Harleston - what's on

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.

Guided Walk - Worthies of Harleston

Date: 22 April 2019
Location: Around Town

Meet at The Swan Hotel at 14:00.

Harleston may be a small town but it has been home to many well-known people.  Famous religious leaders and military heroes, business entrepreneurs and pilgrim pioneers, have all called Harleston their home.  This walk will explore the impact they have had, locally, nationally and, in some cases, internationally.  These walks are being held in conjunction with this year’s exhibition about the Worthies of Harleston in the local Museum where the walks will include a special opening just for us.

Tickets £4.00 per adult, children under 15 accompanied by an adult go free. There are a series of guided walking tours around the town throughout the summer, full details at Harleston Walks. All walks last about two hours.

First Man (12A)

Date: 25 April 2019
Location: Masonic Rooms, Harleston

The riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight.  A visceral and intimate account told from Armstrong’s perspective, the film explores the triumphs and the cost – on Armstrong, his family, his colleagues and the nation itself – of one of the most dangerous missions in history.  Directed by Damien Chazelle and starring Ryan Gosling

Thursday 25th April at 14:00 and 19:30 (doors open half an hour earlier).

Seats £4, please book at Harleston Information Plus, 01379 851917, or email hip@harleston-norfolk.org.uk (please give the names of those booking and whether matinee or evening
 

The Beaux' Strategem

Start Date: 26 April 2019
End Date: 27 April 2019
Location: Archbishop Sandcroft High School

Friday 26 and Saturday 27 April.

Harleston Players present a comedy by George Farquhar and adapted by Thorton Wilder and Ken Ludwig.  After squandering their fortunes on food, drink and gambling, Tom Ainwell and Jack Archer, two London 'beaux' gentlemen, seek refuge and rich wives in the country. The Beaux' Strategem finds them down on their last few pounds in the village of Litchfield in Staffordshire. Here their stratagem for seducing ladies of stature and wealth, and returning as quickly as possible to London, runs a-foul of true love and a colourful collection of rouges, thieves, dunces and strong women who give as good as they get.

Tickets: £10.00, consessions £8.00 available from Robinsons Traditional Stationers at 5 The Thoroughfare or by calling the box office on 01379 855027 or online at www.harlestonplayers.co.uk.
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South Norfolk Youth Symphonic Band in Concert

Date: 27 April 2019
Location: Methodist and United Reform Church, London Road

Saturday 27 April at 19:30.

This summer the South Norfolk Youth Symphonoc Bamd will tour Malaysia, hosting music workshops with school children in Seremban, Kuala Limpa and Kurching whilst playing concerts to raise money for local charities.

Enjoy a wonderful evening listening to talented musicians and help them raise funds for the exciting trip.  There will be refreshments in the interval and a raffle.

Tickets £7:00, concessions £5:00.

The Beaux' Strategem

Start Date: 2 May 2019
End Date: 4 May 2019
Location: Archbishop Sandcroft High School

Thursday 2, Friday 3 and Saturday 4 May.

Harleston Players present a comedy by George Farquhar and adapted by Thorton Wilder and Ken Ludwig.  After squandering their fortunes on food, drink and gambling, Tom Ainwell and Jack Archer, two London 'beaux' gentlemen, seek refuge and rich wives in the country. The Beaux' Strategem finds them down on their last few pounds in the village of Litchfield in Staffordshire. Here their stratagem for seducing ladies of stature and wealth, and returning as quickly as possible to London, runs a-foul of true love and a colourful collection of rouges, thieves, dunces and strong women who give as good as they get.

Tickets: £10.00, consessions £8.00 available from Robinsons Traditional Stationers at 5 The Thoroughfare or by calling the box office on 01379 855027 or online at www.harlestonplayers.co.uk.
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Hempnall Art Club Annual Art Exhibition

Start Date: 4 May 2019
End Date: 5 May 2019
Location: Hempnall Village Hall, Bungay Road, Hempnall, NR15 2NG

10:30 to 16:00

Over 250 exhibits for sale by club members and invited local artists.

Coffee, tea and homemade cake

Entrance £1 including catalogue

A donation from any profits will be given to local charities

Guided Walk - Worthies of Harleston

Date: 11 May 2019
Location: Around Town

Meet at The Swan Hotel at 14:00.

Harleston may be a small town but it has been home to many well-known people.  Famous religious leaders and military heroes, business entrepreneurs and pilgrim pioneers, have all called Harleston their home.  This walk will explore the impact they have had, locally, nationally and, in some cases, internationally.  These walks are being held in conjunction with this year’s exhibition about the Worthies of Harleston in the local Museum where the walks will include a special opening just for us.

Tickets £4.00 per adult, children under 15 accompanied by an adult go free. There are a series of guided walking tours around the town throughout the summer, full details at Harleston Walks. All walks last about two hours.

Harleston and Waveney Art Trail

Start Date: 18 May 2019
End Date: 19 May 2019
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 2019, the two HWAT Open Studios weekends are: 18 – 19 May and 25 – 26 May 2019. Local artists will open their studios between 11.00 to 18.00.

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.

Full details at hwat.org.uk.

Mendham Plant Fair

Date: 18 May 2019
Location: All Saints Church, Mendham

Opening Times: 10:30 - 14:30.  'Gardeners Question Time': 11:00 - 13:00 with international plantsman Timothy Carless.

Plant Fair, stalls and cafe in the churchyard. Come and purchase your perennials, summer plants, vegetable plants, herbs and other garden treats

Coffee, tea and homemade scones, sausage rolls and cakes, and from mid-day light lunches.

Green Book (12A)

Date: 23 May 2019
Location: Masonic Rooms, Harleston

Green Book won three Oscars - Best Motion Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Ali) and Best Screenplay

When Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighbourhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a world-class black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger as well as unexpected humanity and humour, they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime. 

Screenings at 14:00 and 19:30 (doors open half an hour earlier).

Seats £4, please book at Harleston Information Plus, 01379 851917, or email hip@harleston-norfolk.org.uk (please give the names of those booking and whether matinee or evening)
 

Harleston and Waveney Art Trail

Start Date: 25 May 2019
End Date: 27 May 2019
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 2019, the two HWAT Open Studios weekends are: 18 – 19 May and 25 – 26 May 2019. Local artists will open their studios between 11.00 to 18.00.

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.

Full details at hwat.org.uk.

Guided Walk - Art in Harleston

Date: 26 May 2019
Location: Around Town

Meet at The Swan Hotel at 14:00.

The Harleston area is home to many visual artists, from potters, to sculptors, to painters. Harleston is a hotbed of artists. This walk will start with a visual introduction to artists who have their studios out of town, and which can be visited later. We will then visit some of the artists who are based in the town, where they will discuss their art in person. A unique opportunity to hear from the passionate artists directly on what inspires them and how they transfer their ideas into a work of art. This year we hope to visit a well-known local artist whose studio is not open to the general public.

Tickets £4.00 per adult, children under 15 accompanied by an adult go free. There are a series of guided walking tours around the town throughout the summer, full details at Harleston Walks. All,walks take about two hours.

Open Gardens

Start Date: 1 June 2019
End Date: 2 June 2019
Location: Various Gardens

We have many gardens, all in Harleston to visit this year, but we'd love some more.  How green is your garden?  Why not let others have to look.  Gardens have their own charm and often reflect the owner's personality.  It doesn't have to be big - small is beautiful!  Be proud of your personal outdoor space and join in.  For more information contact Carol Wiles - 01379 853132.  A brochure listing all the gardens you can visit will be available, together with tickets for this two day event.  Keep watching this website for more information nearer the time.

Guided Walk - Worthies of Harleston

Date: 8 June 2019
Location: Around Town

Meet at The Swan Hotel at 14:00.

Harleston may be a small town but it has been home to many well-known people.  Famous religious leaders and military heroes, business entrepreneurs and pilgrim pioneers, have all called Harleston their home.  This walk will explore the impact they have had, locally, nationally and, in some cases, internationally.  These walks are being held in conjunction with this year’s exhibition about the Worthies of Harleston in the local Museum where the walks will include a special opening just for us.

Tickets £4.00 per adult, children under 15 accompanied by an adult go free. There are a series of guided walking tours around the town throughout the summer, full details at Harleston Walks. All walks last about two hours.

Antiques Market

Date: 16 June 2019
Location: Town Centre, Harleston

This will be the sixth year the town hosts a massive antiques and vintage street market from 09.00 till 16.00. There are many Antiques and Vintage stalls, so come and have a browse. Enjoy the atmosphere and sample the food and drink available.  If you love to collect things or are looking for something special to have in your home, you're sure to find plenty here

Street Party

Date: 16 June 2019
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 local bands Funk Soul Brothers and supported by solo singer Mandy.  The music starts at 18:30. There are food and drinks stalls a great family night out.

Guided Walk - Ye Olde Pub Walk

Date: 22 June 2019
Location: Around Town

Meet at The Swan Hotel at 14:00.

Half Moons, Dragons, Magpies and Eagles are in the mix for this colourful part of Harleston's past. What is more, they were controlled by wheelwrights, harness makers and maltsters. Whatever else the people of Harleston may have lacked, it was not the opportunity to quench their thirst! Pubs, beer houses and breweries abounded. Most of the old buildings are still here – if you know where to look. This walk will give a fascinating insight into a small part of Harleston history.

Tickets £4.00 per adult, children under 15 accompanied by an adult go free. There are a series of guided walking tours around the town throughout the summer, full details at Harleston Walks. All walks take about two hours.

Guided Walk - Worthies of Harleston

Date: 13 July 2019
Location: Around Town

Meet at The Swan Hotel at 14:00.

Harleston may be a small town but it has been home to many well-known people.  Famous religious leaders and military heroes, business entrepreneurs and pilgrim pioneers, have all called Harleston their home.  This walk will explore the impact they have had, locally, nationally and, in some cases, internationally.  These walks are being held in conjunction with this year’s exhibition about the Worthies of Harleston in the local Museum where the walks will include a special opening just for us.

Tickets £4.00 per adult, children under 15 accompanied by an adult go free. There are a series of guided walking tours around the town throughout the summer, full details at Harleston Walks. All walks last about two hours.

Guided Walk - Educating Harleston

Date: 27 July 2019
Location: Around Town

Meet at The Swan Hotel at 14:00.

Join in a fresh view of Harleston, this time looking at its many different schools over the past 575 years, since its first recorded one opened.  Many of the town's well known buildings have actually been used for educational purposes, which will surprise many.  Children as young as five years old have been boarders here - so come along and hear their tales.

Tickets £4.00 per adult, children under 15 accompanied by an adult go free. There are a series of guided walking tours around the town throughout the summer, full details at Harleston Walks. All walks take about two hours.

Guided Walk - Worthies of Harleston

Date: 10 August 2019
Location: Around Town

Meet at The Swan Hotel at 14:00.

Harleston may be a small town but it has been home to many well-known people.  Famous religious leaders and military heroes, business entrepreneurs and pilgrim pioneers, have all called Harleston their home.  This walk will explore the impact they have had, locally, nationally and, in some cases, internationally.  These walks are being held in conjunction with this year’s exhibition about the Worthies of Harleston in the local Museum where the walks will include a special opening just for us.

Tickets £4.00 per adult, children under 15 accompanied by an adult go free. There are a series of guided walking tours around the town throughout the summer, full details at Harleston Walks. All walks last about two hours.

Guided Walk - Secret Stories of Harleston

Date: 25 August 2019
Location: Around Town

Meet at The Swan Hotel at 14:00.

Supplementing the Harleston and Waveney Festival this special walk will take place on Sunday. Come and hear true stories about Harleston that do not appear in any book about the town.  All have been specifically researched in detail, and should surprise those who come along.  The tales cover the last 500 years and need telling!. This walk is free with a bucket collection for the Harleston and Waveney Festival.

Tickets £4.00 per adult, children under 15 accompanied by an adult go free. There are a series of guided walking tours around the town throughout the summer, full details at Harleston Walks. All walks last about two hours.

Guided Walk - Ye Olde Pub Walk

Date: 15 September 2019
Location: Around Town

Meet at The Swan Hotel at 14:00.

Half Moons, Dragons, Magpies and Eagles are in the mix for this colourful part of Harleston's past. What is more, they were controlled by wheelwrights, harness makers and maltsters. Whatever else the people of Harleston may have lacked, it was not the opportunity to quench their thirst! Pubs, beer houses and breweries abounded. Most of the old buildings are still here – if you know where to look. This walk will give a fascinating insight into a small part of Harleston history.

Tickets £4.00 per adult, children under 15 accompanied by an adult go free. There are a series of guided walking tours around the town throughout the summer, full details at Harleston Walks. All walks take about two hours.

Guided Walk - Worthies of Harleston

Date: 28 September 2019
Location: Around Town

Meet at The Swan Hotel at 14:00.

Harleston may be a small town but it has been home to many well-known people.  Famous religious leaders and military heroes, business entrepreneurs and pilgrim pioneers, have all called Harleston their home.  This walk will explore the impact they have had, locally, nationally and, in some cases, internationally.  These walks are being held in conjunction with this year’s exhibition about the Worthies of Harleston in the local Museum where the walks will include a special opening just for us.

Tickets £4.00 per adult, children under 15 accompanied by an adult go free. There are a series of guided walking tours around the town throughout the summer, full details at Harleston Walks. All walks last about two hours.

Guided Walk - Food and Drink

Date: 5 October 2019
Location: Around Town

Meet at The Swan Hotel.  Tours run every hour, on the hour from 10:00 until 15:00.  This walk must be booked in advance.  There are only 60 tickets, book early to avoid disappointment.

Running alongside the annual food and drink festival this walk will add a few stops at shops to sample local produce, from chocolate, meats, cheese, beer and cider, our artisan town has it all. Cost: £8.00 to include samples of food and drink. Walks will run throughout the day and be limited to 10 people for each Food and Drink walk to permit entry to participating outlets. This walk can be booked in advance for parties of 10 people, an ideal social outing for your group or organisation. To book, or for more information, please send an email to info@harlestonsfuture.org.uk

Tickets £8.00 per person, there are no discounts for children on this walk. There are a series of guided walking tours around the town throughout the summer, full details at Harleston Walks. All walks take about two hours.

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