... a bit Suffolk
|we 16 no 16|
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.
|tu 8 no 16|
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.
|fr 11 mr 16|
Roughcast Theatre start a tour tonight of the farce Charley's Aunt at the Seagull Theatre Lowestoft. Upcoming venues include Halesworth, Wingfield and the Diss Corn Hall.
|we 22 ap 15|
We attended our first election hustings yesterday, it was in the Wingfield Barns and organised by the Country Landowners Association. There was pretty much one of each flavour candidate but only Labour's Jack Abbot and the Green's Rhodri Griffiths (he lives in Parham) standing in Central Suffolk. To be honest we didn't stay long and during that time the audience neither booed or cheered but it was nice to see some election activity.
|mo 27 au 12|
All three of the Suffolk Trinity will be attending the family day at the Hollesley Bay
The show at Wingfield College including work by artist siblings Thom and Ania Hobson continues until Sunday week.
|fr 29 oc 10|
Last night of The Gatekeeper's Daughter's Dracula tour in Debenham tonight but thankfully it's likely to go out on the road around near the coast again ... they do do a fine job they do. It was a slightly unsettling experience in the dressing room after the show in Wingfield last night seeing the cast out of make up, they're all younger than you think:) More pix on that there FacePack.
|mo 6 se 10|
British artist Russell Coulson (on the far right) has lived in Australia and this certainly shows in the colours at his first UK exhibition running until Saturday 18th September at the Wingfield Barns. Perhaps most immediately engaging of his work are portraits of the great and the good ... well the famous at least. He told us he tries to just do it creating like a child does. Russell is giving workshops this week explaining his techniques, contact 01379 384505 More pix on Facebook.
|sa 26 jn 10|
The Hacheston flower festival runs today and tomorrow, Culture of the Countryside starts today at the Wingfield Barns (Daisy Cooper's mum is showing there next month) and it's the FESPA summer fete in Walberswick tomorrow which we much enjoyed last year.
|tu 16 ja 07|
Wingfield de le Pole Arms des' dinners 59
Not particularly cold but one those winter days when it rains all day and is dark at three for The Brewer and NaTCH to visit this somewhat remote and recently reopened pub. It has been made over in gastro pub style but still has public/saloon bars, a surprisingly large restaurant at the rear, friendly staff and draught Adnams, Adnams Explorer and slightly over chilled Adnams Old which we still enjoyed ... soon to have ESB beer. When we said we'd sit in the armchairs the barman (landlord?) volunteered Comfortable just like home. Not at all like my house The Brewer replied except neither of us have carpet. AfAR s from Hugh (in Dublin drinking that filthy Guinness stuff), Spadge (collecting Lotus élan from Biggin Hill) and John B (who won his case). (first visit subsequent lunch previous lunch)