Singing Safari Concert

2018 brings the seventh annual Singing Safari concert to Ipswich. In October 2018 an intrepid bunch of singers set off on an imaginary Singing Safari to collect songs from all over the world. Led by choirmaster Chris Rowbury, their journey ends in Ipswich where they will share the songs they’ve learnt. The Singing Safari is delighted to be joined for the first time by the Columbines folk trio. This promises to be an evening of singing to stir the soul, warm the heart, and revive the spirits on a cold…

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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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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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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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WeCan Family Fun Day

WeCan@TheJunction will be holding their Family Fun Day at the Recreation Ground, Stowmarket on Saturday, August 25 from noon-4pm. There will be live music, dance and parkour displays, face painting, a prize draw and lots more fun and games, plus free balloon modelling by Mr Beans Entertainment and a magic show by UnbeLEEvable Parties to keep the little ones happy. Entry is free and there will be light snacks and drinks available to buy from The Rec Community Café. Or why not bring a picnic and enjoy the entertainment? Last…

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RHS Celebrates John Rutter

On Saturday 9th December, the Royal Hospital School will be kicking off the festive season with a celebration of the music of its Patron of Music, John Rutter. The Cambridge-educated composer has produced some of the most popular Christmas music of the past 50 years, including Shepherd’s Pipe Carol, composed when he was just 18, and the magnificent Gloria (which will start the concert). He was described by David Willcocks as ‘the most gifted composer of his generation’ and on opening the Reade Music School at RHS in 2008, Rutter said;…

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Exciting News For Festival Scene

Following memorable summer, winter and Oktoberfest Beer Festivals at St Peter’s By The Waterfront in Ipswich, all rounded off by a sold out Saints New Year Hootenanny, 2017 promises to be even more exciting for Beer&Co supporters with a new festival date to keep. In addition to repeating the popular festivals from 2016, Beer&Co are lining-up a new Beer & Folk Festival for the end of April, plus a Beer & Blues Festival in the autumn, which should whet your appetite for the year ahead. And it doesn’t stop there.…

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Music Hall Days Return to Spa

The Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe hosts the latest reincarnation of the legendary show which is making a remarkable resurgence to Friday night viewing on BBC 4. Featuring an amazing cast of professional acts from around the globe, ‘The Good Old Music Hall Days’ recreates the days of variety with an afternoon of music and comedy to tickle the chuckle muscles… Curtain comes up at 2:30pm on Thursday April 6th featuring: Kingpin of Comedy together with his banjo – Mr. Steve Barclay Beguiling Balladeer of West End fame – Mr. Andrew Robley…

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