... a bit Suffolk
|sa 28 Oct|
Do you remember Hippy Jo who sold Fairtrade clothing on Framlingham Market? Some five years ago she left to open her shop Banyan in the Thoroughfare Halesworth. We made an impromptu social visit last week to discover she wasn't there because these days she has staff ... now that is an Enterprising Hippy.
|fr 20 Oct|
♫ Yesterday afternoon at the Halesworth Cut the two person Opera-lele melodically worked their way through mainstream opera, adverts and some musicals. Lots of jokes and the audience who were having a lovely time and had been encouraged to join in hummed the chorus' part to Nesunn Dorma ... what a knowledgeable lot.
|tu 10 Oct|
The 16th Halesworth Arts Festival kicked off Saturday with a sold out Chris Barber Big Band but shows still to come over the next two weeks include singer Stacey Kent, witty Kathy Lette, the Pasadena Roof Orchestra, and silent film Chicago with live accompaniment. ♫
|fr 15 Sep|
♫ Very pleased to welcome back supporter the Halesworth Arts Festival and we're intrigued by the prospect of klezmer (with Celtic and gypsy music) from the Dodo Steet Band, presumably the recorder of Piers Adams must substitute for clarinet?
|mo 4 Sep|
Early Saturday evening a woman tending a grave in the Holt Road Cemetery Halesworth was assaulted.
|mo 7 Aug|
The closed Ipswich-Halesworth rail service should re-open today.
|we 26 Jul|
Laying new track will close the Ipswich-Halesworth rail service for nine days from this Saturday the 29th and the Ipswich-Felixstowe for the next two weekends. Ipswich-Halesworth stations affected include Woodbridge, Wickham Market and Saxmundham, there will be replacement bus services for both lines.
|tu 4 Apr|
FREE kid's morning matinees at the Halesworth Cut, we're a bit late telling you about Trolls but you could still make The Secret Life of Pets, Finding Dory and The BFG.
|mo 27 Mar|
A nice thing about the Halesworth Cut for a photographer is you can discretely move via the back of the seating from one side to the other. Not any more though, on our last visit we discovered that the gap on the far side has gone in anticipation of new and reorganised seating this autumn. Buy a little piece of immortality by sponsoring a seat.
|su 26 Mar|
Where's Elvis? and Hippy Jo in Halesworth and 2013, 2012 and 2011.
|th 16 Mar|
The beautifully elegant Buster Keaton in his feature length silent comedy The General (with live piano accompaniment from Tom Horton) at the Halesworth Cut tomorrow evening.
|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 ...