Seven things to do in Suffolk and north Essex this weekend

Rehearsals for the Ink Festival. Picture: SOPHIE LE ROUX

Rehearsals for the Ink Festival. Picture: SOPHIE LE ROUX - Credit: Archant

Fill your weekend with fun things to do, here are seven events happening on April 21 and 22.

Take part in the charity motorbike run this weekend. Picture: NIGEL BROWN

Take part in the charity motorbike run this weekend. Picture: NIGEL BROWN - Credit: Archant

Charity motorcycle run, Martlesham Heath Business Park and The Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum in Flixton, April 22

An annual Suffolk charity motorcycle run is set to take place this weekend.

The charity run will start at 10.30am at Barrack Square on Martlesham Heath Business Park.

The new route will be approximately 50 miles of rural roads finishing at The Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum in Flixton.


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The club are asking for a donation of £5 per bike to raise money for SERV Suffolk and Cambridgeshire Bloodrunners.

For more information call Graham Bryant on 07789 908724.

The Royal Hospital School in Holbrook is hosting a tea dance with organ music. Picture: GREGG BROWN

The Royal Hospital School in Holbrook is hosting a tea dance with organ music. Picture: GREGG BROWN

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Tea Dance, Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, April 21

Take your partners to a tea dance!

The school is hosting the fourth East of England Organ Day, including a community tea dance.

From 2.30pm to 4pm, the dance will take place on the floor of the school’s cathedral-proportioned chapel, accompanied by the Grand Organ.

Music will range from classic waltzes and foxtrots to the tango, cha-cha-cha, jive and samba, all played on one of the country’s largest pipe organs.

You can also send music requests by email. For more details visit www.experiencetickets.co.uk/project/24896/

Martin Speake Quartet featuring Ethan Iverson. Picture: COLCHESTER ARTS CENTRE

Martin Speake Quartet featuring Ethan Iverson. Picture: COLCHESTER ARTS CENTRE - Credit: Archant

Martin Speake Quartet Featuring Ethan Iverson, Colchester Arts Centre, April 22

Watch British alto saxophonist Martin Speake and innovative American jazz pianists, The Bad Plus’s Ethan Iverson this weekend in Colchester.

This is a rare opportunity to hear Ethan Iverson in concert outside of London.

The last time the duo played together was in 2002 so it has been a long wait for fans.

Tickets cost £15 each and the doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

For more information click here.

Vintage Car day. Picture: MICK WEBB

Vintage Car day. Picture: MICK WEBB - Credit: citizenside.com

Drive it Day 2018, Kersey Mill, April 22

If you are a fan of vintage and classic cars then this event is for you.

At Kersey Mill this weekend there will be a showcase of spectacular cars.

It will be a great day out for all the family and a chance for you to admire the vintage vehicles.

While you are there you can tour the mill and gardens, sample delicious cakes, teas and enjoy the bar.

It is free to enter buy £5 for parking, the event will be raising funds for the FOKM & The Heart Community Trust.

Lavenham Farmers Market. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Lavenham Farmers Market. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

Lavenham Farmers Market, Lavenham Village Hall, April 22

Head to the Lavenham Farmers market this weekend to pick up some tasty treats for you and your family.

Everything that is sold at the market comes from within a thirty mile radius with many traders living in Lavenham and others travelling from the neighbouring towns and villages of Boxford, Sudbury and Ipswich.

The range of produce includes fresh fruit and vegetables, locally baked fresh bread, Suffolk meats, home baked cakes and pies, local eggs, home produced jams and chutneys and lots more.

The Inkredible 5, New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich, April 22

Fancy a theatrical performance with a difference? If so, you are likely to enjoy this selection of short plays.

The INK Festival is coming to Ipswich New Wolsey Studio Theatre on Sunday, April 22. Picture: SOPHI

The INK Festival is coming to Ipswich New Wolsey Studio Theatre on Sunday, April 22. Picture: SOPHIE LE ROUX - Credit: Sophie le Roux

The INK Festival, originally staged at the New Cut in Halesworth, is currently on the road, with a performance in Ipswich at 3pm on Sunday.

The show will include a special collaboration by East Anglian writers Richard Curtis, Esther Freud, Blake Morrison, Libby Purves and Steve Waters.

These celebrity fans and friends of INK weave five magical tales from the same mysterious suitcase.

Tickets cost £10 however if you are under 26 they cost £5, for more details visit www.wolseytheatre.co.uk/shows/ink-on-the-road/.

Wheeler training club, Kesgrave Sports Centre, April 21 from 2pm to 6pm and on April 22 from 10am to 4pm

The Torwood Wheelers Club, which has been going since 2000, is holding a training session this weekend in hope of gaining some more recruits.

The training sessions take place twice a year and people from around the world attend.

John Colles, president of the club, said: “The Torwood wheelers is the only club in the UK that teaches this activity, but we are currently finding it very difficult to recruit new members.

“The club is open to all ages, but under 16s must be accompanied. It costs just £5 per session. We meet every Thursday evening from 6pm to 8pm at Kesgrave sports centre and welcome new members. All the equipment is available to use free at club. People can just drop in or for more information.”

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