What’s On November
Fri 2nd Nov
Hannah Horton Quartet, St Peter’s by the Waterfront, 7.45pm. Tickets £10 in advance, £12 on door.
The Martlesham Heath Airfield Story 1917-1963. Talk by Martyn Cook, followed by A Brief History fo Gliding at Martlehsam in the 50’s. Meeting and talk of Starts at 7.30pm-10pm. £3 members, £4 non-members. The Community Centre, Felixstowe Rd, Martlesham Heath.
Sat 3rd Nov
Fire!, Ipswich Record Office, Gatacre Rd, Ipswich 10.30am, £7.50. To celebrate Guy Fawkes Nigh Sarah Doig talks about Suffolk fires over the centuries.Book 01473 263909, www.suffolkarchives.co.uk
Lecture: The Navy in WW1, Raydon Village Hall, 3.00pm. Tickets £7.50, including Afternoon Tea, 01473 310320
Rehoming and Christmas Craft Fair, Ipswich Cats Protection, St Augustine’s Church Hall, Bucklesham Road Ipswich Noon to 3pm.
Autumn Fair / Shop Early for Christmas, Holbrook Village Hall, The Street, Holbrook, 10am-2pm. Entry free, iao RSPCA.
Sun 4th Nov
Hadleigh & Food Fair, Hadleigh Town Hall/Guildhall, Hadleigh, Suffolk 10am-4pm. Food, drinks and crafts and Christmas items. Refreshments available. £1 adults, U13’s free, disabled 50p. www.hadleightownhall.co.uk
Firework Display to Music, Mendlesham Playing Field in Station Road, Mendlesham, 6pm for 6.30pm start. Refreshments. Adults £4, U16’s £2.
Tues 6th Nov
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 7th Nov
Talk: “Tamara de Lempicka – Mistress of Art Deco” given by Dr Claire Walsh, Orwell DFAS, Tower Hall, Rushmere St Andrew.Tea & coffee from 1.30pm. starts 2.15pm prompt.
Thurs 8th Nov
Shop In Style – a Lifestyle Shopping Evening at Finborough Hall, Great Finborough, Stowmarket, 6.30pm. Browse & buy from a selection of hand-picked stands from across Suffolk. Charity raffle, lucky ticket draw, pay bar, chocolate & wine tombola. Tickets £7 inc glass of fizz & lucky draw ticket. Book www.bit.ly/2NeEvwV or call 01473 298688, email email@example.com
Thurs 8th Nov
Ipswich RSPB Local Group Indoor Meeting. ‘A love affair with House Martins’, an illustrated talk by Martin Tickler, BTO Volunteer and long time birder. Rushmere St Andrew Church Hall, The Street, Rushmere, Ipswich, IP5 1DH. 7.30pm Admission: Local Group members £2.20 (concessions apply), Non-Members £4.00, Juniors £1.00. Contact 07887770942.All welcome.
Sat 10th Nov
Craft & Gift Fair, St Peter’s byt the Waterfront, College St, Ipswich, 10am to 4pm, Entry Free.
Live Music with The Storms, C&W, Kesgrave Social Club, 8-11.15pm. More info 01473 622128
The Primrose League in Suffolk, Ipswich Record Office, Gatacre Rd, Ipswich,10.30am, £7.50. Tracy Hickey presents a history of this popular voluntary organisation. Booking 01473 263909
Sun 11th Nov
Martlesham Heath Remembrance Service. Barrack Square, (near BT Adastral Park main entrance), 3pm. Free Parking nearby.
Tues 13th Nov
Meeting: Felixstowe Social Club for Retired Persons, Old Felixstowe Community Centre, Church Road at 2-15pm. Talk by Gordon Paley — Brief Encounters, including Mandela, Orbison & Hippos”. New members welcome. For info call 01394 809794.
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
Christmas Floral Demonstration at 7.30pm in Kirton Church Hall, Church Lane, Kirton. All welcome, £5.00. Refreshments available. Info 01394 411422
Ipswich RSPB Local Group Midweek Walk round Bourne Bridge area and park. Meet at 10.00am at Bourne Park car park (Bourne Bridge entrance). Approx 2 hrs. Map ref TM161419. Contact 01473 714839. All welcome.
Wed 14th Nov
Suffolk Industrial Archaeology Society meeting, AGM, Talk on Industrial Archaeology of Saxony, 7.30pm at Ipswich Transport Museum, Cobham Road, Ipswich. Admission: Free. Info: 01473 405116
Talk by Martin Hedges – Living and dying in the 19th century: acid in your beer and lead in your sweets. Broadway House, Orwell Road, Felixstowe, 7.30pm.
Fri 16th Nov
Blake Live, 7.30pm, Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe,
www.felixstowespa.co.uk, Box Office 01394 284962 (11-4)
Pop Up Big Chinwag (cuppa and a chat!) at Kesgrave Community Centre, Twelve Acre Approach, Kesgrave. 2-4pm. Aimed at people aged 65+, entertainment & refreshments provided. Contact: 01473 298683 or just turn up on the day.
Sat 17th Nov
Annual Christmas Craft Fair, 6th Ipswich Scout Group, St John’s Church Hall, Cauldwell Hall Rd, 10am-3pm. Stalls of gifts + prize draw, tombola and refreshments. 20p entry. Plenty of parking space.
Community Light Orchestra, concert of light classics and music from the shows iao SSAFA at St. John’s Church, Cauldwell Hall Rd, Ipswich, 7.30pm. www.communitylightorchestra.co.uk
Live Music: Martells, Hadleigh British Legion, 9pm to midnight. Members £2, non-members £3.
Mon 19th Nov
Ipswich Transport Society meeting, Greenfinch Church Hall, Greenfinch Avenue, Ipswich, 7.30pm. Talk on Anglia Railways, Current Developments. Admission, £2.00. Info 01473 405116
Beetle Drive. Never played? Come and join in the fun! at The Oddfellows Hall 37 High St Ipswich at 1.30pm. £3 entry. More info 01473 251867
Thurs 22nd Nov
Discovering the Dales and Crofts, Ipswich Record Office, Gatacre Rd, Ipswich, 10.30am, £7.50. Virtual walk around the Dales and Crofts area of Ipswich.Booking 01473 263909
Jethro: Count of Cornwell, 7.30pm, Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe, www.felixstowespa.co.uk, Box Office 01394 284962 (11-4)
Sat 24th & Sun 25th Nov
Christmas Fair. 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
Sat 24th Nov
I didn’t find it on the internet: records for family history not available online but at your county record office, 10.30am, £7.50. Talk by Emma Sealy introducing visitors to how they can use Suffolk Record Office archives in their family history research. Booking 01473 263909
A Whole World of Song – Singing Safari and Columbines folk trio in concert. St Peter’s by the Waterfront, College St, Ipswich 7.30pm, £8 (£3 under 16s). A 30-voice choir formed from scratch over six weeks to perform songs from around the world, all in the original languages and all in glorious unaccompanied harmony. An evening of singing to stir the soul, warm the heart, and revive the spirits on a cold winter’s night. Tickets from www.chrisrowbury.com or on the door.
Christmas Craft Fair at The United Reform Church Hall, Felixstowe, 10am-3pm, iao EACH. All welcome. For info call 01473 624044 or 01394 284588.
Music to inspire! Ipswich Symphony Orchestra at Ipswich Corn Exchange, 7.30pm. £13-£15.50; Under 18s & students £5. www.ipswichsymphonyorchestra.org
Christmas Fun Day, 547 Foxhall Rd, Ipswich from 10am-4pm. Organised by Ipswich Model Engineering Soc, includes Miniature train rides, huge garden railway, raffle, tombola, light refreshments, cakes and pastries.
Live Music: Midnight Blue, Hadleigh British Legion, 9pm to midnight. Members £2, non-members £3.
Coffee Morning at St Mary’s Church Room, Bramford, 10-12 noon. Refreshements, cake and bacon rolls! Plus sale of bookks, jigsaws and raffle.
Wed 28th Nov
Christmas Craft and Gift Fayre, Fynn Valley Golf Club 6pm–9pm. Come and join us for a mulled wine and festive cheer. In our new venue. With over 30 stalls this is a great place to buy unusual and different Christmas gifts. £2.50 entry – inclusive of a mulled wine. Refreshments available. Free car park
Illustrated Talk: Richard Garrett – Past, Present & Future, by Stuart Hines. The Ipswich & District Historical Transport Society, Salvation Army Ipswich Citadel, 558 Woodbridge Rd, Ipswich, 7.30pm entrance via rear door, visitors welcome £3.50, members £1.50 inc refreshments.