What’s on this weekend: 5 things to do in Suffolk

PUBLISHED: 13:39 13 November 2017 | UPDATED: 13:39 13 November 2017

Snape Maltings on the River Alde (c) John Fielding, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Snape Maltings on the River Alde (c) John Fielding, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)


With so much going on around Suffolk this weekend, it’s not easy to decide what amazing events you’ll be attending. Hopefully our handy guide to 5 things to do will make solving your dilemma a little more straightforward!

Lavenham Literary Festival – November 17 – 19

The fifth edition of this literary festival in Suffolk’s iconic medieval village once again promises to deliver an exciting weekend of talks, classes and meetings with some of the country’s best literary figures. Simon Barnes, JP Devlin and Tracy Chevalier are just some of the names who will be bringing the festival to life.

The festival takes place at locations throughout Lavenham and ticket prices will vary for each event.

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Love Your Birds at Urban Jungle in Beccles – November 17

Between 10am and 4pm this exotic plant nursery will be a hub for tips and advice on how to take care of the feathered friends living in your garden this winter season. The RSPB and bird expert Kim Mouncer will be in attendance to help you prepare your home not just for birds, but also for any other wildlife looking to escape the biting frost.

Entry is free and many useful products will be available for purchase. Their unique Jungle Café will also be serving food and refreshments.

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Exhibition of Original Prints at Snape Maltings – November 18 – 23

Browse a stunning selection of prints from Sudbourne Printmakers and pick yourself up a Christmas gift inspired by Suffolk’s coast, farms, forests and rivers. The Printmakers’ members use a number of different techniques to create their work – including collagraph, drypoint, etching, lino and woodcuts – and the results are meticulously detailed.

Entry is free at Snape Maltings’ Quay Gallery.

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Arts & Crafts Exhibition in Walsham-le-Willows – November 18 – 20

The Walsham-le-Willows Arts & Crafts Group – made up of 11 artists and craftspeople from the local area – showcase their work every year in the Priory Room next to St Mary’s Church. They produce high-quality ceramics, glass, jewellery, batik, metalwork, photography, paintings and much more while they are also happy to accept commissions.

Entry is free and it runs from 10am to 6pm each day.

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Game Specials at the Westleton Crown – November 17

This popular pub on the Suffolk coast between Aldeburgh and Southwold is positioned next to some of the county’s best shoots and to celebrate the start of game season they are putting on a special menu. We want to try the pheasant terrine followed by the roasted breast and confit leg of partridge – delicious.

The normal main menu will also be available on the evening.

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