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What's On in Ipswich  October 2017
Sunday 22 October
Giant Christmas Craft & Gift Fayre
10am - 4pm
Best Western Ipswich Hotel, (formally Cameo Hotel), Copdock Ipswich, IP8 3JD



Over 70 stalls selling locally handmade crafts and quality gifts. Refreshments available. Free car parking. Entry fee in aid of FIND - Ipswich Families in Need.
Ticket: £1 - free entry after 2pm
Email: jan@fynn-valley.co.uk

Monday 23 October to Friday 27 October
School's Out Activities - October Half Term Camp
8.00am - 6.00pm
Ipswich High School, Woolverstone, Ipswich, IP9 1AZ



School Holiday Activity Days for children aged 4-16 years! Week-long and individual days (Monday - Friday)
Holiday Camps designed to improve health, fitness and develop self-esteem through delivering a jam-packed timetable of fun, active & educational activities! Four different courses to cater for different ages and tastes. Early Explorers (4-6yrs), Adrenaline Adventure (7-12yrs) Creative Crew (7-12yrs) Next Generation (13-16yrs). Every child gets to swim everyday at Ipswich High School Woolverstone in an amazing heated indoor pool. With lifeguards poolside, inflatables and pool games, there is much fun to be had at School's Out!


£30 per day or £120 per week (full 5 days)
Bookings online at www.schoolsoutactivities.co.uk
Email: info@schoolsoutactivities.co.uk
Phone: 07766220075

Monday 23 October
The Cooking Club Half Term Halloween Workshops!
10am - 12.30pm & 2.30pm - 5pm
The Cooking Club, Suffolk Food Hall, Wherstead, Ipswich, IP9 2AB



Come and cook a delicious autumnal dish from scratch, and a spooky Halloween-themed pudding!
Suitable for children aged 8 - 14 or younger children (over 5s) are welcome when accompanied by an adult.

Advance booking is essential - please see The Cooking Club for details.

Friday 27 October
Hallowe’en Night FootGolf
Footgolf from 5.30pm, buffet from 6.30pm
Fynn Valley Golf Club & Restaurant, Witnesham, Ipswich, IP6 9JA



Hallowe’en Night FootGolf followed by a Beastly Buffet in the Creepy Courtyard Bar

Fancy dress encouraged.

See Fynn Valley Golf Club & Restaurant for more information and ticket prices.

Friday 27 October
Clay Christmas Tree Decoration Making.
10.30am - 11.30am
Starglazing Ceramics Studio, Suffolk Food Hall, Wherstead, IP9 2AB



A festive clay session, making decorations for your Christmas Tree!
Rolling out, cutting shapes and stamping decoration into clay for kids and adults alike.

See Starglazing Ceramics Studio for full information and pricing.

Saturday 28 October
Halloween Party
7:30pm-Midnight
Pinewood Community Hall, Laburnum Close, Ipswich, IP8 3SL



The ''ULTIMATE FANCY DRESS EVENT''
Disco by DJ LeeJ, Fully themed out. Professional Photographer in attendance (Double Aspect Photography). Ticket prices are inclusive of food. For full information, see: Halloween in Suffolk
Tickets: Adults £12.50 Child £10.00
For further information: email adrian.peartree@ntlworld.com or Tel. 07733120859

Sunday 29 October
Hintlesham Hall Wedding Open Day
12.00pm - 4.00pm
Hintlesham Hall Hotel, Hintlesham, Ipswich, IP8 3NS



Hintlesham Hall Hotel warmly invites you to our popular Wedding Open Day.

Experienced and friendly Event Managers on hand personally to discuss your wedding plans.

Skilled wedding professionals exhibiting.

Our beautiful rooms will be set out for a civil ceremony and wedding breakfast for you to view at your leisure .

Light refreshments available throughout the day.
Complimentary entry
See Hintlesham Hall for more information.

Sunday 29 October
Sunday Evening Quiz
7.30pm
Greshams Sports & Social Club, Tuddenham Road, Ipswich, IP4 3QJ
Every last Sunday of the month Nigel Jackson and Steve Springett host a fun quiz evening at Greshams Sports and Social Club. Teams of up to 6 players, £5 per team and all entry fees returned as cash prizes.

You do not need to be a member of Greshams to come along and you can eat there too. On Sundays there is a delicious 3 meat carvery available in addition to an excellent and varied menu. So why not book a table earlier than the start of the quiz and enjoy a good meal before we start asking the questions?

Tables for the quiz and for dining must be booked to avoid disappointment. Call Greshams on 01473 286735 to book. Hope to see you there.
£5 per team of up to 6 players. All fees returned as cash prizes for the winning teams. per team of up to 6 players. All fees returned as cash prizes for the winning teams.
Greshams - 01473 286735

Sunday 29 October
The Red Rose Chain Savvy Wedding Show
11am - 4pm
Red Rose Chain Avenue Theatre , Gippeswyk Avenue, Ipswich , IP2 9AF
A wonderful opportunity to see the newest licensed venue in Ipswich.

The Avenue Theatre is a great mix of modern and traditional and is a great versatile space which you can make your own.

Come and see what this venue and the fabulous Savvy suppliers can do for you.

See Wedding Fairs in Suffolk for full information.

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

Tuesday 31 October
Halloween Special - Horrible History For Families
6.00pm
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. Learn some spooky facts about this fascinating Town.

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

Tuesday 31 October
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - From Russia With Love
7:30pm
Ipswich Regent Theatre, 3 St. Helen’s Street, Ipswich, IP4 1HE
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra presents an evening of music from some of the most-popular Russian composers in a programme that will thrill, delight and transport you to the great Slavic plains.
Tickets: From £19
Tel: 01473 433100

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What's On in Ipswich  November 2017
Friday 3 November
Charity Dinner Dance
7pm
Greshams Sports & Social Club, Tuddenham Road, Ipswich, IP4 3QJ
Big Band dinner dance in aid of Cancer Research UK. 2 course 40's themed dinner. This promises to be a great night, so get out your 40's gear, your dancing shoes and let's dance!! Why not book a table earlier than the start of the quiz and enjoy a good meal before we start asking the questions?
Tables for the quiz and for dining must be booked to avoid disappointment. Call Greshams on 01473 286735 to book. Hope to see you there.
Price: £27.50
Email: ifg4cruk@mail.com




Saturday 4 November
Belly Dancing Entertainment Evening
19:30
Alaturka Turkish Restaurant, 9 GREAT COLMAN STREET, Ipswich, IP4 2AA
Guests are served a 3 course meal during the evenings and are able to watch a very talented Belly Dancer twice in the evenings. The evening consists of two sessions and during the second session diners are able to join the dancer and have an unforgettable experience, not to mention very high quality food and service.
Tickets: £30.00
Tel: 01473 233448

Saturday 4 November
Fireworks Display Chirstchurch Park
Gates open at 6pm - Fireworks at 8pm
Christchurch Park, Ipswich, IP4 2BE
Fantastic night of fireworks and family entertainment in store at regions biggest Guy Fawkes event!

See Suffolk Fireworks Displays for Bonfire Night for ticket info.

Thursday 9 November
IAA Lunchtime Lecture - Ipswich Shops in their Heyday
1-2pm. Tea and coffee are served from 12.30pm.
Museum Street Methodist Church, Black Horse Lane, Ipswich, IP1 2EF
In this illustrated presentation Roger Kennell explores the shopping experience in Ipswich during the twentieth century and concentrates especially on two major department stores - Footman Pretty in Westgate Street and Frederic Corder nearby in Tavern Street. Mention will be made of some other long-established and remembered shops, including Edwards, Grimwade£s, Croydon£s, Masons and the Ancient House, among others.



Admission is free with a retiring collection to defray expenses. Donations of at least £2.00 per head are valued to maintain the series.

Saturday 11 November
Quatuor Pour la Fin du Temps
7.30pm
St Mary-le-Tower Church, Ipswich, IP1 3BE
Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time
Kathryn Parry, violin
Andrew Leach, piano
Melanie Woodcock, cello
Claire Baughan, clarinet
Martin: Mass for Double Choir
Messiaen: O sacrum convivium

See Music Concerts In Suffolk for full information.

Sunday 12 November
The Vet Show, Ipswich
10.00am - 4.00pm
Ipswich Veterinary Centre, 1 Donald Mackintosh Way, Scrivener Drive, Ipswich, IP8 3SU



A great day out for animal lovers!

The Vet Show is especially for pet, horse and farm animal owners, and anyone interested in a career with animals.

Taking place at Ipswich Veterinary Centre, the show offers a great opportunity for you to take a look behind the scenes at a veterinary hospital and get advice from the experienced veterinary professionals.

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

Sunday 12 November
Remembrance Day Afternoon Tea Dance
3.00pm -6.00pm
Arlingtons Bar and Restaurant, 13 Museum Street, Ipswich, IP1 1HE



Get ready for tea, cake and dancing at our Remembrance Day Afternoon Tea Dance on Sunday the 12th of November.

Tickets include Arlingtons' signature Full Works Afternoon Tea with unlimited tea and coffee, as well as a fantastic live jazz quartet! Get on your dancing shoes!
£15 per person
Book your tickets today by calling 01473 230293, email enquiries@arlingtonsbrasserie.co.uk or by popping into our cafe downstairs.

Saturday 18 November
Ghost Stories at Otley Hall
10.00am-4.00pm
Otley Hall, Hall Lane, Otley, IP6 9PA



Robert Lloyd Parry returns with 'A Pleasing Terror...Two Ghost Stories by M R James'. In another thrilling show by the hearthside of the Great Hall at Otley. One night only. Book your ticket if you dare!

See Otley Hall for contact and venue details.

Saturday 18 November
Folk Night at Somersham
7.30 pm
St Mary’s Church, Church Lane, Somersham, Nr Ipswich, Suffolk, IP8
Miscellany of Folk, Blues, Country and Popular.
Featuring Bands PLUCK & SQUEEZE, JCB, GREEN, TRICKER & WARD and FOLK ON THE HILL.

See Music Concerts In Suffolk for ticket information.

Saturday 18 November
The Grand Christmas Craft and Gift Fayre
10am - 4pm
The Grand Hall, 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!

£2, CHILDREN FREE
Email: jan@fynn-valley.co.uk

Saturday 18 November
The Landseer Players Theatre Group Christmas Fayre
1.30pm - 4.30pm
All Hallows Church Hall, Landseer Road, Ipswich, IP3 0EB
Traditional Xmas fayre with stalls from a large Raffle, tombola, hook the duck and many more.
Joining us is a selection of local craft and businesses offering their amazing products.
Tel: 07786733362




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

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What's On in Ipswich  December 2017
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.

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.

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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Tuesday 3 April
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.

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