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Saturday 18 June: SOLSTICE CELEBRATION WITH LIVE MUSIC FROM RUM OL' BUOYS AND A GIRL - our favourite way to celebrate! We have been seeing in each new season this way for 10 years - come and enjoy the beautiful music, sing along and maybe have a dance. Let's celebrate summer!

Tuesday 21 June: RENDHAM MUMMERS PERFORMANCE IN THE GARDEN Help the Rendham Mummers celebrate the Summer Solstice at the Sweffling White Horse on June 21st and on July 23rd at the park in Rendham.  Both performances begin at 7.30 pm - be there early. Their latest offering, The Armada Reaches Rendhamis set in the year 1588 and Drake has won the Queen a great victory. To celebrate he has organised a trip to Rendham. Unbeknown to all, a Spanish warship goes aground off Dunwich and four Spanish sailors make it to shore where they rendezvous with the traitorous Sir William of Bruisyard. As the Queen dances with the villagers the Catholic plotters draw near. Will they succeed where the Armada failed? There is only one way to find out, come and join us for some riotous fun and help celebrate the year’s longest day. There will be a cash collection taken at both performances for two local charities: the IP17 foodbank and Suffolk Accident Rescue Service.

Wednesday 22 June: MORRIS DANCING - with Barley Brigg and Pretty Grim. More info TBA very soon

Sunday 26 June: LIVE MUSIC - we will have the wonderful band Silbury Hill back with us for some lovely folk music

Thursday 30 June: LIVE MUSIC - from Drew Young, Kelly Bayfield and David Booth. We are fortunate enough to have this lovely bunch as a warm-up gig for Maverick Festival. There will be a voluntary entry fee - suggested donation of £5 per person - so we can pay the band a fee. More info TBA

Sunday 3 July: CIRCULAR WALK - we meet on the first Sunday of every month to do a circular walk around the footpaths, fields and woodlands nearby, then back to the pub for a beer afterwards. We usually walk around 4-5 miles, all welcome including children and dogs. Back at the pub, we pass around a hat to raise funds for The Brain Tumour Charity in memory of Mat Bayfield who started the walks.

Saturday 9 July: LIVE MUSIC - John Forrester & Linze Maesterosa. John Forrester sings songs of travel, adventure, lust, discovery, friendship, love & weather. A fine performer with an easy relaxed delivery, a warm openhearted voice, an unshowy guitar style and an infectious personality. Linze Maesterosa is a multi instrumentalist and composer who accompanies these songs with flute & vocals

Thursday 21 July: COMMUNITY SUPPER - an opportunity to meet and share food with other local residents. To book a space please email Peter at peterm491961@gmail.com

Wednesday 17 August: BUSKING WITH LADY J - She's back for another magical night at Sweffling - expect the usual eclectic acts and warm welcome! Music, spoken word, comedy - all welcome! COME JOIN OUR OPEN MIC PAAARTY!!! This one will be outdoors (weather depending) in our beer garden

Friday 19 August: FOLK EAST FESTIVAL - have you got your tickets yet??


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Fancy playing a tune or two in the pub?

We have a lovely piano (in tune!) and a guitar in the pub - if you fancy playing a tune at a time when we have no other live music please feel free. Entertaining the rabble will usually earn you some free drinks!!

Got a live act you think will go down well?

We do also book paid acts in the pub - although our pub is very small so our fee is too, and we only have room for 3 band members maximum. Acoustic (unplugged) acts only. To enquire about performing please email swefflingwhitehorse@hotmail.com