3 May 2019

Review of Two Sisters Arts Centre launch

By Rachel Sloane

27 April 2019

Three years after a brainwave struck local playwright Suzanne Hawkes, and after two years of battling with bureaucracy, and all the relevant paperwork was correct, and comfort, health and safety was ensured, a new community arts venue for the Felixstowe peninsular was opening, and I have been asked to be their Patron!

The Two Sisters Arts Centre, in the redundant St Mary’s church at Trimley St Mary, was ready and bookings for plays. concerts and art workshops are already coming in.

Run by the Felixstowe Creative Arts Trust, (F-cat), the historic building now has a stage, green room, 80 seats and a smart coffee/wine bar.

On Saturday 27th April, the venue showed its versatility with an opening evening of entertainment, with performances by Stacks of Sax, seven saxophone players playing jazz and more, the fast-talking award-winning performance poet Luke Wright, and the Suffolk dialect expert and raconteur, Charlie Haylock, with his usual mixture of funny anecdotes and poems, combined with fascinating facts about Suffolk’s history.

An attentive and friendly team of volunteers, and excellent heating, sound and lighting, made an evening of entertainment much appreciated by the near-capacity audience, that included the mayor, Graham Newman.

For more details of scheduled performances and events, and how to hire the Two Sisters Arts centre, go to their Facebook page.