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Events this Month

Stonham Barns Sunday Car Boot & History Alive on June 26th 2022 , 26th June 2022, 7:00 to 13:00 at Stonham Car Boot, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal (17.6 miles)

Stonham Barns Sunday Car Boot – Despite an overnight Storm and Father’s day it was a good turnout and a good crowd. Not quite the 170 the week before but, this Sunday we have History Alive 2022 on at the same time and it’s a really popular event. We are hoping for good weather and lots of buyers. We are the best priced Car Boot in Suffolk so come & sell from only £6 and still free parking & buying & everyone welcome to just turn up and have a look around as there’s lots to do at Stonham.

As usual no booking needed so just turn up and sell or browse. Covered stalls are available but these always go quickly, text 07817539168 to reserve one for any Sunday or Bank Holiday Monday. We have some left for this Sunday.

I've had a few questions about when we actually start. We always used to start at 8am and most people do still turn up at 8am but, we do get people arriving stupidly early onwards. So, it's really up to you. 7 onwards is sensible.

Events run at the same time as the Car Boot so a huge crowd always expected. The next one is Sunday 19th June with History Alive 2022 on 26th June and Gone to Earth 17th July. We also have quite a few others in July and August including the Classic Car Show on 21st August 2022.

Prices have remained the same with selling at £6 for cars. Cars with trailers £8.50, Small Vans £8.50 and large vans £12, Vans with Trailers are also £12. There is NO NEED TO BOOK. Covered Stalls are available for every Sunday/Bank Holiday Monday but these do go very quickly as there are only 20. These ONLY can be pre-booked on 07817539168 (text to pre-book). These offer some shade to sellers as well as a tabletop & protection against wind & rain. These are on the main field and you pull in behind them and set up. Everyone else wishing to sell at Stonham can just turn up on the day.

Also, you don't have to arrive at 6.30am as many don't turn up until 8/8.30am that's just the time we open. I really would prefer it if everyone turned up from 7am onwards as the Car Boot doesn’t liven up until after 8. We have enough space for everyone.

Everyone loves Stonham as its unbeatable when the weather is good. It has a great atmosphere and a knowledgeable friendly crowd made up of all ages. Families young and old, dog friendly and it caters for the disabled. You can still sell from Six Pounds right up to Twelve Pounds for Covered stalls. These are really a hit with the sellers as you can book by texting 07817539168 pull up behind set up and sell and pack up and leave at the end of the day. Alternatively, we are still the cheapest in Suffolk so you can just turn up from 7am and sell and that’s every Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays from April to November. We are also lucky to benefit from regular events at Stonham where the Car Boot crowd is often doubled & that’s on top of a very big buying crowd.

Again, a big thanks to the majority who followed the distancing and one-way routes and abide by our strict no harassment policy which is why Stonham Barns Car Boot is always such a friendly place to sell and buy at.

We let Buyers in at the same time as sellers but – please allow me to get everyone into position so please don’t hinder this and please don’t stand behind cars whilst they unload. No one is going to jump in and buy before you as it just isn’t that kind of car boot. The reason we have become so popular is because we don’t have people harassing sellers. If anyone oversteps their mark we will stop buyers entering the field until gone 7am.

We are outdoors only but offer covered stalls. We will always try to open every week irrespective of the weather as we still get buyers and sellers.

Last thing – anyone bringing plants. You can if they are HOME-GROWN and you have other things as well. Please don’t bring plants only.

Stonham Barns Car Boot every Sunday

07817539168 for much more information on the Car Boot or

God of Carnage , 29th June 2022 to 2nd July 2022, 19:45 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (11 miles)
When eleven-year-old Ferdinand hits eleven-year-old Bruno with a stick in a playground punch-up and knocks out two of his teeth, the combatants’ enlightened parents decide to meet to talk things over civilly. But once the niceties are done with and the drink starts flowing, it is the parents who turn into spoiled brats.

Tickets £ 16, £ 15 plus booking fee.

Spandau Too Tribute , 3rd July 2022, 19:30 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (11 miles)
More than 40 years of hits from Spandau Ballet in one fantastic evening. Spandau Too takes you on a magical trip down memory lane with top numbers like ‘To Cut A Long Story Short’, ‘Through The Barricades’, and ‘Lifeline’, plus all their biggest hits, such as ‘Gold’ and ‘True’.

Tickets £15 plus booking fee.

Silly Cow , 13th July 2022 to 16th July 2022, 19:45 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (11 miles)
A slick and razor-tongued comedy. A vicious review journalist is being sued for professional slander whilst on the rise to her own stardom. If she can keep the toy boy, the drugs and the bondage gear tightly locked up she just might get away with it. Contains some strong language (suitable for 12+).

Tickets £15,£12 plus booking fee.

Evening performances at 7.45pm plus Saturday Matinee at 2.30 pm.

Summer Showcase , 17th July 2022 at Headgate Theatre Colchester , Chapel Street North, Colchester (11 miles)
DOT Productions bring together their youth theatre groups for a summer showcase of fun, drama and laughter!

£9 plus booking fee. (all tickets)

Performances at 1pm and 3pm.

The Time Machine , 20th July 2022, 19:30 to 22:30 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (11 miles)
Join acclaimed actor Jonathan Goodwin in this original one-man adaptation of the classic H.G. Wells time travel tale. An authentic and faithful take on the source material, scripted by Jonathan Goodwin and co-directed by Goodwin and Gary Archer. Brought to you by Don't Go Into The Cellar! Victorian theatre with bite!

Tickets £10 plus booking fee.

The Paul Simon Story , 22nd July 2022, 19:45 to 21:45 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (11 miles)
This refreshingly new 5-piece band presents a two-hour show in tribute to Paul Simon - one of the best songwriters and performers of his generation. With an engaging narration, exceptional musicianship and authentic renditions of the best of his songs from Simon & Garfunkel through to Graceland, this is a show that will appeal to all generations.

Tickets £ 16 plus booking fee.

Local Clubs

Bounceability meet at 157 Colchester Road, Colchester Road, West Bergholt, Colchester (8.9 miles)
Bounceability is something we are born with. Think about a child learning to walk. No matter how many times they might stumble and fall, they get right back up again and try again until they get it right. The trouble is that as we grow up our view of the world is shaped and fashioned by our experiences, and sometimes we become fearful of trying again. We get stuck into negative patterns of behaviour and ways of thinking and sometimes just don't know how to change. Have you got stuck or just forgotten how to be happy? Have you given up trying? Maybe you could use some Bounceability.
So whether you feel as if you are in a rut but can't figure out how to get out of it; if you have made bad choices and are struggling with the consequences of your decisions; if you have a bad habit that you want to eliminate; if you want to lose weight or stop smoking; if your nerves are getting the better of you or if something outside your control has had an impact on your life, or whatever is stopping you from living the life of your dreams, you need some Bounceability.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01206 240510, email the club or visit thier website

Colchester & District Model Railway Club meet at Club Room at Armoury Farm, Upton Close, West Bergholt, Colchester (8.7 miles)
The Club meets every Thursday evening at 8PM at the Club House in West Bergholt. New members are welcomed., please contact us for any further information.
The Club's website includes data on the layouts that are available for exhibition through the club. The site gives information on the Annual 2 day Exhibition held in October and the Club Open Day.
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website

Colchester School Of Gym meet at Brinkley Grove Road, Brinkley Grove Road, Mile End, Colchester (9.9 miles)
Colchester School of Gymnastics (CSG) provides gymnastics coaching to children and young people throughout the Colchester area. The School aims to offer access to gymnastics to all and works to increase participation by those with disabilities. CSG is committed to developing the skills and confidence of each individual. The aim is to have fun while reaching the highest standards of performance.
The club currently has over 600 young gymnasts participating in many different levels of gymnastics which we are able to offer. These are structured according to ability and allow the children to develop at their own rate.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01206 844188ENQ, email the club or visit thier website

Secret Salsa meet at The Granary, Quay Lane (0.2 miles)
Salsa classes in Sudbury Every Thursday Beginner class 7.30pm Improver class 7.30pm Intermediate class 8.30pm Free dancing from 9.30-10.00pm No partner? No problem!
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website

Suffolk Outlaws CMC meet at Delphi International Social Club, Newton Road (0.6 miles)
A Country & Western Music Club. Dancing Every Other Friday to live Country Music at the Delphi International Social Club
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01206 823439 or 01787 210056, email the club or visit thier website

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