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14th December 2017

What’s On December

December 2017

Every Monday
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
Beginners Ballroom and Latin Class, Kesgrave High School, Main Road, Kesgrave, 7pm, Tel: Sharon (AISTD) 07946 347167 Graham (AISTD) 07790 230651, All levels welcome, No partner necessary, £5
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
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 on 01473 464920
Ipswich Croquet Club, Fynn Valley Golf Club, from 1pm. Beginners always welcome. Tel: 01394 671642 or fran@franrousham.plus.com

Every Tuesday
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 01473 879817
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
Memory Lane Cafe for people living with dementia, including carers, cared for and bereaved. 11am – 3pm – £1 entrance fee – light lunches and activities available – The Rosary Club, Bramford Road, Ipswich Tel 07795 587425 for more info

Every Wednesday
11th Ipswich Wednesday Cubs, Chesterfield Drive Scout HQ, every Wednesday, during term time, 6.30pm to 8pm, For boys and girls from seven and a half to ten and a half years, Join for fun, friends, outdoor adventure, camps and visits, Call Mary on 07821 979509 for further information,
Ipswich Croquet Club, Fynn Valley Golf Club, from 1pm. Beginners always welcome. Tel: 01394 671642 or fran@franrousham.plus.com
New Beginners Dance Classes at Sidegate Lane Community Centre, Ipswich, IP4 4HZ, from 7-8pm. There is an 8-10pm class is for Improvers. £3.00pp members. 01473 422427.
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
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, Castle Hill Community Centre, Highfield Road, Ipswich, 7.30pm – 9.30pm, all welcome, for details phone 07443 630072

Every Thursday
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. For more info 01473 710721
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
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 
Coffee and Chat: informal coffee morning with activities, 10am – 12pm, All Saints Church Hall Blenheim Road, Ipswich

Every Friday
Felixstowe Country Market, Trades & Labour Club, High Road West, Felixstowe, 10am – 11am
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,
ipswich.priory@salvationarmy.org.uk
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

Every Saturday
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
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
Free Volleyball with Ipswich Ravens, 2pm – 4pm in Christchurch Park, Beginners or experienced, adults and juniors age 9 upwards, Call or text Steve 07584 636669
Saturday Story Time, Woodbridge Library at 10.30am. For 2-5 year olds. Drop-in sessions. Free!

Every Sunday
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

23rd Nov-27th Jan 18
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto: Red Riding Hood at The New Wolsey Theatre. Box office 01473 295900 or
www.wolseytheatre.co.uk

Fri 1st & Sat 2nd Dec
Late Night Shopping. Stonham Barns Leisure and Shopping Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT. Open Until 8pm. For more information go to
www.stonhambarns.co.uk or call 01449 711111

Fri 1st – Sun 3rd Dec
Visit Father Christmas, Stonham Barns Leisure and Shopping Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT. Friday 5-7pm. Saturday 10am-12 noon & 2-4pm. Sunday 10am-12 noon & 2-4pm. For more information go to www.stonhambarns.co.uk or call 01449 711111

Fri 1st Dec
175 Years of Ipswich Dock Life. A look into Ipswich Maritime Trust’s Image Archive with Stuart Grimwade. A Festive evening onboard SB Victor at 7.30pm. Tickets from Tourist Information Centre 01473 258070.
Talk: Airships …Technological dead-end…. or the Future? In the early 20th Century the future of aviation seemed to belong to airships, could they make a comeback? The Community Centre, Felixstowe Road, Martlesham Heath IP12 4PB. Starts at 7.30pm. Entry £3 for members, £4 for non-members.

Sat 2nd-Sun 3rd Dec
Santa’s Grotto, Christmas Farmyard & Craft Fair. Suffolk Punch Trust, Woodbridge Walk, Hollesley, Woodbridge, 10.30am – 4.00pm.
Farmer Christmas, Baylham Rare Breeds Farm from 10am.

Sat 2nd Dec
Winter Wonderland. St Mary’s Church, Walton, 7.30pm. Winter themed melodies light choral and traditional song – Felixstowe Harmonies and guests. . Tickets £12, Box office 07954 465430.
Pop Chorus Christmas Concert at St Mary’s Church, Church Lane, Lower Somersham, 7.30pm. £7.50 inc refreshments. Call 01473 830710 or 01473 830068
Felixstowe Christmas Market and Lights Switch-on, Felixstowe Town Centre all day, lights on at 5pm.
Festive Concert by the Woodbridge School Chamber Orchestra at Woodbridge Library, 7.30pm. £8 (students £4) includes interval drink and mince pie. Tickets from the Library or calling 01394 446510.
Christmas Bazaar. Seaton Road Methodist Church, Felixstowe, 2 till 4pm. Lots of stalls plus Father Christmas maybe dropping in.
Coffee and Carols at St Michael’s Church Centre, Martlesham Heath, 10.00am-Noon.
Christmas Fair and Santa’s Grotto, Long Shop Museum, Leiston.
Winter Wonderland, winter themed melodies, light choral and traditional songs. with Felixstowe Harmonies and guests. St Mary’s Church, Walton, 7.30pm. Tickets £12, 07954 465430
Silbury Hill (folk music), Sweffling White Horse, 8.00pm, entry free.

Sun 3rd Dec
Santa Special, Mid Suffolk Light Railway, Brockford. Booking essential see www.mslr.org.uk
The Christmas Cracker, a day of Christmas Celebrations at Ipswich Transport Museum
Gippeswyk Singers Celebrate Christmas. St Mary’s Church, Hall Farm Road, Great Bealings, 7.30pm.

Mon 4th Dec
Christmas Memories with Neil Sands and his brilliant West End cast are back with their 2017 Christmas production which has been described as “like a sparkly Christmas card come to life”. Corn Exchange, Ipswich. Box office 01473 433100

Tue 5th-Sat 9th Dec
Charity Christmas Tree Festival. The Salvation Army, Cobbold Road. Also stalls and refreshments. (Tues-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm.

Tues 5th Dec
VMCC Club Night, Ipswich School Sports Centre, IP5 1DE, 8pm. Interested in motorcycles over 25 years? of age then come along – www.ipswich-vmcc.co.uk

Wed 6th Dec
Christmas Craft & Gift Fayre. Fynn Valley Golf Club Witnesham. A wide variety of stalls, including cheeses, pies, handbags jewellery, handmade cards and artwork, ceramic picture tiles, candles in tea cups etc. Free Parking Refreshments available all evening. Entry £2.50 includes a glass of mulled wine. iao EACH. 6pm – 9pm
Carols For All. Salvation Army, Violet Hill Road, Stowmarket, 7pm (doors open 6pm).Admission by ticket, £5 from Milpets, 3 Ipswich Street, Stowmarket.

Thurs 7th- Sun 31st Dec
The Elves, Red Rose Chain’s Christmas offering at The Avenue Theatre. Box office 01473 603388.

Fri 8th & Sat 9th Dec
Late Night Shopping. Stonham Barns Leisure and Shopping Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT. Open Until 8pm. For more information go to
www.stonhambarns.co.uk or call 01449 711111

Fri 8th – Sun 10th Dec
Visit Father Christmas, Stonham Barns Leisure and Shopping Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT. Friday 5-7pm. Saturday 10am-12 noon & 2-4pm. Sunday 10am-12 noon & 2-4pm. For more information go to www.stonhambarns.co.uk or call 01449 711111

Fri 8th Dec
Only Fools & Horses Comedy Dinner Evening, Stonham Barns Leisure and Shopping Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT. To book a table go to www.stonhambarns.co.uk or call 01449 711111
Felixstowe Late Night Christmas Shopping – throughout the Town Centre
A Christmas Cracker, presented by The R100 Musical Theatre Choir. The Riverside Theatre, Woodbridge, 7.30pm. Box office 01394 382174
Sleeping Beauty at Felixstowe Library 7pm. Enjoy a recording of Matthew Bourne’s ballet. Tickets £8, under 18’s £7.50. Pre-booking essential. 01394 694880.
Silbury Hill (folk music), Black Horse, Stratford St Mary, 8.00pm, entry free.

Sat 9th & 10th Dec
Santa Special, Mid Suffolk Light Railway. Take the train to meet Santa. Booking essential see www.mslr.org.uk

Sat 9th Dec
Pop-up Craft and Gift Shop, Gallery 2, The Town Hall Ipswich. 10am-4pm. Free entry, lots of handmade gifts.
Xmas Concert with the Belstead Singers at Halifax Primary School, Prince of Wales Drive, Ipswich. Adults £4, children £1.50 from 01473 410210
A Christmas Cracker, presented by The R100 Musical Theatre Choir. Lots of Christmas favourites at The Riverside Theatre, Woodbridge, 3pm & 7.30pm. Box office 01394 382174
Henley Christmas Fayre, Henley Community Centre, Ashbocking Rd, 10am-3.30pm. Loads of stalls, refreshments & bar. Free admission.
Monthly Jumble Sale, 24th Ipswich Scout Group HQ, 330a Bramford Road, Ipswich (beside Railway Bridge), 1pm-3pm . Come and bag a bargain.
Dorian Singers Christmas Concert, Felixstowe United Reformed Church, 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Tickets £10, 01394 274395

Sun 10th Dec
Concert: Messiah, Handel’s masterwork performed by candlelight at St. Mary-le-Tower Church, Ipswich, IP1 3BE. Tickets £15. For more information contact: stmaryletower@hotmail.com or 01473 225610
Christmas Tree Service, Felixstowe United Reformed Church, Tomline Road at 3pm. Bring a gift to put under the tree. All welcome. Admission free

Wed 13th-Sun 17th Dec
The Borrowers. The perfect festive treat for all the family, based on the much loved book. DanceEast, Ipswich Waterfront, more info www.danceast.co.uk

Wed 13th Dec
Wild Tots for 1 – 5 year olds and their carers. Outdoor play led by Forest School leader. Foxburrow Farm, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Melton, 10.30am-12noon. Child £4, adults free. Book: www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/
Thurs 14th Dec
Monthly Meeting Suffolk Family History Society, General History and Family History Quiz . The Co-Op Education Centre,11 Fore St, Ipswich at 7.15 p.m. (earlier this month due to Christmas). Members £2, non member £2.50. Call Howard for more info, 01473 274300.
Otley House Christmas Tour, Otley Hall, Hall Lane, Otley, 6.30pm. A popular way to start the festive celebrations followed by mulled wine and nibbles in the Great Hall, lit by candle light and roaring log fires. See www.otleyhall.co.uk
Ipswich RSPB Group Indoor Meeting. Christmas Social Evening with ‘bring and share’ finger buffet plus ‘Extremadura and Corfu’, an illustrated talk by Chris Courtney, former Ipswich Group Leader. Rushmere St Andrew Church Hall, The Street, Rushmere, Ipswich, IP5 1DH. 7.30pm. Admission: Local Group members £2.20 (conc apply), Non-Members £4.00, Juniors £1.00. All welcome.

Fri 15th & Sat 16th Dec
Late Night Shopping. Stonham Barns Leisure and Shopping Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT. Open Until 8pm. For more information go to
www.stonhambarns.co.uk or call 01449 711111

Fri 15th – Sun 17th Dec
Visit Father Christmas, Stonham Barns Leisure and Shopping Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT. Friday 5-7pm. Saturday 10am-12 noon & 2-4pm. Sunday 10am-12 noon & 2-4pm. For more information go to www.stonhambarns.co.uk or call 01449 711111

Fri 15th Dec
Felixstowe Late Night Christmas Shopping – throughout the Town Centre
Folk on a Boat, on the Sailing Barge Victor with Elly Tree. Starts 8.00pm. £15.00 including hot supper. Tickets at Ipswich Tourist Information Centre, telephone 01473 258070, info from www.sbvictor.co.uk.

Sat 16th-Sun 13th Dec
Jack & The Beanstalk, Star-studded panto at Ipswich Regent. 01473 433100

Sat 16th & 17th Dec
Santa Special, Mid Suffolk Light Railway. Take the train to meet Santa. Booking essential see www.mslr.org.uk

Sat 16th Dec
Christmas at Landguard Fort.Felixstowe’s BIG festive family treat! Visit Santa, plus craft stalls and music. 12-7pm.
Only Fools & Horses Comedy Dinner Evening, Stonham Barns Leisure and Shopping Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT. For more information or to book a table go to www.stonhambarns.co.uk or call 01449 711111
Alice in Wonderland, Woodbridge Library, 7.30pm. Performed by Librarian Theatre a touring theatre company. The play is a modern re-imagining portraying the well-known characters but does not shy away from the darker sides of the story. Tickets £7.50, £4 for students (aged 12+) from the Library or on 01394 446510
Christmas Extravaganza, North West Ipswich Big Local Trust, Castle Hill Community Centre. 1.00pm – 4.00pm. Father Christmas, Punch and Judy, Choir, Raffle, craft stalls and more. Free entry
Father Christmas arrives by Thames Barge at Snape Maltings, 12.30pm, followed by the opportunity for children to meet him in the House & Garden shop.

Tues 19th Dec
VMCC Club Night, Ipswich School Sports Centre, IP5 1DE, 8pm. Interested in motorcycles over 25 years of age? then come along – www.ipswich-vmcc.co.uk
Ipswich RSPB Local Group Midweek Walk round Christchurch Park Ipswich. Meet at 10.00am at Soane Street entrance. Approx 2 hrs. Map ref TM165448. Contact 01473 714839. All welcome.

Wed 20th -Sat 23rd Dec
Felixstowe Ice Rink, synthetic rink at Great Eastern Square, 11am-7pm. Admission free (including free skating).

Wed 20th Dec
Aladdin. at Fynn Valley Golf Club, 6-9pm, adults £10, members £8, children £5 call 01473 785267 to book.

Fri 22nd & Sat 23rd Dec
Late Night Shopping. Stonham Barns Leisure and Shopping Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT. Open Until 8pm. For more information go to
www.stonhambarns.co.uk or call 01449 711111

Fri 22nd – Sun 24th Dec
Visit Father Christmas, Stonham Barns Leisure and Shopping Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT. Friday 5-7pm. Saturday 10am-12 noon & 2-4pm. Sunday 10am-12 noon & 2-4pm. For more information go to www.stonhambarns.co.uk or call 01449 711111

Fri 22nd Dec
Felixstowe Late Night Christmas Shopping – throughout the Town Centre

Sat 23rd Dec
Christmas Farmers’ Market, Snape Maltings, 9.30am – 1.30pm

Sun 24th Dec
Crib Service with Nativity Play, St. John’s Church, Orwell Road, Felixstowe, 4pm. Dramatic telling of the Christmas story suitable for all ages – but particularly children.

Mon 25th Dec
St. Elizabeth Hospice: Christmas Day Dip. Are you brave enough to join the early morning dip on Christmas Day? At 10am will take part in the annual Christmas Day Dip.

Wed 27th Dec
Martlesham Heath Airfield History Guided Walk, walk off all the Turkey and Plum Pudding!!! Starts 1.30pm, duration about an hour. Meet at The Control Tower, Parkers Place, off Eagle Way, Martlesham Heath IP5 3UX. No need to book. Walk is FREE but donations to Museum Funds welcome.

Thurs 28th Dec
Turkey Buster Guided Walk, starts Tourist Information Centre at St Stephen’s Church, St Stephens Church 10.30am. Join the popular ‘Turkey Buster’ walk to work off some of those extra calories. Must be booked in advance. Call 01473 258070 for contact details.

Sat 30th Dec-Tues 2nd Jan 2018
Hairspray, By the CTC, performing the ultimate swinging 60s musical, Apex, Bury St Edmunds
www.theapex.co.uk

Sat 30th Dec
Copdock Medals & Militaria Fair, 10am-2pm, (early entry before 10am £5). Admission £3, under 14s Free. Copdock Community Hall, Old London Rd Copdock. Info 07810 311977 or 07749 764937