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26th July 2017

Be A Part of the New Wolsey Theatre’s Production of the Ladykillers!

The New Wolsey Theatre are looking for local mature ladies who are interested in playing a part for their upcoming production of The Ladykillers. Between Thursday 7 September and Saturday 30 September the New Wolsey Theatre will co-produce a new regional tour of the Classic Ealing Comedy alongside Salisbury Playhouse, Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and by


Beachcombing Experience at Felixstowe

“I can’t tell you what you’re going to find but I do know that you will find something” says Kate Osborne, founder of Beach Bonkers, which takes people beachcombing on our special Suffolk shingle beaches. “This is one of the few real treasure hunts you can still do. And even better the beach is refreshed

Rail works to affect Ipswich – Lowestoft services

Rail passengers in Suffolk are advised to check before they travel as engineering works are due to start on the Ipswich – Lowestoft line for nine days from 29 July. Network Rail is carrying out major track renewal work and, as a result, the line will be closed between Ipswich and Halesworth from Saturday 29

Own a bit of Shotley Pier

Shotley Pier is a 122 year old Victorian working pier, sited on the peninsula, bounded by two beautiful rivers, River Orwell and River Stour. The area is a designated AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and UN Ramsar Convention Wetlands with protection from over-development. The pier has been for sale for several years. However a

Nearly New & Table Top Sale

The Lions Club of Ipswich hold another of their fantastic Pre-Loved and Nearly New Table Top Sales on Saturday 29th July, at Ropes Hall, Kesgrave Conference Centre, Twelve Acre Approach, Kesgrave from 10.30am until 1.30pm. There are a few tables left at a cost just £5, so if you have items you wish to sell,

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Over 60 people fail alcohol/drug tests

280 people were breathalysed in Suffolk during the summer drink drive campaign, with 33 motorists providing positive tests. The month-long campaign, launched on Thursday 1 June, targeted drivers getting behind the wheel under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Additional patrols and roadside checks were carried out with Suffolk having an 11.8% fail rate. 89

Green showcase at Big Garden Party

Woods and all that thrive in them is the theme of ActivLives Big Garden Party on Saturday 22nd July from 11am to 3pm at the People’s Community Garden on Maidenhall Allotments, Halifax Road, Ipswich IP2 8RE. Children will be able to try their hand at archery and bushcraft, have their face painted as a woodland

Suffolk Steampunk

Put the 22nd and 23rd July in your diaries as this promises to be a spectacular weekend of steampunkery at the Long Shop Museum in Leiston. Back by popular demand, you can enter the ‘Museum of Curiosities’ for a brilliant and bustling two day brush with the bizarre and the beautiful world of steampunk, with

Woodbridge Regatta & Riverside Fair

This year’s Woodbridge Regatta & Riverside Fair takes place all along the river from The Tide Mill to the Deben Yacht Club on Sunday 16th July. The Regatta throws open its doors at noon followed shortly by Songs of Praise on the Tea Hut stage at 12.30pm with the formal opening at 1pm by the

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UK’s No 1 tribute to ABBA & Bee Gees comes to Spa

The world’s longest-running ABBA concert show is coming to town to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Swedish super group’s biggest selling hit – Dancing Queen. The song was a million-selling, number-one hit in 13 countries and it forms the climax to the international hit stage show Thank You for the Music. The production –

Folk East 2017

A unique collaboration between folk legends Peter Knight and John Spiers, seen for the first time at FolkEast 2016, will return to the fast-rising East Anglian festival this August. The three day festival at the glorious 300-acre Suffolk estate of 16th century Glemham Hall witnessed the debut performance of the pair on the Broad Roots

Panto has got talent!

Britain’s Got Talent winner George Sampson will play the title role in Ipswich’s fabulous pantomime, Jack & the Beanstalk, which takes to the stage at the Regent Theatre in December. Jack & the Beanstalk, which runs from 16th until 31st December, will be his sixth panto. George shot to fame after dancing his way to

Review: Bonnie & Clyde

Originally set in the height of the Great Depression, the Eastern Edge Theatre Company have brought the iconic tale of Bonnie and Clyde into the modern era. Incorporating technology and modern dance into the story of robbery and crime, it gives the musical a new and entertaining edge. Fun, exciting and thrilling, the audience are swept

Brass on the Grass 2017

Following last year’s record-breaking series of band concerts, the Friends of Christchurch Park are pleased to present the 2017 season of Brass on the Grass.  Four sunny Sundays last year brought out their biggest ever crowd to the beautiful surroundings of the Upper Arboretum to listen to the bands, have an ice cream, eat a

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