So much to do this Bank Holiday Weekend

Published: Friday 29th Apr 2016

Written by: Sally Owen

If you’re lucky enough to be holidaying in Southwold this Bank Holiday weekend, we thought you’d like to know about some of the many things going on around the area.

Nearby Oulton Broad will be alive with the sound of national power boat racing this weekend and crowds are expected to come from all over to watch this two-day Grand Prix.  If you enjoy motor sports, then this is something a little out of the ordinary and it’s a great afternoon out for families.  As well as the racing Nicholas Everitt Park has a fabulous play area, café, tennis courts and trampolines.  The power boat racing starts at 12noon to 6pm Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd May.

If you fancy an evening out with a twist, there are still tickets available for a theatrical treat at St Edmunds Hall, Southwold.  Mustard Theatre presents Ten Times Two: The Eternal Courtship on Saturday 30th April. When Ephraim, an evil doer cursed with immortality, bets he can win the love of a serving girl in 1399, it launches a romantic pursuit spanning the centuries through to Modern Times. The couple meets every 75 years as Ephraim schemes to capture the heart of his quarry who re-incarnates as a dizzying array of different women through the years. It’s thought that this is the first time this play, by Canadian play write David Belke has been performed in England.  Doors open at 630pm and the performance starts at 7.30.  Tickets are £8.00

For the musically minded, the Southwold Concert Series has a particular highlight for the Bank Holiday weekend.  The Southend Girls and Boys Choir will be performing a variety of well-known and popular classics on Saturday 30th April at 3.30pm at St Edmunds Church. Donations on the door to St Barnabas Care Home and Southwold Music Trust.

On Sunday 1st May, why not take a visit to nearby market town of Beccles.  The streets will be bustling with activity for the ever popular Beccles Antiques Street Market. The market plays host to a hundred general and specialist dealers selling a wide range of good quality antiques and collectables including furniture, silver, china, linen, jewellery, books, clocks, retro and vintage design and decorative items. 

Whatever you choose to do during your stay this Bank Holiday this weekend, we hope you have a wonderful time!


Sally Owen
Sally Owen



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