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Six things happening in Suffolk and north Essex this weekend

PUBLISHED: 09:36 17 January 2018 | UPDATED: 09:36 17 January 2018

Your weekend plans are sorted. Picture: SU ANDERSON

Your weekend plans are sorted. Picture: SU ANDERSON

Do you run out of things to do at the weekend? Check out our guide for inspiration, here is what’s happening on January 20 and 21.

Watch Kerry Devine perform this weekend for free. Picture: CONTRIBUTEDWatch Kerry Devine perform this weekend for free. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Free gig in Bury St Edmunds

Vinyl Hunter, Bury St Edmunds

January 20

Head down to Vinyl Hunter on Saturday to enjoy a free gig.

Maija Sofia and Kerry Devine are touring to promote their new split 7” single, which will be released on Cambridge-based label Trapped Animal.

Maija Sufia will perform at 12pm and Kerry Devine will perform at 1.45pm.

For more information visit the Facebook page.

Are you a fan of the Carpenters? Picture: CONTRIBUTEDAre you a fan of the Carpenters? Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Carpenters Gold

The Spa Pavilion Theatre, Felixstowe

January 20

International & West End vocalist Vikki Holland-Bowyer and vocalist Greg Stevenson play Karen and Richard Carpenter to recreate the much loved Carpenters duo.

During the show you will hear Goodbye to Love, Solitaire, We’ve Only Just Begun, Top of the World, Yesterday Once More, Superstar.

The show is created and produced by London West End Director of Abba Mania, 80’s Mania & The Abba reunion Tour.

For more details visit the website.

Watch Maldon's Peter Pan Pantomime this Saturday. Picture: DISNEYWatch Maldon's Peter Pan Pantomime this Saturday. Picture: DISNEY

Peter Pan Pantomime

The Maldon Town Hall, Maldon

January 20

Gather the family and head to The Maldon Town Hall this weekend.

Watch the much loved story of Peter Pan come to life.

Get ready to clap, sing, laugh, boo the baddies, and cheer the heroes.

For more information visit the website.

See how well you do at the Colchester Park Run. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNSee how well you do at the Colchester Park Run. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Colchester Park Run

Colchester

January 20 other dates available

Take part in a 5k timed run, for fun or as part of a training plan.

Enjoy the picturesque park while staying active and getting fit.

The event is open for everyone of all abilities and best of all it is free to take part.

To find out more go to the website.

Thomas Wolsey statue in St Nicholas Street. Picture: GREGG BROWNThomas Wolsey statue in St Nicholas Street. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Thomas Wolsey: Ipswich’s Greatest Son

Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich

January 20 and 21

Enjoy a free exhibition at Ipswich’s Christchurch Mansion.

Learn more about what Thomas Wolsey did around Ipswich and England and hear about his relationship with Henry VIII.

This exhibition brings together objects not seen together before outside of London.

For more information call 01473 433554.

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Film Quiz Night

The Hunter Club, Bury St Edmunds

January 21

If you like a quiz night this is perfect for you.

Head down to The Hunter Club with or without a team and test your knowledge.

There will be film related questions and an audio visual round.

For the full details visit the Facebook page.

People living in Suffolk and north Essex witnessed an unexpected display from the Red Arrows this evening.

A motorist caught speeding on the A140 in Suffolk was arrested on suspicion of drug driving, police have said.

From cute hedgehogs to a funny street name - have we included your tweet?

Holiday makers keen to get the most out of the remaining days of the summer break could be disheartened by the weather this week, which is forecast to be overcast and damp.

Yet another violent criminal was on the run last night after absconding from a Suffolk prison.

Police are appealing for information after two incidents of violence in Colchester which they believe are linked.

The A12 has been named the most dangerous A-road in our region, according to data obtained on the number of crashes and casualties on our busiest roads.

Detectives investigating an assault in Bury St Edmunds – in which two men suffered serious injuries – believe it was a targeted attack.

An Ipswich special school which was handed an ‘inadequate’ Ofsted rating in May for a series of safety and standards concerns is set to become an academy.

There are two planned roadworks set for the coming week with one major operation currently active and due to expand and continue until Wednesday, August 22.

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