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25th March 2017


Review: The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest tells the story of two bachelors, John ‘Jack’ Worthing and Algernon ‘Algy’ Moncrieff, living in 1890’s England. To escape their boring lives both men devise make believe sick friends and false identities and ultimately both end up using the same pseudonym, Earnest. Jack and Algy plan to win the hearts

Museum prepares to reopen

The fascinating Felixstowe Museum situated on the Landguard Peninsula may be currently closed for the winter, but behind the scenes, a band of dedicated hard-working volunteers are undertaking repairs, maintenance and developing new room displays and exhibitions for the upcoming 2017 season. Reopening at Easter on Wednesday 12th April, with a giant ‘Easter Egg Hunt’

The Jacksons announced for Newmarket Nights

The Jockey Club Live have this morning announced the next two artists to join the Newmarket Nights season – Mowtown legends THE JACKSONS on 30th June, and electronic duo CHASE & STATUS on 11th August 2017. The Jacksons, originally formed as The Jackson 5, will be visiting Newmarket as they celebrate an incredible 50 hit-making

International Chinese State Circus returns to Ipswich

The internationally acclaimed Chinese State Circus is coming back, returning to its roots in an innovatively spectacular new production – “DYNASTY”. The stunning world-class Chinese acrobats, aerial artistes and jugglers interact with the super-human physical skills and dexterity of the masters of martial arts – the legendary Shaolin Warriors. Breathtaking in its simplicity, “DYNASTY” projects

Let the Mayor pamper you

Is it time you were pampered? If you fancy being pampered and benefitting from a range of relaxing treatments, the Mayor of Ipswich can help! Councillor Roger Fern is organising a Charity Pamper Evening in The Zone at Suffolk New College on Wednesday 19th April. The evening, which gets under way with a welcoming drink at

Phil Toms, left with producer Tom Newman

Tubular Bells

In November 2015, a rare performance of Mike Oldfield’s seminal 1973 album Tubular Bells was held over two nights in Colchester and sold out nine months in advance to an international audience. It’s organiser, Phil Toms (Colchester Institute’s Head of Music), had been inspired to transcribe the entire record and several of Oldfield’s chart hits

Orchid Spring Show

The Suffolk Orchid Society will be holding its Spring Show on Saturday 25th March 2017 at St Michael’s Church Centre, (near Douglas Bader Public House), Martlesham Heath, IP5 3UY, between 10am and 4pm. In addition to a magnificent display of the member’s orchids, there will be first class orchids for sale, re-potting demonstrations and advice

Review: Silver Lining

Take five elderly ladies put them in the Silver Retirement Home, subject them to a storm and see what happens. What actually happens when the play is penned by Sandi Toksvig is just over two hours of cleverly crafted, witty, sometimes surprising, sometimes poignant and occasionally shocking drama. The great thing about getting old is

Masque Players: When We Are Married

This spring, the Masque Players will be performing “When we are Married” by J.B Priestley. Set in the early 1900s, A group of three couples, old friends and all married on the same day in the same chapel, gathers at the Helliwells’ home to celebrate their silver anniversary. When they discover that they are not

Review: The Worst Wedding Ever

Rachel and Scott are planning their wedding. Money is tight for the couple so they decide to have a small, intimate affair, with a few close family and friends, registry office and a reception down the local pub. However Rachel’s mother, Liz has other ideas and wants her daughter’s wedding to be a big lavish

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