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What's On in Ipswich  November 2017
Monday 30 October to Saturday 25 November
Karen Stamper - Acrylic Collage Paintings
9.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Saturday
The John Russell Gallery, 46 Wherry Lane, Ipswich, IP4 1LG



Cambridge based Karen Stamper is a very busy exciting and active collage artist having exhibited throughout the U.K. since her last show here. So we are very privileged to have her returning to the John Russell Gallery, with a new collection, this time with a theme of urban shoreline.

For full information, see: Art Exhibitions in Suffolk

Monday 20 November to Sunday 3 December
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
2.00pm
Old Independent Church, Hamlet Road, Haverhill, CB9 8EF
Christmas Bazaar - Stalls, competitions, raffles, refreshments, etc.
Free Admission

Friday 24 November
ABBA MANIA
7.30pm
Corn Exchange, King Street, Ipswich, IP1 1DH
ABBA MANIA brings ABBA fans old and new a night not to be missed. If you're looking for an excuse to party, reminisce or simply be entertained by the best music ever, then ABBA MANIA is for you!

See Music Concerts In Suffolk for more information.

Friday 24 November
80s Disco
8:30pm - Midnight
Greshams Ipswich, 312 Tuddenham Road, IP4 3QJ



BIGGER AND EVEN BETTER, Our 80s Disco is back due to popular demand and is set to rock the very heart of Ipswich.

Join us and party the night away to the very best music that the 80s had to offer. Jump in your Delorean and head back to the days when Pacman was King, and Mario was just a humble plumber...

See Greshams Ipswich for full information and contact details.

Saturday 25 November to Sunday 26 November
Crafty Old Birds' Autumn Exhibition
11.00am - 4.00pm
Poplar Farmhouse, Poplar Lane (behind Holiday Inn - parking next door courtesy of KLH Architects), Ipswich, IP8 3HL



Textile Arts and Jewellery. Sale of work inc. Knitting and Felting, Weaving and Dyeing, Copper, Silver and Origami Jewellery and Textile Jewellery and Mixed Media Art. Also Sheri's Christmas Home Baking to try and buy.
For more info contact Sally Sparrow: 07950 767226 / sparrowsally@aol.com

Saturday 25 November
An Evening with Mozart
7.30pm
St John the Baptist, Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich, IP4 4QE
The Ipswich Bach Choir and Ipswich Chamber Orchestra will present a programme of Mozart's masterpieces, under conductor Patrick McCarthy. This will include two of his most popular choral works: the Coronation Mass,and the celebrated Vespers; as well as the Flute Concerto in D, with soloist Mary Blanchard.

See Music Concerts In Suffolk for full information.

Saturday 25 November
Ipswich Symphony Orchestra Concert
7.30pm
Ipswich Corn Exchange, King Street, Ipswich, IP1 1DH



Come and enjoy the sounds of the Ipswich Symphony Orchestra's latest concert.

See Music Concerts In Suffolk for the full details.

Saturday 25 November
Christmas Fayre
9.30am-12.30pm
St Marks Catholic Church, Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich , IP2 0QQ
Everyone welcome to our Christmas Fayre, gifts and jewellery, toys, bottle stall, tombola, home made cakes, sweets, children's games and crafts and grand raffle. Father Christmas will be there and would love to meet you.
Free entry

Saturday 25 November to Sunday 26 November
Christmas Tree Festival and Bazaar at Somersham
CHURCH Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm, VILLAGE HALL Sat 2pm-4pm,
St Mary’s Church and The Village Hall, Main Road and Church Lane, Lower Somersham, Near Ipswich, Suffolk, IP8
CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL held in the Church on Saturday and Sunday. A very festive occasion! Also - CHRISTMAS BAZAAR at the Village Hall with FATHER CHRISTMAS and lots of fun, games, cakes, crafts to be held Saturday afternoon. Refreshments available at both venues. Times above. Parking for both at the Village Hall car park.
Christine Jarrold 01473 830710 and Pat Woolhouse 01473 831080

Saturday 25 November
Christmas Craft & Gift Pop up Shop
10am - 4pm
Gallery 2, The Town Hall, Cornhill, Ipswich, IP1 1DH
Get away from the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping and join us in the peaceful surroundings of the town hall where you can buy some truly unique handmade crafts and quality gifts. The tea room will also be open for that all
important cuppa and a slice of cake!

Free Entry
Email: jan@fynn-valley.co.uk

Saturday 25 November
Winter Fete & Fun Day
11am to 3pm
La Tour Cycle Cafe, Unit 7, The Waterfront, Ipswich, IP4 3FT
A family day out at Ipswich Waterfront's exciting new community cafe celebrating all things festive this winter season. Fund-raising event in aid of local adult literacy charity, ''Got to Read''. Children's activities, storytelling, crafts and produce. Fun and games for all with delicious food and drink.
Tel: 07528 147654.
Email: info@gottoread.org.uk

Sunday 26 November
Suffolk Festival Chorus Inaugural Concert
3.00pm
Grand Hall, Ipswich Corn Exchange, King Street, Ipswich, IP1 1DH



The Suffolk Festival Singers was formed in 2017 to provide a forum for experienced choral singers to perform large scale choral works accompanied by a symphony orchestra and first class soloists in prestigious venues.

See Music Concerts In Suffolk full details of their Inaugral Concert and your chance to take part.

Monday 27 November
Wreath Making Workshop
2.00pm - 5.00pm
Martlesham Heath Pavilion, The Drift, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, IP5 3PL
Would you like to create your own beautiful wreath ready for the festive season then come along to our Wreath Making Workshop.
Collect some foliage and creating and customise your own unique wreath.

See Christmas and New Year in Suffolk for full information and contact details.

Wednesday 29 November to Saturday 2 December
Lord Arthur Savile's Crime
7.45pm
Kesgrave Community Centre, 12 Acre Approach, Kesgrave, Ipswich, IP5 1JF
The Masque Players will be performing Lord Arthur Savile's Crime based on an 1890's story by Oscar Wilde.

See Fetes, Fairs and Shows in Suffolk for full information.

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What's On in Ipswich  December 2017
Friday 1 December
South Suffolk Youth Music: End of Term Concert
7.30pm
Northgate Arts Centre, Sidegate Lane West, Ipswich, IP4 3DF



Join Suffolk County Music Service for an exciting programme of music performed by South Suffolk Youth Orchestra, South Suffolk Youth Wind Band, and South Suffolk Youth Jazz Ensemble.

These ensembles meet weekly during term time as part of the Suffolk Youth Music programme of music-making activities in Ipswich.
£7 adult £5 student/child
More information: phone 01473 281866
Email: county.musicservice@suffolk.gov.uk

Friday 1 December
G & T and Lunch
12:30pm til 2:30pm
The Station Hotel, 2 Burrell Road, Ipswich, IP2 8AJ
The tasting of 3 gins with a spot of lunch. Confirmed attendance of Fever-Tree Brand Executive.
£15.00
Tel: +441473683622

Saturday 2 December
''POP CHORUS'' CHRISTMAS CONCERT at SOMERSHAM
7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Church Lane, Lower Somersham, Nr Ipswich, IP8
''POP CHORUS'' Christmas Concert, singing at St Mary's Church, Somersham.
Refreshments and Raffle
Proceeds to the Church Water Fund and 10% to St Elizabeth Hospice
£7.50 including refreshments
Pat Woolhouse 01473 830710 or Heather 01473 830068

Saturday 2 December
Inflatable5K Santa Run
8.30am - 3.30pm
Trinity Park, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, IP3 8UH
Get ready for the UK's only inflatable 5k Santa Run!
It's back! Grab your hats & hold on to your sacks for quite possibly the most mental 5k Santa run you'll ever see!

See Christmas and New Year in Suffolk for full information.

Sunday 3 December
Gippeswyk Singers Celebrate Christmas
7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Hall Farm Road, Great Bealings, IP13 6NY
Gippeswyk Singers present an evening of uplifting music to celebrate Christmas, including beautiful anthems and carols, a superb organist and special performances from Nightingale Wind Quintet. Conducted by Geoff Lavery.
See Music Concerts In Suffolk for full details including ticket information.

Sunday 3 December
Christmas Brocante
9am - 3pm
Suffolk Heritage Antiques & Reclaim Centre, Old London Road, Ipswich, IP8 3JF
Our Brocante/Fleamarket has become a permanent feature for 2017 and will be taking place on the first Sunday of every other month the next is on Sunday 3rd December, open from 9.00am until 3.00pm.

Why not come down and make a day of it in Copdock? There are 2 antiques fairs just up the road and another in Dedham just over the Essex border only 8.5 miles away just a few minutes down the A12.

There are all kinds of items on offer at the brocante from enamelled spoons right down to a life size reindeer!! With over 300 people visiting us over the weekend at these events it's a good opportunity to buy or sell. If you would like to have a table at our Brocante it is £20.00 for a 6ft by 2ft table or area. Please get in touch as places are limited.

There will be a £1 admision charge for entry to future Brocantes, Free with tarde business card before 10.00am. Telephone 01473 730351
Entry £1
Webpage for event is http://www.suffolkheritage.co.uk/special-events/4588845094

Tuesday 5 December
Walking with the Angels
10.30am
Ipswich Tourist Guides Association, St Stephens Church, St Stephens Lane, Ipswich, IP1 1DP



To complement the exhibition of superb bronze angels commissioned by Cardinal Wolsey and currently on loan from the V & A Ipswich guides are offering guided walks around the town visiting the sites particularly associated with Ipswich’s most famous forefather. Public tours take place on the following dates:-
Tuesday 5th December 2017@ 1.15pm
Saturday 9th December 2017@ 10.30am
Tuesday 16th January 2018 @ 1.15pm
Places must be booked in advance. See Ipswich Tourist Guides Association for contact details.

Wednesday 6 December
Christmas Craft & Gift Fayre
6.00-9.00pm
Fynn Valley Golf Club & Restaurant, Witnesham, Ipswich, IP6 9JA



All you need for Christmas, from cakes to cards, decorations to presents.

£2.50 entry includes a goody bag and a glass of mulled wine.

Supporting EACH

See Fynn Valley Golf Club & Restaurant for more information.

Saturday 9 December
Belstead Singers Xmas Concert
7.00pm
Halifax Primary School, Prince of Wales Drive, Ipswich, IP2 8PY
Features Halifax School Choir & 2nd Ipswich Brownies. Programme of seasonal music, poetry & readings to get you in festive mood. Proceeds to Alzheimers Society. Refreshments available.
Adults £4,children £1.50
Tickets, tel: 01473 404210, email: christine.rivett2@gmail.com or on the door

Saturday 9 December
Henley Christmas Fayre
10.00am to 3.30pm
Henley Community Centre, Ashbocking rd Church Meadows, Henley, Nr Ipswich, IP6 0RP
Henley Christmas Fayre. Loads of stalls & Christmas crafts, refreshments, hot food & bar. All profits to local charity.
Free admission
Email: henleychristmasfayre@gmail.com

Sunday 10 December
Messiah
6pm
St Mary-le-Tower, Tower Street, Ipswich, IP1 3BE
Messiah by Handel, by candlelight.
£15
Email: stmaryletower@hotmail.com

Thursday 14 December
Otley House Christmas Tour
6.30pm
Otley Hall, Hall Lane, Otley, IP6 9PA



Our Christmas tour is a popular way to start the festive celebrations, and we follow the tour with mulled wine and nibbles in the Great Hall, lit by candle light and roaring log fires.

See Otley Hall for all the details.

Thursday 28 December
Turkey Buster Guided Walk
10.30am
Ipswich Tourist Guides Association, St Stephens Church, St Stephens Lane, Ipswich, IP1 1DP



Ipswich Tourist Guides provide a fascinating range of guided walks for the public around the town. Why not join our popular 'Turkey Buster' walk to work off some of those extra calories?

Places must be booked in advance. See Ipswich Tourist Guides Association for contact details.

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What's On in Ipswich  January 2018
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What's On in Ipswich  February 2018
Sunday 25 February
The Suffolk Wedding Show
10.30am until 3.00pm
Woolverstone Hall, Woolverstone, Ipswich, IP9 1AZ



Now in its 12th year we are the largest wedding show in Ipswich.
This is not just a show, this is an experience. We hope to see you there.

See Wedding Fairs in Suffolk for full info.

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What's On in Ipswich  March 2018
Sunday 4 March
THE Wedding Fayre...! Copdock Hall
11.00am - 3.30pm
Copdock Hall, Church Lane Copdock, Ipswich, IP8 3JZ
This stunning Grade 2 listed Tudor barn sits alongside their own Copdock Vineyard and the 15th Century parish church. This historical building with it’s impressive open hall and timber framed roof has been finished with all mod cons and plays host to an array of superb wedding suppliers. Easy access from the A12 & A14 plenty of free parking.

See Wedding Fairs in Suffolk for full information.

Sunday 4 March
Sporting Dinner: Starring Terry Butcher
7:00pm - 11:00pm
Greshams Ipswich, 312 Tuddenham Road, Ipswich, IP4 3QJ
Join us for our Spring Sporting Dinner starting Ipswich's own Terry Butcher!

The former Ipswich Defender, England and Rangers Captain will be joining us for one of our ever-popular Sporting Dinners this May to talk about his amazing life in the industry and out.

A waiter served 2 course meal, auction and comedian compare for the evening as well as talk from Terry Butcher.

See Greshams Ipswich for prices and contact info.

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