What's on in Harleston

This is a list of the planned up and coming events in and around the town.  Click here for the annual calendar of key events.

Dunkirk

Date: 25 January 2018
Location: Masonic Rooms, Harleston

Dunkirk (12A), directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh and James D’Arcy.

May 1940. 400,000 British and Allied troops were trapped on the beach. They faced an impossible situation as the enemy closed in. While RAF Spitfires engaged the enemy in the skies above, hundreds of small boats mounted a desperate rescue effort. The story is told through the eyes of a soldier amongst the trapped forces, two fighter pilots and a group of civilians on their boat, part of the evacuation fleet.

Screened at 2pm and 7.30 pm (doors open half an hour before) Ice creams at the interval, bar in the evening

Seats are £4, pay on entry but please book at Harleston Information Plus, 01379 851917


Burns Night

Date: 25 January 2018
Location: Swan Hotel, Harleston

Starting 7pm until late

Haggis, neeps and tatties, traditional piper
Scottish ale, cocktails, Scottish music

Be a part of the pub atmosphere and join in the festivities with a traditional meal in the bar or treat yourself to a sit-down dinner with traditional ceremony and piano accompaniment in the Swift Piano Bar

Enquiries and bookings at the Swan Hotel or phone 01379 852221


Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne

Start Date: 26 January 2018
End Date: 27 January 2018
Location: Archbishop Sandcroft High School

Firday 26 and Saturday 27 January: 19:30

Adapted from the Jules Verne book by local playwright Eileen Ryan, the play tells the story of Phileas Fogg and his crazy bet to travel around the world in 80 days.

Harleston Players present a Noel Coward play.  They must overcome storms, kidnapping and natural disasters, Sioux attacks and Inspector Fix of Scotland Yard who believes that Fogg had robbed the Bank of England to win this extraordinary wager. In a race against time Phileas Fogg cannot afford to lose his cool.

Tickets: £9.00, consessions £7.00 available from Harleston Pet Store at 16 Old Market Place or by calling the box office on 01379 852845.
Licensed Bar


Quiz Night

Date: 26 January 2018
Location: The Swan Hotel, Harleston

Quiz starts at 19:00.

It looks easy on the television. But how would you do under the pressure of the competition? Put your general knowledge to the test.

Tickets £2.00 per person, maximum 4 people per team.


Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne

Start Date: 2 February 2018
End Date: 3 February 2018
Location: Archbishop Sandcroft High School

Firday 2 and Saturday 3 February: 19:30

Adapted from the Jules Verne book by local playwright Eileen Ryan, the play tells the story of Phileas Fogg and his crazy bet to travel around the world in 80 days.

Harleston Players present a Noel Coward play.  They must overcome storms, kidnapping and natural disasters, Sioux attacks and Inspector Fix of Scotland Yard who believes that Fogg had robbed the Bank of England to win this extraordinary wager. In a race against time Phileas Fogg cannot afford to lose his cool.

Tickets: £9.00, consessions £7.00 available from Harleston Pet Store at 16 Old Market Place or by calling the box office on 01379 852845.
Licensed Bar


Guided Fen Walk

Date: 3 February 2018
Location: Education Centre, Redgrave and Lopham Fen, Diss, Suffolk. IP22 2HX

10:30 to 13:00. Enjoy a walk around this stunning National Nature Reserve with naturalist and enthusiast John Hill, who will help you spot some of the wildlife to be seen at this time. The event is organised by the Suffolk and Wildlife Trust.

Tickets £4.00. Meet at the Education Centre. No booking necessary.


Snowdrop Open Garden

Start Date: 18 February 2018
End Date: 25 February 2018
Location: The Old Coach House, Brockdish. IP21 4JY

12:00 to 16:00. Over 2 acres of woodland and garden leading to the Banks of the River Waveney.  In aid of E.A.A.A Prostate Cancer. E.A.C.H St Elizabeth Hospice and Local Charities.

Tickets: Adults £2.00 Children free. Teas and refreshments, tombola, cakes and jams. Dogs on leads welcome.


Victoria and Abdul

Date: 22 February 2018
Location: Masonic Rooms, Harleston

An extraordinary true story. When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he finds favour with the Queen (Judi Dench) The two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her inner circle attempt to destroy. Bertie (Eddie Izzard), the Prince of Wales, sees this friendship as threatening the power structure within the monarchy. However, the Queen's fondness for Abdul creates a bond which is stronger than tradition and bigotry.

Screened at 2pm and 7.30 pm (doors open half an hour before) Ice creams at the interval, bar in the evening

Seats are £4, pay on entry but please book at Harleston Information Plus, 01379 851917


Snowdrop Open Garden

Date: 25 February 2018
Location: The Old Coach House, Brockdish. IP21 4JY

12:00 to 16:00. Over 2 acres of woodland and garden leading to the Banks of the River Waveney. In aid of E.A.A.A Prostate Cancer. E.A.C.H St Elizabeth Hospice and Local Charities.

Tickets: Adults £2.00 Children free. Teas and refreshments, tombola, cakes and jams. Dogs on leads welcome.


Mendham Table Top Sale

Date: 3 March 2018
Location: Mendham Primary School, Mendham, IP20 0N

Saturday 3 March: 13:30 - 16:00

Sell your pre-loved items or come a grab a bargain. The event is being run by the Friends of Mendham School Association (FOMSA) and all profits will be going towards projects for the school.

Refreshments available, plus cake stall and second-hand books.

Tables - £10 each. Booking is essential. Contact fomsa@wvpschools.org for more information.


Guided Fen Walk

Date: 3 March 2018
Location: Education Centre, Redgrave and Lopham Fen, Diss, Suffolk. IP22 2HX

10:30 to 13:00. Enjoy a walk around this stunning National Nature Reserve with naturalist and enthusiast John Hill, who will help you spot some of the wildlife to be seen at this time. The event is organised by the Suffolk and Wildlife Trust.

Tickets £4.00. Meet at the Education Centre. No booking necessary.


Daffodils Open Garden

Date: 4 March 2018
Location: The Old Coach House, Brockdish. IP21 4JY

12:00 to 16:00. Over 2 acres of woodland and garden leading to the Banks of the River Waveney. In aid of E.A.A.A Prostate Cancer. E.A.C.H St Elizabeth Hospice and Local Charities.

Tickets: Adults £2.00 Children free. Teas and refreshments, tombola, cakes and jams. Dogs on leads welcome.


Spring Fair

Date: 28 April 2018
Location: Market Place, Harleston

The Spring Fair replaces the Easter Market which Harleston's Future have run in the past.

There will be lots of stalls selling plants, produce, crafts and food, as well as cheery street entertainment. Too Many Cooks will be singing a medfley of songs in the Market place and Spring will be welcomed with music and dances.


Harleston and Waveney Art Trail

Start Date: 19 May 2018
End Date: 28 May 2018
Location: Around Town and Surrounding Area

The Harleston and Waveney Art Trail Collective (also known as HWAT) is a diverse and lively community of professional artists who live and work in the beautiful Waveney Valley, all within reach of Harleston, a small market town on the border of Norfolk and Suffolk. The HWAT has taken place every summer since 2005. Each year the artists open their studios and workshops for two or three consecutive weekends.

In 2018, the two HWAT Open Studios weekends are: 19 – 20 May and 26 – 28 May 2018.

Entry to all studios and workshops is free, browsers are very welcome, and work can be purchased direct from the artists. All the studios are within ten miles of Harleston: you can tour by bike, on foot or by car. Two bicycles are available to hire from the Swan Hotel in the centre of Harleston.


Antiques Market

Date: 17 June 2018
Location: Town Centre, Harleston

This will be the fifth year the town hosts a massive antiques and vintage street market from 9.00 am till 3.00 pm. Over 70 stalls will be selling antiques, distressed and painted furniture, vintage clothes, medals and other priceless memorabilia, curios and all manner of collectibles. It will be a great day to wander, browse, buy or barter, greet strangers and meet friends. The traditional rural crafts tent outside St John’s will return with demonstrations of crafts such as spinning and weaving, longbow making, and blacksmithing. 


Street Party

Date: 17 June 2018
Location: Market Place, Harleston

In the evening the roads will stay closed for families to come out and enjoy a free party in the Market Place and be entertained by singer and performers. There will be a variety of food stalls and the every popular Pimms tent.


Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail

Start Date: 17 August 2018
End Date: 16 September 2018
Location: The Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk NR14 6NU

The fifth annual Sculpture Trail again features site-specific work, 3-D constructions and sculpture by artists from East Anglia and further afield in the fascinating setting of the Raveningham Centre, near Beccles.

The fabulous site is made up of three acres of lawns, shrubberies and orchard around Tudor buildings which house a range of intriguing artisan businesses and a café. The Trail, which drew over 3,000 visitors last year, is curated again by Sarah Cannell.


Harleston Food and Drink Festival

Date: 6 October 2018
Location: Town Centre, Harleston

The Harleston Food and Drink Festival will return. There will be a Street Market with stalls selling an array of locally-made products, from savoury pies to mouth-watering cakes and pastries, locally-reared meat to bottled preserves and fruit liqueurs, artisan bread to locally made apple juice and cider. There will also be games and activities.


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