A luxury tipi event in the Suffolk countryside is returning following a suspected arson attack that caused more than £60,000 in damages last year. 

Between 6pm on Sunday, October 8, and 2am on Monday, October 9, Events Under Canvas was targeted by suspected arsonists. 

The attack happened shortly before a weddings and events showcase the company holds every spring and autumn. 

Four of the tipis set up on-site just off the A12 in Capel St Mary were set on fire which cost the company around £60,000 in damages.

Ipswich Star: Tipis were destroyed in a suspected arson attackTipis were destroyed in a suspected arson attack (Image: Charlotte Bond)

Events Under Canvas has announced the Luxury Marquee and Tipi Showcase Event will be returning to Capel St Mary on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28.

The free event is open to anyone who wants to see how tipis and marquees can elevate an outdoor occasion.

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Jenna Ackerley, founder of Events Under Canvas, said: "Our marquess and tents are glorious, awe-inspiring structures, built by experts and stylish and flexible by design.

"Once a year we put them all up in our HQ showground, invite suppliers to join in showcasing their goods and services, and dress them with all the beautiful fixtures and fittings we offer."

Making its debut this year is the immersive dining pop-up Sundown Restaurant by Spindle Catering from Tuddenham Mill. 

Ipswich Star: Jenna Ackerley, founder of Events Under CanvasJenna Ackerley, founder of Events Under Canvas (Image: Charlotte Bond)

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Visitors will have the chance to sample products and services from some of the best wedding and event suppliers in the industry. 

Karen Woods, the head of brand at the business, said: "We know what it takes to create a magical space, a dramatic backdrop for an unforgettable event and The Showcase is our time to show these amazing structures off.

"The Saturday night promises to be spectacular as we light up the tents and tipis and see them transform into awe-inspiring night time structures."