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Golem - Fabulous Final Evening for the Pulse Festival 2017 at New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich

On the final evening of the Pulse Festival at Ipswich’s New Wolsey Theatre, theatre company 1927 presented its acclaimed original production of Golem. This third show by 1927,...


Bubble Schmeisis

'Let Bagels be Biegels'As we walked up St George's street towards the New Wolsey Theatre, music filled our ears, the beautiful sounds of the clarinet and accordion enticing...


The Three Bears - Red Rose Chain Theatre Company

I sat crossed legged on the floor with my son's bottom firmly cemented on my lap and we both cautiously watched as Ed and Fred strode into the room with their stripy socks and...


Helen Abbey - Live Music in Ipswich

St Peter's by the Waterfront2nd June 2017Helen Abbey and band - you were great! Let's not delay in saying it, and get straight to the point - you were one of the best live...


Maestro - Pulse Festival Ipswich 2017

Keiron Hodgson - welcome to Ipswich! And welcome to Pulse Festival Ipswich 2017And it was Keiron who welcomed the first group of attendees to the packed theatre for the first...

Posted on 03/06/2017

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Songs of the Isles - Ipswich Chamber Choir

St Andrew's Church, Rushmere27th May 2017Being a 90 minute interval-less performance, the audience was invited to come and go during the latest concert by the Ipswich Chamber...


Our Man in Havana - A Theatre Review

The New Wolsey Theatre have put on a thrilling production adapted by Clive Francis from Graham Greene’s novel Our Man in Havana that truly exceeded expectations.Set in Cuba...


Bring On The Bollywood - A Theatre Review

Bring On The Bollywood is directed by Samir Bhamra, its set was designed by Richard Evans and the lighting was by Pete Bragg. The show was composed by Devesh Sodha and the lyrics for...


Company Chameleon - A Dance Review

After travelling for the past 10 years, Company Chameleon’s dynamic blend of dance has been very well rehearsed. The performance began with a short piece – ‘words...


Imbalance - A Review

Presented by Turtle Key Arts & Joli VyannIn a statement of simplicity, Imbalance aimed to explore the intimate relationships we all have with technology. Through dance and circus...


Northanger Abbey - A Theatre Review

At Ipswich’s New Wolsey Theatre, on May 2nd, the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds Production of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey commenced its week’s run. Having recently...


Silk Road: A Dance Review

Silk Road: Jose AgudoDanceEast: Friday 28th April 2017Silk Road, performed by Jose Agudo and guest performer Mavin Khoo who joined in the second half, was an accomplished binding of...

Posted on 30/04/2017

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The Wedding by Gecko - A Review

Gecko: The Wedding21st April 2017 New Wolsey TheatreThis is the second time I have seen Gecko Theatre company, having watched their production ‘The Time of Your Life’ as...

Posted on 24/04/2017

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How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found - A Theatre Review

By Fin KennedyDirected by Rob SalmonThere was a lot going on in Ipswich yesterday evening, with events on at a number of venues. We had tickets to attend How to Disappear Completely...


The Who’s Tommy - A Theatre Review

The moving tale of Tommy was depicted through a team of exceptionally talented performers. Each member of the cast brought something different, with unique and outstanding singing...


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Ipswich Means Business

This was my 1st Event with Ipswich Means Business. The evening was ve...

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This type of networking is new to me and good place to try out my "ele...

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A great place to hold a venue. Staff are friendly, helpful and well or...

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Venue was cosy with helpful staff. Food was very good just a shame tha...

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