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What's on around Sudbury in August

PUBLISHED: 14:49 02 August 2018 | UPDATED: 14:49 02 August 2018

Action from last year's Sudbury Carnival Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM

Action from last year's Sudbury Carnival Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM

Richard Marsham - RMG Photography Tel - 07798 758711

Looking for things to do in August? There is so much going on in Sudbury as you can see from our monthly list of events in and around the town, provided by the Tourist Information Centre.

Crowds line the streets for last year's Sudbury Carnival Picture: RICHARD MARSHAMCrowds line the streets for last year's Sudbury Carnival Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM

Exhibitions & Art:

• Anne Desmet RA: An Italian Journey, Gainsborough’s House, CO10 2EU, Until October 14,

Tel: 01787 372958 Email: mail@gainsborough.org

• Acton Art Exhibition, All Saints Church, Acton, CO10 0UU, August 25 to September 9.

Over 200 original paintings, prints framed and unframed. Free entry – in aid of church funds.

• Talks & Tours, Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury. CO10 2EU, August 27.

Sudbury Carnival 2017.
Picture: RICHARD MARSHAMSudbury Carnival 2017. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM

Timings: 2pm: Talk- Reviving an Artists Birthplace, 3pm. A tour of the house, 4pm. Talk by Professor Rebecca Herissone. Tickets are fre - booking essential.

Box office 01206 3666603, email: box@suffolkvillagefestival.com, www.suffolkvillagesfestival.com

Walks and nature:

• Health Walk, Great Cornard Library CO10 2SU, August 1

Free, at 10am. Tel: 01473 718193, www.onelifesuffolk.co.uk

Bon Jovi tribute act Wrong Jovi are coming to the Quay Theatre in Sudbury
Picture: NINA RAJANI PHOTOGRAPHYBon Jovi tribute act Wrong Jovi are coming to the Quay Theatre in Sudbury Picture: NINA RAJANI PHOTOGRAPHY

• Sudbury Ramblers, A Stroll from Sproughton, August 5.

A leisurely 6.1 mile circular walk, park near church IP8 3BD. 10am start - Tel: Linda 01787 370291, www.sudburyramblers.org.uk

• Health Walk – Sudbury shorter walk, Kingfisher Leisure Centre. CO10 2SU, August 7, 21 & 30.

Free at 12 noon, Tel: 01473 718193, www.onelifesuffolk.co.uk

• Health Walk, Clare Country Park, Clare car park CO10 8NW, August 7

Free, 10.30 am. Tel: 01473 718193, www.onelifesuffolk.co.uk

• Sudbury Ramblers, Stutton and Alton Water, August 8

An easy 6 mile circular walk. Meet at car park, Harkstead Road, Lower Holbrook IP92RJ. 10am start - Tel: Viv 01787 375047, www.sudburyramblers.org.uk

• Wils & Crafty Family Activity Day, Daws Hall Nature Reserve, Lamarsh, CO8 5EX, August 8, 22 and 29

From 10.30am-2.30pm, £7.50 per child. To book, call 01787 47514, email: info@dawshallnature.co.uk

• Time Traveller – A walk back to the Stone Age, meet Arger Fen, Assington, CO8 5BN, August 9.

From 10.30am- 12.30pm. £4 children, £2 adults, book: www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org

• Health Walk – Lavenham short walk, The Market Place. CO10 9QZ, August 9. At 10.30am, free. Tel: 01473 718193, www.onelifesuffolk.co.uk

• Walking for Wellbeing – Clare, August 14.

Five-mile walk with Daphne via Houghton Hall and New House Farm. 10.30am, Explorer map. 210 770 451, CO10 8NW, www.fowfwb.wordpress.com

• Health Walk – Chilton, Sudbury community health centre. CO10 2DZ, August 15.

10.45am, free. Tel: 01473 718193, www.onelifesuffolk.co.uk

• Health Walk – Hadleigh Library. IP7 5AG, August 16.

Free, 11.30am. Tel: 01473 718193, www.onelifesuffolk.co.uk

• The Sudbury Story ~ Monthly Guided Walk, August 18.

Meet 11am inside Sudbury Library. CO10 2EN, includes seeing Simon’s head. Advisable to pre-book. Tickets adults £6, children £4, available from The Tourist Information Office. Tel: 01787 881320

• Sudbury Ramblers, A Rumba around Ringshall, August 19.

A moderate 7-mile walk. Park at village hall, IP14 2RS. 10am start – 01787 280392, www.sudburyramblers.org.uk

• Health Walk – Clare Country Park, Clare car park CO10 8NW, August 21.

From 10.30 am, free. Tel: 01473 718193, www.onelifesuffolk.co.uk

• Sudbury Ramblers, 3 villages walk, August 22.

A leisurely 6.5 mile walk, meet at Gazely church CB8 8WS, 10am start - Margaret 01787280996,www.sudburyramblers.org.uk

• Health Walk – Lavenham short walk, The Market Place. CO10 9QZ, August 23.

Free, 10.30am. Tel: 01473 718193, www.onelifesuffolk.co.uk

• Guided Walk: Sudbury - The Capital of Silk, August 30.

Meet 11am inside Sudbury Library. CO10 2EN. Pre-booking essential. Tickets adults £6, children £4. Available from The Tourist Information Centre. Tel: 01787 881320

Film & Theatre:

• Quay Live – Vanessa (Live Screening), August 14.

Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN, 6.30pm, tickets £15. Tel: 01787 374745, www.quaytheatre.org.uk

• Quay Film – Finding Your Feet, Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN, August 28.

Starts 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets £5, Friends £4.50. Tel: 01787 374745, www.quaytheatre.org.uk

Music:

• Grey Matter, St. Peter’s Church Sudbury. CO10 2EH, August 4.

A live music and art event to raise mental health awareness, 2pm-6pm, free entry.

• The Kirk Quartet, Borley Church CO10 7AE, August 5.

Classical, folk & jazz music, 3 pm, free admission. Tea/coffee and cakes served at the end, retiring donations in aid of Borley Church.

• Music at Lunchtime, Bel Canto Buskers – Invitation to a Voyage, St Peter’s Church, Sudbury CO10 2EH, August 7. Free entry, tea and coffee, 12.30pm- 1.30pm. Donations to the regeneration project, www.stpetersudbury.co.uk

• Melford Lunchtime Music: George Ireland piano, Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford CO10 9DT, August 8.

From 1.10pm, admission free. Tel: 01787 374745, www.longmelford.co.uk

• Opera – La Boheme, Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, CO10 9BA, August 10.

From 7.30pm (grounds open from 6.30pm), Tickets adult £29.75, child £22.00. Tel: 01787 310207, www.kentwellhall.co.uk

• Opera – The Barber of Seville, Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, CO10 9BA, August 11.

From 7.30pm (grounds open from 6.30pm), Tickets adult £32, child £24. Tel: 01787 310207, www.kentwellhall.co.uk

• Melford Lunchtime Music: David Jones & George Ireland, Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford CO10 9DT, August 15

Admission free, 1.10pm. Tel: 01787 374745, www.quaytheatre.org.uk

• Melford Lunchtime Music: Althena Ensemble, August 22.

Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford CO10 9DT, 1.10pm. Admission free. Tel: 01787 374745

• Monteverdi: The Courtly Ballets, St. Peter’s, Sudbury. CO10 2EH, August 24.

At 6.30pm. Tickets £20 reserved, £14 unreserved. Box office 01206 3666603. Email: box@suffolkvillagefestival.com, www.suffolkvillagesfestival.com

• Quay Music – Wrong Jovi, Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN, August 25.

Tickets £15 (no concessions), 7.30pm. Tel: 01787 374745, www.quaytheatre.org.uk

• Johann Sebastian Bach, St. Mary’s, Stoke by Nayland CO6 4QY, August 25.

Starts 6.30pm. Tickets £18 reserved, £12 unreserved. Box office 01206 3666603. Email: box@suffolkvillagefestival.com, www.suffolkvillagesfestival.com

• The Roots of Welsh Traditional Music, St. Peter’s, Sudbury. CO10 2EH, August 27.

From 11am-12pm. Tickets £15, £10. Half price for students. under 18s free. Box office 01206 3666603. Email: box@suffolkvillagefestival.com, www.suffolkvillagesfestival.com

• Courtly Pleasures: Purcell & Handel, St. Peter’s, Sudbury. CO10 2EH, August 27.

From 6.30pm-8:30pm. Tickets £20 reserved, £14 unreserved. Box office 01206 3666603. Email: box@suffolkvillagefestival.com, www.suffolkvillagesfestival.com

• Melford Lunchtime Music: Piano, Cello & Violin, Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford, CO10 9DT, August 29. Starts 1.10pm. Admission free. Tel: 01787 374745. www.quaytheatre.org.uk

River Stour events and boat trips:

• 13th Coracle Regatta, Bures Recreation Ground, CO8 5BX, August 4.

From 12 noon – 5pm, free. Tel: 01787 313199. Email: administration@riverstourtrust.org or coracles@riverstourtrust.org www.riverstourtrust.org/river-trips/sudbury-river-trips

• 138th Sudbury International Rowing Regatta, Friars Meadow, Sudbury CO10 2TG, August 4

Email: sudburyrowingclub.org.uk

• River trips to Great Cornard Lock, The Granary Tea Room, Quay Lane, CO10 2AN, August 5, 8, 12, 15.19, 22, 26, 27 and 29.

Regularly departing from 10.30am to last trip 4.30pm, £5 adults, £3 child, 08448 005015(no pre-booking before the day), www.riverstourtrust.org/river-trips/sudbury-river-trips

• Trail Boat Festival, August 10-12.

Tel: 08448 005015, www.riverstourtrust.org

• Rowing Boats for Hire, The Riverside, 43 Cross St, Sudbury CO10 2DL, August 11-12, 18-19, 24-25.

From £10. Just turn up or pre book on 01206 700707. Preferable to book online: www.outdoorhirecentres.com

• Pirates on the Stour, The Granary Tea Room, Quay Lane, CO10 2AN, August 27.

Regularly departing from 10.30am - last trip 4.30pm, £5 adults, Free for pirates under 12 years old. Tel: 01787 313199. Email: administration@riverstourtrust.org, www.riverstourtrust.org/river-trips/sudbury-river-trips

Farmers’ markets:

• Lavenham Farmers Market, Lavenham Village Hall, CO10 9QT, August 26.

Free entry, 10am-1.30pm, www.suffolkmarketevents.co.uk

• Farmers’ Market, St Peter’s Church, Sudbury, CO10 2EH, August 31.

9.30am-2pm. Free entry. www.stpetersudbury.co.uk

Other events:

• Invitation To View - Hoses Hall, Toppesfield, Halstead CO9 4LZ, August 4.

Cost of £29.50 for tour and refreshments and two-course lunch. www.invitationtoview.co.uk

• Escape Room, East Anglian Railway Museum, Chappel Station, Colchester CO6 2DS, August 4

Starting times are 10.30am, 12 noon, 1.30pm, 3pm. Cost £90 per team (4-8 players), www.earm.co.uk

• Sudbury Flower Club Willow Basket Workshop, Stevenson Centre, Great Cornard CO10 0WD, August 4

From 10am to 3pm. Cost £18 to include lunch, willow, container and foam supplied. You provide flowers and foliage. For information and to reserve a place, call 01787 370032 or email brendagraham1@hotmail.com

• Book Fair, Village Memorial Hall, Long Melford. CO10 9LQ, August 4

From 10am–4pm, admission £1, under-15s free. Tel: 01245 361609, www.missingbookfairs.co.uk

• Rowing Boats for Hire, The Riverside, 43 Cross St, Sudbury CO10 2DL, August 4-5

Just turn up or pre book on 01206 700707, cost from £10. Preferable to book online: www.outdoorhirecentres.com

• The Hall at War, Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, CO10 9BA, August 4-5

From 11am-5pm, Tickets £15, Tel: 01787 310207, www.kentwellhall.co.uk

• Beatrix Potter’s Tales: A Celebration, Melford Hall, Long Melford CO10 9AA, August 4, 8 and 12

Call 01787 379228 for details, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/melfordhall

• U3A Members Activity Morning, St. Peter’s Church, Sudbury. CO10 2EH, August 8, 22.

From 10am-12pm

• Commissioner on Tour: Chief Constable talking on police and crime, Market Hill, Sudbury (Outside Town Hall), August 9. From 11.30am to 1.30pm.

• Kettle & Fish, St. Peter’s Church Sudbury. CO10 2EH, August 9, 16, and 23. A peaceful café/information centre, 9.45am-2pm

• Bring and Buy Sale, St Andrew’s Church, Great Cornard CO10 0EL, August 11.

From 10am to 1pm, refreshments available.

• Teddy Bears’ Picnic, Melford Hall, Long Melford, August 11 and 19.

12 noon - 4pm, call 01787 379228 for details, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/melfordhall

• Cavendish Sale Trail, August 11

Tabletop sales held in individual garages, drives or gardens, 9.30am to 12.30pm, refreshments and map available in St Mary’s Church, Cavendish. In aid of St Mary’s Church.

• Invitation To View - Hintlesham Hall, Hintlesham, Suffolk IP8 3NS, August 15.

Tour and refreshments and 2-course lunch, cost £40. www.invitationtoview.co.uk www.hintleshamhall.com

• Invitation To View - Mercury Theatre, Colchester CO1 1PT, August 15.

Cost £15, includes tour and refreshments. Tel: 01206 573948, www.invitationtoview.co.uk

• Invitation To View - The Swan, High St, Lavenham, Sudbury CO10 9QA, August 16.

Cost £12, includes tour and refreshments. Tel: 01787 247477, www.invitationtoview.co.uk

• Sunset over Melford Hall with Sundown open air cinema, August 18.

Paddington 2 (PG) 5.30pm (gates open 5pm). Pretty Woman (15) 7.30pm (gates open 7pm). Call 01787 379228 for details, www.Nationaltrust.org.uk/melfordhall

• Craft and Gift Fair by Imagine, St. Peter’s Church, Sudbury. CO10 2EH, August 18.

From 9am to 4pm. Free entry

• Tudor High Summer- Hands on History Days, Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, CO10 9BA, August 18-27

From 11am-5pm, Tickets adult £17.25-19.20, child £13.20-14.20. Tel: 01787 310207, www.kentwellhall.co.uk

• Sudbury Carnival, August 19.

Procession through town centre, marching bands, dancing and floats. Tel: 07917 850240.

• Beatrix Potter story readings, Melford Hall, Long Melford, August 23.

From 1pm to 3pm. Call 01787 379228 for details, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/melfordhall

• Mander Summer Fine Art Auction, The Auction Centre, Assington Road, Newton Green, Sudbury, CO10 0QX, August 25.

Auction starts at 10am. Viewing Friday 9am-8pm & Saturday from 9am. Tel: 01787 211847. Email: info@manderauctions.co.uk

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