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PUBLISHED: 16:46 22 May 2008 | UPDATED: 07:25 01 August 2010

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FRIDAY, 23/05/2008



EVENTS

BECCLES. St Michael's: Coffee in the Undercroft, 10am.

Goosegreen Nurseries, Goosegreen East (off Common Lane): Public preview evening, raffle with good prizes, gardener's question time, refreshments, Guide Dogs only, 6-9pm £4 inclusive, 01502 715728 proceeds Pallative Care East unit at James Paget Hospital.

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FRIDAY, 23/05/2008

EVENTS

BECCLES. St Michael's: Coffee in the Undercroft, 10am.

Goosegreen Nurseries, Goosegreen East (off Common Lane): Public preview evening, raffle with good prizes, gardener's question time, refreshments, Guide Dogs only, 6-9pm £4 inclusive, 01502 715728 proceeds Pallative Care East unit at James Paget Hospital.

LODDON. Chedgrave Parish Church: Aren't the Broads Brilliant? Warblers, Wildfowl and Wild flowers, guided three-mile walk to Hardley Flood and back, 7.30-9.30pm free.

PORINGLAND. Library, Overtons Way: Silver Surfers' Internet session, 2-4pm free; book a 20 minute slot on 01508 494891.

WOODTON. King's Head: Beetle drive, 7.30pm; proceeds East Anglia's Children's Hospices (Quidenham).

SHOWS

HALESWORTH. The Cut, New Cut: Alarms and Excursions (seven comedies of embarrassment on theme of technology) - RoughCast Theatre Company, 7.30pm £7.50/concs £6.50, 0845 673 2123.

CONCERTS

BECCLES. St Michael's Church: Music and Readings for a Spring Evening with the Cantocordia Consort, featuring David Neil Jons (piano), Natalie Beauchamp (violin), Hannah Collings (harp) and Catherine Johnson (soprano), 7.30pm £8/under 16s £4, tickets from Beccles Sewing and Handicraft in Blyburgate, the Parish Office, Rigbourne Hill, Beccles or 01502 716370.

GIGS

BRAMFIELD. Queen's Head: Easy Does It, father and daughter band playing music from the 60s to the present day, free.

BUNGAY. Fisher Theatre, 10 Broad Street: Brooks Williams (blues guitarist), 7.30pm £7/concs £6, 01986 897130.

WANGFORD, BECCLES. The Plough: Strange Brew, 8.30pm.

DANCES

GILLINGHAM. Village Hall: Ballroom and Latin, intermediates 7.15pm £3.50, beginners 8.30pm £3, 01508 520850.

SALES

BECCLES. Quaker Hall, Smallgate: Beccles Country Market, 9.30-11am.

EXHIBITIONS

BECCLES. UpStaAiRs Gallery, Exchange Square: Works by Helen Cockburn, Deborah Newnham, Mark Ward and Helen Herbert, plus local works, commissions, gifts. This week a visit from a BBC film and art director, 10am-4.30pm except Wednesdays, Sundays and bank holidays, 01502 717191

HALESWORTH. The Cut: Art exhibitions to June 7 Spoon and Fork, Mark Cator (Concourse), Bob Billington (Malt Room).

SATURDAY, 24/05/2008

EVENTS

BECCLES. Goosegreen Nurseries, Goosegreen East (off Common Lane): Public open day, over 250,000 plants in 1200 varieties, donations, refreshments and raffle in aid of Palliative Care East, James Paget Hospital, Guide dogs only, 9am-9pm.

St Michael's Church: Brides and Flowers Exhibition, display of historic and modern wedding dresses, flowers, exhibition of wedding photographs taken at the church over the years, 10am-4pm.

Parish Church: Bell tower open, views over the Waveney Valley, 10.30am-4.30pm £2/under 12s £1; for church restoration funds.

Quaker Rooms: Alcoholics Anonymous 7pm.

BUNGAY. The Toy and Gift Emporium. Earsham Street: Free funky nail painting, first-come, first-served basis, 10am-3pm (childen must be accompanied by parent or guardian) .

HUNTINGFIELD. St Mary's Church: Art exhibition and sale, plus stalls, gardens open, country walks, art by children of Cookley and Walpole School, refreshments available, 10.30am-5pm; proceeds church funds and East Anglia's Children's Hospices .

ILKETSHALL ST. ANDREW. St Andrew's Church: Church open for viewing medieval paintings, refreshments available, 2-4pm.

WENHASTON. Woottens, Blackheath Road: Garden open for National Gardens Scheme, small romantic garden with scented plants, two acres of bearded irises, one acre of hemerocallis, 9.30am-5pm £1/concs 50p.

WORLINGHAM.

All Saints' Church: Flower festival - Bygones, 10am-6pm entry by voluntary donation.

SHOWS

HALESWORTH. The Cut, New Cut: Alarms and Excursions (seven comedies of embarrassment on theme of technology) - RoughCast Theatre Company, 7.30pm £7.50/concs £6.50, 0845 673 2123.

CONCERTS

TOFT MONKS. Old Granary Studio, Priory Farm, Maypole Green: The Pro Arte Quartet, 7.30pm £16, 01502 679088.

GIGS

BUNGAY. Community Centre: Live music with Chantell, bring own food, 8.15-11.45pm.

LODDON. Jub Club: The Soul Man, Al Sharpe, 8pm.

SALES

BECCLES. Precinct: Plant stall for horticultural society, 8.30-11.30am.

Hungate Hall: Table top sale, refreshments, proceeds to The Woodlark Trust, 10am-12noon free, 015022 714161.

EXHIBITIONS

HADDISCOE. St Mary's Church: Photographic exhibition, some prints for sale, refreshments, 1-4pm.

HALESWORTH. The Cut: Art exhibitions to June 7 Spoon and Fork, Mark Cator (Concourse), Bob Billington (Malt Room).

SUNDAY, 25/05/2008

EVENTS

ALBURGH. All Saints' Church: Service of the Word, 11am.

BARSHAM. Holy Trinity Church: Sung Eucharist, 11am.

BECCLES. St Michael's Church: Holy Communion (BCP), preacher Peter Langford, 9am; Holy Communion, preacher John Beauchamp, 10.30am. Brides and Flowers Exhibition, display of historic and modern wedding dresses, flowers, exhibition of wedding photographs taken at the church over the years, 12-4pm. Celebration of marriage service, special certificates to those who have been married 60 years or more, special award for Beccles' longest-married couple, 4pm.

Sir John Leman HS Hall: New Life Christian Fellowship, bible teaching, youth and children's programme, crèche, 10am.

St Luke's Church: Morning worship, preacher Phil Miller, 10.30am.

Baptist Church: Morning worship, 10.30am; Evening worship, 6.30pm.

BLYFORD. Parish Church: Flowers and teas, floral displays, stalls, teas, 12-4.30pm; for church funds.

BROOME. St Michael's Church: Morning prayer (BCP), 9.30am.

BUNGAY. Holy Trinity Church: Holy Communion, 8am; Morning Praise, 10am.

Emmanuel Church: Morning service, 10.45am.

DENTON. Chapel: Service of the Word, 9.30am.

EARSHAM. All Saints' Church: Fourth Sunday, 11am.

FLIXTON, BUNGAY. Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum: Vintage Military and Amateur Radio Society day, working vintage communications equipment on display, museum open, 10am-5pm free.

HALESWORTH. Garden Room, Halesworth Hospital: Alcoholics Anonymous, 5pm.

HEDENHAM. St Peter's Church: Holy Communion (BCP), 9.30am.

HENSTEAD. Henstead Exotic Garden, Yew Cottage: Garden open for National Gardens Scheme, one-acre with 50 large palms, 20 banana and 200 bamboo plants, two streams, 20ft tiered walkway leading to Thai-style wooden covered pavilion, Mediterranean and jungle plants around three large ponds with fish, 11am-5pm £3/children free .

HUNTINGFIELD. St Mary's Church: Art exhibition and sale, plus stalls, gardens open, country walks, art by children of Cookley and Walpole School, refreshments available, 10.30am-5pm; proceeds church funds and East Anglia's Children's Hospices .

NORTH COVE. Parish Church: Family service with baptism, 11am.

RINGSFIELD. All Saints' Church: Holy Communion (CW), 10am.

SOTTERLEY. Sotterley Hall and Church: Gardens open, birds of prey display, traditional village fete with games, stalls, teas, P51 Mustang fly past (3.30pm), sorry no dogs, 2-5.30pm £2/children free; proceeds St Margaret's Church .

TOPCROFT. Village: Open gardens, guide dogs only, refreshments available, 11am-5pm £3; proceeds St Margaret's Church.

WENHASTON. Woottens, Blackheath Road: Garden open for National Gardens Scheme, small romantic garden with scented plants, two acres of bearded irises, one acre of hemerocallis, 9.30am-5pm £1/concs 50p.

WORLINGHAM. All Saints' Church: Holy Communion, 8am; family service 9.45am. Flower festival - Bygones, 11am-6pm.

FITNESS

EARSHAM. Village Hall: Self defence class, all ages, 6.30-8pm.

GIGS

BECCLES. King's Head: Red Beans and Rice (New Orleans jazz), 8pm.

Bear and Bells: Cool Blue Jazz, swing jazz, 8-10.30pm.

GELDESTON. Locks Inn: R4, 2.30pm.

RAVENINGHAM. Raveningham Centre: Antiques market, 10am-5pm .

EXHIBITIONS

HADDISCOE. St Mary's Church: Photographic exhibition, some prints for sale, 1-4pm (organised by Haddiscoe Parochial Church Council).

HALESWORTH. The Cut: Art exhibitions to June 7 Spoon and Fork, Mark Cator (Concourse), Bob Billington (Malt Room).

MONDAY, 26/05/2008

EVENTS

BECCLES. Goosegreen Nurseries, Goosegreen East (off Common Lane): Public open day, over 250,000 plants in 1200 varieties, donations, refreshments and raffle in aid of Palliative Care East, James Paget Hospital, Guide dogs only, 9am-9pm.

St Michael's Church: Brides and Flowers Exhibition, display of historic and modern wedding dresses, flowers, exhibition of wedding photographs taken at the church over the years, 10am-4pm.

Parish Church: Bell tower open, views over the Waveney Valley, 10.30am-4.30pm £2/under 12s £1; for church restoration funds .

BERGH APTON. The Garden in an Orchard: Open garden, 3.5 acres with many rare and unusual plants laid out in an informal way, including half an acre of wild flowers, 11am-6pm £2

BLYFORD. Parish Church: Flowers and teas, floral displays, stalls, teas, 12-4.30pm; for church funds.

BUNGAY. Fisher Theatre, 10 Broad Street: Film - Brighton Rock (PG), 7.30pm £4/under 16s £2.50, 01986 897130.

Library, Wharton Street: Bungay Poetry Society, presentation by Beverly Ellis, 7.30pm; information 01986 895508.

FLIXTON. Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum: 60 aircraft and thousands of exhibits, free admission, 10am-5pm, 01986 896644.

HUNTINGFIELD. St Mary's Church: Art exhibition and sale, plus stalls, gardens open, country walks, art by children of Cookley and Walpole School, refreshments available, 10.30am-5pm; proceeds church funds and East Anglia's Children's Hospices .

TOPCROFT. Village: Open gardens, guide dogs only, refreshments available, 11am-5pm £3; proceeds St Margaret's Church.

WENHASTON. Woottens, Blackheath Road: Garden open for National Gardens Scheme, small romantic garden with scented plants, two acres of bearded irises, one acre of hemerocallis, 9.30am-5pm £1/concs 50p.

WORLINGHAM. All Saints' Church: Flower festival - Bygones, 10am-6pm.

GIGS

GELDESTON. Locks Inn: The Rum Brothers (folk, country and blues), 2pm.

DANCES

HARLESTON. United Reformed Hall, Mendham Lane: Modern jive with the Jive Club, beginners and improvers 8-10.30pm £5, 01953 455500 (Sandra).

SALES

SHADINGFIELD. Village Hall (Abbey): Giant book sale, refreshments, 11am-4pm.

WISSET. Village Hall: Table top sale, books, junk, collectables, hanging baskets, refreshments, proceeds to Wisset Community Council, 10am-4pm.

EXHIBITIONS

HADDISCOE. St Mary's Church: Photographic exhibition, some prints for sale, 1-4pm (organised by Haddiscoe Parochial Church Council) .

HALESWORTH. The Cut: Art exhibitions to June 7 Spoon and Fork, Mark Cator (Concourse), Bob Billington (Malt Room).

TUESDAY, 27/05/2008

EVENTS

BARSHAM. Village Hall: Alcoholics Anonymous, 8pm.

BECCLES. St Luke's Church: Holy Communion, 10.30am.

Conservative Club: Whist drive, 7.30pm £1.50 inc tea and biscuits.

FLIXTON. Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum: 60 aircraft and thousands of exhibits, free admission, 10am-5pm, 01986 896644.

HALESWORTH. Halesworth and District Museum: Open 10am-12.30pm admission free.

LODDON. Chedgrave Church Rooms: Chedgrave & District WI “Life as a Tourist Information Office Manager”.

WORLINGHAM. Church Hall: Benefice prayer meeting, 9.30am.

DANCES

BRAMFIELD. Village Hall: Ballroom, Latin and sequence with Stardust Sounds CDs, class 2-4.30pm £3 including refreshments, 01986 784598.

THURTON. Village Hall: Ballroom and Latin, improvers 7.15pm £3.50, advanced 8.30pm £3.50, 01508 520850.

SALES

LODDON. The Hollies: Loddon Country Market, 9.15-10.45am.

EXHIBITIONS

HALESWORTH. The Cut: Art exhibitions to June 7 Spoon and Fork, Mark Cator (Concourse), Bob Billington (Malt Room).

WEDNESDAY, 28/05/2008

EVENTS

BECCLES. Waveney Centre: Short mat bowls, 10.30am.

Blyburgate Hall: Beccles Flower Club, floral demonstration - Outside In, 7.30pm £3/members £1.50.

Friends' Meeting House: Knit and Knatter, 7.30-9.30pm.

St Johns Ambulance Training Centre: Buddhist meditation class 7.30-9pm £5 donation per class.

BROOME. Village Hall: Bungay Camera Club, Colin Took's slide show - That's Entertainment, 7.30pm .

BUNGAY. Fisher Theatre, 10 Broad Street: Film - Brighton Rock (PG), 2.30pm £4/under 16s £2.50, 01986 897130.

FLIXTON. Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum: 60 aircraft and thousands of exhibits, free admission, 10am-5pm, 01986 896644.

HARLESTON. Library: Children's poetry workshop and competition, learn about poetry writing, write a poem for entry into Summer poetry competition being held by Rackhams Funeral Service (entries must be in by July 14), 10am-12; information 01379 853094.

United Reformed Church, Mendham Lane: Harleston and District Historical Society, talk - Catering the Royal Navy Way Part 1, 7.30pm.

ILKETSHALL ST. ANDREW. St Andrew's Church: Church open for viewing medieval paintings, refreshments available, 11am-3pm.

WORLINGHAM. Parish Church: Holy Communion, 10am.

EXHIBITIONS

HALESWORTH. The Cut: Art exhibitions to June 7 Spoon and Fork, Mark Cator (Concourse), Bob Billington (Malt Room).

THURSDAY, 29/05/2008

EVENTS

BECCLES. St Michael's Church: Holy Communion (BCP), 11am.

St Luke's Church: Link Lunch Club, tel 716370 for transport.

Waveney Centre: Whilst drive, 1.45pm.

Hungate Church: Meeting about Homelessness in East Anglia, 7.30pm.

FLIXTON. Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum: 60 aircraft and thousands of exhibits, free admission, 10am-5pm, 01986 896644.

HALESWORTH. Halesworth and District Museum: Open 10am-12.30pm admission free.

LODDON. Church Plain Surgery: Patients' Participation Group AGM, 7.30pm.

PORINGLAND. Library: Dinosaur Daze, dinosaur stories and activities for children aged eight and under, their parents/carers (children must be accompanied by adult), 2.30-3.15pm.

RINGSFIELD. Village Hall: Offspring/parent group, 10-11.30am.

FITNESS

BECCLES. Hungate Hall: Wild Goose Qigong for health, flexibility and relaxation, all ages, 6.30-8pm £5.

GILLINGHAM. Village Hall: Keep fit classes for mature ladies and gentlemen, 2-3pm.

KIRBY BEDON. Church Hall: Yoga, 7-8.15pm.

GIGS

GELDESTON. Locks Inn: Open folk session with Bric-a-Brac, 9pm.

METTINGHAM. Tally Ho: Sole Bay Jazz Band, 8.30pm.

DANCES

ALPINGTON. Village Hall: Ballroom and Latin, beginners 8.30pm £3, 01508 520850.

BECCLES. Waveney House Hotel, Puddingmoor: Salsa with Alegria, 8-11pm, 07710 205557.

SALES

BUNGAY. Community Centre, Upper Olland Street: Bungay Country Market, 9.30-11am.

EXHIBITIONS

HALESWORTH. The Cut: Art exhibitions to June 7 Spoon and Fork, Mark Cator (Concourse), Bob Billington (Malt Room).

FRIDAY, 30/05/2008

EVENTS

BECCLES. Quaker Rooms: Chakra Dancing Workshop, how to heal the body's system through dance, 9.30am £5, to book 01502 561816.

St Michael's: Coffee in the Undercroft, 10am.

SHOWS

BUNGAY. Fisher Theatre, 10 Broad Street: Betrayal (drama) by Harold Pinter - Black Ram, 7.30pm £9/concs £7.50, 01986 897130.

DANCES

GILLINGHAM. Village Hall: Ballroom and Latin, intermediates 7.15pm £3.50, beginners 8.30pm £3, 01508 520850.

SALES

BECCLES. Quaker Hall, Smallgate: Beccles Country Market, 9.30-11am.

EXHIBITIONS

HALESWORTH. The Cut: Art exhibitions to June 7 Spoon and Fork, Mark Cator (Concourse), Bob Billington (Malt Room).


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