What’s On – January
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
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 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
Tea Dances with Teresa Brown 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
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
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, TVvisit uk.tm.org/suffolk or phone 01394 421 136
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
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 07986 261503.
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
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 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,
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.
Mon 1st Jan
Music in Felixstowe: New Year’s Day Viennese Gala at The Orwell Hotel, Hamilton Road, 3pm. Celebrate the New Year with the music of Strauss. The Festival Orchestra, with leader Nicholas Ward. Tickets available from Stillwater Books Limited (Hamilton Road) or on 01394 670633.
FFSC: New Year’s Day Race – Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club, 11.30am-1pm. First day and the first dinghy race of 2018! Get the boat out and head down to Felixstowe Ferry. Book club boats now to avoid disappointment. Galley and Bar open to the public for lunch. 01394 283785. www.ffsc.co.uk
Tues 2nd-Wed 31st Jan
ArtLib – Exhibition of work by Suffolk Creative Photographic Group. Woodbridge Library. Entry free. 01449 676471 or John@scpg.co.uk
Tue 2nd Jan
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
Fri 5th-Sat 6th Jan
Sleeping Beauty. Henley Community Centre, Henley Nr Ipswich. Concessions £5.00 Adults £8.00 Family of 4 £21.00. Tel: 01473 833226
Sat 6th Jan
Twelfth Night Revels, Trianon Music Group invite you to celebrate Twelfth Night with some foot-tapping music. At the Ipswich Corn Exchange, 7.30pm. Tickets from 01473 433100, www.ipswichregent.com or Ipswich Tourist Information or direct from 01394 283170.
Tues 16th Jan
Music at Lunchtime Concert, ‘Mr Tim’, jazz saxophonist, Woodbridge Library, 12.45pm-1.30pm. Free entry but any donations for the Friends of Woodbridge Library gratefully received.
Fri 19th Jan
“Folk on a Boat” featuring Holly Johnston, Sailing Barge Victor, 8.30pm, £15 including supper. 01473 258070
Sat 20th Jan
Suffolk Singers Concert, iao Teenage Cancer Trust. Woodbridge Community Hall, 7.30pm. A varied programme of easy-listening music to suit all tastes. WeGotTickets.com or 01394 279907, ploughman’s supper. Please bring your own drinks.
Race Night come along and have a flutter. Kesgrave Social Club. call 01473 622128 for more info
Jumble Sale, at 24th Scout HQ 330a Bramford Road Ipswich (beside the Railway Bridge), 1pm-3pm
Mon 22nd Jan
“Its not all doom and gloom”, at The Oddfellows Hall 37 High St Ipswich IP1 3QH, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Guest speaker from Suffolk Cruse Bereavement Service. All welcome. Oddfellows £2 guests £3. Refreshments inc. Contact 01473 251867
Wed 24th Jan
Harwich for the Continent, illustrated talk by Chris Turland. Organised by The Ipswich & District Historic Transport Society at Salvation Army Citadel 558 Woodbridge Road Ipswich, 7pm, entrance via rear door, visitors welcome £3.50 members £1.50 inc refreshments. Details 01473 422145/01394 420490
Sat 27th Jan
Race Night come along and have a flutter. Kesgrave Social Club. call 01473 622128
Folk rock with Silbury Hill, Moon & Mushroom, Swilland. 8.30pm, Free entry.
Sun 28th Jan
Sunday Evening Quiz. Greshams Sports & Social Club, Tuddenham Rd, Ipswich at 7.30pm. Nigel Jackson and Steve Springett host a fun quiz evening with teams of up to 6 players. To book 01473 250816
Mon 29th Jan
Oddfellows Membership Explained – information afternoon at The Oddfellows Hall 37 High St Ipswich IP1 3QH, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Heard of the Oddfellows? Curious? Don’t know what they’re about? This is your opportunity to find out more about new membership packages for 2018, at this open and informal meeting. No obligation! Entrance free and refreshments served. Contact 01473 251867