By Esmee Hall Tall Stories are renowned for their brilliant Julia Donaldson adaptations ‘The Gruffalo’ ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’ and ‘Room on a Broom’ have all been huge successes, popular with both children and adults alike. So I was really pleased to be invited to watch the...
Sep
26
Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds’ annual pantomime is always a firm family favourite and so it is a pleasure to now be able to finally reveal the full cast for the upcoming production of Sleeping Beauty, which opens Fri 30 Nov 2018 and runs until Sat 13 Jan 2019. Firstly it is a...
Sep
15
There’s an exciting line-up of well-loved authors and illustrators in the second Lavenham Children’s Book Festival on 20th and 21st October. The programme is aimed at children aged 3 up to 12, featuring tales about an angry dragon, Greek gods, a girl detective, East...
Sep
15
By Esmee Hall Autumn is only just beginning but the  stars of this year's sparkling Marina theatre’s pantomime, Peter Pan , are already getting prepared to entertain Lowestoft audiences this Christmas. I was lucky enough to be invited to meet and interview the cast at...
Sep
15
Three Ipswich youngsters cleaned up in a competition to promote a new ‘Love Your Street’ campaign. The campaign encourages residents and visitors to support the Borough Council’s cleaner Ipswich drive by asking them to put their litter, cigarette butts and chewing gum in the...
Sep
04
Former Atomic Kitten star Natasha Hamilton will be in good company this Christmas: Ipswich’s Regent Theatre has today announced some of her co-stars for its magical Snow White panto. Natasha plays the wicked Queen (boo, hiss) and Britain’s Got Talent winner with Collabro,...
Sep
04
The bad weather has caused the cancellation of two outdoor events in Ipswich parks today. The first casualty is the Vehicle Family Fun Day in Holywells Park. A Borough Council spokesman said the heavy rain this morning gave organisers little choice but to call it off. Also...
Aug
29
Thousands of visitors buckled up their boots and found their sea legs for a weekend of fun on the Waterfront. The Ipswich Maritime Festival, in association with Isaacs on the Quay, ran from 10am – 10pm Saturday and 10am – 6pm Sunday and saw approximately 65,000 visitors flock...
Aug
22
Two top celebrity chefs will be sharing their secrets at the Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival over the bank holiday weekend between 10am and 5pm on Sunday 26th and Monday 27th August. The free, town centre family event will see celebrity chefs...
Aug
08
Chantry Library in Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich will be reopening on Sundays from this weekend (Sunday 5 August). The library has been closed on Sundays since Christmas. This was a temporary measure to enable Suffolk Libraries to work with staff and other organisations to tackle...
Aug
08
A new campaign to encourage residents and visitors to put their litter in bins has been launched in Ipswich. Love Your Street will spread out across the town over the summer and autumn and the launch saw a group of people come together near the Waterfront on a litter-pick...
Aug
08
Suffolk Libraries is reminding families across the county that this year’s Summer Reading Challenge launches this weekend in all of the county’s libraries. The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays and helps to get three quarters of a...
Jul
23