Family fun at the Robin Hood Country Show and classical entertainment with Ballet Cymru’s Cinderella - what to do in Suffolk and Essex this weekend
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Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are our top ideas.
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The Robin Hood Country Show
Trinity Park, Ipswich, 9.30am-5pm, October 10-11
A jam-packed weekend of interactive attractions, with the main arena featuring Robin Hood and his Merry Men in breath-taking displays of stunt riding and jousting by the leading Stampede Stunt Display Team as well as the return of the newly-renamed Conquest K9 dog display team. Other attractions include gundog and falconry displays, ferret racing, owl agility shows, gundog training displays, Viking battles, field archery and shooting, chainsaw carving and more.
The All About Dogs zone features a range of showcases to make sure your faithful friend has a great day out too, with have-a-go scurry and agility activities, obedience training and recall challenges as well as fun dog shows and more.
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Church Hall, Christchurch, Ipswich, 6.15pm-8.30pm, October 10
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The show is looking for members of the Scout and Guide movements, aged 10 to adult, with loads of enthusiasm and willingness. Rehearsals start in mid-November, with the show running March 30-April 2. The producers are also looking for members of the mini-gang, which is for members of the Cubs, and auditions for that take place on November 26. Email producer Keith Smith at email@example.com or visit www.ipswichgangshow.org.uk for more details.
Harwich International Shanty Festival
Various venues, various times, October 9-11
The event has gone from strength to strength these past 10 years, featuring local and international singers, musicians and performers in a range of venues on land, rail and at sea. There are also a host of workshops where you can learn to play the bones, morse code, sing shanties; sessions and sing-arounds for all-comers, street theatre, guided tours of Harwich, musical rail and sea cruises and more.
Various venues, 10am-4pm, awards ceremony 5.30pm, Framlingham, October 10
What better way to support local businesses by scoffing some sausages? Take part in the sausage trail, trying mouth-watering samples from all the competing producers. This year producers will be going for gold in two different categories – best winter sizzler and best gluten-free banger. Aside from sausages, a number of entertainers, workshops and activities will keep all ages occupied.
Ballet Cymru’s Cinderella
Civic Theatre, Chelmsford, October 10
A new adaption of the classic fairytale. The Chelmsford Picture House provides regular opportunities to see ballet via its many live screenings each season, but this is your chance to see it in the flesh. Nominated by the Critics Circle UK National Dance Awards in 2013 as best independent company and winners of the best large scale dance production at the Theatre Critics of Wales Awards, Ballet Cymru prides itself on being different. Cinderella will be no exception, with the company having worked with award-winning composer Jack White and Circus Company Citrus Arts.