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The Crafty Ladies Lowestoft Fayre
Sat 27th Sep 2014 - Mon 1st Dec 2014
The Crafty Ladies Lowestoft Fayre is moving to the ex QD site in the Britten Centre to make way for more stalls on the 27th September from 9am to 4.30pm. Come and see our craft stalls featuring the best 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.


Craft Fayre - Shadingfield
Sat 22nd Nov 2014
There will be a craft fair with various stalls,also art and cake stall at Shadingfield Village Hall on the 22nd Nov. from 10am til 3 pm.Admission is free


Father Christmas & Craft Fayre - Lowestoft
Sat 22nd Nov 2014
We are pleased to announce that FATHER CHRISTMAS will be joining our last Craft Fayre of the year, which will be taking place again in the Old QD Unit in the Britten Centre on Saturday the 22nd November (9am to 5pm).
There will be over 50 craft stalls featuring the best 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.


Charity day - Cliff Hotel Gorleston
Sat 22nd Nov 2014
The Rainbow Bridge Enterprise is a charity that I have set up to support families suffering from loss and bereavement. We raise money to provide families with a "Bob the Bear" memory bear which can hold ashes or
keepsakes of a loved one. we have managed to provide 36 bears to
families so far and have raised over £1k since September. We also have
a group of volunteers that personalise the bears for families too.
In the new year we are aiming to set up a group of "chubbs's champions"
which have been named after the young lad that died on the haddiscoe bends. This group of volunteers will be supporting families in the community when faced with end of life as well as bereavement. We also hope to provide money to families eventually to help them fulfil last wishes like family trips etc.

22nd November at The Cliff Hotel 12pm till 4pm


Christmas Fair at Christ Church, Lowestoft
Sat 22nd Nov 2014
Christmas Fair at Christ Church, Lowestoft on 22nd November from 2-4:30pm.
There will be lots of stalls, a Christmas Café and activities and games for the children. For more information please contact Louise on 07863 776030.


Traditional Christmas craft Fayre in aid of Warren School
Saturday 22nd November 2014.
Selling a range of crafts and stocking fillers! Teas and coffee, sandwiches and cakes available. If you are interested in having a stall please contact 07811 244648 or 01502561893 for more information. Spaces are £5.


Seasonal High Tea - Oulton Broad
Sun 23rd Nov 2014
Sunday November 23rd
Broadlands in Borrow Road, Oulton Broad are hosting an amazing Seasonal High Tea from 1pm to 4.30pm at a cost of £8.50 per person. There will also be home-made Christmas puddings, cakes and chutneys and a variety of festive fancies to purchase. Admission is free and further information available by phoning 01502 512895. Proceeds to the Residents' Amenity Fund.


Lowestoft Late Night Shopping
Late night shopping starts in the town on Thursday 27th November and will continue on Thursday 4th December, Thursday 11th December and Thursday 18th December. Free parking in the town is available from 2pm and a wide range of shops will be open until 8pm.

Late night shopping will feature a wide range of entertainment from choirs to brass bands performing traditional Christmas carols. On the 4th December look out for the Christmas Penguins in the town or have your photo taken in the giant inflatable snow globe on the 11th or 18th December.

On Saturday 13th December the town comes together for Snow White’s fairytale Christmas Parade. Starting at 12.15pm from Station Square the parade will be led by the Southwold & Reydon Corps of Drums followed by Santa and the cast of the Marina Theatres Snow White, The Beach Bunny, along with other special guests and local retailers handing out special offers. The parade will make its way along London Road North to the Marina Theatre.

The final Saturday before Christmas sees a live performance of the Christmas Nativity by Christ Church. The performances will take place from 1.30pm and 2.30pm with each performance lasting around 40 minutes.

Santa will be in town at his special Christmas Grotto located outside the Marina Theatre for every late night shopping event from 5pm - 7.30pm and each Saturday from the 4th - 20th December 2014. The grotto has been kindly provided by Rushmeres of Lowestoft and will be managed by Lowestoft South Rotary. Entrance is £3 per child and includes a gift.

Finally shoppers to the town will be able to enjoy Snow White’s magical fairy-tale trail. Discover the cardboard cut outs from the characters in Snow White to be in with a special chance to win a prize.


Website: www.lowestoftvision.co.uk/


Charity Fire Walk - Great Yarmouth
Thu 27th Nov 2014
Specialist domestic abuse charity, Leeway is inviting members of the public to take part in an exciting fire walk event. The charity is hosting the event as part of ‘Norfolk Says No’ to domestic abuse week (24th – 28th November), the fire walk challenge takes place in Great Yarmouth Market Place on Thursday 27th November 2014.

The challenge is to walk over 4 metres pf red hot glowing embers. This once in a lifetime experience, gives members of the public a unique opportunity to learn from fire walking experts to walk barefoot over hot coals. Participants will be given full training, prior to the event, which will give them the belief and power to do the walk. This training gives individuals, skills and belief systems which are transferable to all aspects of life and can help people develop, where fear and doubt can prevent an individual, from becoming the person they are truly capable of being. Above all, it is also an incredibly fun event to be involved in.

The entire event will last for about 2 hours and is open to all ages as long as under 18s have parental permission and supervision. The event begins with training for the fire walk participants at 17.15, with the fire walk starting at 18.00. There is a minimum sponsorship target of £100 with a £25 refundable deposit to guarantee your place. The fire walk is run by Survivorbility Ltd who has an impressive 100% safety record.


BECCLES CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON 2014
Fri 28th Nov 2014
Join the Beccles Christmas Light Switch 2014 on Friday 28th November! This event is one of the best in the area, and it promises to be another fantastic year. The lights will be switched on at 6pm by Beccles Mayor, Caroline Topping, joined on stage by Paul Carter from The Beach and the Beach Bunny.

Followed by spectacular fireworks from the Church Tower. Live entertainment acts on the main stage include Tom Elgie, The River Hundred Folk Band, Beccles Community Choir, the Lowestoft & Beccles Rock Choir, The Loddon Brass Band, Harmonique, local group Resonate and a few surprise acts! There will also be street entertainment with the return of the lively Suffolk School of Samba (back by popular demand!)

There is as always a great variety of stalls selling festive gifts, lovely places to eat or have a drink of mulled wine or hot chocolate. Stocks Funfair will be present with a variety of rides for both the youngsters and the slightly more daring. Our fantastic range o f independent shops, which is our pride and joy, will be open late on the night too.

This year we will also have live Reindeer, Father Christmas will be taking up his usual residence in his grotto in the Church Tower and the popular Christmas Tree Trail will be launched on the night.

And as if this all isn’t enough, Hungate Church will be staging its ever popular Christmas Tree Festival and there will be a festive indoor market in St Michael’s Church. Parking will be free in all WDC car parks from 4pm.

For more information on the weblink below, there's also a limited number of stall pitches still available, contact Kate Lee on 01502 711174 or download a booking form below


Website: www.beccleschristmaslights.co.uk


Concert of Christian Music
Fri 28th Nov 2014
Friday 28th November at 7.30pm
Concert of Christian Music
By Brian Adams & Fiona Simpson
At Trinity Methodist Church
(Opposite the lighthouse)
Tickets £5 (£4 concessions)


Murder Mystery Evening - South Walsham
Sat 29th Nov 2014
Christmas Party Night – Murder Mystery evening



Saturday 29 November



South Walsham Village Hall



Doors open 7 for 7.30



Tickets £15.00 to include Christmas Supper



Available from The Post Office South Walsham

Call 01603 270225


Christmas Craft Fayre - Pakefield
Sat 29th Nov 2014
Pakefield High school are holding their annual massive Christmas Craft Fayre.
Saturday 29th November 2014 10-4
We have over 65 unique stall holders attending, Santa will also be there for the children to have a chat to.
Please use the water tower main entrance. Free entry and parking. All profits will help, the pupils directly. Pakefield PTFA.
If you are interested in having a stall we still have a few spaces.


Christmas Fayre - Belton
Sun 30th Nov 2014
Sunday November 30th
Christmas Fayre
New Road Sport & Leisure Centre, Belton
(11.00am - 3.00pm)


Free admission
Stalls, raffle, cakes , crafts refreshments etc.


Organised by Belton & District Historical Soc.
Info tel 01493 782043


Christmas Fair - Ranworth Village
Sun 30th Nov 2014
Ranworth Christmas Fayre at Ranworth Village Hall, Broad Road Ranworth
Sunday 30th November 2014 11am - 4pm.
Stalls selling produce, gifts and crafts especially for Christmas. Refreshments, Father Christmas 12-1pm and raffle at 3pm. Wheelchair access, toilets and parking. Free entry,
all welcome! Proceeds to the Village Hall fund (charity no 227618) and St Helen's Church fund.


Christmas Fun Day - Great Yarmouth
Sun 30th Nov 2014
It's a full afternoon of fun for children at Great Yarmouth racecourse on 30th November 2014 from 1pm till 6pm.
We have arranged for a pantomime to come from London Red riding hood this will start at 1330-3pm with santas grotto opening at 3 with the entertainer starting at 3pm also.
We will have santa letters to be posted in our postbox, tickets start from £4 please contact either house of fun nursery for tickets or Great Yarmouth racecourse.
Willow is raising money for James Paget Childrens Ward to provide them with lots of new toys and upto date electrical items.


Peter Pan The Musical - Beccles
Tue 2nd Dec 2014 - Sat 6th Dec 2014
Spotlight Musical Theatre Group Present:
Peter Pan, the musical
2nd to 6th December, shows at 7.30pm with an additional matinee show on the Saturday 6th December starting at 2.30pm Beccles Public Hall, Smallgate, Beccles


Christmas Craft and Gift Fayre - Beccles
Sat 6th Dec 2014

Saturday 6th December
12-4
At Crowfoot Primary School, Beccles, NR34 7AB Come and see our 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.
There will also be refreshments and Raffle


Christmas coffee morning
Sat 6th Dec 2014
Saturday 6th December 10-12am
Christmas coffee morning
Trinity Methodist Church
(Opposite the lighthouse)
Refreshments, raffle & traidcraft products


Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs
Tue 16th Dec 2014 - Sat 3rd Jan 2015

Tuesday 16th December to Saturday 3rd January

Live on stage at The Marina Theatre, Lowestoft


Reydon and Southwold Pantomime Group present Robin Hood
Mon 26th Jan 2015 - Sat 31st Jan 2015
St Edmund's Hall between 26th and 31st January 2015.