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17th January 2020

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Come meet Santa at Suffolk Punch Trust

Come and meet Santa in the stables at The Suffolk Punch Trust on Friday 13th, Saturday 14th or Sunday 15th December. As well as meeting Santa in his farmyard grotto visitors young and old will be able to meet the animals up close in the Christmas Farmyard. To keep children amused there will also be

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

Plans of new station revealed

Greater Anglia will start to rebuild fire-damaged Saxmundham rail station after gaining planning approval. The train operator has released an artist’s impression of what the building will look like after completion of the works, planned to commence in the new year. After the collapse of the second floor, roof and chimneys following the fire, the

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

Railway Smart app upgrade

Greater Anglia has cut down the time it takes for commuters to buy and collect a smart season ticket with a further upgrade of its ticket buying app. The Greater Anglia app was upgraded earlier this year to offer ‘Remote Ticket Download’ on Android devices and has now been further improved to include iPhones. This

Ark comes to Ipswich

A half-sized replica of Noah’s Ark has arrived at Orwell Quay on Ipswich Waterfront. It will open to the public on Friday 15th November at 10 am and stay for up to 3 months (opening 7 days a week), as part of an ongoing tour. Noah’s Ark is the world’s only floating museum and exhibition

Quiz Night raises over £4,000 for Children in Need

One of the region’s biggest ever quiz events managed to raise an incredible amount for this year’s BBC Children in Need appeal. The Hearing Care Centre, joined forces with BBC Radio Suffolk for The Big Suffolk Quiz held on Sunday 10th November 2019. Presented by BBC radio presenter Mark Murphy, the evening was attended by

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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