August has been traditionally a rather quite month but this year an exciting new Arts Fest opens – and there are lots of other entertainment to keep your summer days and evenings going with a buzz
Every Wednesday Music in Felixstowe present the Young Musicians’ Series at 12noon in St. Andrew’s Church, St. Andrew’s Road
2nd : Isabella Pincombe (oboe), accompanied by Harrison Cole. 9th : Jack Gionis (trumpet). 16th: Gina McDonald (piano). 23rd : Eleanor Retey (cello) and Imogen Retey (singer).
Tea and coffee provided. Bring your own lunch! Admission free. Collection on door
On Thursday 3rd and Thursday 17th The Spa presents The Great British Seaside Special at 2.15pm
This fabulous show takes you on a whirlwind tour of Great British Variety from the past six decades and beyond… Featuring a superb cast of nine, providing two hours of pure non-stop entertainment Comedy, music, dance and magic, plus much, much more…
Tickets: Adults £15.00. Concessions £12.50. Children under 16 £5.00. Box Office: 01394 284962.
From Friday 4th – Sunday 6th Felixstowe Creative Arts Trust (F-CAT) present Felixstowe Arts Fest at Two Sisters Arts Centre (St Mary’s Church, Trimley)
Programme: Friday 4th (2.30pm): Poetry Workshop with Beth Soule – Of Legends and Angels. £5.00. Friday 4th (6pm): Early Evening Poetry Reading – Suffolk in Poetry, plus Open Mic. £5.00. Friday 4th (8pm): Horizon Theatre presents ‘MAMIL’ by Gregory Cooper. £10.00. Saturday 5th (7pm): Invite Only Launch Event. Sunday 6th (9am): Rapscallion Theatre Youth Drama Workshop – ‘A Musical in a Morning’. Suitable for 8-18 year olds. £10.00. Sunday 6th (7pm): Music in Felixstowe present Show Songs Prom. £10.00.
Throughout the weekend (10am-4pm) – Time & Tides: an exhibition by local artists. Admission free.
Pop Up Cafe. All tickets available from Stillwater Books in Hamilton Road or call 07388 082374.
Also from 5th-6th The Hand’s Charity Mini Music Festival takes place at The Hand in Hand public house, Trimley St. Martin
Great line up of live music, including Tia Dartnell, Solomon Holmes, Peter Hepworth, Meg Hughes, Daniel Jacklin, Fern Teather, Craig Lucas, James Nunn, Nate Mountain and The Gussie Stafford Band.
Also stalls, children’s activities, food and drink. Starts 2pm on Saturday, 1pm on Sunday.
Raising money for ‘Fresh Start – New Beginnings’. Admission free.
On Saturday 12th The Spa presents The Music from the Boats that Rocked at 7.30pm
Star pirate radio DJ Tom Edwards presents an evening of music from the Golden Era of Radio when the BBC was ignoring pop music and the Pirates ruled the airwaves.
A fun night, with prizes, nostalgia and memory-jerking music. Adults £25.00. Concessions £23.00. Box Office: 01394 284962.
Also on Saturday 12th Music Nights at The Alex – DJ Lloyd Rust from 9.30pm Admission free.
And also on 12th The Ladybirds – International Drag Spectacular are at The Orwell Hotel at 7pm
A spectacular evening of music and entertainment. Including a two course meal and a night with the girls. £32.50 per person. Pre-booking essential. 01394 285511.
On Saturday 19th at 7.30pm The Spa presents Thank-you for the Music – The Ultimate Abba Tribute
Join the fantabba-ulous party of the year as the 40th anniversary of ABBA’s greatest hit Dancing Queen is celebrated in sequin-spangled style. Tickets £25.00. Concessions £23.50. Box Office: 01394 284962.
On Sunday 20th The Orwell Hotel host a Garden Party featuring light jazz from Stephanie Mackentyre and Steve Rhodes from 12.30 – 3.30pm
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.
On Sunday 27th at 3pm in St Nicholas Church Music in Felixstowe present String Quartet Prom with Quartetto Familia
Concert with Nicholas Ward and Rebecca Scott (violins), Robert Smissen (viola), Harriet Bennett (cello) and Cliff Wybrow (clarinet). featuring Beethoven quartet in A Minor op 132. Brahms clarinet quintet op.115. Wolf Italian Serenade in G major.
Admission £12.00 (including Pimms). Children free. Advance booking recommended.
Tickets available from Stillwater Books Limited (Hamilton Road) or on 01394 670633
Also on Sunday 27th Music Nights at The Alex present Words and Music from 9.30pm
And at the Fludyers from 8pm Live Music with: Casper Clarke and Disco from 8pm
On Monday 28th The Spa presents Joe Pasquale – The Devil in Disguise at 7.30pm
We all have a good side and a dark side, and a backside! Come and witness Joe showing off all three, in a show that defies description… Adults £22.00-£24.00. Concessions £20.00-£22.00. Box Office: 01394 284962.
And finally on Wednesday 30th at 12 noon in St Andrews Church Music in Felixstowe present Bach + 1 Prom
Concert with Nicholas Ward (violin) and Robert Smissen (viola). Featuring Bach Sonata no. 3 in C and Mozart Duo in B flat K424. Admission free. Collection on door.