... a bit Suffolk
th 24 Sep
As part of the bells restoration All Saints Laxfield stopped chiming the hours last week.
we 20 May
Roughcast Theatre have given up on 2020 but set their programme for next year. It includes a summer production of The Tempest with some outdoor shows. We'll look forward to an outdoor Tempest as their Midsummer's Night Dream last year in the Laxfield Low House's garden was terrific fun and looked brilliant.
fr 15 May
Two separate outbuilding burglaries in Laxfield mid-week. Is the virus stay at home prompting a mini crime wave or has someone poked the constabulary's press office or both?
th 5 Sep
The three day Laxitude starts tomorrow at the Laxfield Royal Oak and though this poster is a bit evasive Vix and the Kicks (she does make the effort) will be playing tomorrow evening. ♫
fr 2 Aug
Tonight yet again the Rendham Mummers will be defeating the Romans, this time at the Laxfield Low House.
sa 13 Jul
Last night's A Midsummer's Night Dream at the Laxfield Low House was very Shakespearean with a laughing audience also eating and drinking, an audience dog taking exception to Puck sneaking past and a waitress who considerately didn't feel she could call out order numbers during the show.
th 11 Jul
Roughcast Theatre are touring Shakespeare's comedy A Midsummer's Night Dream around near the coast finishing with a dash over the channel for two shows in the Dordogne ... perhaps because it might be their last chance:) Tomorrow there's a free performance at the Laxfield Low House.
we 5 Jun
June tends to be the month of village fetes, shows and open gardens. This weekend it's the free admission All Creatures Great and Small at Rendlesham and the Laxfield Open Gardens with cream teas and trips up the church tower.
sa 6 Apr
It's the Laxfield monthly market this morning (first Saturday of every month)... there might be entertainment.
For today's final day of Laxitude in Laxfield there's presumably what's left of the beer festival, a pop up vintage tea shop and 40s vocalist Lisa Day. As half time entertainment at the Ipswich Cardinals in July Lisa prompted dancing!
fr 7 Sep
♫ Stuff to do around near the coast this weekend includes tonight a music quiz at the Framlingham Crown, the free Laxitude all weekend with Lyrical Jukebox and naughty Harleston boys Red Mecca playing tonight plus Maritime Woodbridge tomorrow and Sunday.
we 5 Sep
House sales active in Saxmundham, Wickham Market, Woodbridge and surprisingly Laxfield.
we 10 May
Laxfield museum re-opened for the summer last month, it's open 2-5pm Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays until October.
sa 29 Apr
fr 10 Mar
Laxfield Market is first Saturday of the month, Wenhaston Market is the last Saturday of the month, that's the 25th this month.
th 4 Aug
Carolyn and Richard Nichols' pop up teashop normally pops up at the Laxfield Royal Oak between weekend lunch and dinners but yesterday it was already popping up at midday for a Pub is The Hub presentation to pub landlord Mike Downer.
fr 17 Jun
We last saw Common Ground Theatre in Aldeburgh where their four handed Justin and the Argonauts was well routined and getting plenty of laughs, especially from the appreciative Hertfordshire holiday maker next to us. The company's current show The Unhappy Medium has been on the road since the beginning of the month. The tour is winding down but it can be seen tonight in Laxfield and a Saturday matinee has been added to the three day run next month at the Sir John Mills Theatre Ipswich.
mo 25 Jan
FREE concert by Ugandan orphans at the Laxfield school tomorrow night. ♫
sa 3 Oct
Tonight in the Laxfield village hall is the last performance of Common Ground's 2015 tour of The Count of Monte Cristo.
sa 12 Sep
Today the Laxfield Day Out is back and like last year still free.
th 14 May
Three day beer and music festival starts tomorrow at the Laxfield Low House. ♫
su 7 Sep
♫ At the back end of yesterday's admirably free entrance Laxfield Day Out we managed to separately and without noticing drop our press pass and ear plugs (they let you stand closer to the pa) but some nice ladies pointed them out ... Suffolk eh? As you would expect Vix and the Kicks made the effort with three sets including some Joe Tex and Chic's Le Freak.
th 29 May
Baron Du Dongleur has invited us to tomorrow's beer festival at Laxfield Low House, we suspect this might be prompted because Vix and the Kicks will be entertaining ... she does make the effort.
fr 6 Sep
The annual Framlingham Camera Club exhibition started yesterday and ends tomorrow, it's free. The electro swing festival Maui Waui starts tomorrow morning at Peak Hill Farm Theberton, in the afternoon there's a free family jolly on the Laxfield playing field and in the evening the Broadside Boys are on stage in the Meerkat Hall Saxmundham. Sunday the Framlingham soap box racing goes off road at the college ... busy weekend. ♫
fr 15 Feb
A fish supper for one yesterday from the chip van outside the Framlingham Station had added poignancy as the van's not coming back anymore. They will still visit Laxfield and this perhaps highlights that Fram now has three takeaways whereas fifteen years ago it was only the Silver Leaf and Greasy Gordon's which wasn't greasy it just alliterated and anyway wasn't open Thursday nights ... gonna miss the chip van.
mo 23 Jul
As always quirky, original and highly entertaining we were particularly pleased to see a ukulele move from the pit to centre stage. Mouth to Mouth's garden tour continues this coming weekend at Hoxne, Framlingham, Orford and Laxfield.
we 16 May
Guaranteed weeping in Laxfield village hall tomorrow night when War Horse (12A) is shown, starts 7:30pm and a fiver to get in.
sa 22 Oct
Ipswich based Blues Situation playing Laxfield village hall tonight. ♫
fr 15 Jul
fr 22 Apr
Laxfield pre-school are having a fund raising Easter egg hunt today.
fr 8 Apr
A £2,500 reward for Coco the young cocker spaniel bitch missing from Laxfield and recently spotted in Bruisyard.
we 1 Sep
The Invited's gig at the Meerkat Hall Saxmundham this Saturday has been CANCELLED but the table top sale in Laxfield is still on and with bacon rolls!
th 15 Jul
sa 29 May
Two rehearsals going on last night at the Halesworth Cut; downstairs broadsword fighting (though rather like Dad's Army some were having to make do with sticks) for Henry V later this summer and upstairs Comedy of Errors for Mouth to Mouth's annual garden tour starting 17th next month at the Laxfield Low House. More pix on Facebook
mo 5 Apr
we 31 Mar
Easter egg hunt and crossword challenge this Friday at Laxfield.
su 7 Feb
made by Ron Fuller of Laxfield ... England
tu 26 Jan
The Suffolk Coastal dog warden will be keeping an eye out for this good looking and missing Laxfield dog, there's a £200 reward.
mo 28 Dec
The Laxfield branch line(don't know why the sound disappears)
we 14 Oct
The price has been dropped on the Laxfield Royal Oak.
fr 26 Jun
Mouth to Mouth's all girl production of Bill's The Taming of the Shrew starts its garden tour of near the coast at Otley Hall tonight with other enues including the Laxfield Low House, Yoxford and Latitude. (We've heard that Fish has been typecast as Captain Jamy in their Henry V at Eye Castle this August.)
sa 24 Jan
Reportedly the chip van had a fire at its preceding stop in Laxfield which is why it didn't make it to Framlingham Thursday.
sa 6 Sep
This is Carl Wilson and Laxfield First Responders coordinator Laura Griggs demonstrating their pulse oximeter at this year's Brundish Makemerry. As their beat is very rural inevitably the ambulance tends to take longer to arrive so two responders go out on a call. Laura echoed Framlingham coordinator Leighton Page's observation that people are very generous giving money but what is needed most are more responders. If you want to help email Carl (remember you won't go out on your own:)..
su 17 Jun
Events have been going on all week between the ten villages in this year's Inter Village Games. Some were physical including tennis and football, and some were not; but it all came together today on the Laxfield Playing Field. There were events for real littlerlys and not so litterlys ; and the blond charmer below made a real commitment to the bat and bean bag race but got a bit slowed down by dropping her bean bag but was she bovvered?
The event that really calls for team work is the four on two planks and we thought the four girls in orange were going to do it but Weybread prevailed ... though stopping was a bit of a problem ... as it was in the three legged race.
The crowd were cheering the egg throwing but we had taken time out to eat one of the rather meaty burgers and for us the highlight was the third place decider between Dennington and Metfield in the tug of war. The pull just went on and on and on with the crowd getting really involved. Dennington won but at the price of Jason (who used to tend bar at the Framlingham Station in Neil Pascoe's time) being very slow to get up, we think he might have hurt his ankle. A brilliant afternoon that makes you proud to be British!
tu 16 May
Laxfield Low House (King's Head) des' dinners 55
Matt, The Brewer, Goddess Steph, Max, NaTCH, new chum John B and the tv presenter Peter Purves (who didn't know he was lunching with us) appeared to be irritating the barmaid ... though she seemed ready to be irritated. Very well kept Adnams and Fullers London Pride, NaTCH did very well with a Farmer's Lunch which is a ploughman's with some substantial slices of ham and plum chutney instead of cheese. Everybody else didn't do so well with luxury fish pie that contained raisins and the veggies arrived after The Brewer had finished his pie. Conversation included the interesting fact that it cost's twice as much for Max to have his nails trimmed as NaTCH's mother. (last visit ↓ subsequent lunch previous lunch)
we 8 Nov
Laxfield Low House (King's Head) des' dinners 8
Despite a miserable day attendees were Andy, Spadge in a blue Ginetta, NaTCH and Malcolm. Malcolm combined his lunch with making a delivery of Low House Bitter which was sampled and approved. The food could have been hotter but the conversation flowed heatedly. "Does God exist?" was even briefly touched upon. Apologies for absence received from Hugh. (first visit subsequent lunch previous lunch)