Woodbridge Art Club Summer Exhibition - Last Chance to Visit

THE weekend of September 24th-25th is the last chance to visit Woodbridge Art Club's summer exhibition which closes on Sunday 25th at 5pm after another successful season. However, we will be open again on October 29th and throughout the month of November, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 4pm, giving visitors a chance to look for some unusual and original Christmas presents. The choice ranges from big oil paintings or small watercolours through a range of pottery items, useful bowls of all sizes or a variety of quirky ceramic figures and all sorts of delicate lace items; bookmarks, bowls, jewellery and even Christmas decorations. There will be the usual selection of original hand painted cards.
If you are not in buying mode you are still very welcome to come in out of the cold and browse around.

The Roger David Burrows Music Fund Grant Applications


Applications for a grant are welcome from individuals and from groups.

Application forms should be submitted to the address below by 1st January 2017.

Grants will generally be of up to £150, e.g. towards the cost of instruments, music, equipment and musical activities.


Further information about grants and application forms can be obtained from the website www.rogerdavidburrows.co.uk

Join St Elizabeth Hospice to Light up a Life in Framlingham


ST Elizabeth Hospice is inviting people to join them to remember and celebrate loved ones at a poignant service this Christmastime.

Pauline Donkin, St Elizabeth Hospice’s fundraising development manager, said: “Christmas is a happy occasion; however it can also be a difficult time for those who have lost a loved one.  Our Light up a Life services are touching and inspiring events, providing an opportunity to recognise your ongoing love and commitment to those you still cherish but are no longer with us.”

Your local service will take place at St Michael’s Church, Framlingham on Sunday 27th November from 4pm.

The service is open to anyone, not just those who been affected by hospice care, and is free to attend. There will be carols and readings at the service, as well as special guests, the Framlingham College Choir.

For more information, and a full list of services, please go to www.stelizabethhospice.org.uk/lightupalife or call St Elizabeth Hospice on 01473 723600.

St Elizabeth Hospice provides vital care and support to more than 2,000 patients and their families every year.

It costs millions of pounds a year to run the hospice and they rely on fundraising events, donations and the income generated from its shops to meet the majority of these costs.


Appeal for Volunteers for St Elizabeth Hospice

ST Elizabeth Hospice is appealing for volunteers to help in their shop in Bungay.

Volunteers in hospice shops have a variety of roles; from processing newly donated items, serving customers or helping ‘behind the scenes’.  No previous experience is required, just a willingness to help, and full training will be given.

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and make friends within your community, as well as supporting your local Hospice. 

Patrick Otter, St Elizabeth Hospice’s Retail Area Manager, said: “We are reliant on our brilliant team of volunteers to keep our shops open, and are always looking for more people to add to our team.  The funds raised by our shops represent 20% of the total funding we receive every year, enabling St Elizabeth Hospice to continue providing vital services free of charge.”

If you can spare a few hours a week or month, call the shop manager on 01986 897933, pop into the shop on St Mary’s Street, or visit www.stelizabethhospice.org.uk/volunteer

St Elizabeth Hospice is an independent charity which provides care and support to people living with a progressive illness, and their carers and families, across East Suffolk and South Norfolk.


Reydon and Southwold Pantomime Group Gears Up for Aladdin!


THE stage is set for another award winning performance!   The cast of Reydon and Southwold pantomime group are set to tread the boards again as they prepare for their next enthralling pantomime after recently collecting a prestigious award from the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) for their portrayal of Robin Hood (2015).

This unique group write their own scripts, create their own scenery, costumes and props and the all-female cast perform to hundreds of people in the idyllic town of Southwold every year all in aid of local charities and worthy causes.  Following this year’s successful production of Beauty and the Beast the group was pleased to aid beneficiaries including the East Anglian Air Ambulance, Sole Bay Care Fund, Reydon Christmas lights, Southwold Library, Alex Ruthven trust and the East Anglian Hospice.

Chairman Louise Harrison says "We are delighted to announce that our next pantomime is to be ‘Aladdin’ but of course, it will be performed ‘as you have never seen it before’ in our own truly unique style full of witty banter and lots of local twists… oh yes it will!"

The performance starts on Sunday 22nd January 2017 for one week and tickets will be available from Southwold Library and online (www.ticketsource.com/rspanto) from November 26th 2016.