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About Sudbury on Show

Founded by the late, great Andrew Phillips, OBE - Sudbury on Show is a biennial celebration of the many community organisations that make our town unique. Passionate local people, from all walks of life, generously donate their time to running a range of vital community organisations - from gardening groups, sports clubs, community cafes, keep fit classes, to local history & heritage associations.

Sudbury on Show 2024
Saturday 23rd March | 10am - 3pm
at Sudbury Arts Centre,Market Hill, CO10 2EA

Read Sudbury on Show 2024 
Press Release
"A special year for Sudbury on Show as event founder Andrew Phillips OBE is remembered"

We're excited to be partnering with the team at Sudbury Arts Centre to bring this years Sudbury on Show to this beautiful venue, who re-opened their doors in autumn last year. The event will be open to the public 10am - 3pm on Saturday 23 March.

At Sudbury on Show you'll have the opportunity to meet a host of local charities, voluntary groups, sports and arts clubs and organisations who are based in and around Sudbury.
Whether you're looking to become a member of a local club that shares your interests or you have some time to spare to support a local charity - this is the event to find your new challenge for 2024!

Thank you to all the local organisations who responded to our call for exhibitors at this years event - meet our exhibitors below:

All are welcome to join us on the day, need a reminder? Join our Facebook event:
Prior to Sudbury on Show 2024 opening to the public, together with The Mayor of Sudbury, Olly Phillips and Sam Thornton, Chair of The Sudbury Society we unveiled the Andrew Phillips Memorial Plaque which sits proudly on the beautiful facade of Sudbury Library (formerly The Corn Exchange). 

Andrew Phillips was instrumental in saving the Corn Exchange from demolition and its subsequent conversion into the library. Just one of many local projects to ensure Sudbury's heritage is preserved whilst never resisting change for the betterment of our town.  Sudbury owes a debt of gratitude to the work of this great man - he has left an indelible mark on Sudbury.

Read an article by Anne Grimshaw on the campaign to save The Corn Exchange and founding of The Sudbury Society.
"We live in challenging times! Driven by the assumption that ‘bigger is better’ the overlooked reality is that contentment and fulfilment mostly depend on a sense of belonging and a communal life rich in relationships, otherwise people tend to feel lonely – even anonymous’.

‘Sudbury on Show' is a chance for us all to celebrate the many great things still going on in our wonderful town and district. Above all we hope it encourages people to get involved and so contribute to our general wellbeing"

Andrew Phillips, OBE

(1939 - 2023)
Sudbury on Show Founder


Meet The Sudbury on Show 2024 exhibitors!

A Rocha UK (Foxearth Meadows)

AFC Sudbury

Babergh (South Suffolk) Liberal Democrats

Babergh Oddfellows

Churches Together in Sudbury and District

Compassion Domestic Abuse Charity

Cycle Club Sudbury

Eden's Project

Essex & South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership

Friendship Dancers

Gainsborough's House

Good News for Everyone

GoStart Community Transport

Home Start in Suffolk

Hospice Neighbours - St Nicholas Hospice Care


Kendall Counselling

Kernos Centre



Quay School of Dance

Quay Theatre

River Stour Trust

St John's Methodist Church

Stour Valley Singers

Sudbury & South Suffolk Citizens Advice 

Sudbury and District Royal British Legion

Sudbury Choral Society

Sudbury Common Lands Charity

Sudbury Community Depot 

Sudbury Community Wardens

Sudbury and District Cricket Club

Sudbury District Group Suffolk Family History Society

Sudbury Dramatic Society

Sudbury Freemasons Lodges

Sudbury Gainsborough WI

Sudbury History Society

Sudbury in Bloom

Sudbury Library - part of Suffolk Libraries

Sudbury Model Railway Club

Sudbury Museum Trust

Sudbury Newstalk

Sudbury Sporting Memories 

Sudbury Team Defib

Sudbury u3a

The Bridge Project

The Christopher Centre

The Rotary Club of Sudbury

The Salvation Army

The Sudbury Society


Unity Croquet Club (Sudbury) Ltd

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust


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