What to do in Suffolk and Essex this weekend
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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.
Suffolk Punch Trust
The charity is opening its doors to visitors on Sundays this month and next. It’s the first time the trust has opened in the winter months and it hopes it will give people a new perspective of the site and the work involved in keeping the Suffolk Punch Horses throughout the year. It’s also running a series of heavy horse experience days over the winter to give visitors the chance to handle and work with the animals. These are being held today, December 15, January 23 and February 20.
The 21st Aldeburgh Documentary Festival
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Aldeburgh Cinema, November 13-15
This year’s festival themes include everything from the plight of women and the Nazi legacy to the power of music and female car racers in the Middle East; with films from award-winner Vanessa Engle and Oscar nominated Hubert Sauper who recently received the Sundance Film Festival’s World Cinema Documentary Special Award for Cinematic Bravery.
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Lavenham Literary Festival.
Various venues, November 13-15
Highlights include a session with John Higgs, presenting his novel Stranger Than We Can Imagine; a tribute to John Buchan whose adventure novel The Thirty Nine Steps marks its centennial anniversary this autumn and author Rachel Joyce will be in conversation with Peter Guttridge about her new book The Snow Garden. Andrew Lownie will also be presenting Stalin’s Englishman, his 30 years in the making biography of Guy Burgess.
Dinosaur storytime and crafts
Bury St Edmunds Library, 2pm-3.30pm, November 14
There’s loads going at across the region’s libraries. Tomorrow, join dinosaur storyteller Justine de Mierre and decorate your own dino magnet to take home. Perfect for ages three plus. If you’re staging a children’s or family activity email the details, at least 10 days in advance, to email@example.com
Hardeep Singh Kohli
The Quay, Sudbury, 7.30pm, November 13
The comedian, broadcaster and celebrity chef returns with new stand-up show Big Mouth Strikes Again. It’s billed as an hour of unashamed and uncensored anecdotes inspired by occasions when his big mouth really did get the better of him.