Waveney Revels Events 2008
Week 4

Tuesday 22nd April – Monday 28th April

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Tuesday 22nd April –

Earth Day

Marina Theatre, Lowestoft – Dad’s Army (until 26th April)
Exclusive East Anglian Date

Don’t Panic! They’re back! A hilarious treat for the whole family with the welcome return of one of the most popular and revered British comedies of all time, Dad’s Army. The original BBC TV series first screened in 1968 soon became a comedy classic, running for nearly ten years and capturing the hearts of millions with its gentle, timeless humour and bulldog spirit.

Lovingly recreated for the stage, this lavish new production with a star-studded cast, including Leslie Grantham (Dirty Den, EastEnders), breathes new life into the misadventures of our Home Guard platoon in their fictional South Coast town of Walmington-on-Sea. This production will offer a unique opportunity to see the lost episodes, after the originals were erased by the BBC. So unless you saw them back in 1969 now’s your chance.

Tuesday – Thursday at 7.30pm: Seats: £22.50 / £20.50 / £18.50
Concessions: £21.50 / £19.50 / £17.50
Priority Friends: £20.50 / £18.50 / £16.50

Wednesday & Saturday at 2.30pm: Seats: £18.50 / £16.50 / £14.50
Concessions: £17.50 / £15.50 / £13.50
Priority Friends: £16.50 / £14.50 / £12.50

Friday & Saturday at 7.30pm: Seats: £24.50 / £22.50 / £20.50
Concessions: £23.50 / £21.50 / £20.50
Priority Friends: £22.50 / £20.50 / £19.50

Priority Friends special offer: All seats £15.50 each on Tuesday at 7.30pm

Generous discounts available for group bookings,
please call box office for details: 01502 573318/ 538179.
Website: www.marinatheatre.co.uk

Lowestoft Porcelain and Paint and Create
Macmillan Fundraising Day

From 10am – 4pm customers can take part in Pottery Painting / view our picture gallery / vintage and modern jewellery, handcrafted tiaras /combs, and see Lowestoft Porcelain artists at work.
All refreshment proceeds will go to the Macmillan Fund.

Contact details: 01502 572940 / 528645
Lowestoft Porcelain / Paint and Create
10 Battery Green Road, Lowestoft

Email: [email protected]
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Trinity Methodist Church – Lowestoft Choral Society
Open Rehearsal – 7.30 – 9.30 pm
During April 2008, the Society will be rehearsing for its concert to be given on May 17 2008. It will open one of its rehearsals to members of the public who can listen and/or join in. There will be an opportunity for questions at the end. It is hoped that those who attend will gain an insight into the preparation for the performance of a big choral work and will enjoy the experience. Possibly, some might be inspired to join the choir, although that is not the main objective.

Project Co-ordinator: Ken Taylor
Organisation: Lowestoft Choral Society

Email address: [email protected]
Telephone number 01502 569045
Good contact times: Day: Mon; Thurs; Fri. Evening: Wed; Thurs.

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Wednesday 23rd April –

St George’s Day

St. George’s Day is celebrated by several nations of which Saint George is the patron saint, including Catalonia, England, Portugal, Georgia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Macedonia and the Gora. For England, St. George’s Day also marks its National Day. Most countries who observe St. George’s Day celebrate it on 23 April, the traditionally accepted date of Saint George’s death in 303.

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Read Me Day’

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International Sing out Day

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World Book & Copyright Day

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Shakespeare’s birthday
Bungay Fisher Theatre – Harvey Andrews

Having produced 15 albums of his own songs and writing and singing the theme songs for the TV series ‘Golden Pennies’ and ‘The Haunted School’ Harvey is a legend. His beautiful songs and voice will send a shiver down your neck.

Tickets: £12.50
Box Office: 01986 897130
Website: www.fishertheatre.org

Parish Church of Ilketshall St Andrew
Archaeology of Beccles Marshes

Illustrated talk by William Fletcher – Archaeology Officer for Suffolk County Council
Time: 2pm

Contact: Mrs Catriona Hodge – 01986 781313

The Ramblers Assoc
Waveney & District Group – St Olaves

Explore our natural heritage
River and Woodland at St Olaves

Meet Waveney Forest car park off New Road – 10.30am – 5 miles
(take turning off A143 by the Decoy Tavern)
Leaders Jenny & David Butcher 01502 562031

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Visit local community museums
Most don’t charge!

The beguiling Sailors Reading Room Southwold seafront

The Brewery Tap, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft
2nd Annual Battle of the Bands
Sponsored by Morling Music and Lowestoft Journal

All Wednesday heats will be £2 entry and have an over16 door policy for those nights only (valid ID essential)
The Brewery Tap is tucked away discreetly in an excellent location of Oulton Broad – a music venue which also sells local brewed ales.

For more information contact website: www.brewery-tap.com

Bungay Camera Club
Competition – Street Furniture & Still Life

bungay garden street market 2007A member of “The East Anglian Federation of Photographic Societies”
The Bungay Camera Club was formed in 1957 and normally holds meetings on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 7:30pm, at Broome village Hall, Sun Road, Broome, Nr. Bungay
The aims of the Bungay Camera Club are to encourage the art of photography in all its forms. Competitions are held for black and white, colour transparancies and colour prints. The club welcomes visitors to their meetings.

People of all levels of photography are welcome to join, we have beginners to people that have 50yrs experience who are members.

Digital photography welcome.
Potential new members can come to their first 3 meetings free

Tour of Earsham Hall, Bungay

Grade II* country mansion c1707 with site mentioned in Domesday. Family home and business premises. Many rooms carefully and authentically restored. Work by Sir John Soane including music room and interiors. Fascinating history including boys’ school and visits by C18 Duke of Cumberland, William Augustus.

Tour approx 2-2½ hours,
Cost: £16.50 including tea/coffee and home-made biscuits on arrival, full afternoon tea with sandwiches following the tour.

Please call us on 01986 893868 if you would like any further information.

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Thursday 24th April –

Discover Lowestoft Ness

Most easterly point – Land’s End of the East

Friday 25th April –

The Cut & Halesworth Milenium Green & 26th April
Black Shuck – The Musical

From the resident company based at The Cut

Smugglers, King’s Men and the River
Written and directed by James Holloway
Choreography Caroline Mummery
Music by Michael Peck

Venue: Millenium Green, Halesworth
Bring picnics, warm clothes, camp seats or spread a rug on the grass
Tickets: £10 Concs: £6
Contact: 01728 638585 Tickets: 0845 6732123
Website: www.newcut.org

The Brewery Tap
Music presented by Not Clever
The Brewery Tap is tucked away discreetly in an excellent location of Oulton Broad – a music venue which also sells local brewed ales.

Cost: £4
For more information contact website: www.brewery-tap.com

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Saturday 26th April –

Early Dawn Chorus at Carlton Marshes Nature Reserve
Guided walk with Oliver Moore

Time: 0530 – 0730am
Cost £3 Adult – £1 child (all children must be accompanied by an adult)
To book a place contact: 01502 564250

The Brewery Tap
Music presented by Live N’ Loud
The Brewery Tap is tucked away discreetly in an excellent location of Oulton Broad – a music venue which also sells local brewed ales.

Cost: £4
For more information contact website: www.brewery-tap.com

Bungay Fisher Theatre
Nicholas Parsons in ‘How pleasant to know Mr Lear’

Nicholas presents a portrait of the nonsensical genius, Edward Lear, conveying a rounded picture of the man’s amazing life and unusual personality. He also illustrates Lear’s remarkably eccentric life through a skilful and enchanting delivery of his delightful nonsense verse.

Tickets: £14 Conc: £12
Box Office: 01986 897130
Website: www.fishertheatre.org

The Works Art School – 21a Blyburgate, Beccles
Pets & Wildlife

A day to create a realistic and enduring portrait of your special pet or wildlife subject. Learn to transfer images in different ways and a change to experience oil, acrylic, dry brush or pastel. Come and capture the look of fur and feathers with group demonstrations and individual attention.
Tutor: Karen Conroy
Time: 10.00 – 16.00
Cost: £45
Contact: 01502 710310

The Ramblers Assoc – Waveney & District Group
Rustic Supper and Walk – Ilketshall St Andrew

Meeting Ilketshall St Andrew village hall – 5pm – 5 miles
Option of walk & supper or walk only /supper only
Walk starts 5pm – Supper 7.30pm
Cost : £8.50
Leader: Peter Westmacott 01502 7156387

Do something different

Go to the library

join, use the Internet, take out great books, bad books, fascinating books – revel in a good read!

Go somewhere new

Sunday 27th April –

Geldeston Locks Inn
Sunday 2.30 pm – Music from Murphy’s Lore

Playing lively acoustic folk, blues and a lot more at one of the Broads most historic pubs, the unique location and the variety of means by which you can access this pub eg canoe, Bid Dog Ferry, public footpaths, cycle and of course by car.

Full details on website – www.geldestonlocks.co.uk

Open Air Musical – Halesworth
Bands, Bands & more Bands
On banks of New Reach Canal a beautiful place for picnics, music and leisure.
Live music starting at 2.30pm.
Line up to be announced

Hot line info – 01728 638585
Box Office 0845732123

Suffolk Records Office
Clapham Road, Lowestoft

Making the Most of Ancestory

Time: 10.30am –12.30pm
Cost: £10
A hands-on session in the computer suite

Contact: [email protected] for more information or drop into the office in Clapham Road

Marina Theatre
Jimmy Carr (Repeat Offender)

Jimmy Carr is one of the biggest faces in comedy. Literally – he’s got one of the biggest faces. Fresh from presenting the 5th series of 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), writing his first book (The Naked Jape: co-written by Lucy Greeves & out in paperback 27 September 2007), and recording his 3rd DVD (Comedian: released November 2007), British Comedy Award winner Jimmy Carr is back on the road doing what he does best with a brand new show: Repeat Offender.

Not suitable for the easily offended. In fact not even a show for people that are quite difficult to offend. Essentially this is a show for people without a moral compass. Book early to avoid disappointment (or alternatively lower your expectations).

All Tickets: £19.50
Starts: 7.30pm

Box Office: 01502 573318 or 01502 538179
Website: www.marinatheatre.co.uk

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Monday 28th April –

Great Poetry Reading Day

Suffolk Records Office
Clapham Road, Lowestoft

Find out about your Old House
Time: 2 – 4pm
Cost: £10
This session shows you sources that can take youback into the early 1980’s. An introductory talk is followed by a case study and a short planning session to help you decide how to research your property. The session provides an overview of Ordinance Survey maps, tithe maps and apportionments etc as well as Electoral registers.

Contact: [email protected] for more information or drop into the office in Clapham Road.

Swan House Restaurant, New Market, Beccles
Music Evening

Elderly boy band Chris and Buzz perform popular songs from the past and present with guitar and vocals.
Canadian Rick Sheppard and David Sheppard, play American roots music together with Rick’s own compositions. “…a gloriously honeyed sound”. Alan Tabelin, The Lowestoft Journal.
Contact: 01502 713474
Website: www.swan-house.com

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