What is there do across East Anglia this weekend? Art fun for children, ghostly tours of Bury St Edmunds, and the release of The Hateful Eight

It's A Wonderful Life from Diss Corn Hall on tour and Farnham Maltings

It's A Wonderful Life from Diss Corn Hall on tour and Farnham Maltings - Credit: Archant

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some ideas. For more days out suggestions, see our packed Event guide in the paper every Friday or check out @WhatsonWayne on Twitter.

Jazz artist Anita Wardell plays Colchester Arts Centre Jazz Club

Jazz artist Anita Wardell plays Colchester Arts Centre Jazz Club - Credit: Archant

Start the weekend with a bang and take a ghostly tour of Bury St Edmunds.

The Ghostly and Macabre Walk will chill you to the core in a light-hearted way under the safe protection of your expert Guardian from the Tourist Information Centre.

The walk is suitable for adults and children aged 10 and over.

Guests should meet outside Marks & Spencer, Bury St Edmunds at 6.30pm.

The Royal Photographic Societys Creative Groups annual exhibition of prints and projected images continues

The Royal Photographic Societys Creative Groups annual exhibition of prints and projected images continues - Credit: Archant


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The walk lasts for 90 minutes and tickets cost £5. Call 01284 758000 to book.

Colchester Arts Centre Jazz Club relaunches Sunday night.

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Getting things under way will be ex-Stephane Grappelli and Soft Machine guitarist John Etheridge, 2013 British Jazz Award winner Anita Wardell with pianist Robin Aspland and top local musician Reg Webb.

The Bay City Rollers' Les McKeown performs for the Tartan Army

The Bay City Rollers' Les McKeown performs for the Tartan Army - Credit: Archant

Panto season is not over yet, oh no it isn’t!

Snow White & Dwarf Club Seven! runs at Henley Community Centre until Saturday

Tickets cost £7 for adults, £4 for concessions and £18 for a family of four.

Call 01473 833226 for more details.

Tuck into a tasty treat at the Dunwich Sconeathon run by the National Trust.

There will be 1,000 scones that will need eating up - could you help?

The event takes place at Coastguard Cottages tea rooms between 10.30am and 3pm Saturday.

Grab your trainers and shift some of those extra Christmas pounds by taking part in the Ipswich Parkrun, a 5km weekly timed run.

Meet at Christchurch Park, Ipswich at 9am - but make sure you register online first.

Parkruns also take place in Bury St Edmunds, Kesgrave, Harwich, Colchester Castle and Great Cornard.

Naturally Art takes place at Lackford Lakes. A suggested donation of £4 per child is required for this two-hour arty workshop for children aged five to 10.

It runs Saturday, 10am to midday and children should take along an old shirt or apron. For booking call 01284 728706

Join the Wildlife Watch from 10am to midday on Saturday at Holywells Park - use the Cliff Lane entrance and head for the stable block.

The session, run by Suffolk Wildlife Trust, is suitable for children aged six to 12 and the cost is £2 per child.

The Royal Photographic Society’s Creative Group’s annual exhibition of prints and projected images continues at Woodbridge Library. It features nearly 40 prints plus a slideshow running continually.

Be a Young Warden for the day at Knettishall Heath. Youngsters aged 11 to 17 can join rangers at the heath from 1pm to 3pm on Sunday for this free event.

These monthly sessions introduce wildlife conservation and past activities have included joining in on an archaeological dig and looking for reptiles.

This time they will be doing practical tasks such as coppicing the woodland.

Appropriate outdoor clothing is essential and you can book a place by calling 07717 156601.

Diss Corn Hall on tour and Farnham Maltings stop by Hoxne Village Hall tomorrow night for It’s A Wonderful Life, the classic Christmas story of George Bailey who learns the difference he’s made to the lives of those around him with a little help from apprentice angel Clarence.

The Essex Chamber Orchestra perform a New Year concert at Ingatestone Community Club Theatre Sunday night. The programme includes music by Wilcox, Delibes, Williams, Mozart, Mussorgsky, Ponchielli, Waldteufel and Strauss.

The Bay City Rollers starring Les McKeown are at Ipswich Corn Exchange Sunday night.

The soundtrack for a generation of teenagers growing up in the mid 1970s, expect all the hits including Bye Bye Baby, Shang A Lang, Summer Love Sensation and Give A Little Love.

Read entertainment writer Wayne Savage’s interview with McKeown in today’s paper.

Like films? Quentin Tarantino’s gritty western The Hateful Eight is out at select cinemas today. Bounty hunter John Ruth (Kurt Russell) is taking Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh) to Red Rock where she will be tried and hanged for murder. Engulfed by a blizzard, they hole-up at a stagecoach lodge things get out of hand.

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