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Aldeburgh Festival

The Aldeburgh Festival 2017 programme has been announced, with more than 50 events in the main programme over 17 packed days in June, plus another 30 non-classical events in the fringe venue The Pumphouse to be announced in April. One of the earliest conversions of a former industrial building for …

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Castleton Brass

A brass band based in Eye, Suffolk will be hoping to build on their recent success at the upcoming London and Southern Counties Regional competition. Castleton Brass has qualified for the Brass Band Championship Finals for the last two years, and are the reigning fourth section Champions for the area. …

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Champions Of Magic

Direct from a hit run in London’s West End, the UK’s leading band of mind-blowing illusionists and magicians take to the road for the fourth year running to once again perplex, astound and thrill audiences all over the country. On Saturday 8th April this astonishing show comes to the Spa …

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Clean Bandit

Clean Bandit have announced a special woodland gig as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series organised by the Forestry Commission. Formed in Cambridge in 2008, Clean Bandit’s debut album ‘New Eyes’ included Extraordinary and the No 1 smash hit Rather Be, a track that took the band into the international mainstream …

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FolkEast First Acts

Eliza Carthy at FolkEast 2016

Growing in stature every year, East Anglia’s fast-rising FolkEast is back for the sixth time this August, proving why it is nothing like other music festivals. The three day festival will return to the glorious 300-acre Suffolk estate of 16th century Glemham Hall, the home of Major Philip Hope-Cobbold, between August …

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Weird & Wonderful Wood

Weird and Wonderful Wood is returning to Haughley Park in May. This fair is a celebration of many aspects of woodwork, showcasing the talents of specialist woodworkers, and described as “the most magical day ever – it was so inspiring and so much fun” Anna Morrell, Kent. The now legendary fair …

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Mercury Rising

On Monday 6th February the Mayor, Cllr. Julie Young, joined the Mercury Theatre’s Executive Director, Steve, to draw the first ever Mercury Rising Raffle. With prizes donated from local businesses including Fenwick, Greyfriars Hotel, Marks & Spencer, Beth Chatto Gardens, the Barn Brasserie and many more, the raffle raised a fantastic …

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Kinidröme Comes to Halesworth

Those of you lucky enough to take a peek into the Kinidröme tent at last year’s FolkEast Festival may well have seen an array of historic films shot locally and hereabouts, some from the silent era, some in black and white and some shot in colour, but all projected on celluloid or magic …

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Open Season At New Wolsey

Tickets have gone on sale for Open Season 2017 at the New Wolsey Theatre. From Tuesday 13th June to Sunday 23rd July, there is a range of musicals, new comedy, dramas and the chance to celebrate the creativity of children and young people from across Suffolk. Open Season at the New Wolsey Theatre …

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PULSE Festival

The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich and China Plate present PULSE FESTIVAL IPSWICH 2017, running from Thursday 1 – Saturday 10 June 2017.  The first 10 shows of PULSE Festival Ipswich 2017 have today been announced and will go on sale on Friday 27 Jan, 10am. Suitcase Prize Day returns for its …

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