So as we enter the last month before the clocks go back – lets enjoy the last of the summer with some wonderful events.
Friday 7th – Sunday 9th The Half Moon are holding their 7th Beer Festival
Friday from 5pm , featuring 16 real ales and 4 ciders. ‘Fretz’ playing live from 8pm. Food available on the night.
Saturday 12non -4pm Kid’s Charity Fun Day. All proceeds to Felixstowe Nursery School. BBQ and light snacks menu throughout the day. Ali Mack playing vintage style songs from the 40s to the 80s from 3pm – 6pm. James Nunn playing live from 8pm.
Sunday: Folk Day. Morris dancers at 1200, followed by Harbour Lights, Felix Stowaways, Open Mic Hour and more.
Through September untill Sunday 16th Pier Projects – ‘THRIVE: REVIVE’ at various venues, including Beach Hut no. 14 and beach in front of The Spa Pavilion
A seasonal programme of activity in Felixstowe linking art, wellbeing and the sea.
Artists Adam Bridgland and Caroline Wright will be in residence and working alongside the Level Two Youth Project.
‘Upon Every Wave’ (Adam Bridgland). Look out for public art in unexpected locations.
‘Breath Control’ (Caroline Wright). Wednesday 12 to Sunday 16 September, daily 1200-4pm. Beach Hut no. 14 (near The Spa Pavilion). Performance/events using the beach hut as a temporary studio and stage.
Swim-nic get together. Sunday 16 September, 4pm-6pm. Join others on the beach for a picnic and dip in the sea. Meet in front of The Spa Pavilion. Contributions to picnic welcome.
Admission free to events and activities.
Also on Friday 7th September at 7:30pm Felixstowe Lawn Tennis Club – Music Nights present Saucerful of Floyd tribute act
For tickets, please call Bill Cunnew on 07921 567021.
Saturday 8th September at 3:00pm The Spa presents The D-Day Darlings and The Songs That Won The War
In the company of Britain got talent finalists, “Songs That Won The War” offers a lighthearted journey through wartime Britain which revives the melodies that filled the airwaves with a patriotic and uplifting energy during that epic and challenging time.
Adults £19.00. Concessions £17.00.
Box Office: 01394 284962.
On Saturday 8th September at 8:00pm The Spa presents The Magic of Motown
This breath-taking concert spectacular takes you on a musical journey through all your favourite songs, including: Ain’t No Mountain, Signed Sealed Delivered, Grapevine, Get Ready, Dancing In The Streets, My Girl, Blame It On The Boogie, Uptight, Endless Love, My Cherie Amor, All Night Long, Heatwave, I’m Coming Out, Loco In Acapulco plus many more.
Adults £28.50. Concessions £26.50. Box Office: 01394 284962.
On Sunday 9th September from 8:00pm — 9:30pm Jazz East at The Alex present Noemi Nuti (vocals) with Simon Brown (piano), Rob Palmer (double bass) and George Double (drums). Admission free.
On Wednesday 12th at 11:30am Music in Felixstowe present Harbour Lights Trio
With Alvar Smith, Derek Simpson and Rob Neal. Popular Suffolk band whose material includes local traditional and Music Hall songs.
Held in His Lordship’s Library. Tickets £10.00, children free.
Available from Stillwater Books Limited (Hamilton Road) or on 01394 670633.
On Thursday 13th at 7:30pm The Spa presents The Jive Aces Live in Concert
The spectacular “Jump, Jive & Wail” show with special guests Miss Amy Baker and the JiveSwing.com lindy hoppers
Adults £18.00. Concessions £16.00. Box Office: 01394 284962.
On Friday 14th September from 7:00pm — 11:00pm Charity Gold Burlesque is at The Trades & Labour Club
A night of amazing cabaret entertainment raising money for ‘Dreams Come True’.
Hosted by Pinkie T’Boo/Miss Terry. Starring Lou Safire, Evelyn Carnate, Yippie Ikay, Rosy Cheeks, Harley Sinn, Marnie Curious, Minnie Go-Go and Baby Boo.
‘Dreams Come True’ children’s charity helps children and young people with serious and life-limiting conditions to fulfill a dream.
Tickets: £15.00. VIP tickets £25.00, including Prosecco, nibbles and goodie bag with front row seats. Book on 07504 243309.
On Saturday 15th at 3pm & 7.30pm The Spa presents The Greatest Show – Live in Concert
Full of hits from ‘The Greatest Showman’ – now one of the most successful box office films of all time!
Also featuring mesmerising circus acts, audience participation and fun for all the family. Suitable for all ages.
Adults £22.00. Concessions £20.00. Box Office: 01394 284962.
On Saturday 15th at 7:30pm Music in Felixstowe present Last Night of the Proms at St Johns Church
The Festival Orchestra with leader Nicholas Ward, plus Felixstowe Community Choir. Conductor Emily Bennett.
Tickets £15.00, children free.
Tickets available from Stillwater Books Limited (Hamilton Road) or on 01394 670633.
On Sunday 16th September from 8:00pm — 9:30pm Jazz East at The Alex present: Harry Greene (saxophone/guitar) with Nigel Virley (piano), Rob Palmer (double bass) and Josh Law (drums).
On Wednesday 19th at 7:30pm The Spa presents Michael English in Concert
Michael has gone from strength to strength in the last four years packing out venues all over Ireland and the UK for both concerts and dances. Michael and his talented band are renowned for their energetic performances and with Michael’s musical talents he plays both his famous “red piano” and accordion at his shows. The legendary Brendan Shine will join Michael for this concert.
Adults £27.50. Concessions £25.50. Box Office: 01394 284962.
On Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd from 10:00am — 4:00pm there is Peninsular Pyrates – Pirate Weekend and Family Fun Days at Landguard Fort
Children’s treasure trail and other activities. Learn about life in the Golden Age of piracy. Militia versus Pirate shenanigans. Drill displays and musket firings.
Over 100 re-enactors. Templar Taverns selling quality fruit wines, meads and ales.
Adults £7.50, concessions £6.50, children £3.00. In support of EACH (East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices) and Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. 01394 675900.
On Saturday 22nd September at 7:30pm The Spa presents The Simon and Garfunkel Story 50th Anniversary Tour.
Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits including ‘Mrs Robinson’, ‘Cecilia’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound’ and many more.
Adults £24.50. Concessions £22.50. Box Office: 01394 284962.
On Sunday 23th September from 8:00pm — 9:30pm Jazz East at The Alex present Jo Harrop (vocals) with Simon Brown (piano), Rob Palmer (double bass) and George Double (drums).
From Friday 28th – Saturday 29th September, Youth company CBM Theatre are back at The Spa with The Little Shop of Horrors
Performances on Friday at 7.30pm, Saturday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.
Seymour Krelborn is a meek and dejected assistant at a Skid Row flower shop who happens upon a strange plant, which he affectionately names “Audrey II” after his crush at the shop. Little does he know that this strange and unusual plant will develop a soulful R&B voice, a potty mouth, and an unquenchable thirst for human blood!
Adults £17.50-£19.50. Concessions £11.50-£13.50. Box Office: 01394 284962.
On Saturday 29th September at 7:00pm The International Staff Band of The Salvation Army are performing at The Salvation Army Hall, Cobbold Rd
Celebrating 130 years of the Felixstowe Salvation Army Band. Bandmaster is Dr Stephen Cobb.
Tickets: Adults £10.00, under 16’s £7.00. Pre-booking essential.
07799 908920/01394 276502.
Also on Saturday 29th at 7:30pm End of Summer Soul Night is at The Orwell Hotel
A wonderful night of soul music and dancing with MJ Soul. Including a hot and cold buffet with desserts. £27.00 per person. Pre-booking essential. 01394 285511.
Then on Sunday 30th 8:00pm — 9:30pm Jazz East at The Alex present Samba Azul.