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Picnic Time!

by | Jul 29, 2023 | Community, News, The Coddenham Centre

Coddenham Picnic event

There is no fete this year, so all the Coddenham organisations have got together with the Coddenham Centre to invite everyone, far and wide to a PICNIC on the 2nd September from 12 – 4pm.

There will be free entertainment and a pop up bar selling local ales, bottled beer, cider, wines and soft drinks. Teas & Coffee will also be available. cash or card. There will also be a raffle for some great prizes. Just bring yourselves and a PICNIC. Some seating will be available, but you are welcome to bring a chair or blanket to enjoy the afternoon. Marquees will be available if the weather is unkind!

Performing on the day will be the RAEDWALD BRASS ENSEMBLE,
A group of local brass musicians, flexible in both instrumentation and numbers with a wide ranging repertoire. The players (including Coddenham resident Ian Burton) perform regularly in other bands and orchestras but for the past year have been rehearsing monthly as a group after their inaugural concert in Coddenham Church.  Recent performances include the Kings Coronation weekend at Hatcheston and Hadleigh Open Gardens.

BUZZ  – Bee-rilliant Adventure!
Join Billy Bumble as he shrinks down to bee-size and learns about the troubles that they face. Featuring spell-binding puppetry and a giant honeycomb set, join us for a whirlwind ride, avoiding grumpy Mr Fred and the gaping jaws of Shredder the dog! Buzz finishes with the audience being given wildflower seeds, to plant and help our black and yellow friends to flourish.  Created by award-winning puppetry and theatre company, Smoking Apples. Kindly sponsored by the Gardemau Trusts and Creative Arts East.

This stunning singer/songwriter has stunned audiences at local events including Coddenham Centres Brunches. Her voice and songs are a fantastic attraction. There will be opportunities to buy her CD’s..

In addition, the Coddenham History Club will be again displaying their exhibition of The Coddenham Shop – 100 Years of Heritage in The Coddenham Centre,

Coddenham knows how to work together, support each other and have fun, so wherever you are, do join us for an enjoyable afternoon! If you have a  transport problems, send a message to and we’;ll see if we can help.

The Coddenham Community Response Group



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