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Gainsborough Community Fun Day – 17 July

Several local groups have come together to organise this year’s Gainsborough Community Fun Day on Sunday 17 July from 1pm to 4pm at Landseer Park in Ipswich.

The event is being organised by Gainsborough Library, the Voices 4 the Library group and Gainsborough Community People’s Forum. The event will provide a fun-packed afternoon for all the family with arts and crafts, face-painting, sports activities in a celebration of what local groups have to offer. Local groups involved also include Friends of Landseer Park, Ipswich Borough Council Park Rangers, Cavendish District Guiding (Rainbows, Brownies & Guides), The Methodist Church, Ipswich BMX Club, Activlives, Subterranean Arts, Little Learners, Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service, St John Ambulance, Inspire, Jumpers for Goalposts and Musica.

New self-esteem workshops
The library has also launched new self-esteem workshops for 10-19 year-old girls. The workshops are run by PHOEBE and run every Monday 5pm to 6pm. The aim is to promote body confidence and positive self-esteem and the new sessions follow the existing girls group which runs at the library from 4pm to 5pm on Mondays.

To register please contact PHOEBE on 01473 231566 or the library on 01473 260888. PHOEBE (Promotion of Health, Opportunity, Equality, Benevolence and Empowerment) is an Ipswich-based charity offering specialist advice, information, casework, advocacy and support and counselling services to black and ethnic minority women and children. It promotes greater inclusivity, encouraging a greater number of black and ethnic minority women and children to receive domestic support and counselling services across Suffolk. For more information visit www.phoebecentre.org.uk

Purple book tour
Author Sue Hampton and author and poet Leslie Tate will be taking their ‘Purple Book Tour’ to Gainsborough Library on Monday (4 July) from 2pm to 4pm. Sue and Leslie will be talking to the group about being an author and how they develop their plots through language and character. They will also be selling copies of their books.

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