What’s On – April
Carpet Bowls, Tuddenham St Martin Village Hall, 6.30pm, New members welcome – come and try to see if you like it, only £1 per session. For more details contact Ray 01473 610067
Ballroom and Latin American Dance Classes, Kesgrave High School, Main Road, Kesgrave, Suffolk, Beginners welcome, 7pm, for further details
www.danceasy.co.uk. £5 per person, Telephone Sharon 07946 347167 or Graham 07790 230651
Free Creative Workshops, The Avenue Theatre, Gippeswyk Hall, Gippeswyk Avenue, Ipswich, 2pm – 4.30pm, Inside Out Community, an Ipswich based mental health charity provides free creative workshops including ‘Making Your Mark’-for young people aged 18 – 25, giving them the opportunity to explore their creativity in a friendly and supportive environment, email@example.com or 07947 565711 for more information.
Body Moves & Dance Class, with Linda, St James Catholic Church Hall, 482 Landseer Rd, Ipswich, 7.45pm – 9.15pm, A Fun & Friendly class, try a free taster session for more info Call Linda 01394 273033
Al-Anon Family Groups support for families and friends of alcoholics, Museum Street Methodist Church Hall, 17 Black Horse Lane, Ipswich, The meeting is located in the hall behind the Museum St Methodist Church, accessed from Black Horse Lane,
02074 030888, www.al-anonuk.org.uk for other groups in the Ipswich area, (not held on bank holidays.)
Badminton, Sidegate Lane Community Centre Ipswich 7.30pm -10pm £2.50 per session new members welcome for info contact Ann 01473 726423
Pilates, Sidegate Lane Community Centre, Ipswich, 1.45pm – 2.45pm, £5 per class, New members welcome. For further details contact 07763 456078.
Badminton, Handford Hall School, Gatacre Rd, Ipswich, 7.15pm – 9.30pm, experienced players and beginners always very welcome, for a free taster session or more information please contact Adrian 07773 456078
Ballroom and Latin Class, Goals Centre, Suffolk New College, Grimwade Street, Ipswich, IP4 1LT, 6.30pm – 7.30pm, 01473 251323, 07736 306519
Yoga, Sidegate Lane Community Centre, Ipswich, 10am – 11am, £3.50 per session, New members welcome. For further information contact: 07773 456078
Suffolk Promenaders Square Dance Club Rushmere Village Hall, Humber Doucy Lane, Ipswich, 7.30pm – 10pm, Only £3.00, tea and coffee provided, Contact 01473 415785 or 01473 422663 for details.
Badminton, Suffolk New Academy Sports Centre, Birkfield Drive, Ipswich, 6pm – 7pm, Beginners and experienced players welcome, Come along for your free first session or call/text Gill 07706 044861 or Peter 07802 173041 for more information.
Tea Dances with Teresa, Sidegate Lane Community Centre, Ipswich, IP4 4HZ, 2pm – 4 pm, £3 with refreshments, Details 01473 422427,
Carpet Bowls, Nacton Village Hall, IP10 0EU, 7.30pm, Come and have a go. First three visits free, then £2 per evening if you like us and want to stay, A sociable and fun evening, just turn up!
Do you have one hour for Fun? Music? Dance? Join Jane of Suffolk Keep Fit Association at Woodbridge Community Centre Woodbridge. 9.45am – 10.45am, Contact Jane 07860 824747
Craft Club, The Salvation Army Priory Centre, Queens Way, Ipswich, 10am – 12pm, A relaxed friendly group for all abilities. Sewing, knitting, crochet and other crafts, £1 per session, Refreshments and lunch available, For more info 01473 710721, Ipswich.firstname.lastname@example.org
Carpet Bowls, Sidegate Lane Community Centre, Ipswich, 7.30pm – 10pm, £2.50 per session, New members welcome. For more details contact Tony Crane 01473 410740.
Table Tennis. All standards and ages 7.30pm to 9pm, Lindsey Village Hall (next to the church), Lindsey (near Hadleigh), IP7 6PP, £2, further information 07768 828362
Art Group, Castle Hill Community Centre, Highfield Road, Ipswich, 1.30pm – 3.30pm, all welcome, for details phone 07443 630072
Co-op Ladies Choir meet at The Co-op Education Centre from 2.15pm to 3.30pm, Come and join this busy choir, performing on average 15 times a year, A friendly group, who enjoy singing to a high standard, If you would like to join us please contact Lynn Scannell 01473 710820
Senior Singers, Co-op Education Centre, Fore Street, Ipswich, 10.30am – 12pm, Male & Female singers, 55 plus, join in this long established & friendly group of singers, No auditions, Call Vera Manning 01473 462795
Martlesham Heath Country Market, The Pavilion, The Square, Martlesham Heath, 9am, home-made, home-grown, and home-crafted items for sale. For further information Tel 01473 623849 or www.martleshammarket.co.uk
Orwell Panthers Athletic Club for athletes with disabilities, aged 10+, Northgate Sports Centre between 6.15pm – 7.30pm, See website “orwellpanthers.co.uk” for more information
Ballroom and Latin Dance Classes, Sidegate Lane Community Centre, Ipswich, IP4 4HZ, 7pm – 8pm Refreshers, 8-10pm Improvers, £3pp, Contact 01473 723070
Creative Writing Group, Arlington’s Brasserie, 13 Museum St, Ipswich IP1 1HE, 7.30pm – 9.30pm, First session free, for further information ring Mai on 01473 711639 or go to suffolkwritersgroup.com
Tea Dance, Hintlesham Community Hall, Timperleys, Hintlesham, 2pm – 4pm at £4 per person, coffee/tea and biscuits/cakes provided, Sequence/ballroom/latin dancing, contact Teresa 01473 422427
Co-op Singers meet every Wednesday in term time from 7.30pm to 9pm, Co-op Education Centre Fore Street Ipswich. Car parking is available – entrance from Waterworks St. New members welcome, no auditions, For further information telephone Margie 01473 727829 or Julie 07986261503.
Art & Craft Group, Body and MindSports Centre, Birkfield Drive, Ipswich, 7.30pm – 9.30pm, all welcome, for details phone 07443 630072
The Phoenix Women’s Group Meeting, The Quakers Friends Meeting House, 39 Fonnereau Road, Ipswich, 10am -12pm, For more info telephone 07976 768763 or email:Ip.Phoenix@Virginmedia.com
Body Moves & Dance Class with Linda, Girl Guiding Building, Garrison Lane Felixstowe, 7.30pm – 9pm, A Fun & Friendly Class, try A Free Taster Session for more info call Linda 01394 273033
Cafechat, The Salvation Army Priory Centre, Queens Way, Ipswich, 10.30am -12pm, A free drop in group for the elderly with a mixture of activities including armchair exercises, table top games and discussion, Refreshments and pre-booked lunches available, For more info
01473 710721, email@example.com
Woodbridge Tap Dance Classes, St John’s Church Hall, 10am -11am, Friendly, informal tap class for Adult Improvers, More info: woodbridgetapdance.weebly.com or Call/Text Jill Streatfeild on 07778 746315
Yoga, Sidegate Lane Community Centre, Ipswich, 10am – 11am, £3.30 per class, New members welcome, For more details contact 01473 727796
Art Group, Harkstead Village Hall, Harkstead, 10am – 12pm, all welcolme, 01473 787633
Badminton, Handford Hall School, Gatacre Rd, Ipswich, 7.15pm – 9.30pm, experienced players and beginners always very welcome, for a free taster session or more information contact Adrian 01473 464920
Carpet Bowls, Sidegate Lane Community Centre, Ipswich, 2pm – 4.15pm, £2.80 includes tea & Biscuits, for further information telephone 01473 725274,
Woodbridge Country Market, Woodbridge Community Hall, next to Deben Pool, 10am – 11.15am, Local Home Produced Food, Plants, Vegetables and Hand made crafts for sale, Comfortable tea room to meet your friends, Open to all Free Entry.
Ipswich Country Market, Rushmere Village Hall, Humber Douncy Lane, Ipswich, 10.15am – 11.30am, Lots of home baked and handcrafted items available as well as Gluten free produces and local honey. Seasonal fruit and vegetables hand-picked the day before. Free parking and tea and coffee refreshments available, great meeting place for new and old friends.
Coffee and Chat: informal coffee morning with activities, 10am – 12pm, All Saints Church Hall Blenheim Road, Ipswich
Felixstowe Country Market, Trades & Labour Club, High Road West, Felixstowe, 10am – 11am, www.country-markets.co.uk
Art Group, The Salvation Army Priory Centre, Queens Way, Ipswich, 10am – 12pm, £2 per session, An informal group of mixed abilities with lots of chatter, Refreshments and lunch available, For more info 01473 710721, firstname.lastname@example.org
Carpet Bowls, Sidegate Lane Community Centre Ipswich, 2pm – 5pm, £2.50, per session, New Members very welcome, for more details contact Tony Crane on 01473 410740
The Lion’s Club of Felixstowe Car Boot Sale, Sunday Market site, Sea Road, Felixstowe, 8am – 1pm, Free entry to the public, Car boot pitches £6 for up to 3 tables (No traders allowed).
Volleyball with Ipswich Ravens, St Alban’s School, Ipswich, 2pm – 4pm, Beginners or experienced, adults (£6) and juniors age 13 upwards (£3), Call or text Steve 07584 636669
Frog Squad Sunday Kids Club, Salvation Army Bramford Road, 11.30am to 12.15pm, all children from 3 to 12 very welcome for stories singing and games
Sun 2nd Apr
Copdock Antiques & Collectors Fair, The Ipswich Hotel, Old London Road, Copdock, Ipswich, IP8 3JD, 9am – 3.30pm, Admission £2, Seniors & Students £1.50, 01702 410171
Tue 4th Apr
Ipswich Folk Dance, St John’s Church, Cowper Street, 8pm-10pm, First time free, then afterwards £2.50 for dance and refreshments. No experience necessary. All welcome. For more information call 01473 710406
Hunt for Meadow Mini-beasts and become animal detectives, Foxburrow Farm, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Melton near Woodbridge IP12 1NA, 10.30am – 12.30am, Children £4, adults £2, Book online:
www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/, Telephone 01473 890089
Suffolk Youth Orchestra to perform Laura Rossi’s soundtrack to the IWM 1916 film The Battle of the Somme as part of Somme100 FILM’s international Centenary Tour. The Apex, Bury St Edmunds,
Wed 5th Apr
Orwell Decorative and Fine Arts Society Monthly Meeting, Tower Hall, Rushmere St Andrew IP4 5SU, 2.15pm, Illustrated Talk: ‘Hidden Canvasses: Street Art and the City’ by Doug Gillen, Non-members welcome for lecture, if space allows, £6 donation asked
Wild Art, family morning, Foxburrow Farm, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Melton near Woodbridge IP12 1NA, 10.30am-12.30pm, Make a journal and nature crafts, Child £4 Adult £2, Telephone 01473 890089 or Book online: www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org
Fri 7th Apr
Wild in the Garden, activity day, Foxburrow Farm, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Melton near Woodbridge IP12 1NA, Build bug homes, sow seeds and find animals hiding in the shrubbery, Child £7, Book online:
www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/, Telephone 01473 890089
Martlesham Heath Aviation Society Meeting, Main Hall, Martlesham Heath Community Centre, Felixstowe Road, Martlesham Heath IP12 4PB, 7.30pm, Tim Brett, of Parham Airfield Museum, tells the fascinating and touching story of Parham based 390th Bomb Group B17 “Flying Fortress” aircraft – “Pistol Packing Momma” and its crew, This talk is staged with, and supports, The MH100 (Martlesham Heath) Centenary Celebrations, Members £3, non-members welcomed at £4. Pay at the door on arrival, For more information see: www.mhas.org.uk or call Howard on 01473 274300
Sat 8th Apr
Ipswich RSPB Local Group Field Meeting, A walk at RSPB Boyton and Hollesley Marsh Reserves. Meet at 9.30am at Banters Barn Farm, Boyton. Map ref TM387475, Approx 3-4 hours. 4-5 miles, Contact 01473 258791, All welcome,
Woolverstone Market, St Michael and All Angels, Woolverstone, 9am – 12.30pm, Locally grown and reared produce and hand crafted items, including cheese, meat, pies, pastries, bread, jewellery, hand spun wool, exclusive gifts for all occasions, Refreshments available and free parking, New stallholder welcome, Contact Jane Gould 01473 780777
Mon 10th Apr
The Ross Burkitt Family, Sorrel Horse Shottisham, 8.30pm, Local favourites, Ross Burkitt, Alison Ward, Eliza and Sam promise an exciting evening playing a beguiling mix of contemporary and traditional music. This acoustic family band sing and play using guitars, cello, flute and violin, featuring tight harmonies and beautifully played arrangements of well chosen songs.
Tue 11th Apr
Easter Eggstavaganza, Foxburrow Farm, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Melton near Woodbridge, 1.30pm – 3.30pm, Easter trails, crafts and activities, Child £4, adult £2, Book online: www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/, Telephone 01473 890089
Wed 12th Apr
Tea Dance, will take place at Christ Church, Tacket Street, Ipswich at 2pm, £2 including refreshments, All proceeds to Ipswich Deaf Social Club, All welcome.
Easter Eggstavaganza, Foxburrow Farm, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Melton near Woodbridge, 10.30am – 12.30pm, Easter trails, crafts and activities, Child £4, adult £2, Book online: www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/, Telephone 01473 890089
Suffolk Industrial Archaeology Society Meeting, Ipswich Transport Museum, Cobham Road, Ipswich, 7.30pm, Speaker – Ray Whitehand, Topic – Caring for Suffolk’s Poor – Suffolk Workhouses, Further information – 01473 405116
Fri 14th Apr – Mon 17th Apr
43rd East Anglian Art Exhibition and Sale, Community Centre, School Road, Needham Market, IP6 8BB, 10am – 5pm, Over 700 paintings under one roof, raising funds for local projects, Admission £2, children free, Preview Cheese and Wine evening, your best opportunity to purchase on Thursday 13th April, tickets £8 in advance, Contact: 01449 720845 / email@example.com
Sat 15th Apr
Jumble Sale, 24th Ipswich Scout HQ330a, Bramford Road (next to railway bridge), Ipswich, 1pm – 3pm
Silbury Hill in Concert, White Horse Pub, Sweffling, near, Saxmundham, 8pm, Entry Free
Tue 18th Apr
Ipswich RSPB Local Group Midweek Walk round Bridge Wood Ipswich. Meet at 10am at Orwell Country Park car park, Approx 2 hrs, Map ref TM188408, Contact 01473 714839, All welcome.
Ipswich Folk Dance, St John’s Church, Cowper Street, 8pm-10pm, First time free, then afterwards £2.50 for dance and refreshments. No experience necessary, as all dances are called. All welcome, come and have fun. For more information call 01473 710406
Thu 20th Apr
Ipswich RSPB Group Indoor Meeting, AGM followed by ‘80°N. Our Polar Voyage – Wildlife of the High Arctic’, an illustrated talk by Pat and Barry Hall, Ipswich Group Members, Rushmere St Andrew Church Hall, The Street, Rushmere, Ipswich, IP5 1DH, 7.30pm. Admission: Local Group members £2.20 (concessions apply), Non-Members £4.00, Juniors £1.00, All welcome.
Sat 22nd Apr
Jumble Sale, Loraine Victory Hall, Ship Lane, Bramford, 12pm – 3pm, Clothes, linen, bric-a-brac and refreshments.
Trianon At St John’s, St John the Baptist Church, Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich IP4 4QE, 7.30pm, Tickets – from £9.50, cons from £8.50, students & U16 £6.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee) www.ipswichregent.com
Ipswich Regent Box Office 01473 433100, Ipswich Tourist Information Centre, Or save the booking fee and book via the Trianon ticket line on 01394 283170 or 07876 787029. See www.tmg.org.uk for more information
Mon 24th Apr
Ipswich Transport Society Meeting, Bridge Ward Club, 68 Austin Street, Ipswich, 7.30pm, The Mid Norfolk Railway, presentation by a member of the Mid Norfolk Railway, Admittance £2, Further information on 01473 405116
Tue 25th Apr
East Suffolk National Trust Association,
Ropes Hall Kesgrave, IP5 1JF, 7.15pm, Talk by Horry Parsons on the construction of the Millennium Tower at St Edmundsbury Cathedral. Free parking, entry fee for non ESNTA members £3, Website
Wed 26th Apr
IDHTS Meeting, Salvation Army Citadel 558 Woodbridge Road Ipswich IP4 4PH, 7pm, The History & Success of Sanders Coaches illustrated by Charles Sanders. Visitors welcome via rear door, Admission £3.50 including refreshments, Details 01473 422145/01473 414746.
Shopping Day in aid of Cancer Research UK, Chamberlin Hall, Chamberlin Close, Wattisham Road, Bildeston, IP7 7EZ, 10am – 2pm, Hot Footed ladies quality shoes & sandals, ladies clothes, jewellery, accessories for all and more… £3 Entrance (£2 after 1pm), Refreshments & light lunches available available.
World Book Night Quiz, Woodbridge Library, Doors open at 7pm, quiz starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £3.00 per person, maximum 4 per team, pre-register team name in advance, All proceeds go to Friends of Woodbridge Library. Prizes, raffle, bring your own drink, To book your team’s place, please email Woodbridge Library at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01394 446510.
Mon 1st May
Mendlesham Street Fayre, Old Market Street, Mendlesham, 10.30am – 5pm, Stalls, Marching band, Samba Band, The Tricky Twister, Morris Men, Belly Dancers, Stacks of Sax Band, Hog Roast, Bygone vehicles, Birds of Prey, Refreshments, Free Car Park, Look out for: Bridie the Tea Lady on Stilts (Britain’s Got Talent!), Admission £3 Adults, Children free, For stall bookings phone 01449 766483 or 01449 766006.