Ipswich High School Summer Fete

If you are looking for something to do on a sunny summer afternoon then Ipswich High School’s summer fete may be for you. This annual event is being held in the beautiful grounds of Woolverstone Hall on Saturday, June 23. The fete is open to all and admission is free. This year the school is celebrating being at Woolverstone Hall for 25 years. The organisers are promising that the fete will feature lots of fun, food and entertainment. A variety of local craft stalls attend and their wares will appeal…

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Community Market

Community market bursting with fresh local produce Freshly picked local produce will be on offer at the community garden’s next market on Friday 8th June, at the CRESS Pavilion, Halifax Road, Ipswich IP2 8RE, from 10am to 12.30pm. There will also be a selection of excellent quality plants on offer, grown at our walled garden project, to spruce up your garden or windowsill. Meanwhile, young people from Chantry Academy will be behind the serving hatch this month with a wonderful selection of cakes and goodies they have made – so…

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Popular Afternoon Tea Walk Series Continues

The latest in the series of “Afternoon Tea Walks” arranged by the Ipswich Tourist Guides, takes place on Monday 29th January. Entitled “An Ipswich Almanac” the walk explores some of the major – and some of the quirky – events and happenings in Ipswich’s 1500 year history that helped shape the town – from the opening of the new Town Hall (celebrating 150 years this weekend) and the granting of a Royal Charter over 800 years ago, to the rudimentary provision of a Fire Service in the 16th Century. The…

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Ipswich Ravens Volleyball

This last month saw another big entry in the popular 6-a-side indoor series held at Northgate School, with six teams in Div 1 including Ravens men, and eight teams in Div 2 including their ladies. The men’s team included four of their improving juniors and remarkably managed to win their initial pool with exciting victories against local rivals Ipswich and Stowmarket. This meant they qualified for the final group, where they followed up with an excellent performance in losing narrowly to Lakenheath, who have not yet lost a match this season,…

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DanceEast To Host U.Dance 2018

Following four days of youth dance celebrations in Birmingham earlier this year to mark One Dance UK’s U.Dance 2017, it was revealed that DanceEast will host the national event for the first time in 2018. Each year, the U.Dance festival showcases a selection of dance groups from all over the country, as well as providing young people with the chance to take part in workshops and masterclasses with dance industry professionals, and inspire each other with a love of dance. The 2018 festival will run in July, across both DanceEast…

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New Wolsey Theatre’s 2018 Spring Season

This spring, the New Wolsey Theatre will present the premiere of Our Blue Heaven, a brand new musical in celebration of 40 years since Ipswich Town’s historic FA Cup Victory. The production runs from Friday 4th to Saturday 26th May. With a hasty wedding, a first birth and missing tickets to contend with, will our mad-keen Ipswich fans make it to the final? Can the town navigate the frozen pitch at Bristol Rovers, the rioting Millwall supporters at the Den, dodgy refereeing at Villa Park and make it all the…

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Idelo Travel

Words from Managing Director Andrea Powell When I first set up my business I was totally new to travel. Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant, all of my experience came from simply being a customer who had travelled. People asked me how I could possibly do this – after all there was ‘the internet’, the ’Big Boys’ and so on – but I think this was an asset. Being an outsider and new to the industry, it made it legitimate for me to ask why, to challenge the perceived wisdom.…

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Ipswich Ravens Volleyball

The new indoor season is now well under way. The Ravens entered two teams in the monthly Suffolk Indoor 6-a-side tournament held at Northgate School. They continued our emphasis on developing their juniors and ladies in particular. Their first team, who entered Division 1, included four of their most promising U18 boys, making it easily the youngest team ever to play in Division 1, although the choice was somewhat forced upon us as their regular captain had developed man-flu. The boys performed admirably with a win against Ipswich 2nds and narrow…

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Cards For Good Causes

Cards for Good Causes has got the festive season under way in Ipswich with its pop-up charity Christmas card shop in the Tourist Information Centre at St Stephen’s Church. The shop will raise thousands of pounds for local and national charities in the run up to Christmas with its wide selection of cards, as well as seasonal gifts and products. Staffed by a team of local volunteers, the shop is part of a network of more than 300 temporary shops run by Cards for Good Causes, the UK’s largest multi-charity…

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NYCGB GCSE & A Level Composition Day

The Royal Hospital School Music School were delighted to be able to host a GCSE and A Level composition masterclass which included over eighty pupils and staff from other schools across the region. The event was supported by the 8 Fellows of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (NYCGB) and the day was led by composer and Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, Dr Toby Young. In the morning, pupils were treated to a lecture recital in the glorious acoustic of the school’s chapel, where the NYC Fellows…

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