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Six days out in Suffolk and north Essex

PUBLISHED: 17:46 08 November 2017 | UPDATED: 17:46 08 November 2017

Your weekend plans are sorted! Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Your weekend plans are sorted! Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Your weekend inspiration is here – these events are all taking place on November 11 and 12.

Spend the morning visiting the gallops, a trainers yard and the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art or the National Stud. Picture: GREGG BROWN Spend the morning visiting the gallops, a trainers yard and the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art or the National Stud. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Discover Newmarket Short Head Tour

Newmarket Town Centre

November 11

Spend the morning visiting the gallops, a trainer’s yard and the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art or the National Stud.

You will have the opportunity to see your favourite stars and meet the team behind the scenes.

The event is on from 9am until 1pm.

For more information visit the website.

Spend the evening at Snape Maltings. Picture: PHILIPVILE Spend the evening at Snape Maltings. Picture: PHILIPVILE

Tenebrae at Snape Maltings

Snape Maltings Concert Hall

November 11

Enjoy a concert of remembrance with friends and family.

It will be an evening of Great War commemorations, songs of remembrance, and hymns.

You can view the programme and book tickets online.

For more details visit the website.

Show your respect in Colchester. Picture: CONTRIBUTED Show your respect in Colchester. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Armistice Day at Colchester Town Centre

Colchester Town Hall

November 11

Take part in the national two minutes’ silence to commemorate Armistice Day at Colchester Town Hall.

The Mayor and Mayoress of Colchester will be there, councillors Gerard and Beverley Oxford.

The Royal British Legion and Garrison representation will gather at the Town Hall at 10.45am and then at 11am The Band of The Parachute Regiment will play the Last Post and Reveille to mark the end of the silence. For more information visit the website.

Limitless dance classes for seven to ten year-olds

Take your children to a dancing class this weekend. Picture: JUPITERIMAGES/GETTY IMAGES/GOODSHOOT RF Take your children to a dancing class this weekend. Picture: JUPITERIMAGES/GETTY IMAGES/GOODSHOOT RF

Henry Samuel Hall in Chelmsford

November 11

Do your children spend too much time staring at screens? Here is a chance for them to have an active weekend instead.

A dance class for children aged 7-10 is being held this Saturday at the Henry Samuel Hall in Chelmsford.

The classes hope to build confidence, enhance co-ordination skills and improve concentration.

For more information and alternative dates visit this website.

Bury St Edmunds Farmers’ Market

Stallholders at Bury St Edmunds Farmers' Market. Picture: RACHEL WILLET & MICHAEL JAMES C Stallholders at Bury St Edmunds Farmers' Market. Picture: RACHEL WILLET & MICHAEL JAMES C

The Traverse

November 12

Over 30 of the region’s finest local producers will gather in Bury town centre.

Choose from organic meat, homemade pies, freshly baked bread, Suffolk coffee and vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Entry is free and the market will take place every second Sunday of each month.

To find out more visit the website.

The Vet Show

If you are an animal lover this event is for you. Picture: CONTRIBUTED If you are an animal lover this event is for you. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Ipswich Veterinary Centre

November 12

Head down to The Vet Show to take a look behind the scenes and get advice from experienced veterinary professionals.

The day will be full of informative talks, exhibits, displays and live demonstrations.

Tickets for the show are free you can register online now to save time on the day.

For more details visit the website.

A yellow weather warning for snow has been issued for much of the Eastern region, including Suffolk and Essex, next week.

Highways England is set to answer some key questions on Orwell Bridge closures next week, as bosses address councillors in Ipswich on the latest measures.

Rail commuters on the region’s mainline this morning are likely to face disruption after the over-running engineering works closed the line between Stratford and Liverpool Street.

Suffolk church leaders have been left confused and irritated by the repeated vandalism of their visitor book.

Talented students at Suffolk New College organised and filmed their own Jools Holland-style show showcasing some of Suffolk’s brightest talent.

Remarkable staff and volunteers at Ipswich Hospital who go the extra mile were recognised at the trust’s annual awards ceremony.

Suffolk looks set for snow showers for much of next week, as latest forecasts suggest that Tuesday-Saturday is when the flurries will fall.

ActivLives is launching free drop-in gardening sessions for older people in the community and their relatives or carers next month.

Mountain Warehouse in Cornhill has partnered up with Keep Britain Tidy for its Great British Spring Clean 2018.

Therese Coffey repeated concerns over the ability of UK’s largest multi-academy trust to turn around the failing Felixstowe Academy.

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