Felixstowe WILL Still Have Xmas Lights Display – But Switch On Event Cancelled

Among the many things that the onging pandemic is impacting is mass social gatherings like Xmas markets and festive switch ons, and Felixstowe Town Council has decided our town is no different in that regard. Unfortunately they have taken the decision that the popular annual Christmas lights switch on show, organised by the Felixstowe Lions Club and supported by Felixstowe Town Council, will have to … Continue reading Felixstowe WILL Still Have Xmas Lights Display – But Switch On Event Cancelled

Heritage Days – ‘Virtual Weekend’

One of the many casualties of corona virus has been Heritage Open Days – that one weekend in the year when the hidden historical gems  of UK towns and villages throw open thoer doors to the general public for free. But all is not completely lost – as Visit Felixstowe is hosting an alternative ‘virtual ‘ version which can be accessed via facebook, twitter or … Continue reading Heritage Days – ‘Virtual Weekend’

New Mayor of Felixstowe Elected Via Zoom

At the Felixstowe Town Council virtual AGM via zoom on May 20th Councillor Mark Jepson was elected as the Mayor of Felixstowe for 2020-21 and Councillor Sharon Harkin was appointed as the Deputy Mayor. A challenging time to take on this role – but with Mark’s background in the police force ( 30 years rising to the position of Chief Inspector) and his experience in … Continue reading New Mayor of Felixstowe Elected Via Zoom

Felixstowe Book Festival Goes Digital – Line Up Announced For June 2020

It has just been announced that  Felixstowe Book Festival is going ahead this year, albeit  in a ‘virtual’ form of  live streamed interviews with some of the authors who were booked to come to Felixstowe before coronavirus struck. A JustGiving page has also been launched to help cover the costs of the virtual festival.  “It was a huge relief that everyone, the committee, all our enthusiastic volunteers, … Continue reading Felixstowe Book Festival Goes Digital – Line Up Announced For June 2020

Celebrate VE Day And Beyond With Online Shows

Missing Live Theatre?  Need a bit of Shakespeare or a WW2 inspired drama to inspire or provoke? Well there’s plenty to watch online at the moment – and more are released every week. But please note – some have got a very short life span so please check dates carefully. But all are first class performances – (and it makes a change from Tiger King … Continue reading Celebrate VE Day And Beyond With Online Shows

Ipswich Music Day –Applications Now Open

Are you an up and coming young musician – or more established but still need a stage to strut your stuff? On Sunday 5th July Ipswich Music Day returns to Christchurch Park for its 30th year. There are six stages of live entertainment and music from local upcoming artists. Ipswich Music Day is the largest free one-day music festival in the UK and is a … Continue reading Ipswich Music Day –Applications Now Open

REMEMBRANCE WEEKEND IN FELIXSTOWE

This weekend is the 74th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and 101st anniversary of the ending of the First. Although it is now so long ago – and there are very few left who were actually there – it is still so important to remember them and the cost involved to so many families and loved ones. There is a view that you only … Continue reading REMEMBRANCE WEEKEND IN FELIXSTOWE

What’s On at Two Sisters Arts Centre in October

Two Sisters Arts Centre is located in the old church of Trimley St Mary opposite The Mariners pub on the High Rd, and has got a packed programme of events in October – and with a licensed (and cheap!) bar, comfortable seating and a warm building – this is the perfect opportunity to try something new. Thurs 3rd sees Horizon Theatre presenting Peter Quilter’s comedy … Continue reading What’s On at Two Sisters Arts Centre in October

Felixstowe Book Festival Returns Thursday 27th June – Sunday 30th June

Felixstowe Book Festival returns this week for a seventh year of talks, readings, book signings and workshops to entertain adults and children. It begins on Thursday 27th with Great British Bake Off Judge Pru Leith at 7pm and then there is a launch evening on Friday 28th at 7pm with Martin Newell & The Hosepipe Band returning with their ‘Greatest Hits’ package of East Anglian … Continue reading Felixstowe Book Festival Returns Thursday 27th June – Sunday 30th June

Children’s Summer Camp – Operation Camouflage – Sign Up Now

The long summer holidays are almost upon us – and if your looking for something more organised for the kids to do  it might be worth signing them up for Operation Camouflage – a military themed week of action packed activities taking place at Rock Barracks near Woodbridge  Running from Monday 12th August to Thursday 15th August 2019 at Rock Barracks, Sutton – the home of 23 … Continue reading Children’s Summer Camp – Operation Camouflage – Sign Up Now