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What's On in Ipswich

What's On in Ipswich  May 2017
Monday 8 May to Saturday 3 June
BARY ANDREWS & FRANCIS JEANS - Oil Paintings
9.30am until 5.00pm
THE JOHN RUSSELL GALLERY, 4-6 Wherry Lane, Ipswich, IP4 1LG
Essex based Barry Andrews recent oil paintings are of the landscapes and estuaries of his home county. Francis Jeans is from Cambridge, showing a variety of work including landscape, still life and city scenes. Both artists have a strong following having held many exhibitions at the gallery.
Free entry.





Friday 26 May
Family Bingo Night
7pm Arrival. Prize bingo from 7:30pm to 8:30pm. Adult Cash Bingo from 9:00pm to 10:30pm
Bourne Vale Social Club, Halifax Road, Ipswich, IP2 8RE



Magpie Performers are hosting a family bingo night to raise funds for our first show in January. Bar open until 11pm. Notice of attendance is preferred but not mandatory - this is so we make sure we cater for everyone attending.
Email: info@magpieperformers.co.uk

Saturday 27 May to Monday 29 May
Charity Abseil
Ipswich Hospital Maternity Block, Heath Road, Ipswich, IP4 5PD
Take on our Extreme Abseil and scale 120 feet down the Maternity Block at Ipswich Hospital, it will provide you with unbelievable views across the whole of Ipswich, all the way to the coastline of Felixstowe!
It's an experience that you'll never forget and all for a great local cause.
We are offering you the opportunity to do something amazing to raise much needed funds for your chosen ward or department at Ipswich Hospital.
This will be an adrenaline filled experience, but don't worry you don't need to have any previous experience as our trained abseil team will take you through everything you need to abseil outside.

Tickets: £35 registration fee, £150* minimum fundraising target
Email: charity@ipswichhospital.nhs.uk or telephone: 01473 702929




Sunday 28 May
Ipswich 5K Colour Dash
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Christchurch Park, Ipswich, IP4 2BX
Come together to support East Anglia's Children's Hospice. We rely on support from community to help make home-from-home at our hospices. We care for children and their families with life-limiting conditions.

Our Colour Dash comes to Ipswich for the fourth year! Our Colour Dash events raised £150,000 for the charity last year. Join in the most messy fun run you''ll ever be part of. Walk, jog or run a short distance as our colour pirates shower you in colourful powdered paint!

Registration starts at £10 for child aged 5-15 years old. There is also:
- Adult (aged 16+) registration = £20
- Team (minimum of 6 people) = £17.50 per person
- Family registration = £50 (1 adult and kids or 2 adults and 2 children).

More details coming soon. You can register your interest now and we will let you know as soon as registration opens - colour dashes sell out quickly so sign up soon!


Email: hannah.walker@each.org.uk, Tel: 01473 276196.





Monday 29 May
Flux Freestyle Fun Days
10:00 - 20:00
Flux Freestyle Jumping, Cardinal Park, Grafton Way, Ipswich, IP1 1AX
The Flux team will be raring to go; letting you bounce off the walls and let the children let off some of that built up energy! And with ten freejump sessions throughout the day, you have plenty of time slots to choose. Booking is highly recommended.

£10 per person
Call 01473 231426 or email getintouch@fluxfreestyle.com

Tuesday 30 May
Lunchtime Recital: Deben Jazz
1:10pm
St Mary-le-Tower, St Mary-le-Tower Church, Tower Street, Ipswich, IP1 3BE
"All That Jazz", including The Girl From Ipanema by Antonio Carlos Jobin
Free Event

Wednesday 31 May
Ipswich at War Guided Walk
7.00pm
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. The theme of this particular walk being Ipswich at War.

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

Wednesday 31 May to Thursday 1 June
Suffolk Show
Gates open from 7am
Trinity Park, Ipswich, IP3 8UH



The Suffolk Show is a day out like no other – a traditional county show and a unique celebration of food, farming and the countryside, plus as much all round family entertainment as it’s possible to imagine. You’ll be amazed at how much there is to see and do!
Gate Prices: Adult £27, Young Person: £11, Senior Citizen: £24, Under 15's go free. Discounted tickets can be purchased in advance online.
For more information see - Suffolk Show

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What's On in Ipswich  June 2017
Thursday 1 June to Saturday 10 June
Pulse Festival
The New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS



A 10 day Festival of inspirational contemporary theatre in Ipswich featuring 49 shows.

Tickets: Starting at £10, Under 26 starting at £5
For more information, see: Suffolk Festivals

Friday 2 June
Family Bowling Tournament
19:00 arrival to 21:30
Tenpin, Gloster Road, Ipswich, IP5 3RJ



Magpie Performers are hosting a family bowling tournament to help raise funds for our first show in January. All ages and skill levels welcome. Prize for the highest scoring team of the evening
For more info or to book a lane please email us.
£10 per person for 2 games - Teams of 4
Email: info@magpieperformers.co.uk

Saturday 3 June to Saturday 10 June
Springfield Follies Variety Show 2017 ''Celebration''
St Augustine’s Church Hall, Bucklesham Road, Ipswich, IP3 8TH
The Follies present a fun filled show of songs and sketches for all the family.

Tickets: £8 Adults £5 Children Family £24 (2A + 2C)
Tickets are available on 01473 719089

Tuesday 6 June
Lunchtime Recital
1:10pm
St Mary-le-Tower, St Mary-le-Tower Church, Tower Street, Ipswich, IP1 3BE
Kate Symonds Joy (mezzo-soprano) and Joseph Ramadan.
Cautionary Tales for the Nice and Naughty: Songs to celebrate all things childish, including works by Stravinsky, Britten and Schumann
Free Event

Thursday 8 June
IAA Lunchtime Concert - Two School Choirs
1-2pm
Museum Street Methodist Church, Black Horse Lane, Ipswich, IP1 2EF
St. Helen's School Choir was formed in 2013 to bring together 38 talented and enthusiastic boys and girls. They often sing without accompaniment and in unison, harmony and rounds. Today's choice of songs reflects the multicultural makeup of the school and promotes the cultural diversity of Ipswich. For full details see Music Concerts in Suffolk
Admission is free with a retiring collection to defray expenses. Donations of at least £2.00 per head are valued to maintain the series.

Friday 9 June to Sunday 11 June
Alive & V-Dubbin Festival
Friday 12midday - 11.30pm, Saturday 9am - 11.30pm, Sunday 9am - 5pm
Haughley Park, Ipswich, IP14 3JY



Family friendly festival celebrating all things Volkswagen! A weekend of live music, great food, car and van shows and lots of activities (many free) for kids.

Day Tickets £13 Adult, £5 Children, Under 3's Free (Only available on the gate) Camping tickets available online.
See Suffolk Festivals for more information

Saturday 10 June
Western Front 100 - First World War Seminar
09.30am - 5.30pm
University of Suffolk, Waterfront Building, 19 Neptune Quay, Ipswich, IP4 1QJ
The Suffolk Branch of the Western Front Association are proud to present a six-year-long centenary event comprising six inter-connected annual seminars with excellent guest speakers.

Western Front 100 - 1917 Seminar ''Becoming the Senior Partner'' with guest speakers...

Professor Alexander Watson ''Turning Point: The War Beyond the Western Front, 1917''

Rob Thompson ''Messines and the Third Battle of Ypres''

Dr Elizabeth Greenhalgh ''The French Army in 1917''

The talks will be followed by a Q&A session with the guest speakers, plus historian and author Peter Simkins

Tickets include morning coffee, a buffet lunch, and afternoon tea.

These events are extremely popular - please book in advance to avoid disappointment!

Price: £25
Email: suffolkwfa@gmail.com

Sunday 18 June
Strawberries and Song
Strawberries from 3pm, Concert starts at 5pm
The Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, Ipswich, IP9 2RX
Ipswich Choral Society finishes the current season with a relaxed Sunday afternoon concert. 'Strawberries and Song' will be held on 18 June at The Royal Hospital School in Holbook.

See Music Concerts in Suffolk for more information.
Ticket price (includes strawberries): £12
Available from Ipswich Choral Society members, ICS Ticket Line: 01473 625208 or from Music World, Queen Street, Ipswich IP1 1SS

Monday 19 June
Heart of Ipswich 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. The theme of this particular walk being Heart of Ipswich.

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

Saturday 24 June
Ipswich Symphony Orchestra
7.30pm
Ipswich Corn Exchange, King Street, Ipswich, Ipswich, IP1 1DH



Music for a Summer Evening. One of the best-loved violin concertos and music from the iconic ballet Petrushka, the story of the puppet who is unlucky in love. Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto,
Soloist - Savitri Grier
Stravinsky: Petrushka
Dvorkak: The Water Sprite

£12 - £15.50 (inc. booking fee) Free to u-18s and FT students under 25
Tickets: www.ipswichcornexchange.com

See Ipswich Regent Theatre & Corn Exchange for venue details.

Sunday 25 June
A Tale of Two Musicals
4.00pm
St. Peter’s by the Waterfront , College Street, Ipswich, IP1 1XF



Rasputin meets Dickens 'A Tale of Two Cities'. A concert of original music by 2 Suffolk songwriters. Raising funds for EACH
£12.00
Tickets online at https://www.stpetersbythewaterfront.com

See St Peter's by the Waterfront for venue details.

Thursday 29 June
Horrible History of Ipswich
7.00pm
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. The theme of this particular walk being Horrible History of Ipswich.

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

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What's On in Ipswich  July 2017
Saturday 1 July
Local Craft and Produce Summer Fair
9.00 am till 1.00 pm
Claydon and Barham community Cafe, Claydon and Barham Community Centre, Church Lane, Claydon, Ipswich, IP6 0EG



Local craft and produce summer fair
Email: cjbullard17@gmail.com

Find all about Dog Friendly Suffolk here
Tuesday 4 July
Independance Day Quiz
7.00pm arrival 7.30pm start
The Courtyard Restaurant, Ipswich Hospital, Heath Road, Ipswich, IP4 5PD
Join us for our Independence Day themed quiz night. Team of up to 6 people with a meal included
£8 per person
Tel: 01473 702929
Email: charity@ipswichhospital.nhs.uk

Wednesday 5 July
Ipswich's Brewing Heritage
7.00pm
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. The theme of this particular walk being Ipswich's Brewing Heritage.

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

Saturday 8 July
Autsim & ADHD Summer Fete
10am - 3pm
Great Blakenham Village Hall, Mill Lane, Great Blakenham, Ipswich, IP2 8SJ
Free Summer Fete for all the family.
There will be a craft fair in the village Hall with a wide variety of stalls selling lots of family friendly products and there will be stalls, games, music and food on the recreation ground. We are really excited to be hosting a dog show on the recreation ground too.

See Doggy Days Out in Suffolk for full information.

Friday 14 July
Ipswich - You'll be Surprised
2.15pm
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. The theme of this particular walk being Ipswich at War.

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

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What's On in Ipswich  August 2017
Wednesday 2 August
Charity Open Gardens - Vintage @ Otley Hall
10.00am-4.00pm
Otley Hall, Hall Lane, Otley, IP6 9PA



Love Vintage, Retro & Upcycling? Then join us and help raise money for Emmaus Ipswich. Plenty of stalls, Swing Band, auction, kids events and two special guest stars! A fab day out for all the family!
£3 per person (children under 16 go free!)

See Otley Hall for contact and venue details.

Monday 7 August to Friday 11 August
House of Fun
Ipswich School , Henley Road, Ipswich, IP1 3SG

Non Residential summer holiday activities, multi activity camp.

See Summer Holiday Activities in Suffolk for the massive range of activites on offer and booking details.

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What's On in Ipswich  September 2017
Saturday 9 September to Sunday 10 September
Heritage Open Days
10.30am
Ipswich Tourist Guides Association, St Stephens Church, St Stephens Lane, Ipswich, IP1 1DP



Join our free guided walks as part of the country's largest festival of history and culture.
Free Event.

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

Sunday 10 September
THE Wedding Fayre...! Trinity Park
11am - 3.30pm
Trinity Park, Suffolk Showground, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, IP3 8UH



One of the largest and most vibrant wedding fayres in Suffolk, now in its 12th year.
There will be live music performances, bridal tours throughout the day and a marvellous range of up to 70 wedding suppliers to make your dreams come true. With a reputation as one of the very best established and quality fayres in the region. Set in 300 acres there is ample free parking at this great contemporary venue.
Come along with friends & family for Inspiration for YOUR Special Day!

See Wedding Fairs in Suffolk for full information.



Sunday 24 September
Companion Dog Show with Flyball and Agility
10am entries, start 11am
Jimmy’s Farm, Wherstead, Ipswich, IP9 2AR
Companion show. Crossbreed. Fun classes. Agility by paws of parham. Plus fly ball. Side stalls. Bar b q. Camping overnight.
Proceeds to Age Uk Suffolk and beardies in need.
Email: Shirleyhinchliffe01@gmail.com

See Jimmy's Farm for venue details.

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What's On in Ipswich  October 2017
Sunday 1 October
THE Wedding Fayre...! Copdock Hall
11am - 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.
Bridal tours throughout the day. Come and plan YOUR Perfect Day!

See Wedding Fairs in Suffolk for full information.


Saturday 7 October
The Big 80's Night featuring Doctor & The Medics Live!
7.30pm - 12.30am
Trinity Park, Felixstowe Road , Ipswich, IP38UH
Get ready as we bring The Big 80's Night to Trinity Park, Ipswich, For a evening of pure 80's music and dancing for the over 21's.

Why not dress up in your favourite 80's outfit & get in the party mood right away?

When you arrive at our fantastic venue it's time to get your groove on and hit the dancefloor to our resident DJ's as they bring you the very best music from the 80's - Requests and Dedications welcomed!

Once our DJ's have got you warmed up it's time to go Live as The Big 80's Night brings you the fantasic 80's original recording stars Dr & The Medics who were No1 in 1986 with Spirit in the sky!

So what are you waiting for? Book your tickets now and enjoy The Big 80's Night Live!
Tickets: £15.00
Tel: 07507 647 352, 07836 759 242

See Trinity Park Events for venue information.

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.

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. The theme of this particular walk being Ipswich at War.

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

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What's On in Ipswich  November 2017
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.

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What's On in Ipswich  December 2017
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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