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Upcoming Events


Photographic Exhibition – Edgelands

18/07/2015 – 31/03/2016

Edgelands is a free photographic exhibition by Tom Owens, featuring a selection of images exploring the buffer zones where the urban meets the countryside. Tom Owens is fascinated by light, colour and his surroundings, and the official labelling of designated areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) has made him question what is beautiful in the […]


The Beach Party


Stowmarket Town Council brings the seaside to Stowmarket, when they hold the town’s annual Beach Party event on 5th September at the Recreation Ground. The free to enter event will see live music, donkey rides, Punch & Judy, circus skills workshop, bouncy castles and a giant sand pit and the evening will climax with an […]

PPG Industries Open Day

10am to 4pm

PPG Industries will be opening their doors on Saturday, 5th September for their fantastic Open Day. The event will be a fundraising, non-profit event with any monies raised being donated to AJ’s Legacy. For further details on AJ’s Legacy please click on the following link

Brew for the Few


The Stowmarket Branch of the Royal Air Forces Association invites you to the Brew for the Few.

Traditional Music Day


The Museum of East Anglian Life presents the Traditional Music Day 2015.


Golden Mile – Stowmarket Striders

2pm Start

Sprint it. Run it. Finish it as fast as you can! As part of the Beach Party, Stowmarket Striders present The Golden Mile on Saturday, 5th September. For further details please visit

Pickerel Project – River Clear Up


The Pickerel Project monthly River Clear Up. All welcome, the more the merrier! Just turn up wearing stout footwear. Meet at the Station Road Bridge at 10am.  

Tess of the D’Urbervilles

08/09/2015 – 12/09/2015

Stowmarket Operatic and Dramatic Society returns to the John Peel Centre for its adventurous autumn production, the stage presentation of Thomas Hardy’s classic novel, Tess of the D’Urbervilles. There will be six performances from Tuesday, 8th September to Saturday, 12th September, 2015, including a matinee on the Saturday. Audience capacity is limited so book early. […]

Stowmarket WI – Women and Work in the First World War


Founded in 1984, the Stowmarket WI has around 41 members. Meetings are normally held on the second Thursday of each month at the Stowmarket Scout Centre, Milton Road North, starting at 7.30pm. Visitors and new members are always welcome.

Latest News

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Merchant Navy Day – Thursday, 3rd September, 2015

Stowmarket Town Council is proud to support Merchant Navy Day on  Thursday, 3rd September, 2015. Since 2000, Merchant Navy Day on 3rd September has honoured the brave men and women who kept our island nation afloat during both World Wars, and celebrated our dependence on modern day merchant seafarers who are responsible for 95% of the […]

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Get involved in your local community!

If you would you like to make a difference to your community then the Pickerel Project would love to hear from you. There are various ways that you can become involved from helping clear the river and its bank of rubbish to attending meetings to steer the direction of the project to regenerate Stowmarket’s river […]

Stowmarket and District Camera Club

Almost everyone enjoys taking photographs these days. However if you want to develop your skills and take more satisfying photographs, joining a camera club is an excellent step. Stowmarket & District Camera Club is a small, active and long established club for those interested in photography. We have a membership of around 25 people with […]

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Abbot’s Hall Weddings

Abbot’s Hall Weddings is delighted to have engaged the services of award-winning Suffolk wedding planner Marie Clarke, as we prepare to host our first weddings this summer. Marie launched Weddings for you by Marie at the start of the 2014 wedding season and is rapidly growing a fantastic reputation. She was a finalist in two […]


Community Defibrillator at the Regal Theatre

Defibrillator Demonstration On Thursday 18th June Stowmarket’s newest defibrillator on the side of the Regal Theatre building was officially opened by the Town Mayor, Councillor Barry Salmon. Back in the Autumn of 2013, the East of England Coop approached local organisations, groups and Councils to let them know they had funding to install 100 Community […]

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Women’s Cycle Tour of Great Britain

Hundreds of people lined the streets to watch the Aviva Women’s Tour Stage One come through the town on Wednesday, 17th June, 2015. Full details of the tour can be found via the link below. Stage One – Aviva Women’s Tour


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