Southwold Library presents art, history, dance and cinema

Written by MiriamSpall on Monday, January 28, 2019 - 19:04


Throughout February, Southwold Library are hosting activities aimed at families and children in collaboration with partners such as Creative Arts East, Suffolk Wildlife Trust and Sutton Hoo.

Some events, such as Harry Potter Night and the Sutton Hoo Roadshow, will also be taking place in other libraries across the county. For full details of these events, check the Suffolk Libraries website.

These events include:

Suffolk Libraries Presents: Don Quixote

Monday 4th February 2.30pm & 7.30pm at Southwold Arts Centre, St Edmunds Hall.  Tickets £10 (£8 for 12s and under)

Suffolk Libraries Presents are performances and cultural events recorded live and screened using top quality projection equipment. Experience the story of a world-famous ballet-classic played by the Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera and marvellous dancers. 

Tickets available from Southwold Library & Southwold Arts Centre and online at

Harry Potter Book Night

Thursday 7th February 6.00 – 7.00pm

An evening of Harry Potter based fun for kids. Featuring a fancy dress competition, crafts, games, the Sorting Hat and more. All children & parents welcome.

For more details contact Southwold Library on 01502 722519.

British Transport Films: See Britain By Train: Scotland and Wales

Thursday 14th February 11.00am & 2.00pm at Southwold Arts Centre, St Edmunds Hall

Join us for a collection of archive films produced by Creative Arts East as part of the British Film Institute’s ‘Britain on Film’ project, revealing hidden histories and forgotten stories of people and places from the UK’s film and TV archives. The screening will be followed by an optional fish & chip lunch at 12:45pm.

Tickets: £7.50 for films or £15 for a film and delicious lunch of fish & chips. Fish & chips lunches require to be booked in advance.

Available from Southwold Library & Southwold Arts Centre and online at

Suffolk Wildlife Trust: Marsh on the Move roadshow

Monday 18th February 10.00am – 12.00pm

Families are invited to find out all about Carlton Marshes with activities including “That Stinks!”, “Poo Power!” and “Be a Marsh Detective” with a member of staff from the Suffolk Wildlife Trust.

Sutton Hoo Half Term Fun

Wednesday 20th February Drop-in 11.00am-3.00pm at The Stella Peskett Millennium Hall, Mights Road, Southwold

As work gets underway to transform the world-famous National Trust site, Sutton Hoo is taking to the road.  Visit our free roadshow to view Sutton Hoo replicas and displays along with children’s activities such as Anglo-Saxon dress-up, making paper shields and wax crayon rubbings. To find out more about which libraries Sutton Hoo will be visiting, check out the Suffolk Libraries website at

Two Gents Productions Present: ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ by Oscar Wilde

Thursday 21st February 7.30pm

‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ is a witty and laugh out loud comedy of mistaken identities, confusion and cucumber sandwiches written by the renowned Oscar Wilde. On the surface it’s a light, fluffy jibe at the nonsensicalness of the rich and upper class. At a deeper level, it is also a profound plea for sincerity & caring in the face of adversity.  Adults of all ages, young adults and children from the age of 11 and above are invited to this take on Oscar Wilde’s classic.

This performance is “Pay What You Decide” where you book your tickets beforehand but will not be required to pay until you have seen the show.

Book your tickets at Southwold Library & Southwold Arts Centre and online at

“Kidz” Film Fun: The Lion King

Friday 22nd February 10.30am - 1.00pm at Southwold Arts Centre, St Edmunds Hall

Parents and children can watch the 1994 Disney classic ‘The Lion King’ whilst making their own lions mane, hanging monkeys, pop-up meerkat or squeaky-trunked elephants. Lion King themed food will be provided including worms, lion cupcakes and cheeses and even edible warthog poo. Ticket Prices for under 16s is £3.00 and children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  Unaccompanied and additional adults tickets cost £ 5.00. This includes refreshments.

Southwold Library also continues to run Baby Bounce and Tot Rock groups every Tuesday and Sunday from 10:30am – 11:00am which includes music, rhymes, singing and dancing for babies and toddlers.

For queries on any of the events you see listed here, contact

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