their hair-raising adventures in this enchanting adaptation of the much loved Beatrix Potter classic. A treat for all the family!

You can also have a go at archery or try out longbows right here at West Stow, at our various taster sessions and courses this Summer: INTRODUCING ARCHERY (3 HOUR COURSE) Saturdays 28 May, 23 July, 20 August & 10 September ARCHERY EXPERIENCE (1 HOUR TASTER COURSE) Saturdays 21 May, 11 June, 16 July & 3 September INTRODUCING THE LONGBOW (3 HOUR COURSE) Sundays 22 May, 10 July, 14 August & 4 September LONGBOW EXPERIENCE (1 HOUR TASTER COURSE) Sundays 19 June, 24 July, 28 August & 25 September For more information or to book tickets for West Stow’s events, visit www.weststow.org

For more info or to book your tickets to Dragon Fest, Sat 25 & Sun 26 June, visit www.weststow.org

DRAGON FEST RETURNS TO WEST STOW! Dragon fest returns for its sixth year at West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village and Country Park. This year, enter the AngloSaxon Village as it is transformed into a world of Dragons, creatures and unique characters… New for 2022, see not one but two animatronic Dragons face off in the village, enjoy music and stories, and find all our dragon friends in this family fun day out! We’re also delighted to welcome Bring Out Your Dead Productions, Rojo Arts & FireFlow to add arts and crafts, storytelling, circus skills and much, much more to DragonFest in 2022!

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Discounted tickets available for Dragon Fest tickets booked before 20 June!

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WIND IN THE WILLOWS

IF YOU GO DOWN TO THE WOODS THIS SUMMER, YOU’RE SURE OF A BIG SURPRISE… AS THE FANTASTIC PAPERBACK THEATRE, QUANTUM THEATRE AND HEARTBREAK PRODUCTIONS BRING OUTDOOR THEATRE TO WEST SUFFOLK PARKS

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THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS Brandon Country Park, Sat 9 July, 1pm & 4pm Paperback Theatre’s charming openair adaptation of ‘The Wind in the Willows’ comes to Brandon Country Park this Summer. Mole has been stuck inside for far too long. Finally escaping their underground home they team up with good friends Ratty, Badger and the loveably roguish Toad on an adventure to blow away the quarantine cobwebs. Mole and the gang must go head-tohead with a motor-car, Her Majesty’s Constabulary and a legion of Weasels, Ferrets and Stoats taking up residence in Toad Hall. Can our plucky band of heroes save the day?


THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT & BENJAMIN BUNNY

THE RELUCTANT DRAGON West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village, Tues 26 July, 2pm & 6.30pm Everyone knows St George has to do battle with the dragon, but what happens when the dragon simply won’t fight St George? Quantum Theatre presents Kenneth Grahame’s ‘The Reluctant Dragon’, an enchanting tale of a poetry-loving dragon and his friendship with a little boy, who together hatch a cunning plan to NOT fight St George! AWFUL AUNTIE West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village, Tues 2 Aug, 2pm & 6.30pm Abbey Gardens, Tues 23 Aug, 2pm & 6.30pm ‘Awful Auntie’ by David Walliams, adapted for the outdoor stage by Heartbreak Productions, is a truly thrilling tale.

THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT & BENJAMIN BUNNY West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village, Tues 2 Aug, 2pm & 6.30pm Abbey Gardens, Tues 16 Aug, 2pm & 6.30pm Join Peter Rabbit and Benjamin on their hair-raising adventures in this enchanting adaptation of the much loved Beatrix Potter classic. A treat for all the family. Peter Rabbit and his naughty cousin Benjamin know very well that they are not to go into Mr McGregor’s garden, but they cannot resist and soon they find themselves face to face Mr McGregor himself! How will they ever escape?

MUCH ADO ABOUT MURDER Abbey Gardens, Tues 30 Aug, 6.30pm Don your detective cap and join Heartbreak Productions for some super silliness this summer. This original murder mystery will set five suspects under the spotlight, and we will depend on the audience to find answers. Who was lurking in the corridor carrying a candlestick? When did the third gunshot go off – before or after the very silly song? And probably most importantly, why didn’t you pack a larger picnic?

Owls, ghosts, chases, escapes, motorcycle rides, and tiddlywinks all fill Stella’s days as she evades her menacing Aunt and saves the Saxby Hall Orphanage. So, please join us at the dedication of the new playground at Stella’s family home and hear how it all came about.

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PICNIC IN THE PARK ARTWORK FROM A VISITOR TO BRANDON COUNTRY PARK TRYING OUT THE ARTIST-LED AUDIO TRAIL, AND ABOVE, THE MAUSOLEUM'S FLINTWORK THAT INSPIRED THE DRAWING.

You’re invited to celebrate the 1000th anniversary of the Abbey of St Edmund at Party in the Park in Bury St Edmunds’s beautiful Abbey Gardens on Saturday 16 July. Bring a picnic and enjoy live music and entertainment as we honour the year long occasion in the wonderful Abbey Gardens along with the remains of the Abbey and history of St Edmund. What better way to spend the day than in the summer sun, listening and sharing stories with a bite to eat from food and drink stalls. Starting at 10am, enjoy a day of fun and festivities with local performers, charities and community groups along with family activities, tours of the Abbey and much more.

ART IN THE PARKS Parks can be inspiring places, great to get the creative juices flowing – as well as to get fresh air and exercise of course! In the last edition of the WOWS magazine, we learned about the fantastic new (and free!) artist-led audio trail now available in Brandon Country Park. The Haverhill Art Group are now running an Afternoon Paint Group at East Town Park on the last Friday of every month – 27 May, 24 June, 29 July, 26 August and 30 September – email haverhillartgroup@gmail.com to book your place (£2.50 per session) A collaboration with the The Brecks Fen Edge & Rivers Landscape Partnership Scheme seeks to bring outdoor art – the Feel Good Forest – to West Stow Country Park this summer. Explore some exciting pop-up outdoor art exhibitions, featuring artwork made in a range of workshops led by local creatives – keep an eye on www.facebook. com/WestStowCountryPark or www. instagram.com/weststowcountrypark for more information!

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NATIONAL TREE PLANTING FOR THE JUBILEE Across the nation, in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, people have been planting trees to form what is being called ‘The Queen’s Green Canopy’. In Suffolk, landowners are being asked to look at ways of linking up existing woodland with the planting of new trees and hedges to connect our communities and encourage natural corridors for biodiversity. Communities, charities, schools, youth groups, councils and landowners can create a lasting legacy that will enhance our environment and the landscape, for generations to come. The campaign will encourage the planting of healthy native trees and hedges that can thrive in their environments. West Suffolk Council is doing its bit in finding suitable areas in its parks and open spaces to plant more trees. The Chair of West Suffolk Council, Cllr Margaret Marks, planted an English Oak (Quercus Robur) on the 70th day of 2022 (11 March 2022) to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee. The Tree was planted

in Jubilee Park, Haverhill, a park chosen because it is a designated ‘Queen Elizabeth II Fields in Trust Site’ which was opened ten years ago and marked the Diamond Jubilee. The planting of trees is best done during the late autumn and winter period and more planting schemes will no doubt come to the fore in time for autumn/winter 2022. You don’t have to be a landowner to join in. There are potential locations throughout the county: your parish council and local church may know of sites, and the Tree Warden network can help in around 200 villages, so every community can find a way to take part. For more details on the tree planting initiative, or to get involved, visit https:/suffolk-lieutenancy.org.uk/ queens-green-canopy/


OPEN AIR CINEMA The Bury St Edmunds Open Air Film Festival returns this summer with some incredible films screened in Bury St Edmunds’ beautiful Abbey Gardens! Expect an outdoor cinema experience under the stars (or sun); bring chairs, bean bags or blankets to sit on, & warm clothing for after sunset… This year, we have a 2-4-1 offer across each day - and bring the family too as with every adult ticket, a child goes free! This year’s film festival includes: • Throwback Thursdays: Jumanji & ET • Kids Club: Encanto & Aladdin • Little Shop of Horrors & Rocky Horror Picture Show • Friday 13th & American Werewolf in London • Brunch Club: Bridesmaids & Clueless • West Side Story & Mamma Mia Here We Go Again

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FAMILY WILDCRAFTS WALK Sun 22 May, Brandon Country Park, 2 miles (41 on Festival map) Make the most of the warm days with a chance to get crafty in the woods! Make things as we go from what we find, using natural materials such as willow, sticks, leaves, grasses and

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THE SUFFOLK WALKING FESTIVAL IS ONE OF THE LARGEST AND LONGEST RUNNING WALKING FESTIVALS IN THE COUNTRY. TAKING PLACE EVERY MAY, IT CELEBRATES SUFFOLK’S NATURAL LANDSCAPES AND BUILT HERITAGE WITH GUIDED WALKS IN EVERY CORNER OF THE COUNTY

NCLUDED in this year’s programme are 3 challenging walks from the Abbey Gardens to the north, south and east of Bury St Edmunds, plus a family wildcrafts walk in Brandon Country Park, an evening wildlife walk starting in East Town Park, and a walk starting from West Stow Country Park.

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SOUTH OF THE ABBEY GARDENS, HIKING TO HAWSTEAD Tues 24 May, from the Abbey Gardens, 16 miles (43 on Festival map)

WEST STOW AND WORDWELL WANDERINGS Sat 28 May, from West Stow Country Park, 13 miles (64 on Festival map) For more info on the Suffolk Walking Festival, or to book tickets for a Festival walk, visit https:/ suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk/

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NORTH OF THE ABBEY GARDENS, THE GRAND GROUNDS Mon 23 May, from the Abbey Gardens, 16 miles (43 on Festival map)

BADGER WALK Weds 25 May, from East Town Park Haverhill, 5 miles (54 on Festival map)

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EAST OF THE ABBEY GARDENS, THREE VILLAGE WANDER Weds 25 May, from the Abbey Gardens, 18 miles (51 on Festival map)

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WEST SUFFOLK PARKS AND OPEN SPACES You are no doubt already familiar with the big 5 parks, Bury St Edmunds’ Abbey Gardens and Nowton Park, Haverhill’s East Town Park, Brandon Country Park and West Stow Country Park. But did you know that alongside our 5 key parks, West Suffolk also manages many more parks and open spaces for you to enjoy, including: 1. Aspal Close Local Nature Reserve (Beck Row, Mildenhall) 2. George Lambton Playing Fields (Newmarket) 3. Hardwick Heath (Bury St Edmunds) 4. Haverhill Recreation Ground 5. Maidscross Hill Nature Reserve (Lakenheath) 6. Red Lodge Heath 7. Yellow Brick Road (Newmarket) Take a look at our new West Suffolk Parks And Open Spaces Facebook page to find out more about these parks and open spaces for you to explore… www.facebook.com/ WestSuffolkParksAndOpenSpaces

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Guildhall

DICKENS COMES TO BURY ST EDMUNDS ON THURS 26 MAY! Bury St Edmunds Guildhall, and the Friends of Moyse’s Hall, are delighted to present a special performance of Charles Dickens’ work, with dramatic readings of extracts from Dickens classics ‘The Pickwick Papers’ and ‘Doctor Marigold’. Performed by Gerald Dickens, the famous author’s great-great grandson, this event is not to be missed!

TOP-SECRET STORIES ARE DECLASSIFIED AT THE GUILDHALL! DID YOU KNOW THAT BURY ST EDMUNDS HAS ITS OWN ANSWER TO BLETCHLEY PARK, RIGHT IN THE CENTRE OF THE TOWN?

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F YOU’RE LOOKING for a unique day out, exploring incredible hidden history, Bury St Edmunds Guildhall is the place for you!

Tucked away in the Guildhall, a 3-minute walk from the Buttermarket, is Britain’s only surviving WWII Operations Room of the Royal Observer Corps - an unsung group of local heroes who were the ‘eyes and ears of the RAF’ during the Battle of Britain.

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tumultuous relationship with the Abbey at a series of special dramatic talks at the Guildhall in June, to celebrate Abbey 1000: • Tues 7 June - Dissolution What Happened Next? • Tues 14 June - Riots, Revolt, and Rebellion • Tues 21 June - Fleeces to Philanthropy All talks start at 7pm. Tickets £15. Price includes a drink in the Guildhall gardens before the talk.

Their story has been hidden behind a veil of secrecy for over 80 years, but now it’s all been declassified for you to explore! Discover the stories of the remarkable people who worked in the Ops Room, and the incredible events they were part of, at special themed open days throughout the year or by booking a private tour. Summer open day dates are: • Sun 12 June - D-Day • Sun 10 July - The Battle of Britain • Sun 14 Aug - VJ Day

For more information, visit www.burystedmundsguildhall.org.uk

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AGNIESZKA PROCAJLO

THE APEX GALLERY IS AN INNOVATIVE AND EXCITING CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY SITUATED WITHIN THE STRIKING ARCHITECTURE OF THE APEX.

AT THE APEX GALLERY

KELLY GLITHRO: RESPLENDENT

KELLY GLITHRO: RESPLENDENT Weds 18 May - Sun 12 Jun TINA HAGLEY

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HE APEX GALLERY holds a range of exhibitions throughout the year, from both emerging and established artists, as well as community art groups…

A unique and original uplifting solo abstract art exhibition of colourful paintings on stretched canvas from free flow expressive abstraction artist Kelly Glithro. Resplendent!

KELLY GLITHRO: JOY... IS CONTAGIOUS! Running until Sun 15 May

TINA HAGLEY: BIOMORPHIC ABSTRACTIONS Running until Sun 15 May

In this exhibition, Kelly is delighted to introduce a wall dedicated to local emerging artists.

A large solo exhibition of unique, bold & happy abstract art by Suffolk artist Kelly Glithro, using acrylic, ink and collage on large deep edge canvas.

An exhibition by Suffolk artist Tina Hagley, whose work is exciting, experimental and abstract.

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All original paintings will be for sale; commissions considered and limited edition prints also available. www.facebook.com/ kellyglithroabstractart

At her studio near Eye, Tina creates expressive paintings and collages inspired by human anatomy and natural forms. The work on show in this exhibition was completed between 2020 and 2022, during which times the pandemic and lockdowns affected and intensified her work, which has become more powerful and expressive.

KELLY GLITHRO

www.tinahagley.com www.instagram.com/tinahagleystudio

WAYNE TANSWELL: OXYMORONS Tues 14 Jun - Sun 10 Jul Well-known Suffolk lettering artist Wayne Tanswell returns to the Apex Gallery with a new exhibition of paintings consisting of overlapped oxymorons painted directly onto oriented strand board with whacky and blended colours. Words will rise and fall and overlap each other, highlighted in contrasting colours, all painted by Wayne’s highly skilled and practiced hand. www.waynetanswell-signwriter.co.uk

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AGNIESZKA PROCAJLO: FEEL IT, SEE IT, PAINT IT Tues 12 Jul - Sun 14 Aug In this exhibition, Suffolk artist Agnieszka Procajlo tries to express her feelings of beauty, and to stimulate others to experience their own beauty, by painting and drawing what she sees and what they might see as well.

AGNIESZKA PROCAJLO

The artworks in this exhibition are varied in theme - from portraits to nature studies, and even landscapes depicting the beauty of West Suffolk and beyond, including St Edmundsbury Cathedral and Moyse’s Hall Museum among other landmarks.

ANDREW HARRINGTON

CAFE CULTURE BY COLIN PRICKETT

BOOZE & BRUSHES PAINT NIGHTS Mon 16 May, Tues 23 Jun Enjoy a drink or two with friends at these fun paint classes – no experience necessary. You’ll be guided through a painting, step-by-step, from start to finish, and at the end of the class you can take your very own masterpiece home!

ANDREW HARRINGTON: SUMMER SHADOWS Tues 16 Aug - Sun 18 Sept RPS CREATIVE EYE GROUP 2022 PRINT EXHIBITION Tues 16 Aug - Sun 18 Sept

This exhibition of original paintings by local artist Andrew Harrington celebrates the beautiful colours of Greece as well as the tones and textures of the Norfolk coast and Suffolk countryside.

An exhibition of prints by members of one of The Royal Photographic Society’s leading Special Interest Groups.

Andrew teaches drawing and pastel techniques, and regularly exhibits around the counties.

RESIN POURING WORKSHOPS Fri 13 May, Thurs 16 Jun Learn something new with friends, and create your very own cake stand, coaster set or tray using epoxy resin. You will be guided through the project, learn the basics of pouring into a mould, and tips and tricks to give you confidence to try this at home!

The exhibition covers a wealth of creativity, from ethereal landscapes to thought-provoking and visually captivating images.

WAYNE TANSWELL

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CATRIN FINCH AND SECKOU KEITA

The Apex

A WORLD OF MUSIC AT THE APEX… CATRIN FINCH & SECKOU KEITA Tues 7 June Harpist Catrin Finch and kora player Seckou Keita celebrate the remarkable affinities between the Welsh harp and the West African kora. Classical harpist, Catrin Finch has won accolades for her virtuosic performances with some of the world’s finest orchestras. She has also worked with Malian kora player Toumani Diabaté and Colombian band Cimarrón, and switches from Bach’s Goldberg Variations to traditional folk or Colombian joropo music with apparent ease. Born into the world-famous royal Keita and Griot Cissokho families, Senegal’s Seckou Keita has earned worldwide acclaim for his ground-breaking kora playing and won Songlines’ Best Africa and Middle East category for his solo

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THIS SUMMER, YOU CAN SEE MUSICIANS FROM AFRICA, NEW ORLEANS… AND WALES… RIGHT HERE AT THE APEX IN BURY ST EDMUNDS! album ‘22 Strings’. Seckou has played with Youssou N’Dour, and with Paul Weller and Damon Albarn on the Africa Express tour.

DON VAPPIE AND JAZZ CREOLE Mon 18 July Creole-influenced New Orleans music from the ‘Jimi Hendrix Of The Banjo’!

Despite Catrin’s classical background and Seckou being unable to read music, they’ve found a huge amount of common ground as Mandinka rhythms mix effortlessly with Welsh tunes and improvisations. The pair have built a formidable reputation for their exhilarating and mesmerising live performances and have earned three Radio 2 Folk Awards; they were recently seen at the Royal Albert Hall as part of BBC Proms 2021.

Don Vappie is an award-winning Creole banjo-playing vocalist, widely considered to be one of the best banjoists in the history of New Orleans. Don embodies all aspects of the city’s unique melting pot of cultures and has been honoured with awards from Créole society for his nurturing approach to Creole culture and its preservation.

“Absolutely hypnotic” - Guy Garvey, BBC 6 Music

His band Jazz Créole, which includes members of The Dime Notes and Django a la Creole, combines traditional jazz and modern funk with


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ORCHESTRA BAOBAB Weds 27 July Recently celebrating their 50th anniversary, Orchestra Baobab are one of Africa’s greatest dance bands. A decade on from their last album, Senegal’s finest return to the UK with a timeless set of classic, swaying tunes, fusing Afro-Cuban rhythms with African tradition in their own trademark style. Adored both at home in Senegal and across the world, Baobab occupy a special place in the history of African music. Their story begins in the heart of Dakar’s Medina in the 1960s where they formed a multi-ethnic club collective, which adapted Cuban music into West African Griot culture and Mandinga musical traditions. This brilliant assembly of diverse musical personalities still play a unique blend of Afro-Latin styles and international pop, creating an after-dark West African nightclub ambience of lilting, mellifluous rhythms.

Our journey explores the widest range of possibilities our instruments can offer, through Créole songs, R&B, New Orleans funk and all that New Orleans has inspired around the world.” “Jazz virtuosity with buoyant blues riffs and a splash of Caribbean rhythms”- The Times

BLACK UMFOLOSI

“Old-school Africa at its finest.” - The Observer.

BLACK UMFOLOSI Friday 26 August Formed in Zimbabwe, Black Umfolosi’s performances are inspired by the traditional song and dance of their native southern Africa. Their trademark harmonies are mixed with intricate rhythms, clicking and clapping, while their brilliantly choreographed shows are energetic and engaging, mixing beautiful songs with gloriously exuberant dance. DON VAPPIE AND JAZZ CREOLE

For more information, or to book tickets, visit www.theapex.co.uk or ring The Apex Box Office on 01284 758000

the early tradition of a string band. Don Vappie explains, “What’s exciting about this project is that we get to explore the music as it evolved. The very first bands of New Orleans were string bands. The banjo was a staple of the rhythmic pulse in early jazz, just as the guitar spoke the language of the blues.

“It was the best of all the festival. They have an incredible way to sing, to dance, a beautiful presence on the stage.” - Milan Festival

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MAY – AUGUST 2022

THE APEX, 1 CHARTER SQUARE LEMN SISSAY

MY NAME IS WHY? WED 4 MAY 7.30pm / £20*

GILBERT O’SULLIVAN

THU 12 MAY 7.30pm / £34*, £30*

DREADZONE

FRI 27 MAY 8pm / £24* One of the best live bands around, with their unique blend of electro, dub and reggae. ______________________________________

THE CLARE TEAL SEVEN SAT 28 MAY 7.30pm / £27.50*

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A solo show of unforgettable classics and new songs. ______________________________________ Lemn’s life story infused with all the lyricism and power you would expect from this well-loved poet. ______________________________________

QUEEN RHAPSODY

GIGSPANNER BIG BAND

RED HOT CHILLI PIPERS

THU 5 MAY 7.30pm / £24*

FRI 13 MAY 7.30pm / £27.50* Last few tickets! ______________________________________

SAT 14 MAY 7.30pm / £28.50* standing (£31* seated) Last few tickets! ______________________________________

PP ARNOLD

SUN 15 MAY 7.30pm / £26* Soul singer with a five-decade career, working with everyone from Mick Jagger to Peter Gabriel and KLF to Primal Scream. ______________________________________ Gigspanner trio with added extras! ______________________________________

FASCINATING AIDA

FRI 6 MAY 7.30pm SOLD OUT! ______________________________________

RICH HALL’S HOEDOWN DELUXE

TORD GUSTAVSEN TRIO FRI 20 MAY 7.30pm / £23.50*

LLOYD COLE

Join writer, broadcaster and host of Radio 4’s In Our Time as he celebrates the publication of his first ever memoir: Back In The Day. ______________________________________

JIMMY WEBB Norwegian pianist and composer brings memorable melodies, subtle grooves, gentleness and depth. ______________________________________

KATE RUSBY

SAT 21 MAY 7.30pm / £29.50* Wondrous singing and engaging Yorkshire wit. ______________________________________

AN ACOUSTIC ROUND

From the producers of That’ll be the Day.

TUE 31 MAY 7.30pm / £27.50* (£37.50* with book)

CATRIN FINCH & SECKOU KEITA

TUE 7 JUNE 7.30pm / £23*

MON 16 MAY 7.30pm / £29* Acoustic performances of all the big hits and anthems. ______________________________________

MON 9 MAY 7.30pm / £28.50* Last few tickets! ______________________________________

WALK RIGHT BACK TUE 10 MAY 7.30pm / £25.50*

MELVYN BRAGG

SIMON & OSCAR FROM OCEAN COLOUR SCENE

SAT 7 MAY 8pm / £18.50* Last few tickets! ______________________________________

THE EVERLY BROTHERS STORY

Exhilarating swing from award-winning jazz vocalist and her band. ______________________________________

THU 26 MAY 7.30pm / £26.50* Jamie Lawson, best known for his hit single, ‘Wasn’t Expecting That’; plus Gemma Hayes; critically, Richard Walters & Laura Zocca.

WED 1 JUNE 7.30pm / £50.50, £43.50, £40.50 Music and storytelling from America’s greatest songwriter. ______________________________________

HUNTAR: HOME FOR A MINUTE

FRI 3 JUNE 8pm / £12* Newmarket-born Lewis Mokler flew from BurySOUND winner in 2011 to international acclaim. Support from powerpop band Reno & Rome. ______________________________________

CARPENTERS STORY

SAT 4 JUNE 7.30pm / £27.50* Tribute to pop’s most famous brother and sister duo.

Welsh harpist and Senegalese kora maestro. ______________________________________

THE HIGH KINGS

WED 8 JUNE 8pm / £26.50* The Best Folk Act at Ireland’s Music Awards. ______________________________________

AURORA ORCHESTRA

THU 9 JUNE 7.30pm / £34.50*, £27.50* (£6.50* U25s) Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35; Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9 from memory. ______________________________________

TOYAH & HAZEL O’CONNOR

SAT 11 JUNE 7.30pm / £32.50* The New Wave artists join forces for ‘Electric Ladies of the 80s’. ______________________________________

HELLO AGAIN...

THE STORY OF NEIL DIAMOND MON 13 JUNE 7.30pm / £25.50* Brooklin Creed and his band play all the hits.


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THU 23 JUNE 7.30pm / £26* Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. ______________________________________

A COUNTRY NIGHT IN NASHVILLE

JESS GILLAM & THE LONDON MOZART PLAYERS MON 4 JULY 7.30pm / £27*, £22* (£6* U25s)

ZORRO – THE MUSICAL

THU 21– SAT 23 JULY 7.30pm / £23* By DN25 Company. ______________________________________

ORCHESTRA BAOBAB

WED 27 JULY 8pm / £31.50* standing (£34.50* seated)

SAT 25 JUNE 7.30pm / £28*

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Haydn: Symphony No. 44 (‘Trauer’); Marcello: Concerto in C minor; Glazunov: Concerto in E flat major; Mozart: Symphony No.29 ______________________________________ A celebration of country music by Dominic Halpin and the Hurricanes. ______________________________________

THE UNTHANKS

THU 16 JUNE 7.30pm / £25.50* 5-piece line up showcasing their forthcoming new album. ______________________________________

ELO EXPERIENCE

MON 27 & TUE 28 JUNE 7.30pm / £26*

TWISTING THE NIGHT AWAY

CALLING PLANET EARTH

THU 7 JULY 7.30pm / £26.50* A musical journey through the 1980s. ______________________________________

THE DRIFTERS

FRI 8 JULY 7.30pm / £28.50* Classic hits from the last six decades. ______________________________________

ANDY HAMILTON

SUN 19 JUNE 7.30pm / £26* Si Cranstoun and his band return with Doo Wop, Rock n Roll, Ska and rocking Rhythm & Blues. ______________________________________

SUN 17 JULY 7.30pm / £21.50*

WALTER TROUT

MON 20 JUNE 8pm / £29* Former gunslinger in John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and Canned Heat. ______________________________________

SPIERS & BODEN

TUE 21 JUNE 7.30pm / £21.50*

WED 29 JUNE 7.30pm / £26* standing (£28* seated) Motown hits, glittering costumes & dazzling dance routines. ______________________________________

BROTHER STRUT

THU 30 JUNE 8pm / £21.50* standing (£23.50* seated)

SPOOKY MEN’S CHORALE

THU 28 JULY 7.30pm / £26.50* (£8.50* U16s) As thunderous as a herd of wildebeest and as sonorous as a cloister of monks. ______________________________________

JUST PUSH PLAY FESTIVAL

SAT 30 JULY 12noon / £31.50* Phil Campbell and The Bastard Sons, The Howling Tides, Massive, Skam and many more. ______________________________________

THE WEDDING PRESENT

Tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra. ______________________________________

MAGIC OF MOTOWN

An after-dark West African nightclub ambience with AfroLatin, pop and griot music. ______________________________________

THU 18 AUG 8pm / £21.50* adv standing (£23.50* seated adv) A hilarious and illuminating night out, yes out! ______________________________________

DON VAPPIE AND JAZZ CREOLE MON 18 JULY 7.30pm / £19* (£7.50* U25s)

‘The boy Gedge has written some of the best love songs of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Era’ – John Peel. ______________________________________

ILLEGAL EAGLES

Wed 24 & Thu 25 Aug, 7.30pm / £34* Official No.1 Eagles tribute.

‘The finest instrumental duo on the traditional scene’ – The Guardian ______________________________________

WHITNEY

QUEEN OF THE NIGHT WED 22 JUNE 7.30pm / £27.50* Last Few Tickets!

Jazz funk, with Jamiroquai’s guitarist Rob Harris.

Creole-influenced New Orleans music from the ‘Jimi Hendrix Of The Banjo’. ‘Jazz virtuosity with buoyant blues riffs and a splash of Caribbean rhythms’ – The Times

* Price includes a booking fee if applicable, concessions may be available. Ticket prices will be refunded if the event is cancelled or postponed.


From the Houses of Parliament to the exploration of space...

Moyse's Hall Museum

LEGO, HISTORY, AND MORE AT MOYSE’S HALL MUSEUM

this Summer For more information, visit www.moyseshall.org

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ollowing on from the hugely popular ‘Brick City’ exhibition in 2016, an ALL-NEW display made entirely out of LEGO bricks is coming to Moyse’s Hall Museum this summer: all ages are sure to love the ‘Brick Built’ exhibition!

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BRICK BUILT Sat 21 May-Fri 30 Sept From the Houses of Parliament to the exploration of space, this touring exhibition by Warren Elsmore will feature his team’s models of famous buildings, monuments and structures made from LEGO bricks. There will be a space for building your own models and special events along the way, keep an eye on our social media or website for more information!


PILGRIM BADGE

THE EDMUND JEWEL

THE ABBEY 1000 CELEBRATIONS in Bury St Edmunds wouldn’t be complete without a fascinating exhibition here at Moyse’s, complemented by a series of talks and family friendly activities to engage young children and their families…

FREE EVENT

THE ABBEY OF ST EDMUND: ARTISAN AND PILGRIMAGE IN THE LIBERTY OF ST EDMUND Fri 1 Jul-Fri 30 Sept This special FREE exhibition will showcase the beauty and gravitas of St Edmunds’ Abbey, as well as exploring the people that travelled great distances to see the tomb of the martyred king. An evening lecture program will invite some of the best historians in their fields of study from across the UK to explore the rich history and artisan work within our Abbey and beyond. Craft workshops for younger explorers will run throughout the summer holidays, along with trails, sensory tours, and hands-on activities. This exhibition was made possible due to The National Lottery Heritage Fund. SAMSON’S CROZIER

VIKING TRADE WEIGHT


“Terry Deary changed everything for teachers and museums, he told history as it was... He told history in a non-static way, rather than the bland teaching of dates and ‘great’ people, he introduced us to their periods of history through their foibles, faults, and silly actions; he made them human. It has been a real treat working with someone who inspired so many of us in our love of history.” - Dan Clarke – West Suffolk Heritage Officer

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NEWLY PUBLISHED IN APRIL, A NEW BOOK BY THE RENOWNED AUTHOR AND CREATOR OF THE HORRIBLE HISTORIES STORIES IS NOW AVAILABLE TO BUY FROM THE MOYSE’S HALL SHOP!

“I am passionate about the importance of museums and interpreting local history in the most accessible way. I have always been fascinated by these historical events and … bringing them to life” - Terry Deary

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ERRY DEARY’S NEW BOOK, written especially for Moyse’s Hall, celebrates the grotty and grisly history of Suffolk. Using characters

NEW BOOK!

both real and imagined, Deary uses narrative to explore the history of The Red Barn Murder, the Gibbet Cage, Witchcraft, St Edmund, Mary Tudor, the Battle of Fornham and more! 8 short stories by Deary, along with extra pieces written by the museum’s curatorial team, are beautifully illustrated by Suffolk-based artist Glenn Pickering. Not only can you get your hands on this fabulous new book in the Museum shop, you can explore our new-look Crime and Punishment Gallery, complete with infamous murder, witchcraft, and execution displays and many horrible artefacts!


West Stow Pods is a family-run glamping site in the heart of Suffolk’s scenic countryside. Situated roughly four miles from East Anglia’s historic town of Bury St Edmunds, West Stow Pods offers a range of accommodation, including four cosy MegaPods, two Woodland Lodges and our star attraction: Pod Hollow; a halfling-inspired subterranean dwelling nestled in the side of a grassy knoll. Come and stay with us for a unique and tranquil glamping experience in one of Suffolk’s picturesque woodlands.

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EXPERIENCE THE HOME OF HORSERACING

Guided Tours Experience the magic of Newmarket’s famous gallops, go behind the scenes at some of the most prestigious training yards and studs in the world or enjoy a guided tour of the National Horseracing Museum. Whether a racing enthusiast or a lover of history, food or art, our range of guided tours and themed walks provide memorable experiences. Check out our website for a full list of available dates and tours on offer.

Discover Newmarket offer visitors a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes at racing’s headquarters to see equine stars at work and learn about the fascinating history, heritage and culture of the town.

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YOU JUST CAN’T BEAT A DAY AT THE RACES! RACING IS BACK AND WE ARE ALL LOOKING FORWARD TO A WONDERFUL SUMMER HERE IN NEWMARKET. WITH 39 RACE DAYS, INCLUDING 8 EVENING MUSIC EVENTS, THE TOWN WILL ONCE AGAIN BE BUZZING WITH ANTICIPATION AND EXCITEMENT ISCOVER NEWMARKET, the official town’s tour guide, talks us through some of their guided experiences guaranteed to make your visit to the races truly memorable.

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For avid racing fans, why not book onto our behind the scenes, VIP tour with the opportunity to go into areas not usually accessible to the public. Or if you are new to the sport and perhaps feeling a little daunted, our expert guides can talk you through the basics such as how to read a card, how to place a bet and how to pick a winner (well, in theory anyway!). £15 per person. For an extra special day, try our new Race Day Tour. This includes a visit to the famed Gallops, followed by a guided tour of the National Stud to see the newly born foals. Then it is time for brunch and a glass of bubbly at the onsite Wavertree Coffee House before

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being taken across to the racecourse for a behind the scenes tour. You are then free to enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure. £110 per person. Alternatively, if you prefer to have a quieter yet still thrilling experience at the races then why not book into the exclusive Champions Lawn at the July Racecourse. Here you can enjoy a behind the scenes tour of the racecourse before enjoying the wonderful experience of private trackside facilities which includes race card, cash bar and toilets. With superb views of the racecourse and stylish surroundings you can sit back and enjoy all the comforts and privileges of this private area with full access to the Premier Enclosure. £65 per person. To book a tour, visit www.discovernewmarket.co.uk or call 01638 501122


VIEW OF THE COURSE FROM THE CHAMPIONS LAWN

...if you prefer to have a quieter yet still thrilling experience at the races then why not book into the exclusive Champions Lawn at the July Racecourse.

NEWMARKET CELEBRATES ITS ROYAL CONNECTIONS Plans are in place at the home of horseracing to mark the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations… • Thursday 2 June - Newmarket joins the nation in the Beacon Lighting ceremony on The Severals. • Friday 3 June - Join us for a lively procession through the High Street to The Severals for lots of carnival style fun and entertainment. • Sunday 5 June - Afternoon Tea and children’s games along Palace Street and at the National Horseracing Museum.

For more information about all our tours or to book, along with complete listings on where to stay, eat and go, visit www.discovernewmarket.co.uk. We look forward to welcoming you at the home of horseracing.

CHAMPIONS LAWN

RACING ROYALTY TOUR Join us for an enlightening and fascinated guided tour as we unfold the stories of some of our most noted Royals whose strong connections have helped shape Newmarket’s long and illustrious history. Your tour also includes a visit to Palace House, the former home of Charles II. A variety of dates run throughout the year at £40 per ticket, which includes a £6 voucher towards lunch at the Tack Room, the amazing onsite restaurant at the National Horseracing Museum.

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SUMMER AT THE NATIONAL HORSE RACING MUSEUM HE NATIONAL HORSE RACING MUSEUM occupies a 5-acre site in the heart of Newmarket. Using the latest interactive and audio-visual displays you’ll find out about the history of horseracing, plus meet friendly retired racehorses, discover what it feels like to ride a racehorse with our equine simulator, watch the sparks fly as a farrier works in the forge and enjoy some of the country’s best examples of sporting art.

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PARTY AT THE PALACE Sat 23 July Step back in time and immerse yourself in the decadence of the restoration period as we bring it to life with a multisensory, living history event, recreating the era through re-enactment, sights, sounds, tastes and smells.

PARTY AT THE PALACE

EVENTS WINE TASTING WITH CORNEY AND BARROW Thurs 19 May Corney & Barrow is one of the oldest independent wine merchants in the UK, and with that much history, it’s safe to say they know what they’re talking about! Join us for a memorable wine tasting event.

REFUGEE CONCERT

THE MUSE OF NEWMARKET Sat 21 & Sun 22 May Join us in Palace House Garden for a matinee celebrating the theatre of the restoration period with a play by Suzanne Hawkes.

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WE HAVE TO MOVE ON CONCERT Mon 4 July The Britten Sinfonia, young musicians and dancers will perform new compositions exploring migration, tolerance, and creative exchange.

For full details, visit www.nhrm.co.uk

SIDE SADDLE AND DRESSAGE DEMONSTRATIONS Sat 20 August Watch and be wowed by fabulous displays of side saddle and dressage in the Sir Peter O’Sullevan arena!

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS WE HAVE TO MOVE ON Running until 7 Aug Suffolk Archives have been uncovering the stories of Jewish refugees who lived in Newmarket during World War II. The project was inspired by a memoir written by Fritz Ball who came to England from Berlin, with his wife Eva, in 1939. LUCY KEMP WELCH: HER PRIVATE WORLD Running until 31 Oct This exhibition is the first opportunity to see a private album of drawings by the renowned equine artist Lucy KempWelch, best known for her illustrations for the 1915 edition of Black Beauty. TIME AND MOTION Running 9 July - 4 Dec Local photographer Jayne Odell’s first exhibition for NHRM reveals rarely seen images of life working in racing.

TIME AND MOTION


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Haverhill Arts Centre

HAVER LOOK!

IF YOU HAVEN’T VISITED HAVERHILL RECENTLY, GIVE OUR LOVELY VICTORIAN ARTS CENTRE A VISIT. WE’VE GOT A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT SHOWS AND EVENTS COMING TO US IN 2022, WITH SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE…

For more info or to book your tickets, visit www. haverhillartscentre. co.uk or call the Box Office on 01440 714140

ANDY IRVINE

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ANDY IRVINE Thurs 12 May One of the great Irish singers, his voice one of a handful of truly great ones that gets to the very soul of Ireland. He has been hailed as “a tradition in himself.” Musician, singer and songwriter, Andy has maintained his highly individual performing skills throughout his over 50-year career.

DEEPER PURPLE Fri 6 May International tribute band guaranteed to take you back to the classic 1970s. PONGO’S PARTY Mon 30 May It’s Pongo the Pig’s birthday but no one seems to remember! PONGO’S PARTY

BOOMING VOICES Thurs 5 May A new play that aims to capture the magic of this iconic East Anglian landscape and explores its possible future. Fusing real voices, music and science, this show will tell a new, unheard story of the Broads.

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DECLAN NERNEY

JAMES CAMPBELL Weds 1 June James Campbell presents a stand-up comedy show for children over 6, their parents and anyone who likes comedy without the rude words. DECLAN NERNEY Fri 17 June Join Declan, an Irish country singer, and his super live band for a nostalgic night of music, song and laughter. THE UNRAVELLING WILBURYS Sat 25 June The fabulous Unravelling Wilburys are made up of Sticky Willy, Walter, Thumper, Blind Melon and Honky Tonk Wilbury, the “real” Wilbury brothers. RICH HALL’S HOEDOWN DELUXE Fri 1 July Rich Hall’s comedy/music locomotive keeps on rollin’. COUNTERFEIT SIXTIES Fri 22 July Re-live the sounds of the swinging sixties, as Britain’s No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties, with their tribute to over twenty-five bands of that era.

ALFIE MOORE

COMING SOON… SIMON EVANS Thurs 17 Sept The brave new world of identity politics seems a subject almost deliberately engineered for Simon Evans’s withering, recessed-eyeball scrutiny. THE ELO ENCOUNTER Fri 9 Sept Roll over Beethoven because the greatest tribute to Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra is here! ALFIE MOORE: FAIR COP UNLEASHED Thurs 29 Sept Join BBC Radio 4’s cop-turnedcomedian Alfie Moore for his latest stand-up tour show. THE UNRAVELLING WILBURYS

ROCK FOR HEROES Sat 30 July Brought to you by a 7-piece live band this show is full of incredible singers and musicians who will have you laughing out loud whilst rocking out in the aisles.

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Ickworth

COME OUT AND PLAY AT ICKWORTH THIS SUMMER!

THE ICKWORTH ESTATE IS PERFECT FOR DEN BUILDING, CLOUD WATCHING, FINDING WILDLIFE AND LONG BIKE RIDES; YOU MIGHT EVEN FIND A STORYTELLER WITH A TALL TALE TO TELL.

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ALFRESCO ENTERTAINMENT… Join us as we welcome back the inimitable Pantaloons and The Lord Chamberlain’s men for their takes of War of the worlds (Fri 29 July) and Shakespeare’s ‘As you like it’ (Sun 21 Aug)*

EXPERIENCE THE ITALIANATE GARDEN IN ALL ITS SUMMER GLORY… Enjoy tea and cake in front of the orangery and admire the deep Blue Agapanthus flowers which stand tall in their terracotta containers. On warmer days you can take refuge in the cool dark stumperies and enjoy some peace and tranquillity. TOP TIP FOR YOUR GARDEN… Regularly deadhead your flowers as this will encourage your plants to continue flowering and attract more pollinators.

THE EARL BISHOP

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HEAD INDOORS… Inside Ickworth House you’ll discover ‘Behind the Earl Bishop’ and learn more about Ickworth’s eccentric creator,

his motivations and vision. The House is open daily from 11am-3pm (some rooms subject to volunteer availability).

EXPLORE THE GROUNDS AND GET CLOSER TO NATURE… Explore the parkland and woods with our Monument trail where there’s plenty of shade and great spots for photos. You might come across some of our summer migrant birds, such as Sedge Warbler, Black Cap and Chiffchaff. If you’re lucky, you may even spot a Hobby flying over the south park chasing Dragonflies or the fallow deer. It’s also the best time for butterflies so there’s plenty of wildlife to be seen. Please remember to keep dogs on leads and give wildlife space to thrive whilst you explore.

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HY NOT BRING a picnic, your kite, and head to the Walled Garden – kick off your shoes and take a moment to feel the grass between your toes.

*For more information or to book, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ickworth

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Theatre Royal

A ROYAL ROUND-UP THERE’S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE AT BURY ST EDMUNDS’ THEATRE ROYAL THIS SUMMER...

SPECIAL EVENTS DONE TO DEATH, BY JOVE!

A NIGHT OUT THE MUSICALS with Irving Stage Company on Fri 1 and Sat 2 July - an evening of the best songs from the most popular West End and Broadway shows.

On Tues 17 May expect comic clichés from the Great British Detective genre and cunning detective work in DONE TO DEATH, BY JOVE!

AN AFTERNOON IN CONVERSATION WITH JUDI DENCH on Sun 29 May. Tickets for the in-person event are now sold out but we are offering a live stream via our partner, Theatre Tokens. This is a fundraising event in support of Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds (Registered Charity Number 242977). Live stream tickets are sold exclusively though Theatre Tokens: www.theatretokens.com/buy-now/ events/in-conversation-with-damejudi-dench.aspx

COMEDY

AUSTENTATIOUS

Bittersweet and laugh-out-loud funny, PATRICK KIELTY’S Borderline on Sun 15 May is a comedic letter to the future of our islands.

AUSTENTATIOUS on Thurs 19 to Sat 21 May. The ingenious cast conjure up a brand-new ‘lost’ Jane Austen novel based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience. On Sat 25 and Sun 26 June, MURDER SHE DIDN’T WRITE welcomes the audience to become Agatha Christie as an original murder mystery play is created entirely on audience suggestions. THEATRE ROYAL’S COMEDY CLUB returns on Weds 29 June - in partnership with Kirsty Hudson of Comedy Market, see a great line-up of comedians from across the UK Touring Circuit.

PATRICK KIELTY

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DRAMA BOEING BOEING from London Classic Theatre, from Tues 14 to Sat 18 June. Bernard is a successful architect with a very complicated love life. His ‘three’ fiancées are all blissfully unaware of each other in this delightful farce.

SHAKESPEARE AS YOU LIKE IT from Tues 31 May to Sat 4 June Northern Broadsides bold, refreshing adaptation of Shakespeare’s most musical and much-loved comedy. From Weds 22 to Fri 24 June, Oddsocks visit with HAMLET - THE COMEDY, Shakespeare’s famous tragedy performed as you’ve never seen it before.

MUSIC

Theatre Royal’s popular monthly WEDNESDAY LUNCHTIME CONCERTS sponsored by Ellisons Solicitors. Just £8.50 for a 50 minute concert plus refreshments.

THE GEORGE MICHAEL STORY on Weds 18 May.

MAY HALF TERM

FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS, the UK’s No 1 Rock n Country Show, on Tues 28 June.

GROOVE INTO THE WOODS is a jazz and funk-fuelled family adventure into the deep, dark woods. Follow three friends into a fairy-tale forest where they learn some important lessons about who you can trust, who your friends are and which troll might eat you! Mon 16 May and Sun 5 June.

On Tues 10 to Sat 14 May Bury St Edmunds Operatic Dramatic Society presents WIND IN THE WILLOWS - a new musical take on Kenneth Grahame’s classic book in this uptempo family show. Bury Theatre Workshop presents A BUNCH OF AMATEURS Tues 24 to Sat 28 May. Enjoy the mayhem that ensues in this delightful comedy.

GROOVE INTO THE WOODS

Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra’s first visit to Theatre Royal with THE LARK’S FLIGHT OVER SUFFOLK, on Thurs 30 June.

COMMUNITY PRODUCTIONS

For more information or to book your tickets, visit www.theatreroyal.org. Page 7


Our Bury St Edmunds

A SUMMER OF FUN WITH OUR BURY ST EDMUNDS

HIS SUMMER you’ll find something for everyone when you visit Bury St Edmunds town centre, with a host of free admission Our Bury St Edmunds events and plenty of things to do. The town always looks at its brightest in the sunshine, and this year there will be plenty of opportunities to make the most of everything on offer…

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Whether you’re mad about motorsport, passionate about plants or fanatical for the latest foodie treats, Our Bury St Edmunds has a day out for you this summer. And in addition to special events, there’ll be a summer town centre trail running from the end of May to St Edmund’s Day in November to celebrate the town’s history as part of the Abbey 1000 celebrations. The first of the annual Our Bury St Edmunds events each year is the late spring Whitsun Fayre. This year it will take place on Sun 29 May when many children will be starting their half term holiday. It’s a great day out to come and pick up some ideas for the garden and to visit a new-for-this-year market on Angel Hill featuring locally-made

crafts and produce. Younger members of the family will enjoy fairground rides, games and astronomy-themed activities. Look out for the return of the Our Bury St Edmunds Motorsports East day on Sun 24 July – which promises to be the biggest yet. Whether you’re an F1 fan or cherish collectors’ sports cars you’ll want to be in pole position at this event. There’ll be more than 60 vehicles on display, as well as the very popular racing car simulator allowing you to take your place on the grid for your very own Grand Prix. As before, the day is supported by a host of other familyfriendly activities around the town too. The flagship town centre event of the summer is the ever-popular Our Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival over the Bank Holiday weekend of 28-29 August. Turning up the heat in the Stoves Cookery Theatre will be some of the chefs from Bury St Edmunds’ favourite places to eat. The town is known as Suffolk’s foodie capital, and this event gives you the chance to find out why. As well as a tantalising menu of food and drink stalls and demonstrations, you’ll find other attractions including a circus skills workshop, games and street entertainment. And if you love to visit Bury St Edmunds for shopping then make the most of our eclectic range of independent shops and businesses who have their own special week at the start of every July. Celebrate Independents’ Day on 4 July when many businesses will be running promotions and offers to encourage you to shop local. For more information about these events and much more in the town centre, visit www. ourburystedmunds.com or follow our social media channels – find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ ourburystedmunds and Instagram at www.instagram.com/ourburysteds

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Rickshaws

BURY ST EDMUNDS RICKSHAW

URY ST EDMUNDS RICKSHAW is all set for a fantastic summer, and with so many special events happening this year for the Abbey 1000 celebrations, there will be no shortage of places to go and things to experience…

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Enjoy the wildflower maze and sculpture exhibition in the Abbey ruins, or follow one of the free trails round town – new for this year are a Heritage Trail of 20 locations that have either a significant role in the story of Bury

The rickshaw service was set up to tackle social isolation and is ideal for those who would find it difficult to take part in the activities by foot because of mobility issues. The fleet includes a bike that can take wheelchairs too. All rides are free, thanks to the support of BSE Town and West Suffolk Councils, and the charity’s sponsors and volunteer riders. Passengers are collected from their home, along with a friend or carer, and returned home after the ride. West Suffolk residents who don’t live in Bury can be collected from a pre-arranged spot in Bury (e.g. a car park).

To book, or for more information, call 01284 339449 or visit www.bserickshaw.org.uk

Markets

LOOK OUT FOR WEST SUFFOLK MAKERS MARKETS THIS SUMMER… XPLORE wonderful stalls full of crafts, food, jewellery, fine art, ceramics, needlecraft, and more. Speak to these talented makers and find out more about their products.

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There will be a festival feel to the markets, with local buskers and entertainment. BURY ST EDMUNDS MAKERS MARKETS Sundays 5 June, 3 July, 7 August, and 4 September, 10am-3pm Buttermarket

HAVERHILL MAKERS MARKETS Saturdays 4 June, 2 July, 6 August, and 3 September, 10am-3pm Market Square NEWMARKET MAKERS MARKETS Saturdays 14 May, 11 June, 9 July, 13 August, and 10 September, 10am-3pm Market Square New for 2022 we are adding an Eco market to our popular Makers Markets in Bury St Edmunds in May, July and September. Not only will you find a wonderful selection of gifts and crafts, we will

have a section full of eco conscious makers and entrepreneurs. Items include organic and vegan food and drink, upcycled and recycled homeware and clothing, vegan soaps and candles wellness gifts and more. There will also be a programme of demonstrations, music and workshops. BURY ST EDMUNDS ECO MARKETS Sundays 1 May, 3 July, and 4 September, 10am-3pm Cornhill

For more information on all West Suffolk Markets, visit www.westsuffolkmarkets.co.uk or email markets@westsuffolk.gov.uk

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SO MUCH MORE THAN A MUSEUM! NHRM occupies a 5-acre site in the heart of Newmarket and provides a wonderful day out for all ages.

COME & EXPLORE OUR GREAT EXHIBITIONS, GIFT SHOP, & BOOKSTORE

Using the latest interactive and audio-visual displays you can find out about the history of horseracing, enjoy some of the country’s best examples of sporting art, meet former racehorses, have a go on the racehorse simulator and watch the sparks fly as a farrier works in the forge.

National Horseracing Museum

Palace Street, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8EP

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Online booking: www.nhrm.co.uk