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10/08/2020

Live Video Workshops For Start-Up Businesses

All You Need Is A Laptop Or Phone… With the restrictions of the current COVID-19 lockdown, MENTA have turned to online training courses to help Start-Up Businesses. They have made their award-winning and fully-funded Start-Up Business training available online with LIVE video training. This means you can learn and plan your new business from the

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Exciting online festival for Mercury Theatre

The Mercury Theatre Colchester, in association with the University of Essex, Signals and the Lakeside Theatre is thrilled announce the line up to their exciting new Mercury Online Festival. Taking place over the weekend of 21st-23rd August 2020 the festival celebrates the creativity of artists and theatre makers from the East of England, providing them

Part Time Cleaner Wanted

If you’re looking for a part-time job, The Ipswich Oddfellows are now looking for a cleaner. Basic hours 4 per week. Flexible hours – £8.72ph Job descriptionTo clean meeting hall, kitchen and toilets on a weekly basis, or more often if required. Including hoovering, dusting, cleaning and sanitizing work surfaces, emptying bins etc.To clean windows

New Wolsey cancel All Shows including Panto

The New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich have issued a statement:“Following the recent ministerial statement that social distancing will be required within theatres at least until November, with no certainty on when these measures and associated Covid-19 protocols might be removed, the management and Board of the New Wolsey Theatre have taken the extremely difficult decision

Knuckle Busters at the Barns

Stonham Barns are excited to be hosting this joint weekend event with The Knuckle Busters UK Car Club. This event is for those interested in Rockabilly music and Hot Rodding so there will be all cars that fit that criteria on the showground. On Sunday there is a Show ‘n’ Shine Show so come along,

Classic Car Show at Stonham

Stonham Barns is very proud and thrilled to be hosting The Classic Car Show. The show, which has been staged at Stonham for over 14 years, is going to be a wonderful day out for all the family with an abundance of things to do and see. Come and see the 100’s of Classic Cars

Bubble Rush event cancelled

St Elizabeth Hospice’s popular annual fundraiser, Bubble Rush, has been postponed until next year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Bubble Rush is a 5km fun run held in Christchurch Park, Ipswich. Open to all ages and abilities, Bubble Rush sees participants start in a sea of foam before passing through bubble stations around the

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Review: Twelfth Night

Summer for theatre lovers in Suffolk has meant heading to a wooded area to partake in some Shakespeare from Ipswich based Red Rose Chain. So much so that their, sometimes, quirky takes on the Bard’s works have become as much part of summer as ice-creams and Kiss Me Quick hats and the seaside. The setting

National Express Coach services return to Ipswich

As demand for post-covid domestic travel grows, Ipswich has been added back onto the National Express network of scheduled coach services. The 482 service will run four times a day each way from Ipswich to Stansted airport via Colchester, Mark Teys and Braintree and twice a day each way to London. The route has been

Museums welcome back visitors

Ipswich Museum and Christchurch Mansion reopened their doors yesterday for the first time in four months, welcoming a total of 200 visitors. The venues have been shut since March but have now reopened with a range of safety measures in place. Visitors need to book a free ticket for a timed slot before they visit

HMRC urges parents to claim Child Benefit

Parents in East of England are being urged to claim Child Benefit, even if they have not yet been able to register the birth of their new-borns, to ensure they don’t miss out. Between April and July 2019, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) received 49,637 more new Child Benefit claims compared to the same period

SCRUBS – a short film from the New Wolsey Theatre

The New Wolsey Theatre is well known for it’s theatre productions, but it has now finished work on a short film inspired by the recent COVID situation and it’s an absolute superb production. It’s gentle but also powerful. This first creative project based on work submitted to their StoryLine initiative by a member of the

Theatre in the Forest: AT HOME

This year, Red Rose Chain’s much loved annual summer Shakespeare event is happening with a difference – Theatre in the Forest at Home is coming to you! Red Rose Chain invites you to join them for a special live streamed performance of Twelfth Night for one night only on the 1st August. Despite all the

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East Suffolk towns to be digitally transformed

Twelve towns in East Suffolk are to benefit from new technology including free WiFi and footfall tracking, to help high streets and town centres recover from the impact of Covid-19. Following a successful pilot in Framlingham last year, East Suffolk’s ‘Smart Towns’ Project will now be rolled out to 11 other market towns across the

Frustration for Ipswich Speedway promoter Louis

Ipswich ‘Tru Plant’ Witches promoter Chris Louis says that efforts to stage a 2020 season have ended in frustration after it was confirmed that there will be no league season this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.The start of the new campaign has been on hold since March with various restrictions in place to prevent

New exhibition

A new exhibition by Suffolk Artist Hannah Aria runs between July 22nd and July 28th at the Carousel Art Gallery in Framlingham. The exhibition will be open 10am-5pm on weekdays and Saturday and 11am-3pm on Sunday. Admission is free. “Embellish” features a wide selection of Aria’s emotive Resin and Impasto works. All of the 30cm

Chantry Academy celebrates

Students and staff at Chantry Academy are celebrating after the school’s commitment to arts and cultural education was awarded the Platinum level in the Artsmark Award, the highest possible grading a school can achieve. The Artsmark Award, which is valid for two years and accredited by Arts Council England, helps build young people’s confidence, character

700 mile cycle ride for friends

Two friends from Ipswich will cycle the 700 miles to Scafell Pike and back in an epic challenge for Muscular Dystrophy UK – despite having barely been on a bike for many years. Bored of lockdown and wanting a challenge, Alex Pilgrim came up with the idea in April and messaged his friends on WhatsApp

Pet Pageant

St Elizabeth Hospice is calling on pet owners to share photos of their much-loved companions for the charity’s first ever, fundraising pet pageant. Lanuched on 1st July, pet owners from across Ipswich and Suffolk are encouraged to enter photos of their dapper dogs, cute cats and more exotic furry and scaly friends into the virtual

Reconnecting older residents

East Suffolk Council has started trialling a new scheme which helps reconnect older residents who are vulnerable due to social isolation. The East Suffolk Grandpad Loan Scheme is aimed at tackling social isolation amongst mainly older residents who have little or no contact with loved ones or the outside world due to a lack of

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