... a bit Suffolk
|mo 13 Mar|
♫ In our uninformed way we suspected that 4 Girls 4 Harps (like the Ukulele Orchestra ... odd simile we know) would be one trick ponies but last night in the Halesworth Cut (like the Ukes) they proved us completely wrong. The range of both the repertoire and the sound of the harps was way beyond the sound track to a dream sequence. Encoring with the clog dance from La Fille Mal Gardée was just so right ... next Sunday concert the 26th of this month.
|sa 4 Feb|
Halesworth Arts Festival director Matthew Wetmore has pointed out that though this is the sixth year of the Sunday Concerts it will be the sixteenth festival this autumn. We strongly suspect that as always like a Michelin three star it will be worth making a special journey for.
|sa 26 Nov|
A Grand Bazaar at the Halesworth Cut all this weekend and the Framlingham St John Christmas Coffee Morning today.
|th 17 Nov|
Tina Bradshaw eastern life coach starts by serving audience members from a teapot special tea that turns out to be white wine ... it goes on from there. Last night in the Halesworth Cut she was predominantly comic parody but affectionate and endearing parody with a little actual counselling, or perhaps rather more a group of friends talking with one of their number who had opened up a little. She is a complete one off, catch her if you can.
|th 22 Sep|
The first silent film we saw with piano accompaniment was the German monolith (it's a good idea to take sandwiches) Metropolis and the pianist put in two rather good musical jokes. Tomorrow night's film at the Halesworth Cut is the Harold Lloyd comedy Safety Last so accompanist Tom Horton won't need to be funny in his own right.
|th 1 Sep|
♫ Next month the 15th Halesworth Arts Festival has another broad programme including opera, cabaret, classical, folk, jazz, choral, the man in the white suit and co-creator of Drop the Dead Donkey and the brilliant Outnumbered Andy Hamilton.
|fr 11 Mar|
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.
|tu 2 Feb|
The first of the Halesworth Arts Festival's occasional Sunday concerts is next Sunday. The comparatively youthful (they were formed in 2014) Fitzroy Quartet will give a programme of Haydn, Beethoven and Mendelssohn. ♫
|sa 16 Jan|
JOBS As of today there seem to be care (mostly night) assistants wanted in Eye, Framlingham, Halesworth, Saxmundham and Woodbridge.
|we 30 Dec|
At the Halesworth Cut last night in front of a good house The Blacksmith Who Chased The Moon is based on a story by 19th century Russian author Nikolai Gogol so not your usual panto then ... but lots of physical stuff from the male actors, some spectacular effects, lots of laughs My father is the Lord Mayor of Southwold ... we are not wealthy and despite the pic a family show. Blacksmith continues at The Cut until Sunday 3rd January.
|we 14 Oct|
The 14th Halesworth arts festival started this week and continues until next month closing with the very excellent Northumbrian piper Kathryn Tickell. As always lots of interesting stuff including Liverpool poet Brian Patten and ex-England cricket captain David Gower. Annoyed we can't make this Saturday for Fascinating Aida founder member Dillie Keane who if you're lucky will render this amusing bit of doggerel.
|fr 14 Aug|
When Bridge Street Framlingham had a police station and Earl Soham had a shop opposite the green, a charming CF Dowsing wedding party, and a LNER organised Colchester-Woodbridge-Halesworth half day out.
|su 21 Jun|
Life 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.
|fr 10 Apr|
|fr 27 Mar|
Halesworth 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 Mar|
This afternoon at the Cut the last of the Halesworth Arts afternoon concerts.
|sa 21 Feb|
|th 22 Jan|
♫ 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 Jan|
Halesworth 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 Dec|
We 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 Dec|
Saturday 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 Nov|
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 Nov|
Today is the last day of the Halesworth scarecrow hunt.
|fr 24 Oct|
♫ 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 Sep|
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 Aug|
This 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 Ern. 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 Jun|
Halesworth early last week and telephone fraudsters bold enough to call on a house to collect bank and credit cards.
|sa 14 Jun|
♫ 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 Apr|
Actress Juliet Stephenson in 2012 and Halesworth added to peeps in Suffolk.
|tu 15 Apr|
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
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 Apr|
When 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 Mar|
|su 9 Mar|
There'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 Feb|
The 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.