Interest groups face to face meetings are suspended at

moment but will resume as soon as possible. 


In the meantime many groups are meeting using the

two Zoom accounts that have been acquired.


  List of Interest Groups

Groups Co-ordinator - Merle Watts

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  F Monday 1000
All Crafters - Crafty Ideas  Ipswich  V  1st & 3rd Monday  1330 - 1600
Architecture Appreciation Woodbridge F 1st Monday 1330 -1630
Architecture Evolution Martlesham Heath V 1st Thursday  1400 - 1600
Art Appreciation Various F  2nd Wednesday 1000
Astronomy 1 Stutton V Thursday 1000
Astronomy 2 Stutton V Thursday 1400
Backgammon Martlesham & Leiston V Various Various
Beaders Snape V 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 F 3rd Monday  1000
Bookworms Felixstowe Library F 4th Tuesday
Bridge for beginners  Woodbridge V Friday 1000 - 1230
Bridge Duplicate for Improvers 1 Woodbridge V Tuesday 1000 -1230
Bridge Duplicate for Improvers 2 Woodbridge V Tuesdays 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Calligraphy Martlesham F 2nd & 4th Tuesday 1000 - 1200
Camera Club Group Woodbridge V 2nd Thursday 1030
Canasta(Bolivia) Kirton/ Felixstowe V Mon & Thurs 1400
Carpet Bowls  Felixstowe F 2nd & 4th Monday 1330 - 1530
Church Crawlers 1 Various F Friday
Church Crawlers 3 Various V 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 F 2nd Wednesday 1200
Creative Writing Holbrook F 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
Cryptic Crosswords (on-line)  V  1st Thursday  10.00
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 6 Various F 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
Cycling but not in Lycra  Woodbridge area  F  Wednesday  am
E bike Various      
Ecology and Wildlife Various F Thursday
Economic Discussion Felixstowe/Woodbridge F Tuesday/Thursday 2.00/10.30
Family History Short Course Martlesham Martlesham V September. Jaunary. April.
Folk Dancing Levington V Friday am
Fortgeschrittenes Deutsch  Saxmundham F Monday 1400
French Conversation Improvers  V 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 1 Various
V Monthly
Garden Visits 2 Various V Monthly
Garden Visits 3 Various V Various Various
Geology 1 Ipswich V Monday except BHs & Last of month 1000 - 1200
Geology 2 Various F Friday 1000
Geology 3 Various F 1st Wednesday 1400
German Conversation Felixstowe F Tuesday am
German Conversation 2 Shotley Penisula, Ipswich and Woodbridge area  V  1st and 3rd Wednesday  3.00pm-4.30pm
Getting to Grips with Cryptic Crosswords Short Course East Ipswich 4th Mondays 10.00am
Grow your own fruit and veg Various V 2nd Friday
Handicrafts Felixstowe Felixstowe V 1st Wednesday 1000-1200
History for Fun Woodbridge V Thursday 1000
Holiday Companions Various  V various
In Our Time  Felixstowe V 2nd Thursday 1030 - 1230
IPad users  Felixstowe Various  various
Italian Conversation Woodbridge F Tuesday 14.00-15.30
Italian Conversation Improvers 1  Woodbridge  V  1st & 3rd Friday  1330 - 1530
Improvisation Comedy  Woodbridge  V  fortnightly Tuesday  12.00 noon
Knitting for Charity Martlesham Village V Thursday 1400
Literature Group Novels Booker Prize runners-up Melton 3rd Friday 1000 - 1200
Local Flora, Fauna & Fungi Various F Tuesday
Love Your Ukulele Ipswich V 1st & 3rd Monday 1330 - 1600
Longer Distance Walkers 1  Various V  monthly alternating Weds and Thurs
Longer Distance Walkers 2 Various V Various
Lunch Club (Sunday) 1 Various F 1st Sunday 1200 for 1230
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
Mah Jong Yoxford Yoxford  F  Thursday mornings
Meditation  Ipswich  V   Fridays   2.30pm 
Memoirs - Happy Days Group Woodbridge/Saxmundham V 3rd Thursday 1400
Novels and Natters I Kesgrave/Martlesham V  Tuesdays. 6-weekly  1000
Novels and Natters 2  Martlesham V  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 F  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 V Thursday 1000
Petanque 2 Felixstowe F  2nd & 4th Friday  1015
Petanque 3 Ipswich F 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  V  4th 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
Quizzers (Felixstowe) Various V  various  various
Quizzers (Ipswich & Woodbridge) Various V  various  various
Quizzers (Saxmundham) Various V various varies
Reading Aloud  Woodbridge V  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 Pavilion V  2nd & 4th Thursday  1.30pm
Rubber Bridge Felixstowe V 1st & 3rd Tuesday 1400
Rummikub 2 Yoxford F  Friday  2.00pm
Science & Technology Woodbridge V monthly Tuesday 1000 - 1200
Science in the News  Ipswich F 1st Thursday am
Science, Faith & Philosphy  Waldringfield V 2nd Friday 1000 - 1200
Scrabble 2 Martlesham F 1st & 3rd Fridays 1400 - 1600
Scrabble in Felixstowe Felixstowe V 1st & 3rd Tuesday 1400-1600
Shakespeare for Beginners Levington F 2nd & 4th Tuesday 1415
Singing for fun in Felixstowe Felixstowe F 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
Stitch & Chat 1 Felixstowe F 1st & 3rd Wednesday 1000
Table Tennis 2 Bromeswell F  Tuesdays 1400 - 1600
Table Tennis  1 Bromeswell F Friday 0930 - 1330
Tai Chi Introductory  Christchurch Park, Ipswich  V Thursday - May to September  1030 - 1130
Talking About World Wide Textiles  Wickham Market F 1st Wednsday 1000 - 1200
Tenpin Bowling Martlesham F 1st & 3rd Fridays
Ten to Tea Walking Group Various F Alternate Fridays 1000 - 1500
The Walkers Various V Alternate Tuesdays 1000
Theatre Discussion Group Yoxford F  Fridays, monthly  pm
Traditional Music and Song Various Tuesdays  pm
Tramps Walking Group Various V 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 F Mondays am
Ukulele Band Strum East Grundisburgh F 1st & 3rd Wednesday 2.00pm
Understanding Contemporary Art Ipswich V Tuesday 1400
Variety Walking  Various  V  various monthly
Walking with a Focus SE Suffolk/N Essex V 3rd Wednesday 1000
Writer's Circle Various F 4th Thursday 1400
Yoga  Kesgrave V  Thursdays  1030 - 1200