29 May -1 June 2013, Headmaster Porter Theatre, Framlingham College
Report for ISSBA Newsletter, May 2013:
Aching feet, a hoarse voice and a facial expression stuck permanently in a smile. Yes, the Suffolk Business Exhibition (SBE) is over for another year. Hopefully your pile of business cards, new contacts and possible leads, mean that the hours standing by your stand or walking up and down the aisles were worth any suffering!
As small sun-shaped symbols hopefully appear on the weather forecasters maps, many people will remember the sporting summer of 2012 and decide they really should head outdoors and take up a sport. Perhaps cycling? Riding a bike could help you to get fit, save you money and enable you to enjoy the towns and countryside of Suffolk and Norfolk from a new perspective.
19 December 2012.
A cast of over 100 dancers and actors need a lot of organisation, and the challenge is even more daunting if there isn’t access to a large theatre or performance space. These disadvantages were turned into a positive advantage by Suffolk New College Performing Arts students and their performance of Humbug, a retelling of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol. The imaginative use of various studios and rooms at the college meant that the audience went on a journey with Scrooge as he visited episodes from his life, past, present and future.
The Ipswich and Suffolk Small Business Association (ISSBA)
Meet the Members Networking coffee morning
The New Wolsey Theatre – in the upstairs bar.
The pantomime is on at the New Wolsey Theatre so you might want to “look behind you” whilst at the latest networking opportunity being organised by ISSBA!
30 October – 3 November 2012 at Headmaster Porter Theatre, Framingham College.
Murder mysteries of a certain era usually have a standard cast of characters: the elderly spinster, the romantic hero, innocent heroine, the sexy vamp, a ditsy maid, a solicitor to read the will and a pompous butler “who done it” (or may have).
Authors always say that their characters take on a life of their own when they start writing a story…. But what if they really did come to life and want to take over the action?
They were the sort of conversations you’d hear on any street corner where teenagers congregate. A mixture of jostling, bravado, flirting, a bit of swearing and plenty of “Innits”, and expressions like “it’s sick, man”.
This play was an adaptation and updating, by Roy William, of The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner , a short story about class and criminal justice system , by Alan Sillitoe. Watching, the dialogue, costumes and attitudes were so realistic, you forgot this was a theatre and that it was young actors performing a script on a stage.
Singing pop and songs from musicals, a new mixed adult choir started singing in the Spa Pavilion lounge on Monday 15 October 2012. Over 30 singers (men and women aged over 18) are now attending on Monday evenings. Music included the Beatles, Fiddler on the Roof and Adele and you can follow the choir on Twitter: @felixcommchoir.
The new website for the choir is now live: http://felixstowecommunitychoir.org.uk
This week long festival began with a day of workshops from the street dance group, Stomp, and an evening with jazz musician, Courtney Pine and his six piece band of double bass, drums, piano, viola, electric violin, and guitar/mandolin.