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PUBLISHED: 09:00 22 August 2008 | UPDATED: 07:36 01 August 2010

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FRIDAY, 22/08/2008



EVENTS

BECCLES. Hungate Church: Teas and coffee served from 10-11.30am, Fairtrade stall selling foodstuffs and stationery 10-12noon, church open for private prayer 10-11.

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FRIDAY, 22/08/2008

EVENTS

BECCLES. Hungate Church: Teas and coffee served from 10-11.30am, Fairtrade stall selling foodstuffs and stationery 10-12noon, church open for private prayer 10-11.30am.

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

FRAMINGHAM PIGOT. Gull: Friday Chill Out, music and barbecue, from 6pm.

SHOWS

SOUTHWOLD. St Edmund's Hall, Cumberland Road: The Lady Vanishes (thriller) - Jill Freud and Friends, 8pm £5.50-£15.50, 01502 724441 (day) or 01502 722389 (evening).

GIGS

PORINGLAND. Dove: Lee Vasey Big Band, outside event, bring seating, hog roast available (pay on night), 7.30pm £5.

SALES

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

EXHIBITIONS

BECCLES. The UpStAiRs Gallery, Exchange Square: Suffolk Open Studios County Show, 10am-4.30pm. Joel Benjamin (Sheepgate Gallery) to August 29, 10am-4.30pm.

BUNGAY. Bungay Library: Quilts exhibition and sale, featuring quilts, wallhangings, cushions, pictures, cards and bags by local quilters, 9-12.30pm.

HALESWORTH. The Cut: Paintings and prints by Debbie Ayles (Concourse); forged metal and carved wood sculptures by Mark Fuller (Malt Room) to September 6.

HARLESTON. Harleston Bookshop, The Old Market Place: Paintings by the Friday Group tutored by John Lidzey, 9.30-5pm.

SATURDAY, 23/08/2008

EVENTS

BECCLES. Goosegreen Nurseries, Goosegreen East (off Common Lane): Public open day, more than quarter million plants in 1200 varieties available, 9am-6pm donations welcome for Beccles Mayoral Fund.

St Benet's Minster, St Mary's Road: Flower Festival - theme Saints, refreshments and stalls, 10am-5pm free.

The Quaker Rooms: Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 7pm.

BERGH APTON. Garden in an Orchard: Garden open, 3.5 acres of rare and unusual plants, half-acre wild flowers, 11am-6pm £2.

BUNGAY. St Mary's Church: Guided tours of town and castle, 2pm and 3pm.

GELDESTON. Village Hall: Produce and Crafts Show, open to public from 3pm; plus fete at Riverview, Big Row from 2pm.

HARLESTON. King George Hall: Harleston and Waveney Festival: African drumming workshop for children, 3-4pm free but booking essential 01379 852221 or 855111.

St George's Hall: Harleston and Waveney Festival: Mark Cocker in Conversation, reading from his work and discussing the birds and wildlife of Norfolk and beyond with Terence Blacker, 12 noon £6 including refreshments, 01379 852221 or 855111.

St John's Church: Harleston and Waveney Festival: Exhibition by Bungay Camera Club and Harleston Community Crafts 10am-4pm; walk around the town, 2.30pm.

GIGS

BUNGAY. Community Centre: Tony Bryant, bring your own food and drink, 8.15-11.45pm.

SALES

BECCLES. New Market: French market, 9am-9pm.

EXHIBITIONS

BECCLES. The UpStAiRs Gallery, Exchange Square: Suffolk Open Studios County Show, 10am-4.30pm. Joel Benjamin (Sheepgate Gallery) to August 29, 10am-4.30pm.

BUNGAY. Bungay Library: Quilts exhibition and sale, featuring quilts, wallhangings, cushions, pictures, cards and bags by local quilters, 9-5pm.

HALESWORTH. The Cut: Paintings and prints by Debbie Ayles (Concourse); forged metal and carved wood sculptures by Mark Fuller (Malt Room) to September 6.

HARLESTON. Harleston Bookshop, The Old Market Place: Paintings by the Friday Group tutored by John Lidzey, 9.30-5pm.

SUNDAY, 24/08/2008

EVENTS

ALBURGH. All Saints' Church: Morning service (a service of the word), 11am.

BARNBY. Church: Holy communion (BCP), 11am.

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

BECCLES. St Michael's Church: Holy communion (BCP), speaker Mark Bee, 9am; holy communion, preacher Canon John Beauchamp, 10.30am; summer songs of praise with Canon John Beauchamp, 8pm.

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

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

St Benet's Minster, St Mary's Road: Flower Festival - theme Saints, refreshments and stalls, 10am-5pm free.

St Luke's Church: Morning worship, preacher Bishop Gavin Reid, 10.30am.

Hungate Church: Morning worship, 10.45am.

BERGH APTON. Garden in an Orchard: Garden open, 3.5 acres of rare and unusual plants, half-acre wild flowers, 11am-6pm £2.

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

BUNGAY. Holy Trinity Church: Holy communion, 8am; morning praise, 10am.

Emmanuel Church (United Reformed/Methodist): Morning service, 10.45am.

DENTON. Chapel: Service, 9.30am.

DITCHINGHAM. St Mary's Church: Holy communion, 11am.

EARSHAM. All Saints' Church: Summer praise (a service of the word), 11am.

FLIXTON. Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum: Sixty aircraft and thousands of aviation artefacts, light refreshments, shop, bric-a-brac stalls, 10am-5pm free.

HADDISCOE. St Mary's Church: Home-made teas, plus gardens at Devil's End open, 2-5pm.

HARLESTON. 10 Wilderness Close: Battle of Britain barbecue, 12.30pm £5 (proper barbecue); booking essential 01379 853967; in aid of Royal Air Forces Association.

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

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

HENSTEAD. Henstead Exotic Garden: Open garden, bamboos, palms, banana trees and other exotic plantings, 11am-5pm £3; proceeds Ulceritic Colitis charity.

ILKETSHALL ST LAWRENCE Ilketshall Hall (B144 Halesworth to Bungay Road): Waveney Country Fair, dog show, gymkhana and show jumping (entry on the day), bar and food, free entry.

LODDON. Jubilee Hall Playing Field: Charity football match in aid of CRY and the Royal Marsden Hospital, in memory of Kevin Sayer and Matthew Green, kick-off 12 noon.

SISLAND. St Mary's Church: Afternoon tea, 2-4pm.

THURLTON. Bowls Club, Church Road: Bowls Tournament (youth/adult), spectators welcome, 10am.

TOPCROFT. The Lodge: Country Market Day with Fun Dog and Agility Show, stalls, jewellery, rug making, sausage making, books, barbecue etc, 11am-4.30pm lucky programme £2; proceeds St Margaret's Church.

WORLINGHAM. Church: Holy communion, 8am; family service with baptism, 9.45am.

FITNESS

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

CONCERTS

CRATFIELD. St Mary's Church: Blyth Valley Chamber Music presents the Rautio Piano Trio, programme of works by Haydn, Benjamin Wallfisch, Debussy, Schubert and Schnittke, 3pm £7-£12.50, 01728 453193.

GIGS

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

Bear and Bells: Cool Blue Jazz Evening, swing jazz, 8-10.30pm, restaurant reservations available.

BROOME. Broome Lodge, Loddon Road: Jazz in the Park featuring the Sole Bay Jazz Band with Murphy's Lore (trad/modern Irish band), includes tea and cakes in the garden, bring picnics, gates 2.30pm, music 3-8pm £7 adv/£9 on gate (under 12s free), tickets from the Artichoke (Broome), Ditchingham Post Office or venue (01508 518177); proceeds parish church restoration fund.

GELDESTON. Locks Inn: Pink Tractor charity event, featuring Adele Swallow, Dead Reckoning, Dub-I-Us sounds and other local acoustic artists, barbecue, hog roast available, 12.30-7pm; in aid of Cancer Research

RAVENINGHAM. Raveningham Centre: The Balkanettes (female folk vocal group), 1-3pm.

SALES

HALESWORTH. The Thoroughfare: Antiques Street Market, antique dealers from around the country, 10am-5pm (donations and bucket collection for British Heart Foundation).

EXHIBITIONS

BUNGAY. Bungay Library: Quilts exhibition and sale, featuring quilts, wallhangings, cushions, pictures, cards and bags by local quilters, 10-3pm.

MONDAY, 25/08/2008

EVENTS

BECCLES. Goosegreen Nurseries, Goosegreen East (off Common Lane): Public open day, more than quarter million plants in 1200 varieties available, 9am-6pm donations welcome for Beccles Mayoral Fund.

St Benet's Minster, St Mary's Road: Flower Festival - theme Saints, refreshments and stalls, 10am-5pm free.

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

St Luke's: Fancy Dress Parade and Fair, 2-4pm.

Quaker Hall: Cross-Stitch Club, 7.30pm, 01502 575334.

BERGH APTON. Garden in an Orchard: Garden open, 3.5 acres of rare and unusual plants, half-acre wild flowers, 11am-6pm £2.

FLIXTON. Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum: Sixty aircraft and thousands of aviation artefacts, light refreshments, shop, bric-a-brac stalls, 10am-5pm free.

HARLESTON. Recreation Ground: Harleston and Waveney Festival: Family Fun Day, activities, classic cars, music, stalls, bar, refreshments and more, 11am-5pm.

WANGFORD, BECCLES. Angel Inn: Charity fun day, all day live music, classic car show, bouncy castle, tombola, raffle and more, 12 noon-11.30pm; proceeds Cancer Research UK and Help an East Coast Child.

SHOWS

SOUTHWOLD. St Edmund's Hall, Cumberland Road: The Lady Vanishes (thriller) - Jill Freud and Friends, 8pm £5.50-£15.50, 01502 724441 (day) or 01502 722389 (evening).

GIGS

LAXFIELD. Royal Oak: Kitty La Roar, female jazz-cabaret artist, 7pm til late.

DANCES

HARLESTON. United Reformed Hall, Mendham Lane: Modern jive with the Jive Club, beginners and improvers 8-10.30pm.

EXHIBITIONS

BUNGAY. Bungay Library: Quilts exhibition and sale, featuring quilts, wallhangings, cushions, pictures, cards and bags by local quilters, 9am-12.30pm.

BECCLES. The UpStAiRs Gallery, Exchange Square: Suffolk Open Studios County Show, 10am-4.30pm. Joel Benjamin (Sheepgate Gallery) to August 29, 10am-4.30pm.

HARLESTON. Harleston Bookshop, The Old Market Place: Paintings by the Friday Group tutored by John Lidzey, 9am-12.30pm.

TUESDAY, 26/08/2008

EVENTS

BARSHAM. Village Hall: Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 8pm.

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

FLIXTON. Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum: Sixty aircraft and thousands of aviation artefacts, light refreshments, shop, bric-a-brac stalls, 10am-5pm free.

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

WORLINGHAM. Church: Benefice prayer meeting, 9.30am.

FITNESS

CARLTON COLVILLE. Carlton Colville Community Centre, Hall Road: Keep fit for ages 50+, 1.45-2.45pm, 01502 562953 (Norma).

SALES

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

EXHIBITIONS

BECCLES. The UpStAiRs Gallery, Exchange Square: Suffolk Open Studios County Show, 10am-4.30pm. Joel Benjamin (Sheepgate Gallery) to August 29, 10am-4.30pm.

BUNGAY. Bungay Library: Quilts exhibition and sale, featuring quilts, wallhangings, cushions, pictures, cards and bags by local quilters, 9am-5pm.

HALESWORTH. The Cut: Paintings and prints by Debbie Ayles (Concourse); forged metal and carved wood sculptures by Mark Fuller (Malt Room) to September 6.

HARLESTON. Harleston Bookshop, The Old Market Place: Paintings by the Friday Group tutored by John Lidzey, 9.30-5pm.

WEDNESDAY, 27/08/2008

EVENTS

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

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

BROOME. Village Hall: Bungay Camera Club, judging Southwold field trip work, demonstration on mounting photographs, 7.30pm.

FLIXTON. Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum: Sixty aircraft and thousands of aviation artefacts, light refreshments, shop, bric-a-brac stalls, 10am-5pm free.

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

WORLINGHAM. Church: Holy communion, 10am.

EXHIBITIONS

BUNGAY. Bungay Library: Quilts exhibition and sale, featuring quilts, wallhangings, cushions, pictures, cards and bags by local quilters, 9am-5pm.

HALESWORTH. The Cut: Paintings and prints by Debbie Ayles (Concourse); forged metal and carved wood sculptures by Mark Fuller (Malt Room) to September 6.

THURSDAY, 28/08/2008

EVENTS

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

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

Waveney Centre: Whist drive, 1.45pm.

FLIXTON. Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum: Sixty aircraft and thousands of aviation artefacts, light refreshments, shop, bric-a-brac stalls, 10am-5pm free.

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.

GIGS

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

DANCES

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

BECCLES. The UpStAiRs Gallery, Exchange Square: Suffolk Open Studios County Show, 10am-4.30pm. Joel Benjamin (Sheepgate Gallery) to August 29, 10am-4.30pm.

BUNGAY. Bungay Library: Quilts exhibition and sale, featuring quilts, wallhangings, cushions, pictures, cards and bags by local quilters, 9am-5pm.

HALESWORTH. The Cut: Paintings and prints by Debbie Ayles (Concourse); forged metal and carved wood sculptures by Mark Fuller (Malt Room) to September 6.

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