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22nd May 2018

Great East Run is a sell-out

The Simplyhealth Great East Run has reached its capacity with five months still remaining until the half marathon takes place. This is the second year that the 13.1-mile event, which takes place on Sunday 16 September in Ipswich, Suffolk, has seen a huge demand for entries. All places for the 2018 event have now sold

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Ipswich car park improvements

A programme of works to improve four car parks in Ipswich starts from the 8th May. The Borough Council car parks in Fore Street and Portman Road need some resurfacing work to make them safer for customers but some closures will be necessary for the work to be done. In addition, some lay-out changes in

Outstanding Chinese art exhibit comes to Ipswich

A new exhibition opening at Ipswich Art Gallery in High Street this weekend will see a globally significant collection of works displayed. Curated by Zhang Xing, Robert Priseman and Marco Cali, the exhibition will show the largest selection of contemporary Chinese works on paper outside China. It will explore the rich diversity of contemporary practice

Bourne Park play area closed for improvement work

The play area in Ipswich’s Bourne Park will close on Saturday (21st April) to allow the Borough Council to improve the popular facility. The refurbishment will include new play equipment and picnic area. A Council spokesman said: “We apologise for the inconvenience while the work progresses but we are sure visitors will like the refurbishment

The Great Unwashed

London was a magnet for people from Victorian Suffolk, often thinking they were going to live in a better place. Imagine living in cramped, overcrowded, vermin ridden slums, with hunger, crime and filthy water “normal”. Set against London’s transformation to a grand capital city, with the privileged few contemplating which bonnet or shoes to wear that day,

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Find a Bargain at Hadleigh

The fourth Hadleigh Community Yard Sale will be taking place on the 20th May 2018 in and around Hadleigh from 9am until 2pm. First drop in to Hadleigh Pool and Leisure, Stone House Road IP7 5BH to pick up your map and listings and visit the inside stalls. Then make your way around the historic

Suffolk Show 2018

The countdown has begun for the Suffolk Show 2018, with just a few weeks to go until the gates open for the county’s biggest day out. The Suffolk Show at Trinity Park, Ipswich on Wednesday 30th and Thursday 31st May, is set to be bigger and better than ever. Run by the Suffolk Agricultural Association,

Family day at Foxburrow Farm

Visit Foxburrow Farm for a day of family activities on Sunday 13th May, including pond dipping, storytelling, creative workshops, games on the field and nature trails. Guided walks will take visitors around the reserve. Refreshments will be available for sale and will include ice cream, hot sausages, homemade cakes, freshly filled rolls and hot drinks.

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Ginnel Foto Fest

Supported by Ipswich Borough Council’s Central Area Committee, Suffolk County Council, COES of Ipswich, Snappy Snaps Ipswich, Frameworkshop & Gallery and Intrepid Camera Co. Brighton, you are invited to the third Ginnel Foto Fest in the heart of the Westgate Ward on Clarkson Street, Ipswich on 26th and 27th May. This year’s theme BORDERLANDS features

Ayckbourn classic

The Deben Players presents “Neighbourhood Watch” a comedy by Alan Ayckbourn. Brother and sister Martin and Hilda Massie, the newest residents on the Bluebell Hill development, lead a quiet Christian existence. Just as they are preparing for a housewarming gathering a misunderstanding sets the Massies on a journey, which they will regret. They agree to

Classic FM presenter joins Choir

Many people know John Brunning’s name from his daily ‘drivetime’ programme on Classic FM. But fewer are aware of his work as a composer, despite his having written for many major artists including The King’s Singers, ‘All Angels’ and Katherine Jenkins. To say John’s musical tastes are eclectic would be an understatement: classical, pop, rock

Free Tickets to the Movies

See a showing of the terrific “Guernesey Literary & Potato Peel Society” at the Riverside Theatre, Woodbridge on Thursday 10th May for FREE thanks to Woodbridge based travel agent Deben Travel Make sure you don’t miss out by reserving your tickets here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-guernsey-literary-and-potato-peel-pie-society-tickets-45546415555

Mendlesham Street Fayre

On Monday 7th May, Bank Holiday, the village of Mendlesham will be holding its 38th annual Street Fayre. The Fayre will start at 12 noon with a procession of May Princess and Church May Queen accompanied by Stowmarket Boys Brigade Band. Old Market Street will be closed to traffic and full of stalls selling crafts,

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