Category: ComingUp

Poets Tribute To Frank Wood

Poets Tribute To Frank Wood

Thursday 15th July 7:30pm

An evening of poetry in tribute to Frank Wood hosted by Felixstowe Poetry Cafe.

Florence Cox & Suzanne Hawkes will be ‘in conversation’ with their memories of Frank and will read some of his poetry.
There will be an open mic session for others to contribute poems about or inspired by Frank himself, or about the inspiration others have made in their lives.

Felixstowe Poetry Cafe Members and Suffolk Poetry Society Members can attend for free.

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Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Friday 23 July 6pm

We welcome back award winning actor James Hyland with a new show based on ‘Alice in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll
with music by Chris Warner

PLEASE NOTE THIS SHOW HAS AN EARLY START TIME OF 6pm AS IT IS SUITABLE FOR FAMILIES.

“The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party” is a mind-bending new twist on Lewis Carroll’s immortal classic. So grab your seat at The Hatter’s table and get ready for the weirdest and wildest party this side of Wonderland!

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Belinda Gillett & Kevin Pearce

Belinda Gillett & Kevin Pearce

SATURDAY, 17 JULY 2021 AT 7:30pm

Belinda Gillett is an indie-folk artist from Suffolk whose voice regularly draws comparisons with Sandy Denny, Joan Baez and Weyes Blood. She creates atmospheric, ethereal, vintage landscapes with her honest songs of love, nature and life and cites Nick Drake, Radiohead, The Sundays and Frightened Rabbit among her influences. Kevin Pearce is a Songwriter from Essex. He has received plaudits for his work from The Independent, The Guardian and Mojo magazine as well as receiving BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music support. His music has been used on HBO programmes in the USA as well as BBC TV shows here in the UK. Belinda & Kevin have recently collaborated on her new single Oh Love

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Charlie Haylock – Stories from ‘The Dig’ – with Peter Optical

Charlie Haylock – Stories from ‘The Dig’ – with Peter Optical

SUNDAY, 4 JULY 2021 AT 7:30pm

July 2019 – Redmond Morris, 4th Baron of Killanin, co-producer for “The Dig”, contacted Charlie Haylock wanting him to be the Suffolk dialect coach . . . and that Ralph Fiennes would be playing Basil Brown and would be contacting Charlie imminently . . Ten minutes later Ralph rang Charlie and after a short chat, an agreement was struck . . . and Suffolk dialect coaching was about to enter another level.

To celebrate Suffolk Day – Charlie will bring lots of tasty stories from his experience coaching on ‘The Dig’ to entertain and amuse.

And in addition Peter Optical – musician and storyteller of many years standing ‘will offer a tune or two on the Hammered Dulcimer and a tune or two on Pipe and Tabor and maybe a song and a story or even a quick flurry on the harp.’

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Luke Wright – The Ballad Seller

Luke Wright – The Ballad Seller

THURSDAY, 1 JULY 2021 AT 7:30

Award winning Performance Poet Luke Wright is back with a new show – and its got story telling at its heart

Back in Georgian times we got our news from poetry. Before papers, broadcasts or the internet, ballad sellers would hawk their doggerel on street corners for a penny. Scandalous affairs, grisly crimes, and colourful characters were brought to life in rhyming verse long before the first tabloid was printed.

Now Luke Wright has rewritten the very best of these stories for the modern ear: take a trip through the Drury Lane gin shops with the Boxing Baroness; filch oysters by the dozen with Dando, the celebrated gormandiser; and escape the Bull Ring with Jemmy the Rockman. Expect scandal, excess, and beautiful flawed humanity.

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Children Of The Revolution – The Story of Sealand

Children Of The Revolution – The Story of Sealand

Monday 21 June 2021-Satuday 26th June 7:30pm (Sat 4pm)

Black&White Productions

SEALAND – an independent country on a mysterious platform just off the coast of Felixstowe surrounded by myth and fantastical stories, inextricably linked to both Radio Caroline and The Bates family. But how much do you really know of its story? The truth is stranger than fiction!

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