Category: Editor’s Pick

  • Haverhill Town Council Unveils Mural Wall

    Haverhill Town Council Unveils Mural Wall

    Haverhill Town Council has unveiled a brand-new Mural Wall in Strasbourg Square as the culmination of a summer Street Art project for vulnerable local young people aged 13 – 18 that have been affected by issues surrounding knife crime and violence. The newly replaced hoarding around The Vixen Pub has been transformed as part of…

  • WAMFest Felixstowe: A celebration of female creativity

    WAMFest Felixstowe: A celebration of female creativity

    WAMFest, the popular Felixstowe-based festival showcasing women in arts and music is back with two days of music, dance, literature and much more. The festival will launch on Friday, October 13 with a party at @Inc in Hamilton Road featuring a host of female talent including Evie White, Brooke Telling, Lauren Jennifer, Hannah & Oscar,…

  • Blood Brothers – Review

    Blood Brothers – Review

    It is a great, watchable story and explores the enduring question of nature vs nurture.

  • CCLL – The Helping Hand for Ukraine and Online Charity Shop

    CCLL – The Helping Hand for Ukraine and Online Charity Shop

    A big thank you to everyone who donated items for our School Project. Kevin Parker set off to Poland on 9 June to meet with our partners and hand over all the aid we have collected plus the fantastic collection of school supplies – over 85kg collected!! The school equipment was delivered on the last…

  • Suffolk Singers to Perform at St Mary’s Church, Stoke by Nayland

    Suffolk Singers to Perform at St Mary’s Church, Stoke by Nayland

    Suffolk Singers gave a successful concert at Holy Trinity Church Blythburgh on 27 May, and are now delighted to announce their forthcoming concert at St Mary’s Church, Stoke by Nayland on Saturday, 8 July starting at 7.30pm.  Since being founded in 1991, Suffolk Singers have evolved into a choir much appreciated for beautiful blended singing.…

  • My Wish Charity

    My Wish Charity

    Fun day at Lake Avenue We have had some fantastic donations in recently thanks to a variety of fundraisers.  First up is Lake Avenue Stores who held a fun day. Unfortunately, they held it on a day of torrential rain but it didn’t stop play and owners, Mash and Arti Odedra, managed to raise £500.…

  • Volunteering – Safety in Numbers

    Volunteering – Safety in Numbers

    We all want to feel safe in and around the water and we recently saw many of the volunteers who keep us safe coming together for a training exercise at Woolverstone Marina and Lodge Park. An evening training exercise, organised by the Woolverstone Project (who offer sailing for the disabled at Alton Water and on…

  • Royal Hospital School Pupils Compete at Windsor Horse Competition

    Royal Hospital School Pupils Compete at Windsor Horse Competition

    Royal Hospital School in Holbrook, Ipswich is celebrating following the success of their Equestrian team. On Saturday, 20 May, RHS’ talented riders Maisy, Mia, Molly, Martha, Sophie, Harriet and Holly showcased their skills at The Royal Windsor Horse Show. Competing in front of The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, the team’s outstanding performance earned them…

  • Double Success in Prestigious Cambridge Classics Competition

    Double Success in Prestigious Cambridge Classics Competition

    Huge congratulations to Year 12’s Hannah and Ollie, who are celebrating their double success in the Fitzwilliam College Classics Essay Competition, having competed against one hundred other competitors.   Hannah, who is studying Latin, History and English, wrote about the realities of women’s lives in the Ancient World, while Ollie, who is studying Latin, Classical Greek, Spanish…

  • St Elizabeth Care Agency Celebrates 10th Anniversary 

    St Elizabeth Care Agency Celebrates 10th Anniversary 

    The team at St Elizabeth Care Agency are proudly celebrating their 10th anniversary this month. The Ipswich-based organisation marked their landmark anniversary with a day of cake, balloons and plenty of flowers for staff to enjoy on Monday, 12 June. For ten years the organisation has delivered high quality, personalised support to hundreds of clients…

  • Song Sung Blue 

    Song Sung Blue 

    ‘Song Sung Blue’, a theatre show which pays tribute to the music and career of Neil Diamond is coming to Stowmarket! On Sunday, 1 October, ‘Song Sung Blue’ will take to the stage at The Regal theatre in the town. The show is headed up by Stephen Amer, who has been performing professionally for over…

  • Suffolk Army Cadets Charity Rideout to Become Annual Event

    Suffolk Army Cadets Charity Rideout to Become Annual Event

    Suffolk Army Cadets 1st Annual County Food Bank Rideout Collection 2023 Suffolk Army Cadets have completed the first in what is to become an Annual Charity Event. The challenge, set by the Commandant Colonel Rob Simpkin to all 23 Detachments within the County, was to collect donations of non-perishable foods and toiletries to be distributed…

  • Ipswich Borough Council Making Plans for Digital Switchover

    Ipswich Borough Council Making Plans for Digital Switchover

    Ipswich Borough Council will discuss its digital switchover plans at the Executive meeting on Tuesday 13 June. The UK’s communication infrastructure will switch from analogue to digital systems by the end of 2025, affecting the Council’s telephony and HEARS alarm services. Changes will be needed to existing Emergency Services Centre’s Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) software…

  • Discover a Summer of Play with the National Trust

    Discover a Summer of Play with the National Trust

    Make the most of the longer days, warmer weather, and quality time together as a family with the National Trust’s Summer of Play.

  • Street Parade to Celebrate the Former Factories of Ipswich

    Street Parade to Celebrate the Former Factories of Ipswich

    Eastern Angles are taking to the streets this June for a special celebration of the former factories of Ipswich. The event marks the finale of their community project The Work Furnace which has been unearthing the overlooked industrial heritage of the town. Exhibition displays, storytelling, music, and a vehicle & performance parade will bring this…

  • Shortlist Showcase at the Ipswich Institute

    Shortlist Showcase at the Ipswich Institute

    A Showcase for East Anglian Literary Excellence. Come along to the Ipswich Institute and meet the authors!  There are six books shortlisted for the £2,000 New Angle Prize for Literature (set in or influenced by our region) and there will be readings from all of them as the authors gather for the Shortlist Showcase on…

  • Charity Plant Nursery Launches New Season

    Charity Plant Nursery Launches New Season

    Ipswich-based charity ActivLives is holding a plant fair at its new-look nursery on Tuesday 30 May 10am-2pm. Please come and browse our new selection of perennials, shrubs, and climbers at this lovely walled site – Chantry Walled Garden in Chantry Park, Ipswich IP2 0BS – run by community volunteers. Tea, coffee and cakes will be…

  • New Organisers for Suffolk Dog Day

    New Organisers for Suffolk Dog Day

    After 16 years of supporting Suffolk Community Foundation, Suffolk Dog Day has announced it will now be hosted and supporting independent Suffolk charity, St Elizabeth Hospice. Launched in 2007 by volunteers, to raise awareness and financial support for the work of Suffolk Community Foundation, Suffolk Dog Day has become a staple event in the Suffolk…