Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Upcoming Events In Ipswich

Upcoming Events:

Tea Dance

Wednesday 24 August, 2-4pm
Walled garden & conservatory, Holywells Park
Come and relive the good old days and enjoy an afternoon of music and social dancing in the beautiful surroundings of Holywells Park.
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Outdoor Cinema: The Good Dinosaur

Wednesday 24 August, 12.15 & 14:00
Myrtle Meadow, Holywells Park
Join us in Holywells Park tomorrow (24th) for an outdoor cinema screening of The Good Dinosaur! Showings are at 12.15pm and 2pm in Myrtle Meadow. It's free to watch the film, but some activities (rides & face-painting) have a small cost.
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Chopin in Holywells Park

Saturday 27 August, 18:30
Walled Garden, Holywells Park
Join us in Holywells Park on 27th August for a summer evening of classical music in Holywells Park. Award winning pianist, Paulo Lopes will be playing a broad repertoire of the finest piano classics in the serene backdrop of the beautiful Walled Garden.
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The Royal Ballet's

Gary Avis & Friends
10 & 11 September 2016
The Suffolk Community Foundation, in partnership with DanceEast, presents The Royal Ballet’s Gary Avis & Friends. For only the second time in half a century, dancers from The Royal Ballet Company return to Suffolk for two spectacular gala performances at the Ipswich Regent. 
All proceeds from this gala go to Suffolk Community Foundation and their Arts and Culture Fund for Suffolk.
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Ipswich Has Got Talent

Champion of Champions
Saturday 24 September, 19:30
Ipswich Regent Theatre
The line-up acts for this year’s special Ipswich Has Got Talent (IHGT) final are busy preparing for the big night.
The event features one big champion of champions night at the Ipswich Regent, with previous winners returning to the theatre to belt out their best hits.
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Saturday 22 October, 19:30
Grand Hall, Corn Exchange
Brush the dust off those dirndl dresses as we welcomeIpswich’s very own Oktoberfest to the Town Hall for an evening of Bavariancelebration. Enjoy authentic Bavarian food and beer accompanied by footstomping, thigh slapping music with The Oompah Band (as featured on Channel 4’s‘So Graham Norton’).
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Monday, 22 August 2016

Bank holiday weekend health advice

With the bank holiday weekend approaching, GPs in east and west Suffolk are reminding people that the right help is available to deal with injury and illness.

Dr Christopher Browning, a GP in Long Melford and chairman of NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group said: “By choosing the right health care option you will get treated more quickly and lessen the pressure on health staff over this busy weekend.

“Being prepared is the best option and could save a stressful dash to a pharmacy or an unnecessary trip to your hospital's emergency department (A&E).  One of the best ways to be prepared is to have a well-stocked medicine cabinet. It’s not expensive to stock up on basic items such as sticking plasters, paracetamol, anti-diarrhoea medicine and indigestion remedy. Ask your pharmacist for advice on what you medicines you should keep at home."

Dr Mark Shenton, a GP in Stowmarket and chairman of NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group said: “There are a number of pharmacies open over the holiday weekend where you can access help and advice as well as  over-the-counter medication for many minor injuries and illnesses.

"If you have forgotten to order your regular medicine from your GP and run out over the holiday period  your pharmacist may be able to help by providing an emergency supply. Please remember to take your repeat slip or empty pack(s) with you to show the pharmacist what you usually take.

"The Suffolk GP+ service is based in Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds and will be open over the weekend and on the bank holiday Monday. You can book an appointment with a GP or nurse practitioner in advance and you need to do this through your own GP practice.

“If you need help fast and it’s not life-threatening then you should call NHS 111.  The 111 number is available 24/7 and a trained advisor will help you. Perhaps you have a question about medication or a medical concern about yourself or someone else; maybe you want to find your nearest pharmacy that’s open on bank holiday Monday or perhaps you have a health question that can’t wait until your GP surgery is open or you think you need to access the out-of-hours service."

Click on link below to read list of pharmacies open on Monday 29 August HERE

Friday, 5 August 2016

Highly recommended Parenting seminar Ipswich

FREE Pop-Up Triple
 P Positive Parenting Seminar
Triple P helps you understand the way your family works, and uses
the things you already think, feel, say and do in new ways that
nurture relationships, parenting skills and confidence, as well as
 supporting your wellbeing.
Triple P helps you:

*        Create a stable, supportive, harmonious family environment.
*       Teach your children the skills they need to get along with others.
*       Deal positively, consistently and decisively with problem behaviour should it arise.
*       Encourage behaviour you like.
*       Develop realistic expectations of your children and yourself.
*       Take care of yourself as a parent.

Venue:  Ipswich Museum
Date:     6th August 2016
              High Street
              Ipswich, Suffolk,
              IP1 3QH
Time:    10.00 – 12.30

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

August News and Events from Ipswich Borough Council

August News and Events
Ipswich Borough Council

Open Season: Open Choice

Saturday 23rd July – Sunday 28th August
The second phase of Ipswich Museums exhibition Open Season: Open Choice combines artworks selected by Ipswich Art Society from Ipswich Borough council’s collection and displayed alongside their members work, featuring art by Sir Alfred Munnings, Anna Airy, Harry Becker and Thomas Churchyard. Come and explore the exhibition for free! 
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Summer Fun

We've put together a fantastic programme of holiday activities for the kids this summer across our sports centres, pools and museums. You can keep the kids entertained with a variety of sporting activities including swimming, rollerskating, trampolining and cheerleading! If you're feeling creative, head down to Ipswich Art School for our 'Art Skills' sessions or into Ipswich Museum and get involved in our 'Saxon Summer' workshops!
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Twilight 10 & 5k Road Race

Friday 5th August 

For the second year, Ipswich JAFFA Running Club in association with Ipswich Borough Council, Ipswich Building Society and Suffolk New College are bringing the fantastic Twilight 10k & 5k Road Race to Ipswich.
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This Girl Can...

This summer sees a wide range of FREE sporting activity on offer across the whole of Ipswich which aims to get young people active.

Our sessions are for girls and young ladies. You can get hot and sweaty, you can be a beginner or an expert, it doesn’t matter who you are. All that matters is that you are there. To get a flavour of what this programme is about go to www.thisgirlcan.co.uk.
Here in Ipswich girls between 12-18 years old can swim in their own pool, punch themselves active in their own BoxFit session and smash their way through summer in their own Badminton session. This is about trying something new and being yourself.
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Ipswich Waterfront Celebration

Saturday 6th August - Sunday 7th August 

Ipswich Waterfront Celebration is taking place along the Ipswich Quayside this summer. This new two-day event will run bi-annually, alternating with Maritime Ipswich and will provide a great weekend of activities for people of all ages to enjoy.
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Give and Take Recycling Events

Thursday 4th August - Castle Hill Community Centre
Tuesday 23rd August - Stoke Park Drive Church Hall

Come to our Give & Take event and reuse/ recycle your unwanted items, or come along and take something away for free!
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Monday, 1 August 2016

Ipswich Waterfront Celebration

Ipswich Waterfront Celebration is taking place along the Ipswich Quayside this summer. 

This is a new two-day event which will run bi-annually, alternating with Maritime Ipswich and will provide a great weekend of activities for people of all ages to enjoy.
  • Food market
  • Craft and gift market
  • Demonstration kitchen and children's cooking activities
  • Music stage
  • Pop-up pub
  • Fun fair
  • Circus skills workshop
  • Dance,
  • Science experiments
  • Firework finale on Sunday.

Cruise on Sailing Barge Victor

The Sailing Barge “Victor” is providing a fabulous finale for the Ipswich Waterfront Celebration Weekend, with a special “Sundowner” Cruise to coincide with the fireworks display on Sunday 7th August, which will bring the celebration to a close. 
You can join “Victor” for this relaxing 3 hour cruise, and enjoy the best view of the fireworks from her decks. Victor will leave her berth from outside The Old Custom House, on Ipswich Waterfront, at 6.30pm. The cruise costs £25 per person. Tickets and further information are available from Ipswich Tourist Information Centre (email tourist@ipswich.gov.uk, telephone 01473 258070).  
“Victor” was built in Ipswich in 1895 and is completely refitted and furbished for leisure cruising. She has a well-stocked licensed bar, open air deck, and covered lower saloon.

Event Date(s)
Saturday, 6 August, 2016 -
10:00 to 21:00
Sunday, 7 August, 2016 -
10:00 to 21:00