... a bit Suffolk
we 25 Mar
sa 21 Mar
Roughcast Theatre have postponed their production of black comedy Arsenic and Old Lace (a Frank Capra film) until next spring but are continuing with Macbeth this autumn.
we 18 Mar
Aldeburgh Cinema has closed for the duration so we won't get to see Emma this afternoon but the Woodbridge Riverside seems to be partially functioning. The Red Rooster festival near Thetford has been postponed to September and Life Arts have postponed April's Woodbridge festival to next year. All Snape Maltings music events cancelled until the end of April (we were lucky), the Phoenix Singers concert in Framlingham next month cancelled as is the Campsea Ashe Spring Fayre this Saturday and still only three virus cases in Suffolk.
tu 10 Mar
A Wing And A Prayer is not only a Ry Cooder track but also a project by glass artist Arabella Marshall she has been preparing for three years. An artwork glass window is being installed in the ruined chapel at RSPB Minsmere, more info at www.awingandaprayer.org.uk
sa 29 Feb
Suffolk Small Museum of the Year the Bawdsey Radar Trust is looking for two paid interns for six month placements.
tu 14 Jan
Unfair to say in rural Suffolk it's still the 1950s but sometimes it does feel like the 1960s.
fr 3 Jan
su 22 Sep
We've added Nicholas Crane on the Framlingham Market Hill to peeps in Suffolk. He presents the tv show Coast so Fram gateway to the stars ... and that there Ed Sheraton.
we 12 Aug
tu 2 Jul
Stallholder Karl on Framlingham's Saturday market joins our Suffolk Gentlemen.
tu 11 Jun
Saturday a 40 minute afternoon walk (dogs on leads welcome) around Peasenhall followed by afternoon tea in support of Mid Suffolk Carriage Driving for the Disabled.
sa 25 May
♫ near the coast's other notable warbler Laura Wright joins our peeps in Suffolk page.
fr 24 May
How very Suffolk:) ♫ She Think's My Tractor's Sexy ♫
tu 16 Apr
The shop being built at the Stowupland Co-op garage is going to be a BIG one.
tu 26 Mar
An Honest Gentleman is theatre from company Stuff of Dreams about Norfolk born gentleman of the road Thomas Easter. The 16 date tour starts Friday in Beccles.
mo 25 Mar
The Suffolk Constabulary start this year's monthly Safe Rider Workshops for motorcyclists at Martlesham Heath next month 5-6th April. The two day courses includes an escorted ride and lunch.
mo 11 Mar
mo 4 Feb
An actress in the Keeper's Daughter's production of Romeo and Juliet at Wingfield Barn's last summer has been added to Ladies in Suffolk.
sa 26 Jan
The BP garage on the west bound A14 near Newmarket is open again and the Stowmarket Co-op garage has the metal framework in place for a substantial building.
Tonight it's the second night of the Fressingfield Players' Alice in Wonderland a family pantomime filled with riddles, rhymes and rabbits. The three day run ends tomorrow with a matinee and an evening show.
we 23 Jan
It's all the go in and about near the coast, temporarily closing petrol stations to re-model them, not an insignificant matter when there are so few to start with. Woodbridge (has it re-opened yet?), Co-op Stowupland (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 10 Jan
Suffolk does seem to get through chief constables, Steve Jupp will be the fourth in six years ... just saying.
The Suffolk joke is There's a bloke in our village who's been to Norwich ... well he had to. We rather like Norwich with its market that always reminds us of a souq and it now has its own section on here.
tu 1 Jan
We 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.
su 28 Oct
Immersive horror at Bungay Castle this coming Wednesday by Strange Fascination.
th 6 Sep
Suffolk Police have removed their YouTube lip sync vid (something to do with Tim Passmore?) but the Norfolk cops vid is still there .. coppers dancing is a bit like a politician trying to tell a joke.
th 30 Aug
tu 28 Aug
Yesterday amidst passing cyclists (who stopped to watch), motorbikes and drivers (one of whom informed the crowd The police are on the way) the Rendham Mummers in their usual chaotic manner delighted. The post performance buckets go to the Suffolk and Norfolk charity Fresh Start.
fr 17 Aug
su 12 Aug
Lavender and Jude the wedding dress shop in Stradbroke has moved to Bungay, can't say that's a surprise.
fr 10 Aug
We've watched this Suffolk police lip sync video very carefully and we can't see PC Jeff or PCSO Christian anywhere?
tu 24 Jul
Yesterday the hottest place of the year so far was Santon Downham (it's in Suffolk if only just) but remember it will end ...
th 19 Jul
Bury St Edmunds may not be near the coast but it is in Suffolk, was the county town of West Suffolk and is home to brewer Greene King and roller rink Curvemotion so it now has its own page, and why not.
mo 9 Jul
♫ A very large tv screen kept the fifth Stradisphere in Stradbroke informed about the football, and Saturday night we got to see surprisingly mature well known trouble makers from Harleston Red Mecca. In the tent Das Fenster and the Alibis were a very theatrical (we like that) rockabilly type trio with stand up bass followed by Sam and the Womp who had a million selling number one in 2012 (no, we hadn't heard of them either). The Balkan influenced trumpet (yes, we know) of Sam etc prompted dancing and intriguingly entertained us.
sa 7 Jul
Land Rover Day at the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway Wetheringsett tomorrow.
Like we said before everything happens in June including Brandeston long weekend below. Tomorrow Peppery initiates the third Ipswich Jazz Festival with Italian band ♫Rumba De Bodas♫. Saturday in chronological order, Worlingworth Car Show, Playford Hall Open Day and in the evening and Aldeburgh Cinema Bill Nighie will do a Q&A after a showing of The Bookshop.
sa 9 Jun
Last night and tonight at the Fisher Theatre Bungay Monkey Business have a show of Cabaret, Circus and Burlesque for just £12.
fr 1 Jun
This weekend it's the Woolpit Steam Rally which in the Suffolk manner is held in Wetherden and tomorrow there's a jumble sale in Campsea Ashe and though we don't know where or what time the village hall seems an uncertain guess.
sa 5 May
Middy in the War Years tomorrow at Brockford Station Wetheringsett.
tu 10 Apr
Suffolk Ladies 2013-2018
mo 2 Apr
Suffolk Wildlife Trust's have a family Easter Eggstravaganza tomorrow morning and Wednesday afternoon at Foxburrow Farm Melton.
we 29 Nov
JOB Mother of two with health problems seeks a Cleaner/PA in Great Finborough the other side of Stowmarket.
mo 18 Sep
We've added Detectorist Mackenzie Crook to peeps in Suffolk.
we 16 Aug
Not wearing socks is enough to cause comment in Suffolk ... eh?
fr 30 Jun
♫ Tomorrow night the Suffolk Singers present the concert Summer Serenade at Holy Trinity Blythburgh.
sa 17 Jun
All day today at Goodrich Park Palgrave (it's near Diss) Journey Through The Ages Vintage Rally and Country Fair.
we 14 Jun
The Constabulary warn against a telephone scam claiming to be the tax office.
fr 19 May
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
fr 7 Apr
It's the Suffolk Neighbourhood Watch Association annual general meeting tonight in Woolpit village hall, ample parking and refreshments.
fr 10 Mar
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
The 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
Around near the coast theatre companies are putting their Christmas 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
Our 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
Hay 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
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
♫ 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.
If 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
If 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
♫ 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
You're never going to believe what happened next in Little Mutterings ...
sa 6 Aug
Before 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
Don'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
The bit of Suffolk not near the coast and in 2014.
sa 18 Jun
St 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
The usual and lengthy police info for the Suffolk Show today and tomorrow.
Things 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
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
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
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
We 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
Overheard whilst waiting for a burger at Thetford rugby club He's eleven months, what would he want with a chip?
tu 22 Mar
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
Visited the Fisher Theatre Bungay last night for the first time yesterday to 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
Tomorrow 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 18 Feb
Christies 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
The 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 proximity 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
We 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
Odd goings on between Halesworth and Bungay last month.
fr 29 Jan
The Harleston Players present starting tonight six performance of Treasure Island over the next two weekends.
th 21 Jan
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.