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Events this Month

Headgate Workshops for 8 - 16 Year Olds - Legally Blonde, 24th July 2017 to 28th July 2017, 9:30 to 16:30 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (18.4 miles)
Workshop for 8 to 16 year olds: Packed with fun and new skills to learn, this workshop will end with a free performance for an invited audience on the last day. Places are limited and will be allocated as money is received. Please call the box office for details, an application form and to book.
Places: �£95


Jenny's Ark Pet Zoo, 26th July 2017 to 27th July 2017 at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal (5.3 miles)
Jennyâ??s Ark Pet Zoo will be at S.O.S. every Wednesday and Thursday during the school holidays


Blood Donation Session, 26th July 2017, 9:35 to 17:00 at Bramford Rd Meth Ch Hall, Bramford Road, Ipswich (8.8 miles)
Come and donate blood between 09:35 and 12:30 or between 13:50 and 17:00


The Sugarhill Reunion 2017, 27th July 2017, 18:45 at The Apex, Charter Square, Bury St. Edmunds (11 miles)
The Sugarhill Reunion
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Sax Music Fest, 28th July 2017 to 29th July 2017 at Memorial Field, B1119, Saxmundham, Rendham Road, Saxmundham (18 miles)
Sax Music Fest. www.saxmusicfest.co.uk
Free Entry for all.
Friday 28th July 2017, 5pm until 10.30pm. Local Folk evening. Just Jay dance act, Leon O'Leary, Ant Macandrew and main band Aartwork. (Ceilidh).
Saturday 29th July 2017, 10am until 10.45pm. Mixed local bands inc. megan, Issac, Barricade, Hurricane Wolves, Saving Taff, Touch of Blue, Broken Eyes, In My Disguise, Reno and Rome, Handle with Care plus main Tribute Rollin Stoned band.
Sideshows include face paint, hair braid, children's rides. Food outlets. Times of performances may vary slightly. Disabled parking via booking saxmusicfest@btinternet.com or 07771 877454


Stapled to a Chicken - What Planet are you on?, 28th July 2017 to 29th July 2017, 20:00 to 22:00 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (18.4 miles)
Essex's premiere sketch comedians are back, bending reality into humorous shapes and taking you to fantastic new worlds of funny. Join them on a spoof-tastic voyage that has to be seen to be believed. Contains strong language and adult humour.
Tickets: �£11


Photo Workshop Day, 30th July 2017 at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal (5.3 miles)
The price per adult is £75 incl. café lunch
Photo Workshop Days at the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary offer something special for all keen photographers - a day in the close company of owls, with an expert wildlife photographer on hand to offer tips & tricks of how to get the best from the experience
PHOTO WORKSHOP DAYS are activity courses which are run at the Centre in tandem with our normal operations, attractions & events. All visitors to S.O.S. are welcome to take any photos or videos of our birds and other animals without charge.


Blood Donation Session, 31st July 2017, 12:50 to 18:45 at The Athenaeum, Angel Hill, Bury St. Edmunds (10.8 miles)
Come and donate blood between 12:50 and 15:30 or between 16:30 and 18:45


Jenny's Ark Pet Zoo, 2nd August 2017 to 3rd August 2017 at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal (5.3 miles)
Jennyâ??s Ark Pet Zoo will be at S.O.S. every Wednesday and Thursday during the school holidays


Blood Donation Session, 2nd August 2017, 13:30 to 19:30 at Tiptree Community Centre, Caxton Close, Tiptree, Colchester (24.4 miles)
Come and donate blood between 13:30 and 16:00 or between 17:00 and 19:30


The Wind in the Willows, 4th August 2017, 17:30 at Suffolk Punch Centre, St Davids Lane, Hollesley, Woodbridge (18.4 miles)
Pack your picnics and join the boat-loving Ratty, the sensible yet curious Mole, wise old Badger and the fantastically irrepressible Toad as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime culminating in a colourful battle with the sly weasel to save Toad Hall!
Eye-catching costumes, toe-tapping music and larger than life characters promise to capture the imagination of the youngest of audience members whilst the sheer nostalgic charm of this beloved story is guaranteed to take older generations on a glorious trip down the riverbank onto memory lane. The perfect summer treat for all the family!


Blink by Phil Porter, 4th August 2017 to 5th August 2017, 19:30 to 22:30 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (18.4 miles)
This is the tale of Jonah, Sophie and a fox called Scruffilitis. It's a love story. A dysfunctional, voyeuristic and darkly funny love story, but a love story all the same.

Tickets: �£12, �£10 (students/over 65s)


Hornby Collectors Day, 6th August 2017 at Mid Suffolk Light Railway, Wetheringsett (6.2 miles)
Our popular Hornby collectors day returns once again. Dublo two and three rail layouts, vintage 0 gauge and Meccano displays, plus swap and sales stands. We will also have two locos in steam for the passenger services. A treat for fans and family.


Blood Donation Session, 7th August 2017, 13:30 to 19:15 at Bocking Arts Theatre, Bocking End, Braintree (24.6 miles)
Come and donate blood between 13:30 and 16:00 or between 17:00 and 19:15


Jenny's Ark Pet Zoo, 9th August 2017 to 10th August 2017 at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal (5.3 miles)
Jennyâ??s Ark Pet Zoo will be at S.O.S. every Wednesday and Thursday during the school holidays


Blood Donation Session, 10th August 2017, 12:50 to 18:45 at The Athenaeum, Angel Hill, Bury St. Edmunds (10.8 miles)
Come and donate blood between 12:50 and 15:30 or between 16:30 and 18:45


IAA Lunchtime Concert - Silbury Hill, 10th August 2017, 13:00 to 14:00 at Museum Street Methodist Church, Black Horse Lane, Ipswich (9.7 miles)
Silbury Hill, an East Anglian- based duo, play throughout the region at events, festivals, bars and clubs, as well as in France and Belgium. They have produced three CDs of original material: The Tudor Rose, Broadside and Mayhem and Justice of the Rowan. Much of their original music is inspired by their Suffolk roots and this is what they bring to us today. Expect songs and stories of Thomas Wolsey, Dunwich, St. Edmund, plus a few surprises along the way! Admission is free with a retiring collection. Tea and coffee are served from 12.30pm


The East Anglian Garden Railway Show, 12th August 2017 at Bressingham Steam Museum & Gardens, Low Road, Bressingham, Diss (12.1 miles)
Full Steam Saturday! ! ! Alongside the Garden Railway Show we have our annual miniature steam traction engine rally. The museum will be operating all of its steamable engines. The miniature railway will also be running.


Steam in Miniature Weekend, 12th August 2017 to 13th August 2017 at Bressingham Steam Museum & Gardens, Low Road, Bressingham, Diss (12.1 miles)
Bressinghamâ??s annual Steam in Miniature weekend has come around again where working scale models of steam locomotion are on show, ranging from the large and decorative engines used by fairground showmen and the travelling fairs to the more humble road rollers used to maintain the highways and by-ways. Scales range from 2½ inches to the foot to the larger models of approximately half the size of the originals.


Photo Workshop Day, 13th August 2017 at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal (5.3 miles)
The price per adult is £75 incl. café lunch
Photo Workshop Days at the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary offer something special for all keen photographers - a day in the close company of owls, with an expert wildlife photographer on hand to offer tips & tricks of how to get the best from the experience
PHOTO WORKSHOP DAYS are activity courses which are run at the Centre in tandem with our normal operations, attractions & events. All visitors to S.O.S. are welcome to take any photos or videos of our birds and other animals without charge.


Blood Donation Session, 13th August 2017, 9:40 to 16:00 at Wilson Marriage Centre, Barrack Street, Colchester (18.4 miles)
Come and donate blood between 09:40 and 12:15 or between 13:45 and 16:00


Bubble Rush 2017, 13th August 2017, 11:00 to 16:00 at Christchurch Park Ipswich, Bolton Lane, Ipswich (9.7 miles)
Bubble Rush is coming back to Christchurch Park on Sunday 13 August!
Bubble Rush is a fantastic, fun-filled, family event in which anyone of any age can take part.
The 5k fabulously frothy event features five bubble stations with bubble cannons which blasts participants with crazy-coloured bubbles, covering you in safe, frothy foam!
Each station jets out different coloured bubbles and unique music to listen to as you run, walk or dance along the route.
For more information please visit: https://www.stelizabethhospice.org.uk/events/events-and-challenges/2935/bubble-rush-2017/


Blood Donation Session, 14th August 2017, 12:50 to 19:15 at King Edward vii Memorial Hall, High Street, Newmarket (21.9 miles)
Come and donate blood between 12:50 and 15:30 or between 16:30 and 19:15


Jenny's Ark Pet Zoo, 16th August 2017 to 17th August 2017 at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal (5.3 miles)
Jennyâ??s Ark Pet Zoo will be at S.O.S. every Wednesday and Thursday during the school holidays


Blood Donation Session, 16th August 2017, 13:25 to 19:00 at Bramford Rd Meth Ch Hall, Bramford Road, Ipswich (8.8 miles)
Come and donate blood between 13:25 and 15:40 or between 17:00 and 19:00


Blood Donation Session, 18th August 2017, 13:30 to 19:15 at The Village Hall, York Road, Earls Colne, Colchester (19 miles)
Come and donate blood between 13:30 and 16:00 or between 17:00 and 19:15


Jenny's Ark Pet Zoo, 23rd August 2017 to 24th August 2017 at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal (5.3 miles)
Jennyâ??s Ark Pet Zoo will be at S.O.S. every Wednesday and Thursday during the school holidays


Blood Donation Session, 23rd August 2017, 12:50 to 18:45 at The Athenaeum, Angel Hill, Bury St. Edmunds (10.8 miles)
Come and donate blood between 12:50 and 15:30 or between 16:30 and 18:45


Local Clubs

Chimneys CMC meet at Claydon Community Centre, Church Lane, Claydon, Ipswich (6.6 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01728 689033


Essex & Suffolk Border Motorcycle Club
The club is long established and affiliated to the sports governing body the Auto Cycle Union.
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 (9.6 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


Ipswich and District Photographic Society meet at St. Francis Church Hall, Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich (9.7 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 Buddhist Centre meet at Ipswich Buddhist Centre, Thoroughfare, Ipswich (9.8 miles)
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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 Real Nappy Network meet at St Pancras Church Hall, Orwell Place, Ipswich (10 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 (9.7 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


Jenny's Dance Ranch meet at Coddenham Village Hall, School Road, Coddenham, Ipswich (5.1 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Eve on 01473 78573 or 07803 549871


Lait Dance Club meet at St Matthews Hall, Clarkson Street, Ipswich (9.4 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


Little Texas meet at Stowmarket Football Club, Bury Road (0.6 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01473 714039


Oskar Foxtrot Musical Theatre meet at Regal Theatre, Ipswich Street (0.2 miles)
We stage original musicals and are always looking for new members to join our cast and band of thirty five young people aged between 11 and 22. We stage our Productions at the Regal Theatre in Stowmarket and meet weekly at Stowmarket Middle School on Monday evenings at 6pm. Band members need to be grade five standard or above, but budding actors, singers or dancers do not necessarily need to be experienced. We audition in June but accept new members at other points in the year.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Sarah on 01473 423606, email Sarah or visit thier website


Otley Gym Club meet at Chapel Road, Chapel Road, Otley, Ipswich (8.7 miles)
We are a recreational gymnastics club based in Otley near Ipswich offering training for toddlers to 18 year olds.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01473 735244, email the club or visit thier website


Riverside CWC meet at Riverside Club, Stowupland Street (0.2 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01449 675571


Stowmarket Swimming Club meet at Mid-Suffolk Leisure Centre, Gainsborough Road (0.5 miles)
Stowmarket Swimming Club meets at Mid-Suffolk Leisure Centre and welcomes new swimmers and is able to offer competitive swimming to swimmers of all age groups.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Nick Minns the Club Coach on 01449 677871 or visit thier website


TinyTalk meet at Stowmarket Community Centre, Hillside (0.7 miles)
the UK's favourite baby signing classes
TinyTalk is the leading baby signing organisation in the United Kingdom.
We provide experienced and well-trained baby signing teachers, delivering quality educational and fun baby signing classes for babies.
TinyTalk offer baby signing and singing classes for mums (or dads!) and their babies or toddlers across the UK.
In each 1-hour baby signing class...
· You and your baby will learn a number of baby signs for useful everyday words and phrases - allowing you to talk to your baby for the first time by baby signing
· You'll spend time singing favourite nursery rhymes and action songs
· Apart from learning baby signing, your baby will also have time to play with a variety of toys - whilst the mums relax with coffee and biscuits!
The TinyTalk approach is both professional and relaxed. TinyTalk baby signing classes are structured but they are also great fun. Parents and babies seem to adore w hat the TinyTalk baby signing classes formula offers!
· All of our baby signing classes are run on a drop in basis and not pre-booked
· We sing familiar, well-known songs while baby signing
· We charge only once per family (not per child)- i.e. that twins, triplets etc. are not penalised!
· The baby signing classes are lots and lots of fun with a structured but relaxed atmosphere
· TinyTalk use British Sign Language signs in our baby signing classes, enabling everyone to not only communicate with their hearing baby, but also start communication with the Deaf Community
· Our baby signing classes are suitable for 0 to 2 year olds. Even newborns are most welcome! Children over 2 years old can also attend at the discretion of the class teacher.
If you'd like more information, you can visit thier website


Weight Watchers meet at Northgate Sports Centre, Sidegate Lane West, Ipswich (9.7 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


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