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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Get on the pig trail

By now most people will be aware of the pigs that have taken to Ipswich’s streets this summer. This weekend why not take the opportunity to get acquainted with them. The Pigs Gone Wild interactive art trail is the must-see free attraction of the summer. Pigs Gone Wild is the biggest art spectacular that Suffolk

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A Bubbly Event

St Elizabeth Hospice is bringing a brand new family event to Suffolk this August Bank Holiday, and it’s already proving to be very popular with more than 1,100 people signed up to take part! Bubble Rush is a fun-filled, foamy event that will see people of all ages getting covered in colourful bubbles in aid

Fulham Way – Family Fun Day

The 4th Annual Fulham Way Funday takes place on Sunday 28th August. The event raises money for St Elizabeth Hospice, St Helena Hospice & East Anglian Air Ambulance. There is always plenty to do with bouncy castles, games, lucky dip, face painting & balloon modelling. Plus loads of great prizes in the raffle & auction

Funding boost for People’s Garden

ActivLives has received £19,990.00 thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery. The funding boost from Postcode Local Trust will enable ActivLives People’s Community Garden to create a wild learning project at ActivLives’ community garden. ‘Nature on Your Doorstep’ project will involve garden volunteers of all ages and abilities, including local families, school groups, young people

Ipswich students warned over licence for iPlayer

The start of the academic year will bring many changes for students in Ipswich, including, for the first time, the need to buy a TV Licence to download or watch BBC programmes on demand. A change in the law means as of 1st September 2016, a licence will be needed to download or watch BBC

Witches v Bears CANCELLED

The ‘Tru7.com’ Witches long trip to Redcar tonight – Thursday 25th August has been cancelled due to a waterlogged track and with more bad weather forecast in the area later today. A new date for the fixture will be announced soon.


Step back in time at The Middy

The Mid Suffolk Light Railway is open every Sunday and Bank Holiday until 29th August and promises a great day out for all the family with rides in genuine Victorian four-wheel carriages, the Middy Museum, souvenir shop, tea room and real ale bar, all open from 11am until 5pm. There’s a special event this Bank

Come and tickle a piglet this bank holiday

Throughout the summer there is always so much to do at Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm, including exploring the lair of the Giant Woozle Snark. Situated in the beautiful Suffolk countryside, on the banks of the River Gipping, the farm is a delight for animal and countryside lovers alike. During spring, regulars to the farm

Great British High St competition

There’s now just over two weeks left to enter the Great British High Street competition 2016, including a special award for Best Coastal Community High Street. Suffolk Coastal has some of Britain’s most vibrant and distinctive town centres and the District Council is reminding traders and communities of the chance for their centre to be

Drivers warned to watch speed

Police in Suffolk are targeting speeding drivers as part of a week-long enforcement campaign. Officers will be speaking with drivers during the campaign; aiming to highlight dangers of speeding and the consequences that driving above the limit can have through education and enforcement. The Europe-wide campaign, co-ordinated by TISPOL, the European Traffic Police Network, begins


Last chance to see The Tempest

Theatre in the Forest has become a permanent fixture for the summer Ipswich arts scene and if you haven’t seen it yet then you need to hurry as this weekend is your last chance. The Tempest will be at Jimmy’s Farm until Sunday 28th August. To book your tickets visit www.redrosechain.com or telephone the Box

10cc coming to the Apex

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of their seminal album Sheet Music – which included Top 10 hit The Wall Street Shuffle – 10cc will embark on a 26-date theatre tour, that includes Bury St Edmunds’ Apex in October. Led by 10cc co-founder Graham Gouldman, the band will perform two sets at each concert, the first half

Review: Wind in the Willows

Featuring the adventures of Toad, Rat, Mole and Badger, the Wind in the Willows has been delighting children for decades. The latest in the Made in Colchester series brings the book written by Kenneth Grahame to life on stage in a delightful way, inspiring a whole new generation of young theatregoers. A simple set sees

Review: The Bletchley Girls

Bletchley Park became famous for intercepting German communications during the Second World War. The top-secret site was staffed predominantly by young women who worked day and night listening to the enemy and deciphering their messages. The Bletchley Girls, now in their nineties, have incredible tales to tell about their time during the war and the

Great day for car enthusiasts

The annual Festival of Classic and Sports Cars will take place at Helmingham Hall near Stowmarket on Sunday, 7th August 2016. Held in association with the Suffolk Vehicle Enthusiast’s Club (SVEC), this year’s event is the biggest yet and will showcase over 800 cars representing the last 100 years of motoring history.  It will also