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Jubilant! Mini Youth Arts & Culture Festival 2022- Monday 4 – Sunday 17 July

Jubilant! is a FREE two-week mini festival taking place in Stowmarket and celebrating the creativity of local school children and young people. Over the summer term a specially commissioned team of talented artists has been working with students from nine local schools to build their own exciting creative project. Now’s your chance to find out what they’ve been up to and celebrate their amazing achievements.

All the Jubilant! creations are unique.  They include one-off performances, exhibitions and short films and each will be on display at a cultural venue in Stowmarket town centre.

Please note – dates and times for the events will vary throughout the Festival fortnight.  To plan your visit, check out the information below & contact participating venues for more information & opening times.


What’s on Where & When


Singing in Stowmarket – Bacton Primary – Live performance – Singing for Stowmarket – A mini musical of majesty, mutts and mayhem.

@ Regal Cinema Thursday 7 July @ 10.00am

Led by Andi Hopgood – Musician

For further details: www.regalstowmarket.co.uk

Tel. 01449 612825


Creating Dance – Mendlesham Primary + Fantastic Drumming – Freeman Primary – Joint live performance – Samba drumming and promenading movement coming together in a joyful celebration of music and dance.

@ John Peel Centre – Friday 15 July @ 11.00am

Led by Karen Louise Dance & WeDrum

To reserve your free ticket please contact John Peel Centre.


Tel. 01449 774 67


Reimagining Milton Meadow – Stowupland High – Exhibition – learning to look differently at what’s around us to determine what could be.

@ Red Gables – from Thursday 7 – Sunday 17 July

Led by Les Bicknell – Visual Artist

For further details & opening times: www.redgables.org.uk

Tel. 01449 673947


Food & Farming – Abbot’s Hall Primary – Live installation event & exhibition –

Exploring the power of bread and the journey it takes to reach our hands.

@ The Food Museum – Installation Monday 11 July followed by exhibition until 17 July

Led by Lindsay Wright – Chef, Baker & Miller

For further details & opening times: www.foodmuseum.org.uk

01449 612229


Mural Making – Wood Ley Primary –

Exhibition – Taking a walk with sketch books and capturing the sights of Stowmarket in one giant display.

@ Fox Yard Studios – from Saturday 9 – Sunday 17 July

Led by Verity Slade – Illustrator & designer

For further details & opening times: www.foxyardstudio.co.uk


Finding Superheroes with Olive AP Academy –

Exhibition – Costumes, masks and canvases fit for Stowmarket’s very own Superheroes!

Aspire Black Suffolk & Marvel Studios @ The Food Museum – from Friday 15 July

Led by Nikki Goldup & Keith Hopewell/Black & White Creative – Visual Artists.

For further details & opening times: www.foodmuseum.org.uk/events/dining-with-heroes/

Tel: 01449 612229


Story Telling & Puppetry – Chilton Primary – Short Film – A shadow puppet film of cautionary tales, written and performed by year five of Chilton Primary.

@ Modece Architects, Old Fox Yard –  from Wednesday 13 to Saturday 16 – 11.00-3.00pm

Led by Becca Gibbs – Theatre Maker

For further details contact: studio@modece.com


“I AM” Exploring Identity – Stowmarket High – Short Films & Creative Writing Exhibition – 

@ Stowmarket Library – from Monday 11–Sunday 17 July

Led by Paul Press & James Heard/The Offshoot Foundation – Film Makers &

James McDermott – Writer

For further details & opening times: www.suffolklibraries.co.uk/visit/locations-and-times/stowmarket-library

Tel. 01449 700549


“I AM” Exploring Identity will be transferring to the Primadonna Festival taking place at The Food Museum from Friday 29-Sunday 31 July.

For further details: www.foodmuseum.org.uk/events/primadonna-festival/



 “Streets Alive”- 11.00am-12.00pm & 2.00-3.00pm – Stowmarket Town Centre

Come to town & meet some very tall, colourful characters! Eastern Angles combine stilt walking, puppetry & music in a special theatre parade.

More details: easternangles.co.uk/event/streets-alive


Storytelling – 12.30pm & 3.30pm – Food Museum, Stowmarket – FREE

Join East Anglian storyteller Sarah Lloyd-Winder in the willow circle for a feast of family stories sure to get tummies rumbling.  Meet at Museum entrance 10mins before start times. Each session 1 hr.

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