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The Beach - What's On on the East Coast

FA Mashup taking place at Denes High School
Thu 1st May 2014 - Mon 1st Sep 2014
FA Mashup taking place at Denes High School every Thursday.
The FA Vauxhall Mashup is fun football with your mates.
We are looking for participation from 14-16 year old girls.
All abilities are welcome, as the Mashup is all inclusive.
Mashup promotes social interaction in a football environment, where we are looking to inspire and empower young girls.
The sessions will involve music as well as social media elements, all based around the beautiful game.
We will be holding the Mashup every Thursday, 4pm - 5pm at the Community Sports Centre at Ormiston Denes Academy.

Weekly Fit-Club
Every Thursday Commencing May 8th from 1.00-2.00pm
No need to book just go along to Sparrows Nest Lowestoft which will be FREE & open to ALL levels of fitness
Exercises will vary weekly from 'circuit' based work to power walking.
No equipment requirement, just bring a bottle water, a mat (optional), a friend - oh and bags of enthusiasm!!
Children welcome as can play in the enclosed park alongside the green where we will be exercising.
**Nutritional advice available** Bookings will be taken for FREE 'Wellness Evaluations' including full body composition analysis!

Summer Fete
Fri 1st Aug 2014
On Ladybird Day care are holding a summer fete on august 1st with many stalls and a raffle, all monies raised going to improve the day care.
All welcome

RSPB Lowestoft and District Local
Fri 1st Aug 2014 - Thu 21st Aug 2014
Friday 1st August “East Anglia’s Wonderful Wildlife”
Talk by Dr Kevin Elsby Norfolk G.P. and wildlife photographer.
Meet at 7.15 for 7.30 p.m.
St. Mark’s Church Hall, Bridge St., Oulton Broad, Lowestoft. NR33 9JX
All Welcome. Visitors £2.50.

Monday 11th August NWT Cockshoot Broad, Norfolk NR13 6HN
Guided walk 10.30 a.m. -12.00 noon.
Car park at end of Ferry Road, Woodbastwick, Norfolk.
Own transport, no facilities.
All welcome, no charge.
Option of then going on to
Fairhaven Gardens, South Walsham.
Entrance fee £6.10 (senior citizens £5.60).
Cafe, toilets and shop
Leader: Richard Straton Tel: 01502 740407

Thursday 21st August
Blytheburgh, Suffolk IP19 9LQ
Guided walk 10.00 a.m. – 12.30 noon
Meet at car park on A12 opposite”White Hart” pub.
Own transport, facilities and refreshments at pub.
All welcome, No charge.
Leader: Jane Bond Tel: 01502 576928

Open Day
Sat 2nd Aug 2014
Open Day at The Seagull Community Theatre, Morton Road, Pakefield on Saturday August 2nd from 10.00 am - 4.00 pm. If anyone has ever wanted to find out how plays are chosen, rehearsed and presented, this is a unique opportunity to do so.
The whole Seagull building will be open to the public including the Studios, with a chance for youngsters to have a free taster session with PAPA (Pakefield Academy of Performing Arts) and/or Theatre Train and toddlers to join in with Mattie & Mimi's toddler music class. Interested in War gaming? The War Gamers will be available all day for anyone to pop along and join in or just watch. In the foyer there will be refreshments at very reasonable prices, information about volunteering at the Seagull and displays featuring some of the groups who use the Seagull as their base.

Summer Fete
Sat 2nd Aug 2014
Oulton park care centre on union lane oulton broad, will be having a summer fete on the 2nd of August at 2pm til 5.30pm in the main gardens there will be several entertainers including Oulton broads vocal harmony group, Faye Bedford's dance school, Miniature ponies, The dog agility team, and the Zulu warriors as well as various refreshments available and many craft stalls to have a look around.

Sat 2nd Aug 2014
On Saturday 2nd August from 10am - 3pm a fete is being held at Horning Village green, swan green, playing fields and village hall
stalls with locally produced products like fudge, cakes and preserves, there are also jewellery, bric a brac, book and games stalls. Johnny Jaffacake kicks off the children's fun day at 11am in the Village hall followed by a host of activities on the playing fields (bouncy castle, go karting, games). We'll also be welcoming the "Spirit of Coltishall" (fighter cockpit), Doug the Dalek and the fire department with their engine.

The scarecrow competition runs from Monday 27th July, hunt down all the scarecrows in the village and guess their name for prizes

Story Time Sessions
Sat 2nd Aug 2014
Just Kids Parties East Anglia are having a launch event on Saturday 2nd August in the old Mothercare unit in The Britten Centre from 10am to 3pm

There will be story time sessions with Queen Elsa and Rapunzel, plus appearances from Batman, Peppa Pig, Mickey and Minnie Mouse plus many more!

There is also a soft play area and face painting

Free entry and you can also be entered into a draw to win a kids party worth £200

Model Railway Exhibition
Sat 2nd Aug 2014 - Sun 3rd Aug 2014
Southwold Model Railway Exhibition, August 2nd & 3rd, Saint Felix School, IP18 6SD. 20 layouts, Trade stands, Live Steam Train & Traction Engine Rides. Refreshments, Charity Raffle, Wheelchair Access, Free Parking. Saturday Morning - East Anglian Air Ambulance booked to land for 2hrs. Meet the crew and look around the aircraft!

Family Fun Day
Sat 2nd Aug 2014
On Saturday 2nd August, 11am - 5pm outside Dutchy's Tavern, California Road, NR29 3QL.
Annual event organised by Di Holland for local children's autism and ADHD charities. The day will include craft stalls, games, bouncy castles, space hoppers, donkey rides etc. Live entertainment from Dutchy's Tavern.
Free entry

Bands Of Hope & Glory
Sun 3rd Aug 2014
On Sunday 3rd August Kimble Reynolds is holding an afternoon of free music and family fun with Bands, Drummers and singers and stalls at the Sparrows Nest Gardens starting at 12 noon until 7. Its all in aid to raise funds for East Coast Hospice.

Corton's Funday
Sun 3rd Aug 2014
On Sunday 3rd Aug from 1pm – 7pm on Corton Playing Field,
With a range of arena performances by Cantors Theatre School Official, The Lowestoft Dog Agility Display Team, Totally Wicked School of Dance, Wuffa Viking Reenactment, Baton Twirling and more! A whole host of stalls that include games, candy, waffles, jewellery and bouncy castle not forgetting the massive zorb balls. Stop off in our beer tent or grab an ice-cream and listen to some quality music from The Anyones, How To Draw A Zebra & Holloway. A great fun filled afternoon for all the family!

Service in Remembrance
Sun 3rd Aug 2014
Pakefield Church will be holding a special service in remembrance and express thanks for all those who served in the First World War at 6.30.p.m. on Sunday, 3rd August in Pakefied Church.

Sat 9th Aug 2014
Nearly new Baby & Toddler Quality baby & toddler toys, clothes, equipment, & maternity clothes at bargain prices
on Saturday 9th August 10:00 am - 12:00 noon at Nacton Village Hall, The Street, IP10 0EU
Refreshments available
No ATM, so please bring cash
Entry 50p (or to book a stall is £10). All proceeds will go to NBU5’S Pre-School.
For More information about the event or to book a table please contact Kim Berry –

Coffee Morning
Sat 9th Aug 2014
On Saturday August 9th at John Green Institute Station Road South, Belton
Monthly Coffee morning 10.00am - Noon
Bargain stall, Raffle, the chance to make new friends
Free admission

Scarecrow Hunt
Sat 9th Aug 2014 - Sun 10th Aug 2014
Mutford Village Hall will be holding a scarecrow hunt on 9/10th August,
entry forms £5 each from the village hall 10 till 5, including craft stalls, tombola, refreshments and children's competitions

Fundraising BBQ
Sun 10th Aug 2014
On August 10th at the Shadingfield Fox Public house Fundraising BBQ is being held with Raffle,
all funds will be donated to the cystic fibrosis Charity.

Clairvoyance Evening
Tue 12th Aug 2014
An evening of Clairvoyance with Samanda at the Kings Head St Johns Road Belton Great Yarmouth on Tuesday 12th August 2014 7pm - 9.30pm tickets are £5 on the door all money raised goes to The Leah Wilby Foundation.

Wine Tasting Evening
Thu 14th Aug 2014
On Thursday 14th August from 7,30 pm - taste a variety of fine wines supplied and presented by Adnams, with a selection of cheeses and light refreshments. Tickets £7 from the Club, or tel 01502 713535. Non-members welcome.


Charity Fundraising Event
Fri 15th Aug 2014
Breakthrough Beccles are holding a charity fundraising event on the evening of Friday 15th August, starting at 6pm - endurance go-karting at Ellough Park Raceway, near Beccles:

Teams of 4 ladies, or 3 ladies and one man wearing pink(!), 15 minute qualifying followed by 1.5 hours racing with 5 driver changes during that time. Normal price for team endurance events is £140, but our event can be enjoyed for £120, £30 per person. Trophies for the winning team, plus celebratory fizz, and refreshments after the event to reward everyone for their efforts. The best bit........Ellough Park Raceway is donating every penny from the entry fees to Breakthrough Breast Cancer via Breakthrough Beccles.

Whether experienced or complete novice, this will be an evening to get together with friends, have fun and raise money for a good cause. Teams can contact Breakthrough Beccles through our Facebook page, or contact me on this email address,
giving their team name, and the names of the 4 team members. Anyone who fancies having a go but can’t get a team together can let me have their names and they will be put in a team with others.
Corporate teams are also very welcome, a great way for local businesses to support charity.

Info on the work of Breakthrough Breast Cancer can be found via website.


Charity Golf Day
Fri 15th Aug 2014
Following the success of last year's Charity Golf Day, Access Community Trust will be holding their Charity Golf Day at Halesworth Golf Club this year on Friday 15th August. Arrival will be from 7:30 - 9:30 AM,There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd, and raffle prizes. For £20.00, if you would like to come along an play a round of golf please contact Liz Giles on 01502 527205 or alternatively email Liz on to register you interest and buy your ticket.

Open Gardens
Sun 17th Aug 2014
On Sunday August 17th at Broadlands in Borrow Road, Oulton Broad are opening their lovely riverside gardens and serving cream teas from 2pm - 4.30pm. You are invited to go along and enjoy a stroll round the gardens and then enjoy refreshments and home -made cakes. A garden quiz will also be available. Admission is free and all profits will go to our new minibus appeal.

Car Boot & Craft Fair
Wed 20th Aug 2014
On Wednesday August 20th at New Road Sport & Leisure Centre, New Road, Belton, Great Yarmouth
Car Boot & Craft Fair from 10.00am - 2.30pm

Bookings for inside tel 01493 780703, outside no booking required. Both inside & out £6.00
(stallholders access from 8.30am)

Free admission to buyers

Art Exhibition
Sat 23rd Aug 2014 - Sat 30th Aug 2014
The Lowestoft Art Group is holding it's Annual Art Exhibition at the Stella Maris Hall in Gordon Road, Lowestoft from Saturday 23rd August until Saturday 30th August
Open from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. except Sunday 24th Midday until 5 p.m. and Saturday 30th 10 a.m until 2 p.m.

Admission free.

Sat 23rd Aug 2014
Roller-disco night at Retroskate Marine Parade Great Yarmouth Saturday 23rd August 2014 6.30pm - 9.30pm fun for all the family price is just £3 per person or £10 for 2 adults and 2 children. All money raised on the night goes to The Leah Wilby Foundation.

Charity Bowling match
Sun 24th Aug 2014
On 24th August at Lowestoft Family Bowl a charity bowling match is being held between Wilko and Homebase, starting from 6:30pm all monies raised will go towards prostate cancer.

Antiques Street Market
Sun 24th Aug 2014
Beccles Antiques Street Market returns on Bank Holiday, August 24th.
100 pitches with general and specialist dealers who will be selling a wide range of antiques and collectibles including furniture, silver, china, linen, jewelry, books, clocks, retro and vintage design and decorative items. The dealers are experts in their field and are quite happy to share their knowledge and expertise with collectors.

Many of the local shops and restaurants and bars are open that day and first class catering is incorporated into the market; including Big Sky Pies, Suffolk Hog Roast, The Flying Chef and local ice cream and fudge.

Beccles Antiques Street Market
Sun 24th Aug 2014
Beccles Antiques Street Market taking place on Sunday 24th August from 8am – 4.30pm

The market boasts a varied and interesting collection of both general and specialist dealers selling a wide range of antiques and collectables including furniture, silver, china, linen, jewellery, books, clocks, retro and vintage design and decorative items. The dealers are experts in their field and are quite happy to share their knowledge and expertise with collectors. In fact it is the great selection of antiques on offer that make this market so successful and creates a wonderful atmosphere that is much commented on.

Many of the local shops and restaurants and bars are open that day and first class catering is incorporated into the market; including Big Sky Pies, hog roast and local ice cream, If you haven’t been before you really should give it a visit and experience the pleasure of a busy outdoor specialist market. Free entry, well signposted, Sat Nav NR34 9HA

For further details please contact Kate Lee on 01502 711174. Follow us on facebook:

Gala Day
Mon 25th Aug 2014
Lowestoft Lions annual Gala Day in Everitt's Park on Bank Holiday Monday 25th August.
Maiden in Distress Competition.
All materials for the raft will be supplied and there is a prize pool of £300.
The event is open to anyone including pubs, clubs, businesses, families or groups of friends.
A team of four people to build and paddle the raft (hopefully on the surface of Oulton Broad) and one 'extra' maiden to rescue from the pontoon and bring back to shore (hopefully dry).

Michael can be contacted evenings on: 01502 567942 or anytime

Raveningham Country Fair
Sat 30th Aug 2014
Saturday 30th August, 2014. 11.00 till 23.00 Traditional threshing fair with steam engines, vintage machinery, classic vehicles, craft stalls, working horses, sheepdog and duck display, birds of prey, live bands, clowns, flying model planes, dance displays, tea tent, beer tent and much more.
Signposted from the B1136 between Loddon and Haddiscoe. Full details on website
Admission: Adults £5, under 16 free.
All proceeds in aid of local charities


Raffle and Nibbles
Sat 30th Aug 2014
On Saturday 30th August at 8 pm Beccles Conservative Club are having a raffle & nibbles - teams of four £1 per person - . Non-members welcome.


Lunch Time Jazz
Sun 31st Aug 2014
On Sunday 31st August 12 noon - Informal trad jazz session with The Footwarmers to accompany your lunchtime visit to the Beccles Conservative Club. Burgers and hotdogs on sale. Non-members welcome.


24th Annual Plough Day & Country Fair at Brampton
Sun 7th Sep 2014
24th Annual Plough Day & Country Fair at Station Road, Brampton, Suffolk on Sunday 7 September 2014 from 10am - 4pm raising money for local charities. Tractors ploughing, heavy horses, vintage cars and stationery engines. Dog Agility, Dog Show, main ring activities, raffle, refreshments, paravanni icecream and bar.

Beccles Duck Race
Sun 7th Sep 2014
On Sunday September 7th starting at 11 am Beccles are holding their annual duck race with lots of stalls and things going on throughout the day including fun fair rides, food and drink, sack races, egg and spoon races, entertainment and live music plus much more.
Funds raised will support the Beccles rugby club and the development of a new youth community hub facility.

Summer Fete
Sat 27th Sep 2014
The Old Vicarage Care Home on Norwich Road in Ludham will be holding a summer fete on September 27th starting at 2pm,
attractions include bouncy castle, medieval stocks, singer, archery taster, children's face painting, beer tent, BBQ, Raffle, tombola and much more.
If you would like a pitch please call 01692 678346

Craft and Charity stalls
Sat 27th Sep 2014 - Mon 1st Dec 2014
Craft fair at the QD store in the Britten Centre 9am till 5pm September 27th October 11th November 6th December 1st, over 50 craft stalls plus in the December one there will be a Santa's Grotto.

Craft Fair
Sat 8th Nov 2014
Craft Fair at Westhall Village Hall on Saturday 8th November in aid of St Peter's Church Brampton from 10 - 3pm. Stalls @ £5.00 each. There will be refreshments served throughout the day, with a raffle and lots of hand made craft, so come along and start your Christmas Shopping! Any further details, please contact Tracey Burrows on 01502 575415