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we 16 Aug
2017

Not wearing socks is enough to cause comment in Suffolk ... eh?

fr 30 Jun
2017

♫ Tomorrow night the Suffolk Singers present the concert Summer Serenade at Holy Trinity Blythburgh.

sa 17 Jun
2017

All day today at Goodrich Park Palgrave (it's near Diss) Journey Through The Ages Vintage Rally and Country Fair.

we 14 Jun
2017

The Constabulary warn against a telephone scam claiming to be the tax office.

fr 19 May
2017

It's six thirty pm and we're changing for dinner ... this may be Suffolk but do we look like we drive a tractor?

we 3 May
2017

Suffolk Young Farmers Country Fair this Sunday at Easton Farm Park ... they're a bit non-committal about what time it starts.

fr 7 Apr
2017

It's the Suffolk Neighbourhood Watch Association annual general meeting tonight in Woolpit village hall, ample parking and refreshments.

fr 10 Mar
2017

Laxfield Market is first Saturday of the month, Wenhaston Market is the last Saturday of the month, that's the 25th this month.

su 26 Feb
2017

Artful Dodgers junior roller derbyQuite a wait for roller derby to arrive in Suffolk, now we're watching out for junior derby in East Anglia.  There's been mutterings at Norfolk Roller Derby and it's reached Kent.

we 25 Jan
2017
Burns Night

Harvest with Combine, Norfolk 2009 by Justin PartykaThe Norfolk and Suffolk photographs of Justin Partyka's were a feature of Mary Chamberlain's book Fenwomen when republished by Full Circle.  The London gallery Osbourne Samuel are curating an online selling show Close to Home of his East Anglian works and running until 24th February.

we 16 Nov
2016

Bloody Christmas ... eh?Around near the coast theatre companies are putting their ChristmasChristmas Carol being rehearsed in Fressingfield shows together.  In Fressingfield Sunday Roughcast Theatre were rehearsing a Christmas Carol with an impressive Marley's ghost and a live choir.  The show goes on the road next month with visits to Huntingfield, Stowmarket, Hoxne, Southwold and Wingfield.

su 13 Nov
2016

One SuffolkOur link checker is starting to pick up the now defunct local web sites that chose not to pay One Suffolk and the village site that bizarrely now thinks it's 2015.

sa 12 Nov
2016

Yakety Yak's production of Hay FeverHay Fever is a Noel Coward comedy about a totally mad weekend house party in the 1920s.  Last night's performance at the Bungay Fisher Theatre was beautifully costumed, had a very decent sized and appreciative audience and some the cast's ott business tempted applause mid-performance.  Last chance to see tonight at the Pavilion Theatre Gorleston.

tu 8 Nov
2016

Friday night the Open Space Theatre Company will be performing Ibsen's A Doll's House in the Wingfield Barns but regrettably we'll be in the Fisher Theatre Bungay snapping the Noel Coward comedy Hay Fever.

we 2 Nov
2016

Hank Wangford at the 2010 Maverick festival♫ We could tell you the Hank Wangford four piece including guest BJ Cole (Britain's master of the pedal steel guitar) are playing the Bungay Fisher Theatre this Saturday but it's Sold Out ... might be returns.

fr 21 Oct
2016
Trafalgar Day - 21 October 1805

One SuffolkIf memory serves about the time PM Tony Blaire's vision for the information superhighway was to dole out rubbish computers in Framlingham the website One Suffolk arrived.  An unlikely partnership between Suffolk's constabulary, county and district councils it provided free websites for community organisations, small business and parish councils,  From next month Community Action Suffolk will be the new provider and they will charge for the service.

fr 23 Sep
2016

Shappi Korsandi - pic contributedIf you're prepared to schlep to the Haverhill Arts Centre tonight for Shappi Korsandi's Oh My Country tour celebrating her forty years in the UK it's  SOLD OUT  ... except there are some single tickets ... so it's not SOLD OUT then.

we 21 Sep
2016

The musical comedy 'Our House'♫ This may be a little ways off both in time and distance but looks terrific fun.  The musical comedy Our House based on the songs of Madness and presented by the Waveney Light Opera Group in the Beccles Public Hall and the middle of next month.

we 31 Aug
2016

You're never going to believe what happened next in Little Mutterings ...

sa 6 Aug
2016

Debenham diversion - pic by Tony HuttBefore satnavs and in north Essex we stopped to ask the way and were told Go straight on at the T-junction ... how very Suffolk we thought.  This diversion is in Debenham, pic by Tony Hutt.

fr 8 Jul
2016

BBC Radio SuffolkDon't know how long it's been there but we've only just noticed that BBC Radio Suffolk has appeared on Freeview channel 720.

we 22 Jun
2016

The bit of Suffolk not near the coast and in 2014.

Ania Hobson open studio at Studio 90 RendhamThe coming weekend is the last of this year's Suffolk Open Studios.  In Rendham Ania Hobson is open studio at Studio 90 newly opened in April this year.

sa 18 Jun
2016

St Elizabeth Hospice's parachute partySt Elizabeth Hospice Ipswich is hosting at Beccles Airfield a parachute party next month.  They are looking for jumpers but on the day there will be entertainment including face painting, hot food, popcorn and music for spectators.

we 1 Jun
2016

The usual and lengthy police info for the Suffolk Show today and tomorrow.

we 4 May
2016
Star Wars Day

Current PCC Tim Passmore in EyeThings to do tomorrow should be vote for the Suffolk police crime commissioner (this year the candidates include two women and a green) and perhaps grab your last chance to register for the St Elizabeth Hospice 10th annual Midnight Walk.

mo 2 May
2016

Police have named the Thurston teenager who died yesterday and confirmed that he died from an injury caused by an air pellet.

su 1 May
2016

Two teenagers have been arrested after a 14 year old boy died following a possible firearms incident in Thurston near Bury St Edmunds.

sa 16 Apr
2016

Suffolk Young Farmers Country Fair tomorrow (the forecast looks better than today) at Easton Farm Park, not free admission but there are family tickets.

we 13 Apr
2016

Vegetables and fruitWe have a friend who grew up in Armagh.  On a trip he and his father discovered that in Belfast fish and chips is served with fruit ... a slice of lemon.  In a similar manner we have come to terms with fish and chips served with vegetables but went to pieces when in Long Stratton we were offered mint sauce with our mushy peas.  We refused but next time we'll pluck up our courage and try.

we 30 Mar
2016

Overheard whilst waiting for a burger at Thetford rugby club He's eleven months, what would he want with a chip?

tu 22 Mar
2016

Sunday the Bury Saints beat the Oxford Saints 75 to 8 in a pre-season friendly but no shame to Oxford as they play in a division below Bury.

sa 19 Mar
2016

Visited the Fisher Theatre Bungay last night for the first time yesterday toCharley's Aunt in Bungay discover it's small but perfectly formed with loads of tech and you can take your drink into the auditorium.  RoughCast Theatre were presenting the Victorian farce Charley's Aunt.  Audience members inevitably asked Are you the official photographer? (No, we don't photograph officials) and then observed They're very good aren't they? ... can't disagree with that.  Charley plays tonight in the Framlingham St Michael's Rooms.

sa 12 Mar
2016

Suffolk Roller DerbyTomorrow male roller derby in Ipswich.  A Brit Champs double bouter with hosts Suffolk playing Nottingham and Bristol playing from Stamford Brawls of Steel.  Tickets eight quid on the door or six online from Suffolk Roller Derby.

th 10 Mar
2016

♫ Now that's a name for a tribute band ... Wrong Stewart and The Farces.

th 18 Feb
2016

Signed Spectre clapper board - pic contributedChristies are already auctioning online properties and memorabilia from the James Bond film Spectre ... it is for charity though inexplicably none of the charities are in Suffolk or benefit cats, dogs, church roofs or trees.

fr 26 Feb
2016

Part of the Wyverstone ammunition stashThe thing about chairman of the parish council James Arnold's highly illegal 460+ firearms stash in Wyverstone (the other side of Stowmarket from near the coast) was the some 200,000 rounds of ammunition and other explosives.  Kept in close Rifles from the Wyverstones arms cacheproximity and a single room if there had been an accident there would have been a fireworks display the village wouldn't forget.

Arnold died of pancreatic cancer in July 2014 before he could face charges but last Friday following a related enquiry firearms dealer Anthony Buckland received six years for fraud and selling prohibited weapons.

fr 12 Feb
2016

Norfolk Brawds B v Suffolk Roller DerbyWe like a guiding principle that's been pared down to a few words (Don't get involved Michael The Godfather) so much enjoyed Philthy Delphia's shouted Git It And Quit It to a lead jammer last Saturday.  She was advising from the outfield the Norfolk Brawds B team in a scrimmage with Suffolk Roller Derby.  The bout went both ways ending in a Brawds win.  Rewardingly the scoreboard had the perception to keep moving about so everyone could see it.  Thankfully no major injuries ... good stuff!

sa 6 Feb
2016

Odd goings on between Halesworth and Bungay last month.

fr 29 Jan
2016

The Harleston Players present Treasure IslandThe Harleston Players present starting tonight six performance of Treasure Island over the next two weekends.

th 21 Jan
2016

Smilies at Suffolk Roller Derby Suffolk Roller Derby held their first fresh meat of 2016 earlier this month at the Inspire centre Ipswich.  We reckon there were 14 newbs ranging from ready to go to never been on skates before.  New male and female faces always welcome Fridays but to ensure there's enough loan equipment it helps to contact them first.

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