Grand Henham Steam Rally, Ipswich Basketball and Monkey Nuts Comedy Club make our list of things to do in Suffolk this weekend

Grand Henham Steam Rally comes to Trinity Park

Grand Henham Steam Rally comes to Trinity Park - Credit: Archant

Take a look at our guide of things to do in and around Suffolk this weekend.

Larking Gowen Ipswich Half Marathon

Larking Gowen Ipswich Half Marathon - Credit: Archant

Grand Henham Steam Rally – Trinity Park, Ipswich – Saturday and Sunday

The 41st rally rolls into Ipswich for the first time this weekend, featuring the largest collection of Richard Garrett and Sons of Leiston steam vehicles and equipment ever assembled.

One highlight will be a fully operational 1926 steam wagon, built by the company, which is coming 200 miles by road from West Yorkshire to take part in the event at Trinity Park tomorrow and Sunday.

Admission is £11 on both days, with under 14s free

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Lee Mead – The Apex, Bury St Edmunds – Saturday, 7.30pm

West End star Lea Mead, celebrates the golden age of Hollywood in Some Enchanted Evening, starting at 7.30pm, Tickets are still available, priced at £25, 01284 758000,

Lee Mead comes to Bury

Lee Mead comes to Bury - Credit: Archant

Ipswich Basketball – Copleston High School – Sunday at 4.45pm

Did you know Suffolk has a National League standard basketball team? Well, they do, and they start their home season this Sunday against King’s Lynn Fury. It’s only a fiver for adults so why not check it out? You can even have a beer or a glass of wine during the game. See our full preview here

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Framlingham Horticultural Society Autumn Show - United Free Church Hall, Saturday, 9.30am-11.30am

Flower and fruit classes, homemade preserves, Sir Robert Hitcham School Gardening Club, refreshments and more.

Have you ever checked out Ipswich Basketball?

Have you ever checked out Ipswich Basketball? - Credit: Archant

Ipswich Half Marathon – town centre – Sunday, 10am

Sadly it’s too late to enter if you haven’t already, but the run through the town centre should be a good spectacle to watch if you fancy a relaxing morning watching others work hard. Chances are you will know somebody running but, if not, why not enjoy a picnic in the park while watching the colourful runners flash by?

Monkey Nuts Comedy Club - Haverhill Arts Centre, Sunday, 8pm

Three stand-up comics take the stage when the club returns to town, with Nathan Caton, Elis James and Jamali Maddis currently billed to appear.

Caton has starred on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, Russell Howard’s Good News and had his own radio show, BBC R4’s Can’t Tell Nathan Caton Nothing.

Maddix is described as one of most promising and exciting acts to hit the circuit in years, winning the Comedy Café New Act of the Year Competition and the Chortle Student Comedian of the Year award.

James is also a firm fixture on BBC Radio and BBC Wales, weaving Jackanory-style tales about love and life and proving himself an equally sharp gagsmith.

Music workshop and masterclass - Cramphorn Studio, Chelmsford – Sunday, 3pm

Budding composers have the chance to get their music heard.

Musician, composer and classical, contemporary and jazz music lecturer Jeffery Wilson will listen to new compositions for piano and saxophone, with the very best creations performed in front of an audience by Jeffery on saxophone and Tim Watts on piano.

Compositions can be entered by submitting the score to the box office in person or by emailing

Beyond Group Exhibition – Ipswich Town Hall – Saturday and Sunday, 10-30am to 4.30pm

Nearly 700 of some of the most outstanding photographs in the UK will be on display in this eighth showcase.

The 185 prints and 510 digital images were selected from more than 4,000 images, representing work by more than 400 photographers from across the British Isles.

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