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Events this Month

Happy Holidays! , 14th December 2018 to 15th December 2018, 19:45 to 22:00 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (18.4 miles)
A concert chocked full of reinvented seasonal favourites. Featuring classics such as Have Yourself a Merry little Christmas, Fairytale in new York and Merry Christmas Everyone. The perfect treat to get you into the holiday mood.

Tickets: �£10, �£8 (conc)

Saturday matinee at 2.30pm


Cotton Cafe, 15th December 2018, 10:00 to 12:00 at Cotton Village Hall Blacksmith Road Cotton , Blacksmith Road, Cotton (4.9 miles)
Free entry. Come along to our Special Christmas Cafe at Cotton Village Hall, Blacksmith Road, Cotton, IP14 4QN from 10.00am till 12 noon on Saturday, 15 December 2018. Father Christmas will be there! Browse and shop at our craft and produce stalls. Meet with friends and buy a delicious brunch (Mince Pies. Bread rolls with your choice of filling: bacon, bacon & egg, sausage. Tea, coffee, and soft drinks). See http://cotton.onesuffolk.net/


Festive Day Out With Thomas, 15th December 2018 to 16th December 2018, 10:00 to 16:30 at East Anglian Railway Museum, Station Road, Wakes Colne, Colchester (18 miles)
Lots of festive fun with Thomas and his friends. Children also get to visit Santaâ??s Grotto
Calling all little engineers! Join Thomas, the number one blue engine, as he visits the East Anglian Railway Museum for a festive day of 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.


Christmas Visits at Bressingham, 15th December 2018 to 16th December 2018, 14:00 to 17:00 at Bressingham Steam Museum & Gardens, Low Road, Bressingham, Diss (12.1 miles)
Father Christmas is coming to Bressingham on selected days in December - see main text. Booking is advisable, especially for the weekends as ticket numbers are limited.


Fourtissimo: 30 years on, 16th December 2018, 17:00 to 21:00 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (18.4 miles)
The Fourtissimo guitar quartet plays an early evening concert of music written or specially arranged for four guitars. Ian Ridgley, Rod Protheroe, Martin Smith and Christine Garrington last performed together 25 years ago and are reuniting for a special concert to raise money for the blood cancer research charity, Bloodwise.

Tickets: �£8


Variety Show - Christmas Extravaganza , 17th December 2018 to 19th December 2018 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (18.4 miles)
Live music, Stand-up comedy, Juggling, LED hoop display, Fantail fantasia, Fire show, whip cracking + more from local, National and international Talent. BOOK NOW

Early Bird Special!
�£12.50 All Seats
(Advanced Bookings Only)

On the door Tickets : �£16 �£14 (child/conc)

Performances at 5pm and 7pm


The Scarlet Pipistrelle by Pat Whymark & Julian Harries, 20th December 2018 to 22nd December 2018, 19:30 to 22:30 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (18.4 miles)
They seek him here, they seek him there, those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in Heaven, or is he in Hell, Or a small theatre in Essex - who can tell? The year is 1793. Paris is gripped by the Jacobins. The Compte de Cr�¨me-Br�»l�©e is to be guillotined on the morrow. His only hope is a daring swoop by that dashing master of disguise and echo-location, The Scarlet Pipistrelle, who has already undertaken several rescues of aristocrats. Who knows, perhaps this time, he might actually succeed!

Tickets: �£14, �£7 (under 21, income support)

Saturday matinee at 4pm


Christmas Visits at Bressingham, 21st December 2018 to 24th December 2018, 14:00 to 17:00 at Bressingham Steam Museum & Gardens, Low Road, Bressingham, Diss (12.1 miles)
Father Christmas is coming to Bressingham on selected days in December - see main text. Booking is advisable, especially for the weekends as ticket numbers are limited.


Festive Day Out With Thomas, 22nd December 2018 to 23rd December 2018, 10:00 to 16:30 at East Anglian Railway Museum, Station Road, Wakes Colne, Colchester (18 miles)
Lots of festive fun with Thomas and his friends. Children also get to visit Santaâ??s Grotto
Calling all little engineers! Join Thomas, the number one blue engine, as he visits the East Anglian Railway Museum for a festive day of 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.


Hits from the Blitz , 3rd January 2019, 19:30 to 22:30 at Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Chapel Street North, Colchester (18.4 miles)
The unique "feel-good" 1940's show, as featured at Dame Vera Lynn's Charity Gala Nights, with original Dad's Army cast! Wartime "sing-a-longs" brought to life by the singers and multi-instrumentalists of the Five Star Swing band, including Simone from Ivy Benson's orchestra plus Chris Smith, composer and arranger for the BBC Radio Big Band.
Tickets ���£ 15, ���£ 14


IDC Does Christmas , 4th January 2019 to 5th January 2019, 18:30 to 22:30 at Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Chapel Street North, Colchester (18.4 miles)
A Song and Dance variety show featuring some of Colchester's most talented performers. Festive, fun and upbeat, this event promises to be enjoyable for all. Saturday matinee performance at 2 pm.
Tickets ���£ 15, ���£ 14


Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies , 11th January 2019 to 12th January 2019 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (18.4 miles)
When the evil Sheriff of Nottingham threatens the villagers of Sherwood, feisty Maid Marion hires a band of freedom fighters for protection. However, when Robin and his Merry Men arrive she soon discovers they're not exactly what she ordered! Follow the most outrageous outlaws in history as they try to defeat the Sheriff, rescue Maid Marion and overthrow King John - all without laddering their tights!

Tickets: ����¯�¿�½������£12, ����¯�¿�½������£9 (conc)
Friday 11th - Saturday 12th at 7pm Saturday Matin����¯�¿�½������©e 1pm and 5pm


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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