Entertainment

Review: The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors is one of Shakespeare’s earliest and shortest plays, and personally speaking I feel one of his funniest.  The story takes place over just 24 hours and centres around the stories of two sets of identical twins (one set from privileged beginnings and the other set not so). Accidentally separated at birth,…

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Ipswich News

Mama Afrika: Hope, Determination and Song 

Mama Afrika: Hope, Determination and Song is a moving and spiritual account of the life of Dr. Miriam Makeba, the iconic South African singer, songwriter and civil rights activist and comes to Ipswich’s Eastern Angles Theatre (www.easternangles.co.uk) on 25th June.  Celebrating what would have been her 90th year, Zimbabwean born singer, musician and storyteller Anna Mudeka tells the…

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Riders wanted for Suffolk cycle challenge 

Children’s charity Action Medical Research is encouraging people in Suffolk to sign up for the RIDE Suffolk Sunrise cycle sportive. The event will take place on 15th May 2022, and all routes, ranging from 42 to 102 miles, set out from the historic Framlingham Castle.  Participants will ride through the quiet coastal lanes of Suffolk, passing…

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Supervet is coming to Ipswich

One of the world’s most renowned, and certainly the nation’s most loved orthopedic-neuro veterinary surgeon, Noel Fitzpatrick – The Supervet from the hit Channel 4 show – will be bringing his unique ethos, incredible stories and remarkable bionic innovations to Ipswich’s Regent Theatre on 4th November, 2022. An Evening with Noel Fitzpatrick will kick off…

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Suffolk youngsters urged to stay safe around electricity

Hundreds of Suffolk schoolchildren received potentially life-saving advice on staying safe around electricity at Trinity Park in Ipswich today (28th April). Safety advisors from UK Power Networks, which distributes electricity across the East of England, were at the Suffolk School Farm and Country Fair, as part of a wider education event. Around 3,500 Key Stage…

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Entertainment

Paul Young – Behind the Lens tour heads to Felixstowe

Paul Young will take fans behind the lens in a unique show that will coincide with the publication of his autobiography. He will visit The Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe on Saturday 14th October, 2023 as part of a major tour in 2023, called Behind The Lens. Paul Young has been a major star for four decades….

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Review: Burke & Hare

Most people will have heard of Burke & Hare and their notorious crimes. Though I wonder how many, like me, thought their crime was that of grave robbers? when in fact it was far worse! Burke & Hare currently playing at The New Wolsey is a telling of the duos tale, how they met and…

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Review: We Will Rock You

High energy and full of pizzazz, the smash hit musical We Will Rock You takes to the Regent stage this week. Featuring twenty-four of Queen’s biggest hits including, Radio Ga Ga, I Want to Break Free, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Flash, Another One Bites The Dust, We are The Champions, We Will Rock You…

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World Premiere: A Question Of Errol Flynn by Karen Lynne

It’s 1959 off the coast of Jamaica: ErrolFlynn is on his schooner THE ZACA and battles with his young handsome biographer, his hated mother, loving girlfriend, his demons, and addiction: so you can be sure of verbal fireworks and fencing; hilarious and dramatic – the play never lets up. This play has adult language, themes,…

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News

Landguard celebrates Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Felixstowe’s Landguard Peninsula is preparing to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a series of events and activities for the whole family. From Saturday 28 May to Sunday 5 June, visitors will be enlisted to help find the missing ‘royal corgis’ around Landguard Fort and Felixstowe Museum. The ten regally decorated corgis have been created…

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Cattle threats to walkers

An agricultural expert has urged walkers and farmers to protect themselves from the risk of cattle attacks. Rupert Wailes-Fairbairn, of rural insurance broker Lycetts, issued the warning with growing numbers of families and ramblers returning to rural areas following the removal of lockdown restrictions and the advent of warmer weather. According to Health and Safety…

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Stowmarket Factory Celebrates 50 Years of Dulux Paint

There is reason for celebration in Stowmarket this week, as Sunday (22nd May) marked 50 years of Dulux paint production at the iconic paint factory. The factory, located on Needham Road, has been an integral part of the Dulux family of factories since 1972, and is renowned for producing the majority of the Dulux white and…

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Pram Push and toddle in Woodbridge

Suffolk Libraries is marking Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week in May by inviting parents and parents-to-be to join in with a sponsored pram push and toddle round in Elmhurst Park in Woodbridge. The event is a great chance to meet other new parents or those who are expecting. The event aims to raise awareness of…

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Tide Mill unveils Sensory Backpacks

Woodbridge Tide Mill is welcoming more and more children and families these days but sometimes, when it is busy, it may be an overwhelming or even stressful experience for individuals with sensory processing disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Heather Sheehan The Tide Mills Education Lead says  “The backpacks are free to use and…

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