La Vida, Beach Street, Felixstowe IP11 2GN
Saturday 10th September 2022 - 7:30 - 11pm
Big Mama Funk will take to the stage of the brand new La Vida Showbar to launch this year's WAMFest. The new venue at Beach Street offers the perfect setting for Big Mama's soulful mix of gospel, funk and R and B, guaranteed to get you dancing and singing along.
"My absolute favourite thing to do is make your event unforgettable!" says Big Mama Funk. "I'll guarantee to provide you with classics like Aretha’s “Respect”, Luther’s “Never Too Much”, Michael’s “Rock with You”, Bruno’s “Uptown Funk” and more!"
With support from Gabby Rivers a 19 year old singer/songwriter performing upbeat indie/alternative originals with soulful and powerful vocals.
And Lydia Angelica Felixstowe-based singer songwriter
WAMFEST LAUNCH WITH BIG MAMA FUNK PLUS SUPPORT
Big Mama Funk
IDIDN'T SEE THAT COMING!
Why we read crime, and how the writers keep us guessing. A literary event on Sunday September 11th from 11am to 12 noon at The Orwell Hotel (Library)
Crime novels thrill us, but they also reflect the world we live in. Why is this genre so addictive, especially amongst women?
Two award winning novelists, JEMMA WAYNE and our very own RUTH DUGDALL, discuss the twists and turns, the red herrings and final satisfaction inherent in a thriller.
Jemma’s latest book, WHEN I CLOSE MY EYES, kept Louis de Bernieres up until 2am.
Ruth’s latest, THE THINGS YOU DIDN’T SEE, is set in a farmhouse in Kirton, and asks if it is possible to kill whilst asleep.
Yours Truly... a brand new theatre experience
will be performed on Sunday, September 11 at 12.15pm at The Orwell HoteL (Library).
Devised and performed by Felixstowe based actors and writers HELEN CLARKE and JAYNE LINDILL, Yours Truly celebrates the wit and wisdom of women in a selection of letters, specially chosen for WAMfest by Helen and Jayne.
Written by women from different generations, these letters to lovers, mothers, daughters, presidents and prime ministers are sometimes funny, sometimes sad, and always moving.
HISTORY - OR 'HER'STORY
The skill of research, and how to weave story around fact. A literary event on Sunday, September 11th from 1.30pm to 2.30pm at The Orwell Hotel (Library)
Historical research is fascinating, and more and more of us are researching our own histories. But how do we know what is ‘good’ research, and how do we stop ourselves being sucked into endless facts?
And how we use those facts in a fictional context - how important is truth, versus story?
GILL BLANCHARD is an expert on historical research, and she will be sharing her wisdom and tips.
ELSKE HOWELER is a debut novelist, who has researched her own family history to create Left Behind, a novel set in Amsterdam during World War 2.
Suffolk star Belinda Gillett will be singing for WAMFest in the Library at The Orwell Hotel from 2.45pm
Belinda Gillett is a world-class indie-folk artist from Suffolk. Her admirers include Queen's Brian May and folk-punk icon Jeffrey Lewis, both of whom have shared her videos within the last year.
Belinda's voice regularly draws comparisons with Sandy Denny, Joan Baez and Weyes Blood. She creates atmospheric, ethereal, vintage landscapes with her honest songs of love, nature and life and cites Nick Drake, Radiohead, The Sundays and Frightened Rabbit among her influences.
CHRISTINA JOHNSTON plus support from STELLAR ACAPPELLA
Sit back and relax in The Library at The Orwell Hotel for an afternoon of song on Sunday, September 11th at 3.45pm.
Coloratura soprano Christina Johnston, the Nightingale herself, will entertain with songs from her vast portfolio from opera to light classical, to musical theatre.
To set the atmosphere Local close harmony all-women singers Stellar Acappella will kick off the show.
MURAL BY CATALINA CARVAJAL
The mural can be seen in Felixstowe town centre, opposite The Orwell Hotel. The murals have been painted artist and illustrator Catalina Carvajal.
142 Hamilton road will be exhibiting the work of 12 female artists based in and around Suffolk.
The exhibition will run from 8th September - 14th September and will be open everyday 10am - 4pm.
The artists are:
ART AT THE BEACH
A new visual art festival is coming to Felixstowe this summer! Art at the Beach will involve more than 40 artists and creatives displaying their work, free art activities for visitors and a demonstration tent.
Organiser Victoria Petchey of The Gallery Box Art said: "Art at the Beach aims to strengthen the local art community and make art accessible to everyone."
Visitors will see paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, textiles, pottery, ceramics, prints, glass… and lots of other wonderfully arty things!
Time and Date: Saturday 10th September 2022, 10am – 4pm.
Venue: Beach Street Felixstowe, Manning’s Amusements, Micklegate Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 2GN.
MUSIC AT THE GROSVENOR
Head to The Grosvenor in Felixstowe town centre on Saturday 10th from 3pm for an afternoon of music featuring Elly Tree, Aimee Iris, Ruby Ambrose, Serena Grant and Tori McKew
ENTERTAINMENT AT THE TRIANGLE
Enjoy free entertainment at The Triangle on Sunday, September 11 from 10.45 with performances from the Believe Group, Felixstowe Harmonies, Ipswich Reggae Choir, Katie Mitton, Annabelle Taylor, Stellar Acappella, Majestic Voices, the Dennis Lowe Theatre Company and dancers Kristina & Angelina Karpenco
GRAND FINALE AT THE TWO SISTERS ARTS CENTRE
The finale to this year's WAMFest promises to be an evening of musical joy featuring the Three Chordettes, Ukulele Ladies, Grace Calver and Brooke Telling.
Sat 10th Sept - Events at La Vida, Beach Street
19:30 - 20:00
20:15 - 21:00
Big Mama Funk
21:15 - 21:45
22:00 - 23:00
Big Mama Funk
Sat 10th Sept - Events at The Grosvenor
15:00 - 15:30
15:45 - 16:15
16:30 - 17:00
Sun 11th Sept - Events in The Library at The Orwell Hotel
10:00 - 10:30
11:00 - 12:00
Audience with authors - I Didn't See That Coming
12:15 - 13:15
Theatre performance 'Yours Truly'
13:30 - 14:30
Audience with authors - History of 'Her' Story
14:45 - 15:15
15:45 - 17:00
Stellar Acapella and International soprano Christina Johnston
Sun 11th Sept - Events at The Triangle
10:45 - 11:15
11:30 - 12:00
12:15 - 12:45
Ipswich Reggae Choir
13:0 - 13:20
13:25 - 13:45
14:45 - 15:15
14:00 - 14:30
15:30 - 16:00
Dennis Lowe Theatre Company
16:15 - 16-45
Sun 11th Sept - Events at Two Sisters Arts Centre
19:00 - 19:30
The Three Chordettes
19:45 - 20:15
20:30 - 21:00
21:15 - 21:45