As Spring gets underway – there’s plenty of entertainment to enjoy in Felixstowe.
On Saturday 6th from 6pm – 8pm in Felixstowe Library – Meet the Author: Ruth Dugdall.
Local author of ‘The Woman Before Me’ and ‘Humber Boy B’, Ruth Dugdale, will be launching her new novel, ‘My Sister and Other Liars’.
No need to book, just turn up. Admission free.
Also on Saturday 6th at 7.30pm The Spa presents The Blues Brothers Experience
The Blues Brothers started out in 1978, created by comedy actors Dan Ackroyd and John Belushi as part of a musical sketch on the American TV show, “Saturday Night Live”.
It wasn’t long before the band began to take on a life beyond the confines of television, releasing an album in 1978, Briefcase Full of Blues, and then having a Hollywood film, The Blues Brothers, created around its characters in 1980.
“The Blues Brothers Experience” recreates all the iconic atmosphere of a live performance of The Blues Brothers – capturing the essence of both the music and the film in a stage show/concert. Tickets £22.00. Concessions £20.00. Box Office: 01394 284962.
On Sunday 7th Jazz East at The Alex presents Big Bad Wolf
Featuring Owen Dawson (electric trombone), Rob Luft (guitar), Michael De Souza (bass guitar and vocals) and Jay Davis (drums)
On Saturday 13th at 7.30pm The Spa Presents Islands in the Stream
Celebrating the queen and king of country, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers, with this fantastic recreation of their sound and atmosphere.
Stacked with country music’s greatest hits: Jolene, Ruby, 9 to 5, Lucille, Here You Come Again, The Gambler, I Will Always Love You, Coward of the County, Love is Like a Butterfly and Lady – enjoy this faithful recreation of the awesome vocals and gentle humour of Dolly and Kenny’s legendary live shows.
Tickets £24.50. Concessions £22.50. Box Office: 01394 284962.
On Sunday 14th at 3pm in St Andrews Church Music in Felixstowe present The Trout Quintet by Schubert
With Kenneth Sillito (violin), Wendy Poulston (viola), Harriet Bennett (cello), Philip Simms (double bass) and Jonathan Rutherford (piano).
Admission £12.00. Children free. Advance booking recommended.
Tickets available from Stillwater Books Limited (Hamilton Road) or on 01394 670633.
Also on Sunday 14th Jazz East at The Alex present Adam Glasser(harmonica/keyboards)
With Andy Watson (guitar), Rob Palmer (double bass) and Tom Jiggins (drums).
From Thursday 18th – Saturday 20th at 7.30pm The Spa presents Avenue Q – The Musical
Winner of the Tony Awards ‘Triple Crown’ for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, and a coveted Grammy, Avenue Q is the outrageous part flesh, part felt musical that packs a lot of heart.
Sesame Street meets Seinfeld in this outrageous and very grown-up show. Laugh out loud funny, Avenue Q is the story of bright-eyed college graduate, Princeton, who comes to New York with big dreams – and little money. Only able to afford to live way out on Avenue Q, luckily his neighbours turn out to be a remarkably funny and positive bunch of characters. Inspired use of puppets and a collection of some of the best original songs in a musical is only part of the reason for Avenue Q’s phenomenal success, it really is the whole package. Originally opened off Broadway in 2003, Avenue Q is brought to you by CBM Theatre and The Spa Pavilion. Rest assured that this gem of a show is still as irreverent and original as ever!
Adults £17.50-£19.50. Concessions £15.50-£17.50. Box Office: 01394 284962.
On Saturday 20th at 7.30pm Coastwatch present ‘Live at the Ferry!’
An evening of live music at Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club.
Featuring ‘Cats in the Kitchen’, ‘Kevin Walford and Kelly Pritchard’, ‘Honey and the Bear’.
All profits go to Felixstowe Coastwatch. Bar available. Tickets £8.00. Pre-booking essential.
Available from Ian Clarke on 01394 285305 or Alan Peck on 01473 251171.
On Sunday 21st Jazz East at The Alex presents Chris Batcheloe with the Michael Spearman Trio
Featuring Chris Batcheloe (trumpet) Michael Spearman (guitar), Rob Palmer (double bass and bass guitar) and Tom Jiggins (drums and percussion). Admission free.
From Thursday 25th – Mon 29th is the 12th Annual Trimley Beer Festival at Trimley Sports and Social Club Opens on Thursday at 6pm.
30+ beers, ciders and lagers to sample with entertainment that includes:
Thursday (from 8pm) – Smith & Jones; Friday (from 8pm) – Die Dorf Fest Kapelle Oompah Band; Saturday (from 8pm) – Fiddler’s Elbow; Sunday (2pm-11pm) outdoor music festival; Mon (2pm-6pm) family fun day.
Entry for whole weekend £5.00, including the Annual Beer Festival glass. 01394 275240.
On Friday 26th at 8pm Felixstowe Lawn Tennis Club present Friday Night Music with Jazz Arrivals – a five piece jazz ensemble.
Tickets £5.00. Pre-book in advance, or available on the door. 07921 567021.
Also on Friday 26th at 7pm Suffolk Libraries Presents: ‘The Railway Children’ at Felixstowe Library
Screening of the production filmed at the National Railway Museum in York. A magical journey of discovery, friendship and adventure, the importance of family and the kindness of strangers.
Doors open at 6.30pm. Tickets £7.50. Pre-booking essential. 01394 694880.
Also on Friday 26th at 6.30pm Rotary Club of Felixstowe present a Charity Boxing Dinner at Brackenbury Sports Centre, High Road East.
Join the Rotary Club of Felixstowe for their 4th Charity Boxing Dinner in conjunction with England Boxing.
Includes a splendid three course meal and a minimum of ten quality amateur boxing bouts, featuring The Under 18 National Championship Belt. Fully licensed bar with waiter service.
Admission: £500 for a table of 10 persons. Individual seats are available at £50.00 per person. In support of community charities.
To book, please contact Mandy Tyler on 01473 659777 or Andy Miller on 07736 564110.
On Saturday 27th at 7.30pm The Spa presents The Bryan Adams Experience
Front man Stuart authentically emulates the look and sound of Bryan Adams, while the band reproduce all of his numerous hits to perfection from his early rock songs to his current ballads
Adults £18.50-£20.50. Concessions £16.50-£18.50. Box Office: 01394 284962.
On Sunday 28th from 8pm Live Music at The Fludyers Hotel presents Casper Clarke and Disco. Admission free..
Also on Sunday 28th from 12.30pm- 3.30pm The Orwell Hotel Garden Party with Kayona Duo
Enjoy a lovely garden party at The Orwell Hotel, featuring live music and a three course meal. £29.50 per person. Pre-booking essential. 01394 285511.