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24th August 2019

Ed Sheeran Exhibition opens

A unique exhibition on the life of Ed Sheeran has opened this week in Ipswich to coincide with the Suffolk singer-songwriter playing four “coming home” concerts in the tow this August Bank Holiday weekend. The nine-month exhibition is entitled “Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk” and features portraits by renowned artist Colin Davidson, photography by Mark

Ipswich News

Ipswich Heritage Open Days 2019

The Ipswich Society is co-ordinating the Heritage Open Days event in Ipswich again on behalf of the town and the participants. The buildings listed, many of which are not normally open to the public, represent seven centuries of our town’s history. There are more than 35 buildings open in 2019, along with free guided walks

Suffolk Residents Settle the Nation’s Cream Tea Debate

Residents in Suffolk have settled the nation’s long-standing debate on how to enjoy a perfect cream tea and whether jam or cream should be spread onto a scone first. During Afternoon Tea Week, more than 300 locals participated in Stokes Sauces’ poll on Facebook and Twitter, which revealed that the ‘Suffolk way’ to enjoy a

Warning about buying and selling online

Police are warning social media users to be vigilant buying/selling online Suffolk Police are warning social media users to be vigilant when buying and selling items online. The advice comes after police were called following an incident in Mildenhall where a car was reportedly damaged by two unknown men posing as potential buyers. At some

Crafting at Sailmakers

A crafty preview of things to come is on at a busy Ipswich shopping centre this weekend as local crafters stage a mini-market. It’s all part of a two-day free event at Sailmakers Shopping Centre where stalls selling locally-made pottery, home-sewn goods, book crafts, photographs and prints, jewellery and glass and wooden gifts will combine

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News

Kitchen company help Bus Shelter

Local firm Connells Kitchens, Bathrooms & Bedrooms Ltd have decided to give something back to the local community by taking part in a 5K inflatable obstacle course on the 7th September 2019. They have decided to raise much needed fund for The Bus Shelter Ipswich. The Bus Shelter Ipswich is a not for interest community

A new Hero for Elmer Trail

A new treat for Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk has been unveiled, and it’s the 56th sculpture, welcome ‘Emergency Elmer’, Hero! Hero has been designed and painted by experienced trail artist, Mik Richardson, who has already produced Elmer Armstrong and Castle on the Hill for the parade. Hero represents our real life super heroes—the emergency services.

Extra Trains for Ed Sheeran Concerts

Greater Anglia is running extra and longer trains and on the mainline to and from Ipswich to help people travel to Ipswich for Ed Sheeran’s concerts at Chantry Park in Ipswich later this month. From Friday 23 August to Monday 26 August, additional trains will run, and the last train times have been revised to

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Entertainment

WIN: Tickets to see The Three Degrees

Ipswich24 are offering you the chance to get into the draw to win a pair of tickets to see The Three Degrees at the Spa Pavillion, Felixstowe. This American, female, vocal group, was formed in 1963 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The group has remained a trio with two original members since Sheila Ferguson left many moons

Review: Romeo & Juliet

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet takes on a whole new lease of life this summer as Red Rose Chain make the romantic classic the focus of their attention for this years Theatre in the Forest. Again Joanna Carrick has sprinkled her creative fairy dust on another of Shakespeare’s original texts, and the result is something rather

Flower Show & Fete

Flower Show & Fete On Saturday 3rd August Burstall will be holding it’s Annual Flower Show and Fete. The format of the show has hardly changed since the 1950s although bowling for the pig and the smell from the goats have gone! What is still to be enjoyed are the displays of garden produce, baking,

Classic Motors at Helmingham Hall this Sunday

Come and join in the fun on Sunday 4th August at Helmingham Hall Gardens for one of the largest displays of classic and sports cars in East Anglia, making a wonderful day out not just for the car enthusiast but the whole family. With over 900 vehicles taking part representing the last 10 decades of

Win: Festival Survival Kit

Festival season is upon us, and this summer Veygo want you to be extra prepared by giving you the opportunity to win a £30 festival survival kit! As fun as festivals can be, we all know that they can get a bit messy. Thus, Veygo have put together a survival kit in order to make

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