Joss Arnott Dance’s

Joss Arnott Dance’s new programme for 2017, will take its audiences on a gripping journey through powerful and heart-pounding choreography, that has established the company as one of the most exciting voices in British contemporary dance. The company will perform at DanceEast’s Jerwood DanceHouse on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th October, joined by DanceEast’s Centre for Advanced Training students for a unique curtain-raiser ahead of the Saturday show. Created in collaboration with the some of the industry’s foremost, award-winning dancers, composers and designers, Arnott’s new triple bill consists of two…

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Common Ground Theatre

Suffolk-based Common Ground Theatre Company, will be touring East Anglia in October and November, with a riotous, theatrically inventive adaptation of Dickens’ masterpiece, with original music by Pat Whymark and featuring Julian Harries as (among others) Nell’s grandfather, Samson Brass and Mrs Jarley. Common Ground’s work was recently described by Libby Purves, in Suffolk Magazine, as “wonderfully inventive and creative”, and Andrew Clarke, writing in the EADT, said of their adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo: “It takes real skill to take a sturdy piece of classic literature and…

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Martlesham Brass

Their main band performed from noon, at Maritime Woodbridge, on Saturday 9th September. Everyone is welcome at their 21st birthday concert on Saturday 30th September, at St Michael’s Church Centre, Martlesham Heath starting at 7pm. Tickets (£3.50 / primary school children free) are available fromtheir website. All the bands will be performing, and the concert will include the bandleaders’ awards to players who have improved the most, over the year. Please come along and help them celebrate. There will be a raffle and refreshments available during the interval. They would…

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Kesgrave Karate Success

On Sunday 25th June, a small team from Northgate, attended the Karate Kid Championships in Walthamstow with their sole representative being Ruby Hunt. Ruby fought extremely well, winning her first fight 5-3 although she was up against a tricky opponent. Ruby dominated in her second fight to win 4-0. The final was a close fought match, but Ruby’s persistence saw her come away with a 3-0 victory and well deserved gold. Well done Ruby and many thanks to both Gerry and Teliah Turner for their support and coaching. Ruby was…

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Ipswich Ravens

It’s always a little sad to see the summer coming to an end, but the good news, is it will soon be the start of the new indoor volleyball season. At Ipswich Ravens, they have much to look forward to and building on the club’s growth over the last year, there will be something for everyone. For the first time, their first team will be raising the standard of their competitive play, by entering the Suffolk League and/or the Essex League. Our new ladies team will compete in a new…

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Gippeswyk Singers

Gippeswyk Singers have been thrilled with the tremendous reception and superb reviews of The Dream of Gerontius at Snape Maltings in May 2017. Conductor Geoff Lavery, took everyone who was there that night on an unforgettable journey through Elgar’s masterpiece, which included a wonderfully moving performance from the Lambeth Orchestra, outstanding solo voices and a dramatically beautiful choral sound from the impressive teamwork of Gippeswyk Singers and Beccles Choral Society. The singers are now busy preparing a lovely programme entitled Anthems for Advent, with special guests, the Nightingale Wind Quintet…

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Footsteps Walking With You

A new charity in Martlesham to support young people aged 11-25 who are struggling with mental health difficulties launches two exciting fundraising events. Footsteps Walking with You will offer affordable counselling with professional counsellors for youngsters and their families when little support is available elsewhere. A study by the Mental Health Foundation found that three out of four mental health problems are established by age 24, yet 70% of children and adolescents who experience mental health problems have not had appropriate interventions at a sufficiently early age. Christine Pinder, from…

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The Lions Club of Ipswich

The Mayor of Ipswich, Councillor Sarah Barber has been made an honorary member of The Lions Club of Ipswich. The mayor said that she was very pleased to be a part of such a great organisation. She will remain an honorary member for the next year (during her term in office). Lions Club International is the largest service club organisation in the world. Its 1.35 million members in more than 46,000 clubs are serving communities in 207 countries and geographical areas around the globe. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided…

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Argentine Tango

Starting on Wednesday 13th September, you have the chance to learn the elegant, evocative social dance of Argentine Tango on Wednesdays with teachers, Richard and Mandy, of SuffolkTango. The 10-week course (in two five-week blocks) aims to provide a solid foundation in the key elements of Argentine Tango in an enjoyable sociable environment. It concentrates on how to lead and follow the fundamental steps of Tango. The dance is improvised to the music so there are no long sequences to learn. Our current dancers are of all ages, some coming…

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Roger David Burrows Music Fund

The exhibition and sale of works by Suffolk artist Sonya Burrows, with live music by Helen Ellison and her students, on Saturday 10th June was very successful and they are grateful for the support they had for this event. The Midsummer Music concert presented by Helen Ellison and her students on Saturday 17th June in St Michael’s Church Centre, Martlesham Heath, was very enjoyable and successful and they would like to thank everybody who took part. Helen Watson and Kate Parish and their piano students presented a concert on July…

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