The Red Rose Chain Christmas show is now on! much to the delight of local young children.  Joanna Carrick’s adaptation of the much loved classic children’s story, plays to sell out audiences At The Avenue Theatre in Ipswich every year.   This year, Alice in...
Dec
10
Written by Katie Mackenzie I took my 5 year old daughter to see the Ballad of Rudy at the Wolsey Studio – note, it’s at the Wolsey Studio, not the main theatre, as I carelessly assumed it was, having not read the details properly. So we had a mad dash up the road in the...
Dec
09
On Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 December the Thurston Christmas Tree Festival will return with over 35 trees displayed in St Peter’s Church and Thurston Library. This year the festival as a theme of ‘A Victorian Christmas’ for everyone to enjoy. Trees from local businesses,...
Dec
07
Get ready for some serious laughter and quality entertainment at this year’s New Wolsey panto production of “Cinderella”. The New Wolsey is one of my favourite local theatres, as it has the community at it's heart. From their local productions to their “access to all”...
Dec
05
Visitors to Ipswich’s Christchurch Park have been asked not to feed bread to the ducks. Giving bread to ducks is like giving them junk food, it also pollutes the water, encourages harmful algae and attracts rats, according to Ipswich Borough Council. Large quantities of...
Nov
27
Where will you celebrate bonfire night this year?Whether you celebrate Bonfire Night for the incredible light displays, the mulled wine and marshmallows or for the historical Guy Fawkes factor, watching a spectacular fireworks display is an absolute must this...
Nov
03
I love Fame! You will too, especially if you grew up in the '80s. Fame The Musical, is based on the popular series originally produced between 1982 and 1987.  The show tells the stories of students from New York’s School of the Performing Arts; pouring their hearts and...
Oct
30
Yesterday we went to “move it move it” at the nearly sell out opening night of Madagascar the Musical, at the Regent theatre, featuring 2016 X Factor winner Matt Terry. The fact that the theatre had almost sold out was unsurprising, as it is rare to have the opportunity to...
Oct
17
By Miriam Spall Today we attended the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs press day at the Regent Theatre  in Ipswich, and what fun we had! The level of talent this year is incredible, be ready for a real treat! The star cast includes Atomic Kitten's Natasha Hamilton as the...
Oct
11
If you can sing, dance, tell jokes or do anything that people find entertaining you should get along to Ipswich’s Regent Theatre this Saturday for the open auditions of Britain’s Got Talent. The nation’s favourite talent show is coming to Suffolk’s premier theatre between...
Oct
05
Several of the county’s libraries will be holding ‘Fun Palace’ events this weekend (Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October). This is the second year Suffolk Libraries is getting involved in Fun Palace weekend. Fun Palaces are the brainchild of author Stella Duffy who strongly...
Oct
03
Thousands of children across Suffolk have been collecting their certificates and medals from libraries after completing this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. Over 7,400 children took part in the county’s libraries, this summer, reading nearly 78,000 books. The Summer...
Sep
27