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What's On in May

There's a jam-packed month of events ahead in May; concerts, exhibitions, antique fairs, walking, festivals and food.

Learn to sail at Aldeburgh Yacht Club, head to the woods for a Pirate's Ball, explore The Suffolk Coast on foot with the Suffolk Walking Festival, join in with a cooking workshop at The Westleton Crown and stock up on Suffolk's fine fayre at the Beccles Food and Drink Festival...

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East Anglian Dragon Boat Festival

East Anglian Dragon Boat Festival

Oulton Broad | Sun 14th May 2017

Make a splash and enter Gable Events East Anglian Dragon Boat Festival today!

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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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Learn and lunch at The Westleton Crown

Learn and lunch at The Westleton Crown

Westleton |

The Westleton Crown is holding two seasonal food inspired cooking demonstration days led by the Inns experienced Head Chef, James Finch. It will be an interactive experience with insightful comments and tips from James.

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Alfie the Alien Hunter!

Alfie the Alien Hunter!

Kessingland | Sat 29th Apr - Mon 01st May 2017

Head to Africa Alive! and join Alfie the Alien Hunter from 29th April - 1st May 2017.

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Elgar's

Elgar's "Dream of Gerontius"

Snape | Sat 13th May 2017

"An Evening of Divine Enchantment" - Beccles Choral Society and Gippeswyk Singers present Elgar's "Dream of Gerontius" with the Lambeth Orchestra. 

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Oh! Carol

Oh! Carol

Lowestoft | Fri 05th May 2017

From their humble beginnings in Brooklyn to the dizzying heights of their success in the 50's & 60's.

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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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Annual Framlingham Soap Box Race

Annual Framlingham Soap Box Race

Framlingham | Sun 21st May 2017

The Annual Framlingham Soap Box Race returns to the Market Hill in Framlingham on Sunday 21st May 2017 and the usual thrills and spills of the event always attracts big crowds and some fantastic entertainment.

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Back to Bacharach

Back to Bacharach

Lowestoft | Fri 19th May 2017

Back to Bacharach’ celebrates the magical music of Burt Bacharach, one of the most accomplished popular composers of the 20th Century, who together with Hal David penned some of the most iconic hits that stand the test of time.

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10 Year Celebration

10 Year Celebration

Ipswich | Mon 01st - Sun 07th May 2017

The Suffolk Food Hall is celebrating 10 years in business in May, come on down and celebrate with 7 days of fun, laughs and giveaways! and some cake too....

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The Alde Valley Spring Festival 2017

The Alde Valley Spring Festival 2017

Saxmundham | Sat 22nd Apr - Sun 21st May 2017

A four week celebration of food, farming, landscape & the Arts.

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Jazz East @ The Alex

Jazz East @ The Alex

Felixstowe |

Jazz East is a Sunday evening club that brings some of the UK's greatest jazz musicians to Felixstowe.

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Afternoon Tea Cruise

Afternoon Tea Cruise

Ipswich | Fri 05th May 2017

A leisurely three hour cruise from Ipswich to the mouth of the river and back.

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Brittens Beach

Brittens Beach

Snape | Sat 08th Apr - Thu 04th May 2017

A new collection from one of the Gallery’s most collected artists.

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Sunday Roast Orwell Barge Cruise

Sunday Roast Orwell Barge Cruise

Ipswich | Sun 07th May 2017

A leisurely three hour cruise from Ipswich to the mouth of the river and back followed by a Sunday Roast once back at the Quay.

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Pirates Ball (In the Woods!)

Pirates Ball (In the Woods!)

Halesworth | Sat 13th - Sun 14th May 2017

Maui Waui sets up INTO THE WOODS once again to bring you the 3rd Pirates Party! This year they’ll be sticking to the Pirate theme and want to see all the scallywags, captains and shipmates in your finest costumes!

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Big Top Cinema presents PULP FICTION in the Woods!

Big Top Cinema presents PULP FICTION in the Woods!

Halesworth | Fri 12th - Sat 13th May 2017

With tables and chairs, a fully stocked bar, hot food, candlelit tables and a beautiful woodland setting, this will be a visual cinematic treat.

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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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Storyteller of the Year Entertains

Storyteller of the Year Entertains

Bungay | Thu 11th May 2017

The Bard of Windmill Hill turns the absurd, bewildering and frequently frustrating aspects of modern life into laughter fodder.

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Suffolk Cream Tea Barge Cruise

Suffolk Cream Tea Barge Cruise

Ipswich |

Suffolk Cream Tea Cruises run every Wednesday and Sunday from June to September, departing from the Old Custom’s House in Ipswich Dock. 

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Suffolk Supper Barge Cruise

Suffolk Supper Barge Cruise

Ipswich |

Sailing Barge Victor is a perfect marriage of a majestic and traditionally rigged 19th century sailing vessel with comfortable, modern facilities for guests.

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Push The Boat Out at Aldeburgh Yacht Club

Push The Boat Out at Aldeburgh Yacht Club

Aldeburgh | Sun 21st May 2017

Come and have a go at sailing. Everyone is invited to come to Aldeburgh Yacht Club on Sunday 21 May and enjoy some sailing. 

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Storyteller of the Year Entertains

Storyteller of the Year Entertains

Lowestoft | Fri 12th May 2017

The Bard of Windmill Hill turns the absurd, bewildering and frequently frustrating aspects of modern life into laughter fodder. Witty, ironic and waspish, this is social comment and cerebral stand-up at its best.

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A Stitch in Time

A Stitch in Time

Bungay | Sat 29th Apr - Wed 03rd May 2017

A celebration of textile art through the ages including historic, ecclesiastical and contemporary work.

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Beccles Food and Drink Festival 2017

Beccles Food and Drink Festival 2017

Beccles | Sat 27th May 2017

 A wide variety of local and regional food and drink stalls feature, along with a cookery theatre, buskers and a childrens activity hub with face painting, Punch and Judy and story telling, are set to make this a fun filled free event for all the family.

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RYA Push the Boat Out

RYA Push the Boat Out

Aldeburgh | Sat 13th May 2017

Visitors will have the opportunity to sail with experienced club member and view the club facilities.

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Woottens Grand Spring Fair

Woottens Grand Spring Fair

Halesworth | Sun 07th May 2017

Huge range of specialist plants available for browsing & buying plus arts, crafts, food and much more.

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70s and 80s Disco Cruise

70s and 80s Disco Cruise

Ipswich | Sat 20th May 2017

Three and a half hour return cruise along the River Orwell from Ipswich, accompanied by hits from the best disco era!

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Sunday Buffet Lunch Cruise

Sunday Buffet Lunch Cruise

Ipswich |

Take in the fantastic scenery, boats and wildlife along the River Orwell whislt enjoying waitress served canapés, followed by a buffet lunch of cold meats, quiches, salads and homemade breads.

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Felixstowe Kite, Craft, Kids & Car Festival

Felixstowe Kite, Craft, Kids & Car Festival

Felixstowe | Sun 21st May 2017

The Rotary Club of Felixstowe Landguard are organising a fun day for the whole family, at the International School in Garrison Lane, Felixstowe.

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A Festival of Flowers

A Festival of Flowers

Framlingham | Fri 26th - Mon 29th May 2017

Daily programme including art exhibition, drop-in art workshop, live music and café.

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Summer Serenade

Summer Serenade

Framlingham | Sat 27th May 2017

A concert for voice and piano performed by award-winning soprano, Claire Weston, accompanied by John Hutchings.

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There but for fortune - the lives of others

There but for fortune - the lives of others

Ipswich | Wed 03rd - Sat 27th May 2017

Susie Mendelsson was born in London to Jewish parents who both fled Germany because of the war. 

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Celebrate the launch of Snape Maltings Concert Hall Cafe

Celebrate the launch of Snape Maltings Concert Hall Cafe

Snape | Sat 29th Apr - Mon 01st May 2017

Join in with a weekend of food and drink activities to celebrate the official launch of the Concert Hall Cafe in the heart of Snape Maltings.


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