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The Endless Coastline Tour

Norwich based singer/songwriter Matt Watson is going to be walking the Suffolk and Norfolk Coast Paths. While walking this epic journey he will also play a series of gigs along the hundred or so mile route. The walk will be raising money for the RNLI, Nelsons Journey and A Change …

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Holt Festival

The award-winning Holt Festival has rapidly established itself as one of the East of England’s most anticipated events. Festival organisers have just announced the first fourteen highlights for the July 2017 arts extravaganza, giving an intriguing sample of the full festival programme that will be revealed in May. In the …

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Our Blue Heaven

New Wolsey Theatre is planning an event for Spring 2018 to mark the 40th anniversary of Ipswich Town’s historic FA Cup victory. As part of the research, New Wolsey Theatre is asking for stories from those who were caught up in the events of 1978, from the third round victory …

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No More Secrets!

The multi award-winning Secret Garden Party, the event that set the creative benchmark for festivals in the UK and around the world, announced today that this year’s event, July 20-23, will be the final instalment in its illustrious 15-year tenure as one of the most celebrated events on the summer …

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RHS Musical Extravaganza

On Saturday 4th March 2017, over 150 pupils from the Royal Hospital School will be taking to the stage for the annual Gala Concert in aid of the Suffolk Community Foundation, Bikeactive, Mencap, The Woolverstone Project and Riding for the Disabled Association. The evening is one of the school’s musical highlights …

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Roman River Music Update

Superb line up for our Summer Weekend, 14-16 July This year Roman River Music reaches an exciting milestone. We celebrate our coming of age at eighteen with four concerts recorded and broadcast by BBC Radio 3, reflecting our remarkable achievements in consistently championing the highest-quality music and art. Our chosen venue …

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Latitude Lineup

Latitude Festival has announced the line up for their twelfth edition, which takes place on Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th July 2017 in the stunning grounds of Henham Park, Suffolk. Tickets are available here. Fresh from their Best British Group win at the BRIT Awards and two sold-out nights at …

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Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Norfolk & Norwich Festival, the largest arts festival in the East of England and one of the four largest in the UK, has today announced the full programme for its 2017 Festival (12-28 May). The programme, which spans performance, theatre, music, visual arts, literature and events for children, includes world …

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BurySOUND 2017 Final

Heat Five of BurySOUND 2017 took place at The Hunter Club in Bury St Edmunds last Friday – it was the last heat of this year’s competition, and featured phenomenal sets by Bury-based rock-opera five-piece FINAL TRANSMISSION, Harlow hard-rock foursome LUNA HIGHWAY and two young Cambridge indie bands, SALTFEN and …

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Help SuperGlu get to SXSW

Local band SuperGlu from Manningtree have been invited to play at this year’s SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. A renowned showcase for new artists, SXSW has helped to launch the international careers of countless legendary acts (including The White Stripes, The Flaming Lips and Amy Winehouse). Anyone who’s SuperGlu live …

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And Finally…

Now established nationally as the UK’s Number One Tribute to Phil Collins, ‘And Finally…’ are set to commemorate their 10 years of performing with their hotly anticipated ‘10th Anniversary Tour’ at the Regent Theatre, Ipswich on 18th March.   The Band were astounded and thrilled when Phil Collin’s PA wrote to the show’s …

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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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