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June/July 2011 Free to visitors and residents in Woodbridge, Melton East Ipswich and The Stour Valley

Best Western Ufford Park the perfect venue for any golfer! Read our feature on pages 40-41

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Welcome... Publishers Jonathan and Deanna Tilston Contact us on: 01473 286155

Welcome to our latest issue. We’re fast approaching the longest day of the year, so why not make the most of the extra hours of daylight by spending more time outside?

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There are many fairs, fetes and of course festivals to enjoy in the next couple of months and we bring you highlights from a selection of key Suffolk events such as The Snape Proms, IP Art and Latitude. If that doesn’t ‘float your boat’, how about a round of golf? Ufford Park Hotel, Golf & Spa has a fantastic course and within our pages they have some very tempting offers.

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Dining always is a feature of this magazine and we save ourselves a trip to the Continent by popping into Arlingtons, if you haven’t been there yet, you must! It’s all you want from a French Brasserie, and more! We also visit two hotels known for the quality of their informal dining, milsoms, who are celebrating ten years of offering their infamous eat, drink, stay philosophy and the newly refurbished White Lion, Aldeburgh – where we have a photo competition to win a fabulous weekend for two. Finally, need an excuse to visit Ipswich? Why not explore all our County Town has to offer and park for free with our Total Car Parks exclusive offer? See pages 42-43 and cut out and use our vouchers during the forthcoming weeks. If you would like to promote your business, why not get in contact? We are the largest independent lifestyle magazine publisher in Ipswich, with two regional annuals, The Best of Suffolk and The Best of Norfolk, a genuinely engaging and authorative quarterly business magazine, IoD Suffolk Magazine and of course our three bi-monthly publications, Central, Select and Coast magazines. See you next issue!


In June and July you should… Visit Suffolk Dog Day Every dog must have its day so you'd be barking mad to miss this chance to celebrate man's best friend. The fourth Suffolk Dog Day boasts more classes, fun-packed activities, stalls and entertainment than ever before, so bring along your family and canine companions for a great day out.

Adults: £7.00 (£6 in advance), Children & concessions: £5.00 (£4 in advance), Family (2 adults & 2 children): £20 (£16 in advance). Parking free. 01473 734125 To support the work of The Suffolk Foundation. Saturday 30th July 10:30am – 5:00pm Classes start at 12:00 noon

Buy This inventive Chillout Stereo Cooler Bag for the summer. It’s a practical stereo and cooler bag in one! It is portable and convenient as it has canvas velcro bands to fix onto bicycle handlebars and holds up to twelve 12oz cans. It's waterproof foam insulated liner ensures that the speakers are completely water resistant, and you can attach them to your iPod or tune into the radio. With this feature you can access all your favourite stations as the radio is equipped with adjustable volume and tuning. The Cooler Bag even has a separate pocket for your items and electronics. Its the perfect bag for the beach or a festival ...just add ice! £47.50

Quaff The Ned Black Label Waihopai River Sauvignon Blanc 2010 Marllborough from master New Zealand winemaker Brent Marris. This exquisite wine has to be summer drinking at its best. It is softer, richer and more tropical in flavour than its European counterpart, which makes it ideal for drinking in the sun. On offer at both Majestic and Waitrose for around £6 (retail price £9.99). 3

In June and July...




St Peter's Street hold their second craft market on 26 June. The street will be closed to traffic on the day in order to host an imaginative selection of stalls, celebrating a diverse range of art and design, food, and vintage or contemporary products. A variety of entertainment throughout the day adds to the convivial atmosphere. This year sees a growth in the amount of stalls as many of the contributors are local artists, and businesses will be open throughout the day, lending their support. If you wander down to the waterfront, you can also enjoy Art Comes Alive, an open air art exhibition which would make for a cultured day out. 10:00am-4:00pm. St Peter's Street, Ipswich.

Olwen Jones Exhibition. Despite recently completing three years as Vice-President of the Royal Watercolour Society (2004-2007), this Essex-based painter-printmaker has found time to produce a whole body of new watercolours. This is her fourth major exhibition at The John Russell Gallery, showcasing her exemplary drawing skills. Olwen's main theme is that of plants and reflections, whether in windows, glasshouses or conservatories, which features strongly in this exhibition. 13th June – 9th July, 4-6 Wherry Lane, Ipswich, 1P4 1LG.

Relax Wake up to Mozart. The combined choirs of St Mary-le-Tower kick off Ipswich Music Day with a performance of Mozart's Mass in C, K 258 (Spaur Messe). It looks set to be a great rendition, accompanied by an orchestra and performed in its original setting of liturgical worship. Tickets: Free, with a retiring collection 3rd July, 10:30am- 11:50am, St Mary Le Tower, Tower Street Ipswich, IP1 3BE.





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Summer Wedding? From Vivienne of Holloway’s Satin range comes this versatile crisp snow white 1950’s style halterneck dress with a full circle skirt. This dress can simply be worn on its own in sublime elegance or it can be complimented with petticoat, belt and bolero jacket for your special wedding day.

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Ip-Art highlights The Ip-art festival is now firmly established as the highlight of the cultural year in Ipswich. The ambitious 2011 programme features world-class artists and catering for every taste, from pop to poetry, plays to pictures, dance, documentaries, films and comedy.


IPSWICH ARTS FESTIVAL 24 June – 10 July This year the Ip-art festival invites you to get up close and personal with Peter Andre, celebrate the Last Night of the Proms with Katherine Jenkins, sit down for a spot of theatre on the Mansion lawn, enjoy a live broadcast into the park from the Royal Opera House, take a yoga lesson at the Indian Summer Mela, grab a Literary Lunch with Esther Freud before heading down the pub with Al Murray. The Ip-art festival is now firmly established as the highlight of the cultural year in Ipswich. The ambitious 2011 programme features world-class artists and catering for every taste, from pop to poetry, plays to pictures, dance, documentaries, films and comedy. The Festival opens 24 June at Ipswich Waterfront with a spectacular event as two giant spheres – the largest the size of a four-storey building – float across the water by Ipswich Customs House. Inside one, suspended in the centre six metres above the water, an aerial dancer weaves up and down on a silk trapeze. 8

Club Classics Summer Party Christchurch Park, Sat 9 July 2011 Billy Ocean, Jocelyn Brown, Soul II Soul and the Gibson Brothers will be performing classic tracks live on stage as part of a Club Classics Summer Party, Sat 9 July 2011. The is taking place in the beautiful surroundings of Christchurch Park and is the perfect opportunity to bring a picnic and enjoy some of the defining music of the 80's and 90's

Katherine Jenkins Christchurch Park, Sat 2 July The sensational Katherine Jenkins performs live in concert as part of Ip-art’s Last Night of the Proms. Accompanied by the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Anthony Ingis, this open-air concert will undoubtedly be a night to remember this summer.

Peter Andre Christchurch Park, Sun 10 July Singing superstar Peter Andre brings his Up Close & Personal show to Ipswich. Peter Andre first rose to prominence in 1995 with his hit Mysterious Girl, which later reached the number one spot in the charts. Other hits include Flava and I Feel You. With his many TV shows and book releases, Peter is one of the most enduring stars of the past two decades, ending 2010 on a massive high with his Accelerate tour.

Ipswich Music Day Christchurch Park, Sun 3 July Marking its 20th anniversary Sunday 3 July in Christchurch Park, is the dazzling centrepiece of this two-week celebration, with music of every genre, from classical to rock. Ip-art would not be possible without our sponsors and artistic partners. We thank them all.

Indian Summer Mela Christchurch Park, Sun 10 July The Ipswich and Suffolk Indian Association holds its sixth Indian Summer Mela, a rich and colourful celebration of South Asian culture. Highlights are set to include stunning and vibrant performances of Indian dance, songs, music and poetry, as well as Yoga and Bollywood workshops, an undercover market and an Indian food village. Join us in Christchurch Park for this family festival and spend the day exploring and enjoying this exciting expression of Asian culture.

Open Air Screenings, Christchurch Park Dirty Dancing (12A) - Fri 8 July Toy Story 3 (U) - Sat 2 July There’ll be some Dirty Dancing in the park as Patrick Swayze teaches some impressive dance moves in this summer’s open-air cinema feature in Christchurch Park, Friday 8 July. This year also sees a kids matinee on Saturday 2 July as the third installment of Toy Story races into the park.

Global Rhythm Christchurch Park, Sat 2 July An array of live entertainment, art and food from across the world means that Global Rhythm always promises to be a colourful and exciting celebration of worldwide cultures. Showcasing music and dance from South America and the Caribbean to Africa and beyond, the festival spirit will certainly be in the summer air. Kick back, relax and enjoy all that’s on offer.

Jo Brand - in conversation with Georgina Wroe UCS, Wed 29 June Jo Brand, one of Britain’s best-loved comedians, discusses Can’t Stand up For Sitting Down, the richly entertaining second instalment of her memoir. She reminisces about her pathway to fame on the comedy circuit and as a TV personality.

Fancy going to the Club Classics Summer Party for Free? We have teamed up with Ip-Art to offer readers a chance to win two pairs of tickets. Entry couldn’t be simpler. We are looking for fresh images of Suffolk, so send through your photographs to The ones we like best will win the prize and be published in a forthcoming issue of the magazine.


Waterside news Placed, as it is, at the mouth of the river Orwell just down the coast from the busy port of Felixstowe, Ipswich has thrived as a seafaring town for centuries.

The Championships take place from 7-16 July 2011 and are seen by many as the ‘Youth Olympics’ for sailing, Rheanna first took the helm on an Optimist Course at Alton Water Sailing Club aged just six. She now trains at both Alton Water Sailing Club and Stour Sailing Club at Manningtree!

To celebrate all things nautical there’s an exciting free festival that brings together Ipswich Waterfront’s past, present and future. Held on the 20th-21st August, Maritime Ipswich will include visiting vessels, period and modern re-enactments, dance performances, displays and stalls, live traditional music, a firework display and much more.


Sailing Seventeen-year-old Rheanna Pavey from St Joseph’s College in Ipswich qualified for the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships after finishing as first British girl at the RYA Volvo National Sailing Championships on Hayling Island.

Swimming Broomhill Pool Trust President, Mike Read, was formally inducted to the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Miami last month. Open Water swimmer, Mike Read, represents Great Britain, having held the Channel Swimming Association title of “King of the English Channel” for 26 years! It was at Ipswich’s magnificent Broomhill Pool that Mike trained and prepared for his record-breaking accomplishments.

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Arlingtons If you’re after a catch up with friends or just simply to celebrate that special occasion, then Arlingtons is definitely worth a visit.

The building which houses Arlingtons Brasserie has one of the most interesting and varied histories in Ipswich. It was originally opened in 1847 as the Ipswich Museum and HRH Prince Albert was the patron. Since the Museum moved the building has been many things, most famously The Arlingtons Ballroom. In the last three years this most stylish venue has been transformed into one of the town’s busiest and most popular dining destinations. Downstairs, the warm and friendly Café serves delicious home-made cakes and pastries with teas and fresh ground coffees. In the evening the café becomes a popular bar which is a magnet for the town’s young professionals. It not only boasts live music but is also a keen meeting point for many clubs and groups, including Poetry Anglia.

A planned extension to the café bar, coming in July, will allow even more scope for local groups to enjoy the comfortable surroundings and accommodate the lunch time rush. Upstairs is a bustling French Brasserie providing space enough for parties of over 100 and the gallery for more intimate dinning a deux. Serving food from breakfast to lunch through to afternoon tea and then on to dinner. Every weekend there is live unobtrusive music ranging from live piano through to acoustic guitar. With menus offering a range of classic French dishes and traditional English fare with novel surprises such as ‘basket of vegetables’. Arlingtons Brasserie Restaurant & Café Bar 13 Museum Street Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 1HE 01473 230 293


Food in season Crab The season for crab is well underway, and reaches its glut later in the year around September. When buying ready-dressed crab, check that it contains just white crabmeat. Occasionally, these consist of mainly brown crabmeat, with a little of the more expensive white meat cunningly scattered over the top, making it look like there is more than there actually is. There’s often very little or no claw meat, either – this is mostly sold separately as a premium product. If you are able to get hold of a freshly cooked crab take the plunge and remove the meat from it yourself. It takes time and practice, but it’s worth the bother as a 1kg, well-picked cock crab will, on average, yield 250g white meat, plus plenty of brown meat. For a tasty snack try beating it into softened butter with a little lemon juice, some salt and cayenne pepper to taste. Chill until firm, and spread on warm toast.

Oyster mushrooms These are ear-like silvery-grey or greyish-brown mushrooms that grow in clumps or clusters. Luckily, they are now cultivated so are more readily available and found in most supermarkets. Oyster mushrooms have a subtle flavour and are often used in Oriental cookery such as stir-fried dishes, as the cap is thin and cooks quickly. Asian chefs simply tear the mushroom into desirable sizes before adding it to their woks. Despite their great flavour, they cook down to virtually nothing and are quite expensive, so are often used in combination with other mushrooms. For do-it-yourselfers, oyster mushrooms can be grown at home on a small scale from kits sold through seed catalogues and gardening magazines.

Loganberries A hybrid between a blackberry and a raspberry, the loganberry is a large soft dark-red berry, a little larger than a raspberry. It has a less subtle flavour than a raspberry and can be quite tart, so needs plenty of sugar when cooked in desserts. Use it as you would any other summer berry – eat fresh with sugar or cream, or add to desserts, jams and coulis. In savoury cooking, loganberries go particularly well with game dishes. 16

Seckford Hall Hotel Seckford Hall Hotel near Woodbridge is one of Suffolk’s premier 4 star hotels. Combining splendid Tudor surroundings with luxurious and stunning facilities the hotel welcomes non-residents to experience their wonderful facilities. The dining experience what ever the weather You will find a wide selection of fish, meat and vegetarian dishes in both restaurants, with an emphasis on seasonal local produce, and to complement your meal a range of fine wines from world vineyards. With summer fast approaching why not enjoy our beautiful gardens and dine al fresco, our bar menu is available for inside or outside dining. When is comes to dining, whether you are looking to enjoy lunch in the beautiful gardens, fine dining in our air conditioned restaurant, a snack in our cosy bar or an informal bistro lunch in our club restaurant, you need look no further. The main Hotel Restaurant is a truly unrivalled setting whatever the occasion and has been awarded two prestigious AA Rosettes in recognition of the high standard of cuisine on offer. A beautiful table will await you, with crisp table linen and sparkling cutlery and glasses. A less formal bistro-style experience is available in the Club Restaurant, which is housed in a converted Tudor Tithe barn with outdoor seating, offering light lunches and teas by day and a stylish bistro by night.

For the time conscious client, all our food can be served promptly but without any compromise on quality. To avoid disappointment we can always book your table in advance.

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Eat. Drink. Stay Incredibly, milsoms in Dedham have been offering their award-winning eat, drink, stay formula for the last ten years and in this, their year of celebration, we thought we would pay a visit to experience the polished establishment for ourselves. Being Ipswich residents we have stayed and frequently eaten at Kesgrave Hall, but despite only being a brisk 15 minutes drive along the A12 this was our first trip to stay at milsoms. Reading up on their website before we set off, ‘relaxed flexibility’ seemed to be the order of the day. They make great play on the fact that you can arrive when you wish and dine at any 18

time, as the full menu is available all day. We arrived midday on Bank Holiday Monday so the restaurant, with dining areas outside and split over two levels indoors, was busy and filled with the sound of satisfied diners! Actually it’s easy to forget how close milsoms is, as, once you step through the door, it feels a world away; enabling you to start ‘recharging your batteries’ without the hassle of a long journey.

peas an hollandaise sauce (£16.75). Both dishes come with a side order of vegetables or salad. Knowing we were booked in for the night in one of the 15 rooms we had no worries on the driving front so were really able to enjoy the wine list. The rooms are all individually designed to a high standard, quiet and with comfortable beds that delivered a refreshing night’s sleep. milsoms is small enough to feel intimate, but large enough to deliver a professional and friendly service. Faultless and nearby! milsoms Stratford Road, Dedham Colchester, Essex CO7 6HW Tel: 01206 322795 Fax: 01206 323689 Email: Everything at milsoms is delivered with style and after a speedy check-in we went for a relaxing walk along the winding River Stour. The footpath runs directly outside the hotel and within moments you drop into serene Constable countryside. We walked to the Dedham Boathouse using a supplied map and rented a boat to take us further down the river. The river would be great for wild swimming if you felt really brave; we however were just content rowing along between its picturesque banks. After a leisurely walk back to the hotel we settled down to a well-deserved late lunch on the restaurant’s terrace. As we have come to expect from a milsom’s menu the dishes on offer were inventive and exciting and we opted for Blackened Essex Bird Chicken Breast, Tabbouleh, Aubergine and Greek yogurt and Harissa (£14) and Thick Cut Scottish Hake, crushed potatoes, 19

Hintlesham Hall Hotel • Magnificent 16th Century Hotel nestled in a beautiful estate approached by an impressive tree lined drive • Licensed for Civil Ceremony in stunning and elegant surroundings • Personal attention to detail from our friendly wedding planners • Exclusive Use available Helipad Health and Beauty Associated Golf Course • Exclusive use dates in 2012 from £10,500 to include 32 bedrooms and wedding breakfast for 64 • Week day weddings from £4,950 (subject to availability) • Wedding open day, Sunday 2nd October 1.00 p.m to 5.00 p.m.

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Summer is here, come and enjoy a delicious home made meal outside among our gorgeous vines and flowers. Serving local Real Ale or a superb New World wine. Don’t miss out. Visit us now!

Summer living Summer Heat The kit includes enchilada spice mix and soft flour tortillas and enchilada sauce. Simply add your own veggies, herb, chicken or meat to create a fiesta feast. Available from M&S.

Drinks to serve from a pitcher... Alfresco Elderflower Fizz Elderflower and Sauvignon Blanc have a natural affinity with each other, partly because of the similarity of the aroma. Rub two unwaxed lemons with the back of a knife to release some oils, and cut in half. Tip 200 ml elderflower cordial, lemons and 1 bottle of Sauvignon Blanc into a jug and refrigerate until you’re ready to drink. When you need it, add 750 ml sparkling water and ice, stir to combine and serve. If you like you can add a slice of lime, mint or borage to each glass after pouring. This makes enough for 10 delicious glassfuls!

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Just in time for the summer deluge of festivals comes the VW Campervan Cookbook. Containing over eighty recipes that were devised for cooking while camping. It’s a great choice for anyone planning a camping adventure this summer, who really doesn’t want to rely on tins of beans for the whole weekend. Amazon £9.08

Abba tribute party night – Friday 24th June 2011 Join us for a fantastic evening with great food, superb service and fabulous entertainment at Hintlesham Hall Your Evening Our staff will welcome you from 7.00pm where your evening begins with a glass of Pimms on arrival, followed by a delicious three-course meal with coffee. As the evening progresses, Planet Abba, who have established themselves as one of the UK’s finest Abba Tribute Bands, will be performing in our stunning marquee so you can dance the night away until midnight. Why not get all your friends together on a table of 10? Smaller parties will join other groups on tables of 10.

Enquiries and Bookings £55.00 per person Full payment is requested on booking and is non-refundable. Special Accommodation Rates of £99.00 per room including full English breakfast. Please contact our friendly Events Team for further information and to make your booking.

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Talent in focus Meet two of our best local photographers +44 (0)7859 056717

What do you specialise in? I like to photograph people, so I specialise in portraits for company websites, or annual reports or case studies and other corporate materials. I also do PR and Event photography, for example covering a new product launch, or exhibitions & events for foreign embassies. My real passion is food photography and am moving more and more toward that direction which is really exciting.

How would you describe your style? I favour natural light and generally simple lighting setups whether studio or natural. I've worked as an assistant on complex setups, especially car shoots, Subaru, Toyota & others, they are incredibly time consuming and challenging, but sometimes just a window makes the nicest light for a portrait.

What’s the secret to taking perfect photographs? Oh I think there are several things that are important when creating an image, lighting is really important, it gives the photo a certain mood and feel. Engaging with your subject is also really important, being able to make people laugh and make the experience of having your picture taken fun. 24

Which of your photo’s are you most proud of and why? As a photographer I'm always moving onto new challenges and also coming back to old ones. Favourites pop up as your career progresses and I have lots, most are portraits, though I'm most proud of some of the food shots. Believe it or not getting food to look good on camera is not easy. I recently had the chance to go up in a helicopter and took some shots of Suffolk, which was great fun and I managed not to throw up! Who would you most like to photograph? Its got to be Johnny Depp! What has been your most embarrassing moment as a photographer? Not so much an embarrassing moment behind the camera, but in front of it. I'll just say that for a laugh, I ended up in a competition and shots of me in a bikini were printed in the News of The World along with a rather creative "quotation"; little did I know that my future mother in law read that paper every Sunday!

Wendy Hicks (BA Photography & MSc CCI Open) +44 (0)7790 615382

What do you specialise in? Commercial Property Photography (see but personally I really enjoy doing more contemporary art photography (see which gives you the freedom to experiment.

How would you describe your style? Versatile, but if anyone can tell me more that would be great.

What’s the secret to taking perfect photographs? Getting the light and composition right and take it with your third eye!

Which of your photo’s are you most proud of and why? Spin Off – A dance group for dancers with learning or physical disabilities (photo taken at technical rehearsal of High Voltage at the New Wolsey Theatre), June 2008. I was most proud of it as dance photography is technically difficult as the light and bodies are constantly moving and changing at speed. Also, I wanted to show how talented the dancers were, and I think I achieved that.

Who would you most like to photograph? The Queen informally.

What has been your most embarrassing moment as a photographer? Dropping my camera during a shoot (ouch!). 25

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Summer reading... Escape Routes Matt Carroll

A collection of sixty bike rides around Britain, which will inspire you to take to the road. Each ride has been hand picked and range from a five mile trip to a full day’s riding. This is a blissful lycra-free approach to cycling which encourages the rider to stop from time to time and have lunch at a pub or take in the scenery.

Scorpia Rising Anthony Horowitz

This gripping final mission brings together Alex Rider's old enemies to frame the teenage superspy in an unstoppable plot of revenge, from which he can never return. Pursued from Europe to North Africa and Cairo's city of the dead - this is the twistiest and most deadly plot of any Alex Rider mission yet, and will reveal Smithers' ultimate gadget and see the shock death of a major character.

Smut: Two Unseemly Stories: Alan Bennett

These entertaining short stories explore the unconventional beneath the mundane exsistence of middle class suburban life. Full of Bennett’s customary sharp wit, humanity and brilliant talent for dialogue and observation. Available as four CDs Download or Book

The Stranger’s child Alan Hollinghurst

Great summer read The Strangers Child 'Hollinghurst's follow-up to The Line of Beauty, will be out next month, but advance word suggests another classic. “Following the lives of two families from the eve of WW1 to the close of the 20th century, it promises to be hugely ambitious, deeply affecting and beautifully written. If it's not, we'll eat your copy.” – GQ Available from 1 July 28


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Building a better

The Lion roars again!

The orientation of the bar within the newly created Bar & Brasserie is very impressive; it runs along the complete length of the far left wall of the hotel and replaces the former bar and function room. Now, with the dramatic alterations, light floods the whole of the Brasserie area and the clever addition of a glass partitions gives the impression of a separate space away from the Bar.

Suffolk-based hotel group, Thorpeness & Aldeburgh Hotels has recently completed a major refurbishment of The White Lion Hotel in Aldeburgh. This is no ordinary refurbishment however; the internal space has been completely re-imagined, filling the public rooms with light and making it a stylish and contemporary 21st Century hotel. In places, the hotel resembles the Brudenell Hotel with strong nautical themes and subtle designs, which are both comfortable and modern. The blues, green and ochres used in the soft furnishings reflect the coastal colours viewed from the window. This is especially the case with the sea-front bedrooms which we saw during our visit, and have the added advantage of, at once, feeling muted and restful. 30

We visited on a weekday and were seated at a window table looking out onto the iconic Aldeburgh beach; it was great to look out at the huge sky without the coastal wind that is so frequently present on the seafront. The food was impressive. Head Chef, Jason Shaw, has created a menu that is both inventive and varied with plenty to tempt you after a jaunt in the sea air. There are platters for two, together with simple and tasty fish, meat and vegetarian dishes. The menu, interestingly, features a map of the local suppliers from which Jason sources his fresh, seasonal produce and the prix-fixe menu at ÂŁ11.95 for two courses and ÂŁ15.95 for three is fantastic value for money. Once we had ordered we were served freshly baked rosemary bread with oil and balsamic vinegar, which I tried not to eat, but failed as it was incredibly fresh and crusty and complemented the oil effortlessly!

We started with a beautifully presented dish of asparagus, salmon and hollandaise; garnished with a wedge of lemon it was uncomplicated and delicious. Keeping our choices to Brasserie classics, we opted for Moules Marinière that creatively included mange tout and freshly cut herbs, and were served with frites and aïoli (£10.95) and steak frites, sirloin served with a large field mushroom, slow roasted tomato and Béarnaise sauce (£17.50). To finish, it had to be Lemon Posset (from the prix-fixe menu) and Crêpes Suzette... simply mouth-watering. All the courses were served very simply, which really showcased the quality of the ingredients and the skill of the kitchen - as stated on the menu ‘Our new Brasserie has been inspired by a modern desire to return to simple “back to basics” food, offering freshly prepared dishes, contemporary, informal surroundings and impeccable service’

WIN A FABULOUS WEEKEND FOR TWO AT THE WHITE LION We have teamed up with The White Lion to offer readers a chance to win a weekend for two people, which includes breakfast each morning and dinner on one night of the guest's stay. Entry couldn’t be simpler. We are looking for fresh images of Suffolk, so send through your photographs to The one we like best will win the prize and be published in a forthcoming issue of the magazine. The prize must be taken before 30th November 2011.

Perfect for a family meal, a leisurely lunch or just a drink, The White Lion is well worth a visit. However, get in quick before the hordes of tourists arrive at the end of July and August – then the secret will be out! The White Lion Hotel, Market Cross Place Aldeburgh, Suffolk IP15 5BJ 01728 452 720 31

Aldeburgh music The Snape Proms returns to Snape Maltings Concert Hall all August long with concerts at 7.30pm – come and see a different performance each night with music, comedy and dance to suit all tastes The Snape Proms returns to Snape Maltings Concert Hall all August long with concerts at 7.30pm – come and see a different performance each night with music, comedy and dance to suit all tastes. If you are a fan of Jazz, how about An Evening with Cleo Laine and Friends on Sunday 7 August? Her trademark vocals and indefatigable spirit and energy will enthral all. The following Sunday 14 August brings Jazz Jamaica to the Concert Hall, celebrating Jamaica’s musical melting pot with their irrepressible style and winning combination of reggae, ska and jazz standards both old and new. Thursday 25 August offers blistering funk-jazz with Dennis Rollins’ Badbone and Co – get ready to dance! For something completely different, join the Creole Choir of Cuba when they open the Snape Proms on Monday 1 August and perform a memorable blend of captivating melodies and rich harmonies, all overlaid with beautiful dance rhythms. Also from across the pond is Canadian-born singer Devon Sproule with her blend of folk and country, with shades of jazz the icing, on Friday 19 August. Innocence and defiance seep through her music – a truly unique and fast-rising talent. Continuing in a folk theme on Sunday 21 August is the star of folk/rock, Seth Lakeman with his footstomping fiddle coupled with tender vocal and musical solos that bring the Devonshire coast to the east. A true party atmosphere unfolds on Saturday 27 32

August with A Klezmer Party brought by She’koyokh and Friends. The swirling dances of Bulgaria and Turkey combine with Ashkenazi melodies from Poland, Romania and the Ukraine. For some truly great Scottish Folk music, there is also Treacherous Orchestra on Sunday 28 August – a twelve-piece supergroup comprising some of Scotland’s finest young musicians who combine virtuosic traditional folk tunes with big band arrangements – an irresistible and utterly danceable sound. Three Family Proms are featured this year, the first being a Family Dance Prom with Piccadilly Dance Orchestra on Wednesday 3 August at 4pm. The irresistible charm and infectious rhythms of dance music from the 1920’s and 1930’s will charm audiences of all ages with its light-heartedness – share this fabulous music with a new generation. Also share a few laughs with the Comedy Family Prom on Saturday 27 August at 2.30pm, where James Campbell presents Comedy 4 Kids – a great stand-up comedian for children over 6 – a show not just for the children! See his attempt at new world record badger hurdling and doing loop the loops with his 93 year old Auntie Histamine. On Tuesday 30 at 4pm the Aurora Orchestra return with a Family Prom as they present their family of instruments. Explore the characters of the instruments and how they combine to make truly great music.

For Noël Coward fans, Kit and the Widow return to Snape Maltings Concert Hall on Friday 5 August in the revue, Cowardy Custard. Experience some of the best Coward songs alongside their own satirical offcuts and some family favourites from their past. The Penguin Café also return on Friday 21 August to Snape with quirky and memorable melodies from the worlds of folk, world music and minimalism underscored by a sense of whimsy, playfulness and joy. For the best of brass, on Saturday 20 August is Foden’s Brass Band – expect dazzling solos, electrifying ensemble playing and the riches of the brass band repertoire including Weber’s Overture Ruler of the Spirits, transcriptions of Irving Berlin and Queen, the Carnival of Venice and more. Rounding out the month of Proms is the mischievous and shambolic Tim Minchin in a Comedy Prom on Tuesday 30 August. Funny, shocking and subversively outrageous – this talented comedian and musician knows no bounds. For more information on all the Snape Proms events, please visit the Aldeburgh Music website at You can book online or call the Box Office on 01728 687110.


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Ufford Park golf club have always prided themselves on their forwarding thinking, with the introduction last year of Pink Tees, which considerably shortened the golf course especially for beginners, ladies and juniors, and with their free junior membership for any direct family Gold Member (7 day) – bringing more children into the game. This year is no exception with the introduced of 2 further golf initiatives designed specifically to encourage the new breed of golfer, namely those who have more time constraints or simply just don’t get to play as often as they would wish due to work and/or family commitments. These are:


999 Emergency Golf which is a pay and play option for those early birds who do not have the time to play 18 holes due to work or family commitments. This unique promotion allows you to play off the back 9, before 9am from as little as £9 !! Bronze Membership which is flexible prepurchased green fees. Prices start from only £200 plus a one off joining fee, which is currently half price at £75, and enables you to full membership rights and can be used 7 days a week. Additional credit can be purchased and added to your membership card at your convenience, from only £50 and entitles you to pay at the discounted rate of ‘Members Guest Rate’ (£15 Mon-Fri and £20 W/Es & B/Hs).

Ufford Park Golf Course is regularly voted in the top 10 winter courses by Today’s Golf so offers the luxury of all year round golf, it has played host to such prestigious events as Sky Sports Europro Tour and The Rett Golf Classic (Europe’s largest independently run Charity Golf Day). With over a dozen water features on the course Ufford Park would definitely be considered a challenging course but one you would never tire of and these new options allows any golfer the flexibility to give it a try. For more information including terms & conditions about all of the featured golf promotions please visit or call Golf Reception on 0844 4991642. 41

Park in Ipswich for free! Two great offers exclusive to readers of this magazine. Visit, shop and dine in central Ipswich on selected weekends on you’ll pay less – or nothing at all – by using the voucher below and parking at one of four Total Car Parks. We have teamed up with Total Car Parks Ltd to offer our readers an unbeatable offer to encourage you to visit Ipswich. Total Car Parks Ltd, is a local East Anglian Business and in recent years has become a national endeavour with a large number of sites. The company prides itself on offering great value parking facilities to the local community. Richard Newman; Sales and Marketing Manager stated that “TCP Ltd is


committed to giving 100% support to town centre businesses in these difficult times.” “We recognise that town centres are suffering from reduced foot fall in this recession, and local businesses can be the hardest hit. We are keen to encourage more visitors into Ipswich as we want to offer something back to the communities who have supported us in our growth. We have come up with two outstanding offers in conjunction with leading local publishers Tilston Philips Magazines, the offer will run across the region in Central, Select and Suffolk Coast Magazines.”

TCP’s has a strong social care policy and has seen free parking being given to the staff at local businesses that have had to park late. Individuals can walk to a controlled secure car park when their shift had finished, even in the early hours of the morning.

TCP Ltd is one of the few companies in their field that are thinking firmly to the future. They are in negotiations with major car retailers to bring electric car facilities to the next level in East Anglia, and they hope to increase job opportunities and support to local people.

REDUCED PARKING IN JUNE AND JULY Park and pay less at any of the Ipswich Total Car Parks shown on the following dates Pay for One Hour - Get Parking for Two Hours, Pay for Two Hours - Get Parking for Four Hours or Pay for Four hours - Get Parking for Eight Hours. The user must display this voucher in their window, next to their purchased ticket and they will benefit from the increased parking on any of the following six days. 18TH /19TH JUNE (WEEKEND) 25TH/26TH JUNE (WEEKEND)


Total Car Parks Ltd – Purchase a ticket from the Pay and Display machine. Display the ticket with this voucher on the dashboard, clearly showing valid date and time. TCP Ltd patrol officers will apply the free parking as an addition to the expiry time on the ticket displayed. No cash value. TCP Ltd can withdraw the offer without any prior notice.

FREE PARKING IN JULY Park for free at any of the Ipswich Total Car Parks shown on the following dates. Readers should display the voucher in their window and they will receive free parking all day on both Saturday and Sunday of: 9TH AND 10TH OF JULY 2011 Total Car Parks Ltd – This voucher must be displayed on the dashboard clearly to qualify for free parking. TCP Ltd patrol officers will apply the free parking as an offer only on the 9th and 10th July 2011. No cash value. TCP Ltd can withdraw the offer without any prior notice for any reason.

Latitude festival highlights On 14th – 17th July in the sumptuous surrounds of the Suffolk countryside, the welcoming daisy-adorned gates will open for the sixth edition of the magical and fantastical Latitude Festival. Henham Park Estate, Southwold. Latitude encompasses all aspects of the art and music worlds it is the only place that brings together the best in music, literature, comedy, poetry, film, theatre, cabaret, art, dance, opera and fashion for one spectacular weekend. With an unrivalled line-up taking shape, Latitude 2011 will be another exhilarating, scintillating and inspirational festival of fun. With so much on offer we thought we would pull out our top picks of the festival... The cast from BAFTA-winning E4 hit series, Misfits will be well worth catching. Fresh from filming the third series, the cast and creative team will share some of their favourite moments from the show so far.

For those of you who have been living under a stone for the last couple of years, Misfits follows five outsiders on community service who get struck by a flash storm and lumbered with special powers. Hard as nails Kelly (Lauren Socha) can suddenly hear people’s thoughts, shamed sporting hero Curtis (Nathan Stewart Jarrett) discovers he has the ability to turn back time when he regrets something, and party girl Alisha (Antonia Thomas) can send people into a sexual frenzy when they touch her skin. Even painfully shy Simon (Iwan Rheon) can make himself invisible when he feels he’s being ignored, which makes it all the more hard to swallow for smart aleck Nathan (Robert Sheehan), who seems to have been unaffected, much to his dismay. Also don’t miss... Camille O’Sullivan, she enjoys a formidable international reputation for her intensely dramatic interpretations of the songs of Brel, Cave, Waits, Bowie and more. The award-winning singer has stunned audiences around the world with her 5-star sell-out performances, including Sydney Opera House, London’s Royal Festival Hall and appearance on ‘Later... with Jools Holland’ Backed by her talented band, expect fire, ice, darkness, joy and pure passion.


Finally, something on the cutting edge… London Contemporary Orchestra draws together London’s brightest young talent to explore and promote new music to an increasingly wide audience. For Latitude the LCO Soloists showcase works by three American mavericks. Steve Reich’s ‘Different Trains’ contrasts the crosscontinent trains of Reich’s American childhood with the cattle trucks to Auschwitz, using fragmented recollections from three Holocaust survivors, Reich’s governess and recordings of the trains. ‘Four’ by John Cage stands as a beautifully simple statement, illustrative of his late period. Completing the programme are three visceral movements from Frank Zappa’s ‘The Yellow Shark’, the last album to be released before Zappa’s death in 1993, these are ‘III Revised’; ‘None of the Above’ and ‘Questi Cazzi di Piccione’.

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Sweet Dreams When the daily news and weather combine to make getting out of bed a less-than-inviting prospect, you might as well stay just where you are. A comfy bed, plenty of soft bedding and some fresh linen are the only requirements for serious downtime. And, since both quantity and quality of sleep impact on health and wellbeing, the world just might seem a better place for it. Mattress & bedding A good mattress can last up to ten years or more, so this is one area where it’s a good idea to pay for quality – and try before you buy. There are a range of different types of mattress: open string, pocket sprung, latex or memory foam – and the best way to work out what suits you is to try lying down on a few.

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Buy British! Never before has it been more important to support our British economy. As the credit crunch continues to bite for some British businesses, we asked leading Suffolk kitchen manufacturer, Anglia Factors, why they felt there was a fast-growing trend for patriotism, and why the nation’s consumers are now even more committed to buying British than ever before. Daniel Barr, Managing Director at Anglia Factors, commented: “I think a large proportion of the population has always preferred to buy British, but are now even more inclined to do so as a result of the current economy. It is a case of supporting UK companies in tougher times.” He added: “We’ve been trading for over 40 years from our showroom in Suffolk and we are proud that we employ all our own craftsmen and installers. Customers associate British products with creative design and they feel far more confident purchasing from a British company,

People much prefer to invest in products that will stand the test of time, that are long lasting and of a higher quality. It’s great to see that customers are currently favouring the high quality of British-made products, helping to give a welcome boost to the UK economy.” Anglia Factors manufactures from their headquarters in Martlesham Heath, near Ipswich. With the showroom only next door; it allows clients the luxury of remaining closely involved from initial concept through to the manufacture, installation and project management.

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Fressingfield Garden Festival & Market 

Long Melford Midsummer Craft & Country Show 

18-19 June 10am to 5pm Fressingfield Garden Festival; 23 open gardens, a market place with 18 stalls with plants, gifts and small furniture, the decorated church, Festival food, a children's trail and ice cream. £4 by programme to the gardens. Everything else free. Children FOC

13 April – 30 May 10am to 5pm Melford Hall Family Show with all day entertainment including birds of prey, working dogs, children'’s entertainment as well as arts, crafts, gifts and food marquees. Also on Sunday at this event, we’re proud to host the Companion Dog Show - so bring along a canine friend and have a go! (And all proceeds from entries will go to Marie Curie Cancer Care). Adults £6, Concessions £5, Children £3, Family Ticket £15 Tickets available on the gate or buy tickets from our website in advance at a discounted price. ( Long Melford, Suffolk, CO10 9AA

The Ark & Craft Fayre  Helmingham Food & Drink  18 -19 June 10am to 5pm In its second year the festival promises to bring more producers from the local area, crafts stalls, great music, cookery demonstrations and more! Adults: £6.00 Children: £3.00 Children under 7 years free Enquiries: 07766 056 747

18 June 10am - 2.00pm The Ark Come and browse through affordable handmade crafts and enjoy the atmosphere at The Ark. Stop for a while and enjoy a cup of tea and a chat with the local crafters. £1 entrance The Ark, King William Street, Needham Market, IP6 8AE

New Exciting Exhibitions for 2011 & 2012 at your Local Museums and Art Galleries

The Class of… at Ipswich Art School On display until 12th June 2011 Free Admission Maggi Hambling headlines this exhibition of work from influential students and teachers from Ipswich Art School. The teachers Lawrence Self, Colin Moss, Tom Phillips and Bernard Reynolds are all represented. Open: Tuesday - Sunday 10am to 5pm

Frederick Ashton, The Ballet and Suffolk

A Few of my Favourite Things

The Class of... © Brian Whelan

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A Few of my Favourite Things at Colchester Castle On display until 26th June 2011 A range of spectacular objects from all areas of the museum; archaeology, community history, fine art, costume and natural history. Open: Monday - Saturday 10am to 5pm Sunday 11am to 5pm Normal Castle admission charges apply

Frederick Ashton, The Ballet and Suffolk at Town Hall Galleries, Christchurch Mansion and DanceEast Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich From 19th May to 9th October 2011 Free Admission This Royal Ballet exhibition presents the story of Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton and his love of Suffolk, which inspired some of his greatest ballets. The amazing costumes on display include favourite characters from Tales of Beatrix Potter. Open: Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 5pm

at Ipswich Art School From 25th June to 1st October 2011 Free Admission This summer come along and explore four inspirational exhibitions in one incredible building for free! An exhibition of mixed media including Sam Mellish’s photography of Roadside Britain, Bahamian artist Dede Brown and dance artist Darren Johnson. Open: Tuesday to Sunday 1am – 5pm

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Buried! Hidden Secrets of the Past

Summer Show © Sam Mellish

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Buried! Hidden Secrets from the Past at Colchester Castle From 23rd July 2011 to 29th January 2012 Our history is buried in strange places, not necessarily under our feet! Discover where and why our ancestors hid what was valuable to them. You’ll be amazed by what has been discovered and the stories that can be told. Open: Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm Sunday 11am – 5pm Normal Castle admission charges apply

And much, much more! There are lots of events for families and adults to enjoy at your local museum, to find out more about these and upcoming exhibitions please visit www.colchester or museums or call 01206 282434 today!

SAVE A LIFE THIS SUMMER With the arrival of summer and the warmer weather it brings, NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is reminding blood donors in Suffolk to remember the constant need for blood all year round, whatever the weather.

Netherlands National Circus 

Ip-Art Music Day 

21 -26 June Holland’s finest - an all-human circus for all the family. In the warm and comfy Theatre Big Top. First-ever vist to Ipswich. Features flying trapeze, Russian Barre acrobats, aerial straps, great Mexican juggler, Ghanaian acrobats, and gentle, warm Dutch clowns. Times vary daily. Prices range from £10, but look out for discount vouchers in local shops. Discount if you book on-line. Suffolk County Showground, Trinity Park, IP3 8UH

3 July Ipswich Music Day is one of the country’s largest free one-day music events, featuring at least six stages of live music. Last year saw nearly 40,000 people enjoy the event, as part of the Ip-art festival - this is one party that is not to be missed! Christchurch Park IP9 1AR

Summer Solstice 

Tuesday 14 June 2011 marks the internationally celebrated World Blood Donor Day, the birthday of Dr Karl Landsteiner who discovered the ABO blood group in 1901. New and existing donors who are eligible to donate are encouraged to celebrate this event by making an appointment at their local session during the summer period. 17 June Woodbridge Community Hall Station Rd IP12 4AU 20 June Felixstowe Leisure Centre, Undercliff Rd West IP11 ZAB 28 June Kesgrave Community Centre 12 Acre Approach IP5 1JF 30 June Framlingham Hacheston Village Hall The Street Hacheston IP13 ODR Visit or call 0300 123 23 23 for opening hours


22 June A National Trust Event: Be a part of this ancient historical tradition. Join Dr Sam Newton from Time Team for a presentation, sunset tour of the burial mounds and delicious two-course supper in our cafe. 19:00 to 22:00. Tickets: All:£28.00. Booking Essential 01394 389714. Sutton Hoo, Tranmer House, Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge IP12 3DJ Wednesday 22 June

Talking Textiles 30th June - 6th July Pond Gallery Snape Maltings 10am to 5.30pm 01728688303

An Evening with Blake Morrison  1 July Novelist, poet, journalist and author of 2 bestselling family memoirs, Blake Morrison will be talking about his most recent novel "The Lost Weekend". 7.30pm Tickets £7 Contact 01728 723028 St John’s Westbury Centre, Fairfield Road, Framlingham IP13 9LE

Roughcast Theatre present "A Comedy of Errors"  3 July Roughcast Theatre return to Framlingham with another performance of their own inimitable take on Shakespeare with "A Comedy of Errors" in the lovely setting of Moat House Garden. No chairs provided so bring folding chairs, rugs and a picnic if you wish. 7.30pm Tickets £8 (under 18s £5) Contact 01728 723028 Moat House, Castle Street, Framlingham IP13 9BP

Suffolk Book League  5 July Annual book fair 18 dealers will offer a wide range of secondhand books. Paperback to Antiquarian. Admission: adults £1 (children under 15 free). Home made refreshments available. 10.00am to 4.00pm Assembly Rooms, High Street, Dedham Essex CO7 6HJ

Abseil  9 July Hold on tight! It’s the Headway abseil! The 140ft abseil takes place on Saturday 9th July at Ipswich Hospital, Suffolk. Are you brave enough to take on this daring challenge? If you have a head for heights and would like to take this opportunity to raise vital funds for Headway Essex please call us on 01206 547616 or email: for a registration form. Ipswich Hospital IP4 5PD

Fred on Film June and July are set to be brilliant months for comic book film fans. June kicks off with ‘X-Men: First Class’. Set in 1962 amidst the Cuban missile crisis, it revolves around the young mutants who went on to become the wheelchair-bound Professor X and the funny-helmet-wearing Magneto. It’s one to get excited about, not least because it’s directed by Matthew Vaughn (director of ‘Layer Cake’ and ‘Kick-Ass’). On 17th June we are treated to ‘The Green Lantern’ starring Ryan Reynolds as a (sort of) average Joe pilot who finds a special ring (nothing to do with Mordor) and becomes Earth’s ambassador against the evil of the Universe. ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ is out on 29th July and looks to be the perfect introduction to this classic superhero and is a must-watch for anyone looking forward to ‘The Avengers’ set to be released next year. There are alternatives to the comic book blockbusters. Playing at The Riverside in June are ‘Hanna’, the modern fairytale style coming of age young girl assassin story (that old chestnut) and ‘Oranges & Sunshine’, the uplifting tale of the forced migration of children during the war and the social worker who sought to reunite them with their families. My highlight for June is The Regal Theatre’s 75th Anniversary. To celebrate, from 1st-7th July The Regal in Stowmarket is charging entrance to all their films at 1936 prices; just five pence! Tickets are on sale from 1pm on Sunday 5th June. Beats Orange Wednesdays hands down. Fred Marlowe is a projectionist and writes regular film reviews at

Ipswich Hospital Band  9 July The St Peter's Band and their Training Band, Beginners Group and ensembles will all playing at a "Band Showcase" at 7pm at St Peter's by the Waterfront in Ipswich. The night will be a mix of music from all of the groups under the Ipswich Hospital Band umbrella, showcasing the abilities of the different groups. Tickets are available from St Peter's by the Waterfront on 01473 225269 and are £9 for adults and £7 for concessions.

Come and Sing The Gondoliers  16 July Ipswich Gilbert & Sullivan Society. Join in the full four-part harmony of the chorus - or simply watch and hum along! New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich Tickets £8.50 - £15 01473 295900,

FARMERS MARKETS Woodbridge Farmers Market Woodbridge Community Hall 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month 9am 1pm. Contact: Victoria Farrow 01473 210 634

Creeting St Mary, Nr Ipswich 9.00am - 1.00pm every 3rd Saturday monthly. Contact: Tiffany Jones 01449 720820

Snape Farmers Markets

Southwold Farmers Market

The first Saturday of each month. at Snape Maltings Open from 9.30 am

Jimmy’s Fram Farmers Market

Beachcomber Rooms, Southwold Pier Fourth Saturday of the month Contact: 01986 873912

Halesworth Produce Market

Pannington Hall, Wherstead 9am -1pm (1st Saturday of every month)

2nd Saturday monthly Contact: 01223 457524

Felixstowe Farmers Markets

Framlingham Market

Trinity Methodist Church Hall Orwell Road, Felixstowe 9.00am - 1.00pm every 1st Saturday monthly. Contact: Eric Moss 01379 384593

Felixstowe Market

Alder Carr Farm Market

Every Saturday in the Square

Every Sunday Adjacent to Arwela Road, off of Sea Road, 8am to 4pm. Clothes, household items, plants, books.

Ajami (15) 29th June 19.30

Dir: Scandar Copti & Yaron Shani, 2010, Israel, 120 mins. With Fouad Habash, Nisrine Rihan, Elias Saba, Youssef Sahwani. With two directors - one Palestinian, the other Israeli - this is a balanced and sympathetic portrayal of life in Ajami, a tough neighbourhood in Jaffa where Jews, Arabs and Christians live cheek by jowl. Omar, Malek and Binj may have separate stories but are destined to a shared fate in a society fraught with conflict and danger, where the police are viewed with universal mistrust. Nominated for an Oscar in the Best Foreign Film category and praised as a modern Israeli classic without political bias.

Tickets on door £4.50



Craft Fair There will be over twenty crafts for sale ranging from hand made furniture, to stained glass, home made cakes, decorative embroidery, hand lathed items.Hot & cold snacks from locally produced food, teas and coffees. Open from 11 a.m., - 4 p.m., Entry £1 for adults, children free. Entrance ticket buys a draw ticket. In aid of the upkeep of the Barn. The Tithe Barn Lower Street, IP8 3AA Saturday 2 July

Woodbridge Vintage & Contemporary Market 9.30am - 4.00pm Market Hill, Woodbridge Saturday 2 July

Lavenham Summer Craft Fair 10am - 4pm

Picnic Jazz at The Pavilion July 24th Tina May, considered by many to be the finest jazz vocalist ever produced by Britain, is a regular performer at the top jazz and arts festivals as well as in broadcasts with the BBC Big Band. Will be performing on the sound stage in Orford with the Tony Coe Quartet featuring drummer Winston Clifford, saxophonist and clarinettist Tony Coe, bass player Mark Hodgson and guitarist John Etheridge. Regulars at Picnic Jazz will be delighted that we welcome the return of the supremely talented Natasha Hodge with the “Jolly Pianist” Nick Raison following their outstanding performance last year. They hope to persuade the gifted saxophonist Paul Hodgson to form a trio this year. Tickets remain at £15 with accompanied children free. Proceeds will go to Orford

The annual Summer Craft Fair showcases over 40 of the very best, genuine artisan producers in the region. This year there will be photography, quilting, felt soaps, pottery & ceramics, original artwork . Free Parking Free Entry Lavenham Village Hall, Church St, Lavenham CO10 9QT 9 July - 10 July

The Big Suffolk Antiques & Collectors Fair Trinity Park Saturday: 10.30am-5pm. Sunday: 10am-4pm An Major Indoor/Outdoor Antiques & Collectors Fair with dealers travelling from all over the country to sell a huge variety of affordable items. Antiques, Collectables, Vintage, Retro & more. £4.00 per person. Accompanied U14s Free. Buy Half price tickets in advance by

visiting or calling 01702 410171. Trinity Park Felixstowe Road (A1156) Ipswich IP3 8UH 7 August

Helmingham Festival of Classic & Sports Cars Supporting EACH with charity donations. Run in association with the SVEC. 10:00am ˆ 5:00pm One of the largest displays of classic and sports cars in Suffolk. A selection parade down the main drive in concourse throughout the day. Main ring entertainment, craft and trade stalls, birds of prey, live music and great local food & drink : Pre-book Adults: £8.00 Children: (7-15 years): £3.00 Children under 7 years free Family Ticket: £20.00 Enquiries: 01473 890799

Shrimps Playgroup and Music Tuition for Orford Primary School as well as other local good causes. If you haven’t experienced Picnic Jazz at The Pavilion then you have missed out on one of the most relaxing and  enjoyable events on the Orford calendar. Bring your own picnic or enjoy afternoon tea from the exciting new local catering company The Mixing Bowl.


EATING OUT... Our Top Rated Eateries in and around Ipswich Aqua Eight 8 Lion Street 218989 Berridges 4 Dial Lane 225525 Bistro on the Quay 3 Wherry Quay 286677 The Brasserie 16 Falcon Street 230185 Buttermans Woolverstone 780803 Church's Hatton Court 219138 The Crown Hotel 346 Felixstowe Road 716705 Dhaka Restaurant 6 Orwell Place 251397 The Fountain Tuddenham St Martin 785377 The Galley 25 St Nicholas St 281131 Hintlesham Hall Hintlesham 652334 Mariners Neptune Quay 289748 K Bar and Grill 33/7 St Nicholas St 215721 The Last Anchor Haven Marina 214763 The Manor Restaurant Belstead 684241 milsoms at Kesgrave Hall Kesgrave 333741 Quayside 12 Regatta Quay 218811 Salthouse Harbour Salthouse Quay 226789 Seckford Hall Woodbridge 01394 385678 The Townhouse 4A Orwell Place 230254 The Valley Fynn Valley Golf Club 785202 Ufford Park Hotel Melton 01394 383555

Wine Bars and Bistros Arlingtons Bowmans Church's Curve Bar Degero Isaacs K Bar and Grill Lakota Quayside The Waterfront Arthur Ransome Zing

13 Museum St Falcon Street Hatton Court 58 Princes Street 11 St. Nicholas St 7 Wherry Quay 33/7 St Nicholas St Gt. Coleman Street 12 Regatta Quay 15 Regatta Quay Tower Street 10 Tacket St

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Fusion Restaurants Mizu Noodle Bar Spice Fusion

10 Cornhill 39 Upper Orwell St

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18 Tacket Street Neptune Marina

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Leading Cafés Caffé Basso Coffeelink


Danceeats! Café Lemon and Mint Saints Café Bar The Sanctuary

Foundary Lane 12 Northgate Street 3 St Peters St St Nicholas Centre

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Mediterranean Restaurants Il Forno

28 Gt Coleman St


Mexican Restaurants Chimichanga

Cardinal Park


Indian Restaurants A Passage to India Gandhi Karalam Maharani Masha Orissa Sonar Bagla Balti Taj Mahal Zaika

27-29 Fore St 8 St Peter's St 24 St Helens St 46 Norwich Rd 200 St Helens St 10-12 St Nicholas St 37 Woodbridge Rd 40-42 Norwich Rd 17 St Nicholas St

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Chinese Restaurants East Ocean Golden Dragon Macon Oriental Mister Wing New Century Ipswich Buffet Trongs

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Thai Restaurants Baipo Thai Kwan Thai Spice Fusion

63 Upper Orwell St 14 St Nicholas St 39 Upper Orwell St

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Cardinal Park Cardinal Park I Duke St Cardinal Park Cardinal Park 24-26 Lloyds Ave 13 Regatta Quay 11/13 St Nicholas St

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National Chains Ask Frankie & Benny's Loch Fyne Nandos Old Orleans Pizza Express Pizza Expres Zizzi

Eateries Further a field!

Ipswich Public Houses The Arboretum The Black Tiles The Brewery Tap The Dove The Fat Cat Gardeners Arms The Greyhound Lord Nelson The Spread Eagle The Woolpack

43 High Street Martlesham 1 Cliff Road St. Helens St 288 Spring Rd 77 Fore Hamlet 9 Henley Road 81 Fore Street 1-3 Fore Street 1 Tuddenham Rd

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Aldeburgh (01728) The Brudenell Hotel The Parade Fish and Chip Shop High Street The Lighthouse 77 High Street Regatta Restaurant 171 High Street The Wentworth Wentworth Road The White Lion Market Cross Place

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Bromeswell (01394) The British Larder Orford Road


Dunwich (01728) The Ship Inn



Felixstowe (01394) The Alex Cafe Bencotto Orwell Hotel

123 Undercliff Road 282958 128 Hamilton Road 276745 Hamilton Rd 285511

Framlingham (01728) The Lemon Tree 2 1 Marke t H i l l Woodb r i dge IP12 4 L X Te l e ph one /F ax 0 13 94 3 8005 5 2 5 St . Ni ch ol as St re e t I psw i ch IP1 1 T W Te l e ph one /F ax 0 14 73 2 8113 1

Woodbridge Eateries (01394) The Angel Theatre Street Crown Hotel Throughfare The Cross 2 Church Streetl The Galley Market Hill Grove House Hotel Grove Road The King’s Head Market Hill Moorish Lounge Quay Street Notcutts Gdn C’tre Ipswich Rd Old Bell and St’yard 103 New Street Riverside Quayside Savoia at The Bull Hotel Market Hill Seckford Hall Hotel Woodbridge Wild St’berry Café 19a Market Hill W’bridge F’ne F’d New St Ufford Park Hotel Melton

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Kesgrave (nr Ipswich) (01473) milsoms kesgrave hall Hall Road


Orford (01394) Butley Oysterage Market Hill 450277 Crown and Castle Orford 450205 The Froize Inn The Street, Chillesford 450282 The Jolly Sailor Quay St 450243 The Kings Head Front St 450271 Lady Florence River Cruises 07831 698298

Stour Valley Area (01206) The Boathouse Milsoms Le Talbooth Bildeston Crown The Sun Inn

Mill Lane, Dedham 323153 Stratford Rd, Dedham 322795 Gun Hill 323150 High Street 01449 740510 High Street, Dedham 323531

Southwold Pubs (01502) The Harbour Inn The Lord Nelson The Sole Bay Inn

Blackshore East Street East Green

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Walberswick (01502) The Bell Inn

Ferry Road

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Select Magazine June-July 2011  
Select Magazine June-July 2011  

Select Magazine targets homes in Woodbridge, Melton Park and into the Essex/Suffolk border villages of East Bergholt and Dedham.