• Culture on the Suffolk Coast

Enjoy a weekend of culture this August Bank Holiday!

Make the most of the last few days of August and plan a visit to The Suffolk Coast for the bank holiday weekend; jam-packed with unmissable cultural experiences!

Cactus & Chilli Festival at The Urban Jungle - 24th - 26th August

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A three-day celebration in the exotic surroundings of the Urban Jungle near Beccles. The Cactus & Chilli Festival showcases hardy and interior cacti, succulents, agaves, yuccas, and other desert lovers, with some rare and unusual species too plus 100s of brightly coloured chillies, of all shapes, sizes and heat!

Throughout the weekend there will be chilli inspired dishes to try with RocketShip Sauces, cocktails, workshops, events and a big Bank Holiday Sunday party! 

Suffolk Craft Society Summer Exhibition - Until 26th August

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The Bank Holiday weekend is your last chance to see the annual Suffolk Craft Society Summer Exhibition at Peter Pears Gallery in Aldeburgh. New makers, as well as established favourites, have created unique, contemporary hand-crafted pieces inspired by the landscape, coastline, rivers and skies of Suffolk. 

Outdoor Theatre at Sutton Hoo: Edith in the Beginning at Sutton Hoo - 24th - 26th August

TTDE - Outdoor Theatre at Sutton Hoo

Make the most of those warm summer evenings by soaking up some incredible stories of amazing people, in the location where they took place, Sutton Hoo! Edith Pretty is famously linked to the discovery of the Sutton Hoo treasure. But there was so much more to this remarkable woman.

Staged on the porch of Mrs Pretty’s home, Tranmer House, Stuff of Dreams Theatre Company will be staging three outdoor performances of the new play 'Edith in the Beginning' by writer Karen Forbes at 7.30pm across the Bank Holiday weekend. 

Live Music at The Alex - 25th August

TTDE - The Alex - Live Music

Enjoy dinner over a glass of wine and listen to live music from 'Words and Music' at The Alex Cafe Bar & Brasserie.

Take a trip down memory lane, as they cover classic songs from the 60’s including hits from The Beatles, The Who and The Rolling Stones. Take advantage of the Happy Hour which is available daily across the Bank Holiday from 5pm-7pm and choose from the full summer cocktail menu and the Cocktail of the Week at £5 all day, every day. 

Listening Walks at Snape Maltings - 24th & 25th August

TTDE - Listening Walks at Snape Maltings

Immerse yourself in the sounds of the River Alde's estuary and join sound artists for this unmissable Listening Walk from Snape Maltings. Exploring Snape Maltings’ remarkable natural environment, the Listening Walks take place on Bank Holiday Saturday and are guided by sound artists and field recording professionals Mike Challis and Meg Amsden.

The walks include an hour of intense listening as you walk along the bank of the River Alde, alternating between silent listening and discussions of what has been heard. As part of the Snape Proms series, two walks take place daily; 4pm ‘Pre-Prom’ which are timed to get you back in time to eat before the evening concert and 7pm ‘Sunset’ Listening Walks for visitors not attending the evening concert.

Summer Theatre: Hobson's Choice at Southwold Arts Centre

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Playing at Southwold Arts Centre from 20th - 31st August, MTP presents Theatre on the Coast presents 'Hobson's Choice'. 

One of the great classics of the British stage, Harold Brighouse’s immortal Lancashire comedy is given a sparkling fresh revival, translated from the late 1890s to 1958, in a new production first seen last year in the playwright’s 60th anniversary.

Theatre on the Coast is a Southwold summer staple, with Hobson's Choice being the last in a series of fantastic productions taking place this summer - don't miss your final chance to see this fantastic theatre company live!

Oulton Broad Gala Day 2019

TTDE - Oulton Broad Gala Day - Fireworks

The whole family can head to Nicholas Everitt Park for the Oulton Broad Gala Day on Bank Holiday Monday (26th August) for live music, displays, motor boat racing and fireworks.

A variety of stalls will be on offer for you to peruse, along with food vendors and a bar; all within the picturesque surroundings of the Edwardian park, situated on the banks of Oulton Broad. 

On the water there will be the noise and excitement of racing from Lowestoft and Oulton Broad Motor Boat Club as well as the annual Maiden in Distress competition and don't miss the finale; a spectacular firework display at 9.00pm fired from a pontoon on the Broads. 


For more days out and what's on inspiration, check out our 'Things to Do' guide!



Events

2019 Cactus and Chilli Festival at Urban Jungle

2019 Cactus and Chilli Festival at Urban Jungle

Beccles | Sat 24th - Mon 26th Aug 2019

An amazing selection of hardy and interior cacti, succulents, agaves, yuccas, and other desert lovers, with some rare and unusual species too. 

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Superhero Day at Easton Farm Park

Superhero Day at Easton Farm Park

Wickham Market | Tue 27th Aug 2019

Challenge your inner superhero and test your super muscles at Easton Farm Park for Superhero Day.

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Suffolk Craft Society Summer Exhibition

Suffolk Craft Society Summer Exhibition

Aldeburgh | Sat 13th Jul - Mon 26th Aug 2019

New makers as well as established favourites will be taking part in the Suffolk Craft Society’s Annual Summer Exhibition at the Peter Pears Gallery in Aldeburgh High Street.
As ever, this great Gallery space will be transformed for over six weeks and show the widely varied work of the Society’s craft-makers at its best. 

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Great House Gallery in Orford

Great House Gallery in Orford

Orford | Sat 24th - Mon 26th Aug 2019

4th pop up art exhibition to be held at The Great House in Orford.

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Buddy Holly's Winter Dance Party at Spa Pavilion - Felixstowe

Buddy Holly's Winter Dance Party at Spa Pavilion - Felixstowe

Felixstowe | Sun 25th Aug 2019

A 60th Anniversary year of losing three Icons of Rock n Roll Music, along with The Counterfeit crickets a lively Rock n Roll Band that hits the spot every time in a recreation of the last tour given in The Surf Ballroom, Iowa U.S.A.

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A Mexican Feast at The Urban Jungle

A Mexican Feast at The Urban Jungle

Beccles | Fri 23rd Aug 2019

The Urban Jungle will be celebrating this vibrant, colourful cuisine with a selection of maximalist, flavour-packed dishes showcasing the perfect balance of fresh flavours, with an added kick from their homegrown chillies.

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A Cactus and Succulent Masterclass with Urban Jungle

A Cactus and Succulent Masterclass with Urban Jungle

Beccles | Sun 25th Aug 2019

Learn all about species, care, pest control, growing outside as well as inside, potting up and caring for cacti in planters. 

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Create a Cactus Garden at Urban Jungle

Create a Cactus Garden at Urban Jungle

Beccles | Sat 24th Aug 2019

Create a spectacular, spiky cactus garden at Urban Jungle with coffee and cake.

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Listening Walks at Snape Maltings

Listening Walks at Snape Maltings

Snape |

Guided Listening Walks at Snape Maltings led by sound artists give you the chance to immerse yourself in the sounds of the River Alde estuary's remarkable natural environment.

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Outdoor Theatre: Edith in the Beginning at Sutton Hoo

Outdoor Theatre: Edith in the Beginning at Sutton Hoo

Woodbridge |

Make the most of those warm summer evenings by soaking up some incredible stories of amazing people, in the location where they took place. Edith Pretty is famously linked to the discovery of the Sutton Hoo treasure. But there was so much more to this remarkable woman.

Read more >