Diary Dates

Norfolk Smallholders Training Group


3rd Norfolk Smallholders Training Group – 8th Annual Show and Market, Sheringham Park, 10am to 4pm. Smallholding, self sufficiency and traditional crafts. Home-produced food and goods, exhibitions and demonstrations, sheep shearing, birds of prey display, fun dog show, livestock and members’ poultry exhibition, smallholders question time, music and more. A great day out for the whole family. Find out what the Norfolk Smallholders Training Group (NSTG) has to offer you. Adults £5, children under-16 free, price includes car parking and access to the park. Contact Bernard Ashe on 01953 451 963, www.nstg.org.uk



Julia Fordham at The Apex


3rd Julia Fordham at The Apex, 1 Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3FD, 7.30pm. Having sold millions of records around the world, singer songwriter Julia Fordham will be returning to the UK for her first tour in 20 years. Performing with her will be Grant Mitchell, pianist/arranger/producer of her early hits Happy Ever After, Where Does The Time Go, Porcelain & I Thought It Was You. £20. Tel: 01284 758000

Norwich Opera Club


7th and 21st Norwich Opera Club, Assembly House. 7pm. Everyone welcome. First visit free. Contact Greta 01603 624537. 7th, DVD presentation – Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West. 21st, DVD presentation – Britten’s Turn of the Screw. A friendly and sociable club for anyone who loves watching and listening to opera.


The Mercian Incursion


7th-10th The Mercian Incursion, West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village. The Thegns of Mercia come to the village, bringing treasures and a captured monk. See re-enactments and demonstrations of warrior crafts and culture, and hear Anglo-Saxon songs. Normal admission applies.

The Bury St Edmunds Community Fete


10th The Bury St Edmunds Community Fete, Abbey Gardens. A fun day out for the family in the beautiful surroundings of the Abbey Gardens, full of activities and entertainment for all ages. Free.


Picnic in the Park


13th Picnic in the Park, East Town Park, Haverhill. In partnership with Haverhill Town Council, a day of entertainment and activities for the family. Free.


Music by Brooks Williams


15th Music by Brooks Williams, Granary Theatre, Staithe Street, Wells-Next-The-Sea, 7.30pm. Fundraising event in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH). Brooks is a Blues and Americana performer, plays a fiery guitar, has a rich, silky voice and writes hook laden songs. Licensed bar, raffle. Tickets £10, Friends of the Granary, £9. Tickets online www.wellsmaltings.org.uk or from TIC, 01328 710885. Sponsored by Almary Green.


Cinema City outdoor film screenings


15th-17th Cinema City outdoor film screenings in the Plantation Garden on Earlham Road, Norwich. Scheduled for approximately 9pm, depending on light. Open from 7pm, and visitors are encouraged to arrive early to relax and enjoy drinks from a pop-up bar in the surroundings of the Victorian garden. The series will kick off on Friday, 15th, with ‘80s fantasy classic Labyrinth, starring David Bowie. On Saturday, 16th, fans of French cinema can enjoy Jean Pierre Jeunet’s Amelie, starring Audrey Tautou. The series concludes on Sunday evening with classic musical Singin’ In The Rain.



15th-17th FolkEast, Glemham Hall, Suffolk. Headline Acts: Bellowhead, False Lights, Blowzabella. Family-run festival with a mission to showcase the best folk acts on the national and international stage. The annual festival and fringe also offer opportunities to see the most exciting up-and-coming musicians. It attracts high profile bands, and introduces the latest talent, but still remains relatively intimate. The ‘Folk’ in FolkEast refers to all folk, not just the music.  The festival features arts, crafts, dance and cuisine, which come together in a family-friendly event. Tickets from the FolkEast website or by post, pricing starts from £96 for an adult weekend ticket and £38 for a day ticket. Concessions are available and children under 10 go free. Camping tickets are available at no additional cost, although there is a £30 surcharge for caravans and camper vans.

Carved, Cast and Constructed


19th-31st Norwich sculptor Ros Newman curating Carved, Cast and Constructed, an exhibition featuring sculpture from 11 Norfolk and Suffolk artists at Wymondham Arts Centre, Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm and Sunday, 12noon to 5pm, www.wymondhamarts.com. Artists featured are Nigel Barnett, Pip Collyer, Chedgy, Chris Dixon, Andy Jarrett, Laure Olivier Minns, John Nicholson, Andy Reeve, Zoë Rubens and Monica Wesselman. Picture shows ‘Facing Facebook, a comment on….’. The dress is created from etched ‘selfies’ of people. The sculpture, by Suffolk artist Zoë Rubens, is 170cm tall and is made from concrete, etched steel, brass and copper.



Table top sale


23rd Table top sale, Alburgh Village hall, starting at 10am. Refreshments available. Book your table in advance for £5 (tables supplied) from Pat 01986788510/Julie 01986788934. Set-up time, 9.15am onwards.


Thelnetham windmill


24th-25th Thelnetham windmill stands in the tranquil Suffolk countryside between Ixworth and Diss. It was built in 1818 and lovingly restored to working order in the 1980s. Last year ownership of the mill was passed onto The Suffolk Buildings Preservation Trust. The mill is now regularly maintained by highly skilled volunteers. With the mill’s four sails, cap and fantail soon to get a new coat of paint and the tower being retarred, the mill is open once again over the Bank Holiday, 11am-5pm.Wind permitting the sails will be turning and there will be guided tours throughout the day. It is hoped to start milling wheat by the end of the summer. http://thelnethamwindmill.org.uk/



Phoenix Male Voice Choir


30th Phoenix Male Voice Choir Summer Concert, Mile Cross Methodist Church, Aylsham Road, Norwich, 7.30pm. Doors open 7pm. Tickets £6 from Alan 01603 408393 or on the door. Raffle and refreshments.


Suffolk Walk With a Fork


31st Suffolk Walk With a Fork, Helmingham Hall, IP14 6EF. Children’s charity Ormiston Families gives people the opportunity to follow a route around a country estate, accompanied by locally produced food and drink. Food stops offer a different treat from a local supplier. £10 per person ncludes entry, entertainment, lunch at each food stop. Children welcome, under-5s free. Visit ormiston.org/walkwithafork or call 01473 705030. Proceeds towards work of Ormiston Families.


The Red Feather Club, Horham


31st The Red Feather Club, Horham, open to the public 10am-4pm last Sunday of every month until October. Operated and managed by the 95th Bomb Group Heritage Association, it is the official UK museum of the Group. Museum houses memorabilia relating to the Group, which flew 334 missions and were awarded three Presidential Unit Citations. The 95th, which lost more than 600 men in action, was part of the ’Mighty Eighth Air Force’. Four miles south-east of Eye off the B1117, IP21 5DG. Tel: 01728 860930, James Mutton, chairman of Heritage Association. Email jamesmutton@suffolkonline.net. Website: www.95thbg-horham.com.

All listings correct when published on the Let's Talk website, but subject to change. Please contact organisers and venues directly.

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