Waveney Revels Events 2008
Week 5

Tuesday 29th April – Monday 5th May

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Tuesday 29th April –

International Dance Day

A photographic snapshot of the Waveney Region 2008
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Bungay Fisher Theatre

Images of India – Charity Evening
Rotary Club of Bungay

Rotary Club of Bungay Presents

Images of India
Traditional Indian Meal

Charity evening consisting of an authentic Indian meal with wine, follwed by entertainment provided by the Natyapria Indian Dance Group; leading sitar player chris Doderidge; an audio-visual presentation and display of Indian art and crafts.

Any profits will be donated to the Akaash Ganga home for displaced and abandoned children in the salt pan areas of Zamabad, and Goraphur orphanage and school
Start time: 7.15pm

Tickets: £15 available from ticket office Fisher Theatre (01986 897130) or reserved from Chris Staines (01986 7681267). Tables can be reserved for up to 10 diners.
For more information contact Chris Staines: [email protected] or 01986 781267

Watch village green cricket
– ‘friendly’ matches start April and season early May –

Quintessential English heritage: cricket, church and pub!
Match dates – see:

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Wednesday 30th April –

Walpurgis Night
is a holiday celebrated on April 30 or May 1, in large parts of Central and Northern Europe.

One of the main traditions in Sweden is to light large bonfires.

Marina Theatre – Off the Wall
The Spirit of Pink Floyd

Off The Wall are Europe’s leading production dedicated to recreating the spirit of Pink Floyd and bringing together some of the finest musicians in the business. With stunning visuals and spectacular lighting, Off The Wall will guide you through a journey of classic Pink Floyd. Described by the BBC as “Possibly the best concert experience you will ever see”, Off The Wall have textensively throughout Europe and are nowready for the rest of the world!

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

Parish Church of Ilketshall St Andrew
Round Tower Churches in Suffolk

Talk by Lyn Stilgoe – Lecturer for the Round Tower Churches Society
Contact: Mrs Catriona Hodge – 01986 781313
Time: 2pm

The Ramblers Assoc
Waveney & District Group – Kessingland
Around the Hundred River

Meeting Kessingland Beach car park – 10.5 miles
Picnic lunch

Leaders Jenny & David Butcher – 01502 562031

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

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Thursday 1st May –

The Cut – Halesworth
Hightide Festival – 1st – 5th May

HighTide returns for a second year to New Cut Arts in Halesworth between 1st and 5th May with a packed programme of theatre, film, comedy, talks and masterclasses by individuals including Tom Stoppard.

“HighTide is an extremely good thing” Bill Nighy, Patron

The core programme of the festival remains new writing. For 2008’s festival, HighTide will be premièring three new plays:

Stovepipe by Adam Brace,
set in a post-Iraq Middle East.

Switzerland by Nick Payne,
where a woman journeys to Zurich to finally escape her Motor Neurone Disease.

I Caught Crabs in Walberswick by Joel Horwood,
a coming-of-age story set in Suffolk. Horwood’s play will be a co-production with leading Suffolk-based theatre company Eastern Angles.

Alongside these new plays, for the first time HighTide will be developing a new devised production with:

You Need Me, a new young international company.
The piece, Certain Dark Things, explores the delicate relationships within a family living in Spain under the Franco regime. It will be performed in the round with live music.

In a new addition to the festival’s line up, The Breakfast Shorts
will see acclaimed high-profile writers such as Rebecca Lenkiewicz and Laura Wade present professional premières of new short plays performed by the HighTide acting company. Performed as rehearsed readings at the start of each day of the theatre and film festival, these new plays will sit alongside full length productions from emerging young writers and theatre makers.

For more information visit www.hightide.org.uk
Website: www.newcut.org

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Suffolk Wildlife
May Morning Dawn Walk

Bungay CommonOutney Common, Bungay
Meet at the entrance gate
Starts: 5am

For further details contact Jasmine Rising – 01986 895311

Bird spotting
Count the varieties of birds from your window and enjoy the visual variety and research.

Sadly town birds are decreasing – our town bird life is withering.

Free bird booklet from RSPB – see www.rspb.org.uk
See also : www.garden-birds.co.uk

Friday 2nd May –

The Cut & Halesworth Milenium Green
( and 3rd May)

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

Marina Theatre – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Spring Concert


Schubert Symphony No.8 ‘Unfinished’

Beethoven Piano Concerto No.3

Dvorak Symphony No.7

Conductor: Christopher Warren Green

Soloist: Sarah Beth Briggs

Ticket prices:
Stalls & Front Circle: £27.50 Upper Circle: £24.50 Rear Circle: £21.50
Concessions & Waveney Sinfonia Members:
Stalls & Front Circle: £26.50 Upper Circle: £23.50 Rear Circle: £22.50
Priority Friends and Friends of the RPO: Stalls & Front Circle: £25.50 Upper Circle: £22.50 Rear Circle: £20.50 Group rate (40 or more) £22.50 each on top priced seats

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

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Saturday 3rd May –

Bungay Fisher Theatre
The Red Shadow Quartet – JAZZ

The Red Shadow Quartet’s sound is rooted in the ‘Blue Note’ jazz era with the classic line up of saxophone, piano, bass and drums.Their 2006 CD ‘Pine’ has received much praise for its refreshing emphasis on strong melody and original arrangements. Building on this, the band have come up with a programme which will include originals as well as some standards and compositions from McCoy Tyner and Charlie Parker among others

Tickets: £7 Conc: £6
Box Office: 01986 897130
Website: www.fishertheatre.org

Marina Theatre – Barbara Dickson
40th Anniversary Tour

Tickets: £19.50 – Conc: £19 – Friends £18.50

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

Step into a high street gallery
They’re just commercial picture shops!

No obligation to buy – judge the creative talent on show for yourself.

Lowestoft to Beccles Bike Ride
Heritage & Arts

Meet: 11am ASDA car park
Start: 11.30am

Proposed route – go directly into a traffic free cycle route alongside the Lowestoft Southern Relief Road . Pick up the Route 30 at the toucan crossing on the Carlton Colville bypass and follow Route 30 all the way to Beccles.

Enter Beccles via Castle Hill, Brick Kiln avenue, Common Lane and the Avenue (ie coming from the rear of the station)

Likely arrival time would be 2pm, allowing people to have a picnic on Beccles Common – part of our heritage.
Contact details for Phil Tregea:
Mob: 07717302558
[email protected]

The Brewery Tap, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft
Music presented by Deep Purple tribute

For more information contact www.purple-online.co.uk

Cost £4
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 Holy Trinity Church
Daleian Singers
For the past 50 years the Daleian Singers have been making music. Originating in the mining village of Silverdale (hence our name), near to Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire.

Since the inception they have attempted to bring to a repertoire a high standard of male voice singing that gives pleasure to the many people who come to listen to them. From classical male voice, to modern musical arrangements for male voices, the music they make varies to suite all tastes.

Starts: 7pm for 7.30pm in Holy Trinity Church , Bungay

This is a Charity event for All Hallows Hospital, Ditchingham.

Tickets: £8 – this includes light snacks during the interval and coffee/tea/soft drinks. Contact Rev. Ian Bryne – 01986 892553
www.daleiansingers.org.uk to find out more

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Sunday 4th May –

Milestones Jazz Club, Hatfield Hotel, Lowestoft
The Organ Trio featuring – Jim Mullen
One of the most popular bands on the national scene. Headed by Britain’s finest jazz guitarist, Jim Mullen, The Organ Trio play a mix of standards, originals and modern jazz with a variety of tone, texture and attack in the funky Wes Mongomery/ Jimmy Smith vein. Also featuring the great Mike Gorman (organ) and Matt Skelton (drums).

Visit Jim’s website(when live) for more information: jimmullenjazz.co.uk

Milestones is resident at Hotel Hatfield, Esplanade, Lowestoft and opens its doors at 8pm on the first Sunday of every month with an admission price of £7 or £6 concessions – no club membership necessary. For enquiries, information on how to find us or to join visit website: www.milestonesjazzclub.co.uk

The Millennium Green & The Cut, Halesworth
The Concertante Ensemble
An afternoon of light classical music on the banks of the New Reach Canal, The Millenium Green, Halesworth

A beautiful place for picnics, music and leisure
Hot line info 01728 –638585

Geldeston Locks Inn
Maypole Dancing, Morris Dancing sides, Mummers
Music from 1 – 4pm

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

Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum, Flixton, nr. Bungay
Annual Aviation Enthusiasts’ Day

Table-top displays by aviation museums, groups, collectors in the region – Flypasts requested.
On this site also there are over 60 aircraft and 23,000 artefacts to view in 2 hangars and 8 themed buildings, plus Adair Walk nature stroll, Shop, Bricabrac stalls, and NAAFI refreshments.

Open between 10.00 and 5.00.
Free admission.
See more on www.aviationmuseum.net

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Sunday 4th May –

The Ramblers Assoc
Waveney & District Group
Oulton Broad to Beccles (train and linear walk)

Meet at Beccles railway station to catch 10.13am train to Oulton Broad South.
Picnic lunch

Leader: Michael Farrow – 01502 716352

Earsham Hall, Bungay
Annual May Day Country Food and Craft Fair
10.00am – 4.00pm

The Fourth May Fair selling the best local produce and crafts from the region – in aid of Leukaemia Research this year. A traditional country fair proving to be a great day out for the family – whatever the weather!
Please call us on 01986 893868 if you would like any further information.

Somerleyton Hall
Bug Hunt in the Maze

For more information visit website: www.somerleyton.co.uk

The Brewery Tap, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft
Charity All Dayer
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