What’s going on in Suffolk

A pick of some of the great events going on in Suffolk over the next few weeks Lavenham Carnival Lavenham Carnival - wilderness reserve Date: 27th – 28th August Following the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the Lavenham Carnival gives a Suffolk a taste of Brazil on the last weekend in August. View the Rare Breeds Motor Show, the Hilly Ridge Alpacas and Samba workshops! Other events at the Lavenham Carnival include: Land zorbing, bungee trampolining and an inflatable assault course Children’s activities tent for Clown magic, balloon twisting, face painting and arts & crafts Numerous craft and charity stalls, and some delicious food and beverages Acts and displays in the main arena and performance tent Find out more here: Lavenham Carnival Sudbury’s Farmer Market Sudbury FMkt Date: 28th August Over thirty traders fill St Peter’s in Sudbury selling a range of the very best, fresh, local produce, as well as a small selection of the highest quality, hand produced crafts. The produce on offer each month includes the freshest fish from Maximus Sustainable Fishing, local venison from the Sufolk Venison Larder, pork from Kevin Blundell in Assington, beef from Cratfield, home baked cakes from Boxford, pies from the Farmers’ Wife, real ales from Two Rivers’ Brewery, freshly baked bread, jams and chutneys and an amazing selection of fresh vegetables from Brook Lynne Farm. There is also a wonderful café available, ran by the Sudbury based charity, The Bridge Project, who serves delicious scones, sandwiches and terrific coffee. Find out more here: Sudbury’s Farmer Market Shakespeare’s The Tempest at Jimmy’s Farm Jimmy's Farm forest theatre Dates: Running up until 29th August Tues – Sat at 7:30 pm – 9:50 pm (including 20 min interval) Sat matinees at 2 pm – 4:20 pm (including 20 min interval) Extra show on Sun 28 August at 7:30pm Running the entirety of August, prepare to be spellbound by Shakespeare’s supernatural spectacular, The Tempest!  Featuring the return of crowd-favourite and Theatre in the Forest royalty (King Lear) Edward Day, Joanna Carrick’s adaptation will be something that all theatre fans will enjoy, whether you’re new to Shakespeare or a seasoned fan. Outdoors and under the stars, it’s Shakespeare with a festival feel! Find out more information here: Theatre in the Forest Suffolk Punch Spectacular at Kentwell Hall, Long Melford Kent well Hall suffolk punch Date: Sunday 4 September Time: 10.00am – 4.30pm The Suffolk Punch is the rarest of the UK’s Heavy Horses, and The Suffolk Spectacular is the only event in the UK which is dedicated to the Suffolk breed. This event allows the public to get up close, learn about the horses and talk to their owners. There will be stallions, mares, foals and geldings, as well as wagons, other horse drawn vehicles and working demonstrations and competitions. Some of the demonstrations allow visitors to ‘have-a-go’ too! Find out more here: Suffolk Punch at Kentwell Hall Jam Making Course at Assington Mill Date: 6th September Assington mill Learn some tricks of the trade from professional jam-maker Hannah Taylor! On this one-day course, you will make a raspberry jam and a beetroot chutney, and learn the principles of jam-making and bottling along the way. Our own Mill Cottage is on the grounds of Assington Mill, who run a varied programme of short courses, on mainly rural topics, at the weekend. If you would like to participate, the owners offer a 10% discount on the price of the course you choose for those who have a booking Mill Cottage. To find out more and book your spot: assingtonmill.com

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