What to do in Suffolk and Essex this weekend - fireworks, Christmas crafts and kids comedy

Heveningham Hall Fireworks

Heveningham Hall Fireworks - Credit: Archant

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are our some ideas.

Up Market luxury shopping event

Up Market luxury shopping event - Credit: Archant

For more days out suggestions, see our packed Event guide in the paper every Friday or check out @WhatsonWayne on Twitter.

Fireworks October 30-November 7

There are plenty of displays, featuring musical backdrops, Halloween themes, family fun fairs and more to enjoy between tonight and November 7. We’re constantly adding more events to our online list so check that out here too.

Comedian James Campbell

Comedian James Campbell - Credit: Archant

Ipswich Christmas Crafts and Food Fair

Now in its fouth year, browse arts, crafts, gifts, food and drink from 10am-4pm at Trinity Park. Meet spooky bugs and other animals Saturday and reindeer on Sunday.

Hugh Cornwell, heading to The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, Sunday. Picture: Matthew Usher

Hugh Cornwell, heading to The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, Sunday. Picture: Matthew Usher - Credit: Archant


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With just 55 days until Christmas, tomorrow’s fundraising event could be the answer to your prayers. It’s been organised by Age UK Suffolk and Kesgrave Community Centre and runs 10.30am–4.30pm with entry £2 on the door. There will be more than 30 exhibitors showcasing fashion, accessories, photography, food and drink, beauty, homeware, gifts and more.

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Comedy 4 Kids

Red Rose Chain welcome comedian James Campbell, who pioneered the idea of stand-up for children, to The Avenue Theatre, Ipswich, 2pm, November 1. Aimed at youngsters aged six plus, their parents and anybody who likes comedy without the rude words. Expect discussions about lollipop ladies, quantum chromatic disruption machines, tartan badgers or perhaps none of that.

Hugh Cornwell

The former Stranglers frontman is very much his own man these days with plenty of solo material to include alongside the hits. He’s at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, this Sunday. Read entertainment writer Wayne Savage’s interview with him in the latest Suffolk magazine.

For more great ideas out this autumn, see our section here

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