Review – Madagascar – A Musical Adventure Jr

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

Review – Woyzeck by George Buchner

Woyzeck by George Buchner adapted by Daniel Kramer – New Wolsey Young Company – New Wolsey Studio till Sat 31st March This play was left unfinished by George Buchner on his death in 1836 – but since then has become one of the most performed plays in translation out of Germany. Its themes of oppression and manipulation of the working man are both universal and … Continue reading Review – Woyzeck by George Buchner

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

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

Felixstowe Councillors Support Air Cadets With Funding

Felixstowe councillors are working together to support young people who are members of Felixstowe’s RAF Air Cadet unit. Eight of Felixstowe’s ward members gave £7,750 from their Enabling Communities Budgets to support the unit that is formally known as 356 (Felixstowe) Squadron, Air Training Corps. The funding awarded from councillors Steve Gallant, Stuart Bird, Andy Smith, Richard Kerry, Doreen Savage, Tracey Green, Peter Coleman and … Continue reading Felixstowe Councillors Support Air Cadets With Funding

Suffolk Community Foundation – Funds Closing Soon

Suffolk Community Foundation administers a number of funding streams – but they have a limited life. Check the ones below to see if you meet the criteria.  High Sheriff’s Fund Grants of up to £1,500 are available for work with young people (aged 8-25) that addresses citizenship, community safety and crime prevention. Applications will be accepted from charities, voluntary and community groups in Suffolk as well as schools … Continue reading Suffolk Community Foundation – Funds Closing Soon

Student Review – The Pillowman

The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh – New Wolsey Young Company – New Wolsey Studio This was a fantastic, mind chilling theatre piece set in a totalitarian state where a writer, Katurian , is arrested and interrogated by two policeman who are investigating a series of child murders that have strong similarities to his short stories. In this play be ready for twists and turns, strong … Continue reading Student Review – The Pillowman

Review – The Pillowman

The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh – New Wolsey Young Company – New Wolsey Studio until Saturday 2nd Dec This modern play from the writer of films ‘In Bruges’ and ‘Seven Psychopaths’ takes as its theme one that has been reproduced in many plays and films – and with a storyline that  is almost an exact copy of  an independent 1991 film ‘Closet Land’ – although … Continue reading Review – The Pillowman

Funding Available for Youth Holiday Activities

A project which has been working over the last two years to improve the number of holiday activities for young people in east Suffolk has won at this year’s Community Action Suffolk Awards, and there is more funding available for future projects The Youth Holidays Activity Fund won the Anne Dunford OBE Award, which recognises youth participation, where children and young people aged 11 to 19 … Continue reading Funding Available for Youth Holiday Activities

Review – The Wind in The Willows

The Wind in The Willows by Kenneth Graham adapted by Mike Kenny – New Wolsey Youth Theatre – New Wolsey Studio till Tues 24th October Kenneth Graham’s classic tale of the riverbank was one of my favourites as a child, the adventures of Ratty, Mole, Badger and the irrepressible Toad always a delight – and this production by the New Wolsey Youth Theatre captures the spirit … Continue reading Review – The Wind in The Willows