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Lowestoft Town FC Coffee Club
Every Second & Fourth Wednesday of Every Month
10 - 12
Lowestoft Town Football Club, Love Road, Lowestoft.
For more details call Stephen on 07963 590579

World Book Night - Lowestoft
Thu 23rd Apr 2015
Join Lowestoft Library Thursday April 23rd 4:30-6:30pm for our World Book
Night celebrations. This year we're returning to the world of Harry Potter
- come and explore the magic and mystery of Diagon Alley; test your taste
buds at Honeydukes, meet the beautiful owls of Fritton Owl Sanctuary,
peruse this year's World Book Night books, and don't forget to join us at
The Leaky Cauldron for games and quizzes! This event is free and you do
not have to book. Fancy dress is also encouraged! For more information
speak to a member of staff or call the library on 01502 674660

Martham Scarecrow Festival & Mayfair at Martham
Sun 3rd May 2015 - Mon 4th May 2015
Come and celebrate Martham's popular annual scarecrow festival and Mayfair with activities centred around the village green.

A great fun day out for all the family with scarecrows on display in gardens throughout the village and lots of stalls and games to enjoy including:

Garage/garden sales, decorated wheelbarrows, decorated prams and bikes, living scarecrow competition, craft and charity stalls, treasure hunt, competitions, fair rides, refreshments, art exhibition and flower festival.

And featuring again this year - yarnbombing - look out for all sorts of unusual knitting around the village.

For more information contact - Liz on 01493 740086 or Julie on 01493 748547.

Dogs allowed.

Sun 3rd May 2015
The first of the two Beccles Antiques Street Markets held in the centre of
Beccles will take place on Sunday 3rd May, Bank Holiday weekend (the second
being on 30th August). The market has gone from strength to strength over
the past five years and now plays host to a hundred general and specialist
dealers selling a wide range of good quality antiques and collectables
including furniture, silver, china, linen, jewellery, books, clocks, retro
and vintage design and decorative items. The dealers have a great selection
of antiques on offer and are experts in their field and 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 local catering is incorporated into the market, including a hog
roast, ice cream and tea and coffee. 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.
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For further details please contact Kate Lee on 01502

classic vehicle rally at Earsham Hall
Sun 3rd May 2015
Bungay Lions is organising another classic vehicle rally at Earsham Hall on Sunday 3rd May

Last year saw 330 classic vehicles on display in the beautiful grounds of Earsham Hall and thousands of visitors. This year's event promises to be even bigger and better, with improvements to parking and more catering than last year. The EDP article about last year's event can be found here.

As well as hundreds of classic vehicles on display there will be craft and trade stalls, autojumbles, plus entertainment from the Taverham Band and Air Mail (a Shadows tribute band). For children there will be Razz the Clown and a bouncy castle.

Gates will be open between 10am & 5pm and entry for the public remains a very reasonable £3. This year Bungay Lions have chosen Community Transport as the major beneficiary.

Antiques Market - Beccles
Sun 3rd May 2015

Well sign posted on all routes, plenty of parking and locally produced hot and cold refreshments.
For more information call Kate Lee on 01502 711174

Glyn Hopkins Memorial Trophey - Gorleston
Mon 4th May 2015
A football match to commemmorate and celebrate the life of Glyn featuring players he has managed and coached

Gates open at 12 under 12's play at 1pm and the main match starts at 2.30pm

Emerald Park, Gorleston Football Club, Woodffarm Lane, Gorleston.

£4 Adults, £2 Children

Licensed Bar, Refreshments, Raffle

Tia's Treasures 4th Birthday Family Fun Day - Gorleston
Sat 9th May 2015
Tia's Treasures 4th Birthday Family Fun Day Fundraising for Great Yarmouth
and Waveney MIND in memory of Dee who sadly passed away in 2012.
Saturday May 9th
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Cliff Hotel, Gorleston
Raffle, Tombola, WIN a Party from MANTA Entertainment, Special Guests such
as Tia's Treasures Monkey, Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, Anna, Elsa, Olaf and
Sven, Punch and Judy, Entertainment from MANTA Entertainment, Create your
own Sand Art Picture/Bottle and lots lots more. For further information

Girlguiding Beccles Gift & Craft Fayre - Beccles
Sat 9th May 2015
Girlguiding Beccles Gift & Craft Fayre. Saturday 9th May. 12-4pm.
Beccles Scout and Guide Hall, Common Lane.
There will be craft stalls featuring handmade and unique items from local
craftspeople. So whether you are looking for a special gift or to treat
yourself you are sure to find something to tempt you. Free Admission.
Everyone welcome. Fundraising for Girlguiding Beccles District to support
the work of all our units.

Community Spring Walk
Sun 10th May 2015
Join Community fundraiser, Jeff on the Rotary Club's Spring Walk(6 or 10 miles) around the Broadlands starting at Acle. Sunday 10th May. Only £5 entry fee. Raise sponsorship for your Adult Hospice. contact Jeff 01493 718707 for entry form

Caldecott Hall Charity Golf Day
Sun 10th May 2015
Tee off at 10am - Teams of four
Entries need to be in by May 6th
in Aid of Harry Miller Fund

contact Jamie on 07766 204431 for more information

Classic Car Show
Sun 10th May 2015
10 - 4pm at Corton Playing Field NR32 5HW
All proceeds will go to Great Ormond Street Hospital
more info: 01502 730 505

Healthy Roadshow Event
Tue 12th May 2015
Healthy Roadshow Event on behalf of our local Cardiac Support Group, Heartcare.

It will involve a number of stalls which will be manned by Health Care Professionals and Community Services.

Takes place at James Paget Hospital from 6pm - 9.30pm

Clairvoyance Evening - Lowestoft Town Football Clun
Wed 13th May 2015
Clairvoyance Evening with Steven Treadaway in Memory of Daniel Felstead & Help an East Coast Child

Starts at 7pm £7 on the door

ANDY PARSONS - Thursday 14th May
Thu 14th May 2015

With four sell out national tours, three DVD releases and a special for Comedy Central already under his belt, Andy Parsons, is back on the road and coming to a theatre near you.

Andy’s fifth show ‘Live And Unleashed - But Naturally Cautious‘ will see the star of BBC2’s ‘Mock The Week’ and ‘Live At At The Apollo’ hit the road again delivering more sharp comedy up and down the UK.

"A merciless, Swiftian dissection. Bubbling over with righteous and very funny indignation" The Times
"His delivery multiplies the humour. Big laughs unloading both barrels at British political and public life" The Guardian

BOOK HERE:…/ical…/2015/01/20/767/-.html

Miss Beccles 2015
Fri 15th May 2015
Miss Beccles 2015 will be taking place at Beccles Public Hall on Friday 15th May at 7pm entry to the event is £3 per person but entrant are free.
If you are aged between 8 and 13 and would like to have the chance to be Beccles Princess 2015 please go to for application forms.
or maybe you think you have what it takes to be Miss Beccles 2015 if you you need to be aged 17 plus, applications are also available from our website.

We do not except entries on the night.

Ladies in Gear - lowestoft
Thu 21st May 2015
John Grose Kia in Whapload Road, Lowestoft, has come to the aid of local women drivers by launching a free ‘Ladies in Gear’ evening on Thursday, May 21. Men are also welcome to attend.

There will be practical instruction on personal awareness and self-protection, basic car maintenance and self-help will be top of the agenda and advice will be given on reducing the risks women face when driving for work or socially, including dealing with so-called ‘road rage’ in other drivers.

Anybody interested in attending the free Ladies in Gear event at John Grose Lowestoft on Thursday, May 21 can telephone Mitchell Simmons on 01473 242228 or e-mail: to reserve places.

Dragon Boat Festival - Oulton Broad
Sun 31st May 2015
Help raise money for East Coast Hospice and join us as we race Dragon Boats
Get your Friends ready for an amazing day by signing up now
01780 470718

A whole day of Music and entertainment for the whole family.

Oh My God - Marina Theatre - Lowestoft
Tue 2nd Jun 2015 - Sat 6th Jun 2015
‘Oh My God You Guys!’ The Lowestoft Players make a welcome return to the Marina Theatre with the regional Premiere of the hit musical ‘Legally Blonde’ From Tuesday 2nd - Saturday 6th June, nightly 7.30pm with a 2.30pm matinee on the 6th June.
Based on the 2001 film starring Reese Witherspoon, Legally Blonde The Musical is one of the funniest and most fabulous modern musicals around, having already won the coveted Best Musical 2011 at the Olivier Awards.

It tells the story of Elle Woods, a sorority girl who can handle anything! She enrols at Harvard Law School in order to win back her ex-boyfriend Warner Huntington III. She soon discovers that her knowledge of the law can help others, and she successfully defends exercise queen Brooke Wyndham in a murder trial. With help from her new-found friends Paulette, Emmett and her Chihuahua Bruiser, she learns that it’s so much better to be smart!
This all singing, all dancing romantic comedy is an absolute must for all Musical Theatre Fans.

The Marina Theatre Box office: 01502 533200 Open 10-4 daily.

SEAT PRICES: Band A, stalls and front circle £18.50, £16.50 (concession)
Band B,circle from row KK £16.50, £14.50 (concession)
Rear Circle, all at £8.50

Special Prices: First Night and Saturday Matinee: All seats, £12.50 except Rear Circle priced £8.50.

Special group rates for 10 or more, Band A, £15.50, Band B, £13.50.

To find out more on group bookings please call Karen on 01502 531279.

Book now for the hottest show in town!

Great Yarmouth Arts Festival
Fri 5th Jun 2015 - Sun 14th Jun 2015
The hugely successful Great Yarmouth Arts Festival returns in 2015, with cultural activities, shows and events in a range of locations around the town for everyone to enjoy.

June 5 Great Yarmouth Minster 5-7pm
Festival opening and preview of exhibition

June 6 10.30am Led by full size mammoth.

June 5-14 Great Yarmouth Minster exhibitions by Great Yarmouth & District Society of Artists
Great Yarmouth Guild of Artists
Great Yarmouth Film Club

Early June at Great Yarmouth Library:
Ernie Child’s and student’s exhibition

May-June Gallery 133 at 133 King Street Art Exhibition

June 6 St. George’s Plaza Art on the Railings

June 6 St. George’s Plaza 11am onwards Music and Dance
Great Yarmouth Minster 7.30pm Inaugural concert by Norfolk Youth Orchestra

June 9 St. George’s Theatre 2.00pm Harpsichord recital by Mark Moorehouse

June 10 Great Yarmouth Minster 12.30pm Organ recital

June 10 St. George’s Theatre 7.15pm La Boheme live from Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

June 11 Great Yarmouth Minster 7.30pm Cavick Quartet

June 12 Town Hall, 10.30am Harp recital with coffee, tea and cakes

June 13 Great Yarmouth Minster 7.30pm Carmina Burana by Pakefield Singers

June 14 Great Yarmouth Minster 6.30pm Choral Evensong

June 14 St. George’s Theatre
Nick Ross Orchestra: Sounds of Glen Miller era

Various dates - a variety of music in selected pubs and restaurants

June 4 St. George’s Theatre 7.30pm Oysters by Eastern Angels

June 5-14 St. George’s Theatre Variety of shows

June 10 St. George’s Theatre 7.30pm La Boheme Live from Covent Garden

June 8 St. George’s Theatre 7.30pm Talk by Mark Mitchels:Two Suffolk Artists: Thomas Gainsborough & John Constable

June 5-14 Gorleston Pavilion show(s)

Arranged by Great Yarmouth Film Club - Jurassic Park

Promote the town’s heritage walks and Museums
Arts and Eat at Time and Tide Museum 12noon plus walk round Georgian Yarmouth

June 6 GY Library 11am-4pm

MINI-MAMMOTH TRAIL for competition, publicity and raising money

Watch this space for more details!
For further details see

Ivy House Charity Summer Ball
Fri 12th Jun 2015
In Aid of The Beach's Help an East Coast Child
4 course dinner, Live Singers, Disco, & Charity Auction.

To Book call the Ivy House Country Hotel on 01502 501 353

Beccles Charter Weekend
Sat 4th Jul 2015 - Sun 5th Jul 2015
A weekend of celebrating all that's good in Beccles, Loads of Entertainment, Celebrate the Open Gardens, Live Music, BBQ, even a trip on the Legendary Betsy Jane Boat
Full details or call 07773 493 160