The old North Sea Hotel site in Sea Road had been an eyesore for many years. A number of times it has looked as though something might be done – only for everything to go quite again. Now FelixstoweSpy has learned that on 5th June a new planning application was put into the council – and work on the new site could be imminent. Back … Continue reading North Sea Hotel Site to be Redeveloped – At Last?
Madagascar – A Musical Adventure Jr – Co op Juniors – Seckford Theatre 9/10June Not many people with young children won’t have seen the Dreamworks’ cartoon about a ship load of zoo animals who escape from a New York Zoo and end up being shipwrecked by a troupe of penguins on Madagascar – but how do you put it on stage? If you are the … Continue reading Review – Madagascar – A Musical Adventure Jr
Education Education Education – Wardrobe Ensemble – New Wolsey Theatre (part of the Pulse Festival) The 1990’s saw the emergence of Tony Blair’s New Labour and the concept of Cool Britannia, the promotion of the UK as the ‘in’ place to visit and to live. Wardrobe Ensemble take one aspect of this time – the drive to improve education standards – and have developed a … Continue reading Review – Education Education Education
Suffolk Coastal District Council has elected its last Chairman – and it is Councillor Nicky Yeo. Cllr Yeo, who represents the Nacton and Purdis Farm Ward, will be Chairman until the new East Suffolk Council is formed and a chairman elected in 2019. She takes over the role from Cllr Chris Blundell. She officially became the district’s first citizen, when she was elected as Chairman … Continue reading SCDC Elects Last Chairman
Have you got issues round policing in the Felisxstowe area? Are there not enough police on the beat? Are there any noticeable problems now the local police station has closed? Well now is your chance to ask the man in charge. Each year the Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore, stages a series of public meetings across the county and the next meeting in Felixstowe is … Continue reading Meeting Coming Up to Put Your Views On Policing In Felixstowe
Pulse Festival 3 – Tuesday 5th June – New Wolsey Theatre Frankie Vah – written and performed by Luke Wright I’ve followed Luke Wright since he emerged onto the performance poetry scene as a raw newcomer 19 years ago. And he’s come a long way since then. More especially he’s managed to carve himself a niche in the poetry circuit that’s actually made performance poetry … Continue reading Review – Pulse Festival 3
The Pulse Festival 2– New Wolsey Theatre – Sunday 3rd June Sunday saw the trial of a new idea – a ‘pay what you like’ day. And judging by audience numbers – this was a very popular way of presenting new work. Skin a Cat – by Isley Lynn – Rive Productions This powerfully visceral, yet surprisingly humorous, play about the awakening of womanhood in … Continue reading Review – Pulse Festival 2
There are two big events in June that do not necessarily fit into the category of ‘what’s on stage’ – but nevertheless are so connected to the Arts that they must be mentioned. The first is Suffolk Open Studios – Felixstowe Art Trail on two weekends in June – 2nd / 3rd and 9th/10th from 11am-5pm As part of Suffolk Open Studios, four artists in … Continue reading What’s On Stage in Felixstowe– June 2018
PULSE Festival – Thursday 31st May – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich So here we are at the opening night of the 18th Pulse Festival – once again produced by China Plate – with a varied programme over the next week and a half of Fringe-type work – some fully formed – some works in progress – but everyone with something to say in a time … Continue reading Review – Pulse Festival 1
At its Annual Meeting of 16th May, Felixstowe Town Council elected Councillor Graham Newman as the Mayor of Felixstowe for the Municipal Year 2018/19, taking over from Cllr Nick Barber. Cllr Newman last held the office of Mayor in 2014. On the same evening Cllr Tracey Green was appointed as the Deputy Mayor. On accepting the office of Mayor, Cllr Graham Newman, who has been … Continue reading New Mayor Elected For Felixstowe.