New Obstacle Course & Mud Run For Suffolk Families

A brand new event is coming to Suffolk this June as the makers of the Whole Hog and Boss Hog launch the Piglet, Junior Hog. The Piglet, Junior Hog will be an entry-level version of the popular obstacle courses and mud runs that have been part of the Suffolk calendar for over 10 years. It will be aimed at those who want to take part with their children or just those who would like to run a shorter route, and benefit East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH). Sponsored by Taylor Wimpey,…

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Suffolk Remembers Returns To Felixstowe

St Elizabeth Hospice is asking the people of Suffolk to help them remember loved ones as part of the charity’s annual Suffolk Remembers event.  Sixteen large wooden letters, 5,000 candles and hundreds of loved ones will gather in Felixstowe Spa Gardens on June 21 to celebrate and remember friends and family in this unique outdoors celebration. Tuesday, March 12 marked the 100-day countdown to the event, which takes place on Suffolk Day. Pauline Donkin, individual giving manager at St Elizabeth Hospice, said: “Suffolk Remembers is fast becoming one of my…

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Spring Steam Up

The annual “STEAM UP” event at the Long Shop Museum on the 31st March returns. This event officially launches the museum for the 2019 season. And this year there is a special focus on heritage attractions throughout Suffolk. We have got some visiting steam engines as well as our own fleet of engines all in steam and there to be enjoyed. Our own shunting engine Sirapite will be in operation and before it goes off site for a spell at the Mid Suffolk Light Railway for the year. We will…

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Teen Singer Songwriter Hands Over £6000 To Charity

Singer songwriter Roma aged 13 handed over three cheques each £2220 to three local charities as a result of her fundraising in 2018. The local inspirational teen had set herself a target of £6000 and she smashed that by October at the launch of her debut Album “Teen Spirit” The three local charities benefiting from the money she raised are EACH Children’s hospice, Ipswich Winter Night Shelter and Suffolk Young People’s health project also known as 4yp. During January, Roma visited all three charities and handed over cheques and had…

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I Looked East and I Looked West

It has been announced that a major traditional Irish music festival is to take place in Stowmarket this spring. Funding has been confirmed from ‘Culture Ireland’ (an Irish organisation which funds professional Irish musicians appearing in the UK) and from Stowmarket Town Council for the festival which will take place over the weekend of 26th – 28th April this year. The festival will feature top fiddle, accordion, flute and uilleann pipes players from the west of Ireland, who will perform at concerts in the John Peel Centre as well as…

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Ed Sheeran Fans Raise Funds For Charity

Ed Sheeran super fans pledge to raise £4000 for Ipswich charity as birthday present to star. St Elizabeth Hospice is set to benefit from a fundraiser by an international group of Ed Sheeran fans, known as the ‘Sherrios’. The fans have set up a birthday fundraiser in Ed’s honour through Just Giving, with the target of raising £4,000 for the Ipswich-based hospice charity. The pop star will turn 28 on the 17 February and it’s hoped the fundraiser will reach its target by then. It’s already a quarter of the…

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“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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