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29th February 2020

Whats On

On the fiddle!

Blazin’ Fiddles celebrate their 22nd year in 2020. With nine albums and many thousands of miles and behind them, and a passion that burns brighter than ever – no other band has quite managed to capture the excitement, sensitivity and raw fire of Scottish music all at once. The Blazers blend solo and ensemble sets, so you

Girls Just Wanna Have FUN!

LADIES OF IPSWICH! Get your voices and your dancing shoes ready for the brand new musical comedy ‘GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN’ coming to Ipswich Regent on April 15th. Written by the same team that brought you the hugely successful Hormonal Housewives this show is guaranteed to not only have you laughing, but dancing in

Review: The World Turned Upside Down

If you live in this part of the world then you have, almost certainly, heard of Matthew Hopkins, The Witchfinder General. Matthew Hopkins lived in Manningtree in the first half of the 1600s and he was solely responsible for the increase of witch trials during that period. It is believed that from 1644 to 1646

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

Spring at the New Wolsey

This Spring, join the New Wolsey Theatre as they present the hilarious musical, murderous romp Burke and Hare, a new version by Tom Wentworth. Plus read on for more great shows coming to the venue.

Russian State Ballet – The Nutcracker – Ipswich

Performed by The Russian State Ballet of Siberia and accompanied by a live orchestra, The Russian State Ballet Orchestra, this most famous of fantasy ballets for all the family begins as night falls on Christmas Eve. As snowflakes fall outside, the warm glow of the open fire sends flickering shadows across the boughs of the

Rag ‘n’ Bone Man set for Forest gig

Rag‘n’Bone Man has announced date as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series presented by Forestry England. Rory Graham aka Rag‘n’Bone Man is an English singer-songwriter known for his distinctive baritone voice. Having won the 2017 BRIT’s ‘British Breakthrough Act’ and receiving the BRIT’s Critics’ Choice Award in the same year, Rag‘n’Bone Man cemented

Stowmarket Wildlife Group – Suffolk Wildlife Trust

The Stowmarket group meetings in 2019 covered a very diverse range of subjects centred on the plants and animals of Suffolk. The speakers were informative and often amusing, revealing much about what goes on around us, which is so often unnoticed. The attendance for the talks was good, and one attracted the biggest audience since

Pop-up choir concert celebrates Paul Simon songs

As if by magic, a Suffolk choirmaster has created a choir from scratch in just six rehearsals to celebrate the songwriting career of Paul Simon. Chris Rowbury has taken a group of 50 random singers from Ipswich and knocked them into shape by teaching songs in four-part harmony. All the songs have been arranged especially

Stowmarket Chorale

At the end of November, Stowmarket Chorale performed their Christmas concert at the United Reformed Church, excerpts from J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, and it was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone, and a great start to the Christmas season. During December, the choir will be singing carols at the Icanho centre in Stowmarket and holding a sponsored

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