So – girls – have you ever felt nervous walking home alone in the evening – even if it’s not that late and not that far? Have you ever had second thoughts getting into a taxi – or looked behind you and clutched your keys a little tighter while collecting your car from a deserted multi story car park? Although it’s not the first time … Continue reading SATURDAY ESSAY – Are Women Safe In Suffolk?
Last year we all had high hopes that lockdown would be eased fairly quickly and by March 2021 everything would be more or less operating normally In that spirit plans were put in motion for a weekend to celebrate women’s creativity to coincide with International Women’s Day on March 8th entitled WAMfest (Women Arts and Music). Unfortunately, as we all know, covid and lockdown have … Continue reading WAMfest – New Festival Celebrating Women In Art & Music Moved To September
Review – Polstead by Beth Flintoff – Eastern Angles last night at Debach Airfield Can anything new be said about Maria Marten and the Red Barn murder? Hundreds of books and plays have been written on the subject – was there anything fresh that Eastern Angles could bring to this most famous of Suffolk stories? At the time William Corder took on a macabre notoriety – this … Continue reading Review – Polstead
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
Guesthouse by Nicola Wernowska – Eastern Angles – Walton Community Hall and touring. Eastern Angles go back to their roots with this very localised play set in Clacton and following the relationship of three generations of women in the B&B business. The title suggests its going to be about the rise and fall of the seaside landlady – but this is a play still to … Continue reading Review – Guesthouse by Nicola Wernowska
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
A new website has been launched in Suffolk Coastal to support those affected by domestic abuse. The Coastal Action Against Abuse (CAAA) website promotes the group incorporating professionals who work in partnership to raises public and professional awareness and understanding of the impact of domestic abuse on victims, their families and the wider community within Suffolk Coastal District. The website signposts the public to local … Continue reading New Domestic Abuse Website Launched In Suffolk