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20th July 2018

Review: Polstead – Eastern Angles

An extremely talented all female cast brings the story of Maria Marten and the true story of her murder in the Red Barn to life in Eastern Angles latest offering – Polstead. The Murder in the Red Barn is one of those tales that is fixed in the history of Suffolk. A young woman killed


Red Rose Chain present Much Ado About Nothing

It’s almost that time again! The highlight of the summer when the fantastic Red Rose Chain theatre company return to bring you Theatre in the Forest! And this year is going to be incredible as they take on Shakespeare’s most madcap comedy, Much Ado About Nothing amongst the trees at Jimmy’s Farm. Not only is

Brass on the Grass 2018

For over 14 years the Friends of Christchurch Park have brought the summer tradition of free Sunday afternoon band concerts to Christchurch Park.  The concerts are held on the beautiful Upper Arboretum lawn at the Park’s ‘bandstand’, the Arts and Crafts shelter, near the Henley Road entrance.    Everyone is welcome to come along, maybe to

Another weekend of summer fun!

The great Ipswich summer continues this weekend with two fabulous FREE events at Ipswich’s Christchurch Park: Global Rhythm and the Indian Mela. On Saturday (7th July) get ready to travel the globe for a colourful celebration of worldwide music and culture – yes Global Rhythm is back. Between 1pm and 7pm, enjoy live music, art

Splash-tastic at Alton Water

Summer fun in Suffolk just got bigger and wetter, with the launch of a brand-new inflatable Aqua Park at Alton Water near Ipswich. Launching on Saturday 7th July 2018, Aqua Park Suffolk measures more than 8000 square meters and features a staggering 72 obstacles, set to make it the largest Aqua Park to splash down

Review: James Blunt, Newmarket Nights

James Blunt’s third show at Newmarket, The Afterlove Tour, was tremendous fun, humorous and wildly energetic. The iconic venue hosts a range of artists and arriving at the Premier Enclosure, felt a little different to other concerts, with Race goers dressing up for the occasion, and that’s exactly what it was, an occasion to be

July at Stonham Barns

Summer has arrived and at Stonham Barns during July there is lots to do for the whole family. There is the History Alive on Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July with thrilling combat displays, living history encampments from Viking warriors to American settlers. Re-enactment groups and demonstrations, periodic music and entertainment, craft stalls, fun

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Sidegate Primary celebrates the Arts

Ipswich-based Sidegate Primary School, which is part of the Active Learning Trust, hosted its third annual Arts Festival last week. Sidegate Primary School has embedded arts across their curriculum. The Arts Festival champions and raises awareness of the importance of learning through art as part of a well-rounded education. The Mayor of Ipswich attended the

FREE summer sport for Ipswich youngsters

More than 20,000 children in Ipswich can apply for a FREE summer iCard to allow them to enjoy a range of sporting activities over the long school holiday. The pledge to ensure that youngsters in the town have more to do was made by Borough Council Leader David Ellesmere at a community meeting in south-east

Employment Opportunity

Fizzwig Designs, the publishers of Ipswich24 Magazine, currently have a vacancy for a SALES APPRENTICE DO YOU WANT TO EARN AS YOU LEARN? Fizzwig Designs Ltd (the publishers of Ipswich24 Magazine) are looking to recruit an enthusiastic indvidual to join their expanding sales team. The role on offer is an apprenticeship in sales and the

Charity walk for Deafblind Week

Staff, volunteers, families and friends at a charity shop in Whitton, Ipswich, were joined by members of the public, for an accessible walk last Friday (29th June), to help raise awareness of the needs of people with complex disabilities. Organised by the national disability charity, Sense, the walk was one of ten taking place across

Elmer’s Herd is growing

Schools and youth groups are being invited to get a free young Elmer sculpture and join Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk, coming to Ipswich next summer. The campaign, run by St Elizabeth Hospice, will see fifty large Elmer sculptures displayed around Ipswich town centre and waterfront, with 100 ‘young Elmers’ joining the parade too, all in

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Grundisburgh Village Show

One of the last remaining traditional village shows centred around a grand marquee, with entertainment including tug-a-war, duck herding, and car boot sale. Masses of stalls, vintage cars, big band, children’s games, tea tent and bar. With prizes to be won in over 130 classes —from children’s only classes, flower-arranging, to baking and preserve-making, a

M.E.A.L. – a great day out for all!

The Museum of East Anglian Life is located in the heart of Stowmarket, Suffolk and features 75 acres of stunning Suffolk Countryside, historic buildings, animals and lots for families to see and do, it is the largest independent museum in Suffolk. With a packed programme of Summer Activities, families can take part in drop in

Take to the water with a Dragon Boat

Charities are set to a receive fundraising boost from the East Anglian Dragon Boat Festival this August. The eagerly anticipated East Anglian Dragon Boat Festival is a great opportunity for local companies, organisations and clubs to get teams together and do battle on the waters of Oulton Broad, Lowestoft. Although there can only be one

Stowmarket’s 22nd Beer & Brewing Fest

The Museum of East Anglian Life is back with the 22nd Festival of Beer and Brewing from Thursday 5th ­– Saturday 7th July 2018. Excitement is brewing for Stowmarket’s favourite event, set within the Museum’s stunning 13th Century barn. The fun and friendly atmosphere attracts visitors from all over East Anglia every year, celebrating the

Signing in at the Owl Barn

The Suffolk Owl Sanctuary’s beautiful owls, other birds of prey and pretty grounds have become a favourite destination for a huge diversity of visitors. Children, students, parents, teenagers and the elderly all find elements of the centre appealing. The sanctuary is constantly striving to ensure that all areas of the site are interesting and accessible

EAST Sails into Lottery Awards finals

Disabled sailing charity, EAST (East Anglian Sailing Trust), is riding on the crest of a wave and is appealing for votes after reaching the finals of the National Lottery Awards – the annual search for the UK’s favourite National Lottery-funded projects. EAST is competing in the Best Sport Project category. The project beat off stiff

Paddington Bear Coins

The Royal Mint has revealed two new commemorative coins to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Paddington Bear’s first adventure in A Bear Called Paddington. This launch is just the start of a series of exciting adventures for Britain’s favourite bear with the Royal Mint. Paddington fans can follow his journey at www.royalmint.com/paddington and #AllChangeAtPaddington. First

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