Visit Sudbury in Autumn

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Autumn is in full swing and Sudbury is packed with things to do throughout October.

St Peter’s has the Model Railway Exhibition on October 3, Colchester Military Wives Choir Concert on October 18 plus the regular events which include Kettle and Fish café every Thursday and the Farmers’ Market on the last Friday of the month.

Visions of Sudbury is Sudbury’s biggest and most popular art show, an exhibition of locally inspired art by local artists which is held in St Peter’s and the Town Hall between October 6 and 11.

St Peter’s will also hold the Eco Fair on October 31 with free entry and a wide range of exhibitors promoting ways to live more sustainably.  If you are interest is reducing energy consumption, local crafts such as felt making, wood craft or candle making.  Food whether its gluten free, organic or local meats and foraging, gardening and preserving there will be something to interest everyone.


October is your last chance to visit Gainsborough’s House to see the Great Art in Suffolk Museums Exhibition which is on until October 18.  This exhibition brings together five museums: Christchurch Mansion; Moyse’s Hall; National Horseracing Museum; The Red House and Gainborough’s House to celebrate their collections and the great art that has a permanent home in Suffolk.

Also at Gainsborough’s House on October 9 is a lecture on William Kent, Thomas Coke and Holkham Hall for only £7.50 per ticket.

The Quay has a wide range of performances as always throughout October: Music; Drama; Film; Comedy and new for the Autumn is the Live Cinema.  Shillingfords at The Quay is a unique pop-up restaurant on Friday and Saturday evenings and within a couple of months has already become extremely popular and bookings must be made in advance on 07443 430860.

A list of all the events and more information is available from Sudbury Tourist Information Centre located in the library or can be downloaded from

Jane Hatton

Sudbury Town Team