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16th September 2019

Weddings 2019

Are you planning a wedding? If so you don’t want to miss our Weddings Special in our September issue… or read online now READ HERE

Ipswich News

HMRC phone scam warning

Police have warned Suffolk residents to be vigilant to after receiving a number of reports of a telephone scam involving bogus callers claiming to be from HM Revenue and Customs.

Suffolk Constabulary volunteer role-players

Have you ever thought about joining Suffolk Constabulary’s volunteer role player scheme? Role playing is just one of a number of volunteering opportunities available within Suffolk police. Whether it’s a chance to give back to the community, a way of supporting the police or simply having a bit of fun and honing their acting skills,

West End Shows come to Ipswich

This Autumn, the West End will be dancing to your doorstep at the Ipswich Regent Theatre. Whether rock music, inspiring true stories, or rags to riches tales are your jam, there’s something for everyone. Kicking off the Autumn season is the spectacular Queen and Ben Elton musical We Will Rock You, showing from 23rd until

Community grants – apply now!

Voluntary groups and charities in Ipswich can apply for Borough Council cash grants of up to £20,000. The window for applications for 2020 / 2021 is open from tomorrow (Friday 30th August) until noon on Friday 11th October. Successful applicants are required to have a legal governance structure and be able to clearly describe and

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News

Vote for Your Favourite Community Project

As part of the East Suffolk Business & Community Awards, the public are invited to vote on the Enabling Communities Award. The finalists for this award have been shortlisted from all the community projects that have received funding from the East Suffolk Enabling Communities Budget or Exemplar Grant over the past 18 months. Voting is

Poetry Live at Library

Two well-known local poets will be reading their work at Woodbridge Library in early September. Kate Foley, President of the Suffolk Poetry Society, has published ten collections of poems and is well-known across Europe for her live performances and workshops, often with artists from other disciplines. She is a former head of English Heritage’s scientific

Get ready for Women on Wheels Kesgrave

Helmets at the ready, the popular female only cycling event is coming to Kesgrave on Sunday 1 September! Women on Wheels events are mass participation female only bike rides, which focuses on the fun, friendly and inclusive aspects of cycling – all while raising money for a good cause. Girls and women of all ages

Boost for new Woodbridge cultural event

A new music and arts festival taking place in Woodbridge this weekend has received a funding boost from an East Suffolk councillor. The Woodbridge Festival of Art and Music takes place on 31 August at Elmshurst Park and will feature live music, art, an eco-zone, yoga, children’s activities and more. Cllr Rachel Smith-Lyte, East Suffolk

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Entertainment

Review: Food Wars

There’s been lots of talk recently about food shortages and empty shelves, about our country not being able to sustain itself with self grown and produced food and it’s reliance on goods imported from other countries. But a new production by Ipswich’s Eastern Angles theatre company shows that this is not something related to current

Review: Edith – In the Beginning

The discovery of the treasures at Sutton Hoo are arguably the greatest British archaeological find. This new play written by Karen Forbes follows the story of Edith Pretty a wealthy widow who had made her home, with her husband and later her son, at Sutton Hoo. Edith’s husband sadly died of cancer, leaving her to

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

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

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