Events in Harleston

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.

Beauty and the Beast

Date: 28 September 2017
Location: Masonic Rooms, Thoroughfare, Harleston

'Beauty and the Beast' (PG) is  the live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, showing the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart of the true Prince within.

The film's stars include: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the villager who woos Belle; Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s father; Josh Gad as Le Fou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Ewan McGregor as Lumière, the candelabra; Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts

Thursday 28th September at 2pm and 7.30pm (doors open half an hour before)

Seats £4, book at Harleston Information Plus, 01379 851917
Refreshments available at the interval, and a bar in the evening

From the Neolithic to 19th Century

Date: 1 October 2017
Location: Needham Village Hall

Sunday 1 October, 14:30.

An illustrative talk on research into the history of the village.  The story includes Roman coin hoards, Norman Knights, a medieval religious protest, plus dramatic court cases from Victorian times involving a fatal accident caused by a drunk driving, and  violent struggle which resulted in a trial for manslaughter.

With a view to launching a Heritage Project for the village, people are invited to bring along any old photos, postcards, documents or stories about the buildings or previous residents of the village they would like to share.

Free admission. Refreshments available.

Alex Lovecock, Claivoyance

Date: 6 October 2017
Location: The Carvery Rooms, Swan Hotel

Friday 6 October, 19:00 - 21:30

A charity evening of clairvoyance and mediumship for the benefit of the Harleston and District Dementia Friendly Community. 

Tickets: Early Bird £5.00. On the door £7.00

Diss and Harleston Food and Drink Festival

Date: 7 October 2017
Location: Town Centre

Harleston is going apple-crazy with the Harleston Food & Drink Festival and AppleFest! – celebrating all things appley. 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 apple games and activities.

Street entertainments will include a medley of food and drink-themed songs from Too Many Cooks! (12.30pm) and an appearance by ‘Granny Smith’ and the fetching ‘Pink Lady’! Activities are being planned for The Swan, plus a food trail and apple-themed window displays. Keep the wolf from the door with delicious street food including top quality hot dogs, pulled pork and hot apple punch. There are Apple themed tastings running throughout the day:

Two delicious apple flavour truffles made from fresh local apples, with tastings and special offers at The Pod chocolatiers in Church Street.

Banger bonanza with loads of flavours to taste at DA Browne on The  Thoroughfare.

Aspal Cyder and Adnam's Pomme Pom Apple spirit in the tasting bar at Adnams Cellar store in Cardinals Hat Yard.

Hill Farm Open Day

Date: 7 October 2017
Location: Hill Farm, Redenhall Road, Harleston IP20 9QN

Come and see Renaut's fine free-range hens, learn about egg production and buy straight from the farm. Cattle and sheep also on view. Take a break for lunch or tea at The Broken Egg Cafe.

Shotford Hall Farm Open Day

Date: 7 October 2017
Location: Shotford Hall Farm, Mendham Low Road, Harleston IP20 9QT

Learn about the challenges and deloghts of running a small dairy farm and see calves, cows and beef animals in the field. Farm machinery on show and a display of milking. Light lunches, all-day breakfast and cream teas available from the Marsh Larder.

Harleston Open Farm Day

Date: 7 October 2017
Location: Hill Farm and Shotford Hall Farm

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

A vintage bus will provide a free hop-on/hop-off bus service along a circular route between the two farms and town centre, with timetables posted at all stops. Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome at both far

Exhibition of work by Local Amateur Artists

Start Date: 7 November 2017
End Date: 12 November 2017
Location: The Swift Piano Bar at The Swan Hotel, Harleston

Tuesday 7 November: Preview, 19:00-21:00. Wednesday 8 November to Saturday 11 November, 11.30 - 17:00. Sunday 12 November, 09.30am - 12.30.

An exhibition of amazing art works by local amateur artists. Original artwork, prints and cards will be on sale. Click here for the event leaflet.

The exhibition is free. There is a 'ticket only' preview opening night with Prosecco, canapes and piano accompaniment. Tickets can be purchased from The Swan Hotel, in Harleston for £7.50.



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