... a bit Suffolk
|tu 24 Jul|
In the manner of the school playground as the audience arrives at Romeo or Juliet they are asked to pick sides and wear the appropriate tie, red for Capulet (Juliet) and blue for Montague (Romeo). Sunday in Wingfield by sheer weight of numbers the Capulets would have easily won a punch up.
|mo 23 Jul|
We first saw the Keeper's Daughter's Romeo and Juliet crikey seven years ago at Hartismere School Eye. Like Dr Who it keeps regenerating and yesterday's afternoon show at the Wingfield Barns had a confident young cast who often played with the expectation of what a play should be, we particularly liked the audience joining in with the dancing. No doubt R&J will regenerate somewhere near you soonish ... on our way home the Stradbroke Spar had shelves that need to be filled.
|sa 5 May|
At the second attempt (the Beast from the East knacked the preceding attempt) Alfie the Labrador pursues a theatrical career in Once Upon a Labrador at the Wingfield Barns tonight. Next Saturday it's Richard Digance with some chap called Eric. ♫
|fr 2 Mar|
Not surprisingly with this weather tomorrow's farmer's market at the Snape Maltings cancelled and Once Upon a Labrador at the Wingfield Barns postponed to Saturday 5 May. But as of Tuesday Slice of Life's four person Comedy Night tomorrow is still happening unlike when the Framlingham Crown attempted a comedy night.
|th 2 Nov|
Tonight at the Wingfield Barns Open Space Theatre start a tour around near the coast of Tennessee William's Suddenly Last Summer. Performance this Saturday at the Huntingfield Hub and the Saturday after at the Halesworth Cut.
|fr 27 Jan|
Radio Stradbroke fund raiser tomorrow night in Syleham and Wingfield village hall (a new venue to us) with rock/indie/covers band Red Glass and a cheap bar ... sounds brilliant.
|sa 17 Dec|
Next weekend's farmers' market at the Snape Maltings is on the Friday not Saturday and tonight's performance of Christmas Carol at Wingfield Barns is Roughcast Theatre's last of the season.
|we 16 Nov|
Around near the coast theatre companies are putting their Christmas shows together. In Fressingfield Sunday Roughcast Theatre were rehearsing a Christmas Carol with an impressive Marley's ghost and a live choir. The show goes on the road next month with visits to Huntingfield, Stowmarket, Hoxne, Southwold and Wingfield.
|tu 8 Nov|
Friday night the Open Space Theatre Company will be performing Ibsen's A Doll's House in the Wingfield Barns but regrettably we'll be in the Fisher Theatre Bungay snapping the Noel Coward comedy Hay Fever.
|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.
|we 22 Apr|
We attended our first election hustings yesterday, it was in the Wingfield Barns and organised by the Country Landowners Association. There was pretty much one of each flavour candidate but only Labour's Jack Abbot and the Green's Rhodri Griffiths (he lives in Parham) standing in Central Suffolk. To be honest we didn't stay long and during that time the audience neither booed or cheered but it was nice to see some election activity.
|mo 27 Aug|
All three of the Suffolk Trinity will be attending the family day at the Hollesley Bay
The show at Wingfield College including work by artist siblings Thom and Ania Hobson continues until Sunday week.
|fr 29 Oct|
Last night of The Gatekeeper's Daughter's Dracula tour in Debenham tonight but thankfully it's likely to go out on the road around near the coast again ... they do do a fine job they do. It was a slightly unsettling experience in the dressing room after the show in Wingfield last night seeing the cast out of make up, they're all younger than you think:) More pix on that there FacePack.
|mo 6 Sep|
British artist Russell Coulson (on the far right) has lived in Australia and this certainly shows in the colours at his first UK exhibition running until Saturday 18th September at the Wingfield Barns. Perhaps most immediately engaging of his work are portraits of the great and the good ... well the famous at least. He told us he tries to just do it creating like a child does. Russell is giving workshops this week explaining his techniques, contact 01379 384505 More pix on Facebook.
|sa 26 Jun|
The Hacheston flower festival runs today and tomorrow, Culture of the Countryside starts today at the Wingfield Barns (Daisy Cooper's mum is showing there next month) and it's the FESPA summer fete in Walberswick tomorrow which we much enjoyed last year.
|tu 16 Jan|
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Not particularly cold but one those winter days when it rains all day and is dark at three for The Brewer and NaTCH to visit this somewhat remote and recently reopened pub. It has been made over in gastro pub style but still has public/saloon bars, a surprisingly large restaurant at the rear, friendly staff and draught Adnams, Adnams Explorer and slightly over chilled Adnams Old which we still enjoyed ... soon to have ESB beer. When we said we'd sit in the armchairs the barman (landlord?) volunteered Comfortable just like home. Not at all like my house The Brewer replied except neither of us have carpet. AfAR s from Hugh (in Dublin drinking that filthy Guinness stuff), Spadge (collecting Lotus élan from Biggin Hill) and John B (who won his case). (first visit subsequent lunch previous lunch)