London To Brighton For Guide Dogs For The Blind

Jacqueline Jones of Kesgrave and Christina Edwards of Ipswich have decided to challenge themselves by walking 63 miles from London to Brighton. The pair, who are out training nearly every day, are taking on one of the action challenges arranged by the Ultra Challenge Team and are walking continually through the night from Richmond Park in London to Brighton race course during the Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May. They are raising money for Guide Dogs for the Blind, a cause very close to Christina’s heart as her mother…

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Ipswich & District Soroptimist Club

Do you need a bit of decluttering? If so, and if you are into sewing, we could help you out. Is your work space filling up with bits of material left over from previous projects? You have probably kept them in case they might ‘come in useful’. Well, we have a use for them! We are making bags for syringe drivers, small pumps which some patients have to carry around with them, in particular if they need constant medication to relieve pain. The bags are like mini totes with a…

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Spring Events For Headway Suffolk

SPRING EVENTS TO MARK 5 YEARS OF HEADWAY SUFFOLK: Thursday, April 11: Quiz Night at St Georges House, Bury St Edmunds Saturday, April 27: Cycle Ride and Walk at Epsilon House, Ipswich Brain injury charity Headway Suffolk is marking its fifth anniversary year by hosting two fundraising events in spring to help improve its services for local people. Headway Suffolk was formed on 1 April 2014 following the merger of East and West Suffolk, and since then its rehabilitation, therapy and support services for local adults with acquired brain injuries…

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Afternoon Tea Guided Walks

The 2019 series of the popular “Afternoon Tea” Guided Walks, arranged by Ipswich Tourist Guides, commences Wednesday 9th January. Each of the walks has a theme related to an aspect of Ipswich’s history and ends in one of the town’s independent Tea Rooms for a welcome cuppa and a piece of cake. The first walk, entitled “Behind Closed Doors” will be exploring the history, and characters, connected with some of the buildings in Ipswich’s historic Town Centre that many people may regularly walk passed every day. It commences at the…

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Theatre Royal Fundraiser with ITFC Legends

Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is pleased to announce details of the first fundraiser event of 2019, An Evening With the Ipswich Town Football Club Legends – Bryan Hamilton, Terry Butcher and Matt Holland will present an unmissable evening of stories and anecdotes about the club and their careers (Thu 17 Jan, 7.30pm). Bryan Hamilton, who spent five years with Ipswich Town Football Club and made over 150 appearances for the team, will host the evening. Bryan also gained 50 caps for Northern Ireland between 1969 and 1980 and later…

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Ipswich’s Best Food Vote!

Clean sweep for indies as the All About Ipswich Food & Drink FORKNIGHT awards are all won by independent businesses, with over 2,000 votes from the public. Ipswich Central’s annual campaign FOOD & DRINK FORKNIGHT (run by the All About Ipswich team at Ipswich Central), which has celebrated and promoted the town’s food & drink offer since 2013, sees independent restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs triumph in the Food & Drink FORKNIGHT awards; with small businesses winning all 12 awards. The winners below, as voted by over 2,000 members of…

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Stowmarket Chorale

The Apex concert hall in Bury St Edmunds was packed to the rafters for Radio Suffolk’s Carol Concert on 1 December in aid of Children in Need. A varied programme included local choral society Stowmarket Chorale, a brass band, a children’s choir, readings, and opportunities for the audience to sing along. Both audience and performers went away afterwards with happy smiles and in thoroughly festive mood, and had raised £3000 for Children in Need. Stowmarket Chorale brought out all the emotion and drama of the popular nineteenth-century French carol O…

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Women 100

The Women 100 Exhibition and Events launches 8 December 2018, and runs until May 2019 at the Ipswich Art Galleries and other venues in Ipswich.  Noise of Art is curating a programme of music and art events for an exhibition celebrating 100 years of women artists and featuring the forgotten Suffragist AK Browning. A successful artist in her life-time and friend of Sylvia Pankhurst, AK Browning, like many women, has been hidden by history. “She is ripe for reappraisal because she’s good.” (Rupert Maas, BBC Antiques Roadshow). Alongside Ipswich Art…

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The Orwell Challenge

Do you need to raise funds for a charity, good cause, sport’s club or youth organisation? The ready-made answer is the Orwell Challenge. Just enter and arrange your own sponsorship and the Rotary club will organise the event for you. The Orwell Challenge, previously known as the Orwell Walk, has been organised for the last 42 years by Ipswich East Rotary Club and has enabled £3 million to be raised for local good causes. The next event will be held on Sunday 23 June 2019. Each entrant pays an entrance…

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Singing Safari Concert

2018 brings the seventh annual Singing Safari concert to Ipswich. In October 2018 an intrepid bunch of singers set off on an imaginary Singing Safari to collect songs from all over the world. Led by choirmaster Chris Rowbury, their journey ends in Ipswich where they will share the songs they’ve learnt. The Singing Safari is delighted to be joined for the first time by the Columbines folk trio. This promises to be an evening of singing to stir the soul, warm the heart, and revive the spirits on a cold…

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