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Suffolk Libraries at the Suffolk Show

Suffolk Libraries will be back at the Suffolk Show this week!

Suffolk Libraries will be playing a major role in the Arts, Music and Culture area which will be next to a performance area.

The Suffolk Libraries arts team will be partnering up with Britten Pears Arts and Dance East to provide art, music, dance and wellbeing activities for young children and their families at the show on 31 May and 1 June. Suffolk Mind and Rock, Paper Scissors will also be coming along to provide activities.

If you’re visiting the show, please do drop in and say hello! We’ll be in stand 353 in the Platinum Years area (near the vintage fun fair and toilet block). For more information about the show and how to get there visit

Suffolk Libraries will be providing the following activities:

  • Jubilee and wellbeing books for children and adults

  • A softly furnished, family friendly area for children and parents to relax or participate in gentle music and movement activities.

  • A chance to find out about our Let’s Get Creative website and chat to our wellbeing team about our wellbeing activity

  • Information about our special My Suffolk Story writing competition running as part of the Festival of Suffolk and jubilee for young people aged 5-14.

Also in our stand:

Britten Pears Arts will also be hosting an exhibition on Suffolk composer Benjamin Britten’s connection with the Royal family. They will also be running special jubilee craft activities and musician Joe Carr will be performing throughout both days.

Dance East will be promoting their summer programme and running early years movement activities.  On the Tuesday, Encore East will be performing in the Platinum Years performance area (next to stand 353), followed by a workshop where you can learn to dance like an Elizabethan.

Rock Paper Scissors will be leading craft workshops on Tuesday 31 May for children and young people.

Suffolk Mind will be running Sammy the Sea squirt movement sessions and Calming Dragon Breathing sessions on Wednesday 1 June.

4YP young performers will be performing at 3:30pm on Tuesday outside the Arts, Culture & Music tent.

A group of young people from Gainsborough Library will also be taking part in the Show Grand Finale Pageant on Wednesday 1 June to celebrate youth participation.