The Story of Doo-Wop,

The TestostaTones at The Fisher Theatre, Bungay, Friday 12th April

THE theatre show ‘The Story of Doo-Wop’ by the UK’s premier Doo-Wop


The TestostaTones, visits the Fisher Theatre in Bungay on Friday 12th April. The show explores the story of the vocal style of singing which emerged in the 1950s and paved the way for early rock, enjoying resurgences in several following decades. During the early 1950s, quartets sung on street corners, in barbershops and churches. As this new “sound” began to grow in popularity and reach the attention of prominent radio disc jockeys, taking over the billboard charts, the groups moved from the streets into the recording studios and the rest, as they say, was history. The Story of Doo-Wop is performed as a live “broadcast” from a radio studio and presented by the host for the evening, Chuck Anderson, a fictional radio show disc jockey who “spins the discs” of some of the biggest hits of the genre which will be performed live by The TestostaTones, a group who have sung for the Queen, live on BBC Radio 2 and at some of the most

iconic venues in the UK. They have been described as “the missing song from the soundtrack of a Martin Scorcese movie” and will be singing ‘Blue Moon’, ‘Earth Angel’, ‘Runaround Sue’, ‘Teenager in Love’, ‘Why Do Fools Fall in Love’ and ‘In The Still of the Night’, among many others. TestostaTones group member, Richard Ainslie says, “Bringing ‘The Story of Doo-Wop’ to The Fisher Theatre is a fairly rare local appearance for us but having made a guest appearance at the venue in 2015, we cannot wait to return with our own show”. Tickets for the show are £14 and £11 concessions (Friends of the theatre £10 and parties of 8 or more £9). They are available now from the theatre box office on 01986 897130 or online at For more details, visit www.

HARLESTON Choral Society will pick up its scores again after

the Easter break on

Monday 29th April, 7pm in the

Harleston. We’re singing music by Purcell in preparation for our summer concert on Saturday 22nd June. Do come


ALBURGH Village Cinema presents:- “Mary Poppins Returns” (Emily Blunt, Ben Whishaw, Dick Van Dyke, Emily

Musical/Adventure) Wednesday

Mortimer), 10th

(Fantasy/ on

April at

Alburgh Village Hall, (Low Road, Alburgh, IP20 0BZ). Please note this is a matinee showing. Doors open 1pm, film starts

at 2pm. Popcorn, teas

and coffee available. Ices are available during the interval. Adults £4, Children (U16) £2. Certificate BBFC PG.

London Road Church,

Harleston Choral Society Summer Term choir

along and join us - we're a friendly non-audition

and music is provided free. Subs £40 per term (some concessions available).


information on our website uk or from our Chair, Jo Curry

Harleston Wives

WORTWELL was our destination

this meeting for

our annual indoor bowls game. We arrive armed with plates of various foods prepared by members for a buffet after our match.

During the match lots

of “skills or not” were shown. Eventually we had a winning team plus winners of the humpy bumpy.

After refreshments and

chatter the raffle was drawn with lots of winners coming from our male competitors at Wortwell. Bonus ball winner was Sylvia.

Ditchingham Men’s Shed

THE Men’s Shed supports 35 members from Ditchingham and other local rural areas preventing social isolation and supporting several Shedders who have found difficulty through bereavement. The group, now 3 ½ years old meets three times a week and is working tirelessly to raise sufficient funds to build their own premises and are a quarter of the way to their £60,000 total. A recent donation of £100 has enabled the group to purchase a ‘mitre chop-saw’. Tools are a valuable asset to the Shed; it’s the working relationship at the bench (standing shoulder to shoulder), which allows them to break barriers, encouraging conversation, allowing them to achieve their objectives. We are always happy to help move tools on, so if you have a shed full of

tools, give us a ring and we’ll sort it for you. We have a Race Night

organised for March 23rd. It will be a great fun evening starting at 7pm, Ditchingham Village Hall. The Shed is opening its doors to the public. We’re encouraging local people, care home residents to come along and see how we work and how we support our members. Our planned opening is April 26th at Broome village hall starting at 9.30am.

For more information about joining the Shed, donating tools, Race Night or Open Day; contact our Chairman Graham Dean on 07722 031786 or check our website www.ditchinghamshed. org

CARD & PARTY Shop Harleston

Call us on 01379 852 820 Email us on

Harleston Ladies Evening Group

OUR last meeting on

Wednesday 20th February had as a speaker Robin Twigge talking about ‘Harleston Future'. Robin has been in the town since became

1991 but involved in 1994.

He is very passionate about making Harleston a successful, thriving market town. The Events Committee have a yearly programme of things that go on in the town such as the Flag programme, cinema, walks, antique fair and many more.

Robin said that his main aim in doing the TV programme ‘The Hotel Inspector’ was to get Harleston recognised. He was

concerned about

the proposal of new houses to be built around the town but ‘Harleston Future' would monitor this.

Next month we have a fashion show by Sue Smith, so if you are thinking of spring and some new clothes or just want a ladies night out join us. This is on March 20th, 7.30pm at London Road church hall.

Beccles Friends of Cancer Research UK

BECCLES Friends of Cancer

Research UK invite you to join us at a Fashion Show on Wednesday 10th April at Beccles Public Hall. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start and the evening will be presented by Beales and M & Co, Beccles. Tickets are £5 per person and are available from Beccles Public Hall. Please come along and help us to raise vital funds for Cancer Research UKs life- saving research.

We invite all our customers to participate in our ‘Mothers Day Draw’ which will take place on Saturday 30th March 2019.

Prize will be a Gift Hamper.

We will ask all customers to participate by adding their Name to their

receipt which will then go forward for the draw. Start date Saturday 23rd February 2019 to 10am on the 30th March 2019.

Focus on the Pulhams

FOLLOW The Street north of Harleston and you wind through pretty countryside before reaching Pulham St Mary. This village of less than 900 residents is well served with local amenities and is located around the impressive 13th century St Mary’s Church. During medieval times the village was well known for hat-making and going further back in time, it is believed the Romans may have settled here as pieces of Roman tile and coins have been found. Travel through the village along the Harleston Road and you get to neighbouring Pulham Market. Much like Pulham St Mary, the population is less than 1000 and the village has plenty of rural facilities including pubs, primary school, doctors’ surgery and village shop. The nearest train station is Diss and the bright lights of Norwich are just 14 miles to the north. Those of a certain vintage will remember the record breaking day of November 23rd when the country saw a nationwide outbreak of tornados. Both Pulham Market and Pulham St Mary were struck.

Business Conference & Training Facilities at The Pennoyer Centre

LOCATED conveniently, only 5 minutes from the A140, The Pennoyer Centre, Pulham St Mary, is an ideal venue for business meetings. A choice of three rooms, each with their own character, ‘Pennoyers’


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offers great value, flexible meeting spaces catering for 12- 50 delegates, on-site catering and parking.

‘Pennoyers’ is

set in a beautiful village away from the pressure and bustle of the working environment, with free WiFi and state-of-the-art projection equipment available for meetings, conferences or training events. To find out more or make a booking, call: 01379 676660; email: admin@

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