Events Archive

Event Summary Date
The Soil Cinderellas Join us to learn about the essential work of the Women's Land Army during World War Two Thursday 22nd April 2021 @ 19:00
Polina Pilates/Yoga for the face Pertinent exercises to perk up our smiles! Face Yoga is a combination of face exercises. face massage, acupressure and wellbeing, for a healthy, natural way of looking young. Thursday 25th March 2021 @ 19:00
The Huntingfield Paintress Pamela Holmes tells us the story behind the book, inspired by the true tale of Mildred Holland and the parish church of Huntingfield in Suffolk, the ceiling of which she decided to paint, creating an amazing work of art. Thursday 25th February 2021 @ 19:00
Introduction to the Night Sky David Murton introduces us to the night sky via Zoom Thursday 28th January 2021 @ 19:30
Christmas Party Festive Food, Fun and Games. Thursday 19th December 2019 @ 7.30pm
Annual Meeting Reflections on the past year and plans for the next. Reports, elections and more. Thursday 28th November 2019 @ 7.30pm
Card Making Jenny Pearson encourages us in this creative pursuit. Thursday 24th October 2019 @ 7.30pm
Climate Change on the Suffolk Coast Alexander Bass introduces us to the complex changes on our sea shore. Thursday 26th September 2019 @ 7.30pm
Outings usually include a trip to the Summer Theatre at Adeburgh and Southwold Dates and details to be arranged. See the secretary for further information. Thursday 1st August 2019
Garden Meeting For members only, please see the secretary for further details. Thursday 25th July 2019 @ 7pm
Antiques and Auction Rooms Geoffrey Barfoot of Clarke and Simpson at Campsea Ash gives us the low-down. Thursday 27th June 2019 @ 7.30pm
Resolutions Meeting A chance to discuss and vote on the Resolutions for the National AGM. Thursday 23rd May 2019 @ 7.30pm
Owls A talk and demonstration with Andy Hulme on these fascinating birds. Thursday 25th April 2019 @ 7.30pm
Birthday Meeting Juile Theaker entertains us with her Harp Thursday 28th March 2019 @ 7.30pm
A Passion for Speed Paul Smiddy tells us about the pioneer aviator Mrs Mildred Bruce. Thursday 28th February 2019 @ 7.30pm
The Bevin Boys Barbara McElroy tells us the true story. Thursday 24th January 2019 @ 7.30pm
Christmas Party Fun & Games with Aunty Jenny! Thursday 20th December 2018 @ 7.30pm
Annual Meeting Election of committee and officers and a look over the past year. Thursday 22nd November 2018 @ 7.30pm
Hidden Bhutan Speaker: Chris Parfitt. An Intrepid Traveller, Chris gets to those places others can't reach and gets to know the locals - - Thursday 25th October 2018 @ 7.30pm
Singing for Wellbeing Speaker: Stephen Amer. The Voice Cloud is an Organisation that teaches 'Singing for Wellbeing'. The Catch is - We'll be expected to join in. The focus is on local Sea Shanties. Thursday 27th September 2018 @ 7.30pm
Garden Meeting See the secretary for more information Thursday 26th July 2018
Homestart in Suffolk Speaker: Helen Clarkeson-Field. Homestart mainly helps Mums and Babies, with sometimes complex Family needs. Thursday 28th June 2018 @ 7.30pm
Resolutions Meeting Discussion of and voting on the Resolution going forward to the NFWI AGM next month. Thursday 24th May 2018 @ 7.30pm
The History of Fish and Chips Speaker: Andy Malcolm. All about the Fishermans Mission here in Suffolk. Thursday 26th April 2018 @ 7.30pm
My Tutu went AWOL With Iestyn Edwards. Highlight of the Year! If you don't come to anything else you must come to this. This Speaker had us all in fits at the Speakers Showcase. Ex Troops Entertainer - absolutely hilarious - With a Welsh Twist!! Thursday 22nd March 2018 @ 7.30pm
Ernest Hemingway Speaker; Barbara McElroy. The Ex Fram President tells us all the interesting facts and foibles we didn't know about Ernest Hemmingway Thursday 22nd February 2018 @ 7.30pm
We only wanted a Pony! Speaker: Pat Deliss Thursday 25th January 2018 @ 7.30pm
Christmas Party Festive food, games and entertainment. Thursday 14th December 2017 @ 7.30pm
Annual Meeting Reflections on the past year and plans for the next. Reports, elections and more. Thursday 23rd November 2017 @ 7.30pm
PG Wodehouse David Lilley tells us about this 20th century humorist, creator of Jeeves and Wooster & The Blandlings Castle set. Thursday 26th October 2017 @ 7.30pm
Ipswich Heroes Listen to David Empson's stories of local war heroes. Thursday 28th September 2017 @ 7.30pm
No Formal Meeting but probably a visit to the Summer Theatres at Aldeburgh and/or Southwold Date and details to be confirmed. See the secretary for further information. Tuesday 1st August 2017 @ Date to be confirmed
Garden Meeting See the secretary for further information. Thursday 27th July 2017
Millennium Tower Have you a head for heights? Hopefully Horry Parsons did as he supervised this building project at Bury St Edmunds' Cathedral. Thursday 22nd June 2017 @ 7.30pm
Resolutions Meeting Discussion and voting on the Resolutions which will be going forward to the NFWI AGM Thursday 25th May 2017 @ 7.30pm
Madge Hatter Magdelaine Snowden tells her tale of settling in rural England and starting to make beautiful silk flowers, hats and bouquets. Thursday 27th April 2017 @ 7.30pm
Birthday Meeting Join Hilary Martin on her travels through India. Thursday 23rd March 2017 @ 7.30pm
My Life in Ceramics Speaker: Emma Robertson Thursday 23rd February 2017 @ 7.30pm
Scarlett and Mustard Speaker: Sandy Ruddock Thursday 26th January 2017 @ 7.30pm
Christmas Party Celebrating the Festive Season Thursday 15th December 2016 @ 7.30pm
Annual Meeting Chance to reflect on 2016 and look ahead to 2017 Thursday 24th November 2016 @ 7.30pm
Remarkable Women of Ipswich Speaker: Ann Day Thursday 27th October 2016 @ 7.30pm
Open Meeting - bring friends and family Brian Cornell guides us through the History of the Thames. Thursday 22nd September 2016 @ 7.30pm
No Meeting but an Outing and Theatre Trip See the secretary for further information. Dates etc to be confirmed. Monday 1st August 2016
Card Making Workshop With Jenny Pearson. Watch and join in to make something special and personal to celebrate all occasions. Thursday 28th July 2016 @ 7.30pm
Garden Meeting See the secretary for further information Thursday 23rd June 2016
My Life in Music Hattie Bennett entertains us with a recital on her cello. Thursday 17th December 2015 @ 7.30pm
AGM Your opportunity to join in as we reflect on the past year and plan for the next. Reports, elections and more. Thursday 26th November 2015 @ 7.30pm
SARS Speaker: Elizabeth Berry talks about Suffolk Accident and Rescue Thursday 22nd October 2015 @ 7.30pm
Tales of a Travelling Horseman Speaker: Dick Johnson - Manager of Earl Soham Lodge Equestrian Centre Thursday 24th September 2015 @ 7.30pm
Theatre Outings Dates etc to be confirmed, see the secretary for further information Saturday 1st August 2015
Garden Meeting By kind invitation we will gather at a member's garden See the secretary for more information. Thursday 23rd July 2015 @ 7pm
The History of Bawdsey Radar Centre Speaker: Mary Wain. Hear about Bawdsey where Radar was developed and first used. Thursday 25th June 2015 @ 7.30pm
Resolutions Meeting A chance to discuss the Resolution to be voted on at the National AGM. Thursday 28th May 2015 @ 7.30pm
Drought Gardening Speaker: Sonya Burrows Thursday 23rd April 2015 @ 7.30pm
My Life in the Fast Lane Speaker: Val Attenborough Thursday 26th March 2015 @ 7.30pm
Water Aid Speaker: Paul Daley Thursday 26th February 2015 @ 7.30pm
Suffolk Gravestones Speaker: Robert Halliday Thursday 22nd January 2015 @ 7.30pm
Christmas Meeting Entertainment from The Kettle Girls Thursday 18th December 2014 @ 7.30pm
AGM Election of Officers and AGM business Thursday 27th November 2014 @ 7.30pm
Work with Orphans in Uganda Speaker: Alison Brain Thursday 23rd October 2014 @ 7.30pm
Open Meeting - ‘Giles’ The Life & Work of the Ipswich Cartoonist Meeting open to anyone- even men! Speaker: John Field Thursday 25th September 2014 @ 7.30pm
Garden Party See the secretary for further information Thursday 24th July 2014 @ 7.30pm
Diary of a Norfolk Parson Speaker: Sheila Harrison Thursday 26th June 2014 @ 7.30pm