What’s On – February
Fri 1st Feb
Talk: “World War Aircraft Production in Ipswich”. Martlesham Heath Aviation Society Meeting, Community Centre, Felixstowe Road, Martlesham Heath7.30-10pm, £3 for members, £4 for non-members (pay on night). For more info www.mhas.org.uk or call 01473 274300
Sequence Dance with Music by Michael & Sylvia (CDs) at Sidegate Lane Community Centre, Ipswich IP4 4HZ. 7.45pm – 11.15pm. Bar, Tea/Coffee & Biscuits. Members £5.00pp. Non Members £6.00pp. Contact 01449 711874 for more information.
Evening Concert by pupils from Woodbridge School at Woodbridge Library, 7.30pm. Admission £8 (students £4) available from Woodbridge Library or by phoning 01394 330855. The ticket price includes an interval drink.
Sat 2nd Feb
Jumble Sale, 24th Ipswich Scout Group, Bramford Rd, Ipswich, 1pm-3pm. Come and bag a bargain.
Coast, 9pm to 11.30pm. Hadleigh Royal British Legion
Tues 5th Feb
Company and a Cuppa. Join like-minded people for a chat over a brain-teaser game or puzzle. At the Oddfellows Hall, 37 High St Ipswich at 1.30pm. £2 entry. Info: 01473 251867
VMCC Club Night, 8pm Ipswich School Sports Centre, IP5 1DE. If you have an interest in motorcycles over 25 years of age then come along and meet us.
Wed 6th Feb
Pop up Cards workshop, 6.30-8.30pm. Chantry Academy, Mallard Way, Ipswich. Book 0300 456 2050
The Art and Architecture of St. Petersburg. Lecture by Andrew Spira2.15pm, Tower Hall Broadlands Way Rushmere St Andrew
Sat 9th Feb
Potato Day, 9.30am-1.30pm. Stonham Barns Leisure & Shopping Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT. For more information go to
www.stonhambarns.co.uk or call 01449 711111
Talk by Mia Philips, (Wellbeing Coach & Three Principles Practitioner), Woodbridge Library, 10.15-11.45am.
Concert: Martlesham Brass and guest Katrina Marzell (from Black Dyke Band). St Michael’s Church Centre Martlesham Heath, 7pm. Tickets £4, primary school children free call 07544 962205 or on the door
Mon 11th Feb
Live Music: Martin McNeill with support from Holly Johnston, Shottisham Sorrel Horse, 8.30pm
Tues 12th Feb
Coffee and Crafts. Bring your own project or help us to knit and embellish “twiddle muffs”. All welcome at the Oddfellows Hall, 37 High St, Ipswich, 10.30am. £2 entry. More info 01473 251867
Deben Flower Club Meeting, Church Hall, Church Lane, Kirton. at 7.30pm. Visitors are always welcome. Call 01394 411422 for info. Visitors £5
Activity day for Home Educated children, Foxburrow Farm, nr Woodbridge., 10am-2pm. Booking essential 01473 890089
Wed 13th Feb
Talk: The History of Fisons, Suffolk Industrial Archaeology Society Meeting at Ipswich Transport Museum, Cobham Road, Ipswich, 7.30pm. For more info call 01473 405116
Fri 15th Feb
Pop Up Big Chinwag (cuppa and chat) at Kesgrave Conference Centre, Twelve Acre Approach, Kesgrave. 2-4pm. Aimed at people aged 65+ and living in the Kesgrave/Martlesham/Rushmere area. (Organised Age UK Suffolk). Contact 01473 298683 for further details or just turn up on the day.
Sat 16th-Sat 23rd Feb
Panto: Beauty & the Beast by Company of Four. Riverside Theatre, Coodbridge. Box office 01394 382174. See page 17 of this monnth’s magazine
Sat 16th Feb
Skittelz 9pm to 11.30pm. Hadleigh Royal British Legion
Surgery: Caroline Page, County Councillor for Woodbridge, will be holding her surgery at Woodbridge Library. 9-11am
Young Wardens, practical conservation activities. Foxburrow Farm, Near Woodbridg, 10am-12pm. Unaccompanied 11-16 year olds £3. Booking essential: 01473 890089 www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/events
Sun 17th Feb
Sunday Afternoon Tea Dance, Mendlesham Community Centre, 2-5pm, all welcome, further info 07773 185494
Play Quizgo, with Ipswich & Dist. Kidney Assoc. Kesgrave Social Club, Edmonton Rd., 7.30pm. Max 6 per team, £2.50 ph. Bar and food available
Mon 18th Feb
Sail around Scotland, Illustrated presentation of the Scottish islands. At the Oddfellows Hall 37 High St Ipswich, at 1.30pm. £3 inc refreshments. All welcome.
Ipswich Transport Society Meeting. AGM followed by a talk on Buses in the Sixties, Greenfinch Church Hall, Greenfinch Avenue, Ipswich at 7.30pm. Entry £2.00 ph. More info 01473 405116
Tues 19th Feb
Family tracks and trails morning, follow footprint trails and discover who made them. Foxburrow Farm, Near Woodbridge, 10.30am-12.30pm. Booking essential 01473 890089 www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/events
Wed 20th Feb
Volunteer recruitment afternoon. Drop in and find out about volunteering with the Wild Learning team, Foxburrow Farm, near Woodbridge, 2-4pm.
Sat 23rd Feb
Sutton Hoo Roadshow. At Woodbridge Library, 10.30am-2.30pm. Handle amazing objects from Sutton Hoo and learn all about the site from the experts who work there.
Sun 24th Feb
Copdock Medals & Militaria Fair, Copdock Community Hall, Old London Road, Copdock
IP8 3JD. 9.30am-2pm, Admission £3, U16s Free.
Wed 27th Feb
Talk: Lost Railways of Suffolk, illustrated by Nathan Dodd. Ipswich & District Historic Transport Soc at Salvation Army Citadel 558 Woodbridge Road Ipswich, 7.30 pm entrance via rear door, visitors, £3.50, members £1.50. Includes refreshments.
Royal Naval Association – Our Shipmates welcome new members to join them at their lunch-time meetings on the 4th Wednesday of the month at Kirby Street Conservative Club. All Maritime Services personnel, MN and others with military connections are eligible. For details contact the Secretary, Ray Leonard, 01473 740735; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thurs 28th Feb
Talk: “Cure or Care?” The contribution of medicine to the decline of mortality in Ipswich 1851-1911. Ipswich Group, Suffolk Family History Societyat The Co-Op Education Centre, 11, Fore Street, Ipswich, 7.15pm. Members £2, non members £2.50. Call Howard on 01473 274300