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20th September 2019


Art on the Prom

A feast for the arts as Art on the Prom returns, Sunday 1st September. The free art festival, in its 16th year, will stretch along the Felixstowe seafront from the pier to the Spa Gardens, showcasing over 100 artists to over 20,000 visitors during one of the biggest outdoor art festivals in Suffolk. A wide

Ipswich Heritage Open Days 2019

The Ipswich Society is co-ordinating the Heritage Open Days event in Ipswich again on behalf of the town and the participants. The buildings listed, many of which are not normally open to the public, represent seven centuries of our town’s history. There are more than 35 buildings open in 2019, along with free guided walks

Suffolk Residents Settle the Nation’s Cream Tea Debate

Residents in Suffolk have settled the nation’s long-standing debate on how to enjoy a perfect cream tea and whether jam or cream should be spread onto a scone first. During Afternoon Tea Week, more than 300 locals participated in Stokes Sauces’ poll on Facebook and Twitter, which revealed that the ‘Suffolk way’ to enjoy a

Ed Sheeran Exhibition opens

A unique exhibition on the life of Ed Sheeran has opened this week in Ipswich to coincide with the Suffolk singer-songwriter playing four “coming home” concerts in the tow this August Bank Holiday weekend. The nine-month exhibition is entitled “Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk” and features portraits by renowned artist Colin Davidson, photography by Mark

Warning about buying and selling online

Police are warning social media users to be vigilant buying/selling online Suffolk Police are warning social media users to be vigilant when buying and selling items online. The advice comes after police were called following an incident in Mildenhall where a car was reportedly damaged by two unknown men posing as potential buyers. At some

Crafting at Sailmakers

A crafty preview of things to come is on at a busy Ipswich shopping centre this weekend as local crafters stage a mini-market. It’s all part of a two-day free event at Sailmakers Shopping Centre where stalls selling locally-made pottery, home-sewn goods, book crafts, photographs and prints, jewellery and glass and wooden gifts will combine

Kitchen company help Bus Shelter

Local firm Connells Kitchens, Bathrooms & Bedrooms Ltd have decided to give something back to the local community by taking part in a 5K inflatable obstacle course on the 7th September 2019. They have decided to raise much needed fund for The Bus Shelter Ipswich. The Bus Shelter Ipswich is a not for interest community

A new Hero for Elmer Trail

A new treat for Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk has been unveiled, and it’s the 56th sculpture, welcome ‘Emergency Elmer’, Hero! Hero has been designed and painted by experienced trail artist, Mik Richardson, who has already produced Elmer Armstrong and Castle on the Hill for the parade. Hero represents our real life super heroes—the emergency services.

Flower Show & Fete

Flower Show & Fete On Saturday 3rd August Burstall will be holding it’s Annual Flower Show and Fete. The format of the show has hardly changed since the 1950s although bowling for the pig and the smell from the goats have gone! What is still to be enjoyed are the displays of garden produce, baking,

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