“The Grit” Shortlisted for National Creative Learning Awards

Poetry People has been shortlisted in the new National Creative Learning Awards for The Grit, its community-driven project celebrating Lowestoft’s almost forgotten fishing village. The Grit project – which involved schools’ workshops, GritFest celebration day and the touring theatre show ‘Pearls from The Grit’ – is one of three national projects on the shortlist for the Literature and Creative Writing Award. Lowestoft-born poet and writer Dean Parkin is the co-founder/director of Poetry People. He said: “I’m thrilled that The Grit has been shortlisted for this prestigious award from the many…

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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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