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we 14 Nov

Dial M for MurgatroydIt's maybe a decade since we saw an Eastern Angles Christmas show in Ipswich but remember fondly Ferry Across The Waveney and a splendidly pneumatic guest appearance by Lara Croft in another Christmas show.  Peppery Prods who put on the excellent shows at Easton Farm Park have dickered a two for one offer for the three preview shows of Dial M for Murgatroyd, just say Peppery when ordering tickets.

th 18 Oct

Feral Mouth at the 2011 Maverick FestivalNorwich based and Maverick festivalteers bluegrass band Feral Mouth are playing the Kai Bar on Ipswich's waterfront tonight, four support acts and just a fiver to get in.

th 4 Oct

Things to do this Saturday include John Cooper Clarke at the Ipswich Corn Exchange (as we think he lives near Colchester he may even not be late), Framlingham Writers will be reading their work in the library and the Fat Band with Polly Gibbons and traditional hog roast at the Stratford St Andrew Riverside Centre.

we 19 Sep

Encouragingly two days after a Hacheston burglary last week a 46 year old Ipswich man has been arrested.

tu 18 Sep

1937 LNER price listThis LNER (London and North Eastern Railway) price list shows that surprisingly (to us) in 1937 Wickham Market had markets on Mondays and Saturdays (return third class ticket from Darsham 1/6d, that's 7.5p).  Rather less surprisingly a return ticket Wilby-Ipswich (markets Tuesdays and Saturdays then in Ipswich) was just over four shillings but still a little surprising that somewhere as small as Wilby ever had a station.

we 13 Jun

It's the first of six weekly cycle racing events at Trinity Park Ipswich tonight.  At 6pm there's coaching, 7pm a taste and try race for first timers followed by an on the rivet jobby for all categories, entries accepted on the line.

fr 8 Jun

For the Euros kick off tonight the Framlingham Castle Inn has installed a 50" plasma 3D ready tv and at the Olympics closing ceremony it will be raffled off for the cancer unit at Ipswich hospital.

mo 9 Apr

Just where the grass starts at the back of the Whitton Everything Centre is the Ipswich bicycle speedway track which was wind swept yesterday but the rain just held off so we could snap the firstIpswich cycle speedway Grand Prix cycle speedway of the season.  Not much warming up but much tyre cleaning by riders of actually all ages (girls too) for racing that is potentially contact but essentially good humoured.  There are track lights and photographing an evening meeting would be interesting ...

th 22 Mar

Ipswich band Anything But Ordinary are playing the Saxmundham Meerkat Hall Saturday night to raise funds for the town's jubilee celebrations ... it'll probably involve flags.♫

su 11 Mar

Joan BaezIn the UK for the first time in three years Joan Baez at the Ipswich Regent tomorrow.

th 1 Mar
St David's Day

The Magic Tombolinos♫ The thing about Balkan music is it's totally bonkers, like totally ... it seems The Magic Tombolinos who Peppery are presenting at the Ipswich Manor Ballroom tomorrow night take even fewer prisoners than the gloriously mad Orkestra del Sol ... mind you the Tombolinos don't have Miss Olga Love Miss Olga

fr 24 Feb

♫ Returning at this summer's Maverick festival in Easton are Otis Lee Crenshaw and Otis Gibbs (bet that'll cause some confusion) plus Police Dog Hogan Friday and Saturday whilst somewhat closer in the middle distance Isy Suttie from Peep Show is top of the bill at Jokers in the Ipswich Manor Ballroom Sunday week.

sa 22 Oct

Ipswich based Blues Situation playing Laxfield village hall tonight.

su 25 Sep

Miles JuppA giant tombola for Macmillan cancer today on Felixstowe market, the Matt Wates sextet at Ipswich jazz club tonight and, if you've got a passport and a snooker ball in a sock stand up Miles Jupp at Haverhill arts centre (misleadingly he's Archie in Balamory as well).

fr 2 Sep

This Saturday nearthecoast the very excellent Goldmaster All Stars are back at the Ipswich Steamboat and there's a yard sale in Hasketon, Sunday it's the Suffolk Punch Spectacular at Easton Farm Park.

th 18 Aug

Central Suffolk cavy fancier ~ pic contributedThe Central Suffolk Rabbit and Cavy Fanciers were at the Wayland (that's Norfolk) agricultural show at the beginning of the month and have a small pets section next month at Elder House Chattisham (that's just the other side of Ipswich).

mo 04 jl 11
American Independence Day

Belated happy birthday to the Framlingham first responders who were four on Saturday and also on the board Tom points out that the 7.5 foot long snake in Ipswich never left home.

th 30 Jun

Escaped snakeBe careful, that escaped in Ipswich seven and a half foot long snake might have a bus pass ...

sa 18 Jun

Ipswich Hospital Band badge1pm this afternoon the Ipswich Hospital Band will be playing at the Theberton fete and tomorrow in Trimley St Martin it's the Blue Cross dog show ... no hospital band.

su 1 May
International Dawn Chorus Day

Borough councillor Judy TerryIpswich borough (and county?) councillor Judy Terry on Rob Dunger's Radio Suffolk show tomorrow morning possibly talking about libraries.

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