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16/09/2020

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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Appeal after thefts from Baby Remembrance Tree

Police are appealing for witnesses after thefts from a remembrance tree in Ipswich. The thefts took place sometime between July and 5 September in the Magic Garden area of Holywells Park in the town. Three brass leaves from a remembrance tree sculpture, commissioned by the Ipswich Hospital Baby Bereavement Group, were stolen. Each leaf represents

Pre-lockdown green collections set to restart

Pre-lockdown garden waste collections is set to restart in East Suffolk later this month after being impacted by Covid-19. Following disruptions to garden waste collections in East Suffolk due to Covid-19, the service is now set to return to normal on Monday 28 September, in accordance with the original bin collection dates. This means that

2020 British Final at Foxhall Stadium

The 2020 British Final will be held at Foxhall Stadium on Saturday 26th September at 7.30pm after the government announced that it would be one of the sporting events used to pilot the safe return of spectators to elite sport.League racing in Britain was cancelled in July without a wheel being turned due to the

Transport Museum reopens

Ipswich Transport Museum is delighted to confirm that it will be reopening from Sunday 20th September 2020. The Museum will be operating under reduced hours until further notice; Sundays 11am to 4pm and Wednesdays 1pm to 4pm, commencing Sunday 20th September 2020. The Museum will be operating under COVID-safe rules, including a one way system.

History Alive! – Heritage Open Days 2020

From the top of St. John’s Church tower to the basements of Harvest House, the seaside town of Felixstowe offers a rich history and heritage to discover. Once again in September, Heritage Open Days will be held throughout the UK, but this year’s event will be a little bit different. On Saturday 12 September, Visit

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Funding for organisations in Suffolk impacted by COVID-19 – last chance to apply

Charities and community organisations in Suffolk who have been struggling to maintain their work or are facing increased demand can now access £500 of funding from Tesco’s COVID19 fund, administered by community charity Groundwork. This funding was opened in April to help organisations that are supporting communities in response to the pandemic. The funding is

Online theatre from New Wolsey – What a Carve Up!

The New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich, The Barn Theatre in Cirencester and the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield have announced the world premiere of Henry Filloux-Bennett’s online play What A Carve Up!, based on Jonathan Coe’s critically acclaimed satirical novel. The digital production, which will be directed by Tamara Harvey (Home, I’m Darling), chronicles the

Storm Francis: care needed, says Council

Ipswich Borough Council is advising people to take extra care, particularly in parks and open spaces, with Storm Francis forecast to bring strong winds on Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th August. Parks and cemeteries are set to open normally on Tuesday morning but could close at short notice, said a spokesperson: “It is hard to

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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

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

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