Have Your Say on Felixstowe Leisure Facilities – Before Its Too Late!

Local people are being invited to take part in a survey to have their say on how they want Leisure to look like in Felixstowe in the future – but the question is – are the council willing to listen?  In November 2017, Suffolk Coastal District Council published its Felixstowe Leisure Vision document, and the District Council has also embarked on a five-year programme to … Continue reading Have Your Say on Felixstowe Leisure Facilities – Before Its Too Late!

Review – We Are The Lions, Mr Manager

We Are The Lions, Mr Manager – written by Neil Gore – Townsend Theatre Productions – New Wolsey Studio – last night and touring There are many very important stories to be told on the historical road to freedom – and Townsend Productions, formed in 2011 as collaboration between director Louise Townsend, writer Neil Gore and musician John Kirkpatrick, have carved a niche for themselves … Continue reading Review – We Are The Lions, Mr Manager

High Sheriff’s Awards – Winners Announced

Last night award ceremony at Wherstead Park was the culmination of High Sheriff Geoffery Probert’s year in office with the presentation of a number of awards to those who make a difference in their community. The glitzy affair was attended by a number of Suffolk’s high profile figures from the worlds of politics, football and the arts. The evening was co hosted by Radio Suffolk … Continue reading High Sheriff’s Awards – Winners Announced

Felixstowe Academy Put Into Special Measures After Ofsted Report

Felixstowe Academy has been rated ‘inadequate’ and placed in special measures after an Ofsted inspection. . and comes just weeks after Felixstowe Academy was confirmed as the only secondary school in Suffolk to have fallen below the government’s ‘floor standards’ for academic performance in 2017, when only 48% of GCSE pupils passed both English and Maths. This follows a report in December 2017 which placed East Suffolk … Continue reading Felixstowe Academy Put Into Special Measures After Ofsted Report

Grants Available – Deadlines Approaching

There are a number of grants administered by Suffolk Community Foundation where the deadline for applying is coming up fast. If your group or project needs funding – check below to see if you fulfil any of these criteria. Suffolk Rural Fund Grants of up to £4,000 are available to support constituted organisations and up to £1,000 to support ‘micro’ projects hosted by parish councils. … Continue reading Grants Available – Deadlines Approaching

Review – Up ‘N’ Under

Up ‘N’ Under by John Godber – fingersmiths – New Wolsey Theatre till Sat 10th then touring Inclusivity is the name of the game in theatre circles at the moment – and The New Wolsey has always been in the forefront of the drive to make theatre more accessible for the deaf and disabled audience – which of course should be applauded. I have seen all … Continue reading Review – Up ‘N’ Under

Funding Available For Youth Activities

The East Suffolk Youth Priority Action Group (ESYPAG)’s award-winning youth holiday activities programme is now welcoming applications for its sixth and final round of funding. The programme which has been running since 2016 to improve the variety of opportunities available to young people aged between school years 7 – 13 (ages 11-18 years) in east Suffolk, thanks to £50,000 in funding from the East Suffolk … Continue reading Funding Available For Youth Activities

Review – Duke’s Comedy Club

Duke’s Comedy Club – The New Wolsey Theatre – Fri 2nd Feb Once again The New Wolsey have got together four comedians who have all made a name for themselves on the circuits and at Edinburgh – and presented a thoroughly entertaining night of modern comedy that had something for everyone. The evening was hosted by Lara A King – who is an excellent comic … Continue reading Review – Duke’s Comedy Club

What’s On Stage in Felixstowe – February 2018

February is traditionally a bit of a quite time for entertainment – but there are still things going on that should relieve some of the grey days and long dark evenings. On Saturday 3rd The Spa Pavilion present Vicky Jackson in Concert at 7.30pm Vicky has been touring for over 15 years and is much in demand on the festival circuit for her amazing voice and repertoire … Continue reading What’s On Stage in Felixstowe – February 2018

1953 Floods Commemorated in Concert Of Memories and Exhibition

On 31st January 1953 Felixstowe suffered its worst natural disaster when 41 people died, including 13 children, and many were made homeless as the East Coast experienced a freak sea surge  which culminated in a total  of 307 dead , 30,000-plus people evacuated, sea defences smashed, river walls breached, and 160,000 acres of farmland left under water. On Saturday 27th Felixstowe Town Council and St … Continue reading 1953 Floods Commemorated in Concert Of Memories and Exhibition