On Saturday 27th April a long held dream is realised when a new Arts Centre for the Felixstowe peninsula will be launched.
Two Sisters Arts Centre has been created within the redundant church of St Mary’s, Trimley and the aim is to be a community based asset for drama, music, poetry, workshops and art exhibitions.
Administered by Felixstowe Creative Arts Trust (F-CAT) – a group specifically formed to facilitate such a venture – there has been a lot of hard work over the past few months getting the building spruced up and ready for the launch.
They have a Facebook page which can be accessed here:
and details of up and coming events will be announced there. If you are a visual or performing arts practitioner or group and would like to hire the Arts Centre for rehearsals, workshops or an event– please call Suzanne on 01394 279613.
On Saturday 27th from 2pm – 4pm the building will be open to the public. A chance to see what’s been done and to buy a coffee and cake from the newly installed coffee bar.
In the evening the ticketed Launch & Fundraising Event will open doors and the bar at 6pm. Radio Suffolk presenter Rachel Sloane will formally declare the Arts Centre open at 6.30pm – and then there will be music from Stacks of Sax followed by performance poet Luke Wright and local Suffolk history expert Charlie Haylock.
Tickets cost £20 and can be obtained from the Box Office – 01394 279613 or Abbeygate Lighting or online @ www.ticketsource.co.uk/two-sisters-arts-centre
The bar will be open all evening and Stacks of Sax will be playing between the two acts and at the end of the evening.
Luke Wright the enfant terrible of Bungay – who burst on the scene thirteen years ago at the age of 24 and now tours the country to sold out audiences will be bringing his latest show – Poet Laureate
‘Flamboyant, political and riotously funny, Luke Wright creates inventive poems with loads of heart’
‘he writes from the sidelines about small-town tragedies and national farce’
Charlie Haylock is one of Suffolk’s leading entertainers. His informative and hilarious one-man shows are legendary in the county and his books have all been best sellers.’
‘Charlie can reduce audiences to tears of laughter with his story telling’
And incidentally Charlie’s first book, Sloightly On Th’Huh outsold Dan Brown’s famous novel, The Da Vinci Code in Suffolk.
Stacks of Sax have been performing around the region for the past twenty years. Their repertoire features jazz, swing, light classical and show tunes alongside original pieces which cater for the varied audiences they perform to.