What’s On in Felixstowe – March 2017

As the evenings begin to pull out – there is a lot going on in Felixstowe to enjoy. Get out and get entertained!

On Saturday 4th The Spa presents tribute act Cilla & The Shades of the 60’s at 7.30pm

Led by the Shades trio, and starring Liverpool born singer Victoria Jones (Star Academy) as Cilla, songs including ‘You’re My World’, ‘Anyone who has a Heart’ ‘I Only Want to Be With You’ and ‘River Deep Mountain High’

Adults £20.00-£22.00. Concessions £18.00-£20.00. Box Office: 01394 284962.

Also on Saturday 4th at The Orwell Hotel –  Seeing is Believing by Peggy Weber ‘My Magic Lights’ at 7.30pm

Billed as an introduction to spiritual photography with live stream orbs in motion and a demonstration of mediumship with Maori Johns. Also includes a presentation of Healing Energies and ‘My Magic Lights’ booking signing.

Includes refreshments. 50 spaces available for this event. First come, first served.

Tickets £10.00. Pre-booking essential. Proceeds in aid of The Temple of Light repairs.

Available from The Wharf in Great Eastern Square, or on 07787 730210.

On Sunday 5th at The Orwell Hotel, Felixstowe Book Festival launch a  Spring Mini Fest

Tickets at £8 for each event available online at www.felixstowebookfestival.co.uk or via The New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich on 01473 295900.

11.30-12.30. Erica James – Song of the Skylark. Erica James has sold nearly five million books worldwide and has had countless bestsellers. Song of the Skylark is her 20th book and was a Sunday Times bestseller as were her recent novels Summer at the Lake and The Dandelion Years. www.ericajames.co.uk

2pm-3pm Liz Trenow – The Silk Weaver New York Times best-selling author Liz Trenow has returned to her roots for her fourth novel, The Silk Weaver, published by Pan Macmillan in January this year. Born into a family of Suffolk silk weavers, Liz traced the company’s 300 year history to its origins in Spitalfields, East London. Her story, set in the 18th century, is inspired by the intriguing life of the eminent English silk designer Anna Maria Garthwaite who lived nearby, in an era of religious persecution, mass migration, racial tension and wage riots. www.liztrenow.com

3.30pm-4.30pm In Remembrance: the poetry and music of the First World War

Mrs Alexandra Davis, English teacher at Woodbridge School, together with an ensemble of young readers and musicians, will be remembering the poets and the soldiers of the First World War. In her rigorous consideration of their lives and legacy, to include music, live song and readings, the audience will hear once more the words that arose from that conflict, the poems and songs that still resonate one hundred years on.

5pm-6pm John Nightingale – The Appearance of Murder John Nightingale’s latest novel The Appearance of Murder was Ian Rankin’s pick for his Christmas stocking. It was described as “The most teasingly pleasurable crime mystery novel I’ve come across this year” by John Sutherland – The Times, Books of the Year, 5 December 2015. He is a Suffolk author and former civil servant dealing in such matters as alcohol misuse and fraud. www.johnnightingale.org.uk

Also on Sunday 5th Jazz East at The Alex present Joanna Eden (vocals, piano), with Chris Ingham (piano, guitar).

On Saturday 11th The Spa present Frankie’s Guys – A Celebration of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons at 7.30pm

Putting their own charismatic stamp on timeless classics such as, ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’, ‘Walk Like A Man’, ‘Sherry’ and ‘Oh What A Night’, the boys take you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane and remind you exactly why The Four Seasons sold over 100 million records and earned themselves a place in the prestigious ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’.

Adults £22.00-£24.00. Concessions £20.00-£22.00. Box Office: 01394 284962.

Also on the 11th Music in Felixstowe present  The Prometheus Orchestra at 7.30pm at the Felixstowe Academy

The Prometheus Orchestra with conductor Edmond Fivet will cover Beethoven ‘Creatures of Prometheus’ ballet music. Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A major, K622. Respighi ‘Ancient Airs and Dances’ No 3. Haydn Symphony No 103 ‘Drum Roll’.

Adults £15.00 (includes wine), children free. Pre-booking recommended.

Tickets available from Stillwater Books Limited (Hamilton Road) or on 01394 670633.

www.felixstowemusic.com www.prometheusorchestra.co.uk

On Sunday 12th Jazz East at The Alex present a Dudley Moore Tribute with Paul Higgs (trumpet), Chris Ingham (piano), Rob Palmer (double bass) and George Double (drums).

On Friday 17th The Ghana Healthcare Delivery Team present a Fundraising Music Evening at 7.30pm at the Trimley Sports and Social Club

Featuring PA Trix Pete 7, Interval 60s disco with Rod  and Bits ‘N’ Pieces.

Bar and raffle. £6.00 per person. Pre-booking essential. To book, please contact Heather on 07986 421727 or Pam on 07917 138528.

Also on 17th Suffolk Libraries Presents: ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ at Felixstowe Library at 7pm

This is a recording of a live screening of the Oscar Wilde’s classic ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ from the Vaudeville Theatre, London starring David Suchet. Cash bar available. Doors open at 6.30pm, film starts at 7pm.

Tickets £7.50. Pre-booking essential. 01394 694880.


On Saturday 18th The Spa present The Bon Jovi Experience at 7.30pm

The world’s finest Bon Jovi Tribute band, with over 20 years touring the world.

Adults £22.00-£24.00. Concessions £20.00-£22.00. Box Office: 01394 284962.


Also on 18th there is Swing Fever! – 1940’s Theme Night at 7.30pm at Trimley Sports and Social Club

Ragtime, swing and rock ‘n’ roll. Featuring Sisters of Swing and Felixstowe Harmonies.

Including the music of The Andrew Sisters, The Crystals, Gershwin and Glenn Miller.

In aid of East Suffolk Association for the Blind. Tickets £12.00. Pre-booking essential. 01394 384530.

Also on 18th at 7.30pm An Evening of Jazz and Blues – The Gipping Valley Stompers with Helene at St Johns Hall, Princes Rd

Enjoy an evening of live music, presented by the Rotary Club of Felixstowe Landguard.

Featuring The Gipping Valley Stompers with Helene. Cash bar and complimentary nibbles.

Doors open at 7pm, performance at 7.30pm. Tickets £12.00. Pre-booking essential.

Available from Scarborows Opticians (Orwell Road) or telephone 07802 791465/01394 279593.


On Sunday 19th Jazz East at The Alex present David Gordon (piano) and Christian Garrick (violin).

On Wednesday 22nd Music in Felixstowe – Wednesday Lunchtime Series present Lyn O Hara and Lincoln Noel at 11.30am who will cover a wide spectrum of music from the American Songbook, touching on Jazz Standards, Swing and heart rending ballads from West End Shows – all delivered with panache and enthusiasm.

Held in His Lordship’s Library. Admission £10.00. Advance booking recommended.

Tickets available from Stillwater Books Limited (Hamilton Road) or on 01394 670633

On Friday 24th the Spa present Noel & Gertie

Matthew Townshend Productions is bringing its superb adaptation of Sheridan Morley’s Noel and Gertie to Felixstowe!

The show chronicles the legendary lifelong friendship of playwright Noel Coward and actress Gertrude Lawrence. Featuring songs, sketches and scenes from some of Coward’s finest works, it pays tribute to two of the best-loved performers of this century while taking a well-orchestrated trip down memory lane.

Friday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Saturday at 2.30pm. Adults £22.00-£24.00. Concessions £18.00-£20.00. Box Office: 01394 284962.

On Saturday 25th The Dorian Singers present their Spring Concert at 7.30pm in St John’s Church at 7.30pm

Cathedral Classics – a journey through the magnificent Anglican repertoire, with music by Tallis, Gibbons, Purcell, Wesley, Stanford, Howells, Goodall and others.

Marina Korneva (piano), Alan Loader (conductor), with special guests Jeremy Prentice (organist) and Mary Odam (soloist soprano).

In aid of The John Le Vay Cancer Information Centre at The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust.

Tickets £10.00 (including refreshments), under 18’s free.

Available from The Card Centre (Hamilton Road) or at the door on the night. 01394 283170.


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