JPC Poster Winner

The John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, in partnership with the University of Suffolk, is thrilled to announce the winner of their poster competition. From 28th January to 3rd February, the John Peel Centre is taking part in Independent Venue Week (IVW) for the third year running. In 2018, taking part in Independent Venue Week bought national profile to the John Peel Centre when BBC Radio 6 Music’s Steve Lemacq attended the emerge gig, which kicked of a jam-packed week of live music at the Stowmarket venue. emerge is one…

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Harwich Maritime Festival 2019

The annual Maritime Festival is set to go ahead in 2019 as Harwich Haven Authority steps in to ensure the town has its much loved annual event  Harwich Haven Authority are delighted to announce that they will be organising and staging the annual maritime festival on The Quay, Harwich, on Saturday 27 July 2019. The festival replaces the annual Sea Festival, which was previously organised by the Harwich and Dovercourt Rotary Club and the Harwich RNLI. The focus of the event will be to reflect both the town’s rich maritime…

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Everlasting Valentine’s Gift

The Leave an Everlasting Valentine Gift Will Month is being supported by Jackamans Solicitors (Ipswich), Ross Coates Solicitors (Ipswich) and Norton Peskett Solicitors (Halesworth), who have kindly offered their services to offer people the opportunity to make a basic single or mirror will in return for a suggested donation to Cancer Campaign in Suffolk. The aim is to raise awareness of the importance of making a Will, as well as highlighting the work of the charity, and is a special way to make a difference and celebrate Valentine’s Day in…

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Community Mural Underway

Big Lottery Funding Success for Art Festival Community Mural and Community Meetings Start on the 15th of January. Art Eat Festival has been awarded a grant from The Big Lottery Fund to produce a community mural in Ipswich. The project’s aim is to address and raise awareness of local issues as well as improve public spaces. Art Eat Festival organisers have arranged for mural design workshops to be led by Bristol community artist Zoe Power in collaboration with local organisations Emmaus Suffolk, 4YP, Inside Out, Suffolk MIND at Quay Place,…

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Surge

Horizon Theatre presents an evening of local entertainment with welcome drinks, acoustic music and original drama Surge, a play written to mark the 65th anniversary of the East Coast Floods. East Coast, January 31, 2018. A huge storm is brewing. Forecasters are predicting conditions not seen since the catastrophic night of January 31, 1953, when a storm surge and floods killed more than 300 people and made thousands homeless. Steve Drury, born in the middle of that tempestuous night 65 years ago, is facing his own crisis. As his wife,…

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Afternoon Tea Guided Walks

The 2019 series of the popular “Afternoon Tea” Guided Walks, arranged by Ipswich Tourist Guides, commences Wednesday 9th January. Each of the walks has a theme related to an aspect of Ipswich’s history and ends in one of the town’s independent Tea Rooms for a welcome cuppa and a piece of cake. The first walk, entitled “Behind Closed Doors” will be exploring the history, and characters, connected with some of the buildings in Ipswich’s historic Town Centre that many people may regularly walk passed every day. It commences at the…

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Theatre Royal Fundraiser with ITFC Legends

Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is pleased to announce details of the first fundraiser event of 2019, An Evening With the Ipswich Town Football Club Legends – Bryan Hamilton, Terry Butcher and Matt Holland will present an unmissable evening of stories and anecdotes about the club and their careers (Thu 17 Jan, 7.30pm). Bryan Hamilton, who spent five years with Ipswich Town Football Club and made over 150 appearances for the team, will host the evening. Bryan also gained 50 caps for Northern Ireland between 1969 and 1980 and later…

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Ipswich’s Best Food Vote!

Clean sweep for indies as the All About Ipswich Food & Drink FORKNIGHT awards are all won by independent businesses, with over 2,000 votes from the public. Ipswich Central’s annual campaign FOOD & DRINK FORKNIGHT (run by the All About Ipswich team at Ipswich Central), which has celebrated and promoted the town’s food & drink offer since 2013, sees independent restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs triumph in the Food & Drink FORKNIGHT awards; with small businesses winning all 12 awards. The winners below, as voted by over 2,000 members of…

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Could You Be A Young Shadow Trustee?

Community Action Suffolk has launched an appeal to identify a new Young Shadow Trustee who will have a pivotal post in contributing to how the organisation is run, and how it portrays the county’s youth contingent. It is the first time CAS has chosen to include a dedicated Young Shadow Trustee on their board, and comes as part of the organisation’s desire to reflect more diversity. A Suffolk-based programme to support young trustees has been in place since last year, led by CAS, and now sees a total of 10 younger…

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Be Your Own Boss!

‘Be your own boss!’ is a statement everyone has come across. You read it, hear it and see this declaration online, on the radio and television – but is it really worth considering as a viable work option? Of course, being employed has its advantages – a certain amount of stability, usually a regular income and fixed holiday, but even then, more people are weighing up whether being self-employed would give them the flexibility they yearn and additional prospects. Denise Winder and Heidi Franklin set up Wild Play Ltd in…

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