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th 11 Jul
2019

Roughcast's A Midsummer's Night DreamRoughcast 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.

mo 24 Jun
2019

Annoyingly the diversion for the closed Westerfield level crossing is NOT signed but we still made it to Ipswich Cardinals v Maidstone Pumas yesterday.  Surprisingly there were no refs and general manager Ralph said other games were also ... more here

sa 22 Jun
2019

Very pleased to see Denver keeping the roller derby skate out alive and entertaining.

we 3 Apr
2019

The Mystery of the Raddlesham MumpsWhen we were at Essex Uni for an american football final Sunday we noticed that The Mystery of the Raddlesham Mumps was playing in the campus theatre.  It's at the Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall the Saturday after next.  A fearsome but funny gothic tale of dynasty, death, revenge and hope. Lovely moral. - Michael Rosen

su 3 Mar
2019

Today drove on the A47 from Peterborough to Norwich, they does like a roundabout round there they does.

we 6 Feb
2019

Merle Haggard in 2009 - pic contributedASTONISHER No.45:  When Johnny Cash gave an unlikely concert at San Quentin state prison fellow country singer Merle I'm an Okie from Muskogee Haggard was in the audience serving two and a half years for burglary and an attempted jail break.  Equally unlikely (though perhaps not in the USA) Haggard was pardoned in 1972 by then governor of California Ronald Reagan.

we 30 Jan
2019

John Bawtree's show in Carousel FramlinghamPop up shop Carousel in Bridge Street Framlingham has been an impressive success.  Previously it was ladies clothes and this week it is paintings by Peasenhall artist John Bawtree.  His works are thoughtfully attractive and are of both local Suffolk scenes and overseas including Venice, France and Zanzibar!

tu 29 Jan
2019

Here's a roller derby novelty, the British Championships Mansfield Roller Derby v Hellfire Harlots B is free entry ... though it is a ways to Mansfield admittedly.

we 23 Jan
2019

It's all the go in and about near the coast, temporarily closing petrol stations to re-Haynings garage Framlingham being updatedmodel them, not an insignificant matter when there are so few to start with.  Woodbridge (has it re-opened yet?), Co-op Stowmarket (not closed but building going on), Haynings Framlingham (reportedly will have a 24 hour self service pump) and now the BP garage on the west bound A14 near Newmarket.  Fortunately services just off the A14 on the other side of Cambridge are copiously resourced ... three Costa Coffee machines!

mo 21 Jan
2019

 Céline Sciamma's film Girlhood - pic contributedWe found French director Céline Sciamma's film Tomboy highly involving and rewarding not least because it made the Parisian suburbs look idyllic.  So very gratifying to find a sealed copy of her later film Girlhood in the Framlingham EACH chazza.  Here the banlieue is relentlessly gritty and though Vic essentially remains trapped in her situation the opening sequence is women's american football from team Les Molosses.

mo 14 Jan
2019

We've added Swiss national road race cycling champion Nicole Hanselmman to Ladies in Framlingham.

th 13 Dec
2018

Red White and Bruise RollersIn 2014 and Ely we snapped a Red White and Bruise Rollers scrimmage with Suffolk RD and we're pretty certain we snapped a RWB skater with a mixed league team in Bletchley.  Like the Seaside Sirens very regrettably RWB are pulling up ... more here

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