Goings on around the county
IPSWICH JAZZ RETURNS HISTORY ALIVE AT FRAM
Framlingham Castle is a great place to find entertainment for all the family over the summer. On July 1 & 2, you can enjoy The Canterbury Tales (performances at 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm and 4pm), when Blast from the Past present a selection of Chaucer’s best-loved tales. Drama, verse, physical theatre and song bring Chaucer’s characters to riotous life. Adult £8.90/child £5.30/ concession £8/Family £23.10 English Heritage Members free
On July 16, Chapterhouse outdoor theatre bring their production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (gates open 6pm, performance starts at 7pm). Take a picnic blanket or low back chair to watch the performance and be prepared for British weather. Adults £15/concessions £15/ children £10/family £44.
On July 29 and 30 it’s Joust from 10.30am – 5pm. Magnificent knights on horseback – cheer on your hero in a thundering battle of bravery and honour. An action-packed day out. Adults £10.90/child £6.50/concession £9.80/family £28.30 English Heritage Members: Adult: £1.50/ child 5/concession £1.20/family £3.50
On July 24-28 Castle Attack! 11am – 5pm. Join in a mini medieval castle siege .... take cover! Adult £8.90/child £5.30/ concession £8/family £23.10 English Heritage Members free Framlingham Castle, Church Street, Framlingham IP13 9BP Information: www.englishheritage.org.uk/framlingham A host of national names are set to join local artists for Ipswich Jazz Festival, June 23-25, at venues across the town. It includes live music, art shows, dance, film screenings and workshops. The Back to Basie orchestra, which has been voted best British Big Band at the British Jazz Awards six times, is among the star performers. The event is sponsored by Kerseys Solicitors, along with Ipswich Borough Council, Arts Council England, Ipswich Town and Waterfront and ColourPlan Print. Many of the events are free and the not-for-profit venture is keeping paid-for ticket prices as low as possible. Information at www.ipswichjazzfestival.org.uk