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More details - Flatford - Ranger Walk
Join one of our rangers for a walk around the Flatford countryside. You’ll discover how they balance the needs of wildlife conservation with managing a landscape which inspired the artist John Constable. Each walk will reflect the changing seasons. Booking Essential. Phone: 0344 2491895. Children are welcome.
Flatford, Flatford, East Bergholt,
Sun 22 Apr

More details - Flatford - A Wildlife Walk with Richard Allen
Take a walk with artist and bird expert Richard Allen to observe the birds and other wildlife found near Flatford. There should be newly arrived warblers, nightingales and cuckoos singing from the marsh, whilst along the river we may well chance on a kingfisher, egrets and waders. Booking Essential.
Flatford, Flatford, East Bergholt,
Sat 28 Apr

More details - The Place for Plants, East Bergholt Place Garden - Open Garden for NGS
20-acre garden originally laid out at the turn of the last century by the present owners great grandfather. Full of many fine trees and shrubs, many seldom seen in East Anglia. A fine collection of camellias, magnolias and rhododendrons, topiary, and the National Collection of deciduous Euonymus.
The Place for Plants, East Bergholt Place Garden, East Bergholt
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Ardleigh Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Two lovely, large country gardens set in the beautiful setting of nearby Constable country of north east Essex. Refreshments, and parking in paddock at Mayfield Farm. Mayfield Farm a 3 acre garden which 3 years ago was largely a field with a huge glass house on 46 tonnes of concrete footings.
Ardleigh Gardens, Colchester
Sat 12 May and Sun 13 May

More details - Flower Festival
• Entitled “The Art of Flowers” the festival will include flower arrangements inspired by local art work which will also be on display in the church. • The event will take place in St Lawrence Church from Saturday May 5th to Monday 7th • At St Lawrence Church, Bradfield Essex CO11 2US. • Open from 10.
St Lawrence Church The Street Bradfield Essex
Sat 5 May, Mon 7 May

More details - Green Island - Open Garden for NGS
’A garden for all seasons’ A plantsman’s paradise with 20 acres packed with rare and unusual plants. Carved within mature woodland are huge island beds, Japanese garden, terrace, gravel garden, seaside garden, water gardens and extensive woodland plantings.
Green Island, Ardleigh
Sun 6 May

More details - FunDancing in Stratford St Mary
FunDancing - Dance Fitness Shimmy, Shake, Wiggle & Giggle while making new friends and laughing lots. Each class is 60 minutes long Warm Up - Dance Routines - Cool Down Wear comfortable clothing and light flexible shoes (preferably with small heel) Bring water with you.
The Institute, High Road, Stratford St Mary
Today, Fri 27 Apr, Fri 4 May, Fri 11 May

More details - Celebration of Quilts and Needlecrafts
Exhibition of Patchwork and Quilting, Embroidery, Crochet, Needlefelting, Knitting etc, Heritage Quilts, Demonstrations, Sales Stalls, Raffle, Light Lunches, Cream Teas, Cakes
St Mary’s Church, Harkstead, Ipswich
Sat 28 Apr and Sun 29 Apr

More details - Purple Feather Events MBS Holistic Fair Weeley
Purple Feather Events presents another fab Fair at this popular venue, but this time its a whole weekend!!! ~Another day of pampering , wellbeing & friendship.
Weeley Village Hall, Clacton rd, Weeley. Essex.
Sat 5 May

More details - Colchester & District Philatelic Society Meeting
Display by Braintree P.S. Organised by Colchester & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Christine Stroud (Secretary).
Wilson Marriage Centre, Barrack Street, Colchester
Today

More details - Colchester & District Philatelic Society Meeting
North East Africa (D. Hacker). Organised by Colchester & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Christine Stroud (Secretary).
Wilson Marriage Centre, Barrack Street, Colchester
Fri 18 May

More details - Join Ipswich care home for a royal celebration this Care Home Open Day
Asterbury Place care home in Ipswich is inviting local people to visit the home to join in its celebrations for Care Home Open Day. On Saturday 21st April, from 12pm-4pm, the Care UK team at the home on Aster Road will be opening the doors to the care home for a free family-friendly event.
76 Aster Rd, Ipswich
Sat 21 Apr

More details - The Britishness Project
Firstsite, Colchester, is delighted to present The Britishness Project, a groundbreaking exhibition that investigates notions of Britishness through art making.
Firstsite Lewis Gardens High Street Colchester
Today to Tue 15 May

More details - The Britishness Project
Firstsite, Colchester, is delighted to present The Britishness Project, a groundbreaking exhibition that investigates notions of Britishness through art making.
Firstsite Lewis Gardens High Street Colchester
Wed 16 May

More details - Colchester Town & Country Fair
All day entertainment which may include birds of prey, working dogs, children’s entertainment as well as arts, crafts, gifts and food marquees.
Lower Castle Park, Lower Castle Park, Colchester
Sat 21 Apr and Sun 22 Apr

More details - Concert to Commemorate the Centenary of the End of WW1
A unique opportunity to hear the combined talents of the Band of the Parachute Regiment, Colchester Military Wives’ and Essex Police Choirs, performing numbers both old and new - with some audience participation!
St Botolphs Church, Colchester
Sat 12 May

More details - Bourne Mill - Bourne Mill Discovery Tour - Fulling and Dying
Join volunteer Richard for a talk and tour about how Bourne Mill was a key part of the textile industry in Colchester. Richard will explain how processes such as fulling were undertaken at the mill. A welcome cup of tea or coffee and a piece of shortbread will be included. Booking Advisable. Phone: 03442491895.
Bourne Mill, Bourne Road, Colchester,
Sat 21 Apr

More details - Cowslip Tea
Come and see the cowslips and other wild flowers at St Mary’s Church and have afternoon tea. Plant, book and cake stalls. Everyone welcome!
St Mary’s Church, Burstall, Ipswich
Sat 21 Apr

More details - Suffolk Keep Fit Association Activity Afternoon
KFA Suffolk presents an Activity Afternoon with the opportunity to try Sit and Stay Fit, a seated exercise session and an active Keep Fit Class. Refreshments included in the ticket price and a representative from the Alzheimer’s Society will be on hand to tell us about their local work.
Hadleigh Pool and Leisure, Stonehouse Road, Hadleigh
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Redefining the Classical Guitar with Gary Ryan
Gary Ryan is one of the world’s leading exponents of the guitar and has performed to international critical acclaim for over twenty years, winning praise for his formidable technique, outstanding musicianship and entertainingly diverse programmes.
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Sun 22 Apr

More details - Enlightenment  by Shelagh Stephenson
Lia and Nick have not heard from their son for six months. He was travelling in his gap year and they fear he has been killed in a terrorist bombing. Anxious for any news, the couple turn to whatever means possible to find out what has happened to their son.
Headgate Theatre 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Wed 9 May to Sat 12 May

More details - Homage to Segovia : Concert and Workshop with Morgan Szymanski
Born in Mexico City in 1979, Morgan Szymanski started playing guitar at the age of six. After studying in Mexico and Europe, he now travels all over the world playing a wide range of guitar music.
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Sun 13 May

More details - Brighton Fringe Festival Previews, Think Outside The Box, Press Start to Play, T*ts, Teeth & Tw*t
University Centre Colchester BA (Hons) Acting & Creative Performance Think Outside The Box - a show exploring the limits at each end of the spectrum, from the mundane to the absurd Press Start To Play - Three rounds. Two teams. One prize.
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Tue 15 May

More details - A Doll's House
The Helmers are an iconic power couple. They excel at work, staying on top, they excel at excelling. But as his autobiography rolls out, it seems there are a few things that Mr. Helmer did not mention.
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester
Wed 16 May

More details - Open Garden
Open garden Tudor Roost 18 Frere Way Fingringhoe co57bp (5 mile South of Colchester)28th & 29th April 2-00pm -5-00pm Adm £4-00 children free.Teas & home made cakes available,plants for sale.An unexpected hidden colourful ¼-acre garden. Well manicured grassy paths wind round island beds and ponds.
Tudor Roost 18 Frere Way Fingringhoe CO5b7BP
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Tudor Roost - Open Garden for NGS
An unexpected hidden colourful ¼-acre garden. Well manicured grassy paths wind round island beds and ponds. Densely planted subtropical area with architectural and exotic plants - cannas, bananas, palms, agapanthus, agaves and tree ferns surround a colourful gazebo.
Tudor Roost, Colchester
Sat 28 Apr, Sun 29 Apr, Sun 27 May, Mon 28 May

More details - Join Ipswich care home for a royal celebration this Care Home Open Day
Prince George House care home in Ipswich is inviting local people to visit the home to join in its celebrations for Care Home Open Day. On Friday 20th April, from 9am–5pm, the Care UK team at the home on Mansbrook Boulevard will be opening the doors to the care home for a free family-friendly event.
102 Mansbrook Blvd, Ipswich
Today

More details - Day of Clairvoyant Readings
Hadleigh Healers are having another popular Day of Readings, with Spiritual Mediums offering 20 minute, one to one readings, for only £15 per reading. Please pre-book your readings with Mavis to avoid disappointment on the day on 01473 823282.
Hadleigh Healing Society, The Bungalow, Sisters Court, Hadleigh
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Spring Bird Identifiaction
A practical session discovering spring birds in the North East Essex at Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve and Abberton Reservoir. The day will be largely spent outside looking for, listening to and identifying our spring and summer birds.
Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre
Tue 15 May

More details - Monthly Meeting, Ipswich Branch, Suffolk Family History Society 26th April 2018
Monthly Meeting Ipswich Group, Suffolk Family History Society. Thursday 26th April at 7:15 p.m. David Allen presents: “Black Teeth and Dirty Fingernails: The Great Unwashed of Victorian London”. London was a magnet for people from Victorian Suffolk , often thinking they were going to live in a better place.
Main Hall, Co-Op Education Centre. 11, Fore Street, Ipswich (Car Park Waterworks St IP4 1JG)
Thu 26 Apr

More details - Ipswich Round Table Enchanted Woodland Charity Ball
Charity Ball in aid of Fresh Start - new beginnings, includes welcome drink, 3 course meal, entertainment and dancing. Charity auction with some fantastic prizes. Dress code Black Tie. Tickets £55 per head For ticket enquiries contact rtcharityball@gmail.com
The Grand Hall, Corn Exchange, Ipswich
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Ipswich Mencap Garage Sales
Open garage sales helping to raise funds. Every Saturday weather permitting There are no stalls available. This is our own fundraising event.
Burgess House 236 Felixstowe RD. Ipswich
Sat 21 Apr, Sat 28 Apr, Sat 5 May, Sat 12 May

More details - Ipswich Mencap Garden Sale
Garden sale. Tools plants etc on offer.
Burgess House 236 Felixstowe RD. Ipswich
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Ipswich Mencap Open Coffee Morning
Open coffee/social morning held on a regular basis
Burgess House 236 Felixstowe RD. Ipswich
Tue 15 May, Tue 19 Jun to Thu 12 Jul

More details - Ipswich Mencap Garage Sales
Open garage sales helping to raise funds. Every Saturday weather permitting
Burgess House 236 Felixstowe RD. Ipswich
Fri 18 May, Sat 26 May, Sat 2 Jun, Sat 9 Jun, Sat 16 Jun, Sat 23 Jun, Sat 30 Jun, Sat 7 Jul, Sat 14 Jul

More details - Childrens Darts Tournament
Childrens Friendly darts tournament ages 5 - 14 years
Norbridge Social Club Norwich Rd Ipswich
Sun 22 Apr

More details - Tendring Brass 'On Tour in Tendring'
Come and enjoy an afternoon of Musical entertainment, performed by Tendring Brass Band as part of their series of local concerts entitled Tendring Brass- ’On Tour in Tendring’ The Band will be performing a variety of well known, foot tapping pieces for the audience to enjoy.
St James Church, Victoria Place, Brightlingsea
Sun 6 May

More details - Crab & Winkle Country Music Club
Live "Country" Bands/Artists once a month for Line & Freestyle Dancers or to just sit & listen & enjoy the music & atmosphere. Everyone Welcome. Tea coffee & rolls available + licensed bar. All proceeds to Charity, This month, we have the popular Duo - "Kalibre"
Brightlingsea Community Centre, Lower Park Road, Brightlingsea
Sat 21 Apr

More details - Drive It Day classic & Vintage car day with family attractions
A day out for car enthusiasts & the family. A chance for classic & vintage car owners to show off their cars in the beautiful grounds of Kersey Mill. Further attractions for the family. Tour the beautiful Water Mill and see the latest restoration and view a working scale model .
Kersey Mill , Kersey, Nr. Hadleigh
Sun 22 Apr

More details - Hadleigh Community Choir sing for Kersey Church
A light hearted and enjoyable programme of songs and music by our popular, local community choir. profits towards the upkeep of our beautiful church.
St Mary’s Church Kersey
Sat 28 Apr

More details - The Wedding Reception
This mad immersive comedy from the makers of Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is all confetti and chaos! The Wedding Reception sees Will and Stacey expecting a small party to celebrate their wedding - but Stacey’s mum had other plans!
312 Tuddenham Road, Ipswich
Fri 18 May

More details - Frinton & District Philatelic Society Meeting
It’s Only A Cover (Members’ displays). Organised by Frinton & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Geoff Miller (Secretary).
Room 5, Frinton Community Centre, Soken House, Triangle Shopping Centre, Frinton-on-Sea
Mon 23 Apr

More details - Frinton & District Philatelic Society Meeting
Annual General Meeting. Organised by Frinton & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Geoff Miller (Secretary).
Room 5, Frinton Community Centre, Soken House, Triangle Shopping Centre, Frinton-on-Sea
Mon 14 May

More details - Ipswich Mencap Darts Presentation Evening
A social evening with the knockout final and presentation of trophies
Kesgrave Social Club Edmonton Rd Kesgrave
Fri 18 May

More details - Ipswich Philatelic Society Meeting
British Borneo – Brunei, Labuan, North Borneo & Sarawak (J.J. Gaskell). Organised by Ipswich Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Mike Smith (Secretary).
School Hall, Cedarwood Primary School, Wilkinson Drive (off Ropes Drive), Kesgrave
Wed 2 May

More details - Ipswich Philatelic Society Meeting
Annual General Meeting, Bourse & Quiz. Organised by Ipswich Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Mike Smith (Secretary).
School Hall, Cedarwood Primary School, Wilkinson Drive (off Ropes Drive), Kesgrave
Wed 16 May

More details - Spring Forage and Wild Cooking Demo
Suffolk Market Events is delighted to have teamed up with The Foragers Feast to bring you even more fabulous foraging workshops with Carl Shillingford (expert forager and a Michel Roux trained chef) and Matthew Rooney (hugely knowledgable ecologist and mushroom grower).
Arger Fen
Sun 22 Apr, Sun 6 May

More details - Blakenham Woodland Garden - Open Garden for NGS
Beautiful 6 acre woodland garden with variety of rare trees and shrubs, Chinese rocks and landscape sculpture. Lovely in spring with snowdrops, daffodils, camellias, magnolias and bluebells followed by roses in early summer. Woodland Garden open from 1 March to 31 July. Donations to NGS on NGS days.
Blakenham Woodland Garden, Ipswich
Sun 29 Apr

More details - The Beauty of Frinton-on-Sea Photography Exhibition - Opening Night
Enjoy an evening of beautiful photography from Frinton-on Sea and the surrounding areas, by landscape photographer Marie Davey. Drinks and nibbles provided.
145c Connaught Avenue, Frinton-on-Sea
Fri 27 Apr

More details - The Beauty of Frinton-on-Sea Photography Exhibition
Beautiful photography from Frinton-on Sea and the surrounding areas, by landscape photographer Marie Davey.
145c Connaught Avenue, Frinton-on-Sea
Sat 28 Apr to Thu 31 May