Nerf gun parties are so much fun for children and parents alike! For the past two years my son Alex (11) has been a fan of nerf guns and loves to play mini battles with his friends. He plays at home, but there isn't enough space to run around, and the bullets get lost and eaten...
Starting on the 13th July, the annual Summer Reading Challenge will be back in full swing, running across all 44 of Suffolk’s libraries as well as the weekly Suffolk Libraries Local sessions in Shotley and Rushmere. Children aged 4-11 are invited to sign up at their...
Reviewed by Hannah Cotton Yesterday afternoon I took my two boys, aged four and two years old, to see In The Night Garden Live at The Ipswich Regent. We went to the 4pm performance. That’s an interesting time of day in most households with small...
This April will be the first ever Suffolk Libraries Children’s Month – a brand new campaign to encourage more children and families to use their local library. Children’s Month will launch next week on International Children’s Book Day on 2 April and run throughout the month...
Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is delighted to present another spring production from its talented Young Company, following 2018’s Treasure Island with Alan Bennett’s delightful and witty adaptation of The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. “Hang spring cleaning!” and take...
The Amazing Adventures of Pinocchio, Sun 7 – Mon 8 Apr Jack and the Beanstalk, Tue 9 – Wed 10 Apr Aliens Love Underpants, Fri 24 – Sat 25 May If All The World Were Paper, Wed 29 May The Gruffalo, Tue 11 – Thu 13 Jun The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, Mon 17 – Tue 18 Jun...
Today, I ll talk to my son (10) about women, as “a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women” (International Women's Day, official website). And as a starting point, I will ask him if he can name women that have made a difference...
Yesterday, we were invited to the press night of the “The Band” a new musical by Tim Firth and inspired by the music of Take That at the Ipswich Regent Theatre. This is our review. If you are considering coming along, be prepared to get emotional, relive childhood...
Three Sat Under the Banyan Tree – Ipswich writer welcomes his library-inspired play to the New Wolsey Theatre
Local writer Shamser Sinha is delighted that his children’s play ‘Three Sat Under the Banyan Tree’ is coming to Ipswich this weekend as part of a UK tour and has spoken of how the play was inspired by visits to Ipswich County Library with his son. The New Wolsey Theatre is...
Suffolk Libraries are hosting lots of events aimed at children and families this half-term. Some highlights include: Harry Potter Night events throughout February, the Sutton Hoo visits at Shotley (Suffolk Libraries Local) and Southwold Library, as well as a Marsh on the Move...
Throughout February, Southwold Library are hosting activities aimed at families and children in collaboration with partners such as Creative Arts East, Suffolk Wildlife Trust and Sutton Hoo. Some events, such as Harry Potter Night and the Sutton Hoo Roadshow, will...
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