Previous Shows

Peter Hepworth


Sun 19th September 2021 7:30pm

Back by popular demand after sharing the Two Sisters stage last year with Belinda Gillett

Peter Hepworth is a singer/songwriter based in Suffolk who released his first single ‘Pale Blue Blankets’ on all platforms on the 26th April 2019 and to a sold out launch in his home town and has since been downloaded/streams over 100k times. In the past ten years he has shared the stage with the likes of Matt Cardle, Beth Orton, Bastille, Turin Brakes, To Kill a King, Luke Concannon, Seasfire, Tom McRae, Jamie Lawson, Sam Brookes, Scott Matthews, Kal Lavelle, Jake Morley, Fiona Bevan, and many more.

The Story of Doo-Wop


Friday 17 September 2021, 7:30PM


Join the U.K.s premier Doo-Wop quartet, The TestostaTones as they take you on a musical journey detailing the history of Doo-Wop.
During the early 1950s, quartets sung on street corners, in barbershops and churches in a style which became known as Doo-Wop, paving the way for rock ‘n’ roll. As the groups moved from the streets into recording studios, so the popularity of the genre grew.
Along with radio disc jockey and your host for the evening Chuck Anderson, The Testosta-Tones (who have sung for the Queen, live on Radio 2 and at some of the most iconic venues in the U.K.) will perform such popular songs as Blue Moon, Earth Angel, Why Do Fools Fall in Love, Runaround Sue, Teenager in Love and many others, presenting ‘The Story of Doo-Wop’.

WAMfest Launch Party – Big Mama Funk and the Ukulele Ladies


Fri 3rd September 2021 7:30PM

Big Mama Funk will raise the roof of the Two Sisters Arts Centre to celebrate the launch of WAMfest, with a soulful mix of gospel,  funk and R and B  to get you dancing and even singing along to all your favourites including Aretha Franklin, and many others.  ‘My absolute favourite thing to do is make your event unforgettable!  I’ll guarantee to provide you with classics like Aretha’s “Respect”, Luther’s “Never Too Much”, Michael’s “Rock with You”,  Bruno’s “Uptown Funk” and more!’

The Ukelele Ladies – a brand new ensemble, specially formed for WAMfest, will greet you when you arrive. 
Big Mama Funk will raise the roof with her mix of soul gospel and funky songs. 

Light snacks and a wine, beer or soft drink is included to start off our celebration of women’s creativity with a bang!​

Please note:  The bar is cash only. 

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The Rosina Hepburn Band


Thursday 2nd September 2021, 7:30PM

The Rosina Hepburn Band is a swinging jazz group based in London featuring Reuben Ard – Piano, John Williamson – Upright Bass, Andreas Ziarkas – Drums and Rosina Hepburn – Vocals . Past performances have included playing in the Clore Ballroom of the Royal Festival Hall on New Year’s Eve, at Ronnie Scott’s, Toulouse Lautrec in London (sold out twice), and playing live on the air for BBC Essex. Their repertoire celebrates the Jazz Divas, encompassing standards from the Great American Songbook of the 1930’s popularized by Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, Chris Connor, and Anita O’Day. Their debut album, Write Me A Song, is available on CD and streaming services

Lady J’s Musical Marvels


Wednesday, 1 September 2021 19:30pm

UNLEASHED AT LAST!!!
Celebrating a bunch of musicians who kept the music alive at Lady J’s Zoom Busks – TOGETHER IN PERSON FOR THE FIRST TIME!!
Expect dancing, sing-a-longs and audience percussion!!
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Flamenco Workshop


SATURDAY, 14 AUGUST 2021 AT 2pm

Gloria Picton invites you to try a little flamenco from her home country of Spain, the dance of passion. Gloria has been teaching for a number of years.

All levels of ability welcome.

Two sessions:
Children up to 12 yrs old- 2pm – 3.30pm
Adults and children over 12yrs old – 4pm – 5.30pm

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Tickets Adults £20 Children £15

Music in Felixstowe – The Oompah Band


THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Due to circumstances beyond our control
If you have already bought tickets Music in Felixstowe will be in contact with you in the next few days

NEW YOUTH THEATRE GROUP – FREE TASTER SESSION


SATURDAY, 24 JULY 2021 FROM 10:30 -12:45
NEW YOUTH THEATRE GROUP – FREE TASTER SESSION
Performing arts workshop with theatre professionals previously associated with New Wolsey, Theatre, Ipswich
6yrs – 10 yrs 10.30 am – 11.30 am
11yrs – 16 yrs 11.45am – 12.45pm.
This is to gauge interest in the possibility of starting a new youth theatre group in the Autumn based at Two Sisters Arts Centre
FREE but booking essential – register by emailing

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.

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

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.’

Friday Night Jazz with Threesis (Rob Palmer Trio)


FRIDAY, 2 JULY 2021 AT 19:30

Friday night jazz with Threesis – featuring Rob Palmer on bass , Zak Barrett on sax/ clarinet and Ben Watson on guitar

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.

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!

Life on The Deben

Wednesday 8 June 2021 from 7:30pm


As part of the National Lottery Open Week on Wednesday 9th June we are hosting a FREE, ticketed screening of local film Life on The Deben, narrated by John McCarthy and featuring some well known local faces as the film follows the river from Debenham to Felixstowe Ferry.

A SERIES OF ‘IN CONVERSATIONS’

While we are closed and in lockdown, Artistic Director Suzanne Hawkes is conducting a series of ‘in conversations’ interviews with local musicians, which will be posted every Friday at 10am on our Facebook page. They will be available for SEVEN days. The first was with Hattie Bennett of Music in Felixstowe which can be accessed … …

The Story of Doo-Wop

Friday 26 March 2021 from 7:30pm

Join the U.K.s premier Doo-Wop quartet, The TestostaTones as they take you on a musical journey detailing the history of Doo-Wop.



During the early 1950s, quartets sung on street corners, in barbershops and churches in a style which became known as Doo-Wop, paving the way for rock ‘n’ roll. As the groups moved from the streets into recording studios, so the popularity of the genre grew.

Christmas Cinema – It’s A Wonderful Life

Sun 20 Dec2020, 4pm

Join us for an early Xmas celebration – complimentary mince pie and mulled wine, music from Bill Stoddart & Friends plus a full screening of one of The Seasons most iconic films. …

A Christmas Carol – as told by Jacob Marley (deceased)

Friday 11th December 2020, 7:30 pm

THIS PRODUCTION HAS NOW SOLD OUT

Jacob Marley is dead and condemned to an eternity of carrying a heavy chain, forged in life; a life to which he can no longer return except to recount the tale of his miserly business partner, Ebenezer Scrooge, and the path that lead to his redemption. Through Marley’s words, we learn how three magical spirits opened Scrooge’s eyes and made him realise the true value of love and forgiveness.

Told from the perspective of Scrooge’s deceased business partner, this award-winning stage adaptation has been hailed as the “definitive telling of A Christmas Carol” (Redditch Standard), and rated as one of “the top Christmas shows in London, Edinburgh and around the UK” (High 50 Culture). …

Friday Night Jazz with The Andi Hopgood Trio

Fri 4th December 2020, 7:30PM

LIVE & LIVE STREAMED

Join local jazz favourite Andi Hopgood and friends for a dose of Friday night live @ Two Sisters …

Fagin’s Last Hour

Fri 30 Oct 2020, 7:30PM

Produced and performed by James Hyland, Fagin’s Last Hour is an amazing and engaging retelling of Oliver Twist from Fagin’s perspective.
Hyland gives an incredible performance bursting with energy: his impressive vocals and performance conjure up Fagin who is menacing but also a venerable frightened and desperate man. The audience also meets the quiet and shy Oliver, a nimble and confident Artful Dodger, a dark, frightening and violent Bill Sikes as well as a warm-hearted and confident Nancy and even Bulls Eye the dog. Spellbinding. He shifts roles with ease, keeping the dramatic tension and the play flowing. The set, costume and makeup are excellent, evoking the eerie, claustrophobic atmosphere of a prison cell holding a desperate and frightened Fagin. …
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Triangle Music

Friday 23rd October 7:30pm

LIVE & LIVE STREAMED

Triangle Music are an acapella folk trio featuring Mim MacMahon, Sue Manley and Sophie Watson who like to tell a good story through their music. The three ladies have been singing together for a good many years and they compose their own material to perform in a quirky and humorous way.
.I was mightily impressed not only by their chisel-sharp a cappella harmonies, but by the way that they act out the song, to frequent giggles and guffaws from their audience. They claim that the answer to every problem is beer. Show me a folkie who disagrees with that.” …
Belinda Gillett & Peter Hepworth

Folk Evening with Belinda Gillett & Peter Hepworth

Friday 16th October

LIVE & LIVE STREAMED

Belinda Gillett & Peter Hepworth are both Suffolk based, singer/songwriters.
Belinda has been compared in the past to Sandy Denny and Joan Baez. She creates atmospheric landscapes with her honest songs of love, nature and life. She has played venues up and down the country and is currently recording her fourth release on the Backwater record label.
Influences include Nick Drake, Radiohead, The Sundays and Frightened Rabbit.

The Luke Brueck Seeley Quartet

FRIDAY, 2 OCTOBER 2020 AT 7:30pm

LIVE & LIVE STREAMED

The Luke Brueck Seeley Quartet is a young group based in East Anglia, with its members hailing from Ipswich, Colchester, Cambridge, Norwich and Ipswich respectively. Featuring Olivia Hughes on trombone, Dom Howard on guitar, George Mooney on electric bass, and Luke Brueck Seeley on drums, the four met at Aldeburgh Young Musicians, a Centre for Advanced Training based at the Snape Maltings Concert Hall, and have been playing together for about a year. They are all most interested in and most enjoy playing jazz but also enjoy playing other genres such as progressive metal, classical and funk in their various respective other groups. …

HARRY’S BAR CELEBRATES ‘THE FEW’ by Suzanne Hawkes

Tuesday 15th – Saturday 19th & Tuesday 22nd – Saturday 26th 7.30pm (except Sat 2.30pm)

See the Brilliant review from Rachel Sloane

Harry’s Bar is back to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain when ‘so much was owed by so many to so few’
Join some of the heroes of the hour including Douglas Bader, Air Marshal Dowding and Winston Churchill as we take a look at that ‘bright and terrible summer’ when the future of all our freedoms was balanced on the wing tips of a few spitfires and hurricanes, the brave men who flew them, and the women who supported them. With the usual eclectic mix of humour, drama and music performed in a cabaret style. …

Yalda Davis – Cellist (and friends)

Tuesday, 8 September 2020 at 07:30
A classical concert featuring cellist Yalda Davis, with Steve Lock (bassoon) and Rachel Chaplin (keyboard) …

Jazz with ‘The Good Things’

Friday, 4 September 2020 at 19:30
Two Sisters reopen with our first live face to face jazz featuring The Good Things – a trio of Rob Palmer (Jazz East) on bass, Myke Clifford on sax and Ben Watson on guitar. …
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Triangle Music Lockdown Sunday

Sunday 23rd August 2.30pm A SUNDAY LOCKDOWN CONCERT via zoom with Sue Manley, Mim MacMahon and Sophie Watson who are Triangle Music – three musicians who have been singing together on-and-off in the Felixstowe/ Ipswich/Woodbridge area of Suffolk since the mid-1980s. They sing in parts, and their songs tell stories. Stories have characters, and the … …

Jazz with The Rosina Hepburn Quintet

Friday March 6th 2020 The Rosina Hepburn Quintet is a swinging jazz band based in London. Past performances have included playing in the Clore Ballroom of the Royal Festival Hall on New Year’s Eve, at Ronnie Scott’s, Writtle Jazz Festival, Upton Jazz Festival, Twinwood Festival, Toulouse Lautrec in London (sold out twice), and playing live … …

The story of Doo – Wop

The TestostaTones Saturday 22nd August 7:30 A LOCKDOWN GIG via ZOOM Join the U.K.s premier Doo-Wop quartet, The Testosta-Tones at Two Sisters Arts Centre, Felixstowe on Friday 18th September as they take you on a musical journey detailing the history of Doo-Wop. During the early 1950s, quartets sung on street corners, in barbershops and churches … …

Drama Double Bill: To Hell in a Handbag and The Mermaid’s Song

Thursday 10 & Friday, 11 October 2019 19:30 A drama double bill To Hell in a Handbag Two minor characters from Oscar Wilde’s comic masterpieceThe Importance of Being Earnest – a country rector and a governess, models of Victorian propriety in public. But in private? This is the play behind the play: a tale of … …

J.S. & the Buccaneers

Sunday, 22 September 2019 14:00 Come all ye young sailors who follow the sea, to the converted church of Two Sisters in Trimley for an afternoon of swashbuckling classics! Three of Suffolk’s most experienced musicians bring life to ancient sea shanties and work songs in an afternoon full of pirate garbed galavanting. Dress up and … …

Martin Newell & The Hosepipe Band

Friday, 13 September 2019 20:00 An evening of folk music and quirky tales with a selection from Martin’s poems about East Anglia including Green Children, shipbuilding and Black Shuck with Band member’s original music to accompany. …

Paint, Brush and Party – Fabulous Beach Huts

Saturday 31st August 10.30am – 3pm A fun day of painting for all abilities. Run by Angela of Ashford Studios£40 – Bring your own lunch – refreshment drinks will be provided …

Needlefelting Workshop – Mushrooms

Sunday, 11 August 2019 10:00-12:30 Craft workshops @ Two SistersCome and try your hand at making a needlefelt mushroom – no experience required – beginners welcome …

Courage Calls to Courage

19-20th July 2019 by Suzanne HawkesBlack & White Productions A drama with original songs about the struggle for the vote between Millicent Fawcett’s Suffragists and Emmeline Pankhurst’s Suffragettes …
The Champion Souza Band

Live Music – ‘Gypsy Jazz’ with The Champion Souza Band

Friday, 7 June 2019 19:30 Jazz East @ The Alex relocates for the summer and will be @ Two Sisters on the first Friday of the month.June 7th – Simon Hurley and The Champion Souza Band with a Spanish/Gypsy vibe …