PUBLISHED: 10:30 16 March 2019 | UPDATED: 08:47 17 March 2019 Andrew Clarke Latitude is one of the cornerstones of Suffolk's festival season Picture: MEGAN ALDOUS Archant Festival season will soon be upon us. All ready line-ups for the big summer events are being announced and as ever Suffolk is leading the way when it comes to celebrating culture in all its diversity. Sheeran has built a 'wildlife pond' in his back garden - but some neighbours complain it could be used as a swimming pool Picture: BEN BIRCHALL/PA WIREInk Festival - April 12-14, Halesworth CutDuring the three days of The Ink Festival 2019 over 40 brand new, short plays for stage and radio, will be performed at The Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk showcasing East Anglia’s brightest talent including Scarlett Curtis, Shappi Khorsandi, Greg Mosse and Paul Heiney. During the three days there will also be comedy, performance poetry, art, children’s playwriting, talks and workshops.Saturday … [Read more...] about Have you got tickets to one of the festivals coming to Suffolk this summer?
Rose festival 2018
By Staff report | PUBLISHED: December 20, 2018 at 2:43 pm | UPDATED: December 28, 2018 at 9:43 am The 2019 Tournament of Roses Parade will feature a wonderful lineup of floats, marching bands, equestrian units and other entries, coming to Pasadena from around the world. This year’s procession will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, with “The Melody of Life” as the theme. Here’s the complete lineup, in order of appearance. Note that the entries and lineup order are subject to change, even as late as the morning of the parade. (Photos and artist’s renderings courtesy Tournament of Roses.) PRE-PARADE VEHICLES & UNITS Sound Car Pace Car Rose Parade Opening Show Rose Parade Opening Unit presented by Honda Rose Rose Parade Opening Pod x 4 Kaiser Catamount Pride Band & Color Guard, FontanaHonda CRV (2 vehicles) U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit Flyover OFFICIAL ENTRIES 1 ■ American Honda Motor Co. Celebration of Dreams (Phoenix Decorating Company) Music … [Read more...] about 2019 Rose Parade lineup: Your guide to every float, every band, in order
Whether you consider single-use plastic straws a big problem or a fraction of the world's plastic consumption, there are plenty of options this year to give reusable straws as holiday gifts. Straws are the seventh-most common trash item found on beaches, thanks to the massive amounts American use -- about 500 million a day, according to the National Park Service. That's prompted restaurants to phase them out and lawmakers to feverishly write bans against them to protect the ocean and sea life and to reduce stress on landfills. Nevertheless, in the context of the overall problem with plastic pollution, they're tiny. Single-use straws represent less than 4 percent of the volume of plastic waste in landfills and waterways. If you want to feel better about yourself and your holiday gift choices, and to urge someone on your list to give up plastic because they seem not ready for the #NoStrawChallenge, look for these options: Yes, Tiffany & Co. Let your … [Read more...] about A hot 2018 holiday gift: Reusable straws
PUBLISHED: 20:04 16 November 2018 | UPDATED: 20:04 16 November 2018 Andrew Clarke Nanny Fanny (Chris Clarkson) will be battling the evil fairy Carabosse (Britt Lenting) in the Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal pantomime Sleeping Beauty. Story, comedy and great songs are the key to a great pantomime Photo: Aaron Weight Archant With the Christmas season now almost upon us, our theatres are dusting down their stock of bad jokes, readying themselves for two months of festive fun. Arts editor Andrew Clarke casts an eye over the pantomimes seeking to entertain us this year Dale Superville, Antony Stuart Hicks are returning to the Colchester Mercury for this year's pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk - Photo: Robert WorkmanCinderella, New Wolsey, Ipswich, November 29-February 2 This year’s rock ‘n’ roll panto goes back to where it all began. Shake a Tail Feather and head Downtown to Ipswich Town Hall to meet the Baron Hardup who’s preparing for … [Read more...] about The 2018 Panto Guide: What’s playing in Suffolk and Essex
PUBLISHED: 09:00 13 November 2018 | UPDATED: 09:21 13 November 2018 Dan Splarn Bon Iver performing at Wilton Music Hall. Picture: Paul Hudson/ (CC BY 2.0) Archant Indie folk favourites Bon Iver will close the sophomore All Points East festival in Victoria Park with a headline gig on June 2. Klara Söderberg of First Aid Kit performs at the Isle of Wight Festival. Picture: David Jensen/PAFestival organiser AEG Presents have today unveiled the band as the second big name at the festival, a week after announcing that The Chemical Brothers would open next year’s 10-day event.The American five-piece – who have won two Grammy awards since their debut album For Emma, Forever Ago in 2007 – will bring down the curtain on the festival after performances from Mac DeMarco, First Aid Kit, John Grant, Tallest Man on Earth, Julien Baker, Snail Mail and KOKOKO.Next year’s All Points East is the second of its kind. The festival’s debut … [Read more...] about All Points East 2019: Bon Iver, Mac DeMarco and John Grant lead line-up for final night of Victoria Park festival