News & Events
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Upcoming EVENTS
Upcoming EVENTS
Bungay Festival 2016

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June

Wednesday 8th - Saturday 11th June 7.30pm
Saturday matinee 2pm
Fisher Theatre

Friday 10th June , 7.30pm - 10pm
Castle Meadow
The Queen’s Birthday Celebrations

Saturday 25th June 7.30pm
St Mary’s Church
Bungay Choral Society Summer
Concert

July

Saturday 2nd July - Sunday 31st July
Bungay Shop Windows
Chickens Round About Bungay

Tuesday 5th July, 7pm
Start: The White Swan, Market Place
The Bungay Ale Trail

Wednesday 6th July, 7pm
St. Mary’s Church
Bungay High School Summer
Concert

Saturday 9th July, 8am - noon
The Butter Cross
Bungay Country Market

Saturday 9th July, Midday
The Castle
Bungay Festival Opening Ceremony

Saturday 9th July, Midday - 5pm
Castle Meadow
Bungay Rotary: Kids’ Fun Day!

Sunday 10th July, from 11am
Falcon Meadow
The Bungay Duck Race

Sunday 10th July, 7pm
Fisher Theatre Cellar Bar
We’ll Gather Lilacs

Monday 11th July, 7.30pm
Bungay Community Library -
Good Read Group
Meet the Author - Linda Davies

Tuesday 12th July, 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Clays Printworks, Reception Popson Street
A Tour of Clays

Tuesday12th July, 6.45pm
Start: The Butter Cross
Mystery Ale Trail

Wednesday 13th July, 7pm for 7.30pm
St. Edmund’s Parish Hall
Quiz Night & Nibbles

Thursday 14th July, 4pm - 8pm
Fisher Theatre
Bungay Means Business &
Bungay Camera Club Exhibition

Friday 15th & Friday 22nd July, 3pm-5pm
Bungay Community Centre
Three Rivers Talking Newspaper

Friday 15th July. 7pm for 7.30pm
Marquee, The Old Grammar School Field
The Town Reeve’s Ball

Saturday 16th July - Sunday 17th, 10am - 4pm
Town centre gardens
Black Dog Arts’ Garden Art Trail

Saturday 16th July Picnic: 11am - 1.30pm
Teddy Zip: 1.30pm - 3pm
Castle Hills & St. Mary’s Church
Teddy Bears Picnic & Teddy Bears Zip

Saturday 16th July, 11am/7pm
Emmanuel Church Hall
The Windborne Singers

Saturday 16th July, 7.30pm
St Mary’s Church
NSPCC Mozart Concert

Sunday 17th July, 2.30pm - 4.30pm
St Mary’s Church
Tower Tours

Monday 18th July, 6.30pm for 7pm
Marquee, Old Grammar School Field
Happy Monday Marquee Meal

Wednesday 20th July, 7pm
Bungay Castle
Circle 67 presents:
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Thursday 21st July, 2.30pm - 4.30pm
St Mary’s Church
Tower Tours

Saturday 23rd - Sunday 24th July 10am - 4pm
River Waveney Trust Centre, Old Harleston Rd,Earsham
Activity Weekend & Big Fun Day

Sunday 24th July, 10am
Butter Cross
Godric Way Cycle Ride

Sunday 24th July, Midday
The Castle
Festival Closing Ceremony followed by
Split your Sides Morris Dancing

Saturday 30th July, 7.30pm
Earsham Hall
Clare Teal

Sunday 31st July, 9.30am - 4pm
Earsham Street, The Butter Cross, St. Mary’s Church
Castle Meadow
Art and Antiques Fair/Affordable Art Fair

August

Friday 12th August - Sunday 4th September
River Waveney Centre, Old Harleston Rd, Earsham
River Waveney Scultpure Trail

September

Saturday 27th - Sunday 28th September
Maltings Pavilion, Pirnhow Street
*Bungay Beer Festival 5pm Sat
*August Fair 1pm Sun
*Bungay CC Presidents Match

Friday 23rd September at 7.30pm
Munnings Exhibition Preview & Talk from Martin Bell (yes, the one in the white suit!)

Saturday 24th September - Saturday October 1st, 10am - 4pm
Munnings Exhibition

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Christmas Market

Xmas lights switch on

Bungay Chamber of Trade open meeting

6.30pm

Venue for 15th December at The Art Trading Compan, 55 Earsham St, NR35 1AF

Bungay Chamber of Trade open meeting

These are on the second Tuesday of each month at 6.30pm.

Venue for 12th January TBA

Street Markets in 2015

The local business association ( Chamber of Trade) arrange three main Sunday Street markets each year,the dates for these in 2015  are as follows

The Garden Market   Sunday 17th May

The Antiques and Collectors Market   Sunday 12th July

The Christmas Market   Sunday 6th December

Watch this space for details of other events which will take place this year

Latest NEWS
Latest NEWS
A new committee for business association

A new committe was elected at the Bungay Chamber of Trade AGM on Thursday 5th March. 

Simon Thompson of Giddens & Thompson greengrocer in Earsham Street is the new Chair with Didy Ward of Mothcraft in Upper Olland Street as deputy. The secretary is John Putman local architect and the treasurer is Kathryn Henderson of Waveney Bookkeeping.

The new committee,all experienced business people, are wished great success as they continue to take the association forward.

BUNGAY GETS BOOST FROM FREE PARKING

Figures show that the use of Bungay town centre car parks has more than doubled on average during the summer months since Waveney District Council started a ‘First Hour Free’ trial for Bungay. In their recent submission to the Council, Bungay Chamber of Trade welcomes the trial as being clearly successful, giving positive responses from shoppers and increased footfall in the town, and urges that the free hour parking continues for the future.

Following the ‘Portas Report’ on the future of high streets, Waveney Business Forum commissioned a study in 2012 on the retail performance of the Waveney Market Town Centres. Amongst the findings of the study was that a high proportion of customers and businesses saw the price of car parking as a barrier to shopping in town centres. Bungay Chamber of Trade worked together with Waveney District Council to get the ‘First Hour Free’ trial up and running in October 2012. Results over the last two years show the benefits that can be achieved through taking a flexible approach to car park charges.

Comparing May to September 2012 before the trial, use of the town centre car parks went up by around 39,000 extra tickets issued over the same five months period in 2013 – and the trial shows that this big increase has continued in 2014. Last year’s Christmas trading period, supported by the first hour free, saw an additional 12,000 tickets issued in the car parks. This is an amazing result and is good news for Bungay.  


Moth Crafts

A new shop has opened at 16, Upper Olland Street in Bungay 

 Moth Crafts (Moving On To Handmade) sells  ranges of unique items handcrafted individually  by twenty or more local artists and handcrafters who rent space in  the shop to display and sell their work. 

Works by local artists,carvers, turners,sculptors,ceramicists, glassworkers,,jewellers,stitchers, knitters, soapmakers,chocolate,fudge and jam makers all beautifully displayed provide a wonderful assortment of unique gift and homewares . 

The shop  run by Didy Ward, jewellery maker and Dorcas Franklyn-Bray, ceramicist,  both experienced, successful handcrafters adds yet another good reason to visit and shop in Bungay Town where  individuality and speciality are bywords.

New Shop in Earsham Street

A new lifestyle shop is now open in  Earsham Street!  Called Mouse design, it  offers ranges of unique, contemporary designs for everyday life. The owner Michele Holland, herself a graduate in art and interior design, chooses one off exclusive designs tapping into the exciting, modern work of newly qualified designers. As well as offering hand made ceramics and textiles and distinctive furniture Michele undertakes bespoke lighting commissions and sells a range of chalk paint .

Mouse designs will complement the delightful range of "lifestyle" shops already  in Bungay such as Bell`s, School Farm Antiques, the Red Shed,  among many others making Bungay a must visit town when planning interiors with individuality.

New Pizza Restaurant

Suffolk Stonehouse an exciting new pizza restaurant has opened in St Mary`s Street. Run by Mark and Tanya the owners of Castle Inn in Earsham Street the Pizzas are hand made using local ingredients.

Defibrillator for Bungay Town centre

A Charity Auction and Bargain Hunt style treasure hunt together with a generous donation by the Town Reeve Michael Davies succeeded in raising funds towards the purchase of a defibrillator which will be sited in the town centre and be available for use in cases of emergency.

The Bungay and District Chamber of Trade who were responsible for organising the events at their recent Antiques Street Market are looking forward to reaching the target required to provide this wonderful piece of modern technology ,which could well help save lives, for the people of Bungay.

The popular, annual Antiques market, despite a terrible weather forecast was a great success and enjoyed by visitors and stall holders, even the one and only torrential downpour of the day, which had saved itself almost to the last, brought peals of laughter from some quarters!

Although there were fewer visitors than in previous years at around 7,000, many stallholders reported better sales even best ever sales! This may well be due to there being more space to view products and greater chance of  a proper contact between buyer and seller. Whatever the reason the Bungay Antiques Market retains its reputation as a much enjoyed event on the  calendar.

Congratulations and many thanks are due to the organisers especially John Pestell  event organiser and Ken Skipper of Cork Bricks Gallery, also to Chris Aldrich who loaned the equipment to show and advertise the new online Business Directory www.mybungay.co.uk. 

Photo taken by Andrew Atterwill

New Business Directory

The recent launch of a new online Business Directory by Bungay`s business association has generated a lot of interest among the business community with several already signed up for the enhanced listing option to advertise their business. It is hoped that with over two hundred categorised business entries, people will be able to search and quickly find what they need whether it be a specific service, a certain type of shop, somewhere to eat,entertainment or a place to stay.

The Bungay business community will benefit not only from an increase in trade but also by demonstrating that it is working collectively to offer customers a comprehensive service, will attract a larger, discerning public assured in the knowledge that they can expect good choice, good service and a friendly welcome, www.mybungay.co.uk  is a great way to go forward.