Open Studios Call For Artists

Suffolk Open Studios have launched their 2019 Call for Artists, inviting artists and galleries living and working across Suffolk to join next year’s programme. Earlier this year, over 100 artists opened their studios to the public and enjoyed the many advantages of taking part, including reaching new audiences and showing their work in the comfort of their own studio; receiving valuable feedback by interacting directly with potential clients; and the chance to meet and collaborate with fellow artists in their area. Artists and galleries also benefit from valuable publicity through…

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Macmillan Afternoon Tea

The recently established East Suffolk Macmillan Cancer Support Fundraising Group warmly invites you to an exciting Christmas social event which offers a glass of festive fizz on arrival, a delicious afternoon tea and activities for a range of interests. Fanny and Frank, a local independent boutique, will be modelling a selection of their beautifully designed clothes, footwear and accessories, there will be live jazz, a superb raffle, a make-up demonstration as well as a talk about the important work undertaken by Macmillan in the area. The event takes place on…

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Griff Rhys Jones

Griff Rhys Jones is returning to Suffolk for another performance in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH). Fresh from his tour of Australia, the comedian is to take the floor at Ipswich Town’s Sir Bobby Robson suite on Sunday, December 16. His 90-minute set will feature a new mix of tales, stand-up and anecdotes ready for Christmas and the New Year. Topics will include voluntary work, royalty, family Christmases past and present, plus Suffolk and Essex. Griff said: “It’s a time for giving and this will be a wonderful…

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Cancer Campaign Turns 20

Cancer Campaign in Suffolk has just celebrated its 20-year anniversary of helping the residents of Suffolk before, during and after a cancer diagnosis. The trustees, the team, complementary therapists and counsellors and others joined together at The Crown in Woodbridge to celebrate the milestone and look back on what the charity has accomplished. It was also a special anniversary for Chief Executive Karen Hare who has been working at the charity for 10 years. Chairman Jonny Ripman spoke about how far the charity has come and thanked everybody who has…

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Harbour Lights Trio

Local Trio Harbour Lights are releasing their first CD, Good Company, in early November. The group, who are based in East Suffolk (Woodbridge, Rendlesham & Southwold) have performed for many local clubs and societies and at village concerts. They have also sung further afield at folk clubs and festivals such as Sidmouth and FolkEast. In October, they were the guests at Sharps, a folk club held at the headquarters of the English Folk Dance and Song near Regents Park. The Trio all sing and play a range of instruments such…

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A Jolly Jingling Christmas

What are you doing at 7.30pm on Tuesday, December 11? Forget about sitting in your old armchair watching the same old TV programmes. Come along to the United Reformed Church, Stowmarket where you will receive a warm welcome from the Jubilee Ladies Choir, our conductor Simon Welham and accompanist Calvin Goymer. For your evening’s entertainment we will be singing a selection of seasonal music. Tickets are £7 and include light refreshments. There will also be a raffle. Tickets can be purchased by ringing 01449 736374/723424 or at the door. Why…

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Chernobyl Childrens Lifeline & Charity Shop

 Host Parents Wanted We are already preparing for our 2019 summer visit and are looking for people who might consider hosting a child/ren. Children will be aged between eight and 10 years and the visit takes place from June 30 until July 28. The children meet daily at our centre in Stowmarket so host families can follow their own occupation or interests. Age and financial circumstances are immaterial; what is important is that you want to welcome the children into your life for these four weeks. It’s a really rewarding…

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Gippeswyk Singers with Martlesham Brass

Gippeswyk Singers are welcoming in the New Year with special guests Martlesham Brass in a concert at St Michael & All Angels Church Centre, Martlesham Heath IP5 3PL on Sunday 6th January at 7:30pm. Come and enjoy an uplifting evening of beautiful music from the choir including Benjamin Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols” and Brian Latchem’s “An Abundance of Blessings” conducted by Geoff Lavery and accompanied by Anna Wynne on harp. Martlesham Brass are featured performing on their own as well as joining the Singers for a medley of well-known songs…

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Roma Nicholson

Ipswich singing sensation 13 year-old Roma Nicholson, has just launched her debut album on Sunday 28th October at the Railway Pub on Foxhall Road, Ipswich in front of a crowd of 100 fans who turned up eagerly to hear songs of her new album Teen Spirit which follows on from her debut EP from last year Welcome to the Waterfront. The young singer-songwriter performed songs from her debit album including the song Stronger which was released on World Mental Health Day, which is about fighting back against bullying and was co-written…

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The 10th Annual Sci-fi & Action Exhibition

This October, Bury St Edmunds muggles will be beamed up to a Galaxy far, far away to boldly go where no man has gone before as Moyse’s Hall celebrate their 10th Anniversary Sci-Fi and Action Exhibition. Visitors will be able to see a unique selection of screen-used props and costumes, plus replicas, memorabilia and more, from the likes of Star Wars, Dr Who, Star Trek and even Harry Potter – plus original space race artefacts – from 20 October – 25 November. This year the highlights will appeal to all…

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