February may be traditionally a rather cold and grey month – but there’s plenty happening to lift the spirits and get you out there.
Thursday 2nd at Felixstowe Library there is a Harry Potter Book Night from 6pm – 8pm celebrating all things Harry Potter, presented by the Felixstowe Book Festival and Felixstowe Library.
There will be storytelling and magical activities and a chance to meet characters from the book. You are invited to wear your best robes for the occasion.
Suitable for children ages 7+. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets £5.00. Pre-booking essential. 01394 694880. www.felixstowebookfestival.co.uk
Then on Sunday 5th Jazz East at The Alex present Sara Dowling (vocals), with Kate Williams (piano), Rob Palmer (double bass) and Mark Cecil (drums).
8pm Admission free.
Also on 5th Music in Felixstowe present The Ward Quartet by Candlelight at St. Nicholas Church, Felixstowe Ferry at 4pm
With Nicholas Ward and Kathryn Parry (violins), Wendy Poulston (viola) and Harriet Bennett (cello).
Shostakovich Quartet no.7, Tchaikovsky Quartet no.3 and Schubert A minor Quartet.
Adults £12.00, children free. Pre-booking recommended.
Tickets available from Stillwater Books Limited (Hamilton Road) or on 01394 670633. www.felixstowemusic.com
From Tuesday 7th – Saturday 11th at The Orwell Hotel Black & White Productions present Harry’s Bar Goes ‘Way Out West’ at 7.30pm
A new production written by Suzanne Hawkes.
The Hal Roach Studio is making a new Western – starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, but will the boy’s private lives get in the way of filming? And is Harry’s Bar suitable as a stand in for a Wild West saloon? Come onto the set with us as we meet Stan and Ollie both on and off screen – and a few others keen to make their mark in Hollywood, including John Steinbeck, Mae West and Charlie Chaplin. Enjoy a little bit of the early movie magic, as well as the usual mix of humour and music in cabaret style.
Tickets: £12.00/£10.00. Pre-booking essential. Available from Abbeygate Lighting in Cobbold Road or on 01394 279613. www.blackandwhiteproductions.org.uk
On Friday 10th The Spa presents Lipstick on your Collar at 7.30pm
Step back in time to the golden era of pop music where the jukebox roared and feet didn’t touch the floor.
Adults £22.00-£24.00. Concessions £20.00-£22.00. Box Office: 01394 284962.
On Saturday 11th at Trinity Methodist Church is One Night with Andy Kelso! Elvis Gospel Tribute Act at 7.30pm
An evening with Andy Kelso, who sings the best of Elvis and weaves in stories of Elvis’s life along with his own. www.revelvis.co.uk
Come dressed as your favourite Elvis song – prizes for best three costumes. Refreshments provided in the break. Tickets: Adults £7.00, children £3.50. Pre-booking essential.
All proceeds for the Level Two Youth Project and the building project at Kirton Methodist Chapel.
Not strictly on stage but worth a mention – On Monday 13th at the Bombay Nite in Walton there is the Felixstowe Mayor’s Charity Curry Night in aid of the Mayor’s charities – Level Two Youth Project and Guide Dogs. This includes table games, raffle and fun. Arrive from 6.45pm for a 7pm start.
Tickets: £20.00 per person. Pre-booking essential. Available from Lorna on 01394 288193, Wendy on 01394 272521 or Penny on 01394 275073.
From Wednesday 15th – Saturday 18th Trimley Saints Players present Sleeping Beauty at Trimley Memorial Hall. Performances at 7.30pm every evening , with a matinee at 2.30pm on Saturday. Tickets £8.00 (evenings), £7.00 (matinee). Pre-booking essential. 01394 671119.
On Wednesday 15th The Spa presents Black Magic – The Little Mix Tribute Show at 7pm
Featuring hits from Little Mix’s first album and X-Factor including ‘Wings’, ‘How Ya Doin’ and ‘Cannonball’.
Adults £15.00-£17.00. Concessions £12.00-£14.00. Box Office: 01394 284962.
Also on 15th Music in Felixstowe present – Wednesday Lunchtime Series: Bass Clef Trios at The Orwell Hotel 11.30am
Featuring John Chillingworth and Harriet Bennett (cellos), with Angela Chillingworth (double bass).
Admission £10.00. Advance booking recommended. Tickets available from Stillwater Books Limited (Hamilton Road) or on 01394 670633
From Thursday 16th – Saturday 18th Trinity Players present two plays – The Samaritan and Properly Processed at Trinity Methodist Church 7.30pm
A Pair of Plays and some folk music with In Tandem.
The Samaritan by Philip Johnson. Edgar is left a large amount of money which proves to be a problem.
Properly Processed by Lynn Brittney. This biting satire on modern bureaucracy takes place in the waiting room for the Afterlife.
The Trinity Players is an amateur, Christian drama group based at Trinity Methodist Church. Tickets £8.00. Pre-booking essential. .01394 285305 in aid of Felixstowe Dementia Action Alliance.
On Friday 17th Suffolk Libraries Presents: Twelfth Night in Felixstowe Library
A production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night from the Globe Theatre, starring Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry. Cash bar available. Doors open at 6.30pm, film starts at 7pm. Tickets £7.50. Pre-booking essential. 01394 694880.
From Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th The Spa presents Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book
Enjoy the comical adventures of Mowgli the man cub as he battles to survive and become the leader of the pack – brought to you by the incredible Oddsocks Theatre Company.
Saturday at 7.30opm, Sunday at 2.30pm. Adults £15.00-£17.00. Concessions £12.00-£14.00. Family ticket (two adults and two children) £44.00-£52.00. Box Office: 01394 284962.
On Sunday 19th Jazz East at The Alex present the Will Butterworth Quartet
Featuring Will Butterworth (piano) , Seb Pipe (alto saxophone), Nick Pini (bass) and Pete Ibbetson (drums).
On Friday 24th Music in Felixstowe present The Soldier’s Tale and Façade at Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club from 7.30pm
Featuring The Soldier’s Tale by Stravinsky and Façade by William Walton, words by Edith Sitwell.
Kenneth Sillito (violin), Harriet Bennett (cello and bass), Anna Noakes (flute), Cliff Wybrow (clarinet), Steve Lock (bassoon), John Jermy (trumpet), Tony Parsons (trombone), Sandra Tate (saxophone) and Gary Kettel (percussion), with actors Emily Bennett and Charles Hart.
Adults £12.00, children free. Pre-booking recommended. Tickets available from Stillwater Books Limited (Hamilton Road) or on 01394 670633.
On Saturday 25th The Spa presents Johnny Cash Revisited at 7.30pm
Rick McKay and Starkville bring their totally authentic Johnny Cash show to The Spa…
Adults £22.00-£24.00. Concessions £18.00-£20.00. Box Office: 01394 284962.
On Sunday 26th Jazz East at The Alex present Asaf Sirkis (drums), with Sylwia Bialas (vocals), Fred Harrison (piano) and Kevin Glasgow (bass guitar).