Yesterday we went to “move it move it” at the nearly sell out opening night of Madagascar the Musical, at the Regent theatre, featuring 2016 X Factor winner Matt Terry. The fact that the theatre had almost sold out was unsurprising, as it is rare to have the opportunity to...
Oct
17
By Miriam Spall Today we attended the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs press day at the Regent Theatre  in Ipswich, and what fun we had! The level of talent this year is incredible, be ready for a real treat! The star cast includes Atomic Kitten's Natasha Hamilton as the...
Oct
11
If you can sing, dance, tell jokes or do anything that people find entertaining you should get along to Ipswich’s Regent Theatre this Saturday for the open auditions of Britain’s Got Talent. The nation’s favourite talent show is coming to Suffolk’s premier theatre between...
Oct
05
Several of the county’s libraries will be holding ‘Fun Palace’ events this weekend (Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October). This is the second year Suffolk Libraries is getting involved in Fun Palace weekend. Fun Palaces are the brainchild of author Stella Duffy who strongly...
Oct
03
Thousands of children across Suffolk have been collecting their certificates and medals from libraries after completing this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. Over 7,400 children took part in the county’s libraries, this summer, reading nearly 78,000 books. The Summer...
Sep
27
By Esmee Hall Tall Stories are renowned for their brilliant Julia Donaldson adaptations ‘The Gruffalo’ ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’ and ‘Room on a Broom’ have all been huge successes, popular with both children and adults alike. So I was really pleased to be invited to watch the...
Sep
26
Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds’ annual pantomime is always a firm family favourite and so it is a pleasure to now be able to finally reveal the full cast for the upcoming production of Sleeping Beauty, which opens Fri 30 Nov 2018 and runs until Sat 13 Jan 2019. Firstly it is a...
Sep
15
There’s an exciting line-up of well-loved authors and illustrators in the second Lavenham Children’s Book Festival on 20th and 21st October. The programme is aimed at children aged 3 up to 12, featuring tales about an angry dragon, Greek gods, a girl detective, East...
Sep
15
By Esmee Hall Autumn is only just beginning but the  stars of this year's sparkling Marina theatre’s pantomime, Peter Pan , are already getting prepared to entertain Lowestoft audiences this Christmas. I was lucky enough to be invited to meet and interview the cast at...
Sep
15
Three Ipswich youngsters cleaned up in a competition to promote a new ‘Love Your Street’ campaign. The campaign encourages residents and visitors to support the Borough Council’s cleaner Ipswich drive by asking them to put their litter, cigarette butts and chewing gum in the...
Sep
04
Former Atomic Kitten star Natasha Hamilton will be in good company this Christmas: Ipswich’s Regent Theatre has today announced some of her co-stars for its magical Snow White panto. Natasha plays the wicked Queen (boo, hiss) and Britain’s Got Talent winner with Collabro,...
Sep
04
The bad weather has caused the cancellation of two outdoor events in Ipswich parks today. The first casualty is the Vehicle Family Fun Day in Holywells Park. A Borough Council spokesman said the heavy rain this morning gave organisers little choice but to call it off. Also...
Aug
29