List of Interest Groups

Please note that Interest Group activities are currently suspended from Monday 16 March 2020.

 To select a group by category e.g. History, Arts and Crafts,etc. please  CLICK HERE

 The list below may include an indication as to whether a group is Full or has Vacancies (F/V).  For further details of the group, please see the group's page and contact the group's leader for any additional information.  If the group is full, you may place your name on the waiting list by contacting the Groups Co-ordinator's Team by clicking here .We will let you know if a vacancy occurs in the future, or we may set up a new, similar, group should sufficient numbers of members show an interest.

The F/V column indicates if a group is  full or has vacancies

V* means that there are vacancies but may only be suitable for those with some previous experience or level of proficiency

F* means currently full but there may be opportunities throughout the year

Group Location F / V Mtg Day Time
A-Z of country dancing Melton V 2nd & 4th Friday 1000 - 1200
Acoustic Blues Group  Various Wednesday 1000
All Crafters - Crafty Ideas  Ipswich  V  1st & 3rd Monday  1330 - 1600
Architecture 2 Various V Various Various
Architecture Appreciation Woodbridge F 1st Monday 1330 -1630
Architecture Evolution Martlesham Heath V 1st Thursday  1400 - 1600
Art Appreciation Various V  2nd Wednesday 1000
Astronomy 1 Stutton V Thursday 1000
Astronomy 2 Stutton V Thursday 1400
Backgammon Martlesham & Leiston V Various Various
Beaders Snape F 2nd Tuesday 1330 -1630
Beginners' French Bucklesham V 2nd & 4th Wednesday  1330 - 1600
Behind the Scenes 1 Various F Various Various
Behind the Scenes 3 Various F Various monthly  Various
Behind the Scenes 5 Various F Various Various
Birdwatching  Various V 3rd Monday  1000
Bookworms Felixstowe Library F 4th Tuesday  
Bridge for beginners and restarters Woodbridge V Friday 1000 - 1230
Bridge for Improvers 1 Woodbridge V Tuesday 1000 -1230
Bridge for Improvers 2 Woodbridge V Tuesdays 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Calligraphy Martlesham V 2nd & 4th Tuesday 1000 - 1200
Camera Club Group Woodbridge V 2nd Thursday 1030
Canasta(Bolivia) Kirton/ Felixstowe V Mon & Thurs 1400
Carpet Bowls  Felixstowe V 2nd & 4th Monday 1330 - 1530
Church Crawlers 1 Various V Friday
Church Crawlers 2 Various F 3rd Friday Summer 1030 - 1500
Church Crawlers 3 Various F 2nd Friday April-October 1000 - 1530
Church Scamps Various F last Tuesday March - Sept
Climate disruption, Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Gt. Bealings V Wednesday or Thursday 1000 - 1200
Computer Mentoring Various
Craft and Chat Kesgrave Martlesham V 2nd Wednesday 1200
Creative Crafters Snape F 2nd Wednesday 1000
Creative Crafters 2 Saxmundham V 4th Wednesday 1000 - 1200
Creative Writing Holbrook V 2nd &4th Thursday 1000-1200
Creative Writing 2  Saxmundham
Saxmundham / Leiston V 3rd Wednesday pm
Cribbage Trimley V 2nd & 4th Tuesday am
Croquet Witnesham V Thursday 1400
Culture Vultures  Woodbridge / Martlesham  V  3rd Tuesday  1430
Current Affairs Felixstowe 2 Felixstowe V Wednesday 1000
Current & International Affairs Ipswich 1 Ipswich F 3rd Thursday 1000
Current & International Affairs Ipswich 2 Ipswich V Monday 1000
Current & International Affairs Ipswich 4 Ipswich F 3rd Monday 1000 - 1200
Current & International Affairs Woodbridge Woodbridge F 2nd & 4th Monday 1000 -1200
Current Affairs - Saxmundham Saxmundham V Friday 1430
Current Affairs 6 Various V 3rd Tuesday 1000-1200
Current Affairs Felixstowe 1 Felixstowe F Friday 1030
Current Affairs Felixstowe 3 Felixstowe V  Tuesday  pm
Current Affairs Ipswich 5 Ipswich V Monday 1100
Current International and Local Affairs Ipswich 3 Ipswich V Thursday 1000
Cycling but not in Lycra  Woodbridge area  F  Wednesday  am
Ecclesiastical Explorers Various F Last Friday 1030 - 1530
Ecology and Wildlife Various F Thursday
Economic Discussion Felixstowe/Woodbridge F Tuesday/Thursday 2.00/10.30
Enjoying Shakespeare Ipswich V Wednesday 1400
Family History Short Course Martlesham Martlesham V September. Jaunary. April.
Folk Dancing Levington V Friday am
Fortgeschrittenes Deutsch  Saxmundham F Monday 1430
French Conversation for Beginners Plus Hollesley F Wednesday 1000
French Conversation Improvers 1st & 3rd Wednesday 2.00pm
French Conversation 1, Intermediate Rushmere St Andrew V 1st & 3rd Wednesday 2.30pm
French Conversation 2, Intermediate Rushmere St Andrew V 2nd & 4th Wednesday 1430
French Conversation 3, Intermediate Various F 3rd Wednesday 1400 - 1600
French Conversation 4, Intermediate Ipswich F 1st & 3rd Friday 1430
French Conversation 5 Intermediate  Martlesham  F  1st Tuesday  2.30pm
Garden Visits 3 Various F Various Various
Geology 1 Ipswich V Monday except BHs & Last of month 1000 - 1200
Geology 2 Various F Friday 1000
Geology 3 Various V 1st Wednesday 1400
German Conversation Felixstowe F Tuesday am
German Conversation 2  Shotley, Ipswich area  F  1st and 3rd Wednesday  3.00pm-4.30pm
Getting to Grips with Cryptic Crosswords East Ipswich 4th Mondays 10.00am
Grow your own fruit and veg Various V 2nd Friday
Guitar Group  Martlesham  V  2nd and 4th Thursday
Handicrafts Felixstowe Felixstowe V 1st Wednesday 1000-1200
History for Fun Woodbridge V Thursday 1000
Holiday Companions Kesgrave  V various
In Our Time  Felixstowe F 2nd Thursday 1030 - 1230
IPad users  Felixstowe Various  various
Italian Conversation Woodbridge F Tuesday 1415
Italian Conversation Improvers 1  Woodbridge  V  1st & 3rd Friday  1330 - 1530
Just for Fun Improvisation Comedy  Saxmundham / Woodbridge  V  fortnightly
Knitting for Charity WB / Sax V Thursday 1400
Literature Group Novels Booker Prize runners-up Melton 3rd Friday 1000 - 1200
Local Flora, Fauna & Fungi Various V Tuesday
Love Your Ukulele Ipswich V 1st & 3rd Monday 1330 - 1600
Longer Distance Walkers 1  Various V Various - monthly
Longer Distance Walkers 2 Various V Various  
Lunch Club (midweek)  Various F 3rd Wednesday
Lunch Club (Sunday) 1 Various F 1st Sunday 1200 for 1230
Lunch Club (Sunday) 2 Various F Sunday
Lunch Club (Sunday) 3 Various V Sunday
Madrigal singing Felixstowe V 2nd & 4th Thursday 1400 -1600
Mah Jong  Rushmere St Andrew F 2nd & 4th Wednesday 1400 - 1600
Meditation  Ipswich  V  Mondays & Fridays  10.30 (M), 2.00pm (F)
Memoirs - Happy Days Group Woodbridge/Saxmundham V 3rd Thursday 1400
Moving On in Spanish Ipswich F Mondays, fortnightly 1000
Music Appreciation WB 2 Grundisburgh F 2nd & 3rd Friday 1400 - 1600
Novels and Natters I Kesgrave/Martlesham F  Tuesdays. 6-weekly  1000
Novels and Natters 2  Martlesham F  1st Tuesdays  2.30pm
Novels and Natters 3 Various F 2nd Thursday 1030
Novels Shortlisted for Booker Prize
Melton V 3rd Friday 1000 - 1200
Origami Ipswich  V  3rd Fridays  1000 - 1200
Painting and Drawing 1 Martlesham F  1st & 3rd Tuesday  1000 - 1200
Painting and Drawing 2 Ipswich V  2nd & 4th Friday  1000 - 1200
Painting and Drawing 3  Martlesham  V  2nd & 4th Tuesday  1000 - 1200
Parchment Craft  Various F 2nd & 4th Tuesday 1000 - 1200
Petanque 1 Felixstowe F Thursday 1000
Petanque 2 Felixstowe F  2nd & 4th Friday  1015
Petanque 3 Ipswich V 1st & 3rd Mondays
2nd & 4th Mondays
Play Reading In Depth  Various F  2nd Wednesdays  pm
Playing Pop, Rock and other genres  Various V  Mondays fortnightly  1000 - 1200
Playreading 2 Various V  3rd Wednesday  2.00pm
Playreading 3 Various F  2nd Wednesday  2.00pm (1.30pm in winter)
Poetry and Prose Felixstowe  F  4th Wednesday  2.00pm - 4.00pm
Poetry Old and New Ipswich V  2nd Wednesday  2.00pm - 4.00pm
Pop, Rock and Blues Group Various F various 1430
Practical Gardening Various F  1st & 3rd Tuesday  am
Practical Gardening 2  various V  Thursdays  1000 - 1200
Questers 2 Various F  various  various
Quizzers (Felixstowe) Various V  various  various
Quizzers (Ipswich & Woodbridge) Various V  various  various
Quizzers (Saxmundham) Various V various varies
Reading Aloud  Woodbridge F  3rd Thursday  pm
Reading Group 2 Various F 3rd Thursday 1015
Recorder Ensemble Little Bealings V  1st and 3rd Monday  2.00pm
Recreational Mathematics  Martlesham V  2nd & 4th Thursday  2.00pm
Rubber Bridge Felixstowe V 1st & 3rd Tuesday 1400
Rummikub 1 Rendlesham F  Friday, 3-weekly  pm
Rummikub 2 Yoxford F  Friday  2.00pm
Science & Technology Woodbridge V 2nd Tuesday 1000 - 1200
Science in the News  Ipswich F 1st Thursday am
Science, Faith & Philosphy  Waldringfield V 2nd Friday 1000 - 1200
Scrabble 2 Woodbridge F 1st & 3rd Fridays 1400 - 1600
Scrabble in Felixstowe Felixstowe V 1st & 3rd Tuesday 1400-1600
Scrabble 4 Woodbridge F Alternate Tuesdays 1015
Shakespeare for Beginners Levington F 2nd & 4th Tuesday 1415
Singing for fun (currently in abeyance) Ipswich V  1st & 3rd Thursday  2.00pm
Singing for fun in Felixstowe Felixstowe V Thursdays (fortnightly) 1400 - 1600
Singing, Playing and Listening to Traditional Songs and Tunes Various V Tuesdays usually 1430 - 1630
Spanish Conversation  Ipswich F  Wednesday 2-3 weekly  1000
Spanish Intermediate Snape F  alternate Wednesdays  1400
Stitch & Chat 1 Felixstowe F 1st & 3rd Wednesday 1000
Table Tennis 2 Bromeswell V  Tuesdays  1400-1600
Table Tennis  1 Bromeswell F Friday 0930 - 1230
Tai Chi Introductory  Ipswich  V  Thursday mornings x 5  1030 - 1200
Talking About World Wide Textiles  Wickham Market F 1st Wednsday 1000 - 1200
Tenpin Bowling Martlesham V 1st & 3rd Fridays
The Walkers Various V Alternate Tuesdays 1000
Theatre Discussion Group Yoxford V  Fridays, monthly  pm
Traditional Music and Song Various   Tuesdays  pm
Tramps Walking Group Various F Wednesday Fortnightly 1000
Transport Kesgrave & Saxmundham V 3rd Thursday 1030
U3A Local History Group Woodbridge V 2nd Wednesday 1000
U3A Short Breaks Various V Various various
Ukulele for Beginners Course - Felixstowe  Felixstowe V Tuesdays 1000
Ukulele Spirit Ipswich V Mondays am
Ukulele Band Strum East Grundisburgh F 1st & 3rd Wednesday 2.00pm
Understanding Contemporary Art Ipswich V Monday 1400
Variety Walking  Various  V  various monthly
Walking with a Focus SE Suffolk/N Essex V 3rd Wednesday 1000
Writer's Circle Various V 4th Thursday 1400
Yoga  Kesgrave V  Thursdays  1030 - 1200
10 to Tea Walking Group Various F Alternate Fridays 1000 - 1500