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Patti Smith at Latitude Festival 2006
Patti Smith performed in Suffolk at Latitude Festival in 2006

Patti Smith is in Suffolk on Saturday (29th).

Snape Matlings Concert Hall is hosting an exclusive performance from the singer turned artist, in Max: A Tribute by Patti Smith.

The Max in question is an affectionate name for German author WG Sebald, who was killed in a car crash in Norfolk in 2001.

Patti Smith, who performed at the Latitude Festival in 2006, will be 'responding to Sebald's book-length poem After Nature in an intimate evening of song and spoken word performance'.

The evening's entertainment is part of a weekend looking at Sebald and exploring our relationships to place, prompted by Artevents' Re-Enchantment project.

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Fresh from Bellowhead's recent gig in Ipswich, frontman Jon Boden will be performing at the Apex in Bury St Edmunds on Friday, 28 January.

Jon Boden and the Remnant Kings also stars folk duo Spiers and Boden.

On Saturday (29th), the Choral Scholars of King's College, Cambridge, will be at Rushmere St Andrew Church, Ipswich. Tickets are £12 for adults, £6 for under 18s and are available from alan@rushtan.plus.com

Nature and Outdoors
Ice skater jumps
Debenham's new youth council has organised the weekend of ice skating

For one weekend only, visitors to Debenham can try their hand at ice skating - raising money for the local youth council at the same time.

The 12x8 metre temporary skating rink at Debenham High School is open on Friday, 28 January (4-10pm) and Saturday (11am-5pm), with a disco and separate time for parents and toddlers scheduled.

A 30 minute session on the ice costs £3 for children, £4 for adults and includes the hire of the skates.

"The Debenham Youth Council formed just before Christmas to give the young people a forum to tell the parish council and grownups what they want to do in Debenham," said Jane Baldwin, an adult helper for the youth council.

"Even though this event is for everyone, it was organised by the kids and money raised will be used by the council to put back into the community, whether it's for future events or equipment."

Further details can be found on the Debenham website.

Colin Moss
Colin Moss was born in Ipswich in 1914

Ipswich Art School is showcasing its legacy with a new exhibition opening on Saturday, 29 January.

The Class of.... will display work from past tutors and students. Maggi Hambling's drawings will be on show, as will a model of her heron statue in Brixton.

The work of Ms Hambling's teacher, Colin Moss, will also be included.

"He ran the life school as a military place - we practically had to stand to attention beside our easels," said Ms Hambling.

Other alumni include Brian Eno and Eduardo Paolozzi, but the exhibition will also showcase the talents of current tutors and students from Suffolk New College and University Campus Suffolk.

Admission to The Class of... at Ipswich Art School is free. It runs from 29 January - 12 June.

A second exhibition at UCS' Waterfront Gallery is on from 29 January - 27 February and then 10 March - 2 April.

Jonas Armstrong as Robin Hood
Jonas Armstrong in the recent BBC TV production of Robin Hood

The panto season is still going strong with smaller productions popping up in village halls and amateur companies moving into the theatres.

The Lowestoft Players present Robin Hood, Prince of Sherwood at the Marina Theatre from Saturday, 22 - Sunday, 30 January.

The Reydon & Southwold Panto Group presents Aladdin at the St Edmund's Hall, Cumberland Road on Sunday, 23 - Saturday 29 January. Tickets can be bought at Daddy Longlegs on Southwold High Street.

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The Ipswich New Wolsey Theatre's rock and roll panto Jack & The Beanstalk runs until Friday, 4 February.

EACH Treehouse Appeal fundraising events
EACH Treehouse Appeal

BBC Suffolk is helping East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) as it attempts to raise £3m for a purpose-built hospice in Ipswich.

If you are hosting an fundraising event, then please write to us: suffolk@bbc.co.uk

Presenter Lesley Dolphin and the rest of the team of 14 have set an impressive example by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and you can look at photos of the trip:

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BBC Suffolk has a comprehensive section of links to other providers of events listings.

For gigs, cinemas, and days out, take a look at our Things To Do links to other websites.

For a list of local newspaper websites, many of whom will provide suggestions for things to do in Suffolk, head to our Local Newspapers links.

Review: Peter Pan on Ice, Ipswich
23 Dec 10 |  Arts & Culture
Review: Jack and the Beanstalk
17 Dec 10 |  Arts & Culture
Mother Goose at the Theatre Royal
03 Dec 10 |  Arts & Culture
Review: Gills Around The Green
02 Dec 10 |  Arts & Culture



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