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May 2018

Boxfest

May 25 - May 29
Fleece Hotel (Boxford) Boxford, Suffolk CO10 5DX United Kingdom + Google Map
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Wild Tree Fair

May 25 - May 27
Secret Location (Norfolk) Norfolk United Kingdom + Google Map
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Spring-Fest

May 25
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 25th May 2018 at 12:00am

One event on 26th May 2018 at 12:00am

One event on 27th May 2018 at 12:00am

Various Places (Woodbridge) Woodbridge, Suffolk United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Free live music in Woodbridge at: The Angel The Kings Head The Crown The Table Silent disco every evening

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Timepiece

May 25
Cathedral (Norwich) Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom + Google Map

Sounds on the hour, every hour. Beginning with a solo singer at midday, building to a full choir by 9pm and fading back to a single voice at midnight, Timepiece will explore our relationship with time – how it affects and influences us, how we speed it up and slow it down and how music helps us to change our perceptions of it. This new durational choral piece from the acclaimed Voice Project is specially created and directed by Sian Croose and…

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Party by the Pitch

May 25 - May 26
Football Club (Wickham Market), High St
Wickham Market, Suffolk IP13 0HE United Kingdom
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Hilary Spurling

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Chapelfield Gardens (Norwich), Chapelfield Gardens
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1TN United Kingdom
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£8

One of our greatest biographers, Costa Book of the Year winner Hilary Spurling discusses her long-awaited portrait of Anthony Powell, the author of the undisputed classic A Dance to the Music of Time. ‘Deliciously readable’ The Guardian

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Caspar Henderson

May 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Chapelfield Gardens (Norwich), Chapelfield Gardens
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1TN United Kingdom
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£8

In these dark and disconcerting times, Caspar Henderson (author of The Book of Barely Imagined Beings) draws on philosophy, natural history, art, religion, neuroscience and nanotechnology to cast light on the wonders of the world.

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The Dime Notes

May 25 @ 1:00 pm
The Apex, Arc Shopping Centre
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom

Viv Albertine

May 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chapelfield Gardens (Norwich), Chapelfield Gardens
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1TN United Kingdom
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£8

In her follow-up to Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys. (Book of the Year – Sunday Times, MOJO, NME, Rough Trade), punk musician Viv Albertine presents a fearless dissection of art, family, power, rebellion and female identity.

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In Memory of Rebecca McManus

May 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Chapelfield Gardens (Norwich), Chapelfield Gardens
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1TN United Kingdom
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A collective of the most exciting voices in poetry from UEA’s Creative Writing MA present a collaborative performance in memory of fellow student Rebecca McManus. Prepare for humour, drama, sorrow and celebration within a dynamic set which moves between the audience and the stage.

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Norwich Punk & Alternative Fest: Day 1

May 25 @ 6:00 pm
The Waterfront (Norwich), 139-141 King Street
Norwich, Norfolk NR1 1QH United Kingdom
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SHAM 69 (1977 Lineup) + UK SUBS + RUTS DC + EXTREME NOISE TERROR + MORE

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12 Steps From Genius

May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Chapelfield Gardens (Norwich), Chapelfield Gardens
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1TN United Kingdom
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Based on Leslie Jamison’s personal and profound book The Recovering: Intoxication and its Aftermath, this event will take the form of a twelve-step meeting with artists, writers and anonymous addicts sharing their experiences of genius and dysfunction.

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Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

May 25 @ 7:30 pm
Nowton Park (Bury), Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk United Kingdom + Google Map

Featuring GILSON LAVIS with Special Guest MARC ALMOND and Guest Vocalists RUBY TURNER & LOUISE MARSHALL. OEP Live! by arrangement with One Fifteen presents – JOOLS HOLLAND & HIS RHYTHM & BLUES ORCHESTRA featuring GILSON LAVIS and Special Guest MARC ALMOND and Guest Vocalists RUBY TURNER & LOUISE MARSHALL as 1 of 3 NOWTON NIGHTS New and Exclusive to the Bury St Edmunds 2018 Annual Festival at NOWTON PARK, BURY ST EDMUNDS on FRIDAY, 25TH MAY 2018. In 1987, The…

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The Trout Quintet

May 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Playhouse Theatre (Norwich), 42-58 St George's St
Norwich, Norfolk NR3 1AB United Kingdom
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£22

Schubert Notturno in E-fl at major, Op. 148 (D. 897) Brahms Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, Op. 25 Brett Dean Skizzen fuer Siegbert Schubert Piano Quintet in A major “The Trout” Chamber music has always been known as the music of friends, and hearing Schubert’s ever-fresh Trout Quintet performed by five friends of exceptional musical calibre will be a highlight of this year’s Festival. The infectious melodies and bubbling charm of Schubert’s work are paired with the composer’s emotive Notturno in E flat…

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Wayfaring

May 25 @ 8:00 pm - May 26 @ 10:00 pm
Various Places (Norfolk) Norfolk United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Wayfaring is a journey of exploration, inspired by the present landscape and ancient routes of the Icknield Way. Along these routes, artists And Now: will create a series of artworks in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty inviting audiences to think about movement and migration; how we arrive at, understand, inhabit, protect and leave a space. Using local and found materials the artists will craft an installation on Wells Beach which audiences can move through, investigate and contribute to. On the final…

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The Roosters

May 25 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Kings Head (Bildeston), Bildeston, Suffolk IP7 7ED United Kingdom + Google Map

The Bildeston Kings Head Pub & Brewery’s 29th annual Beer & Music Festival 2018, 4pm Friday 25th May to the Bank Holiday Monday 28th May 11pm. Free entry! This family-friendly festival is run in the beer garden with over 30 real ales & 7 ciders from East Anglia, homemade food and live music all weekend. The Roosters rock/blues get our feet a stomping on Friday from 9pm.

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Ashley Henry

May 25 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Chapelfield Gardens (Norwich), Chapelfield Gardens
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1TN United Kingdom
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£15

Born and raised in South London, Henry graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 2016 and has gone on to perform and collaborate with the likes of Jason Marsalis, Terence Blanchard and Jean Toussaint. He released his Sony debut Easter EP in early 2018, drawing from jazz, hip-hop, R&B and punk. The EP sees Henry tackle a broad range of material in his original tracks and re-arrangements of tracks by revered US rapper Nas and indie punk trio The Enemy; it is…

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LeeStock

May 26 - May 27
Melford Hall (Long Melford) Long Melford, Suffolk CO10 9AA United Kingdom + Google Map
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Fake Festival – Peterborough

May 26
Peterborough Embankment, Embankment Road
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE1 1EF United Kingdom
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Lets Rock Norwich

May 26
Earlham Park (Norwich) Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom + Google Map
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Watch Out

May 26
Junction (Cambridge), Clifton Way
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB1 7GX United Kingdom
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Bank Holiday Festival

May 26 - May 27
Kings Arms (Frating), Frating, Essex CO7 7DJ United Kingdom + Google Map

This two day event is help in the garden of The Kings Arms, Frating but will be undercover. It is free to attend and the team will be raising money for Cancer Research UK as well as other charities who will be present over the weekend. Line up: Saturday 26th 12:30 Rush Hour 15:00 The Skittles 17:30 The Nutty Boy 20:00 The Lettuce Heads   Sunday 27th 12:30 Midlife Crisis 15:00 6 String Makeover 17:30 Stone Shuffle Jones 20:00 Stiff…

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May Bank Holiday Beer Festival

May 26 - May 28
Star Inn (Wenhaston), Wenhaston, Suffolk IP19 9HF United Kingdom + Google Map

Charles Fernyhough & Tom Shakespeare

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Chapelfield Gardens (Norwich), Chapelfield Gardens
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1TN United Kingdom
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What right do writers have to imagine beyond themselves, and when does this become cultural appropriation? Professor of Psychology and writer Charles Fernyhough chairs a discussion with Professor of Disability Research Tom Shakespeare on how books not only help us understand the diverse lives of others, but can shake up our very sense of self.

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Jackie Hagan, Owen Lowery & Tom Shakespeare

May 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Chapelfield Gardens (Norwich), Chapelfield Gardens
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1TN United Kingdom
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Where are all the disabled writers? Poets Owen Lowery and Jackie Hagan join Professor of Disability Research Tom Shakespeare to discuss the challenges they face and what society must do to break down these barriers.

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5×15 Bodies

May 26 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Chapelfield Gardens (Norwich), Chapelfield Gardens
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1TN United Kingdom
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Five speakers, 15 minutes each to blow your mind. A quick-fire exploration of the mysteries of our bodies and brains, from medical conditions so strange they leave doctors baffled to mental illness and the art of body modification.

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Blues Rock Fest

May 26 @ 1:00 pm - May 27 @ 12:00 am
Barleylands S&SC, 1 Barleylands Road
Billericay, Essex CM11 2UF United Kingdom
£20

Already announced to perform are: Stevie Nimmo Trio Sean Webster Will Wilde Brent Hutchinson The Blues Spiders Plus more acts to be announced in the coming weeks Tickets will be on sale soon for £20 (plus a small booking fee of £1.50 charged by our online provider) BAB Members get a £5 discount but you will need to ask us for the discount code if you are buying online, otherwise come and see us at the desk to get your…

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CHYME + Don’t Tell The Wife + The Glamtastics

May 26 @ 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Kings Head (Bildeston), Bildeston, Suffolk IP7 7ED United Kingdom + Google Map

The Bildeston Kings Head Pub & Brewery’s 29th annual Beer & Music Festival 2018, 4pm Friday 25th May to the Bank Holiday Monday 28th May 11pm. Free entry! This family-friendly festival is run in the beer garden with over 30 real ales & 7 ciders from East Anglia, homemade food and live music all weekend. Day 2 and the music starts at 1pm with a CHYME Session featuring young and up-and-coming artists, at 6pm there's Don't Tell The Wife's rock…

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D/deafness Writes Back!

May 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chapelfield Gardens (Norwich), Chapelfield Gardens
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1TN United Kingdom
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How does D/deafness affect one’s ability to write, perform and enjoy what others have written?Poet and performer Raymond Antrobus and children’s writer Joyce Dunbar shed light on the challenges and triumphs of D/deafness in the creative community. Hosted by writer Aliya Gulamani.

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Boar Fest

May 26 @ 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Blue Boar (Walsham le Willows), The Street
Walsham-le-Willows, Suffolk IP31 3AA United Kingdom
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Free

Live music all day with The Vapourisers, Rockney Rebels, Lick and a Promise

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Autism Writes Back!

May 26 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Chapelfield Gardens (Norwich), Chapelfield Gardens
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1TN United Kingdom
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Poet and novelist Joanne Limburg (The Autistic Alice) and author and journalist Laura James (Odd Girl Out) are joined by writer and academic Dr James McGrath to discuss the reality and misconceptions of living and writing with autism. This is a relaxed, autism-friendly event and a quiet space will be provided. The quiet space will be at The Garage – around 200 metres away form the venue across flat ground (mostly pavement) and across a road with a pedestrian crossing.…

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The Seafarers

May 26 @ 5:00 pm - May 27 @ 4:00 pm
Sealife Centre (Gt Yarmouth), Marine Parade
Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk NR30 2AH United Kingdom
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Free

Renowned dance company Stopgap collaborate with a cast of local dancers to bring to life the vivid music of acclaimed contemporary-folk band, Moulettes. The Seafarers celebrates our relationship with the sea and the journeys we make across it. Part gig, part spectacle, the 50-strong cast travel to and from distant lands with Great Yarmouth seafront as the backdrop. Stopgap Dance Company work with disabled and non-disabled artists who find innovative ways to collaborate, creating exhilarating dance productions.

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Norwich Punk & Alternative Fest: Day 2

May 26 @ 6:00 pm
The Waterfront (Norwich), 139-141 King Street
Norwich, Norfolk NR1 1QH United Kingdom
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THE EXPLOITED + THE MEMBRANES + SPEAR OF DESTINY + CRISIS + ANDY BLADE (EATER SET) + MORE TBA

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Johann Hari

May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Chapelfield Gardens (Norwich), Chapelfield Gardens
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1TN United Kingdom
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Is Everything We Know About Depression Wrong? What really causes depression and anxiety – and how can they be solved? Journalist,  TED speaker and author of New York Times bestseller Chasing the Scream Johann Hari talks about his new book Lost Connections, in which he presents new evidence and radical ways of thinking about one of the biggest crises of our time.

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Provisional Figures

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Drill House (Gt Yarmouth) Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR30 2LZ United Kingdom + Google Map

This exciting new piece of theatre by award-winning Portuguese film and theatre director Marco Martins is inspired by the stories of Portuguese immigrants who began arriving in Great Yarmouth in the mid-2000s. Now, more than 10,000 Portuguese have made Great Yarmouth their home, significantly changing the face of the town. Relating their personal stories, Provisional Figures gives voice to this community, their motivations for leaving their homeland, their quest for a new identity and the challenges and successes that follow.…

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Real Magic

May 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Playhouse Theatre (Norwich), 42-58 St George's St
Norwich, Norfolk NR3 1AB United Kingdom
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Real Magic creates a world of absurd disconnection, struggle and comical repetition. To the sound of looped applause and canned laughter, three performers take part in an impossible illusion – part mind-reading feat, part cabaret act, part nightmare game show – in which they are thrown back again and again to moments of hope and defeat. A compelling performance about optimism, individual agency and the desire for change.

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Maisha

May 26 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Chapelfield Gardens (Norwich), Chapelfield Gardens
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1TN United Kingdom
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£15

Maisha’s energetic show has been lighting up parties and jazz clubs all over London for the last year. Taking inspiration from Pharoah Sanders, Alice Coltrane and Idris Mohammad, the band fuse their jazz influences with West African and Afro-beat rhythms, courtesy of bandleader Jake Long  (2016 Yamaha Jazz Scholar). Having supported legendary artists such as Sun Ra Arkestra and Natalie ‘Floacist’ Stewart (Floetry), Maisha have proved they are a live act not to be missed.

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James Evans

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Chapelfield Gardens (Norwich), Chapelfield Gardens
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1TN United Kingdom
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Emigrants: Why the English Sailed to the New World Complete with God, cod, golds and despair, James Evans’ Evening Standardnumber one bestseller Emigrants charts the remarkable personal stories of people who made the treacherous journey from Britain to the Americas during the 17th century.

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Fred Pearce

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Chapelfield Gardens (Norwich), Chapelfield Gardens
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1TN United Kingdom
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Going Nuclear How concerned should we be about nuclear technology? What effect will radioactive waste have on generations to come? In Fallout, Fred Pearce takes a definitive look at humanity’s nuclear adventure since the dropping of the first atomic bomb.

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Caitlin Davies

May 27 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Chapelfield Gardens (Norwich), Chapelfield Gardens
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1TN United Kingdom
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Bad Girls Starting from HM Prison Holloway – one of the largest women’s prisons in Europe – Caitlin Davies explores real-life stories of incarcerated women over a 150-year period; suffragettes and spies, socialites and prostitutes, refugees and freedom fighters.

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Buskin’ Session + Meddle + Buzz

May 27 @ 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Kings Head (Bildeston), Bildeston, Suffolk IP7 7ED United Kingdom + Google Map

Beer Festival 25th to 28th May with 30 real ales & 7 ciders all from East Anglia, great home made food and live music all weekend - day 3 and the music starts at 1pm with a Open Mic/Buskin' Session with drinks vouchers for participating buskers, at 6pm there's the folk/pop covers from Meddle, followed at 9pm by lively rock'n'roll from BUZZ.

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Rachel Hewitt

May 27 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Chapelfield Gardens (Norwich), Chapelfield Gardens
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1TN United Kingdom
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The History of Emotion Emotions have their own history. Rachel Hewitt examines the lives of five influential figures whose thinking paved the way for our modern-day attitude towards emotion: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft, Thomas Beddoes and Tom Wedgwood.

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Hugh Lupton

May 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chapelfield Gardens (Norwich), Chapelfield Gardens
Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1TN United Kingdom
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The Assembly of the Severed Head Be transported to 13th-century Wales with Hugh Lupton, a central figure in the revival of UK storytelling. His masterful new novel tells the story of the making of The Mabinogion – ancient Welsh myths that are the earliest form of prose literature in Britain and have been an inspirational part of culture for hundreds of years.

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The Selion Swing Band + The Onion Band

May 28 @ 1:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Kings Head (Bildeston), Bildeston, Suffolk IP7 7ED United Kingdom + Google Map

Beer Festival 25th to 28th May with 30 real ales & 7 ciders all from East Anglia, great home made food and live music all weekend - day 4 and the music starts at 1pm with some chilled out Jazz/Swing music from The Selion Swing Band, finally followed at 6pm by the excellent alt-folk of The Onion Band...

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Childrens Festival

May 29
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until 30th May 2018

Stonham Barns Showground (Stonham Aspal) Stonham Aspal, Suffolk IP14 6AT United Kingdom + Google Map
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Pulse Ipswich Fringe

May 31 - June 9
Various Places (Ipswich), Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom + Google Map

Red Rooster Festival

May 31 @ 10:00 am - June 2 @ 11:30 pm
Euston Hall, Euston
Thetford, Suffolk IP24 2QW United Kingdom
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£59.50

Red Rooster champions the very best in RnB, Americana, Blues, Soul, Roots and Country. Now coming up to its 4th edition it is the go-to early summer event for those who wish to immerse themselves in a truly Deep South weekend experience of music, food and culture. Located in the beautiful surrounding park and secluded woodlands of Euston Hall in Suffolk on a 30-acre site, Red Rooster is hosted by Harry, Duke of Grafton, himself a huge fan of blues,…

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Knot

May 31 @ 7:00 pm
New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive
Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 2AS United Kingdom
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Me & Robin Hood

May 31 @ 8:45 pm
New Wolsey Studio, St. Georges St
Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 3NF United Kingdom
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June 2018

Suitcase Prize Day

June 1
New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive
Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 2AS United Kingdom
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