What’s On – February
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
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, 02074030888, 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 on 01473 464920
Ballroom and Latin Class, Goals Centre, Suffolk New College, Grimwade Street, Ipswich, IP4 1LT, 6.30pm – 7.30pm, 01473 251323, 07736306519
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 further 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.
Ipswich Croquet Club, Fynn Valley Golf Club, from 1pm. Beginners always welcome. Tel: 01394 671642 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tea Dances with Teresa at Sidegate Lane Community Centre, Ipswich, IP4 4HZ. 2-4 pm, with refreshments, Ballroom, Latin and sequence dancing. £3.00pp members. 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!
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, email@example.com
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
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
Lets Dance, Ballroom Latin & Sequence, Social Dance. At the Manor Ballroom Ipswich, 7.15 – 9.45, (from 9th January). New Members Welcome £5.00 for info 07773 185494
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
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,
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
Ipswich Croquet Club, Fynn Valley Golf Club, from 1pm. Beginners always welcome. Tel: 01394 671642 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Transcendental Meditation Suffolk®, Free introductory talks 10.30am/7.30pm Maharishi Peace Palace, Gardenia Close, Rendlesham, IP122GX, To register online visit uk.tm.org/suffolk or phone 01394 421 136
Dance Classes at Sidegate Lane Community Centre, Ipswich, IP4 4HZ, learners from 7-8pm. Inprovers 8-10pm. £3.00pp. 01473 422427 or 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, Castle Hill Community Centre, Highfield Road, 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, From 10am -12pm, For more information please telephone 07976768763 or email: Ip.Phoenix@Virginmedia.Com
Thursday Forum at Christ Church, Tacket Street, Ipswich – light lunches from 12.00 followed by free talk from 1.10 till 1.50pm. www.christchurch-ipswich.org.uk All welcome
Body Moves & Dance Class with Linda, Girl Guiding Building, Garrison Lane,Felixstowe. 7.30pm to 9pm, A Fun & Friendly Class. 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 Doucy 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
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 so no need to book. Free!
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
Kid’s Club Craft Activities, Woodbridge Library, 10.30am-12 noon.
Thu 1st – Wed 28th Feb
ArtLib – Work by Textile Art Group Suffolk (TAGS) at Woodbridge Library.
Thu 1st Feb
Walking Ghost Tour, 8pm, meet outside Tourist Information £7. For Info email: Edmund.email@example.com
Book Group, discussing “The Tidal Zone” by Sarah Moss. Please come along if you have read this title and would like to join in the discussion. Woodbridge Library. (Meets the first Thursday of the month at 2pm)
Thursday Forum at Christ Church, Tacket Street, Ipswich – light lunches from 12.00 followed by free talk by Jane Lane on “Call the Midwife” from 1.10 till 1.50pm. All welcome.
Sat 3rd Feb
Pink Winehouse, GaGa: “Live” (Vicky Jackson), Felixstowe Spa, 7.30pm. www.felixstowespa.co.uk Book 01394 284962
Sun 4th Feb
Rat Pack Live, Felixstowe Spa, 3pm. Book 01394 284962 www.felixstowespa.co.uk
Tue 6th Feb
Company and a Cuppa at The Oddfellows Hall, 37 High St Ipswich IP1 3QH 1.30pm- 3.30pm. Join like-minded people for a fun social time. Board games, cards, brainteasers and jigsaws available to enjoy over friendly chat and a welcome cuppa. £2pp. Contact 01473 251867
Woodbridge & District Safer Neighbourhood Team. Woodbridge Library, 10-11.30am. Come along to the mobile police surgery and talk to members of the local Safer Neighbourhood Team about any concerns you have.
Thu 8th Feb
Thursday Forum at Christ Church, Tacket Street, Ipswich – light lunches from 12.00 followed by free talk by Brian Tobin on the work of Iceni, from 1.10 till 1.50pm. All welcome.
Fri 9th-Sat 17th Feb
The Company of 4 present Cinderella. Riverside Theatre, see website for times, www.cof4.co.uk or call 01394 382174
Fri 9th Feb
The Knot, Didy Veldman’s Umanoove at Jerwood DanceHouse. Book 01473 295230 or see
Sat 10th Feb
Bonnie Diamond & Coe at Kesgrave Social Club, Edmonton Road, Kesgrave. 8-11pm, members £3, guests £5.
Potato Day, 9.30am-1.30pm. 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
Let the Music Play – Celebration of Barry White’s music, Felixstowe Spa, 7.30pm. Book 01394 284962 www.felixstowespa.co.uk
Tue 13th Feb
Pancakes, Pancakes, family afternoon, 1.30-3.30pm, Foxburrow Farm, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Melton near Woodbridge IP12 1NA. Child £4, adults free. Book www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org. Tel: 01473 890089
Wed 14th Feb
Nest Box Building. 1-3pm, £6 per box. Foxburrow Farm, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Melton near Woodbridge IP12 1NA. Book www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org. Tel: 01473 890089
Tea Dance at Christ Church, Tacket Street, Ipswich. Start 2pm, £2 admission includes refreshments. Proceeds to Ipswich Deaf Social Club. All welcome.
Erasure, 7pm, Ipswich Regent. To book call 01473 433100.
Thur 15th Feb
Young Wardens ‘Living Willow’ for 11 – 16 years. 1-3pm. £5. Foxburrow Farm, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Melton near Woodbridge IP12 1NA. Book
www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org. Tel: 01473 890089
Fri 16th Feb
Activity Day ‘The Enchanted Wood’ for Children aged 6- 12 years, 10am – 2pm. Foxburrow Farm, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Melton near Woodbridge IP12 1NA. Child £7. Book www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org. Tel: 01473 890089
The New Orleans Jazz Delights will be playing at Tower Hall, 5 Broadlands Way, Rushmere St Andrew IP4 5SU. From 2.15- 4.30pm. Entrance fee £5. Tel 01473 720524 to book.
Folk on a Boat, evening of folk music with Double Take folk trio. Onboard SB Victor. Tickets £15 including buffet supper, available from Ipswich Tourist Information Centre, St Stephen’s Lane
The Bee Gees Story – Nights on Broadway, 7.30pm, Ipswich Corn Exchange. To book call 01473 433100.
Sat 17th Feb
Jumble Sale, 24th Ipswich Scout Group,1pm-3pm, 24th Scout HQ 330a Bramford Road Ipswich [beside the Railway Bridge]
Walk Like a Man, Frankie VAlli & The Four Seasons, Felixstowe Spa, 7.30pm. Book 01394 284962 www.felixstowespa.co.uk
Mon 19th Feb
“Once Upon a time……” at The Oddfellows Hall 37 High St Ipswich IP1 3QH, 1.30-3.30pm. We can’t guarantee a novel in an afternoon, but we can have a stab at a story! No writing required but pen and paper supplied for those wishing to jot down ideas. Come along, join in the fun and let your imaginations run free! All welcome £3 Refreshments included. Contact 01473 251867
Tue 20th Feb
Activity Day for home educated children aged 6- 12years ‘Alive and Deadly’, 10am – 2pm, £7. Foxburrow Farm, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Melton near Woodbridge IP12 1NA. Book www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org. Tel: 01473 890089
Thu 22nd Feb
Thursday Forum at Christ Church, Tacket Street, Ipswich – light lunches from 12.00 followed by free talk by Roger Kennell on “Shops & Shopping in Ipswich” from 1.10 till 1.50pm. All welcome.
Fri 23rd Feb
The Enormous Box at Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich, 7.30pm. Book 01473 295230.
Sat 24th-Sun 25th Feb
A Winter’s Exhibition, Great Glemham Village Hall, Low Road IP17 2DH. 10.00am-5.00pm. Free admission.
Special Family History Open Day at the Long Shop Museum in Leiston from 11am until 4pm. Discover your familiy’s past. See page 9 for more information.
Sat 24th Feb
Ring of Fire: Th Johnny Cash Birthday Bash, Felixstowe Spa, 7.30pm. Book 01394 284962
Mon 26th Feb
History and Mysteries of the Oddfellows, at The Oddfellows Hall 37 High St Ipswich IP1 3QH, 1.30-3.30pm. Discover the history of one the country’s oldest and biggest Friendly Societies, at this informal presentation. All welcome Entrance FREE and refreshments served. Contact 01473 250867
Wed 28th Feb
Lost Railways of Suffolk illustrated talk by Nathan Dodd, The Ipswich & District Historical Transport Society at Salvation Army Citadel, 558 Woodbridge Rd, Ipswich IP4 4PH, 7.30pm. Visitors welcome via rear door £3.50 members £1.50 includes refreshm