Tour of Britain, Kevin Bridges and the HighTide Festival make our list of things to do this weekend
Summer may soon be a distant memory but there’s still plenty of things to do around the region. See our guide for a few suggestions to help make the most of this weekend.
Tour of Britain – Various - Saturday
It’s all about the tour this weekend, with more than a hundred riders storming through the Suffolk countryside, through many of our towns, before finishing in Ipswich at around 3.30pm. The best thing about it is it’s free, with many people able to watch from their own front gardens. You can see our full guide to the Tour here.
HighTide Festival- Aldeburgh – All weekend
The popular festival is back, with a wide range of events on offer this weekend throughout the town. Creator of Goodness Gracious Me, Meera Syal, is back once again to talk to festival-goers about her life and work on Saturday, while a series of arts, crafts, comedians and performers are also on the line-up.
Day passes are the best way to get involved and can be purchased from the event website.
An evening with Simon Weston OBE – Mercury Theatre, Colchester – Sunday, 7.30pm
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The Falklands War veteran, author and public speaker takes to the stage for the first time ever to tell his story. He’ll share truths about the conflict, including the day the RFA Sir Galahad was attacked, resulting in 48 deaths and 46% burns to his body and face as he attempted to escape the burning. Tickets are still available, costing £16 from the theatre box office.
Heritage Open Day – Various – All weekend
This weekend is the culmination of a festival celebrating England’s local history, and our region is getting involved. In Ipswich there’s a chance to find out about Christchurch Mansion and the Wolsey Gate, as well as the town’s maritime history, while the likes of St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Felixstowe Museum, Sutton Hoo and Colchester’s Jumbo will all have their doors open. For full details visit the Heritage Open Days website.
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Kevin Bridges – Ipswich Regent – Saturday and Sunday at 8pm
The straight-up Scott brings his touring show ‘A Whole Different Story’ to the Regent for two straight nights. The show has been dubbed as ‘brilliant’ by Billy Connolly but is not recommended for those under 14. At the time of writing there are limited tickets available for Saturday and a few more for Sunday, all priced at £27.50.
Sea Shanties for All – All Saints Church, Sudbury – Sunday, 7.30pm
A strong line-up of 18 Sheringham Shantymen will perform in aid of the church’s development fund as well as the Royal National Lifeboat Association.
Felixstowe Market – Mannings Amusements, Felixstowe – Sunday from 9am.
It’s on all year round, but why not check out the market at Felixstowe this weekend? On offer are fruit and vegetables, garden furniture, butchers, flowers, books, plants and clothing, plus much more.
What are you doing this weekend? Let us know in the comments section our via social media.