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10/08/2020

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Mercury Online Festival 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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