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.

Snowdrop Open Garden

Start Date: 16 February 2019
End Date: 17 February 2019
Location: The Old Coach House, The Street, Brockdish, IP21 4JY

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th February, 12:00 to 16:00

Over two acres of woodland and garden leading to the banks of the River Waveney

Adults £3, children free with an adult

Teas and refreshments, stalls, raffle, tombola

Dogs welcome (on leads please)

In aid of East Anglian Air Ambulance, St Elizabeth Hospice, Prostate Cancer and local charities

The Swift Club

Date: 21 February 2019
Location: Swift Bar, Swan Hotel, Thoroughdare, Harleston IP20 9AS

Opening night

New Live Music Club in The Swan Hotel's Swift Piano Bar, 7pm - 11pm

Bar and dance floor

Carabassa      Latin-jazz dance night with congolero, horns, guitar and bass

£5 on the door

Join our mailing list: jazzspotinfo@gmail.com

Snowdrop Open Garden

Start Date: 23 February 2019
End Date: 24 February 2019
Location: The Old Coach House, The Street, Brockdish, IP21 4JY

Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th February, 12:00 to 16:00

Over two acres of woodland and garden leading to the banks of the River Waveney

Adults £3, children free with an adult

Teas and refreshments, stalls, raffle, tombola

Dogs welcome (on leads please)

In aid of East Anglian Air Ambulance, St Elizabeth Hospice, Prostate Cancer and local charities

Voices from the Past: Medieval Graffiti in East Anglian Churches

Date: 24 February 2019
Location: Waveney Heritage Centre, Grove Road, Brockdish IP21 4JP

Sunday 24th February at 14:30

A talk by Pat May

Pat has been a graffiti tour guide at Norwich cathedral and conducts graffiti tours locally. Her presentation includes numerous photographs of ship and graffiti images, compass designs, figures and text dating from the 14th century and earlier.

Bookings 01379 668285 (leave your details on the answerphone) or www.waveneyheritage.org

A Star is Born (15)

Date: 28 February 2019
Location: Masonic Rooms, Harleston

"A Star is Born," stars  Bradley Cooper and music superstar Lady Gaga, in her first leading role in a major motion picture. Cooper plays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally (Gaga). She has given up on her dream to make it big as a singer... until she meets Jack, who immediately sees her natural talent. Theirs is a complex journey through the beauty and heartbreak of a relationship struggling to survive.

Thursday 28th February 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).

Snowdrop Open Garden

Start Date: 2 March 2019
End Date: 3 March 2019
Location: The Old Coach House, The Street, Brockdish, IP21 4JY

Saturday 2nd March and Sunday 3rd March, 12:00 to 16:00

Over two acres of woodland and garden leading to the banks of the River Waveney

Adults £3, children free with an adult

Teas and refreshments, stalls, raffle, tombola

Dogs welcome (on leads please)

In aid of East Anglian Air Ambulance, St Elizabeth Hospice, Prostate Cancer and local charities

The Swift Club

Date: 3 March 2019
Location: Swift Bar, Swan Hotel, Thoroughdare, Harleston IP20 9AS

New Live Music Club in The Swan Hotel's Swift Piano Bar

Sunday Swift by Day club: food service, cafe and bar. Music 2pm to 4pm. Tip the band!

Indigo     World Music afternoon with Claire, Tony, Roger and guests

Join our mailing list: jazzspotinfo@gmail.com

Dick Whittington

Start Date: 7 March 2019
End Date: 9 March 2019
Location: Archbishop Sancroft High School

Thursday 7th March at 19:30, Friday 8th March at 19:30, Saturday 9th March at 14:30 and 19:30

Onward Players and Friends present this tradiitonal pantomime, a very entertaining show for all the family. 

Originally adapted by Peter Sindall MBE, further adapted and directed by Rachel Allum-Sinclair

When a young man finds himself down on his luck, he embarks on an epic journey and along the way meets some amazing characters, falls in love and embarks on an adventure.

Tickets £9 (concs £7) from Robimnson's Traditional Stationers, Harlleston, 01379 855027

Online at www.onwardenterprisescic.co.uk

Onward Enterprises 01379 854234 / 01842 766055

Firework Display

Date: 10 March 2019
Location: Fressingfield Playingfield

To celebrate Commonwealth Day and to raise funds for our new Headquarters

Gates open at 18:00 with the display at 19:30.  Attractions until 22:00.

Bar, Soft Drinks, Tea and Coffee in the Social Club. BBQ and Jacket Potatoes. Sideshows. Stalls and Attractions

Tickets £4.00 in or  £5.00 on the gate. Under 4s go free.

Tickets available from: Fressingfield Shop, Hoxne Post Office and Stores, Reflections Hair and Beauty Harleston, Laxfield Co-op, Horham Shop, Stradbroke Post Office or a Scout Leader!

Parking at the venue for Blue Badge holders only.  Look for our car park signs within the village or please park considerately on the roadside.

For more information please contact Michael on 01379 66806

The Swift Club

Date: 21 March 2019
Location: Swift Bar, Swan Hotel, Thoroughdare, Harleston IP20 9AS

Live Music Club in The Swan Hotel's Swift Piano Bar, 7pm - 11pm

Bar and dance floor

Downtime Jazz - swing and jive dance night featuring sax, trumpet and swinging rhythm

£5 on the door

Join our mailing list: jazzspotinfo@gmail.com

Spring Craft and Gifts Market

Date: 23 March 2019
Location: St. John's Church and King George's Hall, both in Broad Street, Harleston.

Saturday 23rd March 2019 at St. John's Church and King George's Hall 11:00 - 16:00.

We have a large number of stalls this year, so we have two venues. Mother's Day is only a week away (31st March) and we have many stalls dedicated to offering special gifts for children to buy for their Mums.

Tea, coffee and cake is available at St. John's Church. There are toilet facilities and loads of free parking.

Come along and spend some time, all indoors, no brolly needed!

Bohemian Rhapsody (12A)

Date: 28 March 2019
Location: Masonic Rooms, Harleston

A foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek). The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music.

Thursday 28th March 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).

Eccentric Clerics

Date: 31 March 2019
Location: Waveney Heritage Centre, Grove Road, Brockdish IP21 4JP

Sunday 31st March at 14:30

Roy Tricker shares the stories of a varied collection of amazing characters in the Church of England clergy - some of whom he has been priveleged to have known. All are fascinating, many hilarious, and a few downrright scandalous!

Bookings 01379 668285 (leave your details on the ansaphone) or at www.waveneyheritage.org

The Swift Club

Date: 7 April 2019
Location: Swift Bar, Swan Hotel, Thoroughdare, Harleston IP20 9AS

Live Music Club in The Swan Hotel's Swift Piano Bar

Sunday Swift by Day club: food service, cafe and bar. Music 2pm to 4pm. Tip the band!

"Duelling guitars" Peter and Steve playing originals and classics, folk to blues

Join our mailing list: jazzspotinfo@gmail.com

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
 

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

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.

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.

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01379 855235
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