Star Wars, Batman, Fawlty Towers and Halesworth Scarecrow festival make our list of things to do this weekend

If Sci-Fi's your thing then Bury is the place to be this weekend

If Sci-Fi's your thing then Bury is the place to be this weekend

Stuck for something to do this weekend? Then take a look at our handy guide to his weekend’s activities in and around Suffolk

One of The Joker's henchmen from The Dark Knight is in Bury this weekend

One of The Joker's henchmen from The Dark Knight is in Bury this weekend - Credit: Stephen Vaughan

Sci-Fi and Action Exhibition - Moyse’s Hall Museum, Bury St Edmunds - from Saturday

Sci-fi fans get ready because this weekend sees the launch of what you’ve all been waiting for – the sixth annual Sci-Fi and Action Exhibition at Moyse’s Hall Museum.

The exhibition opens this weekend with extended hours on Saturday (10am to 8.30pm) and there will be an official opening and Cosplay troop march in the morning from 10am, followed by autograph signing at 11am.

Guest appearances will be made over the weekend by Star Wars Universe characters – bounty hunter Greedo, Jabba the Hut’s henchman Bib Fortuna, original Stormtropper Chris Bunn and Martin Ballantyne – ones of The Joker’s henchmen in The Dark Knight.

Through the rest of the run there are so many highlights to be found – be they props, replicas or memorabilia.

See pieces from Batman, Alien, Star Wars, Marvel and DC comics, James Bond and more.

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This year the museum is excited to have worked with Propstore to bring to the exhibition the original space suit worn in Leonard Nimoy as Mr Spock in the first Star Trek film.

Entry on opening weekend is £5 per person, £15 for a family of four. Standard admission applies from October 26.

The Halesworth Scarecrow Festival starts this weekend

The Halesworth Scarecrow Festival starts this weekend

Britten Weekend: Supernatural in Suffolk - Snape Maltings - until Sunday, various times

From friendly ghosts for toddlers to an atmospheric haunted walk through Snape’s stunning wilderness, this year’s weekend exploring the work of Benjamin Britten takes its lead from his opera based on a Henry James ghost story.

The centrepiece is a dramatised concert performance of The Turn of The Screw, with a star-studded line-up of singers, including Sophie Bevan, Ann Murray and Andrew Staples, and the innovative Aurora Orchestra, who are in residence throughout the weekend.

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Milton Jones and the Temple of Daft - Ipswich Regent - Saturday 8pm

Milton Jones, who you may know from TV shows such as Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo, brings his madcap humour to town. There are still tickets available for this event, which can be purchased here.

The Big Draw - Jaywick Martello Tower - Sunday, 11am to 3pm

Can you dunk like this? If not, then why not pop up to Copleston to watch some people who can

Can you dunk like this? If not, then why not pop up to Copleston to watch some people who can - Credit: Archant

The Martello Tower will be holding several events as part of The Big Draw during half term. This Saturday and Sunday, join artist Doug Selway for two days of drawing activities as millions come together around the world as part of the global event.

Basketball, Ipswich v Eastside Eagles - Copleston High School, Ipswich - Saturday, 4.45pm

If you want a sporting fix on a Saturday afternoon and don’t fancy standing in the cold at the football, then this could be the event for you. The Hoops are in home action against Eastside at Copleston High School, with top class basketball on show.

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Halesworth Scarecrow Festival - Halesworth - from Saturday to October 31 Join in a treasure hunt across Halesworth when 70 scarecrows of all shapes and sizes can be seen throughout the town. The hunt is part of the sixth annual Scarecrow Festival which raises money for Halesworth’s Christmas lights. One treasure hunt winner will have the chance to turn on the lights at the festive switch-on event. Entry forms are £1 from Edwards restaurant and the library.

Fawlty Towers comedy dinner show - Cameo Hotel, Copdock Ipswich, Saturday, 7pm

Fancy dinner, Fawlty style?

Fancy dinner, Fawlty style? - Credit: PA

Although it ran for only 12 episodes, Fawlty Towers is surely one of Britain’s best-loved comedies of all time.

Created by John Cleese and then-wife Connie Booth, the series was a peek inside the madcap world of a seaside hotel with its zany Spanish waiter and egotistical manager.

Join the Cameo hotel for all the fun and mayhem of the show while you enjoy a three course meal.

The dinner is hosted by Basil and Sybil Fawlty and loyal Manuel – everything that can go wrong, probably will.

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Charity afternoon tea - Kings wine bar, Newmarket - Sunday, 4pm

Enjoy afternoon tea and raise money for charity at Kings in Newmarket this weekend.

The event is being held in aid of Addenbrooke’s Breast Cancer Appeal and all are welcome.

As well as afternoon tea, there will be stalls to browse and a raffle and auction to take part in.

There will also be a collection box for secondhand bras, which will be sent to young girls and women in Africa.

The Suffolk Autumn Boat Jumble - Trinity Park, Ipswich - Sunday, 10am-3pm

Ever fancied turning your hand to watersports?

With the current financially challenging climate and environmental issues being so prominent these days there has never been a better time to attend a Boat Jumble. For those who don’t know Boat Jumbles are marine markets where you can buy new and second hand water sports related items at huge discounts off regular retail outlets and online shops.

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A Rare Insight into an 18th Century Artist’s World - Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury - from Saturday

This special exhibition explores the character and use of this place, which was usually a room in a domestic house – distinct from the show room where visitors could view finished works. This was an artist’s inner sanctum – their private world. In this exhibition you’ll see paintings, prints, drawings and equipment illustrating the practice. The centrepiece of the exhibition is an innovative re-creation of the world of the Georgian painting room including original artists’ equipment, such as Sir Joshia Reynolds’ easel and sitter’s chair.

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