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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Pride and Prejudice

Following sold out successes in 2014, this highly praised and enchanting retelling of the nation’s favourite novel now embarks on its second UK tour. Pride and Prejudice is a must for all Austen fans and those looking for a fresh and surprising new piece of theatre. Over 200 years after it was first published, Joannah

Ipswich News

Team goes the Whole Hog in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice

Three recruitment consultants from Ipswich completed a seven-mile, mud-filled race, complete with 30 different gruelling obstacles on Sunday (16 October) in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice. Paul Sheldrake, Kelly Earl and Gabrielle Wright, who all work at the Pure Ipswich office, took part in the tenth annual Suffolk Whole Hog race as part of the

Students enjoy virtual reality of a windfarm

Students from across the region flocked to ScottishPower Renewables’ stand at the Suffolk Skills Show to experience what a windfarm is really like through its virtual reality headsets. The technology allowed the students to be transported from shore by boat and helicopter to visit the company’s West of Duddon Sands windfarm, off the coast of

New era for railway launched

A new era for the railway in East Anglia launched across the region this week. Abellio subisidiary company Greater Anglia is starting a new nine-year franchise to provide passenger rail services to and from London across Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire. People in East Anglia can now look forward to a £2 billion package


Last chance to enter Women on Wheels

Women on Wheels is coming to Rendlesham this Sunday 30 October – and organisers are encouraging more women and girls to get on their bikes to have some fun and raise money for the Suffolk Royal British Legion! Women on Wheels events are mass participation female only rides, raising money for local charities, that put

Sign Your Heart out for Christmas

National charity Heart Research UK is calling for choirs, schools, bands, singers and pubs up and down the country to support its Sing for your Heart campaign this winter. Research has shown that singing is good for the heart and that is why Heart Research UK has chosen this as a fun idea for people

One more fling?

The Long Shop Museum will once again mark the end of the season with a spectacular celebration of steam on Sunday 23rd October. Final Fling is an annual steam and activity day with full size and miniature engines being demonstrated in all their working glory. It runs from 11am to 4pm and highlights how the

Little Fort of Horrors: Zombie Fortress

Tickets are selling fast for the ‘URE’ (Undead Research Establishment) Open Evening at Landguard Fort in Felixstowe, Suffolk on Saturday 29 October 2016. With just over a week to go, some of the 30-minute arrival slots are already sold out. The ‘URE’ with its dedicated scientists, doctors and military personnel has been operational at the


Stunning opera – Aida – for Regent

Aida, the grandest of all Ellen Kent’s operas, returns in Autumn 2016 to the UK with a stunning new traditional production, boasting an impressive new set built by Set-Up Scenery in the UK, who also build sets for the Royal Opera Covent Garden. In Aida, the splendour of Egypt is set against the grandeur of


Circus of Horrors

The Circus of Horrors celebrates its 21st anniversary as it takes to the road with its latest incarnation “The Never-ending Nightmare”. The spectacular show features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre, brave and beautiful acts all woven into an Alice in Horrorland-type story driven by a mainly original soundscape and performed with a forked tongue firmly


Panto star Sheila is back for new Regent launch

This year’s star-studded pantomime is being launched at Ipswich’s Regent Theatre this coming week. The original launch was postponed after international soul star and Three Degrees legend Sheila Ferguson injured her knee. Fans will recall one of her biggest hits was “Take Good Care of Yourself”. And she has! Sheila is now fighting fit and

Theatre Reviews

Review: Spamalot – Company of Four

Monty Python’s “Spamalot” is a big show…. it incorporates much of the storyline of the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail along with loads of songs written especially for the stage show. In essence for Monty Python fans it is classic Python and also a great introduction to Python for newbies too. It was

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