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24th March 2018

Calling all local artists

The Lions Club of Ipswich will again be hosting their annual Art Show at the beautiful Tithe Barn in Sproughton, near Ipswich this May and the club is now taking entries from local artists who wish to exhibit their work at the event. Artists can show up to six pieces of their work, which must


More than 200 offences detected after police operation

Police in Suffolk have issued over 200 Traffic Offence Reports (TORs) after targeting drivers of heavy goods vehicles as part of an operation. As part of Operation Wyken, police were provided with a HGV cab from Orwell Trucks, which allowed officers to carry out patrols on the A14, A12 and A11 targeting motorists including lorry

Felixstowe launch 2018 season

Over 80 tourism-related businesses, organisations and individuals from Felixstowe joined together on Thursday 22nd March at the seafront Copas Bar (Manning’s Amusements) to officially launch the new 2018 tourism season in the seaside town. Held as part of English Tourism Week (17th to 25th March), representatives from attractions, accommodation providers, shops and event organisers were

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Star-studded cast bring top musical to Regent

Son of a Preacher Man is coming to the Regent Theatre in Ipswich early next month and it promises to be a star-studded week of performances. Michelle Gayle (“Wolfblood”, “EastEnders” and “Beauty & the Beast”) and Alice Barlow (“Hollyoaks” and “Drifters”) are both taking part in the musical, which is directed and choreographed by Strictly

Dance Event Rescheduled: The Enormous Room

The Enormous Room from Stopgap Dance Company has been rescheduled for Friday 20th April. The performance should have taken place at DanceEast in February but was cancelled after the Company had their van and equipment stolen! Featuring David Toole, whose achievements and skills as a disabled performer have been widely influential, plus newcomer Hannah Sampson

Our European Friends

You might have heard them at the ice-cream van, or in your favourite tapas bar, or even from the terraces at the Rugby World Cup – some tunes from Europe that have become familiar here as pizza and baguettes.   St Peters Band plays a selection of these at their concert in St Peters by the

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Who’s Bad

With a formidable reputation as the world’s longest running and most popular tribute to the King of Pop, Who’s Bad’s power-packed tribute to Michael Jackson has ignited crowds on every continent and can only be described as a jaw-dropping, musical must –see. The only tribute to pre-date his untimely passing, Who’s Bad has sold out

Beautiful – DanceEast

Sally Marie’s Sweetshop Revolution will make a welcome return to DanceEast with new dance theatre production BEAUTiFUL following a sell-out performance of I Loved You and I Loved You in 2016. With five female dancers, BEAUTiFUL explores love and sexuality from the point of view of women; what is fantasised about, desired and permissible within

Hollyoaks actor to star in Rope at New Wolsey

Casting has been announced for the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich production of Patrick Hamilton’s gripping thriller, Rope. Hollyoaks and Emmerdale actor James Sutton will star as Charles Granillo in this chilling play. He is best-known for playing John Paul McQueen in Hollyoaks – a role he was thrice nominated for a

Top opera set for Ipswich

Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra. The award winning producer Ellen Kent returns to Ipswich in the Spring after her recent critically-acclaimed tours of Nabucco, Aida and La Boheme, with one of the world’s most popular operas, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. Introducing the celebrated

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