The 2021 Felixstowe Book Festival, on the weekend of 25-27 June, will run parallel programmes, with some authors coming to Felixstowe and others live-streamed from their homes.
If you’re looking for entertainment Essential Suffolk will provide the answer. Here are some highlights in the coming weeks.
With the Seventieth anniversary of George Orwell’s death this year Eastern Angles are bringing Red Skies, their spring tour, to audiences across East Anglia. Written by Ivan Cutting who also wrote Private Resistance, the play centres on a fictional meeting between two of Suffolk’s most famous residents: George Orwell, who took his name from the Ipswich river, and Arthur Ransome, who lived on it.
Adapted for the stage by Leslie Darbon and directed & designed by Michael Lunney, Middle Ground Theatre Company Ltd is delighted to present its acclaimed production of a classic Miss Marple mystery.
The Cotton Club was started in 1993 by a group of friends who met through patchwork and quilting classes and this year is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Its aim was simply to promote quilt making, inspire others by holding exhibitions, inviting well known quilters and artists to speak at meetings and to hold practical, hands on workshops.
Beth Flintoff’s captivating drama The Ballad of Maria Marten, which toured previously in 2018 under the title ‘Polstead’ and following great audience and critical success, embarks on a spring tour in 2020.
Award-winning opera producer Ellen Kent brings one of the most romantic operas ever written, La Bohème, to the Ipswich Regent Theatre in February as part of her new tour. Set in the backstreets and attics of Bohemian Paris, this powerful and emotional opera tells the heart-breaking tale of the doomed, consumptive Mimi and her love for a penniless writer, Rodolfo.
Jazz and cabaret star Barn Jungr will be performing at an Ink Festival fundraiser at Snape Maltings this month showcasing her latest work. From her early days working in amongst the London comedy scene of the early 80s as a singer and musician alongside the likes of Alexei Sayle, Jo Brand and Julian Clary, to her position now as one of the greatest living interpreters of song, Barb Jungr has devoted her life to entertainment.