Small signs of spring are slowly peeking out and love birds are in the air…February is here! Read on to find out what’s on in Suffolk in February 2020.
1st February – Ice Age at West Stow Anglo Saxon Village
Ever wondered about art from the past? West Stow Anglo Saxon Village is hosting a talk on the ‘Ice Age and the Modern Mind’, showing pieces of art (portable and cave art) created 40,000 years ago which can reveal the thinking of our ancient ancestors. This hour session will include original upper Palaeolithic (10,000 – 50,000 years ago) object handling. This interesting event if for people 12 years and over and it is £10 per person.
3rd February – Instagram for Business Workshop
Baffled by the Instagram algorithm or not sure how to create enticing content? This Instagram for Business Workshop is a great place to learn more about the world of Instagram and how to make the most of it for your business. Led by Georgia Watson from Bloom Content Creation and Photographer Andy Greenacre, you will learn about how to grow your following and reach new customers, how to use hashtags and how to get the best quality picture for your account. This event is £30 and runs from 9am – 11:30am or 12:30 – 3pm at The Studio, St Peters Street Ipswich.
7th-23rd February – Haughley Park Spectacle of Light
Enjoy a long, relaxing walk around Haughley Park and Gardens but with a twist. Surrounded by the amazing and colourful illuminations of light and sounds, this magical trail is so beautiful and under the stars. This is the perfect way to spend a romantic evening with the ambient lights around you accompanied by the soft music.
9th February – Close up Photography Workshop at Sutton Hoo
Want to improve your photography? Sutton Hoo has teamed up with local photographer Phil Morley to provide photography workshops from beginners to specialised workshops such as this one. Learn more about close up photography and get some top tips from an expert in the beautiful surroundings of Sutton Hoo.
15th – 19th February – Suffolk Science Festival
This fun and interesting festival is held in the beautiful St Edmundsbury Cathedral. The theme this year is Human Biology and how our bodies work. This event is jam packed with science workshops, stalls and exhibits of all topics. There are some events that have to be booked in advance with a small fee but entry to the festival is free. There is so much to see and do, it’s not one to miss!
15th February – Real Middle Earth & Ring Quest at West Stow Anglo Saxon Village
‘Our story: The Real Middle earth’ event is perfect for any Lord of The Rings fans. Head down to West Stow Anglo Saxon village to learn more about what inspired Tolkien and how these ideas were developed into the incredible award-winning movies. While you are there you will learn about the widely acclaimed fan film about Aragorn’s family which was set in West Stow. This is an outdoor event so make sure to wrap up warm. Join in with the family ‘Ring Quest’ challenge where you have to find the rings and runes to save Middle Earth. There is even a chance to try archery and visit the Hobbit Hole and so much more.
15th February – Marian Keyes at The Apex
The successful Irish novelist and bestselling author Marian Keyes, (with over 20 years of writing experience and known for her contemporary writing and discussing topics such as depression, addiction and more) will be coming to The Apex, Bury St Edmunds. She will be in conversation with a special guest interviewer, talking about her much anticipated new novel ‘Grown Ups’.
15th– 23rd February – Wildlife Trail at Brandon Country Park
Have a spring in your step as you head to the Brandon Country Park’s Signs of Spring Prize Trail. Pick up the puzzle sheet from Copper Beach Café and then set off on this beautiful walk. Find words along the way and fill in your puzzle sheet to hand in at the end of the trail to collect a special prize. This is such a great activity for all the family. Café is open from 10am-3:30pm and the trail runs from 15th February to Sunday 23rd February.
19th February – Milkshake Live at The Apex
Milkshake Monkey’s Musical comes to The Apex Bury St Edmunds on the 19th February. Join in the fun with the Milkshake Money and his friends in this fun filled show. Milkshake Monkey will be joined by childhood favourites such as Noddy, Fireman Sam, Shimmer & Shine, Wissper, Digby Dragon, Nella the Princess Knight and the Floogals as well as two Milkshake presenters. This show is not to be missed and will have everyone on their feet joining in the Milkshake fun!
19th February – Den Building Nowton Park
Not sure what to do in the half term holidays? This fun filled session of building secret dens and shelters, covering them with leaves and brash is the perfect way to get out and try something new with your children. There will be the chance to learn fire lighting techniques and cook marshmallows over an open fire. Make sure to wrap up warm as this is an outdoor activity and will go ahead in all weathers. It will be £4 per child.
21st February – Station 119 Brewery Bistro Night
Fancy going somewhere special for dinner? Station 119 Brewery are holding a unique pop up restaurant on the 21st February. Book in advance to enjoy a 2-course meal cooked by amazing chefs Lizzie Campbell and Janie Hall. On arrival you will receive a cocktail or any other drink of your choice. Then sit down to enjoy the meal accompanied by acoustic music by James Bromley from Hartismere school. This one-off event is the perfect way to spend some time with your loved ones, maybe even surprise them as treat.
27Th February – Curry Night at the Laxfield Lowhouse
If you are a lover of curry then this event is perfect for you. Laxfield Lowhouse is holding a curry night which includes mixed starters, meat, fish and veggie curries and get a free pint of a glass of wine all for £12.95 each. Head to Laxfield Lowhouse on 27th February to join in with this delicious evening.
About the Author: Chloe Lamb is a Fashion Communication & Promotion student and writer who focuses on fashion, books and lifestyle. If she’s not writing for her blog https://awritedreamer.wordpress.com then you can find her with her nose in a book!