7 events happening in Suffolk and north Essex this weekend

Matt Pang hosts the Chinese New Year Show at The New Wolsey. Picture: JOE CLARKE

Matt Pang hosts the Chinese New Year Show at The New Wolsey. Picture: JOE CLARKE - Credit: Archant

No plans for the weekend? Our guide is here to help.

Pam's House. Picture: MARK BARLEY / MB IMAGE STUDIO

Pam's House. Picture: MARK BARLEY / MB IMAGE STUDIO - Credit: Archant

Pam’s House 22nd birthday and UEA reunion

Ipswich Corn Exchange

February 3

The longest running dance music event in the east of England, instead of having to book babysitters people now have kids old enough to come along.


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There will be two rooms of music, one for the Pam’s House reunion with house music classics and another with UK Garage classics hosted by Tonic.

The headline acts are K Klass LIVE, Seb Fontaine, Bongo Ted, plus Pam’s House residents Pete Walkden and Basil Hayes.

For more information and to book tickets visit the website.

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Chelmsford Museum

Until March 4

This new exhibition showcases some of the most celebrate designs of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

It features everything from Mary Quant’s mini-skirts and hot pants to Chopper bikes and Nintendo’s Game Boy.

The exhibition is free and runs from 10am-5pm Monday-Thursday, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 1pm-4pm.

For more details visit the website.

The Jack Rundell Band with Stephen Foster. Picture: JASON WHITTAKER

The Jack Rundell Band with Stephen Foster. Picture: JASON WHITTAKER - Credit: Archant

Jack Rundell’s Western Wardrobe

The Smokehouse Ipswich

February 3

The Suffolk songwriter will perform songs from his extensive back-catalogue.

Jack Rundell’s backing band features Tom Armstrong on bass and Benjamin Brown making his debut on drums.

Support comes from Grof, a new project from Dingus Khan ukulele player Josh Court and Polly Preacher.

For more details visit the website.

WAW Wrestling returns to Beccles Public Hall. Picture: ALAN LYALL

WAW Wrestling returns to Beccles Public Hall. Picture: ALAN LYALL - Credit: Archant

WAW Wrestling

Beccles Public Hall

February 3

WAW returns to Beccles Public Hall for another night of exciting wrestling action.

The Knight family and their team of internationally renowned competitors from the World Association of wrestling return.

The event starts at 7.30pm and costs £9 for a ticket.

You can book tickets by calling 07768528301 or online here.

The Suffolk Chinese Family Welfare Association's New Year Show. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

The Suffolk Chinese Family Welfare Association's New Year Show. Picture: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: Archant

Chinese New Year Show

The New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich

February 3

The Suffolk Chinese Family Welfare Association celebrates the Year of the Dog.

The variety show features traditional and western style dance, singing and music performed by members of the community alongside professional acts.

The line-up includes BBC Young Musician of the Year Yuanfan Yang, juggler extraordinaire Matt Pang, Chinese classic dancer Susie Lu and lots more.

To find out more visit the website.

Head to Framlingham College Theatre to hear the Kingfisher Sinfonietta Concert. Picture: GETTY IMAGE

Head to Framlingham College Theatre to hear the Kingfisher Sinfonietta Concert. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/HEMERA - Credit: Getty Images/Hemera

Kingfisher Sinfonietta Concert

Framlingham College Theatre

February 4

The popular Kingfisher orchestra comes to Framlingham again with a superb programme of music.

Mozart’s ever-popular Eine Kleine Nachtmusik & Haydn Sinfonia Concertante in B flat for violin, cello, oboe & bassoon.

Hear Beethoven’s beautiful Romance no.2 for Violin & Orchestra and Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony no.4.

For more information send an email here.

Take part in a ghost hunt around Colchester this weekend. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO

Take part in a ghost hunt around Colchester this weekend. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Haunted Colchester Weekend

Colchester Town Centre

February 2 - 4

Fright Nights Cambridgeshire present their first haunted weekend in Colchester.

Get ready to go ghost hunting around Colchester Castle, Hollytrees Museum and Colchester Town Hall.

You then will spend a night at the equally active Red Lion Hotel.

For more information visit the website.

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