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th 14 Feb
Valentine's Day

Roughcast Theatre present Hobson's ChoiceStarting Monday Roughcast Theatre have an eight date Suffolk tour of the comedy Hobson's Choicenear the coast venues are Hoxne, Wingfield (nearly SOLD OUT) and the Halesworth Cut.

we 23 Jan

It's all the go in and about near the coast, temporarily closing petrol stations to re-Haynings garage Framlingham being updatedmodel them, not an insignificant matter when there are so few to start with.  Woodbridge (has it re-opened yet?), Co-op Stowmarket (not closed but building going on), Haynings Framlingham (reportedly will have a 24 hour self service pump) and now the BP garage on the west bound A14 near Newmarket.  Fortunately services just off the A14 on the other side of Cambridge are copiously resourced ... three Costa Coffee machines!

th 3 Jan

Butley motor cycle trialAll we could find on the web about Sunday's motorcycle trial was it was Sunday and somewhere around Butley.  In the event it was a mile or two from the village, well signposted with orange pennants, had a burger van and an enormous free car park.  Lots of women judges and unlike our last trial visit eleven! years ago there were a lot more modern bikes including two electrical jobbies.  We always like the surreal cinema image of a single motorbike making its way through the woods.

tu 1 Jan

Ed Sheeran in 2006 and Earl SohamWe could rant about the relentless building around near the coast making rural Suffolk increasingly suburban with little if any improved infrastructure but we'll console ourselves that it's still a pleasant place to live.  We have bubbling a slight change to our look and very probably stylish merch.  In 2019 no doubt there'll be continued sightings of Ed Sheeran, the East African will report local fury about something or other and there'll be even more building ... wishing you the best for 2019.

Donate your retiring Christmas tree to entertain the meerkats at Stonham Barns.

sa 29 Dec

♫ Confusingly (to us anyway) Monday's New Year's Eve Ceilidh from Folk at the Froize is being held at Wantisden Valley.

su 16 Dec

The Scarlet Pipistrelle - Common Ground TheatreYesterday's matinee performance of The Scarlet Pipistrelle at the Seckford Theatre Woodbridge had dancing, singing, joking, lovely ladies and plot.  The audience attempted to clap the Brexit joke and we particularly enjoyed the sausage puns, great stuff!  Common Ground Theatre tour the show around near the coast ... more here

sa 15 Dec

bloody Christmas ... eh?Immediately post Christmas (27-30 December) A Crag Path Christmas in the Jubilee Hall Aldeburgh hosted by the Alde and Ore Estuary Trust.  The river Ore runs through near the coast but is little more than a ditch by Framlingham.

tu 11 Dec

bloody Christmas ... eh?Only tickets in advance for dinner and Basil's Christmas Carol at Stonham Barns Saturday 15th December.

sa 8 Dec

The Shepherd and Dog at Forward Green (it's between the A140 and Stowupland) still has a TO LET sign outside.

fr 16 Nov

Starting next Thursday for four days the Grundisburgh Cribfest.

th 15 Nov

Saturday there's a fish and chip supper and auction of promises in Kelsale village hall we think in aid of the church St Mary and St Peter.

mo 8 Oct

Bentwaters Cold War MuseumSunday week 21 October will be the last opening this year of the Bentwaters Cold War Museum.

mo 1 Oct

The jeep run yesterday at Debach Airfield was their last open day of this year.

we 26 Sep

Don't know if the Women's Tour of Britain will be returning to near the coast next year but we do know it will be a day longer,

fr 21 Sep

Sunday will be the autumnal equinox, sorry to be a downer but winter approaches.

fr 7 Sep

Red Mecca at Stradisphere this year♫ Stuff to do around near the coast this weekend includes tonight a music quiz at the Framlingham Crown, the free Laxitude all weekend with Lyrical Jukebox and naughty Harleston boys Red Mecca playing tonight plus Maritime Woodbridge tomorrow and Sunday.

sa 28 Jul

Stepdance Day at the Blaxhall ShipIt's going to be a busy Sunday tomorrow with the Dunwich Dynamo passing through near the coast in the early hours, open gardens in Double Street Framlingham, free step dancing at the Blaxhall Ship, classic car day at the Debach Airfield and St Lawrence's Brundish will be visited by The Right Reverend Martin Seeley Lord Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, probably the first visit by the diocesan bishop in sixty years and there's a picnic as well.

Thankfully it's rained and no doubt will again soon ... mind you it's already becoming a bit annoying.

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