... a bit Suffolk
Recall our space exclamations rant? Radio 3 presenter Petroc Trelawney is doing it. The spaces between words show where the words start and end though this doesn't necessarily apply to Suffolk roadside signs FOR SALE Bare Roothedging. A full stop/exclamation shows where a sentence ends and by placing a space before it you're confusing things ... but we wouldn't break social distancing to argue this.
su 29 Mar
sa 28 Mar
For only the second time ever (the first was 2007) Framlingham sports club have cancelled the Gala and the Rendham Mummers have cancelled their summer tour of near the coast ... in years to come troubadours will sing sad ballads of these tragedies.
we 25 Mar
sa 21 Mar
Roughcast Theatre have postponed their production of black comedy Arsenic and Old Lace (a Frank Capra film) until next spring but are continuing with Macbeth this autumn.
we 18 Mar
Aldeburgh Cinema has closed for the duration so we won't get to see Emma this afternoon but the Woodbridge Riverside seems to be partially functioning. The Red Rooster festival near Thetford has been postponed to September and Life Arts have postponed April's Woodbridge festival to next year. All Snape Maltings music events cancelled until the end of April (we were lucky), the Phoenix Singers concert in Framlingham next month cancelled as is the Campsea Ashe Spring Fayre this Saturday and still only three virus cases in Suffolk.
tu 10 Mar
A Wing And A Prayer is not only a Ry Cooder track but also a project by glass artist Arabella Marshall she has been preparing for three years. An artwork glass window is being installed in the ruined chapel at RSPB Minsmere, more info at www.awingandaprayer.org.uk
sa 29 Feb
Suffolk Small Museum of the Year the Bawdsey Radar Trust is looking for two paid interns for six month placements.
tu 14 Jan
Unfair to say in rural Suffolk it's still the 1950s but sometimes it does feel like the 1960s.
fr 3 Jan
su 22 Sep
We've added Nicholas Crane on the Framlingham Market Hill to peeps in Suffolk. He presents the tv show Coast so Fram gateway to the stars ... and that there Ed Sheraton.
we 12 Aug
tu 2 Jul
Stallholder Karl on Framlingham's Saturday market joins our Suffolk Gentlemen.
tu 11 Jun
Saturday a 40 minute afternoon walk (dogs on leads welcome) around Peasenhall followed by afternoon tea in support of Mid Suffolk Carriage Driving for the Disabled.
sa 25 May
♫ near the coast's other notable warbler Laura Wright joins our peeps in Suffolk page.
fr 24 May
How very Suffolk:) ♫ She Think's My Tractor's Sexy ♫
tu 16 Apr
The shop being built at the Stowupland Co-op garage is going to be a BIG one.
tu 26 Mar
An Honest Gentleman is theatre from company Stuff of Dreams about Norfolk born gentleman of the road Thomas Easter. The 16 date tour starts Friday in Beccles.
mo 25 Mar
The Suffolk Constabulary start this year's monthly Safe Rider Workshops for motorcyclists at Martlesham Heath next month 5-6th April. The two day courses includes an escorted ride and lunch.
mo 11 Mar
mo 4 Feb
An actress in the Keeper's Daughter's production of Romeo and Juliet at Wingfield Barn's last summer has been added to Ladies in Suffolk.
sa 26 Jan
The BP garage on the west bound A14 near Newmarket is open again and the Stowmarket Co-op garage has the metal framework in place for a substantial building.
Tonight it's the second night of the Fressingfield Players' Alice in Wonderland a family pantomime filled with riddles, rhymes and rabbits. The three day run ends tomorrow with a matinee and an evening show.
we 23 Jan
It's all the go in and about near the coast, temporarily closing petrol stations to re-model them, not an insignificant matter when there are so few to start with. Woodbridge (has it re-opened yet?), Co-op Stowupland (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!
th 10 Jan
Suffolk does seem to get through chief constables, Steve Jupp will be the fourth in six years ... just saying.
The Suffolk joke is There's a bloke in our village who's been to Norwich ... well he had to. We rather like Norwich with its market that always reminds us of a souq and it now has its own section on here.
tu 1 Jan
We could rant about the relentless building around near the coast making rural Suffolk increasingly suburban with little if any improved infrastructure but we'll console ourselves that it's still a pleasant place to live. We have bubbling a slight change to our look and very probably stylish merch. In 2019 no doubt there'll be continued sightings of Ed Sheeran, the East African will report local fury about something or other and there'll be even more building ... wishing you the best for 2019.
su 28 Oct
Immersive horror at Bungay Castle this coming Wednesday by Strange Fascination.
th 6 Sep
Suffolk Police have removed their YouTube lip sync vid (something to do with Tim Passmore?) but the Norfolk cops vid is still there .. coppers dancing is a bit like a politician trying to tell a joke.
th 30 Aug
tu 28 Aug
Yesterday amidst passing cyclists (who stopped to watch), motorbikes and drivers (one of whom informed the crowd The police are on the way) the Rendham Mummers in their usual chaotic manner delighted. The post performance buckets go to the Suffolk and Norfolk charity Fresh Start.
fr 17 Aug
su 12 Aug
Lavender and Jude the wedding dress shop in Stradbroke has moved to Bungay, can't say that's a surprise.
fr 10 Aug
We've watched this Suffolk police lip sync video very carefully and we can't see PC Jeff or PCSO Christian anywhere?
tu 24 Jul
Yesterday the hottest place of the year so far was Santon Downham (it's in Suffolk if only just) but remember it will end ...
th 19 Jul
Bury St Edmunds may not be near the coast but it is in Suffolk, was the county town of West Suffolk and is home to brewer Greene King and roller rink Curvemotion so it now has its own page, and why not.
mo 9 Jul
♫ A very large tv screen kept the fifth Stradisphere in Stradbroke informed about the football, and Saturday night we got to see surprisingly mature well known trouble makers from Harleston Red Mecca. In the tent Das Fenster and the Alibis were a very theatrical (we like that) rockabilly type trio with stand up bass followed by Sam and the Womp who had a million selling number one in 2012 (no, we hadn't heard of them either). The Balkan influenced trumpet (yes, we know) of Sam etc prompted dancing and intriguingly entertained us.
sa 7 Jul
Land Rover Day at the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway Wetheringsett tomorrow.
Like we said before everything happens in June including Brandeston long weekend below. Tomorrow Peppery initiates the third Ipswich Jazz Festival with Italian band ♫Rumba De Bodas♫. Saturday in chronological order, Worlingworth Car Show, Playford Hall Open Day and in the evening and Aldeburgh Cinema Bill Nighie will do a Q&A after a showing of The Bookshop.
sa 9 Jun
Last night and tonight at the Fisher Theatre Bungay Monkey Business have a show of Cabaret, Circus and Burlesque for just £12.
fr 1 Jun
This weekend it's the Woolpit Steam Rally which in the Suffolk manner is held in Wetherden and tomorrow there's a jumble sale in Campsea Ashe and though we don't know where or what time the village hall seems an uncertain guess.
sa 5 May
Middy in the War Years tomorrow at Brockford Station Wetheringsett.
tu 10 Apr
Suffolk Ladies 2013-2018
mo 2 Apr
Suffolk Wildlife Trust's have a family Easter Eggstravaganza tomorrow morning and Wednesday afternoon at Foxburrow Farm Melton.
we 29 Nov
JOB Mother of two with health problems seeks a Cleaner/PA in Great Finborough the other side of Stowmarket.
mo 18 Sep
We've added Detectorist Mackenzie Crook to peeps in Suffolk.
we 16 Aug
Not wearing socks is enough to cause comment in Suffolk ... eh?
fr 30 Jun
♫ Tomorrow night the Suffolk Singers present the concert Summer Serenade at Holy Trinity Blythburgh.
sa 17 Jun
All day today at Goodrich Park Palgrave (it's near Diss) Journey Through The Ages Vintage Rally and Country Fair.
we 14 Jun
The Constabulary warn against a telephone scam claiming to be the tax office.
fr 19 May
It's six thirty pm and we're changing for dinner ... this may be Suffolk but do we look like we drive a tractor?
we 3 May
fr 7 Apr
It's the Suffolk Neighbourhood Watch Association annual general meeting tonight in Woolpit village hall, ample parking and refreshments.
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.
su 26 Feb
The Norfolk and Suffolk photographs of Justin Partyka's were a feature of Mary Chamberlain's book Fenwomen when republished by Full Circle. The London gallery Osbourne Samuel are curating an online selling show Close to Home of his East Anglian works and running until 24th February.