National Heritage Weekend at the Fisher Theatre
Saturday and Sunday 9 and 10 September
11 – 11.30 am and 1 – 1.30pm both days
Guided Tour of the Fisher Theatre by Susie Ratcliffe
11.30 – 12 noon and 1.30 – 2pm both days
Slide show featuring the development of Drama and Theatre in Bungay from Tudor times to the present day presented by our own Christopher Reeve.
Admission is free but booking recommended as the numbers for the guided tours are limited.
Visit the Fisher box office or website for tickets and further information: https://fishertheatre.org/FisherTheatre.dll/WhatsOn?FilmType=380126
As part of a series of improvements to public spaces in Halesworth, the Town Council wishes to brighten the town centre by having new, colourful designs painted on the bollards throughout the Thoroughfare and the Market Place. An artist/project leader is required to create a cohesive design scheme and manage its implementation as a community project, using volunteer resources where possible.
Nine years ago, a number of the bollards in the semi-pedestrianised Thoroughfare were painted with vivid designs, some of which represented nearby businesses. The painted bollards were popular with residents, businesses and visitors. They contributed to pedestrians’ safety by making delivery drivers more aware of their way through the centre of the Thoroughfare. Over time, the original painted designs have deteriorated. The project covers the creation of new designs for all of the bollards in the Thoroughfare and the Market Place, including those which are currently undecorated. A certain amount of preliminary maintenance is required, and this will be carried out by a contractor prior to the start of the project. In total, there are 43 bollards to be decorated.
The new designs should be eye-catching, and should preserve the quirky character of the current range of painted bollards. The designs should be linked together in a cohesive scheme which reinforces the continuity of the streetscape. The materials used must be weather-proof.
This will be a community project, in which the project leader will co-ordinate the participation of volunteers and other members of the community. The project will be overseen by the Halesworth Town Council, working with local groups and businesses.
To undertake this project, you should either have, or should be able to call upon, both the creative skills to come up with designs, and the organisational ability to manage a community project dependent on a number of volunteers. Fees for the work will be in the region of £30 per bollard. In order to register your interest, please contact the Halesworth Town Clerk at email@example.com, no later than Friday 29th September. It is envisaged that the artist/project leader will be appointed by November 30th , and that the work of the project will be completed by the end of April 2024.
Eastern Angles – Medieval Miracles
Tuesday 4th April 7.30pm
Heaven is empty and Hell is full – what is God to do? Lower the bar? The answer comes in The Trials of Mary & Joseph, a series of mystery plays telling the Nativity story – but not as you know it. The search for an Immaculate Conception hits a doubting husband, local opposition and scandal, and some sceptical midwives, until some starry-eyed shepherds gets this well-known story back on track.
Plus Mankind, England’s most popular comedy of the 90’s (that’s the 1490’s) retold as a boisterous story of a climate conscious young man caught between the temptations of three mischievous devils and the need to be a good person.
“East Anglia was the Broadway or West End of the 15th Century English theatre” once said a stage historian. With live music, comic twists and a sense of the ridiculous we’re bringing two of its biggest hits right up to date this spring.
On October 27, 28 and 29 Ruth McCabe is running an Open Studio event in Wenhaston, Coles Hill, IP19 9DS.
Open times 11am to 3pm.
Visit to see and discuss her latest series, including new oils and to pick up bargains in the ongoing retrospective sale.
Ruth has added to her collection of hand made cards, selling at £5 each and there is always a good range of new and older work in the browsers.
Drive along Coles Hill until you find this grey shed on your right and come in through the gate. Ruth looks forward to welcoming you.
Cromer Artspace Autumn Festival runs from 20-30 October and centres on a curated exhibition of contemporary art on the theme Now, Then and What Next, including artists from East Anglia and beyond.
At Cromer Community Hall there will also be a varied programme of workshops, talks, performances and screenings. For further details about the festival programme and to book, visit the website: cromer-artspace.uk.
Play Reading: Better Times by Barrie Keeffe.
Residents of Halesworth may know Lansbury Road opposite the Co-op, but maybe few are aware of the man who gave his name to that road.
George Lansbury, one time leader of the Labour party, grandfather of Angela Lansbury, was a passionate politician who went to prison for his support for women’s suffrage. He went to prison again for helping the poor of East London.
The play is a vibrant and warm-hearted depiction of the Poplar Rates Revolt in 1921, the conditions that led to it and the community who were involved. The themes of poverty, civil disobedience, democracy and representation have a particularly powerful resonance today.
Do join us at 7.00 pm at the Cut, Halesworth on 20th October. Contact the Box Office at the Cut for tickets and enquiries. 0330 303 3211. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jenny Hand will be giving a talk on the life and work of Sir Alfred Munnings on Wednesday July 6th at the Waveney Centre Beccles, from 7.15 – 9pm. Come and join us- all welcome. Members free, non-members £3.
On SATURDAY 10 JULY a free LIVING-HISTORY EVENT will take place around Harleston Town Centre between 11am – 12.30pm. Actors will bring to life Harleston residents who lived during the early 17th century, including Thomas and Samuel’s elder brother, the local gentry and the town’s brush with the Plague in 1626. At 12.45 there will be a procession around the town centre.
On SATURDAY 17 & SUNDAY 18 JULY at 2.30pm and 7pm there will be outdoor performances of 1620: A NEW WORLD ODYSSEY, a new play about the Fuller brothers and the extraordinary story of the settlers. On Harleston Recreation Ground IP20 9DD. Tickets: Adults £9, 10-18 years £4, under 10s free available from Robinson’s Traditional Stationers and www.harlestonplayers.co.uk