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19th April 2019

Sneak Peek of THE TIDY JETTY

Eastern Angles new spring tour show is The Tide Jetty at Stowmarket’s John Peel Centre and is now embarking on a 55 date tour across East Anglia. The play by Tony Ramsay, whose previous hit shows with Eastern Angles include The Long Life & Great Good Fortune of John Clare and Bentwater Roads, features beautiful

Ipswich News

National campaign targets drivers using mobile phones

Police in Suffolk will be targeting drivers who text and talk behind the wheel as part of a two week-long enforcement campaign. Operation Ringtone started yesterday, (Monday 15th April), and will run until Sunday 28th April, coinciding with a nationwide campaign led by the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC). Officers from the Roads and Armed

Win: Tickets to see Soul Train at Ipswich Regent

For the past decade music lovers have enjoyed performances from soul legends in a unique show created by the one and only David Gest. Each year he has brought together a host of music icons who sang the songs which made them famous. Now this year, David Gest’s Soul Legends will reunite at Ipswich Regent

Warning to drone users – nesting sites

Police in Suffolk are urging people who fly drones, either commercially or as hobbyists, to be mindful of the locations they operate in at this time of year due to nesting birds. The county has some very sensitive sites in Suffolk where rare bird breeds, both native and non-native, are either already nesting or will

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Suffolk News

Easter Art Exhibition at Needham Market

The Needham Market Community Council will once again be holding an art exhibition & sale over the Easter Weekend, Friday 19th April to Monday 22nd April. This will be the 45th year of this event where over 700 paintings from local artists will be on view and all available to purchase, Prices will vary from

Responsible dog ownership

Police are reminding dog owners to take appropriate steps to keep their dogs under control when out walking. The advice follows recent reports where members of the public have been injured in incidents involving dogs. In one such report, a toddler in Sudbury was knocked over by a boisterous puppy which wanted the food the

Vote for your favourite scenes of Felixstowe


The seaside town of Felixstowe in Suffolk is a unique, exciting and diverse location for photographic opportunities – seaside fun, beautiful gardens, huge container ships, historic buildings and rich wildlife habitats. The Felixstowe Photo Competition, organised and supported by Visit Felixstowe, Felixstowe Town Council and the Landguard Partnership, allows both professional and amateur photographers alike

Love East Suffolk this spring

To coincide with the start of spring, Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils have once again launched their community litter pick scheme which rewards residents for cleaning up their communities. The annual ‘Love East Suffolk’ scheme encourages east Suffolk residents to organise group litter picks in their local area; all groups participating before 31 May

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Entertainment

Review: The 81st Ipswich Gang Show

Take a group of youngsters and their adult leaders, add some very corny jokes, a large portion of well known songs (old and new) and you have the makings of a Gang Show. The youngsters are members of the scouting and guiding organisation in the Ipswich area. The Ipswich Gang Show has been running for

Review: Picture of Dorian Gray

A dark, gothic tale of morality, beauty and hedonism, The Picture of Dorian Gray, a novel by Oscar Wilde, and performed by Tilted Wig Productions tells the story of the pursuit of youth and beauty and just how far some will strive to maintain youth. Still relevant today, Tilted Wig Productions make use of Victorian-esque

An Honest Gentleman

Norfolk-based theatre company, Stuff of Dreams, will be visiting venues across the Eastern region this Spring with their latest touring production. An Honest Gentleman, written by Cordelia Spence and Tim lane, is a lively musical play telling the story of Aylsham-born highwayman Thomas Easter. The tour will kick-off in Suffolk at Beccles Public Hall on

Ipswich Gang Show 2019

Having last year celebrated their 80th Anniversary since the first Ipswich Gang Show; preparations are now well underway for the 2019 Show. As always this is a Show of all-round family entertainment. There is a nod to the founder of Gang Shows with some traditional Ralph Reader songs in the opening and numbers featuring up

Review: The Tide Jetty

Both atmospheric and moving, The Tide Jetty tells the story of how the past can affect the present. Brothers Tucky and Nathan grew up on the banks of Breydon Water, alongside tomboy, Eliza. But a tragic event changes their lives forever, causing Eliza to leave Broads and head for the town of Ipswich. Years later

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