Charlie Landsborough On Tour

Country Music Association’s Hall of Fame Star CHARLIE LANDSBOROUGH makes a welcome return to Britain this April and May 2019 for a Nationwide Tour.   Hear all the hits – including: My Forever Friend, I Will Love You All My Life, What Colour Is the Wind, Special, Shine Your Light, Five Fingers and more. Charlie has also released a New Album entitled “THE ATTIC COLLECTION”.   This 20 Song Album is Charlie’s 35th.   It is both CD and DVD released to his loyal fans collection. It features 15 totally different versions of the original releases from his early albums and 5 totally new songs, consisting of…

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Make A Date For Last Tango in Whitby

Stowmarket Operatic and Dramatic Society are bringing a little slice of Mike Harding to town with the hilarious comedy Last Tango in Whitby in May 2019. The play tells the story of an unexpected spark of mutual attraction between Pat and Phil while Pat enjoys a charabanc trip to Whitby. Director Tory Bolger likes that the play mixes comedy with one of her great passions, dancing. “It’s a play about a group of people going on holiday together. I liked the idea of a group of more mature people, getting…

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Suffolk Walking Festival

Now in its 12th year, the Suffolk Walking festival (May 11 to June 2) has established itself as one of Britain’s premier walking festivals with over 120 walks and events across our county. Last year all walkers collectively walked 24 million steps over 23 days across Suffolk! The 2019 festival is going to be the most creative, imaginative and ambitious one to date. From a dawn chorus to hidden orchids, Arthur Ransome to John Constable, and from Anglo-Saxons to naval heritage, there’s even murder, myths and a little bit of…

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London To Brighton For Guide Dogs For The Blind

Jacqueline Jones of Kesgrave and Christina Edwards of Ipswich have decided to challenge themselves by walking 63 miles from London to Brighton. The pair, who are out training nearly every day, are taking on one of the action challenges arranged by the Ultra Challenge Team and are walking continually through the night from Richmond Park in London to Brighton race course during the Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May. They are raising money for Guide Dogs for the Blind, a cause very close to Christina’s heart as her mother…

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Ipswich & District Soroptimist Club

Do you need a bit of decluttering? If so, and if you are into sewing, we could help you out. Is your work space filling up with bits of material left over from previous projects? You have probably kept them in case they might ‘come in useful’. Well, we have a use for them! We are making bags for syringe drivers, small pumps which some patients have to carry around with them, in particular if they need constant medication to relieve pain. The bags are like mini totes with a…

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Spring Events For Headway Suffolk

SPRING EVENTS TO MARK 5 YEARS OF HEADWAY SUFFOLK: Thursday, April 11: Quiz Night at St Georges House, Bury St Edmunds Saturday, April 27: Cycle Ride and Walk at Epsilon House, Ipswich Brain injury charity Headway Suffolk is marking its fifth anniversary year by hosting two fundraising events in spring to help improve its services for local people. Headway Suffolk was formed on 1 April 2014 following the merger of East and West Suffolk, and since then its rehabilitation, therapy and support services for local adults with acquired brain injuries…

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More Officers For Suffolk

Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore has increased the policing element of the council tax by £2 a month (for a Band D property) for this new financial year. This will see 29 extra police officers across the county, 24 civilian investigators, a share of 45 police staff with Norfolk and increased investment in technology. The precept increase will allow the Chief Constable to enhance police visibility and pro-activity across the county, and increase the Constabulary’s capacity to deal with more complex investigations which is what residents of Suffolk…

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Martlesham Heath Control Tower Museum

Martlesham Heath Control Tower Museum opens for the season on the afternoon of Sunday, April 1. Learn the story of this fascinating airfield from 1917 to 1963, from The Royal Flying Corps to The Jet Age, with everything in-between. The museum is then open every Sunday afternoon from Sunday, April 7 from 2-5pm until October 27. Entry is free but donations are appreciated. Located at the rear of Parkers Place, off Eagle Way, Martlesham Heath IP5 3UZ with free parking, the museum is opened by special arrangement for school and club groups. For…

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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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