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19th November 2017


Panto time at the Regent

An all-star cast from stage, TV and radio will be entertaining audiences from across Suffolk and beyond at this year’s Regent Theatre pantomime, Jack & The Beanstalk. Regent panto favourite Andrew Fleming (Britain’s Got Talent) is back as Simple Simon, along with George Sampson (BGT winner) as Jack, Roxie Pallett (Emmerdale and Dancing on Ice)

Young BBC music star to perform in Ipswich

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, the sensational young cellist and winner of BBC Young Musician of the Year 2016, is the soloist in ISO’s concert on Saturday 25th November at Ipswich Corn Exchange. Sheku plays the inspiring Shostakovich 1st Cello Concerto, with which he won the competition, in a Russian programme including Rachmaninov’s thrilling 2nd symphony. The concert

The Elves and The Shoemaker

It’s the 1st of December. The countdown to Christmas is on in Elvedon, everyone’s scrambling to find the perfect gift, and all the shops are heaving – well almost all of them. Lovelace’s Boots & Shoes hasn’t seen much action lately, but Elvira is hopeful, there’s still a few weeks left, right? Everyone needs shoes,

An Evening of Mozart

The Ipswich Bach Choir and Ipswich Chamber Orchestra present a varied selection of Mozart’s masterpieces at St John’s Church, Cauldwell Hall Road on Saturday 25th November at 7.30pm. Conductor Patrick McCarthy told us, “The choir will perform two of his most popular choral works: his celebrated Vespers includes the beautiful soprano solo Laudate Dominum and

Pop Chorus aiming for Number One with charity single!

Suffolk community choir Pop Chorus will be releasing their debut single “Always” on Friday 17th November to raise money for Ipswich-based charity St Elizabeth Hospice. Songwriter David Simon took words written in collaboration with patients about what the hospice meant to them and turned it into a lushly harmonic, uplifting pop song. It was recorded

Build Cardboard Castles with the Buildy-uppy Dance Show

DanceEast’s Autumn season would not be complete without something magical for children. Friday 17th and Saturday 18th November will see Anatomical’s The Buildy-uppy Dance Show descend on Ipswich, the humorous sequel to Tom Roden and Anna Williams’ The Doodle Dance Show performed at the Jerwood DanceHouse in 2015. Commissioned by DanceEast, The Buildy-uppy Dance Show

Abba Mania

“Abba” great night out

ABBA MANIA is now accepted as the world’s number one touring ABBA production. Featuring a special concert presentation, which celebrates the music of ABBA in a respectful and enjoyable way, reviving special memories of when ABBA ruled the airwaves. ABBA MANIA brings ABBA fans old and new a night not to be missed. If you’re

Christmas Spectacular at Snape Maltings

Journey to the mystical Land of Oz and get into the Christmas spirit early this year with a song and dance Christmas Spectacular by the Co-op Juniors Theatre Company. The award-winning youth group has wowed audiences at the world-renowned Snape Maltings Concert Hall, near Aldeburgh in Suffolk for 12 years. As the biggest youth production

Exciting year for Gippeswyk Singers

Gippeswyk Singers have been thrilled with the tremendous reception and superb reviews of The Dream of Gerontius at Snape Maltings in May 2017. Conductor Geoff Lavery took everyone who was there that night on an unforgettable journey through Elgar’s masterpiece, which included a wonderfully moving performance from the Lambeth Orchestra, outstanding solo voices, and a

Contemporary music with Methera

Contemporary music from ground breaking quartet Methera, with over ten years together and three highly acclaimed albums to their name. Methera is a unique ensemble: a string quartet with roots firmly planted in English traditional music. Their national tours, BBC Radio 3 broadcasts and collaborations have helped them establish a reputation as a scintillating live

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