What’s On September
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, 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.
Art Group, Castle Hill Community Centre, Highfield Road, Ipswich, 1.30pm – 3.30pm, all welcome, for details phone 07443 630072
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
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
Tea Dances with Teresa, Sidegate Lane Community Centre, Ipswich, IP4 4HZ, 2pm-4 pm, £3 with refreshments, Details 01473 422427,
www.sidegatelanecommunitycentre.org.uk, & facebook
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
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
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
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
Ballroom and Latin Dance Classes, Sidegate Lane Community Centre, Ipswich, IP4 4HZ, 7pm – 8pm Refreshers, 8-10pm Improvers, £3pp, Contact
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 07976 768763
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, 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
The Lion’s Club of Felixstowe Car Boot Sale, 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, Steve 07584 636669
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
Sat 2nd Sep
Exhibition of Prints and Projected Digital Images, East Ipswich Camera Club, Tower Hall, Broadlands Way, Rushmere St Andrew IP4 5SU (close to the Bixley Farm Centre), 10.30am – 4.30pm, Entry is free and refreshments will be available,
The Searchers in Concert, Spa Pavilion, 7.30pm, Box Office 01394 336336 or www.felixstowespa.co.uk
Sun 3rd Sep
Walk with a Fork, Helmingham Hall Suffolk, 10.30am – 4pm
Antiques & Collectors Fair, The Ipswich Hotel, Old London Road, Copdock, Ipswich, 9am – 3.30pm, Admission £2, Seniors & Students £1.50,
The RSPCA Suffolk East & Ipswich Branch Open Day & Fun Dog Show, RSPCA Animal Centre, Mill Lane, Martlesham, IP12 4PD, 11.30am – 3.30pm, In addition to the Dog Show, there will be a BBQ, refreshments, raffle, tombola, bric-a-brac, candy floss, bouncy castle, face-painter and various other stalls. Plus the opportunity to see some of the animals who are looking for new, loving homes, Entry is £1 for adults, 50p for children, Parking is at the Community Centre.
Hand Made Fair, Felixstowe Leisure Centre, Seafront, Felixstowe, 10am – 4pm, Stalls include handmade teddy bears, cards, stained glass, woodwork, jewellery as well as craft supplies, Entry is by donation. There will also be a raffle and tombola and a chance to meet some amazing Guide dogs and puppies, Entry by donation, in aid of Guide Dogs.
Thu 7th Sep
Spirit of the Blitz, Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe, 2.30pm, Box Office 01394 336336 or visit online
Sat 9th Sept – Sun 10th Sep
Pirate Radio Exhibition, Trinity Methodist Church Hall, Hamilton Rd, Felixstowe, Saturday 9am – 5pm, Sunday 9am – 5pm, massive display of memorabilia, plus Record and CD Fair and trade stands, free admission.
Heritage Open Days, many venues across Ipswich open to the public, see page 11
Sat 9th Sep
Simply the Best – Tina Turner Tribute, Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe, 7.30pm, Box Office 01394 336336 or visit www.felixstowespa.co.uk
Old Felixstowe Community Market, Old Felixstowe Community Centre, 10am – 12pm, bargains and refreshments. Organised by the Old Felixstowe Community Association. Admission free.
01394 272466. www.oldfelixstoweca.org.uk
Offshore Radio Plaque Unveiling, Wolsey Gardens (clifftop), Felixstowe, 5.30pm, see article page 7 of this month’s magazine.
Sun 10th Sep
The Third Half Moon Folk Day, High Street, Walton, Felixstowe, 12pm – 5pm, An afternoon of folk music and Morris dance by local artistes and sides. Hosted by The Felix Stowaways, Felixstowe’s very own ‘buoy’ band! Beer Festival. Admission free. Donations in aid of the Felixstowe Volunteer Coast Patrol Rescue Service gratefully received. 01394 285586/07791 757790. www.thefelixstowaways.net
Tue 12th Sep
Deben Flower Club, Kirton Church Hall, Church Lane, Kirton, 7.30pm, Monthly meeting and demonstration. Speaker: Claire Sirkett from Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex – ‘The Artist’. Visitors are very welcome, £4,
01394 448415/01394 286626.
Thu 14th Sep – Sat 16th Sep
Rock of Ages – The Musical, Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe, 7.30pm, Box Office 01394 336336 or visit www.felixstowespa.co.uk
Thu 14th Sep
Ipswich RSPB Group Indoor Meeting, Rushmere St Andrew Church Hall, The Street, Rushmere, Ipswich, 7.30pm, ‘Wildlife of Brazil’, an illustrated talk by David Walsh, Suffolk Birder and Tour Leader. Admission: Local Group members £2.20 (concessions apply), Non-Members £4, Juniors £1, All welcome.
Sat 16th Sep – Sun 17th Sep
Art Exhibition, Great Glemham Church IP17 2DA, 10am – 5pm, 20 Local artists will be showing their artwork, featuring Paintings, Drawings, Stained Glass, Jewellery, Ceramics, Lampwork Glass, Textiles, Pottery, Free Entry, Refreshments, (in aid of church funds)
Sat 16th Sep
The 24th Ipswich Scouts Monthly Jumble Sale, 24th Ipswich Scout HQ 330a Bramford Road (beside the Railway Bridge), 1pm – 3pm
Live Music, The Fludyers Hotel, Undercliff Road East, Felixstowe, 8pm, local vocalist Annika Rands performing live, Admission free, 01394 691929, www.thefludyers.co.uk
Sun 17th Sep
Felixstowe Society ‘The Walton Walk’, meet outside St. Mary’s Church, Felixstowe, 2.30pm, Guided Heritage Walk in memory of Phil Hadwen, Approximately one hour in duration, on level surfaces, Everyone welcome, Admission free, 01394 282526, www.felixstowesociety.org
Mon 18th Sep
Ipswich Transport Society meeting, Bourne Vale Social Club, Halifax Road, Ipswich, IP2 8RE, 7.30pm, Topic – Associated British Ports, Ipswich by a manager from ABP, Ipswich, £2, Further Information – 01473 405116
Tue 19th Sep
East Suffolk National Trust Association,
Rope Hall, Kesgrave, IP5 1JF, 7.15pm, talk
by Stuart Hines on The Garretts of Leiston,
Free parking, NT and non NT members welcome, £3 pp, www.membershipesnta.btck.co.uk
Ipswich RSPB Local Group Midweek Walk round Holywells Park Ipswich (inc Conservation Area). Meet at 10am at Stable Block off Cliff Lane. Approx 2 hrs. Map ref TM176432. Contact 01473 714839, All welcome.
SWT Felixstowe Group Evening Talk, Broadway House, Orwell Road, Felixstowe, 7.30pm, Evening talk from the Suffolk Wildlife Trust – Felixstowe Group, ‘Grasshoppers and Bushcrickets’ with John Biglin. All welcome, £2.50 per person, 01394 210535,
Sun 24th Sep
Companion Dog Show, Jimmy’s Farm Wherstead, Nr Ipswich, from 10am, pedigree classes, cross breed, novelty, lots prizes, plus flyball and agility, BBQ, drinks, ice cream, raffle, side stalls, all proceeds to Age UK Suffolk and Beardies in need,
Wed 27th Sep
IDHTS, Salvation Army Citadel, 558 Woodbridge Road Ipswich IP4 4DH, The Railway Lines to Yarmouth and Lowestoft, illustrated by Stuart McNae, Visitors welcome admission via rear door £3.50 includes refreshments, details 01473 422145/414746.
Thu 28th Sep
Ipswich Branch, Suffolk Family History Society Monthly Meeting, The Co-Op Education Centre, Pedestrian Entrance: 11, Fore Street, Ipswich, IP4 1JW Car Park entrance: in Waterworks Street IP4 1JG, 7.30 p.m. The Ipswich War Memorial Project – A Major work researching the Great War dead on Memorials in Ipswich, Bring along details of those you have an interest in – or want to know more about, Admission £2 per person for Society members, £2.50 per person for non-members, contact Howard on 01473 274300 for more information.
Fri 29th Sep
The Lincolns – Rock n Roll, with DJ Crazy Nadge, St Peters by the Waterfront, Ipswich. Tickets in advance £10 – £12 on the door. Doors open 7.30pm. Email email@example.com or ring 07757 594401.
Ride For Life, EACH Treehouse, St Augustine’s Gardens, Ipswich, Ride for Life is an exciting new cycling challenge giving you the opportunity to cycle across East Anglia. Whether you’re a regular cyclist or new to the sport, looking to participate as part of a group or solo – this is the perfect challenge for you! Visit the website for more information and of course, to sign up! www.each.org.uk/support-us/events-diary/details/ride-for-life-2017 or telephone 01473 276193
Sat 30th Sep
Vinyl and CD Fair, Trinity Methodist Church Hall, Felixstowe, 9am – 5pm, From Blues, Classic Rock, Jazz and Hip Hop, to Soul and Disco, whether you are shopping for discounted CDs, cut priced DVDs or rare vinyl, you can save a small fortune, making it the perfect event for any bargain hunter. Admission free. There will be a collection bucket in the hall and any donations will be gratefully received by Crohn’s and Colitis UK