So as we get into the better weather and the lighter evenings there’s a lot going on in Felixstowe to enjoy.
On Sunday 3rd Jazz East at The Alex presents Nic Meier (guitars), with Rob Palmer (bass guitar) and George Double (drums). 8pm Admission free
On Friday 8th you can catch The Band of the Royal British Legion – Leiston in Concert 7.30pm at The Salvation Army, Cobbold Road
Raising funds for the 2019 World Scout Jamboree. Musical Director is Paddy Grey. Adults £5.00, under 16’s free. Admission on the door.
On Saturday 9th The Spa presents Oye Santana – Woodstock 50th Anniversary Tour at 7.30pm
UK No.1 Winner at the 2018 National Tribute Music Awards.
Celebrating 50 years since Santana’s electrifying performance at Woodstock catapulted them into stardom, this show is stacked with five decades of hits – including the multi-million seller Smooth, Black Magic Woman, Samba Pa Ti, Maria Maria, Oye Como Va, Corazón Espinado and She’s Not There – played with power, passion and perfection.
Adults £23.00. Concessions £21.00 Box Office: 01394 284962.
On Sunday 10th Just Jay Dance – Musical Workshop is at Brackenbury Sports Centre from 12 noon to 3pm
A three hour musical workshop, including numbers from Mamma Mia, Aladdin, Hairspray and The Greatest Showman.
Dancing routines, acting techniques, singalong, games, prizes and some surprises too! Suitable for ages 6 to 13 years. Take a drink and snack.
£15.00 per person (in advance till 2 March). £20.00 per person (on the door, spaces pending). 07523 286994.
Also on Sunday 10th Jazz East at The Alex present Alice Zawadzki (violin and vocals), with Chris Allard (guitar), Rob Palmer (double bass) and Mark Cecil (drums).
8pm admission free
From Monday 11th – Friday 15th Black&White Productions present Harry’s Bar #10 – Portrait of the Artist, written by Suzanne Hawkes, at the Conservative Club, High Road West
An eclectic mix of drama, humour and music in a cabaret style.
The theme is a look at visual artists – especially those associated with Suffolk. From John Constable to J.W. Turner, Maggi Hambling, Francis Bacon, David Hockney & Beryl Cook
Doors and bar open at 7pm. Performance at 7.30pm. Tickets £12.00/£14.00. Pre-booking essential. Available from Abbeygate Lighting in Cobbold Road or on 01394 279613. http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/black-white-productions www.blackandwhiteproductions.org.uk
On Sunday 17th Felixstowe and Walton United Football Club present a Community Fun Day from 12 noon to 10pm at Felixstowe and Walton United Football Club, The Goldstar Ground, Dellwood Avenue
Sideshows open 12 noon -5pm, including coconut shy, cake stall, fire engine, inflatable zone (unlimited wristband £3.00), sweets and candy floss, chocolate tombola, tin can alley, hook a duck, ball target and treasure hunt squares.
Live music from James Nunn (2pm – 3.30pm), Haiden Grigor Band (4pm – 5.30pm ) and Bits ‘N’ Pieces (6pm – 8pm ). Race Night from 6pm – 8pm . Bar and hot food all day from 12 noon. Admission free (donations welcome). Raising funds for the new junior goalposts and equipment. 01394 282627. www.felixstowefootball.co.uk
On Sunday 17th Jazz East at The Alex present Nat Steele (vibes), with Andy Watson (guitar), Rob Palmer (double bass) and drums.
8pm Admission free
On Wednesday 20th Music in Felixstowe present The Ward Piano Quintet at 11.30am in The Orwell Hotel
Nicholas Ward and Kathryn Parry (violins), Wendy Gudgin (viola), Harriet Bennett (cello) and Andrew Leach (piano). Featuring Schumann Piano Quintet, Mozart E flat major piano Quartet.
Tickets £10.00, children free. Available from Stillwater Books Limited (Hamilton Road) or on 01394 670633.
On Friday 22nd An Evening with Echo at Felixstowe Academy
A unity evening bringing churches together for a night of fellowship and fun.
ECHO are a soul band with a heart for people, building bridges and reaching out to those outside the church. They play a mix of Motown and soul.
Doors open at 7pm, music starts at 7.30pm. Tickets £7.00 per person, or £35.00 for a table of six. 07875 616664. www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-evening-with-echo-tickets-54550448861
From Friday 22nd – Saturday 23rd Eastern Angles Theatre Company – ‘The Tide Jetty’ by Tony Ramsey is at St. Mary’s Church Hall, High Street, Walton 7.30pm
The new production from the Eastern Angles Theatre Company.
A thought-provoking play, exploring what we treasure and how and why we preserve it. Age guidance 12+. Two brothers, Tucky and Nathan grow up on the banks of Breydon Water in the Broads alongside tomboy, Eliza. The three of them are inseparable. As they grow older the inevitable happens and both the boys fall for her. But tragedy tears the trio apart and years later it is time to discover the truth of what really happened.
Adults £12.50, concessions £11.50, student/under 25 £10.00. Pre-booking essential. 01473 211498. www.easternangles.co.uk
On Saturday 23rd The Spa presents Lee Mead – My Story at 7.30pm
Selected from thousands of performers, Lee Mead was thrust into the spotlight in 2007 to play the iconic role of “Joseph” in the West End, an incredible run that had to be extended to satisfy public demand to see Lee wear the coat of many colours!
From there this young man’s career has been a never ending rollercoaster of differing engagements from stage to screen. In the West End Lee has appeared in such classic musicals as ‘Wicked’, ‘Legally Blonde’ and ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ to name just a few. On television, Lee has been in ‘Casualty’ and ‘Holby City’ in which he still portrays “Lofty Chiltern” and he’s released five albums and appeared on countless others including “The Best of Andrew Lloyd Webber”. All tickets £25.00. Box Office: 01394 284962. www.felixstowespa.co.uk
On Sunday 24th Jazz East at The Alex presents The Phelan Burgoyne Trio – Phelan Burgoyne (drums), Fred Thomas (bass) and Martin Speake (saxophone).
On Friday 29th The Felixstowe Fives 10th Anniversary Variety Night is at The Orwell Hotel, at 7:00pm
A special variety night to raise much needed funds for ‘Clic Sargent’ – the UK’s leading children’s cancer charity. Acts including Leona (from The Ladybirds drag queen group); vocalist Chelsea Francis; young magician Alfie McCreadie; and funny man Carl Day.Includes a delicious three course meal. £36.00 per person. Pre-booking essential. 07854 120940 www.theorwellhotel.co.uk
On Sunday 30th The Spa presents The Billy Fury Years at 7.30pm
One of the best-selling recording artists of the 1960s, Billy Fury enjoyed a string of hit singles totaling a remarkable 332 weeks in the British charts until health problems from his childhood led to the singer’s untimely death on January 28, 1983. Hailed as “the best Fury since Fury”, Michael King and his fantastic collection of musicians take you on a journey through the musical career of Britain’s best loved rock n roll legend in this definitive show.
Adults £26.00. Concessions £24.00 Box Office: 01394 284962.On Sunday 31st Music in Felixstowe present Quartetto Familia at The Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, at 3pm
On Sunday 31st Music in Felixstowe present Quartetto Familia at The Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, at 3pm
With Graeme Scott (viola), Nicholas Ward and Rebecca Scott-Smissen (violins), Robert Smissen (viola) and Harriet Bennett (cello).
Featuring Mozart Quintet in D major K.593, Haydn op20 no.3, Mendelssohn Quartet in A minor op. 13.
Adults £12.00, children free. Tickets available from Stillwater Books Limited (Hamilton Road) or on 01394 670633. www.felixstowemusic.com