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Events this Month

Santa Specials, 16th December 2017 to 17th December 2017 at Mid Suffolk Light Railway, Wetheringsett (19.1 miles)
The perennial treat for children up to 10 years old. A steam train ride on the Santa Special to North Pole Halt for an individual visit to Santa in his Magic Brakevan. A present for every child, childrenâ??s entertainment and a mince pie and a drink for everyone.
*Please note tickets must be booked in advance.


Christmas at Landguard Fort, 16th December 2017, 12:00 to 19:00 at Landguard Fort, View Point Road, Felixstowe, View Point Road (2 miles)
Felixstowe's BIG festive family treat! Come and enjoy Christmas at Landguard Fort.

- Visit Father Christmas in his grotto, with a present for every child (entry by pre-booked timed tickets only).
- Live J.S. and The Lockerbillies Rock and Roll Christmas Party (1700-1900).
- Live music and choirs, including Martlesham Brass Band, Orwell Connection Choir, The Felix Stowaways, Felixstowe Harmonies and Felixstowe Salvation Army Band.
- Craft and gift stalls.
- Seasonal displays, including Felixstowe Museum.
- Felixstowe Country Market and Guide Dogs.
- Snow Queen and 'Olaf'.
- Snow machines.
- Children's storytelling and Fab Faces (face-painting for small charge).
- Christmas Quiz Trail around the Fort.
- Food and Bar (Lions Club of Felixstowe BBQ, Adnams Felixstowe and Bombay Nite).

There are two ticket options. Both include entrance to Fort, festive activities and entertainment.
OPTION 1: WITHOUT A VISIT TO SANTA'S GROTTO - Adults �£6.00, Child �£4.00. OPTION 2: WITH A VISIT TO SANTA'S GROTTO - Adults �£6.00, Child �£7.00. Please note, there are NO tickets for a visit to Santa's Grotto on the door.


Lady's Inconvenience, 16th December 2017, 20:00 to 22:00 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (17.5 miles)
Essex based improv troupe LADY'S INCONVENIENCE are back after their acclaimed debut show at The Headgate earlier this year. They will be joined by other local comedy troupes to bring you an evening of festive improv fun! There will be music, mince pies and laughter. Christmas jumpers are encouraged.

This will be a BSL interpreted performance.

Tickets: �£8(carers go free)


Sherlock Holmes and the Hooded Lance , 5th January 2018 to 6th January 2018 at Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Chapel Street North, Colchester (17.5 miles)
Holmes and Watson face their stiffest challenge yet, in the shape of the Hooded Lance, their newest and deadliest adversary, who is hell bent on spoiling everyone's Christmas and being really annoying! Can our intrepid duo save the festive season from the clutches of this dastardly demon. Can they cook his goose, or will he crush their baubles and make prize turkeys of them?
Performance starts at 7.30pm on 5th and 6pm on 6th
Tickets £ 12, £ 8


Jack and the Beanstalk , 11th January 2018 to 13th January 2018 at Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Chapel Street North, Colchester (17.5 miles)
A tale of love, adventure and some beans! A gruesome giant, a wicked witch, a fabulous fairy, a brave hero, the obligatory village idiot, a daft dame and, of course, a cute and cuddly cow! Packed with jokes and slapstick, this pantomime has enough audience participation to leave you hoarse at the end of the show
Performances at 7.30pm on 11th & 12th January and at 1pm & 5pm on 13th January 2018.
Tickets �£ 11, �£ 9.50


Local Clubs

Coppleston Badminton Club meet at Copleston Centre, Copleston Road, Ipswich (7.9 miles)
An informal and social get together for a few friendly games of badmington on a Tuesday evening.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Paul Skirrow on 01473 212800, email Paul Skirrow or visit thier website


Deben Rotaract Club meet at The Brewery Tap, Cliff Quay, Ipswich (8.3 miles)
Rotaract is an organisation for 18-30 year olds with clubs throughout the world. It enables members to meet people, try new activities, and make a difference in their local community.
Deben Rotaract club meets up regularly (generally on Tuesday evenings) for community, charity and social events. Amongst our ranks we have (and have had) students, doctors, nurses, radiographers, commodity traders, IT experts, retailers, pharmacists, secretaries and many other professions.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Mark on 01394 388414 or Michelle on 01473 721153, email Mark or visit thier website


East Ipswich Camera Club meet at The Tower Hall, Broadlands Way, Rushmere St. Andrew, Ipswich (7.3 miles)
The East Ipswich Camera Club is everything a good club should be, fully committed to encouraging and enhancing member's photographic skills mainly through the more modern medium of digital imaging but also traditional methods.  The atmosphere is light hearted and friendly and new members are always made most welcome and soon feel at home.
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


Ho Wan Martial Arts Academy meet at Ho Wan Martial Arts Academy, Charles Street, Ipswich (9.3 miles)
We are a very diverse and high stadard Martial Arts school (BCCMA accredited) based at Charles Street in Ipswich (behind Crown Pools). We teach everything from Shaolin Kung Fu and Wing Chun, through Kickboxing to Tai Chi, Womens Self Defence, Knife Trainingand many more. We are currently in the process of launching a set of training videos and also run one off Fast Track course for those unable to attend regularly. Feel free to visit the academy on Charles Street
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01473 225458 or email the club


ICENI Computer Club meet at Bourne Vale Social Club, Halifax Road, Ipswich (8.8 miles)
A local computer club for computer hobbyists and enthusiasts. Meeting on the first Wednesday of every month.
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


Ipswich and District Photographic Society meet at St. Francis Church Hall, Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich (9.8 miles)
We’re a friendly club, with space for everyone – regardless of your ability or experience.
We meet in and around Ipswich from September to May. As well as the main Society evenings – which include lectures, competitions and social events – we have specialist groups for people interested in prints, transparencies, digital imaging, monochrome photography, studio and audio-visual work.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Arthur Griffiths on 01473 611507, email Arthur Griffiths or visit thier website


Ipswich Aviation Society meet at Maryon Road, Maryon Road, Ipswich (7.3 miles)
Meetings consist of talks, slide shows, visits and guest speakers, catering for all types of aviation. Meetings on 1st Tuesday of the month
If you'd like more information, you can email the club


Ipswich Buddhist Centre meet at Ipswich Buddhist Centre, Thoroughfare, Ipswich (9.2 miles)
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If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


Ipswich Jazz Club meet at The California Club, Foxhall Road, Ipswich (8.2 miles)
The town's top regular venue for the best in Jazz. Regular concerts take place on the 3rd Sunday every month at THE CALIFORNIA CLUB on Foxhall Road. Performances 8.00 to 10.30pm. Doors open 7.30pm.
As a non-profit making organisation run by a voluntary committee the IPSWICH JAZZ CLUB is entirely dependant on income from our audience. We receive no funding from any other source. The club is dedicated to bringing the best possible modern and mainstream jazz to Ipswich.
Full program, articles and artists photos on the website
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


Ipswich Ladies Hockey Club
Ipswich Ladies Hockey Club is the only Premier National League club in Suffolk and we aim to cater for all standards of players. We run 3 Senior teams, 1 in the National Premier League, 1 in the East Premier league and 1 in the East league Division 2. We also run a very successful U19 team that plays on Sundays.
All new players welcome!
If you'd like more information, you can telephone the clubhouse on 01473 259060 or visit thier website


Ipswich Outdoor Group meet at The Dove, St Helens Street, Ipswich (8.8 miles)
We are affiliated to YHA as a local group. These are groups of like-minded people who meet regularly to enjoy hostelling trips and other social activities such as barbecues, slide shows, badminton, pub trips etc. The YHA stands for Youth Hostels Association - a registered charity providing accommodation for all. There is no age limit and, yes, you can drive to hostel.
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


Ipswich Radio Club meet at Golden Hind Pub, Nacton Road, Ipswich (7.3 miles)
We are affiliated to Radio Society of Great Britain and meet twice a month on the first and third Wednesdays. On the first Wedneday we now meet at The Golden Hind public house on Nacton Road - near the old Ipswich Airport site.
If you'd like more information, you can email the club


Ipswich Real Nappy Network meet at St Pancras Church Hall, Orwell Place, Ipswich (8.9 miles)
We are a voluntary group raising awareness and promoting washable cloth nappies. Nappaccino meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday of the month from 10.30-12.30 at St Pancras Church Hall, Tacket St, Ipswich where we have a second hand nappy exchange, provide independent advice on the care and use of cloth nappies and promote local cloth nappy retailers. We also give talks and demonstrations to groups, health professionals and day care providers and have available an up to date local directory of cloth nappy retailers and laundry services.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 0870 246 1693, email the club or visit thier website


Ipswich Recorded Music Society meet at The Meeting Room, Tower Street, Ipswich (9.2 miles)
The meetings of the society are held in the Meeting Room at 19 Tower Street, Ipswich on alternate Thursday evenings at 7:30. The aim is to provide a wide range of music, from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern periods.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Enid Hunt on 01473 725516 or Peter Partridge on 01473 422386


Kesgrave Salsa Club meet at Kesgrave Social Club, Edmonton Road, Kesgrave, Ipswich (7.5 miles)
Kesgrave Salsa Club. Venue at the Kesgrave Social Club. at the junction of Main Road and Edmonton Road every Thursday night. Beginners/Improvers 7.15 pm until 8.15 pm Intermediate 8.15 pm until 9.30 pm. The Cuban Wheel and Freedance until 10.15 pm
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


Lait Dance Club meet at St Matthews Hall, Clarkson Street, Ipswich (9.6 miles)
The Lait Dance Club was founded in 1974 by Tom and Pat Lait. It is situated in Ipswich, Suffolk and has very good facilities which include a large ballroom with a maple sprung floor and a licensed bar. There is a full programme of events at the Club including Saturday Night Social Dances, Afternoon Tea Dances, Practice Nights, Medal Tests and Competitions.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01473 215543, email the club or visit thier website


Sun Star Sub-Aqua Club meet at Fore Street Swimming Pool, Fore Street, Ipswich (8.8 miles)
A friendly BSAC Scuba diving club based in Ipswich, they meet every Monday at 8:20 at Fore Street pool for social swimming, diver training before heading to the pub for a chat and a beer or two.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 07932 070628, email the club or visit thier website


Walton Dance Club meet at Music Hall, Orwell High School
Ballroom, Latin American and Sequence dancing, with some new sequence tuition. Thursday evenings 7 - 9:30 during school term time.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01394 286409, email the club or visit thier website


Weight Watchers meet at Northgate Sports Centre, Sidegate Lane West, Ipswich (9 miles)
Day: Fridays, Times: 9:00am & 10:15am
DISCOVER WHAT WORKS FOR YOU - Join today!
"Nothing taste as good as slim feels like"
EVERYBODY'S WELCOME
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Berit on 01728 684884 or email Berit


Weight Watchers meet at Woodbridge Community Centre, Station Road, Woodbridge (7.7 miles)
Day: Tuesdays, Times: 10:00am & 5:30pm & 6:45pm
DISCOVER WHAT WORKS FOR YOU - Join today!
"Nothing taste as good as slim feels like"
EVERYBODY'S WELCOME
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Berit on 01728 684884 or email Berit


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