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26th July 2017

What’s On – May

May – 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

Ballroom and Latin American Dance Classes, Kesgrave High School, Main Road, Kesgrave, Suffolk, Beginners welcome, 7pm, for further details www.danceasy.co.uk.  £5 per person, Telephone Sharon 07946 347167 or Graham 07790 230651

Free Creative Workshops, The Avenue Theatre, Gippeswyk Hall, Gippeswyk Avenue, Ipswich, 2pm – 4.30pm, Inside Out Community, an Ipswich based mental health charity provides free creative workshops including ‘Making Your Mark’-for young people aged 18 – 25, giving them the opportunity to explore their creativity in a friendly and supportive environment, info@insideoutcommunity.com or 07947 565711 for more information.

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 07773 456078

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.


Every Tuesday

Tea Dances with Teresa, Sidegate Lane Community Centre, Ipswich, IP4 4HZ, 2pm – 4 pm, £3 with refreshments, Details 01473 422427, www.sidegatelanecommunitycentre.org.uk, and Facebook

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, ipswich.priory@salvationarmy.org.uk

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 07860824747

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 Vera Manning 01473 462795,

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


Every Wednesday

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

Ballroom and Latin Dance Classes, Sidegate Lane Community Centre, Ipswich, IP4 4HZ, 7pm – 8pm Refreshers, 8-10pm Improvers, £3pp, Contact 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 07986 261503.

Art & Craft Group, Body and MindSports Centre, Birkfield Drive, 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

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 with a mixture of activities including armchair exercises, table top games and discussion, Refreshments and pre-booked lunches available, For more info 01473 710721, ipswich.priory@salvationarmy.org.uk

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


Every Friday

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, 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

Car Boot Sale, The Lion’s Club of Felixstowe, Sunday Market site, Sea Road, Felixstowe, 8am – 1pm, Free entry to the public, Car boot pitches £6 for up to 3 tables (No traders allowed).

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

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

Sun 30th Apr – Mon 1st May
The Mid & West Show, Stonham Barns, Stonham, 10am – 4pm, see page 10 of this month’s magazine

Mon 1st May
Mendlesham Street Fayre, Old Market Street, Mendlesham, 10.30am – 5pm, Stalls, Marching band, Samba Band, The Tricky Twister, Morris Men, Belly Dancers, Stacks of Sax Band, Hog Roast, Bygone vehicles, Birds of Prey, Refreshments, Free Car Park, Look out for: Bridie the Tea Lady on Stilts (Britain’s Got Talent!), Admission £3 Adults, Children free, For stall bookings phone 01449 766483 or 01449 766006.

‘Music On The Pitch’, Felixstowe & Walton Utd FC,Gold Star Ground, Delwood Avenue, Felixstowe, 2pm – 9pm, Festival featuring live bands, entertainment, bar, inflatables and more, Admission by voluntary donation, Raising funds for Crohn’s & Colitis UK

Wed 3rd May
Orwell Decorative and Fine Arts Society Monthly Meeting, Tower Hall, Rushmere St Andrew IP4 5SU, 2.25pm, Illustrated Talk: ‘Sacred Silver in England: 500 Years of Change’ by Timothy Schroder, Non-members welcome for lecture, if space allows.  £6 donation asked

Ipswich RSPB Local Group Field Meeting, A walk at Purdis Heath for summer birds. Meet at 6.30pm at Bucklesham Road lay-by, near Trinity Park. Map ref TM213424. This walk is part of the National RSPB Nightingale Festival.  Approx 2 hours, 2-3 miles, Contact 01473 258791, All welcome.

Ipswich Aviation Society Meeting, Greshams Sport and Social Club, 312 Tuddenham Road, Ipswich IP4 3QT, an illustrated talk by Rod Dean on “Flying and Displaying Vintage Jet Aircraft”, Bar and Restaurant available, Free Parking, Tickets are by preorder, from Barry Turner on 01473 250816 or email barry@greshamsclub.com

Fri 5th May – Wed 17th May
‘Stitch Without Walls’ – a textile exhibition by Fibrefusion Contemporary Textile Art Group, The Pond Gallery, Snape Maltings, nr. Aldeburgh, IP17 1SR, Daily 10am – 5pm, free admission, www.fibrefusion.org.uk


Fri 5th May

Martlesham Heath Aviation Society Monthly Meeting, The Community Centre, Felixstowe Road, Martlesham Heath IP12 4PB, 7.30pm, AGM and the screening of some rare and unusual Aviation and Military Themed Films, To find out more call Howard on 01473 274300, www.mhas.org.uk

Sat 6th May
Fundraising Morning in aid of local hedgehogs, Needham Market Community Centre, 9.30am – 12.30pm, Come and meet Humphrey the rescue hedgehog and hear his story. There are so many like him who need help to survive. By supporting this event you will enable him and others to have a chance, All proceeds go to treat and feed local rescued hedgehogs, Admission Free, more info contact Jan & Tania on 01449 723567 or 01449 722589

Paws for Tea, Blue Cross Rehoming Centre, Bourne Hill, Wherstead, Ipswich IP2 8NQ, 11am – 4pm, refreshments, various stalls, Grand Draw. There will also be guided tours of the Centre including the Kennels and Cattery, Entrance is by way of a monetary donation, For further information please telephone the Centre on 03007 771480 or Ian Hendry on 01449 767747

Drinkstone Annual Sale Trail 2017, 9.30am – 2.30pm, Households all around the village open up their garages to sell a wide range of items. Others prefer to sell their wares from a table top in the Village Hall, where you will also find delicious home made cakes and mouth-watering refreshments & toilet facilities. Free admission – maps on sale. Car parking & access to hall for the disabled/disabled toilet at Village Hall. In aid of DWMI Reg. Charity: 304876

Sun 7th May
Antiques & Collectors Fair, The Ipswich Hotel, Old London Road, Copdock, 9am – 3.30pm, £2 admission

Sat 13th May
Plant Sale & Ploughmans, Chruch Room, St Marys Church, Bramford, 12pm – 2pm

Mon 14th May – Sat 20th May
Reliving the Moment, Quay Place, Ipswich, A week of reminiscence displays and activities to support Dementia Awareness Week, Free entry, Details on www.quayplace.co.uk or email info@alphafilms.co.uk

Tue 16th May
Talk by Anthony Cobbold on the history of the Cobbold family in Suffolk. East Suffolk National Trust Association, Ropes Hall Kesgrave, IP5 1JF, 7.15pm. Free parking, entry fee for non ESNTA members £3. Website www.membershipesnta.btck.co.uk

Ipswich RSPB Local Group Midweek Walk round Pipers Vale Ipswich, Meet at 10am at car park at Vale entrance. Approx 2 hrs. Map ref TM178419. This walk is part of the National RSPB Nightingale Festival, Contact 01473 714839, All welcome.

KIRT N ROD at Grinning Rat, 1pm-5pm. Midge’s 65th Birthday Party celebrations. Free admission. All welcome. Raising money iao Cancer Research

Wed 17th May
Ipswich RSPB Local Group Field Meeting, A walk at Rushmere Common for summer birds, Meet at 6.30pm at Heath Road entrance, Map ref TM197445, This walk is part of the National RSPB Nightingale Festival, Approx  2 hours. 2-3 miles, Contact 01473 258791, All welcome.

Sat 20th May
Monthly Jumble Sale, 24th Ipswich Scouts Scout HQ 330a, Bramford Road, Ipswich, (next to the railway line), 1pm – 3pm

Quality Craft Fair and Car Boot Sale (weather permitting £5 on the day), Holbrook Village Hall, Holbrook, 10am – 4pm, Variety of interesting arts and crafts, Tombola and Raffle, Children’s face painting, Artisan Breads, Cheeses and Pies, Bacon rolls, cakes and sausage rolls, cream teas, homemade refreshments available all day, A local charity fund raising event for East Suffolk Association for the Blind. Free entry, Enquiries: 01473 328 028.

Plants, Crafts & Woodturning Fair, The Drift, Rushmere Road Ipswich IP4 4JX, 10am – 4pm, Crafts and plants for sale; Woodturning demonstrations throughout the day, Refreshments, Admission £1.00

Sun 21st May
May Fair, Foxburrow Farm, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Melton near Woodbridge IP12 1NA, 11am – 4pm, Pond dipping, storytelling, facepainting and games, Donkey rides, Farlingaye High School art trail, Crafts for Sale, Live music and folk dance, Pop-up café and sausage wagon, Adults £3, Child £2, No need to book www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org

Wed 24th May
Ipswich RSPB Local Group Field Meeting, A walk at SWT Newbourne Springs Reserve, Meet at 6.30pm at reserve car park, Map ref TM275433, This walk is part of the National RSPB Nightingale Festival, Approx 2 hours, 2-3 miles, Contact 01473 258791, All welcome.

IDHTS Meeting, Salvation Army Citadel 558 Woodbridge Road Ipswich IP4 4PH, Time Flies at Old Warden, The Shuttleworth Collection illustrated by Alan Reed, 7pm Visitors welcome via rear door £3.50 including refreshmants, Details 01473422145 / 01473414746

Thu 25th May
Suffolk Family History Society Monthly Meeting, The Co-op Education Centre, Pedestrian Entrance: 11, Fore Street, Ipswich, IP4 1JW, Lucy Bland, Professor of Social and Cultural History, Anglia Ruskin University presents “Sex and War” – Brown Babies, The children born to black GIs and British women in World War 11, with special reference to East Anglia’, Admission £3 per person for Society members, £3:50 per person for non- members, who are also warmly welcomed – you can join the Society at the meeting if you wish, Tickets are not required – just turn up and pay on the door, For more information on this Event, and about the Branch.  Call Howard on 01473 274300

Fri 26th May – Mon 29th May
Art Show, Tithe Barn, Sproughton, Preview Cheese & Wine night on Friday, tickets £7 by calling 01473 747600, show open Saturday – Monday 10am – 4pm, £1 entry, all proceeds to Lion’s Club of Ipswich Charity Projects

Sat 27th May
Coffee Morning, Church Room, St Marys Church, Bramford, Books, cakes, Plants, ‘bring and buy’ and raffle

Sun 28th May
Spring Plant Fair, Helmingham Hall, Near Ipswich, 10am – 4pm, see page 31 of this month’s magazine

Colour Dash, Christchurch Park, Ipswich, see page 5 of this month’s magazine

Mon 29th May
Festival of the Naked Sheep, Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm, Baylham, 10am – 5pm, www.baylham-house-farm.co.uk

Wed 31st May – Thu 1st Jun
Suffolk Show, Trinity Park, Ipswich, www.suffolkshow.co.uk