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22nd March 2019

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Make the past your future at Ipswich Museums

A new season of wonder and excitement has been unveiled with the launch of the latest Ipswich Museums brochure. It is a busy year ahead for Christchurch Mansion, the Museum in High Street and the Ipswich Art Gallery next door. Kiss and Tell: Rodin and Suffolk Sculpture has been drawing thousands of visitors to the

Grant brings Brahms to Stowmarket!

Local choral society Stowmarket Chorale was delighted recently to receive news of the success of their grant application to Stowmarket Town Council. The £500 grant will help fund the Chorale’s concert of Brahms’ popular Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Hear My Prayer and pieces by Purcell and Britten. It will take place on Saturday 30th March, at 7.30,

Train drivers taking leap into new technology

Greater Anglia is using new state-of-the-art train simulators to teach its 768 drivers how to drive the brand-new trains which are due to replace all the company’s existing trains from later this year onwards. The company has fitted four new simulators – worth £1.6 million each – at its driver academies in Norwich and Stratford.

Felixstowe pupils inspire district-wide period poverty scheme

Pupils at Felixstowe Academy have launched a campaign to end period poverty – inspiring Suffolk Coastal councillors to call for a similar roll-out across the District. The Felixstowe Academy campaign, titled ‘Proud, Period!’ aim to support young women throughout their periods by providing boxes filled with free sanitary products. It comes after national investigations showed

Felixstowe play areas set for an upgrade

Three popular play areas in Felixstowe are set to be given a £265,000 upgrade. Felixstowe Town Council, Suffolk Coastal District Council and Suffolk Coastal Norse have been working together to address play needs in Felixstowe. Three areas have been identified as high priority and are set to be upgraded as part of on-going investment in

Live music at Woodbridge Library

The well-established tradition of live music at a lunchtime in Woodbridge Library continues on Tuesday 19th March with a recital of Songs through the Ages. Sopranos Joy Bounds (a regular with Trianon) and Diana Minter (a member of the St Mary’s Church choir) will be accompanied on the piano by Gillian Barella. The trio perform

Major Ipswich exhibition extended

The iconic Women 100 art exhibition in Ipswich has been extended by a month, it was announced today (Friday) on International Women’s Day. More than 3,000 visitors have been through the doors of the Ipswich Art Gallery this year to look at 100 pictures by women to celebrate the centenary of some women getting the

The Suffolk Book League – Talk

The Suffolk Book League welcomes the writer Linda Davies to the Ipswich Institute Reading Room, 15 Tavern St. Ipswich IP1 3AA on Wednesday 13th March. Linda Davies has been an investment banker, has lived in Peru and the Middle East. She described her experience of being kidnapped in Iran in her book Hostage: Kidnapped On

Chantry Library to celebrate World Book Day

Chantry Library will be celebrating World Book Day on the 7th March, where pre-school children and their parents and carers are invited to drop in for a special story time to celebrate. This is the 22nd annual World Book Day, a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading. It’s the biggest celebration of its kind

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