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su 21 jn 15Summer Solstice - the longest dayFather's Day - pic contributed by R Magritte

Halesworth phone boxLife Skills 6:  When did you last make a call from a pay phone box?  (Yes, they do still exist, this one's near Halesworth station.)  We think our last time was ten years ago in Epping High Street and we put a pound coin in to be safe, nowadays it's a bit more complicated.

The Tramps in the the Halesworth Cut last night has moved on since we last saw it in the Eye bank, it now includes a running joke about Ed Sheeran with his lovely red hair and his lovely blue eyes.

fr 10 ap 15

Mark Olson at Maverick 2008♫ Mark Olson played the first Maverick Festival in Easton, if memory serves he played Saturday night in the barn.  Maverick present him again tonight at the Halesworth Cut.

fr 27 mr 15

An MP on a busHalesworth Area Community Transport have received funding from the Department of Transport for a 16 seat coach with disabled access.  It will be available for hire to schools and community groups and can be driven on an ordinary Group B car license.

su 22 mr 15

This afternoon at the Cut the last of the Halesworth Arts afternoon concerts.

sa 21 fe 15

♫ Diana Jones plus Lewis and Leigh at Easton farm park tonight and the Halcyon Quartet at the Halesworth Cut tomorrow afternoon.

th 22 ja 15

The Halcyon Quartet♫ Starting next month the Halesworth Arts Festival is presenting four fortnightly Sunday lunchtime concerts at The Cut.  The series starts with the Aurora Trio and will also host string ensembles the Halcyon (pic on right) and Piatti quartets and the Atéa Wind Quintet who interestingly mix brass and woodwind.

su 18 ja 15

Halesworth Station in 2010Halesworth railway station is to get a ticket machine and CCTV on the Lowestoft bound platform.  The station is just a few minutes from The Cut, venue for the HighTide festival.  This year the festival relocates to Aldeburgh ... thanks to Dr Beeching the Aldeburgh station closed in 1966 ...

tu 30 de 14

The Tinder BoxWe saw the Common Ground Theatre Company last year in the Halesworth Cut.  Since then principal Julian Harries has been the pub quiz master in an episode of Detectorists.  The company's Christmas show The Tinder Box is out on the road around near the coast with tonight the last at St Mary's Hall, Walton near Felixstowe.

tu 2 de 14

Mascots embracing in HalesworthSaturday we went to Halesworth to see Daddy Christmas arrive but had time to visit Hippy Jo in her shop of two years now.  Daddy C arrived by the simple process of walking out of the library and then processing along the Thoroughfare led by the very excellent Southwold and Reydon Drum Corp which as well as festive lighting had some real tinys.  Before all that there was a great moment when the two mascots spotted each other and embraced.

su 2 no 14

We've picked up three new faves on Flickr; Halloween in Aldeburgh, laptop on the line and our easily most viewed pic Hippy Jo.  You may remember Jo had a Fairtrade clothing stall on Framlingham, Saxmundham and possibly Woodbridge.

sa 1 no 14

Today is the last day of the Halesworth scarecrow hunt.

fr 24 oc 14

Georgie Fame at the Haleswort Arts Festival ♫ Despite the arts festival adding two front rows at the Halesworth Cut last night for Georgie Fame and sons it was still  SOLD OUT .  The festival continues tomorrow with drama A Day's Work and ends Sunday with the Syd Lawrence Orchestra.

tu 9 se 14

A generator and power tools stolen from a Halesworth building site last week and an unemployed man has been charged for two burglaries in Melton Sunday night.

su 17 au 14

Halesworth Arts FestivalThis year's Halesworth Arts Festival includes rock's smoothest Hammond botherer Georgie Fame now with sons, the actor Simon Callow plus the affectionate two handed homage Eric and Little ErnWhat a bargain!.  The festival's sponsorship makes the next available advertising slot now 3rd September ... did we say that we had nearly 20,000 visitors in January?

tu 17 jn 14

Halesworth early last week and telephone fraudsters bold enough to call on a house to collect bank and credit cards.

sa 14 jn 14

Hey Jig-A-Jig♫ Tonight at the Halesworth Cut the musical play Hey Jig-A-Jig celebrating Will Kemp's long distance dancing feat in 1600 ... and again in Halesworth today you can get your catalytic converter marked at the cop shop.  More Hey Jig-A-Jig next weekend in Lowestoft and Hoxne.

tu 22 ap 14

Actress Juliet Stephenson in 2012 and Halesworth added to peeps in Suffolk.

tu 15 ap 14

It has to be said that in the Halesworth Cut Friday night the Hackney Colliery Band were LOUD but at least half of the full house had seen them at last year's High Tide

Hackney Colliery Band at the Halesworth Cut

festival so knew what they were getting and had come back for more.  Hard to categorise the band, they are thunderously driving, band leader Steve Pretty hot on the witty verbals and stage business, and snare drummer Luke Christie's expressive enthusiasm endearing and visually rewarding.  Last day of the festival this Saturday.

we 9 ap 14

Juliet Stevenson at the 2012 High Tide festivalWhen we posted this pic of Juliet Stevenson at the 2012 High Tide festival in Halesworth on our Facebook page an Italian fan commented thought she was murdered in a Miss Marple.  This year's festival starts tomorrow and runs until Saturday 19th and we particularly fancy the Hackney Colliery Band this Friday and the conversation with actor Michael Gambon on the 19th.

th 13 mr 14

Halesworth 2010 to 2007 has got its own page and encouragingly our Alexa ranking has gone under 300,000

su 9 mr 14

Crack Street car park Stackton TresselThere's an area bounded by Wickham Market, Debenham and Halesworth known near the coast as the Wickden Triangle within which either something in the water or incipient dementia prompts bizarre council behaviour such as this sign in the Stackton Tressel Crack Street car park.

fr 7 fe 14

Philip Higham - celloThe Tessa Fucha Chamber Series of Sunday afternoon concerts start this Sunday at the Halesworth Cut with Philip Higham cello and Carole Presland piano.  Philip Higham has been described in the press as having all the qualities of a world class artist.

su 29 de 13

This is Chrismasy, a Halesworth scout hut burnt to the ground on Christmas morning.

su 17 no 13

Alice Mottram in The Prisoner of ZendaFriday night we went prison visiting in Halesworth.  Common Ground's production of The Prisoner of Zenda was polished and getting good laughs though sometimes the puns laid down and died, like who remembers Bernard Bresslaw?  Well we do actually as he was an old boy of our school.  Common Ground tour Prisoner until the... Christmas eh? end of the month and then their Christmas show The Canterville Ghost and other spooks tours towards the end of December.

sa 2 no 13

9:30pm tonight Framlingham favourites The Outlaws are back at the Needham Market Limes and tomorrow afternoon the Britten's Got Talent reading in Halesworth last Sunday will be repeated in Fram College with a different cast and tea and biscuits.

sa 26 oc 13

Britten's Got TalentIt's always a good idea to be disrespectful of the great and the good otherwise they start thinking god put them there.  Tomorrow's reading of the comedy Britten's Got Talent at the Halesworth Cut sounds like it might be doing just that public service.

mo 14 oc 13

♫ The Halesworth Arts Festival started Saturday and runs until Sunday 27th when The Horne Sectionit closes with Swinging at the Cotton Club at £19.50 a ticket.  Alex Horne and the Horne Section (we rather like their diffident slightly cack handed wit on Radio 4 ... not so sure about the beard though, they're everywhere in a large town near Chelmsford) this Wednesday at a slightly cheaper £17.50

sa 14 se 13

To make your catalytic convertor less attractive to thieves you can get it security coded for free 10am-2pm at Halesworth police station today.

su 9 jn 13

Two brooches (perhaps lockets?) have been held at Halesworth cop shop since earlier in the year and the cops suspect of sentimental value as they contain photographs.

fr 17 my 13

Grand (is there any other kind?) Opening with bicycle fancy dress compy in Halesworth of the Millennium Green all weather track tomorrow.

sa 2 mr 13

The Jubilee QuartetTomorrow's 3pm concert by the Jubilee Quartet at the Halesworth Cut is the third in a series of four afternoon shows.  Tomorrow's programme is Beethoven Quartet Op:18 No:4, Haydn Quartet Op 54 No:2 and Janácek Quartet No 2 Intimate Letters.♫

su 30 de 12

Kathleen WilliamsonThe conceit of Where's Elvis? is rock stars (mostly from the 50/60s) who died before their time arrive in heaven and then feel the need to sing one of their hits (♫There are three steps to heaven♫) accompanied by the multi instrument four piece house band with Roger Eno on keyboards including accordion.  Being Mouth to Mouth Theatre Otis Redding is white, Janis Joplin is black and Richie Valens is splendidyly Latino Buddy Hollyand looks a lot like Polly Gibbons.  We might have got all the rockers if the visual clues hadn't been projected onto the knicker blinds that make up the  set and notable that author Gordon Thorburn didn't just cross out Jimmy Savile and write in Kenny Everett.  Last night at the Halesworth Cut tonight and you might be able to get a ticket.

we 12 de 12

The Halesworth teen shelter damaged by an optimistic arsonist earlier this week.

fr 26 oc 12

♫The Maverick concert at the Halesworth Cut tonight is part of the town's art festival and we're desolate we can't make it but with a following wind we should be snapping their second annual Thanksgiving ranch party next month at Easton farm park.

we 17 oc 12

Where's Elvis?The Halesworth Cut's Christmas musical this year is Where's Elvis ... they've just re-written the Jimmy Saville character as Kenny Everett and while we're on the subject it's the annual Child Safeguarding Conference in Kesgrave Friday.

sa 20 oc 12

Lesley PrykeToday Lesley Pryke will be demonstrating glass engraving in the World Land Trust Gallery Halesworth and tomorrow afternoon a free choral concert at Framlingham College.

fr 10 au 12

♫ Like we said before three decent bands topping at Halesworth's Gig in the Park this weekend and this may be the last year the three day show is held.

we 23 my 12

The Black Swan chefThe Homersfield (it's near Diss) Black Swan yesterday was packed with chairmen, facilitators, co-ordinators, mayoral chains, at least one cleric and a slap up cream team to launch Seven Towns In Sound which includes Eye and Halesworth.  The downloadable audio walking guides have been produced by Nick Jenkins of Soundboard Productions who did a similar thing for Framlingham (and an impromptu skatepark opening) a couple of years back.

th 10 my 12

Laura Churchill at Bluebird VintageWhile we were getting in the way Saturday at Bluebird Vintage in Halesworth a browser said to his wife It's like the Tardis.  There may be only three rooms but they do seem to go on forever and absolutely crammed with the past charmingly displayed.  What's more the building was once The Hawk Inn, part of the Yarmouth brewery Lacons estate and reportedly a pub with a bit of a rep ... but then the great and the good often think that of all pubs.

sa 5 my 12

Hippy Jo in a Banyan changing roomBanyan is Hippy Jo's new shop in the middle of the Halesworth Thoroughfare and though it doesn't have a sign yet and the credit card machine hadn't arrived when it opened today it does have loads of customers, two roomy well lit changing rooms, a toilet and a teensy kitchenetteBanyan in Halesworth with an even smaller (if only just) fridge.  The ethically sourced clothing, jewellery and smellies are more mainstream than Jo's stock when on Framlingham, Saxmundham and Woodbridge markets .... but there's still whimsy, gotta be a winner.

th 29 mr 12

We couldn't have read it properly the first time because we're surprised to find topping at this year's Halesworth Gig In The Park are Fun Loving Criminals, Katrina (isn't she Canadian?) and the Waves (Walking on Sunshine may be nearly 30 years old but it is genuinely feel good) and Doctor Feelgood's inheritors Nine Below Zero.♫

sa 14 ja 12

The conceit of The Flint Street Nativity is that seven year olds are played by Luke Scriven and Steve Chadwickadults leading to the virgin Mary (copying her mother) declaiming Me? You want me to dress like tart?!  Circle 67's production last night in the Halesworth Cut had a good house who were fulsomely enjoying themselves and frequently applauding.  There's a matinee today so two chances to see the play on it last day.

we 21 de 11

A white van (is there any other colour?) leaving Halesworth yesterday failed to stop after side swiping a burgundy Vauxhall Corsa.

fr 2 de 11

Part time staff WANTED for a competition stables near Halesworth and a relief chef wanted for a Saxmundham boutique hotel.

we 12 oc 11

PCSO Mary ThompsonIt's the open Saxmundham and Framlingham Safer Neighbourhood Team meeting in the Sax Market Hall 2pm this afternoon.  Worryingly not only has Fram PCSO Mary Thompson been moved from Fram to Halesworth but Sergeant Daye Goddard along with 29 other officers has been given notice to leave and the Sax and Fram SNT will be run by the Aldeburgh and Leiston SNT Sergeant ...

we 4 my 11

♫ Singer and bass player WANTED for a metal band in Halesworth.

fr 8 ap 11

The Keeper's DaughterTheatre company The Keeper's Daughter who toured a tight and creative Dracula last year are rehearsing what will certainly be an original Hamlet around the libraries (mostly) of ntc later this month (while we've still got the libraries) including Halesworth, Stradbroke and Saxmundham.

fr 21 ja 11

4:31pm:  Neville Staple's been in a car crash so tomorrow night CANCELLED.

th 20 ja 11

Neville Staple ~ pic contibuted CANCELLED  ♫ We'll be snapping Neville Staple of The Specials at the Halesworth Cut Saturday, do say Hello ... or even better Can I buy you drink?

mo 17 ja 11

We like allotments, they always seem such calm, safe places but sadly vulnerable, last week an allotment shed in Halesworth was burgled.

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