What’s On – May
May – 2018
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
Zumba, 10am, Rosary Conservative Club, Bramford Road (1 hour class)
Zumba Gold (low impact, easier level) St Francis Church Hall, Hawthorn Drive, 2pm, (50 mins, followed by optional free teas/coffees)
Zumba, Westbourne Academy, Marlow Road, 7.30pm
Little Playmakers, interactive craft and rhyme time session for under 5s and their grown-ups. Kesgrave Community Centre, Twelve Acre Approach, Kesgrave, IP5 1JF, 9.30am–11am (Term time only).
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,
0207 4030888, 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.
Little Playmakers, interactive craft and rhyme time session for under 5s and their grown-ups. Martlesham Community Hall, Felixstowe Road, Martlesham, IP12 4PB, 9.45am–11.30am (Term time only).
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
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, IP12 2GX.
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
Zumba Gold, (low impact, easier level) Rosary Conservative Club, Bramford Road, 10.30am, (50 mins, followed by optional free teas/coffees)
Zumba, The Oaks Primary School, Hawthorn Drive, 6pm
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
Zumba, Bramford Road Methodist Church, Bramford Road, 7.15pm
Feeling lonely? Enjoy friendly company and learn something new in an hour round the Bible. 2.30pm to 3.30pm, at Castle Hill Community Centre, Highfield Road. For more info call 07419 837115.
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,
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.
Martlesham Heath Control Tower Museum open every Sunday from 1st April, 2-5pm. Free entry (donations welcome). Situated rear of Parkers Place (off Eagle Way), Martlesham Heath www.mhas.org.uk
Tues 1st May
VMCC Ride to the Butley Oyster, meet at 7pm at the Ipswich School Sports Centre. If you have an interest in motorcycles over 25 years of age then come along. www.ipswich-vmcc.co.uk
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
Wed 2nd May
Orwell DFAS Talk by Pamela Campbell-Johnston, entitled “Art at the Lansdowne Club”. Tower Hall, Rushmere St Andrew, IP4 5SU at 2.15pm. Further info www.orwelldfas.org.uk
Ipswich RSPB Local Group Field Meeting at Kiln Lane Meadow and Spring Wood for spring birds and Nightingales. Meet at 6.30pm at Bobbitts Lane car park Map ref TM148416. 2 hours, 2-3 miles. Contact 01473 258791. All welcome
Thurs 3rd May
Words and Women, (Suffolk Book League event) at Ipswich Institute Reading Room, 15 Tavern Street, 7pm. Members £4, non members £8, Students Free (with ID). Pre-book email@example.com. Pop-up bookshop courtesy of Woodbridge Emporium.
NHS Retirement Fellowship. The first Thursday each month at Kesgrave War Memorial Community Centre 09.45 – 12.00. All retirees and partners welcome to tea/coffee, stalls and a talk.
Fri 4th & Sat 5th May
Vinyl & CD Sale, Used and new LPs, 12”, 7”, CDs. Many reductions. 9am-5pm at Ipswich Tourist Information Centre, St Stephen’s Church, Ipswich
Fri 4th May
Essential Sounds Big Band, St Peter’s by the Waterfront, 7.45pm. Tickets £10 in advance, £12 on door. www.jazzbythewaterfront.com
Daddy’s Diaries, written and performed by Jane Bower. Manningtree Methodist Church, 7pm. Tickets £8 from 01206 616067
Sat 5th-Mon 7th May
Stowupland Flower Festival and Craft Fair, 10am-5pm at Stowupland Church and Church Hall. Lots of stalls, plenty of free parking, free entry, scrumptious refreshments.
Sat 5th May
Drinkstone Sale Trail 2018, 9.30am-2.30pm. Garage Sales. Drinkstone Village Hall & surrounding village. firstname.lastname@example.org or 01449 736314 for information
You Win Again – A Celebration of the BeeGees, 7.30pm, Felixstowe Spa Pavilion, Tel: 01394 284962. www.felixstowespa.co.uk
Sun 6th & Mon 7th May
The Natural Dog Show. Stonham Barns Leisure and Shopping Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT. For info call 01449 711111 or go to
Fri 6th May
Ipswich-Felixstowe Vehicle Run, Over 500 vehicles gather in Christchurch Park abd then depart at 11am for display on Felixstowe Prom. Spectacular free event.
Tues 8th May
VMCC Ride to Thornham Magna Four Horseshoes, meet 7pm at Ipswich School Sports Centre. See
‘Sincerely Yours – The Dame Vera Lynn Story’ – Tribute Show, 2.30pm, Felixstowe Spa Pavilion, Tel: 01394 284962. www.felixstowespa.co.uk
Sat 12th May
Craft & Gift Fair, St Peter’s byt the Waterfront, College St, Ipswich, 10am to 4pm, Entry Free.
Deben Flower Club Quiz Night, Kirton Church Hall, Church Lane, Kirton IP10 0PU 7pm for 7.30pm. Will include a Ploughman’s Supper. Teams of six. Tickets to be purchased in advance at £8.00. Telephone 01394 411422 or email email@example.com
The Quo Experience featuring Matt Letley, 7.30pm, Felixstowe Spa Pavilion, Tel: 01394 284962.
Plant Sale & Ploughman’s Lunches, St Mary’s Church Room, Bramford, 11.30am-2pm. Proceeds to church funds
Sun 13th May
May Fair. Pond dipping, den building, storytelling, donkey rides, games and crafty makes. Plants and gifts for sale. Live music and folk dance. Refreshments.Foxburrow Farm, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Melton near Woodbridge, 11-4pm. Child £4, Adults £2.
www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org Tel: 01394 380113
Tues 15th May
VMCC Ride to the Snape Crown, meet 7pm at Ipswich School Sports Centre. www.ipswich-vmcc.co.uk
Ipswich RSPB Local Group Midweek Walk round Pipers Vale Ipswich. Meet at 10.00am at car park at Vale entrance. Approx 2 hrs. Map ref TM178419. Contact 01473 714839. All welcome.
Wed 16th May
Ipswich RSPB Local Group Field Meeting at Newbourne Springs Suffolk Wildlife Trust Reserve for spring birds and Nightingales. Meet at 6.30pm at reserve car park. Map ref TM275433. 2 hours, 2-3 miles. Contact 01473 258791. All welcome
Thurs 17th May
Seriously Dead, 7.30pm, Felixstowe Spa Pavilion, Tel: 01394 284962. www.felixstowespa.co.uk
Fri 18th May
“Big Chinwag” (cuppa and a chat!) at Kesgrave Community Centre, Twelve Acre Approach, Kesgrave. 2.00pm -4.00pm, with Age UK Suffolk . Aimed at people aged 65+, an opportunity to make new friends, chat and reminisce – entertainment & refreshments provided. 01473 298683 firstname.lastname@example.org for further details, or just turn up on the day.
Sat 19th & Sun 20th May
Steam and Vintage Show. Stonham Barns Leisure and Shopping Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT. For info call 01449 711111 or go to www.stonhambarns.co.uk
Sat 19th May
Summer Quiz Night, supporting Age UK Suffolk, at Seckford Golf Club near Woodbridge. Teams of four. £15 per head includes light supper. 6.30 for 7.30pm start (food served at 6.45pm). Book by calling 01473 298683, email email@example.com or visit www.shopageuksuffolk.co.uk/tickets
Sun 20th May
Vintage & Makers Market, Snape Maltings, 10am-4pm. Free entry
VMCC Ride to the Spring Run, meet 10am at Washbrook Service Station, IP8 3LA – See website www.ipswich-vmcc.co.uk
Hadleigh’s 4th Community Yard Sale! 9am-2pm.Visit www.clarkesevents.uk or see page 10 of this month’s magazine.
Columbine Hall Garden Open, Gipping Road, Stowupland, 2-6pm. iao British Red Cross, admission £5, under 12s Free. Cakes, teas and plants for sale
Wed 23rd May
Ipswich RSPB Local Group Field Meeting at Bromeswell Suffolk Wildlife Trust Reserve for summer birds. Meet at 6.30pm at reserve car park. Map ref TM296505. 2 hours, 2-3 miles. Contact 01473 258791. All welcome
Norfolk Railway Society Presentation illustrated by NRS members at Salvation Army Citadel, 558 Woodbridge Road Ipswich IP4 4PH, 7.30pm. Members £1.50 Visitors £3.50 includes refreshments.
Thurs 24th May
Forbidden Nights, 7.30pm, Felixstowe Spa Pavilion, Tel: 01394 284962. www.felixstowespa.co.uk
Fri 25th & Sat 26th May
Party By The Pitch, Wickham Market Sports & Social Club (Fri 7-11pm) (Sat 2pm-11pm). Open air live music event – bands include: JS & The Lockerbillies, Albion Mills, Harmless Crossfire, Dr And The Epics, Sun Of Elvis and Flaming Cheek!
Sat 26th- Mon 28th May
Art Show, organised by Lions Club of Ipswich at Tithe Barn, Sproughton. 10am until 5pm on the Saturday and Sunday and 10am until 4pm on the Monday, with entry being just £1.
Sat 26th & Sun 27th May
Ginnel Foto Fest 12.00 noon to 9pm, Clarkson Street, Ipswich. www.ginnelfoto.com.
Sat 26th May
Coffee Morning, St Mary’s Church Room, Bramford, 10am-12 noon. Proceeds to Christian Aid. Sale of books, jigsaws, cakes, bring-and-buy plus raffle
Sun 27th May
Stonham Truck Show. Stonham Barns Leisure and Shopping Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT. For info call 01449 711111 or go to
Spring Plant Fair and Artisan Market, Helmingham Hall, 10am-4pm. Entry to Plant Fair and Hall Gardens, £7 adults, children free.
Mon 28th May
Craft & Gift Fayre, Fynn Valley Golf Club, Witnesham, 10am – 3pm. Refreshments available. Free parking. Over 25 stalls selling a wide variety of gifts and crafts. Free entry, but donations to Over the Rainbow Children’s Charity
Cha Cha and Chinwag iao Age UK Suffolk at Ipswich School of Dancing, Bond Street, Ipswich. Open dance sessions-tuition-dance display-charity raffle. Beginners welcome. 4.00pm-6.30pm. £5 per ticket inc tea and cake. Call 01473 298683, email
firstname.lastname@example.org or from Ipswich School of Dancing
Tue 29th & Wed 30th May
Children’s Fest. Stonham Barns Leisure and Shopping Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT. For info call 01449 711111 or go to
Tues 29th May
VMCC Ride to the Old Buckenham Bike Meet. Meet 6pm at the Ipswich School Sports Centre, IP5 1DE
Family afternoon ‘Watery Wildlife’. Pond dipping, trails and wildlife creations. Foxburrow Farm, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Melton, 1.30-3.30pm. Child £4, Adults £2. Book Online. www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/Telephone 01473 890089
Wed 30th May
Les Musicals, 7.30pm, Felixstowe Spa Pavilion,
Tel: 01394 284962. www.felixstowespa.co.uk