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20th January 2019

Your chance to play at Ipswich Music

It might be cold enough to be an Arctic Monkey but it’s time for aspiring musicians to book their place at Ipswich Music Day and have a chance of playing in front of thousands of people. Christchurch Park will be packed with music fans of all ages and tastes on Sunday 7th July – all

Ipswich News

Over £2K raised for Suffolk charity

Suffolk Constabulary has raised over two thousand pounds for a local charity following the force’s Family Day. The annual event for all family and close friends held at Martlesham Heath police headquarters in early September last year raised £2,240 for the ‘Fresh Start – New Beginnings’ charity. The funds were raised through entrance into the

Ipswich Regent hail panto a success

The smash-hit panto Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs had fairy tale ticket sales, Regent Theatre bosses revealed today (3rd January). A big increase in customers for this season’s pantomime saw more than 20,000 people come through the doors at East Anglia’s biggest theatre – an 8% rise from last year. That led to plenty

Suffolk Singers Grand Charity Fundraising Concert

On Saturday 19th January 2019 Suffolk Singers hold their very popular Charity Concert. This year they are supporting two charities. Live Life Give Life and FIND (Families in need Ipswich) In January 2018 one of the choir members died very suddenly and her family agreed to donate many of her organs to help others. Another

Music Group celebrate Diamond Anniversary

Trianon Music Group are celebrating 60 Years of music making in 2019 and we’d like to celebrate it with you. Kicking the year off on 12th January 2019 with Diamonds are Forever. A sparkling programme of music from film and television including two premieres to celebrate the beginning of Trianon’s Diamond Jubilee Year. So be prepared to

Women 100 Exhibition

Rodin’s Kiss and Tell is not the only major exhibition in Ipswich – Women 100 opened in December featuring 100 works by women artists. The exhibition is on at the Ipswich Art Gallery (next to the Museum in High Street) and celebrates the centenary of the Representation of the People Act that first gave some

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Suffolk News

Woodbridge & Rendlesham Scout learn new skills

Over the weekend of 11th-13th January 2018 Scouts from Woodbridge joined 4,000 others from across the UK for the first camp of the year. The three day camp kicked off the year’s centenary celebrations of #Gilwell100. Scouts aged 10 to 14 enjoyed the cold weather as they learnt the skills of putting up tents, cooking,

Rail passengers in East Anglia invited to Brew Monday

Commuters in East Anglia are being encouraged to beat the January blues by stopping for a chat and a cup of tea on Monday, as part of a wider campaign by Samaritans. Greater Anglia is supporting Samaritans’ Brew Monday initiative, which takes place on ‘Blue Monday’ – the third Monday of January, dubbed the most

Talk: GHQ Auxiliary Units of WWII

The next meeting of the Alde Valley Suffolk Family History Group will be a talk by Chris Pratt, Curator  of the Parham Airfield Museum, about “Britain’s Secret Army”.  During the Second World War, Britain had its own underground resistance network. Made up of local men, these Auxiliary Units were trained in underground resistance, should the

Sing Out Saturdays – sing yourself free in 2019!

Have you always wanted to sing, but never got around to it? Do you love to sing but want to do more? Are you fed up with formal choirs and too much commitment? Do you want to sing yourself free and have fun? Help is at hand! Singing leader extraordinaire Chris Rowbury runs regular singing

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Entertainment

Review: A Christmas Carol (The Broadway Musical)

Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” is probably as popular now as it was in the 1800’s. A tale of hope, that no matter what our opinions and beliefs, change is possible…. even when you are as miserable as Ebenezer Scrooge. Although I knew and love Dickens’ classic tale, I must confess that I was not

New Year at the Felixstowe Spa

The New Year at the Spa Pavilion sees the welcome return of Marshall King as ‘Elvis in Concert’ on Saturday 12th January from 7.30pm. This will be his fourth year in a row and each time Marshall brings the house down with his jaw-dropping concert show and 12-piece live band. January is also the month

Review: Sleeping Beauty – Felixstowe

Christmas and New Year is panto time!!! Those presented by the Dennis Lowe Theatre Company at the Felixstowe Spa are one of the most established. This year sees the 53rd panto for the company, so clearly they have a lot of experience in bringing the panto magic to life. This year’s production is Sleeping Beauty,

Review: Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs

Bursting onto the stage with all the festive family fun you’d expect from panto land Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs is this year’s offering from the Ipswich Regent Theatre. The magic mirror always tells the truth and when the Wicked Queen is no longer the fairest in the land but the beautiful Snow White

Review: Alice in Wonderland

The Festive magic is in abundance at Red Rose Chain, as the talented writer and director Joanna Carrick put’s her spin on the classic Lewis Carroll tale, Alice In Wonderland. Follow the white rabbit, down the rabbit hole, for lots of fun, frolics and mayhem. As Alice grows little and then big again how will

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