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5th December 2019

Santa is coming to Landguard Fort

Father Christmas, or Santa as many know him, has found out there are many good boys and girls in Suffolk, and he has asked Landguard Fort in Felixstowe if he can come and see them before he brings their presents on Christmas morning. We have agreed that Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 December would be

Ipswich News

Come meet Santa at Suffolk Punch Trust

Come and meet Santa in the stables at The Suffolk Punch Trust on Friday 13th, Saturday 14th or Sunday 15th December. As well as meeting Santa in his farmyard grotto visitors young and old will be able to meet the animals up close in the Christmas Farmyard. To keep children amused there will also be

Pop-up choir concert celebrates Paul Simon songs

As if by magic, a Suffolk choirmaster has created a choir from scratch in just six rehearsals to celebrate the songwriting career of Paul Simon. Chris Rowbury has taken a group of 50 random singers from Ipswich and knocked them into shape by teaching songs in four-part harmony. All the songs have been arranged especially

Meet Danielz of T.Rextasy

T.Rextasy return to Ipswich’s Corn Exchange this November to recreate the music of T.Rex, we catch up with the man who makes it happen, Danielz. WHY DID YOU FORM T.REXTASY? “In 1992 I was an original musician who was promised recording deals from various companies, always let down at the last hurdle. I decided to

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News

Plans of new station revealed

Greater Anglia will start to rebuild fire-damaged Saxmundham rail station after gaining planning approval. The train operator has released an artist’s impression of what the building will look like after completion of the works, planned to commence in the new year. After the collapse of the second floor, roof and chimneys following the fire, the

Stowmarket Chorale

At the end of November, Stowmarket Chorale performed their Christmas concert at the United Reformed Church, excerpts from J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, and it was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone, and a great start to the Christmas season. During December, the choir will be singing carols at the Icanho centre in Stowmarket and holding a sponsored

Railway Smart app upgrade

Greater Anglia has cut down the time it takes for commuters to buy and collect a smart season ticket with a further upgrade of its ticket buying app. The Greater Anglia app was upgraded earlier this year to offer ‘Remote Ticket Download’ on Android devices and has now been further improved to include iPhones. This

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Entertainment

Autumn Concert this week

Following Ipswich Symphony Orchestra’s last very successful season ISO performs works by Delius, Elgar and Dvorak at Ipswich Corn Exchange on Saturday 30th November. The Violin Concerto is one of Elgar’s finest and most enthralling works. The soloist, Benjamin Baker, was born in New Zealand, later studying at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Royal

Review: Teechers

A CTC Theatre Company production is always a joy to watch and their latest offering, Teechers certainly didn’t disappoint. We all remember our school days and how it felt being in that last year of school, about to leave the comfy confines of lessons and timetables and head out in to the big wide world.

Autumn Concert – Ipswich Symphony Orchestra

Following Ipswich Symphony Orchestra’s last very successful season ISO performs works by Delius, Elgar and Dvorak at Ipswich Corn Exchange on Saturday 30th November. The Violin Concerto is one of Elgar’s finest and most enthralling works. The soloist, Benjamin Baker, was born in New Zealand, later studying at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Royal

Head to Hadleigh for some festive delights

Are you looking for an extra special Christmas present or a treat for yourself?  Then come along to the Craft & Food Fair at Hadleigh, Suffolk.  This hugely popular fair, organised by Hadleigh Market Feoffment Charity, will take place in the beautiful surroundings of the Town Hall/Guildhall Complex, Hadleigh, Suffolk on Sunday 3rd November 2019

Alexander – All Mouth & Some Trousers

Alexander Armstrong embarks on his first ever stand-up tour with ‘All Mouth and Some Trousers’. It will take him to 18 venues around the UK, kicking off in Coventry on the 3rd November and ending in Northampton on 24th November. In his hilarious new one-man show, Alexander Armstrong bares all, taking us through the strange

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