Rain

Rain

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 12°C

ESTD 1874 Search

The pigs are coming. Find out more about

Pigs Gone Wild

here.

What is there to do in Suffolk this weekend? See Bury St Edmunds recreated in Lego, watch a family panto or take in some jazz

17:56 15 January 2016

The Brick City Lego brick exhibition

The Brick City Lego brick exhibition

Archant

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some ideas for days out in Suffolk.

Artist Michelle Bowden is one of those taking part in the latest Holywells Creatives exhibitionArtist Michelle Bowden is one of those taking part in the latest Holywells Creatives exhibition

For more days out suggestions, see our packed Event guide in the paper every Friday or check out @WhatsonWayne on Twitter.

Brick City exhibition - Moyse’s Hall Museum, Bury St Edmunds

The Lego brick exhibition Brick City come to west Suffolk from January 16 to April 24.

Some of the world’s most famous buildings, landmarks and urban icons from across five continents have been immortalised.

Saxophonist Scott Hamilton. Photo: Manfred WernerSaxophonist Scott Hamilton. Photo: Manfred Werner

The Olympic Stadium, Washington’s Lincoln Memorial, Rome’s Trevi Fountain, L’Arc de Triomphe are among the 60 scale replicas made out of Lego bricks. There’s also an 180,000-brick scale replica of St Pancras International Railway Station, street scenes from the Rio Carnival in Brazil, a Thanksgiving Parade in New York, a royal wedding scene at Buckingham Palace, a Lego brick Mona Lisa and more.

Created by internationally renowned Lego artist Warren Elsmore, it’s had glowing reviews nationwide after being viewed by more than 500,000 people so far.

It’s open 10am-5pm, Monday-Saturday and noon-4pm on Sundays.

Tilted Productions' BELONGING(s) is screening at Ipswich Film Theatre. Photo: Dave MorrisTilted Productions' BELONGING(s) is screening at Ipswich Film Theatre. Photo: Dave Morris

Art and Photograph, upper floor of Arlingtons, Ipswich

The restaurant is hosting Art and Photography, the latest exhibition by Holywells Creatives which is centred around the theme of movement.

Members of the collective - which takes its name from its first joint exhibition and inspiration, Holywells Park - share responsibility in organising and promoting each other’s work with a desire to develop exciting new creations and show them to the public at a reasonable cost.

Visit www.holywellscreatives.com for more information.

Puzzle House Pantomimes stage AladdinPuzzle House Pantomimes stage Aladdin

Ipswich Jazz Club, California Club, Ipswich

The Ipswich Jazz Club kicks off its New Year with one of their most popular guests - legendary American saxophonist Scott Hamilton.

The California Club hosts his annual masterclass in swing and mainstream jazz. The 61-year-old has been a leading light on the scene since 1976, quickly establishing himself as a must-see musician, both in his own right and as a sideman with the likes of Benny Goodman and Rosemary Clooney.

Sunday’s gig sees him joined by his trusty UK trio of John Pearce on keyboards, Dave Green on double bass and Steve Brown. Doors open at 7.30pm.

BELONGINGS(s), Ipswich Film Theatre

Tilted Productions new show provoked thoughts on migration, the notion of belonging and the fleeting nature of what surrounds us; inviting us to see the familiar in new ways, with local spaces being turned into illusionary worlds.

Around 600 people saw their free show, which combined contemporary dance, physical theatre and an unusual use of objects along Ipswich Waterfront last year.

Maresa von Stockert, Tilted’s artistic director and choreographer, says: “I’m delighted the film version was created in the town and that the director’s cut will be premiered here too.”

It features unseen angles and intimate close-ups that draw attention to details one could easily oversee live.

Aladdin, St Michael’s Rooms, Framlingham and Wingfield Barns, near Stradbroke

Stradbroke based Puzzle House Pantomimes are celebrating 10 years of putting on pantomimes in village halls around Suffolk.

Its run of Aladdin finishes this weekend. First at St Michael’s Rooms, Framlingham, at 3pm, tomorrow and at Wingfield Barns, at 3pm, Sunday.

The company is run by Roy and Sue Preston, who also trade as The Puzzle House, having produced more than 250 mass market quiz, puzzle and crossword books. There is always a puzzle element to their shows mixed in with the usual pantomime fun. Having six actors playing multiple parts in a show with live music thrown in adds to the enjoyment.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in the 1987 film Dirty Dancing

It would take a phenomenal effort to produce a bad Dirty Dancing show. The 1987 coming-of-age drama is ripe for any interpretation: iconic music, a timeless script, a clear story with emotional depth, relatable characters and well-defined goals, and of course, some pretty captivating dancing.

The Deben Players stage Michael Frayn's classic farce within a farce Noises Off at Seckford Theatre, Woodbridge. Photo: Ashley Pickering

I don’t really like farce, with the exception of Peepolkus’ Spyski (or The Importantance of Being Earnest) and this by Michael Frayn. The clever construction, conceit and execution of both - albeit in different ways - wins me over every time.

Robin KIngsland, Olivia Onyehara, Krissi Bohn, Pete Ashmore in Private Lives by Noel Coward at the Colchester Mercury

It is doubtful if Coward would like this version of the rather good play he dashed off in three days while suffering flu in Shanghai in the 1930s. Director Esther Richardson has set out to give it a more modern feel without interfering too much with the text and in this she has largely succeeded.

Red Rose Chain, A Midsummer Night's Dream in 2010

There’ll be no time to sleep, never mind perchance to dream for those taking part in Red Rose Chain’s 25-hour Shakespeareathon.

Street performers entertained the public in Abbey Gardens over the weekend.

The Bury St Edmunds Festival remains in full swing this week, running from May 20-29.

Sir Trevor Nunn with members of the New Wolsey's Young Company

An opportunity has arisen for young actors to appear in Sir Trevor Nunn’s A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich.

Felixstowe Musical Theatre rehearse for this week's variety show

Felixstowe Musical Theatre turn 50 this year and invite you to join in the celebrations.

Sally Morgan

Rapidly becoming our annual date, my (eldest) teenage daughter and I were looking forward to our return visit to see Sally - and yet again, we were not disappointed.

James and the Giant Peach, a fun family show for youngsters and the young at heart, which is at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Roald Dahl knew exactly what entertained, not only the young, but also the young at heart and this latest stage adaptation of his one of his most memorable works is just the ticket for family audiences.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24