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07/08/2020

Suffolk News

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

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

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

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