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Events this Month

Brightworth's School of Magic, 21st October 2018 to 26th October 2018, 10:30 to 16:00 at Hedingham Castle, Castle Hedingham (18.6 miles)
Do you have a young Witch or Wizard? Brightworthâ??s are opening their doors this Halloween half term to welcome a new class into their School of Magic.
Every day from the 21st â?? 28th October, Castle Hedingham will be host to budding Wizardâ??s and Witches who wish to enrol at Brightworthâ??s. The magical doors will open twice each day, morning 10.30am to 1pm and in the afternoon from 1.30pm to 4pm.
You will meet the Brightworth teachers to learn and take part in their specialist subjects; from Magic Wands to Potions and Enchanted Animals to Mystical Spells.
The entire event happens inside our Magical Academy, so no need to worry about the weather. Costumes are allowed, sorcery themed outfits encouraged! Brightworthâ??s Magic School is aimed at ages 3 to 14- but older kids and parents may just learn a spell or two too!


An Evening of Clairvoyance with Ronnie Buckingham, 22nd October 2018 to 23rd October 2018, 19:30 to 21:30 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (18.4 miles)
Ronnie reconnects 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


The Big Top - Performance Workshop, 23rd October 2018 to 26th October 2018, 9:30 to 16:30 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (18.4 miles)
ntomimes

Our autumn workshop for 8 - 16 year olds will be circus based! Looking at the fantastic story of P T Barnum, immortalised in the popular film The Greatest Showman, participants will learn performance and theatre skills (and maybe even some circus skills!) in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

Booking is by completion of an application form which can be downloaded from our website or obtained from the theatre.

Participants must be between 8 and 16 years old at the time of the workshop.

Payment for the workshop cannot be made online and must be done via the Box Office. For more information please ring 01206 530257

Fees: �£100 per child, payable in advance. �£90 if paid for by 30th September 2018


Halloween Evenings, 26th October 2018 to 27th October 2018 at Bressingham Steam Museum & Gardens, Low Road, Bressingham, Diss (12.1 miles)
Its going to be a spooky time at Bressingham.


Felixstowe Steampunk Halloween Festival, 27th October 2018 to 28th October 2018 at Landguard Fort, Landguard Peninsula, View Point Road, Felixstowe (19.2 miles)
A weekend not to be missed at both Landguard Fort and Felixstowe Museum - packed with Steampunk curiosities and eccentricities with a spooky Halloween twist or two.

We have both a family-friendly daytime event or a more scary evening event.

Daytime on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October 2018. 1030-1700.
Suitable for all the family with great live music and Steampunk artists (including a Victorian Phantasmagoria, Ichabod Steam and his Animatronic Band, Burlesque Bombshells, Captain Leaky and his Steampunk van and Slap Ma Girdle Morris), Steampunk Marketplace, children's fun (Victorian magic shows, quiz trail, crafts, working Meccano display), wacky Steampunk games (including High Noon shoot-outs - Wild West style - with Nerf guns, traditional tea duelling and wheelchair jousting), food and bar.

Evening on Saturday 27 October 2018. 1900-2330.
Roll up, roll up - prepare yourself for the weird, wacky, spooky and scary. Dare you enter the haunted Landguard Fort after dark for the Night of the Macabre. Cabaret show (including The Retro Clones, The Wattingers and Captain of the Lost Waves), Steampunk scarers, spooky lighting, special effects and plenty of surprises! Come prepared to be shocked and scared. No admittance to the evening event for anyone under the age of 14.

We encourage all visitors to attend in their Steampunk finery.

Full details on ticket prices at www.discoverlandguard.org.uk/latest-news/felixstowe-steampunk-halloween-festival


Spooky Day Out With Thomas, 27th October 2018 to 28th October 2018, 10:00 to 16:30 at East Anglian Railway Museum, Station Road, Wakes Colne, Colchester (18 miles)
Thomas the Tank Engine with a spooky twist, the perfect Halloween treat!
Calling all little engineers! Join Thomas, the number one blue engine, as he visits the East Anglian Railway Museum for a day of spooky family fun. The Fat Controller will also be on hand to make sure that Thomas is being a really useful engine whilst Rusty and Dusty, Sodorâ??s Station Sweepers, will be causing mischief.


A Musical Affair with Trevor Johnson-Thurston , 27th October 2018, 19:30 to 22:30 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (18.4 miles)
In his brand-new show, Trevor celebrates the world of Musical Theatre including Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Jesus Christ Superstar and the Silver Screen, The Greatest Showman, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Beauty and the Beast. Trevor is happy to present an evening to relax and enjoy listening to some of your favourite songs.

Tickets: �£8


Last Day of Bressingham's Open Season with Rides, 28th October 2018 at Bressingham Steam Museum & Gardens, Low Road, Bressingham, Diss (12.1 miles)
The last chance to ride all the trains until next year!


Sketchbook Strolls, 28th October 2018, 10:00 at Stable Café, Holywells Park, Cliff Lane, Ipswich (10.8 miles)
We welcome all ages of any skill, no experience necessary.
A chance to:
Make new friends
Develop you drawing skills
Increase your fitness
All attendees will be given a free sketchbook and pencils, though you're more than welcome to bring your own.
Book your free place by emailing sketchbookstrollsipswich@aol.com


"The Clocks Go Back..." - cabaret for an autumn day, 28th October 2018, 14:00 to 16:00 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (18.4 miles)
A one-off jigsaw of songs, verse and humorous yarns performed in a really delightful little Colchester theatre. The show features the legendary Martin Newell with the extraordinary musical talents of the Hosepipe Band. What else are you doing on a Sunday afternoon at half-term?

Suitable for age 12 and above


Tickets: �£10, �£8 (conc


The Silver Dollar Country Music Club presents Longshot, 28th October 2018 to 11th November 2018, 19:30 to 22:30 at Park Hotel, Diss, IP2 4LE, Denmark Street, Diss (12 miles)

Sunday 28 October 2018

The Silver Dollar Country Music Club presents The Jeff Gallant Band

Doors 7pm. Music 7.30pm until 10.30pm

Members �£5. Non-Members �£6


For further information please contact John and Teresa Stannard, Committee Members on 01603 433918


Buckets by Adam Barnard, 31st October 2018 to 1st November 2018, 19:45 to 22:45 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (18.4 miles)
Colchester Institute Students CP3

How to fill what's left of your day. How to fill the rest of your days. Sick buckets, bucket rattling, bucket lists, buckets of love.

Wry, emotive, funny and heartfelt, buckets is a play with a unique perspective on a universal dilemma: how do you deal with the fact that time always runs out?

Across thirty-three interconnected scenes - some just a few lines, others mini-plays in their own right - buckets swings through a kaleidoscopic world of sadness and happiness, illness and health, youth and experience, kissing and crying, singing and dying.

Tickets: �£10, �£8.50 (conc.) 20% off for Students


A Celebration with the Colne Endeavour Band, 2nd November 2018, 19:30 to 22:30 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (18.4 miles)
The Colne Endeavor Band a joyous celebration of music from stage and screen as well as some arrangements of hit old and new. Tickets �£8,�£6


Cotton Cafe, 3rd November 2018, 10:00 to 12:00 at Cotton Village Hall, Blacksmith Road, Cotton (4.9 miles)
Free entry. Come along to our Cafe at Cotton Village Hall, Blacksmith Road, Cotton, IP14 4QN from 10.00am till 12 noon on Saturday, 3 November 2018. 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). See http://cotton.onesuffolk.net/


RSPCA Autumn Fair / Shop Early for Christmas event, 3rd November 2018, 10:00 to 14:00 at Holbrook Village Hall, The Street, Holbrook, Ipswich (13.5 miles)
In addition to our usual RSPCA stalls such as raffle, tombola, bric-a-brac and new goods including Christmas cards, diaries and calendars, we have a great range of brilliant craft and food stalls. These include organic dog treats, Animals Asia raffle, delicious homemade jams and chutneys, and Christmas wares including elegant felted gifts and carved wooden items, glass ornaments and suncatchers, jewellery and fabric items (like bunting & aprons) and wooden reindeer. Plus hot and cold refreshments.
Help support our local animal welfare work as well as beginning the run-up to the festive season.


Fire! Talk by Sarah Doig, 3rd November 2018, 10:30 to 12:00 at Ipswich Record Office, Gatacre Rd, Ipswich, Gatacre Road, Ipswich (9.2 miles)
To celebrate Guy Fawkes Night on the fifth of November Sarah Doig looks at Suffolk fires over the centuries. This talk explores some of the more interesting and bizarre fire-related incidents in our county, including the 17th century town fire which saved a monarch's life, a celebrated case of spontaneous human combustion in the 1700s and a mysterious disease which almost wiped out a complete family. Come and watch the sparks fly! �£7.50 per person, phone 01473 263909 or Ipswich.ro@suffolk.gov.uk to book your place, www.suffolkarchives.co.uk


Wedding Open Day, 4th November 2018, 11:00 to 16:00 at Hedingham Castle, Castle Hedingham (18.6 miles)
Hedingham Castle is the most romantic place for a wedding. The Banqueting Hall, shimmering with candlelight for an unforgettable ceremony, photographs on the Tudor Bridge and your reception in the Hall of the Mansion House overlooking the formal gardens and the lake combine to create a truly magical setting.
Our beautiful Marquee on the Tulip Lawn is perfect for the wedding breakfast, or you can spend your whole day within the majestic architecture of the Castle itself. Come and look round, talk to our wedding coordinators and selected suppliers, and see for yourself!


The Mariner, 6th November 2018, 19:30 to 22:00 at The Cut Arts Centre, New Cut, Halesworth (21 miles)
'It takes real skill to take a sturdy piece of classic literature and turn it into one of the most imaginative shows of the year' (Andrew Clarke, reviewing our 2015 tour of The Count of Monte Cristo in the EADT)

After their acclaimed productions of The Old Curiosity Shop & Sherlock Holmes and The Hooded Lance in 2017, COMMON GROUND THEATRE COMPANY return with this enthralling, surreal musical adaptation of Coleridge's gothic fantasy, The Rime of The Ancient Mariner, with its strong message of respect for all living things, and its investigation into man's creative and destructive urges. Its publication in 1792 heralded the arrival of the Romantic movement in England, and has held a place in the common consciousness ever since, inspiring generations of writers and film-makers.

The show will feature live action, puppetry, film and original music by Pat Whymark, sung by a live choir. The Mariner will be played by Julian Harries (New Wolsey Theatre, Colchester Mercury, RSC, National Theatre, Shared Experience, West End)

For the full tour schedule, to book tickets and for news of our 2018-19 Xmas show - The Scarlet Pipistrelle - go to www.commongroundtc.co.uk


Lest We Forget, 8th November 2018 to 10th November 2018 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (18.4 miles)
2018 marks the final year of centenary commemorations, remembering the bravery of those who fought, lived and died in the First World War. To mark the end of that war, 'Lest We Forget' uses words and song to pay tribute to those who' gave their tomorrow for our today'.
Tickets ������£ 10.00. Performances at 7.45pm on 8th and 9th and at 3pm on 30th


Craft & Gift Fair, 10th November 2018, 10:00 to 16:00 at St Peter's by the Waterfront, St Peters Street, Ipswich (9.9 miles)
Discover handmade gifts for family and friends, cards for that special someone and children's books along with many more great items.
Entry is free and refreshments are also available from our bar.


The Primrose League in Suffolk a talk by Tracey Hickey, 10th November 2018, 10:30 to 12:00 at Ipswich Record Office, Gatacre Rd, Ipswich, Gatacre Road, Ipswich (9.2 miles)
Tracey Hickey presents a history of this popular voluntary organisation and its efforts to support Conservatism in Suffolk from the end of the 19th century. Book on 01473 263909, Ipswich.ro@suffolk.gov.uk, �£7.50 www.suffolkarchives.co.uk


Quire present 'Pack Up Your Troubles', 10th November 2018, 19:30 to 21:30 at Peldon and the Wigboroughs Community Hall, Church Road, Peldon, Colchester (22.8 miles)
Quire, Colchester's world music community choir, present a concert commemorating the end of World War One and featuring music and verse from around the world that reflects the triumph of the human spirit.

The 40 strong group will sing songs sung in the trenches as well as the work of women in the war. The evening will include familiar songs such as Stille Nacht (Silent Night) and Red Flag - originally sung to the tune of O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree). Only Remembered featured recently in the production War Horse but was written in the 1890's and is widely used in remembrance to those who fell in the Great War. The programme will include songs from more recent conflicts reflecting the international nature of Quire's repertoire and providing a contrast will be songs sung in the Music Halls of the era. Audience participation will be encouraged and there'll be the opportunity to sing along with It's a Long Way to Tipperary, Keep the Home Fires Burning and Pack Up Your Troubles.

Tickets �£10 available from www.quire.org


Bury St Edmunds Farmers' Market, 11th November 2018, 10:00 to 16:00 at The Traverse, The Traverse, Bury St. Edmunds (10.9 miles)
The farmers' market is held on the second Sunday of every month (apart from January when the market is closed) on The Traverse in the centre of Bury St Edmunds where you will find a fabulous line up of the region's very best local producers, delighting shoppers with freshly baked local bread, honey, homemade pies and savouries, delicious cakes and fudge, Suffolk pork and beef, fresh fruit and vegetables, traditional puddings, vegan and gluten free products, sauces and chutneys and lots more.


Marjorie Prime , 14th November 2018 to 17th November 2018, 19:45 to 22:45 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (18.4 miles)
Is this where Artificial Intelligence (AI) is going? Is this the future? How close are we to being there already? This thought-provoking play gives us a glimpse into a possible development of AI. Come and decide for yourself if it is to be welcomed or feared.

Tickets: �£13 �£11 (conc


Marjorie Prime, 17th November 2018, 14:30 to 17:30 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (18.4 miles)
Is this where Artificial Intelligence (AI) is going? Is this the future? How close are we to being there already? This thought-provoking play gives us a glimpse into a possible development of AI. Come and decide for yourself if it is to be welcomed or feared.

Tickets: �£13 �£11 (conc)


Attleborough Health Clinic: Free Hearing Tests, 21st November 2018, 9:00 to 17:00 at Attleborough Health Clinic, Station Road, Attleborough (19.7 miles)

If you are experiencing problems with your hearing, why not come along and meet The Hearing Care Centre's award winning team at their open day at Attleborough Health Clinic.

The Open Day is free of charge to attend & will take place on:
Wednesday 21st November 2018 (9am-5pm)

In relaxed surroundings you can take advantage of having your hearing tested free of charge, as well as receiving professional advice on your hearing loss and the very latest solutions to help.

To find out more and to book an appointment, call The Hearing Care Centre on 01473 230330.


The Ladykillers , 21st November 2018 to 24th November 2018, 19:45 to 22:45 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (18.4 miles)
Colchester Theatre Group is excited to present this madcap Marx brothers style comedy written by one of the creators and writers of Father Ted. A group of robbers masquerading as a string quartet rent a room from an unsuspecting old lady and manipulate her in to the heist. She becomes a loose end that needs to be tied up and the group must decide who will do the deed!

Tickets: �£13, �£10 (conc)


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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