Orford Ness

HAVE YOU EVER WORKED ON ORFORD NESS? It’s a strange place. Nobody lives there. It’s a place of contrasts. It’s called an Island, but it’s not. If you like wide-open views, our lovely Suffolk skies, nature’s silence, rare plants and…

Stow Live Lounge

Wednesday, January 4th saw the first Live Lounge night at Costa Coffee (Meadow Centre) for 2017. Live Lounge is a monthly free live music event organised jointly by the New Live Family Church and The Salvation Army.  Each night consists of…

The Bus Shelter

THE BUS SHELTER IPSWICH: HELP RAISE £5,000 FOR AN EMERGENCY NIGHT SHELTER IN IPSWICH It all started with a single thought of helping the homeless in these cold months. My partner Sarah and I started a Facebook page – Keeping Ipswich…

Boost For Pier Project

A community group’s bid to buy the 122-year-old Shotley Pier has been given a £105,000 boost. The Co-op’s Power to Change Community Share Booster Programme is prepared to match every pound raised by the Shotley Heritage Charitable…

Wedding Open Day

The Rous family and Bruisyard Hall events team are hosting a Wedding Open Day on Sunday, February 26, 11am-4pm. Having undergone a top to bottom luxurious refurbishment in 2012, this open day is the only available weekend to view the Hall…

New Landlord at The Brook Inn

The Brook Inn in Washbrook has appointed a new landlord, John Rhodes. The free house, which was bought by the community in August 2014, will continue to specialise in gluten free cooking under John who moved to Suffolk from Blackpool to…

East Anglian Potato Day

Potato Day is a gardening event with all our customers and volunteers being gardeners who grow spuds, be it on an allotment, smallholding, garden or in pots on the patio. As well as more than 80 varieties of seed potato available to buy…

Train to Teach

Call for aspiring teachers to join  ‘Train to Teach’ roadshow in Ipswich Aspiring teachers from Ipswich with the passion and potential to teach are being encouraged to attend the Train to Teach roadshow when it comes to The Ipswich Town…

Simon Tripp at RHS

On Thursday 12th January 2017, Warrant Officer First Class Simon Tripp, the Corps Bandmaster of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, will be returning to the Royal Hospital School in Holbrook to give a lecture on life as a military musician.…

Dance For Dementia

This January, DanceEast is launching a brand new programme of classes for people living with Dementia and their family carers, in partnership with New Adventures & Re:Bourne and Dementia Pathfinders. The classes are designed for…