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Creative summer socials for older people in rural Suffolk

We’ve got a fantastic summer of creative get-togethers ahead for older people in rural Mid Suffolk and Babergh as part of our Make, Do & Friend programme. All free of charge, and covering a wide variety of creative pursuits, there’s something for everyone!

Why not dip your toe in the water this summer and, if getting creative with friends and neighbours floats your boat, there are many more socials planned for the coming 12 months to look forward to.


Craft taster workshop series

Come along and get creative at our regular crafting socials. We welcome you to enjoy the company of friends and neighbours as you try your hand at crafts including printing, willow-weaving, paper-making, felt-making, and plaster-casting. The workshops are run by professional artists, with materials and refreshments provided – and it’s all free!

Finningham Village Green: Tuesday 6th August, 10am – 12noon

Redlingfield Grass Triangle: Wednesday 7th August, 10am – 12noon

Buxhall Village Hall: Monday 19th August 2pm – 4pm

Wingfield, Castle Crescent: Tuesday 20th August, 10am – 12noon

Wingfield and Syleham Village Hall: Wednesday 11th September, 10am – 12.30pm

Capel St Mary Village Hall: Tuesday 17th September, 10am – 12.30pm

For more information or to book your place, contact Lynn Whitehead, / 01986 873955.


Drama Listening Club

Some of the best new short drama happens on the radio – some funny, some moving, some intriguing. Why not come along, listen together in a friendly & welcoming atmosphere and then share thoughts about the plot, acting and sound effects over tea and cake. No equipment or experience needed.


Stowmarket United Reformed Church, 10am – 12noon, on:

Wednesday 10th July

Wednesday 14th August

Wednesday 11th September

Needham Market Community Centre, 10am – 12noon, on:

Monday 12th August

Monday 9th September

This events are free and no booking necessary – just drop in! For more information, contact Lynn Whitehead, / 01986 873955


Participants enjoying a Make, Do & Friends get-togetherTextiles talk + workshop days by Joy Evitt of the Norfolk Costume and Textile Association

Enjoy three day long workshops that cover the wonderful world of textiles. Joy will be delivering a programme of morning talks with an afternoon workshop to follow.


The Bank Arts Centre, Eye, 10.30am – 3pm on:

Monday 29th July: Make, Do & Mend

Monday 12th August: History of Sewing Machines

Monday 2nd Sept: Multicultural Textiles

For more information and to book a place for these, please contact The Bank Arts Centre on 01379 873495

You can find more information on the full summer Make, Do & Friends programme, including venue accessibility, here.