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17th January 2020

Entertainment

Review: Oliver!

For their annual winter production the highly talented CTC turn their attentions to Lionel Bart’s Oliver! Over the year’s there have been countless tellings of Charles Dickens’ tale of young Oliver Twist, firstly abandoned at a workhouse, then falling in with thieves before being rescued, but it is probably Lionel Bart’s film musical that is

Stowmarket Wildlife Group – Suffolk Wildlife Trust

The Stowmarket group meetings in 2019 covered a very diverse range of subjects centred on the plants and animals of Suffolk. The speakers were informative and often amusing, revealing much about what goes on around us, which is so often unnoticed. The attendance for the talks was good, and one attracted the biggest audience since

Review: Aladdin – New Wolsey

You know it’s Christmas when the New Wolsey Theatre opens the doors to their annual Rock’n’Roll Panto. And, with a festive puff of smoke, Aladdin opens with bang to start this year’s season. Aladdin is down on his luck, he has no money and has fallen in love with a princess, but he has no

Review: Four and a Half Go Mad…..

Eastern Angles Christmas shows have become a staple diet for those wanting an alternative to fairytale romances, pantomime dames and tinsel. This year the company turn their attention to something a spiffing group of youngsters who call themselves the Famous Four and Half (it’s only a half away from a story you may remember as

Autumn Concert this week

Following Ipswich Symphony Orchestra’s last very successful season ISO performs works by Delius, Elgar and Dvorak at Ipswich Corn Exchange on Saturday 30th November. The Violin Concerto is one of Elgar’s finest and most enthralling works. The soloist, Benjamin Baker, was born in New Zealand, later studying at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Royal

Pop-up choir concert celebrates Paul Simon songs

As if by magic, a Suffolk choirmaster has created a choir from scratch in just six rehearsals to celebrate the songwriting career of Paul Simon. Chris Rowbury has taken a group of 50 random singers from Ipswich and knocked them into shape by teaching songs in four-part harmony. All the songs have been arranged especially

Meet Danielz of T.Rextasy

T.Rextasy return to Ipswich’s Corn Exchange this November to recreate the music of T.Rex, we catch up with the man who makes it happen, Danielz. WHY DID YOU FORM T.REXTASY? “In 1992 I was an original musician who was promised recording deals from various companies, always let down at the last hurdle. I decided to

Stowmarket Chorale

At the end of November, Stowmarket Chorale performed their Christmas concert at the United Reformed Church, excerpts from J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, and it was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone, and a great start to the Christmas season. During December, the choir will be singing carols at the Icanho centre in Stowmarket and holding a sponsored

Review: Teechers

A CTC Theatre Company production is always a joy to watch and their latest offering, Teechers certainly didn’t disappoint. We all remember our school days and how it felt being in that last year of school, about to leave the comfy confines of lessons and timetables and head out in to the big wide world.

Autumn Concert – Ipswich Symphony Orchestra

Following Ipswich Symphony Orchestra’s last very successful season ISO performs works by Delius, Elgar and Dvorak at Ipswich Corn Exchange on Saturday 30th November. The Violin Concerto is one of Elgar’s finest and most enthralling works. The soloist, Benjamin Baker, was born in New Zealand, later studying at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Royal

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