Maverick Moments

Maverick Moments

With lockdown let up just around the corner, a bumper weekend of great music and good vibes awaits at the fourteenth Maverick Festival, hosted from 3rd – 5th September. Now the country’s leading American event the festival, Maverick which has been going since 2008,...
Shifting Perspectives

Shifting Perspectives

This week Holly Keenan caught up with the owner and manager of Vida Haus, Bilyana (known as Billy) Dawson.  Any new plant -based cafe naturally piques my interest. Add to that a zero-waste shop and some vinyasa yoga classes and I’m hooked! Billy (pictured below...
New Pitches for Woodbridge Rugby Club

New Pitches for Woodbridge Rugby Club

Congratulations to Woodbridge Rugby Club on raising funds to purchase land adjacent to its Bromeswell site for the development of three new junior pitches. Club chairman, Tim Johnson says: “We started fundraising about 14 months ago and exceeded our target of £20,000,...
Summer challenge for young bookworms

Summer challenge for young bookworms

Organised through the library, this year’s Summer Reading Challenge launches on 10th July and runs to 4th September. Open to children aged four to 11, this year’s Summer Reading Challenge theme is Wild World Heroes, created in partnership with WWF. Youngsters are...
Recycle Right

Recycle Right

 As part of an ongoing drive to build the right environment for East Suffolk, a new campaign is being launched to help people get their recycling right. East Suffolk Council is launching a new recycling campaign across its social media channels to get a better...
Suffolk Walking Festival 2021

Suffolk Walking Festival 2021

Suffolk’s well known Walking Festival returns in 2021 for its 14th instalment, but this year it returns with a twist. It will be the very first Virtual Suffolk Walking Festival. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the guided Suffolk Walking Festival cannot take place,...
Strawberry Fields Forever

Strawberry Fields Forever

There’s lots to like about the month of May – the weather is improving, there’s two bank holidays and it’s the start of the English strawberry season. And there’s nothing better than locally grown strawberries as owner and founder of Newbourne Fresh, Doug...
Funds and training for community groups

Funds and training for community groups

As of yesterday (28th April 2021), hundreds of Suffolk based clubs, groups, sports centres, wellbeing health, meet-ups and community buildings are to be given a helping hand in getting ‘back to their best’ as part of a county-wide restart initiative. The Collaborative...
The Resilience Continuum

The Resilience Continuum

Resilience is a word that has been overused during the past 13 months, way back in December I shared with you some of the definitions that I have come across: The ability to bounce back after a negative experience The ability to overcome adversity Thriving everyday of...
Welcome to The Boathouse

Welcome to The Boathouse

Overlooking the Deben at Whisstocks, the Boathouse Kitchen & Bar has the best location in town. “And” says owner Emma Cole, “it’s so great to finally be welcoming people to come and see what we’re all about.” Having launched in November, Emma and her team were...
Pride & Prejudice in the open air

Pride & Prejudice in the open air

With restrictions lifting, it’s time to start filling up the diary and what better way than to spend an August evening at the Mansion Lawn in Christchurch Park, Ipswich in the company of experimental and vibrant theatre group, the Pantaloons. Brining their own unique...

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