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Events this Month

An Evening of Clairvoyance with Ronnie Buckingham, 25th February 2019, 19:30 to 21:00 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (18.4 miles)
Ronnie tries to reconnect members of the audience with their friends and loved ones in the spirit world, and passes on messages and information generally only significant to the recipients. Sceptical? Come and see for yourself!

Tickets: �£15

Miss Rosie Sings the Divas, 27th February 2019, 19:30 to 22:30 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (18.4 miles)
Inspired by the great vocalists from the Golden Age of Jazz, Miss Rosie & The Moonshyne Runners are on a mission to resurrect the spirit of swing. Their repertoire draws from the Great American Songbook as they celebrate the music of that period, made famous by legendary artists such as Billie Holiday, Chris Connor and Anita O'Day.

Tickets: �£14, �£12 (conc)

IAA Spring General Meeting, 28th February 2019, 19:30 to 21:30 at St Andrew's Church Hall, The Street, Rushmere St. Andrew, Ipswich (10.5 miles)
Find out what the Ipswich Arts Association plans for 2019 including a Memorial Concert for Be Bird, the new series of Town Lectures and Concerts, the classical stage at Ipswich Music Day in July and the Ipswich Maritime Festival in August. The formal business will be followed by two short talks. Simon Fisher, Chair of Trianon Music Group, will talk about Trianon Diamond Jubilee Year, celebrating 60 years of music making. Alison Stewart from the Read Easy project will tell us about the latest initiatives in helping adults to learn to read. Admission is free and the meeting is open to IAA member societies and the general public.

Big Fish, 6th March 2019 to 9th March 2019, 19:45 to 22:45 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (18.4 miles)
Edward Bloom has lived a full and fantastical life, populated by witches, giants, and mermaids.His adult son, Will, is no longer amused by his father's incredible tales, insisting on a rational rather than a fanciful account of his life. When Edward's health declines, and Will learns that he and his wife, Josephine, will have a son of their own, Will decides to find out his father's "true" life story.
Tickets ���£12, ���£10.
Saturday matinee performance at 2.30 pm

Cotton Cafe, 9th March 2019, 10:00 to 12:00 at Cotton Village Hall Blacksmith Road Cotton , Blacksmith Road, Cotton (4.9 miles)
Cafe at Cotton Village Hall, Blacksmith Road, Cotton, IP14 4QN from 10.00am till 12 noon on Saturday, 9 March, 2019. Browse and shop at our craft and produce stalls. Meet with friends and buy a delicious brunch (bread rolls with your choice of filling: bacon, bacon & egg, sausage. Tea, coffee, and soft drinks and free biscuits).

Ipswich Transport Museum Lunchtime Talk, 14th March 2019, 13:00 to 14:00 at Museum Street Methodist Church, Black Horse Lane, Ipswich (9.7 miles)
Whether you are interested in buses, lorries, bikes, cranes or carriages, social history or just want to know a bit more about the area, you will find Ipswich Transport Museum a fascinating place. Brian Dyes talks about the collection at Ipswich Transport Museum which was started by the Ipswich Transport Preservation Group in 1965. It now houses over 100 major exhibits, all with local connections in that they were either made or used in and around Ipswich. The talk explores how the Museum has developed its collections, continued restoration projects and built significant library, archive and photograph collections whilst making changes to displays, improving information boards and installing video screens.

Admission is free with a retiring collection to defray expenses. Donations of at least two pounds per head are valued to maintain the series. Tea and coffee are served from 12.30pm.

The Pajama Game , 20th March 2019 to 23rd March 2019, 19:45 to 22:45 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (18.4 miles)
A union strike at the 'Sleep-Tite' Pajama Factory generates plenty of 'Steam Heat' in this toe-tapping comedic love story! 'The Pajama Game' is a classic award-winning 1950's musical comedy that was made into a popular film starring Doris Day. The score includes 'Hernando's Hideaway', 'Hey There' and 'Once a Year Day', you won't want to miss this musical treat!
Tickets �£ 15.
Saturday matinee performance at 2.30pm

Come Mister Tallyman!, 23rd March 2019, 19:00 to 21:00 at St Mary������¢���¯���¿�&iu, New Church Road, West Bergholt, Colchester (17.3 miles)
Come Mister Tallyman!

Quire present a selection from their Caribbean Songbook

With performances from Heathlands School Choir

Don't worry, about a thing - just sit back and listen to (or join in) songs from a lovely warm climate!

Saturday 23rd March at 7pm

St Marys Church, New Church Rd, West Bergholt, CO6 3JE

Tickets ���£10. Free for accompanied children.

Tickets available from the Church Office and Heathlands School. To reserve call 07721 011114

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)
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
"Nothing taste as good as slim feels like"
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Berit on 01728 684884 or email Berit

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