Funding Available for Youth Holiday Activities

A project which has been working over the last two years to improve the number of holiday activities for young people in east Suffolk has won at this year’s Community Action Suffolk Awards, and there is more funding available for future projects The Youth Holidays Activity Fund won the Anne Dunford OBE Award, which recognises youth participation, where children and young people aged 11 to 19 … Continue reading Funding Available for Youth Holiday Activities

Review – Rules for Living

Rules for Living by Sam Holcroft – New Wolsey Theatre until Sat 4th November First shown at the National Theatre in 2015, Rules for Living has been revived for a tour of the provinces by English Touring Theatre under the direction of Simon Godwin. Its billed as a cross between an Alan Ayckbourn and a look at Cognative Behavioural Therapy. But this play by relative … Continue reading Review – Rules for Living

Review – Roger McGough and Little Machine

Roger McGough and Little Machine – New Wolsey Theatre Sunday 29th October Roger McGough has been a poet of wit and witticisms for nigh on 60 years – yet he is still as fresh and relevant as he was and has always been, and shows no sign of slowing down. He was awarded his O.B.E. for services to poetry in 1997 and more recently a … Continue reading Review – Roger McGough and Little Machine

Review – Morgan & West: Time Travelling Magicians

Morgan & West: Time travelling Magicians – New Wolsey Theatre Saturday 29th October and touring The enigmatic duo of Rhys Morgan and Rob West don’t want you knowing a lot about their real background. Their personification is Victorian magicians and their website gives no more information other than that they met at Oxford University. So be it. Maybe we don’t need to know them to … Continue reading Review – Morgan & West: Time Travelling Magicians

Landguard Photo Competition – Winners Announced

The Landguard Partnership has announced the twelve winning photographs in this year’s Landguard Photography Competition 2017. Categories: Wildlife – Philip J Hill, Jill Adam, Jo Reynolds, Richard Copestake   Macro – Kevin Healy, Mark Thompson, Philip P Greene, Stephen Squirrell   Wow – Andrew Whinney, Neil Walker, Paul Causon, Tanya Rees The overall “Judges Choice” Winner was Philip J Hill, whose picture taken on the … Continue reading Landguard Photo Competition – Winners Announced

Universal Credit Worries? Citizens Advice Has The Answers

Universal Credit is on its way – but with the recent controversy surrounding it many may be worried about how it will affect them and whether they will cope with the process for applying. However Felixstowe Citizens Advice have come to the rescue with new technology being installed at their offices in Orwell Rd and at the Library which  will  make it easier for the … Continue reading Universal Credit Worries? Citizens Advice Has The Answers

Review – Oxy And The Morons

Oxy and The Morons – Paul Sirett, Mike Peters and Steve Allen Jones – New Wolsey Theatre, Saturday 21st October. Unfortunately due to holiday commitments I only caught this production at the end of its run – but I do hope it is revived and taken on tour because this is probably one of the best things that the New Wolsey have produced this year … Continue reading Review – Oxy And The Morons

Review – Far From The Madding Crowd

Far from The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy – adapted by Jessica Swale – Gallery Players – Sir John Mills till Saturday 21st October Thomas Hardy’s seminal novel is a wide ranging book both in scope and content. Much loved for its well crafted, strong, female protagonist Bathsheba, there have been many film versions, but is it suitable for the stage? After all there has … Continue reading Review – Far From The Madding Crowd

Cycling On Prom Trial Ends – Formal Decision By End Of Year

The year-long trial which allowed cycling on Felixstowe Promenade has now ended but you can continue riding your bike along its length until SCDC make a formal decision later in the year after collating the results and the feedback from the public and the local authorities. Temporary signs are in place to and inform both pedestrians and cyclists that the Prom is now a shared … Continue reading Cycling On Prom Trial Ends – Formal Decision By End Of Year

Review – The Wind in The Willows

The Wind in The Willows by Kenneth Graham adapted by Mike Kenny – New Wolsey Youth Theatre – New Wolsey Studio till Tues 24th October Kenneth Graham’s classic tale of the riverbank was one of my favourites as a child, the adventures of Ratty, Mole, Badger and the irrepressible Toad always a delight – and this production by the New Wolsey Youth Theatre captures the spirit … Continue reading Review – The Wind in The Willows