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12/08/2020

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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

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

Play areas and skateparks will start re-opening from tomorrow

Preparation work is underway as East Suffolk Council starts the process of re-opening play areas and skateparks following further easing of lockdown restrictions. Following the latest announcement from the Government, East Suffolk Council and East Suffolk Norse are busy preparing for play areas and skateparks to start re-opening from tomorrow, Saturday 4 July. This includes

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