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What’s on in Suffolk and north Essex this weekend? Take a look at our guide

PUBLISHED: 19:00 13 September 2017 | UPDATED: 08:12 14 September 2017

Circus Petite will be bringing fun for families to three Suffolk venues this September. Picture: SIMON BALLARD

Circus Petite will be bringing fun for families to three Suffolk venues this September. Picture: SIMON BALLARD

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As you count down the days until the weekend why not use our what’s on guide to plan how you spend it. From food festivals to circus acts, there is something for everyone.

Spend a relaxing day fishing at Suffolk Water Park this weekend. Picture: SUFFOLK WATER PARK Spend a relaxing day fishing at Suffolk Water Park this weekend. Picture: SUFFOLK WATER PARK

Free Family Fishing

September 16

Have you always wanted to have a go at fishing? Well now is your chance!

Suffolk Water Park is holding a free family fishing day this Saturday.

Whether you have fished before or are a beginner, there is something for everybody.

Learn how it’s done, learn a new tactic or brush up on skills you may have forgotten with the coaches.

There will also be a nature hunt and other activities for those who don’t fancy fishing.

For more details visit the events Facebook page.

Endulge in some delicious streetfood at Newmarket on Saturday. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Endulge in some delicious streetfood at Newmarket on Saturday. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Newmarket Food and Drink Festival

September 16 and 17

Sink your teeth into some of the delicious street food which will be on offer at Newmarket’s Food and Drink Festival this weekend.

You can expect bespoke stalls, deli style producers, homewares and delicious drinks.

Celebrity chef Sophie Grigson will be there to help you improve your cooking skills, as well as local chef Theo Randall.

There will also be the first ever buskers competition, make sure you catch the buskers’ performances around the town centre.

What makes the event even better is the fact it is free.

For more details visit their website.

Juglling will be one of the many different acts at Circus Petite. Picture: SIMON BALLARD Juglling will be one of the many different acts at Circus Petite. Picture: SIMON BALLARD

Circus Petite

September 7 through to September 24

The circus comes to Suffolk!

Why not book tickets to see a performance from Circus Petite, as they conduct their second tour.

You can catch them in Woodbridge, Capel St Mary and Felixstowe.

Meet Justo the clown, be impressed by rope walking and jugglers, and feel the heat from the fire displays.

A jam packed show full of excitement which will be enjoyed by the whole family.

To book tickets visit their website.

Visit HighTide's website to check out the line up for this weekends event. Picture: CONTRIBUTED Visit HighTide's website to check out the line up for this weekends event. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

HighTide Arts Festival

September 12 through to September 17

Spend your weekend at the eleventh annual HighTide arts festival in Aldeburgh.

Experience the latest productions, world premiers, world class artists, comedy and so much more!

There will be performances from Katie Bonna, The Garage, and many more.

On top of that, the festival introduces a new theatre called The Mix - it has 260 seats and offers audiences something unique.

The festival will be taking place on Aldeburgh beach, head down and enjoy the amazing live performances.

Intrigued? You should be! For more details visit their website.

Watch the animals come alive at night this weekend at Colchester Zoo. Picture: ELLIOT FROST Watch the animals come alive at night this weekend at Colchester Zoo. Picture: ELLIOT FROST

Starlight Safari Night

September 16 and 30

See Colchester Zoo like you never have before.

Colchester Zoo is expanding its opening times so you can see how the animals behave at night.

Special feeds, displays, tales by a camp fire and training sessions are just a few things you can expect.

Grab your torch and treat yourself to an evening alongside your favourite animals.

From cheeky chimps to terrifying tigers, it will be great to see them out of hours.

For more details and to see a full timetable of what’s on offer visit their website.

Watch The Rocky Horror Show at Essex's outdoor cinema. Picture: MUSIC ART STUDY Watch The Rocky Horror Show at Essex's outdoor cinema. Picture: MUSIC ART STUDY

Essex Outdoor Cinema presents The Rocky Horror Show

September 16

Kick back and relax under the stars while watching the classic film The Rocky Horror Show.

Bring a blanket, picnic and some friends to Maldon promenade to catch the film.

There will be a variety of food stalls, coffee vans and a bar to cater to your needs on the night.

As well as live music kick starting the event.

But make sure you wrap up warm because the event will still take place even if it is raining.

For more details visit their website.

Whether your are a garden fanatic or a novice, you will enjoy the plant show at Helmingham Hall. Picture: BARRY PULLEN Whether your are a garden fanatic or a novice, you will enjoy the plant show at Helmingham Hall. Picture: BARRY PULLEN

Autumn Plant Fair with Artisan Market

September 17

The picturesque Helmingham hall is hosting its autumn plant fair this weekend.

A free plant will be given to the first 800 people through the gate - a good incentive to get you out of bed on a Sunday morning!

The day will be full of things to do and look at, with hundreds of rare and unusual plants, specialist nurseries, live music and lots more.

You will also have the opportunity to be taken on a tour around the grounds by Lady Tollemache.

Please note that credit and debit cards cannot be accepted on the grounds.

For more details visit their website.

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Milton Jones, the undisputed king of zany one-liners, the surreal sultan of comedy, was relentlessly ridiculous at the Ipswich Regent on Friday night.

Comedian John Bishop has extended his Winging it tour, including three nights at the Ipswich Regent.

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Broadcasting legend Danny Baker brings his farewell tour, Good Time Charlie’s Back, to the Ipswich Regent next spring.

Lee Nelson - aka world famous prankster Simon Brodkin - has stolen the spotlight from Kanye West and British Prime Minister Theresa May among others. The only stage he’s invading this time is his own with new stand-up tour Serious Joker.

One of the fastest thinking comics around, Jason Byrne is revealing the method behind his madness with new show The Man With Three Brains.

A Suffolk school’s take on the iconic musical West Side Story gets under way tonight – with audiences told to expect an “amazing show”.

Reece Witherspoon once said that the most hated line for any actress in a film is when she turns to the man and asks: “Well, what do we do now?”. For in real life she says, when have you ever heard a woman actually say that? In Wait Until Dark, the stage version of the brilliant 1967 Audrey Hepburn film, Susy our heroine, who is also blind, not only knows what to do “now” she also takes on three con artists in this high stakes thriller presented by The Original Theatre Company.

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