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18th December 2018

What’s On December

December 2018

Until 5th Jan ’19
Stowmarket Christmas Tree Festival, Stowmarket Parish Church, Stowmarket Library and Abbots Hall at Museum of East Anglian Life. Over 450 Christmas trees. Open every day [apart from Christmas Day] 10am – 4pm

Sat 1st-Sun 2nd Dec
Christmas Fayre, Jimmy’s Farm, Wherstead, 10am-4pm. Over 100 craft and food stalls plus Santa grotto

Sat 1st-31st Dec
Sale of withdrawn adult fiction books. Woodbridge Library. Come and pick up a bargain for Christmas! All proceeds go to Woodbridge Library.

Sat 1st Dec
Ipswich RSPB Local Group Field Meeting along the River Orwell at Freston for winter wildfowl and waders. Meet 9.30am, Freston Hill upper lay-by on B1456. 2-3 hours, 2-3 miles. Tel 01473 258791. All welcome.
Bead Jewellery Workshop, Woodbridge Library, 10.30am-12pm. Create amazing beaded necklaces and bracelets. No need to books, just turn up! Adults £2.00, children £1.00.
NLP4Kids ‘Building Confidence’ workshop with Moira Green, Woodbridge Library, 9.30am-12.30pm, £30.00 per child. NLP4Kids provides practical solutions to help children overcome emotional challenges, to increase confidence and self-esteem. For info contact Moira 07752 982979.
Christmas Bazaar, Victory Hall, Bramford, 1.30-4pm.
Wreath Festival, St Mary’s Church, Bramford, 10.30am-4pm.
Coffee and Carols’ St Michael’s Church Centre, Martlesham Heath at 10am with Martlesham Intermediate Brass Band playing your favourite Christmas music. Refreshments, various stalls & a raffle – admission free
Jumble Sale, 24th Scout HQ, 330a Bramford Road Ipswich [beside the Railway Bridge], 1pm-3pm. Come and bag a bargain.
Ipswich Gilbert & Sullivan Concert. Music from The Gondoliers, G&S, Carols and more. St Andrew’s Church, Gt Finborough, 7.30pm. Tickets £10 (inc glass of wine). Call 01449 616865
The Orwell Singers Christmas Concert. St Michael & All Angel’s Church, Martlesham Heath. 7.30pm. The choir’s guest this year will be tenor, Ian France. Admission £8 at the door, free for accompanied children, includes sherry and mince pies. Contact 01473 635955 for further information.

Sun 2nd Dec
Wreath Festival, St Mary’s Church, Bramford, noon-4pm.
Christmas Concert by the Belstead Singers plus the Halifax Primary School Choir and 2nd Ipswich Brownies. At Halifax Primary School, Prince of Wales Drive, Ipswich, 3pm. Varied programme of Christmas music, poetry and readings to get you in a festive mood, iao Ipswich Hospital Blossom Appeal. Adults £4/children £1.50, obtainable from 01473 410210

Tues 4th Dec
Christmas Singalong with Ipswich Signing Choir at Oddfellows Hall 37 High St Ipswich, at 2pm. £3 entry. Seasonal refreshments.
VMCC Club Night, Ipswich School Sports Centre, IP5 1DE, 8pm. If you have an interest in motorcycles over 25 years of age then come along and meet us. See
www.ipswich-vmcc.co.uk

Wed 5th Dec
Talk: Libby Horner, Bread and Circuses. Orwell Decorative & Fine Arts Soc.,Tower Hall, Rushmere St. Andrew, 2.15pm.

Fri 7th Dec
Andi Hopgood, St Peter’s by the Waterfront, 7.45pm. Tickets £10 in advance, £12 on door.
www.jazzbythewaterfront.com
Jim Davidson: On the Road Again, 8pm, Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe, www.felixstowespa.co.uk, Box Office 01394 284962 (11-4)
Christmas Fayre, Ipswich High School Sports Hall, Woolverstone Hall, 12pm-3.30pm. A fun afternoon for all ages. Craft stalls, games, carol singing and Father Christmas.

Sat 8th Dec
Christmas Fayre. Broke Hall Primary School 11am-2pm. Lots of Christmas fun from Christmas shopping, fun and games, Santa’s Grotto come and enjoy the festive fun.
Craft & Gift Fair, St Peter’s by the Waterfront, College St, Ipswich, 10am to 4pm, Entry Free.
Live Music with Kevin Barry, C&W Christmas Dance, Kesgrave Social Club, 8-11.15pm. More info 01473 622128
It’s Christmas! with St Peters Band. St Peter’s by the Waterfront, 7.30pm. £6 in advance and £8 on the door www.stpetersbythewaterfront.com or 01473 225269

Sun 9th Dec
Christmas Carol, iao Ormiston Families, Seckford Theatre, Woodbridge, 4.30pm. Tickets from
www.ormistonfamilies.org.uk/events

Wed 12th Dec
Tea Dance at Langston Hall, Tacket Street, Ipswich 2pm. Admission £2 inc refreshments, iao Ipswich Deaf Social Club. All welcome.
Talk by Mike Wabe – A Christmas Carol. Broadway House, Orwell Road, Felixstowe, 7.30pm. £1.00 non members, Felixstowe Family History Soc.
Talk: The London, Tilbury & Southend Railway in the 50s. Ipswich & District Historic Transport Soc, 558 Woodbridge Rd, Ipswich, 7.30pm. Visitors welcome, entry at rear door £3.50, members £1.50 inc refreshments. Info: 01473 422145
Talk: A Brief History of Mapmaking by Bob Merrett. Suffolk Industrial Archaeology Society meeting at Ipswich Transport Museum, Cobham Rd, Ipswich, at 7.30pm. Info 01473 405116

Fri 14th Dec
The New Orleans Jazz Delights play at Tower Hall, Broadlands Way, Rushmere St Andrew, from 2.15pm-4.30pm. Entrance fee £5. Call 01473 720524 to book
Folk on a Boat: Exit 13, folk concerts aboard the Sailing Barge Victor, Ipswich Waterfront, 7.30pm. Tickets, includes hot buffet supper, from Ipswich Regent Box Office and the Tourist Information Centre.

Sat 15th-Sun 16th Dec
Santa’s Gotto at Suffolk Punch Trust, St Davids Lane, Hollesley, Woodbridge. See www.suffolkpunchtrust.org for more information

Sat 15th Dec
Some Guys: Rod Stewart Experience, 7.30pm, Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe, www.felixstowespa.co.uk, Box Office 01394 284962 (11-4)
Surgery: Caroline Page, County Councillor for Woodbridge, at Woodbridge Library, 9am-11am
Christmas Concert with Martlesham Brass, St Michael’s Church Centre at 7pm,. Tickets £3.50 (Primary School children free). Tickets: 07544 962205, visiting our website www.martleshambrass.co.uk

Tues 18th Dec
Ipswich RSPB Local Group Midweek Walk round Christchurch Park Ipswich. Meet at 10.00am at Soane Street entrance. Approx 2 hrs. Tel: 01473 714839. All welcome. VMCC Talk & Club Night 8pm at Ipswich School Sports Centre, IP5 1DE. If you have an interest in motorcycles over 25 years of age then come along and meet us. See www.ipswich-vmcc.co.uk

Wed 19th Dec
‘Carols in the Square’, Martlesham Heath, 7pm.with Martlesham Brass

Thurs 20th to Mon 24th Dec
Alex Morley Productions presents Spectacular Christmas Show. Stonham Barns Leisure
and Shopping Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT. For more information go to
www.stonhambarns.co.uk or call 01449 711111 – See also 27th-31st Dec

Fri 21st Dec-Sun 6th Jan
Panto: Sleeping Beauty, various dates and times, Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe, www.felixstowespa.co.uk, Box Office 01394 284962 (11-4)

Fri 21st Dec
Festive Pop Up Big Chinwag (cuppa and chat) at Kesgrave Community Centre, Twelve Acre Approach, Kesgrave, 2-4pm. Aimed at people aged 65+ and living in the Kesgrave/Martlesham/Rushmere area. Tel 01473 298683 for details or just turn up

Sat 22nd-Sun 23rd Dec
Santa’s Gotto at Suffolk Punch Trust, St Davids Lane, Hollesley, Woodbridge. See www.suffolkpunchtrust.org for more information

Thurs 27th to Mon 31st Dec
Alex Morley Productions presents Spectacular Christmas Show. Stonham Barns Leisure
and Shopping Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT. For more information go to
www.stonhambarns.co.uk or call 01449 711111 – See also 20th-24th Dec

Sun 30th Dec
Medal and Militaria Fair. Copdock Community Hall, Old London Rd, Copdock IP8 3JD. 9.30am-2pm. Items from Waterloo to WW2. More info and tables, tel 07733 474 905 or 07810 311977 – www.copdockmilitariafair.co.uk