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24th February 2020

Series of Spring Walks

A Suffolk organisation aims to get more people walking this Spring with a series of free guided walks. The East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership will run a guided walk over five Saturdays from 29 February until 4 April with each one starting and ending at a Greater Anglia rail station on the Ipswich –

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Ipswich officers supporting half term sports session

Police officers from Ipswich will be using the half term break to great effect by engaging with children and teenagers at a week-long sports session. The event at Maple Park will see a comprehensive sports and physical activity programme where a wide variety of events are taking place, led by Ipswich Borough Council. The aim

Suffolk Wedding Show

Could Pinterest and DIY weddings eventually replace the humble wedding show? Melissa Neisler Dickinson the Event Manager of The Suffolk Wedding Show gives her point of view,“Since the early days of my very first shows back in 2006, wedding trends have changed considerably. Many couples are now looking for a more rustic and relaxed approach

Fort opens for Half Term

Landguard Fort first opened for the half-term holiday back in 2015 and received 700 visitors. By last year this had risen to 1400. This shows that people need somewhere to go during the school holidays and the fort is ideal. Grandparents looking after the little ones that week can get them out of their living

Come and cuddle a lamb

February is fast approaching and life on the Farm is getting quite hectic. The Farm open it’s doors on Saturday 15th February and will be starting the new season with lambing (and hopefully a litter of piglets). The new lambs love to sit on your lap and if you are very lucky you may even

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Entertainment

Opera: Madama Butterfly

Award-winning opera producer Ellen Kent returns to Ipswich’s Regent Theatre for another stunning shows. Full of passion, romance and tragedy, don’t miss the opportunity to see this traditional art form. Whether you are an opera aficionado or have never been to one before, this is an unmissable experience.  The tragic opera Madama Butterfly is one

Review: Robin Hood & Babes in the Wood

Let’s face it Half-Term in February can be a terrible time to keep youngsters entertained (what with rain and cold weather) so the Company of Four pantos have long been a happy diversion. This year’s offering is Robin Hood & the Babes in the Wood, a lesser performed story which is always refreshing from the

Slapstick musical

This February half-term, the National award-winning CTC return to the Seckford Theatre in Woodbridge with everyone’s favourite fun gangster musical BUGSY MALONE! complete with custard pies and splurge guns! Bugsy Malone is a master class in musical comedy. Set in New York City, two gangs square off in a 1920s rivalry of Capone-ian standards.  Dandy Dan’s

Half-term panto -Robin Hood

Whilst you may think panto season is well and truly over, the award winning Company of Four Musical Theatre Society are busy rehearsing and putting the final touches to their traditional family pantomime. It is taking place at The Riverside Theatre in Woodbridge, during February half term from 15th until 22nd. With a 12 show

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Stowmarket Chorale

The choir is looking forward to a Singing Day on the 8th February at Woolpit Village Hall. The chosen music is the iconic and uplifting Verdi’s Requiem. A Singing Day is the perfect opportunity for anyone of any age to join in with people who already know the work and others who have never sung

Head to Stonham for shopping or entertainment

Stonham Barns Leisure & Shopping Village is a bustling family complex filled with an abundance of attractions and activities to suit all, providing a wonderful family experience in the Suffolk Countryside. Great family events are hosted throughout the year in the Showground, Barn and Theatre. On Saturday 8th February from 9.30am until 1.30pm back again

Alfie Boe rides into Newmarket this summer

Ever since he exploded onto the music scene nearly 20 years ago, Alfie has racked up one extraordinary achievement after another. He has multiple Number 1 albums to his credit, while ‘Together’, ‘Together Again’ and ‘Back Together’ his collaborations with good friend Michael Ball, have sold over a million copies. Having performed in some of

Sounds of the 60s Live with Tony Blackburn

Due to the phenomenal success of BBC Radio 2’s Sounds Of The 60s LIVE, which toured the UK throughout 2019, a raft of new dates have been added with the show now running into 2020. Hosted by DJ royalty Tony Blackburn, the show features songs, stories and memories from the golden decade of pop with

Jimmy Carr returns to The Spa this summer

Jimmy’s brand new show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things. Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love. But they’re just jokes – they are not the terrible things. Having political correctness at a comedy show is like having health and safety at a rodeo. Always a firm

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