Seven things to do in Suffolk this weekend
- Credit: Angela Lord
Suffolk is livelier than ever this November, with a weekend awash with gigs, markets, and even a little bit of husky racing. Here are seven things in the county you could choose to spend your weekend on.
Sunday Session at the Stamford Arms
Held by up-and-coming local musician Tangles, the Sunday Session at the Stamford Arms in Lowestoft offers a chilled out gig that is almost guaranteed to make you think.
Come and beat away the winter blues by being cosy, tapping feet and drinking ale.
When: From 3pm on Sunday, November 21
Where: The Stamford Arms, 94 Stanford Street, NR32 2DD
Seckford Hall Christmas Fayre
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Christmas is approaching fast, and with just four weekends to go the Seckford Hall Christmas Fayre offers a great opportunity to grab some gifts for the loved ones in your life.
The fayre will include a variety of stalls, with handmade wreaths, handmade silver jewellery, candles and much more.
When: Sunday, November 21, 11am-4pm
Where: Seckford Hall Hotel and Spa, Great Bealings, Woodbridge IP13 6NU
Husky Racing in Rendlesham Forest
The British Association of Husky Racing is having its first event since March 2020, and spectators are more than welcome.
Watch more than a thousand dogs over 110 teams storm through the forest at a lightning pace, carrying along courageous human mushers.
The event organisers kindly ask that people do not bring their pets to this.
When: From 7am on Saturday, November 20
Where: Rendlesham Forest, Tangham, IP12 3NF
Price: Free, although parking at Rendlesham forest costs up to £4
Experience the excitement of Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin in one mesmerizing show at the Spa Pavilion with Purple Zeppelin. While many years have past since since the last gig from either band, Purple Zeppelin will take you back to the magic, excitement and shear raw energy generated by these classic rock bands.
When: Saturday November 20, at 7:30pm
Where: The Spa Pavilion, Undercliff Road West, Felixstowe, IP11 2DX
Bavarian Night at the Duke of Marlborough
Award winning Leiston brewer Uli Schiefelbein will be providing the beer for this "Novemberfied" Octoberfest event, which will be taking over the community-owned Duke of Marlborough pub.
Entertainment will be provided, fittingly, by the Oompah Band, based in Ipswich. Organisers are promising a celebration of Suffolk talent, and German traditions.
When: Saturday, November 20, at 7pm
Where: Duke of Marlborough, Main Road, Somersham, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP8 4QA
Planet Fatale at the Smokehouse
Heavy Rockers Planet Fatale will be bringing their cycle repeats tour to Ipswich with a gig at the intimate Smokehouse in Ipswich. They will be supported by Kaine, and Virgin Witch, with an after party at the Brewers Arms pub.
This event is limited to 80 tickets, so move fast.
When: Saturday November 20, from 7:30pm-11pm
Where: The Smokehouse, 6 South Street, Ipswich, England, Ip1 3NU
Price: £4.50 advance, £5 on the door
Felixstowe Artisan Producers Market
Organized by Suffolk Market Events, the Felixstowe Artisan Producers' Market offers an amazing range of products and a delicious variety of food and drink.
With beer from both Old Felixstowe and the Starwing breweries, cider from Brooks & Conquest, pies from ComplEat, baked treats from three different companies and a variety of jams, sauces and chutneys, the Felixstowe market offers delicious treats for all taste buds.
In addition, there will be gifts, including items from Suffolk Peace Creations, Teacup Yarns and ComfyBe, along with numerous other companies.
Where: Beach St, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 2DN