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What's On in April

There are plenty of things to do and see on offer across The Suffolk Coast this April; live music, art exhibitions, family concerts, sailing, cooking and Easter egg hunts!

Discover the varied species that live at Africa Alive! Step on board Sailing Barge Victor, Allen Gardiner River Cruise Restaurant, or the Orwell Lady, join in the fun at The Long Shop Museum's Steam and Activity day, or head to Snape to stock up on Suffolk produce at the Easter Farmers Market...

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The Upbeat Beatles

The Upbeat Beatles

Felixstowe | Sat 01st Apr 2017

As the name suggests The Upbeat Beatles are a rockin' band with tight musicianship and powerhouse vocals!

On stage at The Spa Pavilion Felixstowe!

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Million Dollar Quartet

Million Dollar Quartet

| Tue 04th - Sat 08th Apr 2017

The story of how four stars, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins, made Rock and Roll history.


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Ink Festival

Ink Festival

Halesworth |

The Cut, Halesworth presents INK festival 2107. INK Festival champions new writing over a weekend of quality, live back-to-back performances of short plays and films.

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The First Hippo on the Moon

The First Hippo on the Moon

Lowestoft | Wed 26th - Sat 29th Apr 2017

On stage at The Marina Theatre, Lowestoft! From Number One bestselling children’s author David Walliams, comes an explosively funny space adventure for children of 3 and up. 

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Wine and Food Pairing Evening at The Westleton Crown

Wine and Food Pairing Evening at The Westleton Crown

Westleton |

Head to The Westleton Crown for an to enjoy wines from around the world and a delicious 3-course meal.

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Beccles Antiques Street Market

Beccles Antiques Street Market

Beccles | Sun 30th Apr 2017

The Beccles Antiques Street Market is taking place on Sunday 30th April (Bank Holiday weekend) in the centre of the town.

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Quiz Night at Suffolk Food Hall

Quiz Night at Suffolk Food Hall

Ipswich |

Head to Suffolk Food Hall's Quiz Night and test your knowledge to compete for 3 fantastic prizes!

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Authentic Indian Cooking

Authentic Indian Cooking

| Sat 01st Apr 2017

Another great course on offer at The Food Hub Cookery School, Kenton Hall with their introduction to Simple Indian Cooking with Padmaja Kochera.

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Easter Holiday Cookery Club

Easter Holiday Cookery Club

| Tue 04th Apr 2017

The Easter Holiday Cookery Club, Kenton Hall offers a great course to get children active in the kitchen and interested in cookery. 

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Easter Breads

Easter Breads

| Fri 07th Apr 2017

Another great course on offer at the Food Hub Cookery School, Kenton Hall - Join Sue Hudson as she teaches an Easter bread workshop.

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Jazz Fridays - Simply Sax by Mr Tim

Jazz Fridays - Simply Sax by Mr Tim

Woodbridge |

Join us at Ufford Park Hotel and lose yourself to mellow sounds of jazz with friends and family.

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TOP TRUMPS - Biodiversity RULES!

TOP TRUMPS - Biodiversity RULES!

Kessingland | Sat 01st - Mon 17th Apr 2017

Exploring the rich web of biodiversity at Africa Alive!

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Book signing with Pamela Holmes, author of The Huntingfield Paintress

Book signing with Pamela Holmes, author of The Huntingfield Paintress

Snape | Sat 01st Apr 2017

Meet the author of The Huntingfield Paintress, Pamela Holmes.

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Marmen Quartet

Marmen Quartet

Orford | Fri 14th Apr 2017

Contemplative music by Bach, Beethoven and Philip Glass.

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Bach: St John Passion

Bach: St John Passion

Snape | Fri 14th Apr 2017

Dramatic chamber performance by baroque ensemble Solomon's Knot.

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Eo Nomine at Easter

Eo Nomine at Easter

Snape | Sat 15th Apr 2017

A rich and florid meditation on the crucifixion by Buxtehude, one of Bach's most important forebears.

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Aldeburgh Voices

Aldeburgh Voices

Halesworth | Sat 15th Apr 2017

Vaughan Williams, Poulenc and Martin.

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Britten–Pears Orchestra with Marin Alsop

Britten–Pears Orchestra with Marin Alsop

Snape | Sat 15th Apr 2017

Britten and Bartók from one of the world's leading conductors.

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Family Concert: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Family Concert: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Snape | Sun 16th Apr 2017

Inspire your children with the power of the orchestra. Conducted by Marin Alsop.

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Easter Egg Hunt at Snape Maltings

Easter Egg Hunt at Snape Maltings

Snape | Sun 16th Apr 2017

Pick up a trail map from the Visitor Centre and find the eggs around Snape Maltings.

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Pasha Kovalev

Pasha Kovalev

Lowestoft | Fri 14th Apr 2017

Expect all your favourite Dances, stunning costumes, great music, chat and fun for all the family.

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Pond dipping

Pond dipping

Leiston |

Join the RSPB volunteers as they dip their nets into the Minsmere pond, to search for what life is present...

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Minsmere's Minibeasts

Minsmere's Minibeasts

Leiston |

Meet some of Minsmere’s minibeasts on our bug hunting trail and help to make a Minsmere Bug Hotel.

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Open Boat Weekend

Open Boat Weekend

Ipswich | Sat 01st - Sun 02nd Apr 2017

Open Boat Weekend on the Sailing Barge Victor, Allen Gardiner River Cruise Restaurant and Orwell Lady

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Elijah by Mendelssohn

Elijah by Mendelssohn

Aldeburgh | Sat 29th Apr 2017

Ipswich Choral Society with special guests Halifax Choral Society present Mendelssohn's Elijah in the wonderful setting of Snape Maltings, on the occasion of the the 200th anniversary of the founding of Halifax Choral Society.

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Songs of peace and joy: The OK Chorale & Heartbeat in concert

Songs of peace and joy: The OK Chorale & Heartbeat in concert

Woodbridge | Sat 01st Apr 2017

Spring is in the air which means it’s time for The OK Chorale’s annual concert of songs from around the world. Once again The OK Chorale are delighted to be sharing the bill with the women’s ensemble Heartbeat. 

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Orwell Barge Lunch Cruise

Orwell Barge Lunch Cruise

Ipswich |

A leisurely cruise on board sailing barge Thistle from Ipswich Dock to the mouth of the river and back.

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Easter Sunday Lunch

Easter Sunday Lunch

Aldeburgh | Sun 16th Apr 2017

Hop along to Thorpeness for a 3-couse Easter Sunday Lunch With Tea or Coffee and Easter Egg.

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A Cocktail of Fun

A Cocktail of Fun

| Thu 06th Apr 2017

If you love cocktails, you won’t want to miss the Cocktail of Fun event at the Brudenell Hotel in Aldeburgh this April.

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Spring Steam Up

Spring Steam Up

Leiston | Sat 01st Apr 2017

Spring is in the air, and the Long Shop Museum in Leiston will reopen in style by launching the 2017 season on Saturday 1st April with a fantastic steam and activity day from 10am-4pm. 

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Sea Spice - anniversary party

Sea Spice - anniversary party

Aldeburgh | Fri 21st Apr 2017

Sea Spice, Aldeburgh’s finest Indian restaurant, is celebrating its first anniversary this April and you’re invited to the party. 

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The Kings People

The Kings People

Snape | Sun 09th Apr 2017

Visit Snape Maltings to see the Sae Wylfing (Sutton Hoo replica ship), which will sit on the Henry Moore lawn outside the Concert Hall.

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Easter Egg Hunt & Lunch

Easter Egg Hunt & Lunch

Thorpeness | Sun 16th Apr 2017

A great family day out, meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy a fantastic 3-course lunch.

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Artist Residency Open Studio

Artist Residency Open Studio

Aldeburgh | Thu 06th Apr 2017

Artist Jacqueline Utley will be the latest Artist in residence at the Red Studio, the former home and studio of painter Mary Potter (1900-1981), built for her by Britten and Pears.

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‘Beguiling Britten’ – Britten’s relationships with women

‘Beguiling Britten’ – Britten’s relationships with women

Aldeburgh | Fri 07th Apr 2017

John Mosesson will talk on the chapter ‘The women in Britten’s life and his music’ from his forthcoming book 'Beguiled by Britten'.

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Artist Residency Exhibition

Artist Residency Exhibition

Aldeburgh | Sat 15th Apr 2017

Artists Claudia Böse, Hayley Field and Jacqueline Utley mount an installation of their work and ideas generated by their residency in the Red Studio.

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Audio Easter Egg Hunt

Audio Easter Egg Hunt

Aldeburgh | Sat 15th Apr 2017

Linked to the family concert of 'The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra' at Snape Maltings on Easter Sunday, come and hunt out instruments of the orchestra (and chocolate eggs!) in our ‘audio egg hunt’.

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‘Are You So?’

‘Are You So?’

Aldeburgh | Fri 28th Apr 2017

In partnership with Poetry in Aldeburgh, The Red House welcome Maggi Hambling, in conversation with Daphne Astor, who will discuss her work and life as a gay artist.

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Wickham Market - Monthly Market

Wickham Market - Monthly Market

Wickham Market |

This lively monthly market takes place on the third Wednesday of the month from 8.30am to 2pm on the attractive village square, known locally as the 'Hill'.

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The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

Southwold | Tue 04th Apr 2017

Eastern Angles presents David Greig’s modern play - part live folk-gig, part folk tale, part barn-storming comedy - will thrill and haunt in equal measure.

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EVENT CINEMA: The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

EVENT CINEMA: The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Southwold | Mon 10th Apr 2017

A chance to see this fantastic 4-star production starring the Olivier Award nominee David Suchet, which was originally broadcast live from the Vaudeville Theatre in London.

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