Suffolk Singers Choral Workshop  

Suffolk Singers are pleased to announce another of our popular Choral Workshops on the theme of unaccompanied madrigals and part-songs to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the death of the composer Charles Villiers Stanford. Under the expert leadership of Claire Weston, our Music Director, renowned soprano, and talented vocal coach, participants will spend a […]

Shotley and Erwarton WI

Are supermarket premium varieties really superior? Can you taste the difference? This is what we set out to find out at our December WI   Our committee had arranged a couple of plates labelled ‘A’ and ‘B’.  On one of these plates were a selection of foods such as sausage rolls, tacos, crackers and mince […]

Parish Halls Rushmere St Andrew 

Winter Warm Up Sessions If you would welcome a warm space and some company this winter, Parish Halls RSA are hosting free winter warm up sessions at Rushmere Village Hall. Thanks to the Cost of Living Winter Grant Fund from East Suffolk Council we are able to offer you a warm space, free hot refreshments, […]

RSPB Ipswich Local Group 

Ipswich Local Group’s programme of Indoor Meetings continues throughout the winter with a full programme of interesting talks. In February, Simon Hooton a retired conservation manager with Suffolk Wildlife Trust, will be talking about The Secret Life of Swifts, then in March we will hear about ‘The History of the Peregrine in Suffolk’, from Peter […]

Needham Market Community Chinwag 

The Chinwag elves were very busy on 6 December preparing for the Chinwag Christmas party at the Needham Market Community Centre, we welcomed 81 Chinwaggers which was a record attendance. We were entertained by Chinwag favourites Alan and Gina who sang a medley of Christmas-themed songs for us to join in with and dance along […]

Needham Market and District Horticultural Society

Welcome to the new year with a new programme of entertaining speakers for our meetings. First up will be Eleanor Gilbert with ‘Growing Places’ on 1 February. Subscriptions will be due and can be paid at this meeting, at the AGM in March, or online at any time. Unfortunately, the speaker that we had booked […]

Mothers Union Shotley Peninsula Branch

Wednesday, 7 February at 2pm in St Andrew’s Church Room Chelmondiston. We begin with a very short AGM to keep us legal! We are delighted to welcome Simon Pearce who will share some of his wide knowledge of Woolverstone, the Berners’ family, the Church, and the village. Everyone is most welcome to this unique presentation. […]

Martlesham in Bloom

Shrubs With some bulbs and blossom to enjoy February can be a time to spot colourful treasures amid the cold. In the garden leave dead stems of herbaceous plants up for as long as possible so as to continue protecting the crowns from frost and providing a continuing refuge for invertebrates, also, whilst many shrubs […]

Kesgrave Women’s Institute

Kesgrave WI’s January meeting was a lively affair!! 40 members playing Bag Beetle!! The noise!!! Heads down desperate to get a ‘6’ on the dice to be able to start drawing your beetle!! 12 Games – a lovely way to start the year and have a quick chat with members as you move around the […]

Ipswich and District Probus Club 

In December, we welcomed wives, partners and friends for our Annual Christmas Lunch which was much enjoyed by all who attended. It concluded as tradition dictated, with the singing of carols and Christmas songs. This was the third event in the year with a wider attendance, and  it made for three very enjoyable lunches when […]