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Ten of the best – half-term activities for children and lots for adults, too

PUBLISHED: 17:07 18 October 2018

Scalextric racing will be part of the Inside the Shed weekend Picture: PAUL HEWITT

Scalextric racing will be part of the Inside the Shed weekend Picture: PAUL HEWITT

Felixstowe has an abundance of great things happening in the next week and here is a selection to enjoy and help get you out and about in the resort.

Visitors to Inside the Shed can find out how to get involved in Scalextric racing Picture: PAUL HEWITTVisitors to Inside the Shed can find out how to get involved in Scalextric racing Picture: PAUL HEWITT

Friday, October 19

The Spa Pavilion is presenting The Chicago Blues Brothers’ Motown Mission – described as a high-octane, adrenaline-pumping musical mash-up which has jump started the legacy of Jake and Elwood for a new generation with its modern twist on this cult classic.

The show features hits from Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Sam and Dave, James Brown, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Jackson 5 and the Supremes from the multi award-winning CBB Band and the incredible Sweet Soul Sisters.

The show starts at 7.30pm.

A large Scalextric layout Picture: BILL SMITHA large Scalextric layout Picture: BILL SMITH

For ticket details and availability, contact the Spa Pavilion box office on 01394 284962.

Friday, October 19

Song and Dance through the Decades is a special fundraising evening organised by the Felixstowe Friends of St Elizabeth Hospice.

This year's Felixstowe Carnival parade enjoyed warm sunshine Picture: TIM GARRETT-MOOREThis year's Felixstowe Carnival parade enjoyed warm sunshine Picture: TIM GARRETT-MOORE

It takes place at Felixstowe Trades and Labour Club, High Road West, Walton, at 7.30pm, and will feature music from the 1950s, 60s and 70s.

The evening features the Colneis Singers and a dance demonstration from Simply Swing, plus bar, raffle, auction and refreshments. Tickets are £8 from the St Elizabeth Hospice shop, Hamilton Road, or by calling 07776 251465.

Saturday, October 20

Felixstowe Carnival is holding its annaual meeting on Monday Picture: TIM GARRETT-MOOREFelixstowe Carnival is holding its annaual meeting on Monday Picture: TIM GARRETT-MOORE

The Dorian Singers are staging their first ever Singing Day at St Peter and St Paul Church in Old Felixstowe, from 10am to 4pm.

The day will work on a selection of choruses from Handel’s Messiah, plus favourite anthems such as Mozart’s Ave verum corpus and Mendelssohn’s Hear my prayer.

The conductor for the day is Alan Loader and the accompanist Marina Korneva.

People need to be at the church in Church Road from 9.30am for registration. Cost is £12; admission free for under 18s free. Singers should bring their own lunch. Spaces cam be booked in advance by calling 01394 285556.

This year's big Felixstowe Carnival procession Picture: TIM GARRETT-MOOREThis year's big Felixstowe Carnival procession Picture: TIM GARRETT-MOORE

Saturday, October 20 – Sunday, October 21

Model railways and trains, model buses, old maps, amateur radios, Scalextric cars and vintage cars are the attractions at a weekend of hobbies called Inside the Shed at St Mary’s Church, Walton, Felixstowe.

There will also be a visit from the Christian Motorcycle Association, whose members will have their bikes in the church.

A previous Landguard Spooky Day Picture: ARCHANT ARCHIVEA previous Landguard Spooky Day Picture: ARCHANT ARCHIVE

To top it all off there will be bacon rolls, cakes and refreshments.

The event is free – the organisers just want everyone to have a great time and maybe consider taking up a new hobby.

There will be activities on Saturday from 10am to 4pm, and Sunday starts with an All Age Service at 10am (to which everyone is invited) and will continue to be open afterwards from around noon through to 4pm.

Felixstowe Carnival procession 2018. Picture: www.visitfelixstowe.org.ukFelixstowe Carnival procession 2018. Picture: www.visitfelixstowe.org.uk

Saturday, October 20

Theatre-goers visiting Felixstowe’s Spa Pavilion will be able to enjoy the songs of country legends Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.

Islands in the Stream starts at 7.30pm and features hits from both artistes – including Dolly’s 9 to 5, I Will Always Love You, Jolene, and Here You Come Again, and Kenny’s Ruby, Lucille, The Gambler, and Coward of the County, plus their best selling duet Islands in the Stream.

For details of ticket prices and availability, call the Spa Pavilion box office on 01394 284962.

The Chicago Blues Brothers in action Picture: ARCHANT ARCHIVEThe Chicago Blues Brothers in action Picture: ARCHANT ARCHIVE

Saturday, October 20 to Friday, October 26

With Halloween approaching, Landguard Fort – possibly the most haunted place in Suffolk – is staging a Spooky Trail.

It’s part of the half-term fun at the fort in View Point Road, Felixstowe, with a quiz trail around the monument from 10am to 4pm each day.

Felixstowe Lawn Tennis Club is hosting a two-day tennis camp for youngsters over half-term Picture: HARMAN HOPKINSFelixstowe Lawn Tennis Club is hosting a two-day tennis camp for youngsters over half-term Picture: HARMAN HOPKINS

Normal admission charges for the fort apply, plus £1.50 for a trail sheet (including a Landguard Fort pencil).

Sunday, October 21

Music in Felixstowe presents Quartet for the End of Time by Oliver Messiaen with a selection of war poetry and commentary read by Brian Theodore Ralph, with Nicholas Ward on violin, Cliff Wybrow on clarinet, Harriet Bennett on cello and Andrew Leach on piano.

The Spa Pavilion at Felixstowe Picture: ARCHANT ARCHIVEThe Spa Pavilion at Felixstowe Picture: ARCHANT ARCHIVE

The event takes place at St John’s Church, Orwell Road, at 3pm.

Tickets are £12, children free, and are available from Stillwater Books, Hamilton Road, Felixstowe; and Music in Felixstowe on 01394 670633.

Monday, October 22

Felixstowe Carnival is holding its annual meeting at 7pm at Felixstowe Bowls Club, Crescent Road. All are welcome. This is an opportunity to learn about all the work that goes on behind the scenes by the volunteer organisers to produce the carnival each year and a chance to get involved.

Monday, October 22

Trained Stepping Out in Suffolk walk leaders will be leading a One Life Suffolk walk around the Kirton and Falkenham area.

The event, which is open to all, starts at 10.45am from Capel Hall Lane car park, off the Kirton Road, and lasts about 90 minutes. Admission free – just turn up.

Wednesday, October 24 to Thursday, October 25

Felixstowe Lawn Tennis Club is holding a two-day Junior Tennis Camp at its courts in Bath Road.

There will be tennis coaching and games, plus football, rounders, a pool table and table tennis from 9am to 4pm both days.

The event is suitable for children aged four to 16. Racquets can be borrowed from the club. There will be a tuck shop available and a free afternoon snack, but those taking part will need to bring a packed lunch.

Cost is £25 each day – discounts for multiple bookings. Pre-booking is essential – call 07889 972214 for full details.

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