What’s On – February
Sat 1st Feb
Felixstowe Country Market will be in the Hadwen Room at Felixstowe library, Crescent Road, Felixstowe, IP11 7BY from 9:30am to 3pm. We will be serving refreshments, as well as our home-made crafts, bakes and preserves.
Sequence Dance to music by Michael & Sylvia (CDs) 7.45pm – 11pm. Bar, Draw, Refreshments. Members £5 Guests £6. Sidegate Lane Community Centre, Ipswich IP4 4HZ
Live Music: Just Us. Felixstowe Trades & Labour Club, 182 High Road West, Felixstowe
Live Music: Skittlez, 8.30-11.30pm, £2 members, £5 guests. Hadleigh RBL Club
Sun 2nd Feb
Ipswich RSPB Local Group Field Meeting to Shotley for waders and wildfowl . Meet at 1.30pm at Bristol Arms. 2 hours. 2 miles. Contact 01473 258791. All welcome.
Tues 4th Feb
Company and a Cuppa – Join like-minded people for a chat over board games, cards or dominoes. Brain teaser puzzles and jigsaws available too. All welcome at the Oddfellows Hall, 37 High St., Ipswich IP1 3QH, at 1.30pm £2 entry. Call 01473 251867 for details.
Dementia Together Suffolk, Woodbridge Library, 10am-1pm. If you have memory worries, are living with dementia, caring for someone who has dementia or if you’re a health professional this drop-in information session can help.
Wed 5th Feb
Ipswich Aviation Society Meeting at Ipswich Sports Club, Henley Road, Ipswich. 7.30pm. Barry Turner on 01473 250816
Thurs 6th Feb
Life on the Deben – the unseen bits. Director Tim Curtis shows previously unseen footage. Woodbridge Library, 6pm. Tickets for this special event are available from the Library (01394 330855) at £5 each.
Fri 7th Feb
Talk: “Air and Water” The fascinating story of The Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment (M.A.E.E.) at Felixstowe. Martlesham Heath Community Centre, Felixstowe Road, Martlesham Heath 7.30-10pm. Organised by MHAS. Entry costs £3 for members, £4 for non-members. Pay on the door. Contact: Howard on 01473 274300 for info
Sat 8th Feb
Potato Day, Stonham Barns Leisure and Shopping Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT, 9.30am-1.30pm. For more information go to www.stonhambarns.co.uk or call 01449 711111
Live Music: Bits n Pieces. Felixstowe Trades & Labour Club, 182 High Road West, Felixstowe
Talk by Mia Philips (Well-being Coach), Woodbridge Libarary, 10.15-11.45am. Suggested donation of £7. www.facebook.com/ccEHWB
Tues 11th Feb
Have Fun With Clay with Michele Parsons, 7.30pm at Broadway House, Orwell Road Felixstowe. If you would like to join Felixstowe Art Group please go to
www.felixstoweartgroup.org or telephone 01394 276975
Wed 12th Feb
Talk: Colchester Tramways presented by Suffolk Industrial Archaeology Soc. At Ipswich Transport Museum, Cobham Road, Ipswich, 7.30pm
Thurs 13th Feb
Ipswich RSPB Group Indoor Meeting. ‘Suffolk Diary’ an illustrated talk by Liz Huxley, Wildlife Photographer. Rushmere St Andrew Church Hall, The Street, Rushmere, Ipswich, IP5 1DH. 7.30pm. Admission: Local Group members £2.50 (concessions apply). Non-Members £5.00. Under 18s free. Contact 07887770942. All welcome.
Sat 15th-Sat 22nd Feb
Panto: Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood, something for everyone in Co4’s panto at the Riverside Theatre, Woodbridge. Box office 01394 328174
Sat 15th-Sun 23rd Feb
Landguard Fort, open daily 10am-4pm. Come explore, discover and be amazed. Includes children’s Fun Quiz Trail. www.landguard.com
Get Hands on with History at Framlingham Castle. Youngsters can discover what it was like to live, work and fight in a real-life castle during February half term at Framlingham Castle. The lives of four of our most celebrated and notorious monarchs are brought to life in interactive performances for all the family to enjoy. Adults £11, concessions £9.90, children (5-17) £6.60, family ticket £28.60. English Heritage members free. Tickets will be available to purchase at the site on the day. Framlingham Castle, Framlingham, Suffolk IP13 9BP. www.english-heritage.org.uk/framlingham
Sat 15th Feb
Live Music: Chart Attack. Felixstowe Trades & Labour Club, 182 High Road West, Felixstowe
Lambing at Baylham Rare Breeds Farm, plus, maybe, piglets too. see page 7 of this issue for more infomation
Tues 18th-Thurs 20th Feb
Barnsley’s Big Party, Stonham Barns Leisure and Shopping Village, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT, 2pm. For more information go to
www.stonhambarns.co.uk or call 01449 711111
Mon 17th Feb
Ipswich Transport Society Meeting: AGM followed by Talk: A 1982 Summer in New York (Shipping), Greenfinch Church Hall, Greenfinch Avenue, Ipswich7.30-9.30pm, Adm £2, info 01473 405116
Tues 18th Feb
Ipswich RSPB Local Group Midweek Walk round Chantry Park Ipswich. Meet at 10.00am at car park near toilet block (Hadleigh Road entrance). Approx 2 hrs. Contact 01473 714839. All welcome.
Wed 19th Feb
Puccini’s opera La Boheme, with Ellen Kent Company. Ipswich Regent, 7.30pm. Box Office 01473 433100
Thurs 20th-Sat 22nd Feb
The Ballad of Maria Marten, a thrilling retelling of real-life murder mystery. New Wolsey Theatre. Box office 01473 295900
Fri 21st-Sat 22nd Feb
Bugsy Malone, presented by CTC, Seckford Theatre, Woodbridge. Book tickets at New Wlsey Theatre Box Office, 01473 295900 – wolseytheatre.co.uk
Sat 22nd Feb
Live Music: No Angel, 8.30-11.30pm, £2 members, £3 guests. Hadleigh RBL Club
Sat 22nd Feb
Live Music: Words & Music. Felixstowe Trades & Labour Club, 182 High Road West, Felixstowe
Sun 23rd Feb
The Suffolk Wedding Show, 10.30am-3pm, Wherstead Park, The Street, Wherstead, Free entry (see page ix for more info)
Mon 24th-Sat 29th Feb
Once, New Wolsey Theatre, Broadway and West End hit musical that’s a ravishing love story with a bittersweet difference. www.wolseytheatre.c0.uk
Tues 25th Feb
The Art Of Stained Glass with Naomi Branwyn, 7.30pm at Broadway House, Orwell Road Felixstowe. Felixstowe Art Group, open to non members at a small charge of £2. If you would like to join Felixstowe Art Group please go to www.felixstoweartgroup.org or telephone 01394 276975
Music at Lunchtime. Classic jazz group Pick ‘N’ Mix, play an eclectic mix of jazz classics, pop and country music. Woodbridge Library, 12.45-1.30pm
Wed 26th Feb
Talk: Brocks & Foulmarts, Darren Tansley of Essex Wildlife Trust talks about changing fortunes of these animals from the 1500s to today. Stowupland Village Hall 7.30pm. Admission £2.50, children free
Royal Naval Association. New members welcome at lunch-time meetings on the 4th Wednesday of the month at Kirby Street Conservative Club. All Maritime Services personnel, MN and others with military connections are eligible.Contact the Secretary, Ray Leonard, 01473 740735; email@example.com.
In Conversation With…Novelist, Liz Trenow. This popular novelist talks about the inspiration for her latest book, set around the development of radar at Bawdsey, Suffolk during WWII. Woodbridge Library, 7.30pm. Tickets £12 and include a copy of ‘Under a Wartime Sky’ (RRP £7.99), available from Browsers Bookshop 01394 388890.
Talk: Moving Abnormal Loads, presented by Ipswich & District Historical Transport Society at Salvation Army Citadel, 558 Woodbridge Rd, Ipswich at 7.30pm. Visitors £3.50, members £1.50 includes rerfreshments. Entrance via rear door
Thurs 27th Feb
Monthly Meeting of Suffolk Family History Society. Presentation on Suffolk Windmills. The Co-op Education Centre, 11 Fore Street, Ipswich, 7.15pm (Members £2, non members £2.50 – pay on door)
Sat 29th Feb
Vampires Rock – Ghost Train, a classic rock musical sensation featuring the music of Queen, Meatloaf, AC/DC, Bonnie Tyler and more. Ipswich Regent, 01473 433100
Live Music: Words & Music, 8.30-11.30pm. £2 members, £3 guests. Hadleigh RBL Club
Live Music: Jax & Co. Felixstowe Trades & Labour Club, 182 High Road West, Felixstowe