7 things to do in Suffolk and north Essex this weekend

Put on your superhero suit this weekend. Picture: NIGEL BROWN

Put on your superhero suit this weekend. Picture: NIGEL BROWN - Credit: Archant

Your weekend inspiration is here, all these events are taking place on March 17 and 18.

Andy Ottley as Elvis. Picture: LEGEND PROMOTIONS

Andy Ottley as Elvis. Picture: LEGEND PROMOTIONS - Credit: Archant

Las Vegas Night

Stonham Barns

March 17

Never been to Las Vegas? Well, Stonham Barns is bringing it to you.


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The evening will have a casino, an illusionist, a table magician, a three course dinner and an award winning Elvis tribute act.

Andy Ottley, who will take to the stage as Elvis, will perform songs from the start of Elvis’s career to the end.

For more details and to book tickets visit the website.

Spend an evening listening to the Aldeburgh and Bury choir. Picture: BURY BACH CHOIR

Spend an evening listening to the Aldeburgh and Bury choir. Picture: BURY BACH CHOIR - Credit: Archant

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Aldeburgh Music Club Choir Concert

Snape Maltings Concert Hall

March 17

Aldeburgh Music Club Choir are joining forces with the Bury Bach Choir to perform an all-Mozart programme.

The concert opens with Mozart’s overture to Lucio Silla K135 - the two choirs will also perform Mozart’s Vesperae solennes de confessore K339.

Tickets are between £15 - £22 depending on where you sit, a half price discount is offered to students.

To book tickets visit the website or call the box office on 01728 687110.

The best of WHAM! Picture: SWEENEY ENTERTAINMENTS

The best of WHAM! Picture: SWEENEY ENTERTAINMENTS - Credit: Archant

The best of WHAM!

West Cliff Theatre in Clacton

March 17

If you are a Wham! fan you won’t want to miss this event.

Spend the evening singing and dancing to the best Wham! classics.

Enjoy the great vocals, choreography, costumes and live band.

To book tickets and to find out more visit the website.

Spend the morning visiting the gallops. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Spend the morning visiting the gallops. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

Short Head Tour

Newmarket Tourist Information Centre

March 17

This popular half-day morning tour offers a fantastic glimpse into the world of racing.

You will spend the morning visiting the gallops, a trainer’s yard and then onto the National Heritage Centre for Horse racing and Sporting Art.

Your time spent in the trainer’s yard gives you an opportunity to see your favourite stars and meet the team behind scenes.

For more information visit the website.

Take a walk around the Beth Chatto Gardens in Elmsett near Colchester this weekend. Picture: SU ANDE

Take a walk around the Beth Chatto Gardens in Elmsett near Colchester this weekend. Picture: SU ANDERSON - Credit: Archant

National Garden Scheme Open Day

Beth Chatto Gardens in Colchester

March 17

Spend this weekend exploring the Beth Chatto Gardens with your family.

There is a new reservoir garden to enjoy as well as an audio trail, woodland areas, and a gift shop.

If you want a peaceful calming weekend this is the perfect place for you.

For more details visit the website.

Enjoy a morning of foraging food. Picture: VAL BOND/CITIZENSIDE.COM

Enjoy a morning of foraging food. Picture: VAL BOND/CITIZENSIDE.COM - Credit: citizenside.com

Spring Foraging and Wild Food Cooking

Arger Fen and Spouses Vale in Sudbury

March 18

Join local chef Carl Shillingford and plantsman Matthew Rooney for a morning forage around the woods.

The event takes place at the heathland of Arger Fen and Tiger Hill.

You will learn about nature’s spring larder before enjoying plenty of delicious tasters created using the foraged ingredients.

To read more visit the website.

Which superhero will you be? Picture: NIGEL BROWN

Which superhero will you be? Picture: NIGEL BROWN - Credit: Archant

Comic Hero Run

Castle Park and Gardens Colchester

March 18

Calling all super heroes!

Get your superhero outfit on and raise money in aid of St Helena Hospice.

The Comic Hero Run offers 1k, 5k and 10k course options and will be held in Colchester’s Castle Park.

You will need to register and can do so here.

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