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Somewhere in England, 3rd May 2016 to 4th May 2016, 19:30 at Maldon Town Hall, Market Hill, Maldon (19.1 miles)
Eastern Angles presents a fascinating and moving new theatre production telling the wartime story of the arrival of thousands of American GIs from the 8th US Army Air Force. Nylons, Hershey bars and jitterbugging to Swing Bands in the local village hall all feature but there was another side to this shared history â?? a tale of segregation and of rural communities turned upside down. Kids being forced to grow up before their time, friendships forged and then blown apart and outsiders learning to live amongst the locals.
Discover this important story of how the Eastern region was physically and socially affected by the arrival of our friends from across the pond.


Blood Donation Session, 4th May 2016, 13:30 to 19:45 at Tiptree Community Centre, Caxton Close, Tiptree, Colchester (14.1 miles)
Come and donate blood between 13:30 and 16:00 or between 17:00 and 19:45


Weavers, Spinners & Dyers, 6th May 2016, 11:00 to 16:00 at Paycocke's House and Garden, West Street, Coggeshall, Colchester (14.7 miles)
Celebrating the art of weaving, spinning and dyeing with the Mid Essex Guild of Weavers Spinners & Dyers. The Guild makes a very welcome return to Paycocke's House to demonstrate these traditional crafts. Come and discover more from the Guild...


Meet & Mingle, 6th May 2016 to 27th May 2016, 13:30 to 15:30 at Stowmarket Community Centre, Hillside, Stowmarket (14 miles)
Meet new friends and access free health and well-being services, join in every Friday between 1:30 and 3:30pm at Stowmarket Community Centre. Friday 6th May, reminisce the 1950's - 1970's with Suffolk Museums, free pharmacy consultations. Friday 13 May, bingo, brain teasers and games, small prizes to be won, free sigh tests, one to one bereavement support. Friday 20 May, light exercise for all with Activ Ageing and free hearing checks. Friday 27 May, share your photos and memories of school days and holidays with one-to-one bereavement support. For more information call Caroline on 07595 962230.


Blood Donation Session, 6th May 2016, 13:45 to 19:10 at The Village Hall, York Road, Earls Colne, Colchester (13.4 miles)
Come and donate blood between 13:45 and 16:00 or between 17:00 and 19:10


St Elizabeth Tenth annual Midnight Walk , 7th May 2016 at Ipswich Town Football Club, Portman Road, Ipswich, Portman Road, Ipswich (7.2 miles)
Next year marks the 10th birthday of the Midnight Walk and we want it to be our biggest and best yet!

So get together with your friends, family, colleagues and neighbours and walk to show your support for all those in Suffolk affected by hospice care on Saturday 7 May 2016.

There will be two routes you can choose from, either the five or our new, special ten mile walks, both starting and finishing at Ipswich Town Football Club, in Portman Road.

Our 2016 Midnight Walk will be neon themed to celebrate our birthday, and there will be a host of entertainment for you to enjoy on the night, including music and fun packed activities to get the party started.

Save £5! Register before 31 January for just £10.


Fine Art Prints, 7th May 2016 to 14th May 2016 at Gainsborough's House, Gainsborough Street, Sudbury (13.5 miles)
An exhibition of prints made by the members of Gainsborough's House Print Workshop


Bombs and Beasties - all day guided walk, 7th May 2016, 9:30 to 17:00 at Orford Ness National Nature Reserve, Quay Street, Orford, Woodbridge (19.7 miles)
A five minute boat ride leads to a five mile walk and talk with a ranger, looking at various aspects of this unique site - once a Top Secret military test site now a National Nature Reserve. Will include access to the Atomic Weapons Research...


Rickinghall Model Railway Show, 7th May 2016, 10:00 to 16:00 at Rickinghall Village Hall, Hinderclay Road, Rickinghall, Diss (23.6 miles)
Adult £5.00, Child £1.00


Railway Walk, 7th May 2016, 10:30 to 13:00 at Melford Hall, Long Melford (14.9 miles)
A popular guided walk taking in some railway history as well as the natural beauty of the Suffolk countryside.


Vivaldi Gloria, 7th May 2016, 18:00 to 20:00 at St Mary-le-Tower, Tower Street, Ipswich (7.6 miles)
The choirs of St Mary-le-Tower, Tower Chamber Choir, and Ipswich Children's Community Choir invite you to attend their performance of Vivaldi's Gloria, with other works by Handel, Bach, Vaughan Williams, Burgon, Humperdink, Eric Whitacre & John Brunning.


El Llanto Se Mueve - Jairo Barrull Flamenco Co, 7th May 2016, 19:30 to 21:45 at Mercury Theatre, Colchester (7 miles)
Flamenco dancers Jairo Barrull and Irene ?La Sentio? are joined by a full cast of award winning gypsy musicians from Andalucía to evoke the pure essence of flamenco?s soul: el llanto. Jairo said ?El Llanto is the root, the beginning of everything flamenco. El Llanto is purity, beauty, sadness and suffering. It is the mixture of cultures, identities and it is history. It is the voice of our ancestors, ?The Untouchables? caste that came from India centuries ago?.


Nightingale Walk, 7th May 2016, 20:00 to 22:00 at Sutton Hoo, Sutton Hoo, Sutton, Woodbridge (13.6 miles)
This skulking, secretive bird likes nothing better than hiding in the middle of an impenetrable thicket. Join our expert for a guided walk to listen out for the nightingale's beautiful song on our atmospheric estate. Walking boots advisable and...


Colchester vs. Rochdale, 8th May 2016, 12:30 at Colchester Community Stadium, Stadium Way, Mile End, Colchester (6.2 miles)
Colchester play Rochdale in this Sky Bet League One game


Headgate Play Readers Group, 8th May 2016, 18:30 to 22:30 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (7 miles)
Headgate Play Readers Group will be reading Arcadia by Tom Stoppard. No acting experience is necessary - just a love of plays. Tickets �£ 2.50 payable on the night.


Music on a Spring Evening , 8th May 2016, 19:30 to 22:30 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (7 miles)
A Fundraising Concert for the Colchester National Trust Group in the intimate atmosphere of the delightful Headgate Theatre, presenting live music in a comfortable setting by local musicians - folk and traditional music from around the world; ballads, jazz, blues and even pop. All profits will go to support local National Trust properties.
Tickets: �£10, �£8


Blood Donation Session, 9th May 2016, 12:20 to 19:15 at Village Hall, The Street, Capel St. Mary, Ipswich (3.5 miles)
Come and donate blood between 12:20 and 15:10 or between 16:30 and 19:15


Blood Donation Session, 10th May 2016, 13:35 to 19:45 at The Public Hall, Collingwood Road, Witham (17.9 miles)
Come and donate blood between 13:35 and 16:00 or between 17:00 and 19:45


Welsh Wood Park Wild Walk, 10th May 2016, 19:00 to 21:00 at Welsh Wood Park, Woodlands, Colchester (5.1 miles)
Join members of the Colchester Natural History Society for a stroll around the wood. Discover the amazing variety of wildlife to be found in the area. Suitable for those who want to learn more about their local wildlife, want to brush up on their ID skills or to share their knowledge with others
Tickets events can be purchased in person through the Visitor Information Centre in Hollytrees Museum, Castle Park or by telephone on 01206 282920


CFMC End of Season Showcase, 10th May 2016, 19:30 to 22:30 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (7 miles)
Join Colchester film-makers' gala evening and watch their award winning movies compete for the coveted Film of the Year Boudicca Award. Besides the season's best competition entries, ranging from documentary to Five Minute and Open categories, viewers will also see rare vintage footage of the town from the club's archive.
Tickets: �£4, �£3 (under 20/over 60), �£2 (CFMC members)


Somewhere in England, 10th May 2016, 20:00 at Haverhill Arts Centre, High Street, Haverhill (24.3 miles)
Eastern Angles presents a fascinating and moving new theatre production telling the wartime story of the arrival of thousands of American GIs from the 8th US Army Air Force. Nylons, Hershey bars and jitterbugging to Swing Bands in the local village hall all feature but there was another side to this shared history â?? a tale of segregation and of rural communities turned upside down. Kids being forced to grow up before their time, friendships forged and then blown apart and outsiders learning to live amongst the locals.
Discover this important story of how the Eastern region was physically and socially affected by the arrival of our friends from across the pond.


Blood Donation Session, 12th May 2016, 12:20 to 19:15 at Ipswich Town Football Club, Portman Road, Ipswich (7.2 miles)
Come and donate blood between 12:20 and 15:10 or between 16:30 and 19:15


St Mary at the Quay: a Dramatic History - Suzanne Hawkes, 12th May 2016, 13:00 to 13:50 at Museum Street Methodist Church, Museum Street, Ipswich (7.5 miles)
This medieval waterfront church has gone through many stages, from its beginnings rooted in the rich merchants of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries until a WW2 bomb closed the building as a working church. Yet St Maryâ��s still stands, overseeing the changing face of Ipswich waterfront from bustling medieval port to the vibrant caf�© and cultural area it is today. Local playwright Suzanne Hawkes has been commissioned by Suffolk MIND to write a play about the history of the church and the characters involved in its life to celebrate its reopening as a Wellbeing Heritage Centre. She discusses her research and the process of converting the raw material into a drama.

Tea and biscuits are available. The kettle will be on the hob at 12.30pm.Although admission is free, a retiring collection of �£3.00 will be appreciated. This is to defray expenses incurred in hosting the series.


Blood Donation Session, 12th May 2016, 13:55 to 19:10 at Queens Hall, Head Street, Halstead (15.5 miles)
Come and donate blood between 13:55 and 15:45 or between 16:45 and 19:10


Get to know Salary Brook, 12th May 2016, 19:00 to 21:00 at Scarfe Way parking area, Scarfe Way, Colchester (5.8 miles)
Come on a guided walk with the ranger. Find out about the history, management and wildlife of the site
Tickets events can be purchased in person through the Visitor Information Centre in Hollytrees Museum, Castle Park or by telephone on 01206 282920


Blood Donation Session, 13th May 2016, 12:20 to 19:00 at Colchester Leisure World, Cowdray Avenue, Colchester (6.5 miles)
Come and donate blood between 12:20 and 15:10 or between 16:30 and 19:00


An Evening of Classical Guitar and Jazz, 13th May 2016, 19:00 to 22:00 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (7 miles)
Join classical guitarist Jim Parbury and The Sam Plackett Organ Trio for a double bill of outstanding guitar music from around the world. Take a musical journey - from European classical guitar through to Jazz guitar.
Tickets: �£10, �£7 (conc)


Somewhere in England, 13th May 2016, 19:30 at Woolpit Village Hall, Mill Lane, Woolpit, Bury St. Edmunds (17.8 miles)
Eastern Angles presents a fascinating and moving new theatre production telling the wartime story of the arrival of thousands of American GIs from the 8th US Army Air Force. Nylons, Hershey bars and jitterbugging to Swing Bands in the local village hall all feature but there was another side to this shared history â?? a tale of segregation and of rural communities turned upside down. Kids being forced to grow up before their time, friendships forged and then blown apart and outsiders learning to live amongst the locals.
Discover this important story of how the Eastern region was physically and socially affected by the arrival of our friends from across the pond.


Tiptoe Through The Heather, 14th May 2016, 8:00 at Sutton Heath's southern car park, Peasenhall Close, Sutton, Woodbridge (14.3 miles)
A chance to experience some of the best heathland Suffolk has to offer. Taking in Sutton Heath, Sutton Common and Upper Hollesley Common. Listening out for singing Woodlarks, darting Dartford Warblers and chatting Stonechats, while enjoying the wide open spaces.
Sutton Heath's southern car park off the B1083 road to the village of Sutton. Nearest postcode IP12 3TG but please use Grid ref: TM306475.
Duration: 4 hours / 5.5 miles
Adults £4; children 15 and under, £2
Part of the Suffolk Walking Festival - to book tickets, or find information about other walks please visit http://www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk/


Where Two Rivers Meet, 14th May 2016, 10:00 at Abbey Gate, Angel Hill, Bury St. Edmunds (22 miles)
Join the Bury Water Meadows Group on an exploration of Bury St Edmund's rivers and water meadows. Discover green areas that even many locals don't know about and find out what is unique about these rivers in Suffolk.
Duration: 2 hrs / 2.5 miles
Free (donation to the work of the Bury Water Meadows Group welcome)
Part of the Suffolk Walking Festival - to book tickets, or find information about other walks please visit http://www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk/


Spring Fayre, 14th May 2016, 10:30 to 14:30 at Frinton's Crossing Cottage, Garden and Railway Museum, Station Approach, Frinton-On-Sea (9.4 miles)
This is one of our main fundraising activities. We would appreciate donations of bric-a-brac, plants, homemade cakes, jams, marmalade, bottles for the tombola, jewellery, garden produce, etc. Barbecue and refreshments will be available. Live music with the Dave Smith Swing & Easy Band. Contact Ann Gladwell (01255 852914) for more information or if you would like items collected.


Holywells Park Magical History Tour, 14th May 2016, 11:00 at Stable Block, Holywells Park, Cliff Lane, Ipswich (7.3 miles)
A guided walk through the park exploring its heritage and landscape through the ages from medieval times to the modern day, including the Cobbold family estate.
The walk will finish at the stable block café with a hot beverage and a slice of cake.
Nearest car park is Athena Hall car park, Wykes Bishop Street, Ipswich IP3 0DT
Duration: 1.5 hrs / 1.5 miles
£4 (includes tea/coffee and cake)
Part of the Suffolk Walking Festival - to book tickets, or find information about other walks please visit http://www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk/


Somewhere in England, 14th May 2016, 19:30 at Brandeston Village Hall, The Street, Brandeston, Woodbridge (17.3 miles)
Eastern Angles presents a fascinating and moving new theatre production telling the wartime story of the arrival of thousands of American GIs from the 8th US Army Air Force. Nylons, Hershey bars and jitterbugging to Swing Bands in the local village hall all feature but there was another side to this shared history â?? a tale of segregation and of rural communities turned upside down. Kids being forced to grow up before their time, friendships forged and then blown apart and outsiders learning to live amongst the locals.
Discover this important story of how the Eastern region was physically and socially affected by the arrival of our friends from across the pond.


Have You Noticed?, 15th May 2016, 10:00 at Abbey Gate, Angel Hill, Bury St. Edmunds (22 miles)
A popular walk around central Bury St Edmunds, looking at all those interesting architectural features as well as the strange and weird things that people walk past and never realise are there.
Car parking at Ram Meadow, Cotton Lane, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1XT
Duration: 2 hrs / 2 miles
Adults £5; children 12 and under, £2
Part of the Suffolk Walking Festival - to book tickets, or find information about other walks please visit http://www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk/


Protecting Neverland, 15th May 2016, 10:00 at On the Green outside the Thorpeness Meare Tearoom, Thorpeness (24.8 miles)
During WWII, Thorpeness was surrounded by anti-invasion defences, pillboxes, anti-tank ditches and more and some of them are particularly well preserved.
The Wild Adventures under Suffolk's Skies guides trace this ambiguity, with the dream of a perfect coastal holiday village at once protected and disturbed.
The walk is over rough terrain and includes walking on sections of shingle.
Duration: 3 hrs / 5 miles
£9
Part of the Suffolk Walking Festival - to book tickets, or find information about other walks please visit http://www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk/


Norton Circular Walk, 15th May 2016, 10:30 at Norton Village Hall, Ixworth Road, Norton, Bury St. Edmunds (19.9 miles)
A circular walk around the parish of Norton using many of the footpaths identified on the Definitive Map. After lunch there may be an opportunity to explore other paths in the village.
Please bring a packed lunch which can be eaten in the Village Hall at the end of the walk. Hot drinks will be provided.
Duration: 2 hrs / 4 miles
Free
Part of the Suffolk Walking Festival - to book tickets, or find information about other walks please visit http://www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk/


Out of the Case, 15th May 2016, 13:30 to 14:30 at Sutton Hoo, Sutton Hoo, Sutton, Woodbridge (13.6 miles)
Get a close up look at our fantastic collection of Sutton Hoo replica treasures at an informal talk and handling session in our Exhibition Hall. Made by master craftsmen using authentic techniques, our replicas show us what the treasures would...


Three Valleys Walk, 16th May 2016, 9:15 at Stoke-by-Nayland Recreation Ground, School Street, Stoke by Nayland, Colchester (6.9 miles)
A ramble through the Stour, Brett and Box valleys. This circular walk, starting in the medieval village of Stoke-By-Nayland, covers a fabulous part of the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). It passes through Nayland, crosses both the Rivers Box and Stour and includes views over the Brett Valley.
This is a full day walk, please bring a packed lunch and plenty of water.
There are good public bus links to Stoke-By-Nayland from Colchester and Sudbury.
Duration: 7 hrs / 11.5 miles
Adults £5; children 12 and under free | Raising money for the Stour Valley Environment Fund
Part of the Suffolk Walking Festival - to book tickets, or find information about other walks please visit http://www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk/


Blood Donation Session, 16th May 2016, 10:15 to 17:00 at Ipswich Town Football Club, Portman Road, Ipswich (7.2 miles)
Come and donate blood between 10:15 and 12:25 or between 13:45 and 17:00


Blood Donation Session, 16th May 2016, 13:25 to 19:00 at Pool & Leisure, Stonehouse Road, Hadleigh, Ipswich (7 miles)
Come and donate blood between 13:25 and 16:00 or between 17:00 and 19:00


Tidal Travel Log - Photography Walk, 16th May 2016, 17:15 at HMS Ganges Museum, Shotley Gate (8 miles)
Join the Wild Adventures Under Suffolk's Skies team for a photographic exploration of the Suffolk coastline on foot, with the 'Golden Hour' and sunset included.
This innovative photography workshop includes professional tuition and is aimed at beginners and intermediates, no matter what kind of camera.
Please bring your own camera equipment, tablet or smart phone.
Duration: 4 hrs / 4.5 miles
£32
Part of the Suffolk Walking Festival - to book tickets, or find information about other walks please visit http://www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk/


The History of Helmingham Park, 17th May 2016, 9:00 at The Coach House Tearooms, Helmingham (14.6 miles)
A short walk around the Helmingham Park with stops to talk about the history of the Hall, deer park and how the park was formed.
Duration: 4 hrs / 4 miles
Adults £8; children 6-15, £4; under 5s free (includes entry into the Grade I Listed gardens)
Part of the Suffolk Walking Festival - to book tickets, or find information about other walks please visit http://www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk/


Hawkedon Circular, 17th May 2016, 9:45 at St Mary's Church, Hawkedon (20 miles)
A walk through undulating countryside with lovely views visiting Stansfield and Somerton along the way.
Short mid-morning and lunch breaks en route. This walk is along field boundaries, farm tracks and short stretches of tarmac.
Please bring a packed lunch. Not suitable for children.
Duration: 5 hrs / 10.5 miles
Free
Part of the Suffolk Walking Festival - to book tickets, or find information about other walks please visit http://www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk/


Blood Donation Session, 17th May 2016, 12:20 to 19:15 at Ipswich Town Football Club, Portman Road, Ipswich (7.2 miles)
Come and donate blood between 12:20 and 15:10 or between 16:30 and 19:15


Jason Donovan, 17th May 2016, 18:30 at Regent Theatre, St Helens Street, Ipswich (7.6 miles)
1980s Aussie soap heartthrob and now established musician, Jason Donovan has broadened his career out in a way that few actors manage. It's rare to see a successful actor re-invent themselves as an equally successful musician, but Jason managed to do exactly that. From Neighbours to the West End and now with his music career once again in the ascendant, Jason Donovan is the master of revivalism.
And next spring UK fans will have a chance to see Jason back on stage with a 20-date UK tour that starts in Watford on February 26th and runs through to Bristol on March 24th. Jason Donovan tickets will disappear quickly, but now is your chance to pick your closest venue and grab a ticket here at Gigantic.
Jason Donovan has built a strong career on ‘boy next door' good looks, a sunny disposition and an accomplished vocal range that often surprises. His experience as leading man in the acclaimed West End musical ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat' during the 1990s has given him a stage presence that guarantees audiences a slick and professional performance where well-known hits blend in with softer, more laid-back ballads.
And it's for those ballads that Jason is perhaps best known, with the classic ‘Especially for You' duet with his on and off-screen love Kylie Minogue still making a regular appearance as the ‘first dance' for brides and grooms across the country.
His most productive period during the 1980s and ‘90s saw him under the protective wing of the pop impresarios Stock, Aitken and Waterman, releasing number 1 albums such as his debut '10 Good Reasons' and his best-known album, ‘Between the Lines'. In recent years he has split his time between recording and performing, releasing an album of covers entitled ‘Sign Of Your Love', which unsurprisingly is stocked with those classic love ballads that he is well known for. He is also back on stage performing in musicals across Europe, and thanks to a revival in interest in all things 1980s in recent months, tickets are bound to be in demand.
Jason Donovan tour dates are now being promoted heavily, so the chance to pick up Jason Donovan tour tickets will be limited. Make sure you don't miss seeing this 1980s icon by grabbing your tickets at Gigantic now.

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Jason Donovan, 17th May 2016, 19:30 at Regent Theatre, St Helens Street, Ipswich (7.6 miles)
1980s Aussie soap heartthrob and now established musician, Jason Donovan has broadened his career out in a way that few actors manage. It's rare to see a successful actor re-invent themselves as an equally successful musician, but Jason managed to do exactly that. From Neighbours to the West End and now with his music career once again in the ascendant, Jason Donovan is the master of revivalism.
And next spring UK fans will have a chance to see Jason back on stage with a 20-date UK tour that starts in Watford on February 26th and runs through to Bristol on March 24th. Jason Donovan tickets will disappear quickly, but now is your chance to pick your closest venue and grab a ticket here at Gigantic.
Jason Donovan has built a strong career on ‘boy next door' good looks, a sunny disposition and an accomplished vocal range that often surprises. His experience as leading man in the acclaimed West End musical ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat' during the 1990s has given him a stage presence that guarantees audiences a slick and professional performance where well-known hits blend in with softer, more laid-back ballads.
And it's for those ballads that Jason is perhaps best known, with the classic ‘Especially for You' duet with his on and off-screen love Kylie Minogue still making a regular appearance as the ‘first dance' for brides and grooms across the country.
His most productive period during the 1980s and ‘90s saw him under the protective wing of the pop impresarios Stock, Aitken and Waterman, releasing number 1 albums such as his debut '10 Good Reasons' and his best-known album, ‘Between the Lines'. In recent years he has split his time between recording and performing, releasing an album of covers entitled ‘Sign Of Your Love', which unsurprisingly is stocked with those classic love ballads that he is well known for. He is also back on stage performing in musicals across Europe, and thanks to a revival in interest in all things 1980s in recent months, tickets are bound to be in demand.
Jason Donovan tour dates are now being promoted heavily, so the chance to pick up Jason Donovan tour tickets will be limited. Make sure you don't miss seeing this 1980s icon by grabbing your tickets at Gigantic now.

Order tickets


The Classic Challenge, Day 4: A Tale of Two Rivers, 18th May 2016, 9:00 at Snape Maltings, Snape Bridge, Snape, Saxmundham (20.7 miles)
Starting in the stunning setting of Snape Maltings this walk meanders through the magical Tunstall Forest, and the afternoon will be spent walking beside the waters of the River Ore and Buntley River, finishing at the Suffolk Punch Trust.
Please bring a packed lunch and plenty of water
Duration: 8 hrs / 14 miles
£15 (includes coach back to start)
Part of the Suffolk Walking Festival - to book tickets, or find information about other walks please visit http://www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk/


A Health Walk In The Woods, 18th May 2016, 10:20 at Ravenswood Primary School, Ravenswood Avenue, Ipswich (7.1 miles)
From Ravenswood to Ipswich Waterfront, this is a delightful linear walk through the lovely woods lying between the River Orwell and Ipswich town.
No need to drive as the walk is easy to access via bus route 6, from Tower Ramparts bus station in Ipswich to Ravenswood Primary School.
The Waterfront has many cafes and restaurants for refreshments after the walk.
This is a Health Walk led by one of the Stepping Out in Suffok volunteers. This walk is only one of many Health Walks all free and range from accessible to all Health Walks to longer walks such as this one.
Public transport to start of walk: Bus route 6 (Tower Ramparts â?? Ravenswood Primary School). Allow 30 minutes for the bus journey. Meet on the grass strip nearby in front of the handstand art work. Please allow time to register.
Duration: 2 hrs / 3.75 miles
Free
Part of the Suffolk Walking Festival - to book tickets, or find information about other walks please visit http://www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk/


A Walk In The Park And Teddy Bear's Picnic, 18th May 2016, 11:00 at CRESS Pavilion, Halifax Road, Ipswich (6.5 miles)
A gentle walk in and around Bourne Park for people who prefer a shorter walk and for mums/ fathers with smaller children. Then back to the Pavilion for a Teddy Bear's picnic (please bring a picnic lunch with you).
Refreshments will be provided.
All adults and children should be accompanied by a responsible teddy bear!
The walk takes one hour and is followed by a Teddy Bear's picnic at 12 noon â?? 1pm.
Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Duration: 1 hr / 1.5 miles
Free
Part of the Suffolk Walking Festival - to book tickets, or find information about other walks please visit http://www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk/


Blood Donation Session, 18th May 2016, 12:20 to 19:00 at Colchester United Football Clb, Stadium Way, Mile End, Colchester (6.2 miles)
Come and donate blood between 12:20 and 15:10 or between 16:30 and 19:00


Historic Wickham Market, 18th May 2016, 14:00 at Wickham Market Village Square, High Street, Wickham Market, Woodbridge (16.7 miles)
Historic walk around the delightful village of Wickham Market, looking at the historic buildings and their history.
Please meet at the bus shelter in the village square.
Duration: 2 hrs / 2 miles
Adults £4; children 12 and under, £2
Part of the Suffolk Walking Festival - to book tickets, or find information about other walks please visit http://www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk/


Somewhere in England, 18th May 2016, 19:30 at Kirton Village Hall, Church Lane, Kirton, Ipswich (10.3 miles)
Eastern Angles presents a fascinating and moving new theatre production telling the wartime story of the arrival of thousands of American GIs from the 8th US Army Air Force. Nylons, Hershey bars and jitterbugging to Swing Bands in the local village hall all feature but there was another side to this shared history â?? a tale of segregation and of rural communities turned upside down. Kids being forced to grow up before their time, friendships forged and then blown apart and outsiders learning to live amongst the locals.
Discover this important story of how the Eastern region was physically and socially affected by the arrival of our friends from across the pond.


Blue Remembered Hills by Dennis Potter, 18th May 2016 to 21st May 2016, 19:45 to 22:45 at Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Chapel Street North, Colchester (7 miles)
This deceptively simple tale relates the activities of seven English children played by adults on a summer afternoon during World War II. In woods, a field and a barn, they play, fight, fantasize and swagger. Their aggressions, fears, hostilities and rivalries come to an abrupt stop when a dangerous game of pyromania ends with tragic results. Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm. Tickets �£10,�£8


The Classic Challenge, Day 5: From Ferry To Fort, 19th May 2016, 9:00 at Suffolk Punch Trust, St Davids Lane, Hollesley, Woodbridge (15.7 miles)
The final day of The Classic Challenge starts at the Suffolk Punch Trust at Hollesley. From here the route goes along shingle street, passing the Martello Tower and Bawdsey Manor, before crossing the River Deben. It continues along the coastline until the end of this 66 mile adventure is reached, at the historic Landguard Fort, Felixstowe.
Please bring a packed lunch and plenty of water
Duration: 8 hrs / 14 miles
£15 (includes coach back to start)
Part of the Suffolk Walking Festival - to book tickets, or find information about other walks please visit http://www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk/


Alton Water Amble, 19th May 2016, 10:00 at Alton Water, Holbrook Road, Stutton, Ipswich (3.1 miles)
Alton Water Amble starting and finishing at the café - walking with lovely views of the reservoir and maybe some bird watching.
Please note: There are some inclines which may not be suitable for all wheelchair users, but access is generally good.
Duration: 1.5 hrs / 3 miles
Free
Part of the Suffolk Walking Festival - to book tickets, or find information about other walks please visit http://www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk/


Discover Medieval Lavenham, 19th May 2016, 10:30 to 12:30 at Lavenham Guildhall, Market Place, Lavenham, Sudbury (13.8 miles)
Join us for a short talk about the Guildhall over coffee and shortbread before enjoying a guided walk around the historic centre of Lavenham.


Blood Donation Session, 19th May 2016, 14:15 to 19:00 at William Loveless Hall, High Street, Wivenhoe, Colchester (6.5 miles)
Come and donate blood between 14:15 and 16:00 or between 17:00 and 19:00


From River To Reservoir, 20th May 2016, 9:30 at Suffolk Food Hall, Peppers Lane, Wherstead, Ipswich (5.9 miles)
A beautiful route passing along footpaths, tracks and lanes from the award-winning Suffolk Food Hall to Alton Water and back for a delicious cream tea.
We'll pause for lunch at the reservoir and hopefully see a display of bluebells on the return leg.
Please bring a packed lunch.
Duration: 6 hrs / 12 miles
Adults £7; children 12-14, £4 (includes tea/coffee and scone)
Part of the Suffolk Walking Festival - to book tickets, or find information about other walks please visit http://www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk/


Parents With Prams, 20th May 2016, 9:30 at Thorpeness Beach, Thorpeness (24.8 miles)
This is a circular walk for people with young children and prams. The route from Thorpeness to Aldeburgh takes in local landmarks and follows the route of the old Aldeburgh railway line.
The walk passes the RSPB North Warren Reserve and Maggi Hambling's Scallop (2003) on Aldeburgh beach.
Most of the route is unpaved but suitable for buggies with tyres (not plastic wheels).
Bus service to Thorpeness: No. 521.
Duration: 2.5 hrs / 3.7 miles
Adults £5; children 15 and under, free (includes a Suffolk Prambling Guide)
Part of the Suffolk Walking Festival - to book tickets, or find information about other walks please visit http://www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk/


A Lunch Date With Clare, 20th May 2016, 10:30 at Clare Country Park, Malting Lane, Clare, Sudbury (19.4 miles)
A stroll around the beautiful old town of Clare. Visit the Augustian Priory and the Church, finishing at the Clare Café for lunch and a visit to The Ancient House Museum.
Duration: 1.5 hrs / 1.5 miles
Adults £11; children 13 and under, £6 (includes lunch and entry to museum)
Part of the Suffolk Walking Festival - to book tickets, or find information about other walks please visit http://www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk/


Walk With Me, 20th May 2016, 11:00 at Dove Cottage, in the grounds of St Mary's Church, High Street, Debenham, Stowmarket (17.3 miles)
A gentle short walk around Hogg's Kiss Wood for everyone, particularly people with dementia and their carers.
Find out about the history of the wood, followed by tea and cake at Dove Cottage.
The walk will take one hour, followed by tea and cakes.
This walk is easy, but parts may be on rough ground.
Duration: 1 hr / 1 mile
Part of the Suffolk Walking Festival - to book tickets, or find information about other walks please visit http://www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk/


Blood Donation Session, 20th May 2016, 12:20 to 19:00 at Colchester Leisure World, Cowdray Avenue, Colchester (6.5 miles)
Come and donate blood between 12:20 and 15:10 or between 16:30 and 19:00


Somewhere in England, 20th May 2016, 19:30 at Hartest Village Hall, The Green, Hartest, Bury St. Edmunds (18.3 miles)
Eastern Angles presents a fascinating and moving new theatre production telling the wartime story of the arrival of thousands of American GIs from the 8th US Army Air Force. Nylons, Hershey bars and jitterbugging to Swing Bands in the local village hall all feature but there was another side to this shared history â?? a tale of segregation and of rural communities turned upside down. Kids being forced to grow up before their time, friendships forged and then blown apart and outsiders learning to live amongst the locals.
Discover this important story of how the Eastern region was physically and socially affected by the arrival of our friends from across the pond.


A Point Well Made, 21st May 2016, 10:00 at Landguard Visitor Centre and View Point Café, View Point Road, Felixstowe (9.6 miles)
An informative walk around Languard Nature Reserve.
Find out why its vegetated coastal shingle is a rare habitat and how the Reserve is an important bird migration hotspot.
Learn about its history and the 'Point Well Made.'
Duration: 1.5 hrs / 2 miles
Free (donations towards bird food welcome)
Part of the Suffolk Walking Festival - to book tickets, or find information about other walks please visit http://www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk/


Hearing Care Centre Charity Dog Walkies and Breakfast, 21st May 2016, 10:00 at The Froize Inn, The Street, Chillesford, Woodbridge (18.8 miles)
This guided walk with our four legged friends takes in the joys of the Suffolk countryside around Chillesford.
The ticket price includes a hot breakfast to start off the walk.
Walk co-organised by The Hearing Care Centre and The Froize Inn.
Raising funds for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.
Please note the change in duration of this walk: Duration: 2 hrs / 4 miles
Adults £10; children 11 and under £6 (includes breakfast at start of walk)
Part of the Suffolk Walking Festival - to book tickets, or find information about other walks please visit http://www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk/


Flatford Ramble - Dedham and Langham, 21st May 2016, 10:30 to 14:00 at Flatford, Flatford, East Bergholt, Colchester (1.7 miles)
Let one of our experienced guides lead you on a 3 hour (7 mile) walk along the Stour Valley, following the river upstream through the villages of Dedham and Stratford St Mary to the beautiful church at Langham before returning to Flatford.


The River Deben And Abbey Walk, 21st May 2016, 11:00 at Wickham Market Village Square, High Street, Wickham Market, Woodbridge (16.7 miles)
A village and country walk following the River Deben and looping around the village and Pettistree.
Please meet at the bus shelter in the village square. Parking in the long stay car park next to the village square.
Duration: 4 hrs / 6 miles
Adults £4; children 12 and under, £2
Part of the Suffolk Walking Festival - to book tickets, or find information about other walks please visit http://www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk/


Living History; The Clash of the 1938 / 39 Archaeologists, 21st May 2016, 12:45 to 16:00 at Sutton Hoo, Sutton Hoo, Sutton, Woodbridge (13.6 miles)
Was there really disharmony behind the scenes in 1938/39? If so, what were the causes and effects? Who was really in charge of the excavations?


Somewhere in England, 21st May 2016, 19:30 at Walsham-Le-Willows Village Hall, The Street, Walsham-le-Willows, Bury St. Edmunds (21.9 miles)
Eastern Angles presents a fascinating and moving new theatre production telling the wartime story of the arrival of thousands of American GIs from the 8th US Army Air Force. Nylons, Hershey bars and jitterbugging to Swing Bands in the local village hall all feature but there was another side to this shared history â?? a tale of segregation and of rural communities turned upside down. Kids being forced to grow up before their time, friendships forged and then blown apart and outsiders learning to live amongst the locals.
Discover this important story of how the Eastern region was physically and socially affected by the arrival of our friends from across the pond.


Alde Estuary Walk For Early Birds, 22nd May 2016, 6:30 at Plough & Sale, Snape Bridge, Snape, Saxmundham (20.8 miles)
Come for an early morning walk to discover the birdsong of the marshes, woodland and heathland.
If you find identifying birds by their songs challenging, then learn from the Wild Adventures Under Suffolk's Skies guides how to identify nightingales, cettiâ??s warblers, chiffchaffs, curlews and others.
Ends at the Plough & Sail for breakfast
Duration: 3 hrs / 4.5 miles
£19 (includes breakfast)

Part of the Suffolk Walking Festival - to book tickets, or find information about other walks please visit http://www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk/


Walk The Burma Road, 22nd May 2016, 9:30 at Tourist Information Centre, Lady Street, Lavenham, Sudbury (13.8 miles)
A circular walk across fields to Lavenham airfield; a tour of the airfield and old buildings which are on private land. Browse the WWII vehicles, courtesy of the Military Vehicle Trust.
Listen to tales of the lives of the airmen.
Airfield information pack included.
No toilets at the airfield.
Duration: 4.5 hrs / 6 miles
£12 (includes airfield information pack)

Part of the Suffolk Walking Festival - to book tickets, or find information about other walks please visit http://www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk/


Blood Donation Session, 22nd May 2016, 9:30 to 16:00 at Bocking Arts Theatre, Bocking End, Braintree (19.2 miles)
Come and donate blood between 09:30 and 12:30 or between 14:00 and 16:00


Where Two Rivers Meet, 22nd May 2016, 10:00 at Abbey Gate, Angel Hill, Bury St. Edmunds (22 miles)
Join the Bury Water Meadows Group on an exploration of Bury St Edmund's rivers and water meadows.
Discover green areas that even many locals don't know about and find out what is unique about these rivers in Suffolk.
Duration: 2 hrs / 2.5 miles
Free (donation to the work of the Bury Water Meadows Group welcome)

Part of the Suffolk Walking Festival - to book tickets, or find information about other walks please visit http://www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk/


Ipswich West To East, 22nd May 2016, 10:30 at Opposite Inkerman Pub, Norwich Road, Ipswich (7.7 miles)
Discover the diverse development of the town from the grand houses of the "West End" to the "East End" of factory workers cottages.
Hear the stories of these very different areas.
Walk finishes at Brewery Tap (formerly Tolly Brewery), Cliff Road, Ipswich IP3 0AT
Duration: 3 hrs / 5 miles
£5

Part of the Suffolk Walking Festival - to book tickets, or find information about other walks please visit http://www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk/


Chadbrook Circular Walk, 22nd May 2016, 10:30 at Cherry Lane Garden Centre, High Street, Long Melford, Sudbury (15 miles)
An easy walk following paths around ancient woodlands and across farmland, passing interesting features and buildings.
Beautiful views across open countryside.
There is one stile which can be avoided if necessary.
Duration: 3 hrs / 5 miles
Free

Part of the Suffolk Walking Festival - to book tickets, or find information about other walks please visit http://www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk/


Mindfulness Walk At Bradfield Woods, 22nd May 2016, 11:00 at Bradfield Woods, Felsham Road, Bradfield St. George, Bury St. Edmunds (16.7 miles)
Learn the art of mindful walking in an ancient woodland containing Suffolk's oldest living things: coppiced ash stools.
Mindfulness practice is designed to bring you fully into the present moment and helps dissolve unhelpful or stressful thoughts.
This will be a slow-paced, restorative walk.
A brief seminar before the walk will take place to teach some mindfulness techniques.
Not suitable for young children.
Duration: 1.5 hrs / 2 miles
£5

Part of the Suffolk Walking Festival - to book tickets, or find information about other walks please visit http://www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk/


A Ramble Around The Middy, 22nd May 2016, 13:30 at Mid-Suffolk Light Railway Museum, Wetheringsett (18.5 miles)
Enjoy a circular walk in the countryside around Wetheringsett, starting along the tracks at the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway (The Middy) Museum.
No trains will be running that day and the museum will be open.
There are three stiles along the route.
Duration: 2.5 hrs / 5 miles
Adults £3; children 16 and under, free

Part of the Suffolk Walking Festival - to book tickets, or find information about other walks please visit http://www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk/


Our Whitsun Week of Fun!, 23rd May 2016 to 31st May 2016 at Clacton Pier, The Pier, Clacton-On-Sea (10.2 miles)
This Whitsum school holidays, enjoy our daily live music and entertainment packed pier!


The A-Z Of Bury St Edmunds, 23rd May 2016, 10:00 at Abbey Gate, Angel Hill, Bury St. Edmunds (22 miles)
An historical tour of the streets of Bury St Edmunds starting on Angel Hill onwards covering the whole alphabet. Not necessarily in alphabetical order however you will be intrigued as where to next!
Long stay car parking at Ram Meadow, Cotton Lane, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1X.
Duration: 3 hrs / 3 miles
Adults £5; children over 12, £2

Part of the Suffolk Walking Festival - to book tickets, or find information about other walks please visit http://www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk/


Nordic Walking Taster, 23rd May 2016, 12:00 at Needham Lake, Coddenham Road, Needham Market, Ipswich (12.3 miles)
Discover the benefits of Nordic walking and how it is far more than just walking with poles!
Get a taste for how light you will feel on your feet, how the whole body is mobilised and why time is needed to learn the correct technique.
Not suitable for children
Duration: 1 hr / 2-3 miles
£7 (includes hire of poles)

Part of the Suffolk Walking Festival - to book tickets, or find information about other walks please visit http://www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk/


Punch & Judy Show, 23rd May 2016 to 24th May 2016, 12:15 to 15:00 at Clacton Pier, The Pier, Clacton-On-Sea (10.2 miles)
Sausages!! Seaside classics don't get much better than this! Enjoy our one of our FREE Punch & Judy Shows!
Shows at 12:15, 14:15 and 15:00


Steve Ritchie, 23rd May 2016, 13:00 to 15:00 at Clacton Pier, The Pier, Clacton-On-Sea (10.2 miles)
If Jazz and Blues is what you like to listen to, then relax and soak up the seaside ambience as Steve Ritchie sings all your favourite Rat Pack hits, like â??You Make Me Feel So Youngâ?? and â??Luck Be A Ladyâ??.
Shows at 13:00, 14:15 and 15:00


Blood Donation Session, 23rd May 2016, 13:35 to 19:45 at The Public Hall, Collingwood Road, Witham (17.9 miles)
Come and donate blood between 13:35 and 16:00 or between 17:00 and 19:45


The Upper River Stour, 24th May 2016, 9:30 at Haverhill Bus Station, Lordscroft Lane, Haverhill (24.4 miles)
This circular walk, led by the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) team, is along the Stour Valley Path and water meadows, then explores the arable plateau, rolling Suffolk landscape and wide open vistas of the exposed clay lands.
There are good public bus links from Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds.
Duration: 7 hrs / 11.5 miles
Adults £5; children 12 and under, free | Raising money for the Stour Valley Environment Fund

Part of the Suffolk Walking Festival - to book tickets, or find information about other walks please visit http://www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk/


101 Years Of Architecture, 24th May 2016, 10:00 at On the Green outside the Thorpeness Meare Tearoom, Thorpeness (24.8 miles)
The Wild Adventures Under Suffolk's Skies guides take you on a fascinating journey through the architecture of Thorpeness.
The story begins with a Scottish gentleman who made a strange decision after coastal flooding in 1910, and ends with the tale of an unusual Norwegian house.
Duration: 2 hrs / 2-3 miles
£9

Part of the Suffolk Walking Festival - to book tickets, or find information about other walks please visit http://www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk/


Jakob Diest, 24th May 2016, 13:00 to 15:30 at Clacton Pier, The Pier, Clacton-On-Sea (10.2 miles)
With his unique sound of Indie, Folk, Pop music accompanied with the brilliance of his vocals and acoustic guitar playing Jakob is set to go far!
Shows at 13:00, 14:15 and 15:30


Face Painting, 24th May 2016, 17:00 to 20:00 at Clacton Pier, The Pier, Clacton-On-Sea (10.2 miles)
With Helens Many Faces


Tracey Moorhouse, 24th May 2016, 19:00 to 22:00 at Clacton Pier, The Pier, Clacton-On-Sea (10.2 miles)
It's always good to welcome this versatile bubbly singer back to the pier,she will entertain you with great songs from Gloria Gaynor, Tina Turner, Adele and many more.


Fireworks Extravaganza, 24th May 2016, 20:00 to 21:00 at Clacton Pier, The Pier, Clacton-On-Sea (10.2 miles)
Enjoy our FREE fireworks display! Please note we never release an exact set off time. Usually the fireworks are set off between 8pm - 9pm but this is weather and safety checks permitting. Please come and enjoy some of the activities we have on offer at Clacton Pier and grab the best view in town of our fireworks!!


A Ramble Around Leavenheath, 25th May 2016, 9:30 at The Hare & Hounds, Harrow Street, Leavenheath, Colchester (8.5 miles)
A ramble along country lanes, a golf course fairway and through famous woods managed by Suffolk Wildlife Trust.
There are three stiles along the route.
Duration: 3.5 hrs / 9 miles
Adults £5; children 12-15, £2

Part of the Suffolk Walking Festival - to book tickets, or find information about other walks please visit http://www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk/


The Mini Challenge, Day 2: Trimley Loop, 25th May 2016, 10:00 at Train Station (9.7 miles)
The backdrop for the walk are the towering cranes of Felixstowe Port, but en route we will explore Trimley Marshes Nature Reserve, which was only created in 1990, but is now home to many birds, otters and water vole.
We will also explore the River Orwell, once known simply as Ipswich Water. It has inspired many people, including writer Eric Blair, who in later life changed his name to George Orwell, after the river.
Please bring a packed lunch
Duration: 5 hrs / 9 miles
£7.50

Part of the Suffolk Walking Festival - to book tickets, or find information about other walks please visit http://www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk/


A Stroll Through The Ages, 25th May 2016, 10:30 at Tourist Information Centre, Crowe Street, Stowmarket (14.7 miles)
A walk and talk about different parts of the historical, industrious market town of Stowmarket, from football to foundry, factories to fire!
We will walk around parts of the town seen, but not often mentioned, and discover its fascinating history.
Duration: 2 hrs / 1- 2 miles
£4

Part of the Suffolk Walking Festival - to book tickets, or find information about other walks please visit http://www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk/


Face Painting, 25th May 2016, 12:00 to 16:00 at Clacton Pier, The Pier, Clacton-On-Sea (10.2 miles)
With Helens Many Faces


Jake & Doc McStuffin, 25th May 2016, 12:15 to 15:00 at Clacton Pier, The Pier, Clacton-On-Sea (10.2 miles)
Come and have your photo taken FREE of charge with these children's favourites. - 12:15pm, 1:45pm & 3pm


Blood Donation Session, 25th May 2016, 12:20 to 19:15 at Ipswich Town Football Club, Portman Road, Ipswich (7.2 miles)
Come and donate blood between 12:20 and 15:10 or between 16:30 and 19:15


Tony Meloy, 25th May 2016, 13:00 to 15:30 at Clacton Pier, The Pier, Clacton-On-Sea (10.2 miles)
Get ready to Jive as Tony takes you back to the 50s, 60, 70s with hits from some of the artists like Neil Sedaka, Buddy Holly and Cliff Richard. â?? 1pm, 2:15pm & 3:30pm


Ordinary Days by Adam Gwon, 25th May 2016 to 28th May 2016, 19:30 to 22:30 at Headgate Theatre Colchester, Chapel Street North, Colchester (7 miles)
A refreshingly honest and funny musical about making real connections in the city that never sleeps (but probably should at some point). It tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfilment, happiness, love and cabs. Through a score of vibrant and memorable songs, their experiences ring startlingly true to life.

Tickets: �£10, �£8 (conc), �£5 (CI students)


Nightjars Over The Heath, 25th May 2016, 20:30 at Snape Warren Car Park, Sandy Lane, Snape, Saxmundham (21.3 miles)
Hearing the mysterious churring of a nightjar on a remote Suffolk Sandlings heathland is an extraordinary experience.
Join the Wild Adventures Under Suffolk's Skies guides for an informative evening walk and be surprised by nature, wildlife and scenery on the Alde estuary and the heath.
Some uneven ground and darkness, so please bring a torch.
Dark coloured clothing, insect repellent and closed footwear highly recommended.
Duration: 2 hrs / 2 miles
£9

Part of the Suffolk Walking Festival - to book tickets, or find information about other walks please visit http://www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk/


The Mini Challenge, Day 3: Sutton Hoo, 26th May 2016, 10:00 at Sutton Hoo, Sutton Hoo, Sutton, Woodbridge (13.6 miles)
From the tiny hamlet of Ramsholt, home to the famous Ramsholt Arms, nestling below the Norman church, to the burial site of the ancient kings at Sutton Hoo, this walk will introduce you to the delights of the River Deben â?? fossil shells and sharks teeth, saltmarshes and stunning wildlife, woody cliffs and the infamous Nettle Hill (you have been warned!), with fantastic river views all the way, this walk has it all.
Please bring a packed lunch.
Duration: 5 hrs / 8 miles
£10 (includes coach return and refreshments)

Part of the Suffolk Walking Festival - to book tickets, or find information about other walks please visit http://www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk/


A County Border Ramble, 26th May 2016, 10:00 at Nayland Village Hall, Church Lane, Nayland, Colchester (7 miles)
The River Stour forms the natural boundary between Suffolk and Essex.
This walk goes out of Suffolk to give views along the valley then returning to the village passing farmland and woods, after which walkers will be treated to tea and cake at a local farm!
Duration: 3 hrs / 4 miles
Adults £8; children 13 and under, £4 (includes tea and cake)

Part of the Suffolk Walking Festival - to book tickets, or find information about other walks please visit http://www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk/


Local Clubs

Belly Dancing classes meet at Brantham Sports and Social club (upstairs), New Village, Brantham (0.8 miles)
Every wednesday 7pm til 8pm £5 learn to belly Dance, while having fun and keeping fit. Excellent music, and the chance to perform at local charity events. from begineer to professional.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Mandie on 01206 299733


Bounceability meet at 157 Colchester Road, Colchester Road, West Bergholt, Colchester (7.8 miles)
Bounceability is something we are born with. Think about a child learning to walk. No matter how many times they might stumble and fall, they get right back up again and try again until they get it right. The trouble is that as we grow up our view of the world is shaped and fashioned by our experiences, and sometimes we become fearful of trying again. We get stuck into negative patterns of behaviour and ways of thinking and sometimes just don't know how to change. Have you got stuck or just forgotten how to be happy? Have you given up trying? Maybe you could use some Bounceability.
So whether you feel as if you are in a rut but can't figure out how to get out of it; if you have made bad choices and are struggling with the consequences of your decisions; if you have a bad habit that you want to eliminate; if you want to lose weight or stop smoking; if your nerves are getting the better of you or if something outside your control has had an impact on your life, or whatever is stopping you from living the life of your dreams, you need some Bounceability.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01206 240510, email the club or visit thier website


Chimneys CMC meet at Claydon Community Centre, Church Lane, Claydon, Ipswich (9.9 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01728 689033


Clacton Judo Club meet at Green Lodge, Old Road, Clacton-On-Sea (9.6 miles)
Clacton Judo Club is a community based project with the club officers working at all levels to promote the sport of Judo on a voluntary basis. Green Lodge (Old Road) has been running Judo Classes weekly since 1981.
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


Colchester & District Model Railway Club meet at Club Room at Armoury Farm, Upton Close, West Bergholt, Colchester (8.1 miles)
The Club meets every Thursday evening at 8PM at the Club House in West Bergholt. New members are welcomed., please contact us for any further information.
The Club's website includes data on the layouts that are available for exhibition through the club. The site gives information on the Annual 2 day Exhibition held in October and the Club Open Day.
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


Colchester Phoenix Amateur Swimming Club for the Disabled meet at Colchester Leisure World, Cowdray Avenue, Colchester (6.5 miles)
Colchester Phoenix ASC was set up in 1993 to provide disabled people with the same opportunities for swimming as are available to able-bodied participants. It is based at Colchester Leisure World
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


Colchester School Of Gym meet at Brinkley Grove Road, Brinkley Grove Road, Mile End, Colchester (5.9 miles)
Colchester School of Gymnastics (CSG) provides gymnastics coaching to children and young people throughout the Colchester area. The School aims to offer access to gymnastics to all and works to increase participation by those with disabilities. CSG is committed to developing the skills and confidence of each individual. The aim is to have fun while reaching the highest standards of performance.
The club currently has over 600 young gymnasts participating in many different levels of gymnastics which we are able to offer. These are structured according to ability and allow the children to develop at their own rate.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01206 844188ENQ, email the club or visit thier website


Coppleston Badminton Club meet at Copleston Centre, Copleston Road, Ipswich (8.2 miles)
An informal and social get together for a few friendly games of badmington on a Tuesday evening.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Paul Skirrow on 01473 212800, email Paul Skirrow or visit thier website


Crab & Winkle CWC meet at Brightlingsea Community Centre, Lower Park Road, Brightlingsea, Colchester (8.3 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Mervyn/Julia Lumley on 01206 734699


Daves Gymnastic Academy meet at Unit 8 Commerce Way, Commerce Way, Colchester (6.4 miles)
The coaching is led by Dave Schadek, High Performance Coach, ably assisted by a large team of coaches.
All our coaches hold British Gymnastics Coaching qualifications, enhanced CRBs, and have attended 'Safeguarding and Protecting Children' courses. Every session has appropriately qualified first aiders amongst the coaches.
We have weekday and Saturday morning Recreational classes for those children doing 1 hour a week, learning there basic gymnastics and working towards lots of different badge schemes. Our Parent and Toddler classes are open class they are run on a Monday and Friday morning.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01206 797288, email the club or visit thier website


Deben Rotaract Club meet at The Brewery Tap, Cliff Quay, Ipswich (6.6 miles)
Rotaract is an organisation for 18-30 year olds with clubs throughout the world. It enables members to meet people, try new activities, and make a difference in their local community.
Deben Rotaract club meets up regularly (generally on Tuesday evenings) for community, charity and social events. Amongst our ranks we have (and have had) students, doctors, nurses, radiographers, commodity traders, IT experts, retailers, pharmacists, secretaries and many other professions.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Mark on 01394 388414 or Michelle on 01473 721153, email Mark or visit thier website


East Bergholt United Services Club (EBUSC) meet at Victory Hall, White Horse Road, East Bergholt, Colchester (1.8 miles)
East Bergholt United Services Club is a Sociable Snooker Club situated in Victory Hall, White Horse Road, East Bergholt.
Club nights are from 7pm until 11pm on Tuesdays and Fridays and has a licensed bar
New members (over 18 years) Welcome
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Ron Barfoot on 01206 298040


East Ipswich Camera Club meet at The Tower Hall, Broadlands Way, Rushmere St. Andrew, Ipswich (8.7 miles)
The East Ipswich Camera Club is everything a good club should be, fully committed to encouraging and enhancing member's photographic skills mainly through the more modern medium of digital imaging but also traditional methods.  The atmosphere is light hearted and friendly and new members are always made most welcome and soon feel at home.
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


Ho Wan Martial Arts Academy meet at Ho Wan Martial Arts Academy, Charles Street, Ipswich (7.7 miles)
We are a very diverse and high stadard Martial Arts school (BCCMA accredited) based at Charles Street in Ipswich (behind Crown Pools). We teach everything from Shaolin Kung Fu and Wing Chun, through Kickboxing to Tai Chi, Womens Self Defence, Knife Trainingand many more. We are currently in the process of launching a set of training videos and also run one off Fast Track course for those unable to attend regularly. Feel free to visit the academy on Charles Street
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01473 225458 or email the club


ICENI Computer Club meet at Bourne Vale Social Club, Halifax Road, Ipswich (6.5 miles)
A local computer club for computer hobbyists and enthusiasts. Meeting on the first Wednesday of every month.
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


Ipswich and District Photographic Society meet at St. Francis Church Hall, Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich (6.5 miles)
We’re a friendly club, with space for everyone – regardless of your ability or experience.
We meet in and around Ipswich from September to May. As well as the main Society evenings – which include lectures, competitions and social events – we have specialist groups for people interested in prints, transparencies, digital imaging, monochrome photography, studio and audio-visual work.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Arthur Griffiths on 01473 611507, email Arthur Griffiths or visit thier website


Ipswich Aviation Society meet at Maryon Road, Maryon Road, Ipswich (7.1 miles)
Meetings consist of talks, slide shows, visits and guest speakers, catering for all types of aviation. Meetings on 1st Tuesday of the month
If you'd like more information, you can email the club


Ipswich Buddhist Centre meet at Ipswich Buddhist Centre, Thoroughfare, Ipswich (7.5 miles)
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If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


Ipswich Jazz Club meet at The California Club, Foxhall Road, Ipswich (7.8 miles)
The town's top regular venue for the best in Jazz. Regular concerts take place on the 3rd Sunday every month at THE CALIFORNIA CLUB on Foxhall Road. Performances 8.00 to 10.30pm. Doors open 7.30pm.
As a non-profit making organisation run by a voluntary committee the IPSWICH JAZZ CLUB is entirely dependant on income from our audience. We receive no funding from any other source. The club is dedicated to bringing the best possible modern and mainstream jazz to Ipswich.
Full program, articles and artists photos on the website
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


Ipswich Ladies Hockey Club
Ipswich Ladies Hockey Club is the only Premier National League club in Suffolk and we aim to cater for all standards of players. We run 3 Senior teams, 1 in the National Premier League, 1 in the East Premier league and 1 in the East league Division 2. We also run a very successful U19 team that plays on Sundays.
All new players welcome!
If you'd like more information, you can telephone the clubhouse on 01473 259060 or visit thier website


Ipswich Outdoor Group meet at The Dove, St Helens Street, Ipswich (7.7 miles)
We are affiliated to YHA as a local group. These are groups of like-minded people who meet regularly to enjoy hostelling trips and other social activities such as barbecues, slide shows, badminton, pub trips etc. The YHA stands for Youth Hostels Association - a registered charity providing accommodation for all. There is no age limit and, yes, you can drive to hostel.
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


Ipswich Radio Club meet at Golden Hind Pub, Nacton Road, Ipswich (7.2 miles)
We are affiliated to Radio Society of Great Britain and meet twice a month on the first and third Wednesdays. On the first Wedneday we now meet at The Golden Hind public house on Nacton Road - near the old Ipswich Airport site.
If you'd like more information, you can email the club


Ipswich Real Nappy Network meet at St Pancras Church Hall, Orwell Place, Ipswich (7.5 miles)
We are a voluntary group raising awareness and promoting washable cloth nappies. Nappaccino meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday of the month from 10.30-12.30 at St Pancras Church Hall, Tacket St, Ipswich where we have a second hand nappy exchange, provide independent advice on the care and use of cloth nappies and promote local cloth nappy retailers. We also give talks and demonstrations to groups, health professionals and day care providers and have available an up to date local directory of cloth nappy retailers and laundry services.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 0870 246 1693, email the club or visit thier website


Ipswich Recorded Music Society meet at The Meeting Room, Tower Street, Ipswich (7.6 miles)
The meetings of the society are held in the Meeting Room at 19 Tower Street, Ipswich on alternate Thursday evenings at 7:30. The aim is to provide a wide range of music, from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern periods.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Enid Hunt on 01473 725516 or Peter Partridge on 01473 422386


Kesgrave Salsa Club meet at Kesgrave Social Club, Edmonton Road, Kesgrave, Ipswich (9.4 miles)
Kesgrave Salsa Club. Venue at the Kesgrave Social Club. at the junction of Main Road and Edmonton Road every Thursday night. Beginners/Improvers 7.15 pm until 8.15 pm Intermediate 8.15 pm until 9.30 pm. The Cuban Wheel and Freedance until 10.15 pm
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


Lait Dance Club meet at St Matthews Hall, Clarkson Street, Ipswich (7.6 miles)
The Lait Dance Club was founded in 1974 by Tom and Pat Lait. It is situated in Ipswich, Suffolk and has very good facilities which include a large ballroom with a maple sprung floor and a licensed bar. There is a full programme of events at the Club including Saturday Night Social Dances, Afternoon Tea Dances, Practice Nights, Medal Tests and Competitions.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01473 215543, email the club or visit thier website


Level Crossing meet at Ardleigh Village Hall, Station Road, Ardleigh, Colchester (3.1 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01206 231579


Little Willy's CMC meet at Stanway Rovers F.C., New Farm Road, Stanway, Colchester (8.7 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Avril on 01206 330817


Manningtree ACF meet at The Drill Hall, Mill Lane (0.1 miles)
We are a youth group for 12 - 18 for girls and boys. We are at The Drill Hall, Mill Lane, Manningtree. Open on Tuesday night at 19:30 to 21:30
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01206 573066


Manningtree Rail Users Association
The Manningtree Rail Users Association exists to represent and promote the interests of the users of the Manningtree and Harwich rail services.
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


Meditation Classes meet at The Venture Centre, Wignall Street, Lawford (0.9 miles)
New Meditation Classes being run, Start to connect mind, body and soul together and learn to relax and switch off the constant chatter and images that are ever present in everyday life by learning meditation and visualisation techniques. Meditation has been known to help on every level of your being.
If you'd like more information, you can email the club


Scanilon's Saloon meet at Greenstead Social Club, Blackthorn Avenue, Colchester (5.7 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Mike on 01206 791929


Sun Star Sub-Aqua Club meet at Fore Street Swimming Pool, Fore Street, Ipswich (7.5 miles)
A friendly BSAC Scuba diving club based in Ipswich, they meet every Monday at 8:20 at Fore Street pool for social swimming, diver training before heading to the pub for a chat and a beer or two.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 07932 070628, email the club or visit thier website


Tumbleweed meet at St John's & Highwoods Community Centre, Highwoods Square, Highwoods, Colchester (5.7 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone David Crane on 01376 553545 or Paul Harrigan on 07752305548 or email David Crane


Weight Watchers meet at Northgate Sports Centre, Sidegate Lane West, Ipswich (8.8 miles)
Day: Fridays, Times: 9:00am & 10:15am
DISCOVER WHAT WORKS FOR YOU - Join today!
"Nothing taste as good as slim feels like"
EVERYBODY'S WELCOME
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Berit on 01728 684884 or email Berit


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