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PUBLISHED: 10:30 23 May 2008 | UPDATED: 20:27 05 July 2010

This week's guide to events, shows, dances, exhibitions and sales

TODAY

EVENTS

BECCLES. Goosegreen Nurseries, Goosegreen East (off Common Lane): Public preview evening, raffle with good prizes, gardener's question time, refreshments, guide dogs only, 6-9pm £4 inclusive, 01502 715728; proceeds Palliative Care East unit at James Paget Hospital.

LOWESTOFT. Kirkley Centre, London Road South: Gingerbread lone parent group, phone for details 01502 538384/508365, 9.30am-12.30pm.

Maritime Museum, Sparrows Nest, Whapload Road: Museum open, 10am-5pm (last admission 4.30pm) £1 adults/75p seniors/25p children.

Tenants Hall (opp Hollingsworth Road shops): Fresh produce co-op, Credit Union collection point, refreshments, 1-3pm.

Over 60s Club, Clapham Road: Whist drive, all welcome, 1.15pm 50p.

SHOWS

LOWESTOFT. Marina Theatre, The Marina: Carousel (musical) by Rodgers and Hammerstein - The Lowestoft Players, 7.30pm £17 and £15/concs £10-£15, 01502 533200.

CONCERTS

BECCLES. St Michael's Church: Music and Readings for a Spring Evening with the Cantocordia Consort, featuring David Neil Jons (piano), Natalie Beauchamp (violin), Hannah Collings (harp) and Catherine Johnson (soprano), 7.30pm £8/under 16s £4, tickets from Beccles Sewing and Handicraft in Blyburgate, the Parish Office, Rigbourne Hill, Beccles or 01502 716370.

DANCES

CARLTON COLVILLE. Uplands Community Centre, Ashburnham Way: East Coast Liners split floor fun night, advanced beginners and intermediates 7.30-9.30pm £3.50, 01502 562953.

GILLINGHAM. Village Hall: Ballroom and Latin, intermediates 7.15pm £3.50, beginners 8.30pm £3, 01508 520850.

OULTON. Community Centre: Line dance to Crazy Legs, 10.30am-12.30pm, 01493 669155.

SALES

BECCLES. Quaker Hall, Smallgate: Beccles country market, 9.30-11am.

EXHIBITIONS

BECCLES. The UpStAiRs Gallery, Exchange Square: New exhibitions every two weeks, open daily (closed Wed/Sun/bank holidays, 10am-4.30pm.

HENSTEAD. Arts Centre (off A12 south of Kessingland): Exhibition by Roly and Ursula Abbott, David Balder and Brian Willis, 10am-5pm.

LOWESTOFT. Artspaces Studio and Gallery, Old Market Plain, St Peter's Street: Studios open, 10am-4pm.

Lowestoft Arts Centre, Triangle Market Place: Artist of the month Jan Houchen.

PAKEFIELD. Ferini Art Gallery, All Saints Road: Local members' exhibition, 11am-4pm.

TOMORROW

EVENTS

BECCLES. Goosegreen Nurseries, Goosegreen East (off Common Lane): Public open day, over 250,000 plants in 1,200 varieties, donations, refreshments and raffle in aid of Palliative Care East, James Paget Hospital, guide dogs only, 9am-9pm.

Parish Church: Bell tower open, views over the Waveney Valley, 10.30am-4.30pm £2/under 12s £1; for church restoration funds.

St Michael's Church: Brides and Flowers Exhibition, display of historic and modern wedding dresses, flowers, exhibition of wedding photographs taken at the church over the years, 10am-4pm.

HADDISCOE. St Mary's Church: Photographic exhibition, some prints for sale, 1-4pm (organised by Haddiscoe Parochial Church Council).

KESSINGLAND. Africa Alive!: Animal Active fun, meet the animal kingdom's Olympic squad, from 10am normal admission.

LOWESTOFT. Maritime Museum, Sparrows Nest, Whapload Road: Museum open, 10am-5pm (last admission 4.30pm) £1 adults/75p seniors/25p children.

Waveney Women's Health Information Centre, 21 Milton Road East: Healthier eating workshop, what's really in processed and packaged food? 10am £3.

SHOWS

LOWESTOFT. Marina Theatre, The Marina: Carousel (musical) by Rodgers and Hammerstein - The Lowestoft Players, 2.30pm and 7.30pm £17 and £15/concs £10-£15, 01502 533200.

CONCERTS

KESSINGLAND. St Edmund's Church: Braintree Male Voice Choir, songs from musicals and traditional male voice settings, 6.30pm collection.

DANCES

BECCLES. Sports Centre, Ringsfield Road: Ballroom and Latin American dance (no sequence), bar available, 7.30-11pm £5, 07931572760.

King's Head Hotel: HoneyGroove with DJs West and Wilks, 8pm.

SALES

LOWESTOFT. London Road North: French market, from 10am.

United Reformed Church, North Lowestoft: 2nd Carlton Scout Group craft and gift fair, cards, knitwear, pyrography, jams and chutneys, textiles, paintings, woodturning etc, 10am-4pm.

SOUTHWOLD. Pier: Farmers' market, 9am-1pm.

EXHIBITIONS

BECCLES. The UpStAiRs Gallery, Exchange Square: New exhibitions every two weeks, open daily (closed Wed/Sun/bank holidays, 10am-4.30pm.

HENSTEAD. Arts Centre (off A12 south of Kessingland): Exhibition by Roly and Ursula Abbott, David Balder and Brian Willis, 10am-5pm.

LOWESTOFT. Artspaces Studio and Gallery, Old Market Plain, St Peter's Street: Studios open, 10am-4pm.

Lowestoft Arts Centre, Triangle Market Place: Artist of the month Bernie Ward, paintings with a transport theme; drop in and draw, part of Waveney Revels, put your drawing paper on the easel, 10am-4pm.

PAKEFIELD. Ferini Art Gallery, All Saints Road: Local members' exhibition, 11am-4pm.

SOUTHWOLD. Buckenham Galleries, 81 High Street: Suffolk Coastal Group exhibition, 10am-5pm.

SUNDAY

EVENTS

BECCLES. St Michael's Church: Brides and Flowers Exhibition, display of historic and modern wedding dresses, flowers, exhibition of wedding photographs taken at the church over the yeas, 12-4pm; celebration of Marriage service, special certificates to those who have been married 60 years or more, special award for Beccles' longest-married couple, 4pm.

HADDISCOE. St Mary's Church: Photographic exhibition, some prints for sale, 1-4pm (organised by Haddiscoe Parochial Church Council).

HENSTEAD. Henstead Exotic Garden, Yew Cottage: Garden open for National Gardens Scheme, one-acre with 50 large palms, 20 banana and 200 bamboo plants, two streams, 20ft tiered walkway leading to Thai-style wooden covered pavilion, Mediterranean and jungle plants around three large ponds with fish, 11am-5pm £3/children free.

KESSINGLAND. Africa Alive!: Animal Active fun, meet the animal kingdom's Olympic squad, from 10am normal admission.

LOWESTOFT. Maritime Museum, Sparrows Nest, Whapload Road: Museum open, 10am-5pm (last admission 4.30pm) £1 adults/75p seniors/25p children.

FITNESS

LOWESTOFT. Hollingsworth Road Hall: Keep fit class, adapted for individuals, with high/low aerobics, 6-7pm, details 07837519968.

SHOWS

LOWESTOFT. Marina Theatre, The Marina: We'll Meet Again - Hits from the Blitz, 3pm £12.50/concs £9.50, 01502 533200.

DANCES

LOWESTOFT. Water Lane Leisure Centre: Salsa with Alegria, lessons from 7.30pm, 07710 205557.

SALES

LOWESTOFT. London Road North: French market, from 10am.

OULTON BROAD. Wherry Hotel, Bridge Road: Stamp fair, 10am-4pm.

EXHIBITIONS

HENSTEAD. Arts Centre (off A12 south of Kessingland): Exhibition by Roly and Ursula Abbott, David Balder and Brian Willis, 10am-5pm.

OULTON BROAD. Artists' Boulevard: Artists can exhibit their work free of charge and sell to the visiting public, information: 01502 565038.

PAKEFIELD. Ferini Art Gallery, All Saints Road: Local members' exhibition, 11am-4pm.

SOUTHWOLD. Buckenham Galleries, 81 High Street: Suffolk Coastal Group exhibition, 10am-5pm.

MONDAY

EVENTS

BECCLES. Goosegreen Nurseries, Goosegreen East (off Common Lane): Public open day, over 250,000 plants in 1,200 varieties, donations, refreshments and raffle in aid of Palliative Care East, James Paget Hospital, guide dogs only, 9am-9pm.

Parish Church: Bell tower open, views over the Waveney Valley, 10.30am-4.30pm £2/under 12s £1; for church restoration funds.

St Michael's Church: Brides and Flowers Exhibition, display of historic and modern wedding dresses, flowers, exhibition of wedding photographs taken at the church over the yeas, 10am-4pm.

HADDISCOE. St Mary's Church: Photographic exhibition, some prints for sale, 1-4pm (organised by Haddiscoe Parochial Church Council).

KESSINGLAND. Africa Alive!: Animal Active fun, meet the animal kingdom's Olympic squad, from 10am normal admission.

LOWESTOFT. Maritime Museum, Sparrows Nest, Whapload Road: Museum open, 10am-5pm (last admission 4.30pm) £1 adults/75p seniors/25p children.

Artspaces, Old Market Plain, St Peter's Street: Artists' untutored life drawing class, 10am-12.30pm £5; drawing with Arderne Stibbe, 7-9pm, 01502 511564.

Ex-Servicemen's Club: Chess Group, all welcome, 7-11pm.

DANCES

CARLTON COLVILLE. Uplands Community Centre, Ashburnham Way: Adult tap classes, 9.30-10.30am, 01502 560773; East Coast Liners, beginners 12.15-1.45pm £3.50, 01502 562953.

LOWESTOFT. Railway and Bowls Club, Carlton Road: Children's modern dance and disco, 4.30-5.15pm, 01502 560773.

Hotel Victoria, Kirkley Cliff: Ceroc modern jive, beginners and intermediates 7.30-10.30pm, 07801 492358.

Lake Lothing PH, Rotterdam Road: Line dancing, absolute beginners, 8-10pm, 01502 584555.

Lowestoft Town Football Club: Trailblazer line dance classes, intermediate 8-10pm.

Bluenotes 2, Claremont Pier: Salsa with Alegria, 8-11pm, 07710 205557.

WANGFORD. Community Centre: Salsa classes, 7.30pm, 01502 724932/578212.

SALES

CORTON. Hut PH: Car boot, 9am-12.30pm; auction 1.30pm (viewing during the morning), 01502 731358; for Waveney Hospice Care.

LOWESTOFT. Sunningdale Avenue residents: Street sale, 9am-12.30pm.

London Road North: French market, from 10am.

SOUTHWOLD. United Reformed Church Hall, High Street: Table top treasures, 10am-4pm.

EXHIBITIONS

HENSTEAD. Arts Centre (off A12 south of Kessingland): Exhibition by Roly and Ursula Abbott, David Balder and Brian Willis, 10am-5pm.

LOWESTOFT. Artspaces Studio and Gallery, Old Market Plain, St Peter's Street: Studios open, 10am-4pm.

Lowestoft Arts Centre, Triangle Market Place: Artist of the month Bernie Ward, paintings with a transport theme; drop in and draw, part of Waveney Revels, put your drawing paper on the easel, 10am-4pm.

TUESDAY

EVENTS

CARLTON COLVILLE. Carlton Marshes Nature Reserve, Burnt Hill Lane: Family afternoon, discover some of the wildlife on the reserve, 2-4pm £2.50pp; booking essential 01502 564250.

HENSTEAD. Arts and Craft Centre, Toad Row: Oil painting lessons with artist Doug Farthing, £10, 10am-12 and 1-3pm; Whichcraft, plaster picture making, glass painting, paint effects and stencil making for adults and children, 01502 572168/07963319809.

KESSINGLAND. Africa Alive!: Animal Active fun, meet the animal kingdom's Olympic squad, from 10am normal admission.

LOWESTOFT. Maritime Museum, Sparrows Nest, Whapload Road: Museum open, 10am-5pm (last admission 4.30pm) £1 adults/75p seniors/25p children.

The Crossing, High Street: Drawing for pleasure, individual tuition, suitable for beginners, 10.30am-12.30pm.

Arts Centre: Drawing with Aderne Stibbe, 7-9pm £6 per session, 01502 500004 for details or call into the arts centre.

Bluenotes 2, Claremont Pier: National Council for Divorced, Separated and Widowed (Lowestoft), social evening and disco, 8pm-12am, members £2.50, guests £3, 01502 587226.

OULTON BROAD. Coffee Pot (back of Library): Lowestoft Orchestral Society playing popular classical and show music, new players welcome, 7.30pm.

FITNESS

CARLTON COLVILLE. Carlton Colville Community Centre, Hall Road: Keep fit for ages 50+, 1.45-2.45pm, 01502 562953 (Norma).

DANCES

BECCLES. Sports Hall: The Retro Dance Co, English country dancing, 7.15pm; Cuban style sale (intermediate and advanced), 8.15pm, 07931 572760.

Sir John Leman High School: Folk dancing, beginners welcome, no partners needed, 7.30-9.30pm.

BRAMFIELD. Village Hall: Ballroom, Latin and sequence with Stardust Sounds CDs, class 2-4.30pm £3 including refreshments, 01986 784598.

CARLTON COLVILLE. Uplands Community Centre, Ashburnham Way: East Coast Liners, improvers and intermediates 7.45-9.30pm £3.50, 01502 562953.

LOWESTOFT. Lady of the Lake: Salsa for beginners, improvers and intermediate, no partners or pre-booking necessary, 8-10pm £4, 01502 568472/07802 820030.

Telecom Sports and Social Club, Clapham Road: Line dancing with the Telecom Linetappers, beginners 7.15pm, all levels from 8-10pm, 01502 584555.

Bluenotes 2, Claremont Pier: Lowestoft NCDS social evening/disco, 8-11pm members £2.50/guests £3, 01502 587226.

SALES

CORTON. Methodist Church Hall: Waveney Craft Group fair, wheelchair access; donations to British Heart Foundation, 9.30-3pm free admission.

LOWESTOFT. St Peter's Court: Jumble sale, 10am.

EXHIBITIONS

BECCLES. The UpStAiRs Gallery, Exchange Square: New exhibitions every two weeks, open daily (closed Wed/Sun/bank holidays, 10am-4.30pm.

LOWESTOFT. Artspaces Studio and Gallery, Old Market Plain, St Peter's Street: Studios open, 10am-4pm.

Lowestoft Arts Centre, Triangle Market Place: Artist of the month Bernie Ward, paintings with a transport theme; drop in and draw, part of Waveney Revels, put your drawing paper on the easel, 10am-4pm.

WEDNESDAY

EVENTS

BECCLES. Blyburgate Hall: Beccles Flower Club, floral demonstration - Outside In, 7.30pm £3/members £1.50.

CORTON. Woodside, 116 Long Lane: Coffee morning, plants, home-made cakes, raffle, 10.30am.

HOPTON. Village Hall: Great Yarmouth Breathe Easy meeting with speaker, 2pm.

KESSINGLAND. Africa Alive!: Animal Active fun, meet the animal kingdom's Olympic squad, from 10am normal admission.

LOWESTOFT. Maritime Museum, Sparrows Nest, Whapload Road: Museum open, 10am-5pm (last admission 4.30pm) £1 adults/75p seniors/25p children.

Hotel Victoria: U3A meeting with talk by Malcolm Metcalf: Overland to Australia, 10.30am.

The Crossing, High Street: Creative writing, 10.30am-12.30pm.

Arts Centre, Triangle Market Place: Hand-built ceramics, 7-9pm £6 per session/£5 concs tutor Carolyn Reeder, 01502 500004.

FITNESS

LOWESTOFT. Trinity Methodist Church, Park Road: Excel 2000, musical exercises for over 60s, refreshments included, 2.15-3.45pm.

PAKEFIELD. Ferini Gallery, All Saints Road: Yoga class for beginners, 9.30-10.30am, 01502 588891.

DANCES

BECCLES. Waveney Centre: Social sequence dance with lesson 7-9.30pm.

KESSINGLAND. Community Centre: Line dance with Crazy Legs, 8-10pm.

LOWESTOFT. Hollingsworth Hall: Tap and modern dance, 3-7 years 4.30-5.30pm; 8/over 5.30-6.30pm, Comet Dance (Jill) 01502 516337.

Hotel Hatfield, Esplanade: Salsa with Alegria, 8-11pm, 07710 205557.

REYDON. Village Hall: Line dancing, beginners, 7.15pm, intermediate, 8-9.30pm, 01502 568472.

EXHIBITIONS

LOWESTOFT. Artspaces Studio and Gallery, Old Market Plain, St Peter's Street: Studios open, 10am-4pm.

Lowestoft Arts Centre, Triangle Market Place: Artist of the month Bernie Ward, paintings with a transport theme; drop in and draw, part of Waveney Revels, put your drawing paper on the easel, 10am-4pm.

THURSDAY

EVENTS

CARLTON COLVILLE. Carlton Marshes Nature Reserve, Burnt Hill Lane:

Activity day for children, 10am-2.30pm £5 per child; booking essential 01502 564250.

KESSINGLAND. Africa Alive!: Animal Active fun, meet the animal kingdom's Olympic squad, from 10am normal admission.

LOWESTOFT. Tenants Hall (opp Hollingsworth Road shops): Natter/chatter coffee morning, bingo (10.30am), refreshments, 9.15-11.15am.

Maritime Museum, Sparrows Nest, Whapload Road: Museum open, 10am-5pm (last admission 4.30pm) £1 adults/75p seniors/25p children.

The Crossing, High Street: Calligraphy, 1-3pm.

Artspaces, Old Market Plain, St Peter's Street: Artists' untutored life drawing class, 7-9pm £5, 01502 511564.

Arts Centre, Triangle Market Place: Hand-built ceramics, 7-9pm £6 per session/£5 concs tutor Carolyn Reeder, 01502 500004.

Trinity Methodist Church Hall: Lowestoft and East Suffolk Maritime Society meeting, illustrated talk by Chris Brooks: Oulton Broad and Lowestoft fishing, 7.15pm.

DANCES

BECCLES. Sports Centre, Ringsfield Road: Retro Dance Co, ballroom and Latin, 7.15pm; swing dancing, 8.15pm, 07931 572760.

King's Head Hotel: HoneyGroove with DJs West and Wilks, 8pm.

Waveney House Hotel, Puddingmoor: Salsa with Alegria, 8-11pm, 07710 205557.

CARLTON COLVILLE. Carlton Manor: Line dancing, beginners, 7.15pm, intermediate, 8.30pm, 01502 568472.

Uplands Community Centre, Ashburnham Way: East Coast Liners, beginners 8-9.30pm £3.50, 01502 562953.

KIRKLEY. Kirkley High School Dance Studio: Tap and modern dance for ages 3-7 5.30-6.30pm; 8/over 6.30-7.30pm; teens-adults 7.30-8.30pm, Comet Dance (Jill) 01502 516337.

LOWESTOFT. Lowestoft Town Football Club: Trailblazer line dance classes, beginners 7.30-8.30pm; intermediate 8.30-10pm.

OULTON BROAD. Wherry Hotel, Bridge Road: Ceroc modern jive, beginners and intermediates 7.30-10.30pm, 07801 492358.

SALES

BUNGAY. Community Centre, Upper Olland Street: Bungay country market, 9.30-11am.

EXHIBITIONS

LOWESTOFT. Artspaces Studio and Gallery, Old Market Plain, St Peter's Street: Studios open, 10am-4pm.

Lowestoft Arts Centre, Triangle Market Place: Artist of the month Bernie Ward, paintings with a transport theme; drop in and draw, part of Waveney Revels, put your drawing paper on the easel, 10am-4pm.

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