Review – Babe The Sheep-Pig

Babe the Sheep- Pig – adapted by David Wood, based on the novel by Dick King- Smith – Colchester Mercury Theatre till 26th August Dick King- Smith’s most famous book was adapted for film in the middle 1990’s and was an instant success. The stage version was first toured in 1997 and this is Colchester Mercury’s own take on it as part of their ‘Made … Continue reading Review – Babe The Sheep-Pig

Review – Music In Felixstowe – Felix The Cat

Felix The Cat by John & Ciaran Chillingworth – Music in Felixstowe and Felixstowe Children at Causton School last night Hattie and Emily Bennett of Music in Felixstowe and Kaye Stone who runs Felixstowe Children’s Choir, should certainly be admired for the work they do bringing music into the lives of local young people. This world premier of new musical written by John & Ciaran … Continue reading Review – Music In Felixstowe – Felix The Cat

Felixstowe’s Future – Big Plans Unveiled at Orwell Hotel Meeting

Felixstowe Forward hosted their annual look at progress and plans for Felixstowe on Friday 6th July– and there are some big proposals in the pipeline. And whether your view is unmitigated horror at the changes proposed or welcome relief  that development is planned,  it is important you put your views across now – as the speakers stressed continually that these plans are not written in … Continue reading Felixstowe’s Future – Big Plans Unveiled at Orwell Hotel Meeting

What’s On Stage in Felixstowe – July 2018

July is carnival month with both Trimley and Felixstowe pulling out all the stops to present weekends packed with entertainment and spectacle. And now the good weather is here – there are lots of other interesting productions to enjoy during the month as well. On Wednesday 4th at 11:30am Music in Felixstowe present Cello and Piano Favourites at The Orwell Hotel,  with Harriet Bennett (cello) … Continue reading What’s On Stage in Felixstowe – July 2018

Felixstowe Book Festival – 27th June – 1st July

Well, Felixstowe Book Festival has already kicked off – featuring an opening event with novelists Amanda Craig and Sally Vickers on Wednesday in Harvest House, and last night’s screening at The Library of the fabulous local film ’Life on The Deben’ – which if you haven’t seen yet you must really buy a copy – it’s a love letter to our wonderful part of the … Continue reading Felixstowe Book Festival – 27th June – 1st July

What’s On Stage in Felixstowe– June 2018

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

What’s On Stage in Felixstowe – May 2018

Well in theory May should be nicer weather wise – although it doesn’t seem to be starting off that way. However – there are lots of good things planned during the month – including outside events – so let’s hope the weather bucks up a bit for them. From Friday 4th – Saturday 5th Manning Amusements are holding the first ever  BeachFest –  a new … Continue reading What’s On Stage in Felixstowe – May 2018

Two New Support Groups For Dementia In Felixstowe

Are you a carer for someone with dementia – or do you know someone who is? It’s estimated that around 12,800 people in Suffolk are currently living with dementia, with the number rising in the future at a time when the NHS is strapped for cash and many people are left to struggle on with very little help. In January two new dementia support groups … Continue reading Two New Support Groups For Dementia In Felixstowe

Warm Homes Project Wins Funding To Help Vulnerable Hospital Patients

We have had a couple of unprecedented cold snaps just recently – and this can affect the most needy in our region as they struggle to keep warm – especially as they come out of hospital and are at their most vulnerable. However there is help at hand as a project which helps poorer people and families in Suffolk make their homes warmer and cheaper to heat has successfully been … Continue reading Warm Homes Project Wins Funding To Help Vulnerable Hospital Patients

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!