It’s been a long cold lonely winter’, as the Beatles once sang – but with hospitalisations and deaths from covid falling dramatically – and a very successful roll out of the vaccination programme – PM Boris Johnson has announced that his road map remains on track, hence allowing indoor entertainment venues to open from May 17th
Two Sisters Arts Centre – which opened in the redundant church of St Marys in Trimley St Mary village on the Felixstowe Peninsula in April 2019 – have been waiting in anticipation for the time they can throw open their doors to the community once more.
They have a packed programme of events lined up – and the Centre is already being used to support local artists to rehearse in readiness for performances to return.
There will still be some restrictions in place to begin with. At least until June 21st masks will still have to be worn when entering or moving about the building – and social distancing maintained.
With this in mind – Two Sisters have made the decision for the foreseeable future to retain cabaret style seating – so you can book a table with up to four friends or family and remain in your ‘bubble. There will a limited number of individual seats as well to cater for those who wish to come on their own.
Two Sisters want to make your experience as comfortable and safe as possible.
So temperatures will be taken on entry and hand sanitiser will be available at the door. Entry will be strictly regulated to one group at a time. Booking online at ticketsource will capture your contact details – but there will also be a QR code available for you to book in via the NHS app if you have it , and if you turn up at the door without a ticket you will need to submit your contact details.
The fully licensed bar will be open, with wine, beer, cider tea, coffee and soft drinks available to purchase. Although you still cannot be served at the bar there will be order forms on your table and drinks will be served to your seat.
EVENTS FOR JUNE
The Arts Centre will re open on Friday 4th June 7.30pm with a fabulous jazz evening from well known and locally acclaimed band The Chris Ingham Trio featuring Chris himself on piano, Joe Pettitt on bass and George Double on drums.
Then as part of the National Lottery Open Week on Wednesday 9th June 7.30pm they are hosting a FREE, ticketed screening of local film Life on The Deben, narrated by John McCarthy and featuring some well known local faces as the film follows the river from Debenham to Felixstowe Ferry. This event is free – but you will need to obtain a ticket beforehand from ticketsource and there will be a donations bucket available to give you the opportunity to support the work at Two Sisters.
And from Monday 21st – Saturday 26th June 7.30pm (Sat 4pm) Black & White Productions will be presenting a brand new play – Children of The Revolution – The Story of Sealand written by Suzanne Hawkes. The play follows the Bates family’s attempt to set up a pirate radio station on Roughs Tower and then their fight to create an independent nation on this windy platform just off Felixstowe. With live music from the 1960’s and 70’s – this will be a treat not to be missed.
Tickets for all JUNE EVENTS available now from www.ticketsource.co.uk/two-sisters-arts-centre
Or you can reserve by phoning the Box Office on 01394 279613
More information at can be found on the website http://twosistersarts.co.uk
EVENTS FOR JULY
Thur 1st July 7.30pm – Performance Poet Luke Wright
Fri 2nd July 7.30pm – Jazz Evening with The Rob Palmer Trio
Sun 4th July 7.30pm – Charlie Haylock – Suffolk Day Talk
Thur 15th July 7.30pm – A Poets Tribute to Frank Wood
Sat 17th July 7.30pm – Indy Folk Evening – Belinda Gillet & Kevin Pearce
Fri 23rd July 6pm – James Hyland – Mad Hatter (family friendly)
Sun 25th 7pm – Music in Felixstowe – Oompa Band
Tickets for July events will be available on ticketsource from June 1st