Great Women Celebrated in New Town Centre Mural

Great Women Celebrated in New Town Centre Mural

A new mural celebrating trailblazing women is due to be unveiled in Felixstowe! ‘Leading the Way’ features Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, Edith Maud Cook, Emmeline, Christabel and Sylvia Pankhurst and was painted by artist Catalina Carvajal. Millicent Fawcett will be added soon to complete the mural.

Felixstowe Town Council Elects New Mayor for 2024/25

Felixstowe Town Council Elects New Mayor for 2024/25

At its Annual Meeting of 15 May, Felixstowe Town Council elected Councillor David Rowe as the Mayor of Felixstowe for the Municipal Year 2024/25. On the same evening Cllr Corrine Franklin was appointed as the Deputy Mayor.

Felixstowe Beaches Presented with 2024 Blue Flag & Seaside Award

Felixstowe Beaches Presented with 2024 Blue Flag & Seaside Award

Felixstowe’s Beaches are among the best in Britain as Blue Flag and Seaside Award flies again in 2024, for the fifth consecutive year. For the fifth consecutive year, Felixstowe’s beaches are marked as some of the best in the country, with a 2024 Blue Flag and Seaside Award. Both Felixstowe (Felixstowe South and Pier) and Southwold (Southwold Pier) have received combined Seaside Awards and Blue Flags whilst the beaches at Lowestoft South of Claremont Pier (bathing / resort) and Kessingland (non-bathing) have received Seaside Awards.

Remembering Aurora: A Story and Photos by Stephen Squirrell

Remembering Aurora: A Story and Photos by Stephen Squirrell

I have wanted to see the Northern Lights for many years and have been down to Felixstowe Ferry several times. I have stood in the dark by myself getting cold with not much success, although I did get a hint of pink once. Then, last Friday, Facebook was awash with reports of fantastic conditions to see the Northern Lights! It was even mentioned on the TV weather. So it was too good an opportunity to miss.

An Update from The Felixstowe League of Friends

An Update from The Felixstowe League of Friends

The Felixstowe League of Friends has been around for approximately the last 60 years and was formed to support the local hospital staff and patients by fundraising for the things that make life a little easier. As well as that, the Felixstowe League of Friends look after the gardens and help out where they can with the staff and patient welfare.

PENspiration! Let April Shower You With Creativity!

PENspiration! Let April Shower You With Creativity!

Virginia Betts is a tutor, writer poet and actor from Suffolk. An eternal optimist and mid-life-creative advocate, she’d like to point out that it’s never too late to live the dream. And with this month’s blog, some ink to inspire and ignite your creative fire.

Salsa Classes Land at La Vida Showbar

Salsa Classes Land at La Vida Showbar

Suffolk Salsa and La Vida Showbar are joining forces to bring you weekly Salsa classes and social dancing! Launching Monday 15th April, open to beginners and advanced levels.

News from the Spa Pavilion

News from the Spa Pavilion

From terrific tributes to filthy fairytales, there's something for everyone at Felixstowe's award- winning Spa Pavilion Theatre this month. With their new booking system working well, which allows freedom of choice for everyone (both those who wish to remain seated, and those who like to stand and dance), whilst ensuring that all can enjoy the show ... there’s never been a better time to enjoy some live entertainment at one of the area’s loveliest theatres.

Music In Film: The Score Master, Hans Zimmer & Hollywood Epic, Dune

Music In Film: The Score Master, Hans Zimmer & Hollywood Epic, Dune

If you are a fan of cinema I urge you to go and see Dune Part 2 while it is still in cinemas (ideally an IMAX screen for the film to have the full impact). Denis Villeneuve’s follow-up to the spectacular Dune Part 1 is truly one of the best cinematic experiences that I have had in recent memory, and a huge part of that is due to the overwhelmingly epic score composed by the great Hans Zimmer

Sam Phillips and The Three Peaks Challenge

Sam Phillips and The Three Peaks Challenge

If you have read my other blogs you will know that I like to set myself challenges. You will also know I’m 2 and a half years into sobriety from drugs and alcohol abuse. I have a cold water dipping group called, “Dare to Dip”. On March 15th we celebrated the 3rd anniversary of Dare to Dip, so to mark the occasion I came up with the idea of conquering the three tallest peaks in the UK, The Three Peaks Challenge. The Three Peaks Challenge is one of the most popular trekking challenges in the UK and involves climbing the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales (Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon), one after another – with an aim to complete the challenge within 24 hours, 48 hours or 3 Days.

East Anglia-based Star to be Celebrated at the Spa Pavilion

East Anglia-based Star to be Celebrated at the Spa Pavilion

Felixstowe's Spa Pavilion Theatre is hosting an evening on Saturday 30th March, 7.30pm, which will include a large element of tribute to and celebration of the creative genius that was Steve Harley, who passed away earlier this week after a short battle with cancer at his home on the Essex Suffolk border.