Two Sisters Arts Centre opened in the redundant church of St Marys, Trimley St Mary on April 2019, the culmination of a number of years of hard work by Suzanne Hawkes to bring a performing arts space to the Felixstowe peninsula. 

Run by volunteers – its remit is to facilitate all forms of performing and visual arts. The aim is very much to be a community resource – so a number of groups use it to rehearse – and there is a platform for local groups who wish to use it. We recently started a youth group on a Saturday morning, and an Improv course on a Monday night – and there is a regular Poetry Night and Folk Night once a month.

Harbour Lights

We also have a variety of professional events scheduled so that the local community can experience quality musicians and theatre practitioners without having to travel long distances or pay high prices. 

We have a licensed bar and a car park and audience members can book tables in a cabaret-style to make the experience as comfortable and covid safe as possible.      

Martin Newell

There are a number of events coming up in October including:

Sunday 17 at 3pm:  Coffee & Cake with The Saints Community Band (tickets only £5 on the door)

Friday 22: The start of our Maritime Weekened with a double bill of shanties from The Felix Stowaways, and storyteller Justine de Mierre with The Mermaids Song (£10)

Saturday 23 at 2pm: Our second screening of popular film Life on The Deben (£8) and then in the evening at 7pm there is a maritime-themed ceilidh with Harbour Lights. (£10)

Sunday 24 at 3pm: there is Coffee & Cake with Bryony & Ben (once again £5 on the door)  entertaining with their lively versions of  reels and jigs and in the evening at 7.30pm the return of popular musicians Martin Newell & The Hosepipe Band (£10)

Friday 29: Its drama with James Hyland’s take on Bram Stokers classic Draculas Guest (£14/£12)

Sunday 31 at 7.30pm: To finish off the month, we have popular local band J.S. & The Buccaneers. (£10)

All tickets can be reserved by phoning the Box Office on 01394 279613 or booking online at

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