Events




 

December 2017

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice

Wednesday 20th December 2017


Free impartial advice from Citizens Advice at Harleston Information Plus, 8 Exchange Street, Harleston.


Every Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00. No need to book just come along and see a trained advisor.

Jobs Club

Jobs Club

Wednesday 20th December 2017

Offering a range of free and confidential services in order to help jobseekers on their way to employment, these include:

Help with writing a CV, covering letters and job applications

  • Tips and advice for job interviews 
  • Information on volunteering opportunities and work experience 
  • Information on colleges and apprenticeships
  • Local training and courses 
  • 1:1 careers advice 
  • Business start up information 


In addition to this, 1:1 IT help is also available where jobseekers can learn how to carry out job searches, set up an email account and learn how to use Microsoft Office.  The help is tailor made for the jobseeker depending on their level of knowledge and what it is they wish to learn.


The Jobs Club is open every Wednesday at Harleston Information Plus, 8 Exchange Street, Harleston from 10am-2pm and everyone is welcome. 

Dementia Friendly Drop-In

Dementia Friendly Drop-In

Thursday 21st December 2017

Harleston & District Dementia Friendly Community Drop-In on 2pm to 4.30pm in The Swift Piano Bar at the Swan Hotel Harleston. 


This event is for carer's and people living with dementia and will give us a chance to talk to you, listen to your views and assess what services we can facilitate in Harleston to support the community. There will also be a representative from South Norfolk Council in attendance to provide advice with respect to their Forget-Me-Not grants for residents living with dementia. 


Please do come along and join us for a cup of tea and a slice of cake whilst listening to some nostalgic piano playing. You are very welcome to drop in at any time between 2pm and 4.30pm and we very much look forward to meeting you then. 


For further information please contact patricia.simmonds@mail.com, 07593 391684 or frances.bikley@harlestontowncouncil.co.uk or 07462 229920

Trolls - FREE!!!

Trolls - FREE!!!

Thursday 21st December 2017

Alburgh Village Hall


Hall opens 1:00pm, film starts 2:00pm.


FREE ENTRANCE!!!

Internet Cafe

Internet Cafe

Friday 22nd December 2017

12.30-3.30pm at Harleston Information Centre


Come along to our Internet Cafe and access the internet for free.  A dedicated volunteer will be on hand to help with any queries.  Everyone welcome, tea and coffee available.

CD Fair

CD Fair

Saturday 23rd December 2017


CD Fair


At The Swan Hotel, The Thoroughfare, Harleston. 10am - 2pm

Candle lit Carol Service

Candle lit Carol Service

Sunday 24th December 2017

St Andrews Church Weybread
IP21 5TR
6:30pm

Contact Paulda 01379852110

Carols by Candlelight

Carols by Candlelight

Sunday 24th December 2017


At St Mary's Redenhall with the Diss Salvation Army Band.

6pm on Christmas Eve.

Join us for mulled wine and mince pies afterwards.

Remember to bring a torch!!!
New Year Ceilidh

New Year Ceilidh

Sunday 31st December 2017


New Year's Eve Ceilidh at Wingfield Barns.


8pm until late


Harbour Lights Band and caller Pam Ross


Tickets £20 to include hot supper and fizz at midnight.


Floor spots, music and dancing. Licenced Bar!


To book ring 01379 384505    www.wingfieldbarns.com

January 2018

Startston Meet and Greet

Startston Meet and Greet

Monday 1st January 2018

Greet 2018 by joining a Starston tradition!

On New Year's Day ..... 12 midday church bells

12:30pm meet in the church to greet 2018 with friends, neighbours and strangers

Bring the littlies! No service, informal meet with hot and cold refreshments, drinks including mulled wine.

Demonstration of bell ringing - have a go if you wish.

Free.


Harleston & District Wives

Harleston & District Wives

Tuesday 2nd January 2018

Harleston & District Wives

Group Leader Gill Riches  -  01379 852857

Meetings held in the Methodist Hall ---Starts 7.30pm

Event - Fun Bingo with Guida

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice

Wednesday 3rd January 2018


Free impartial advice from Citizens Advice at Harleston Information Plus, 8 Exchange Street, Harleston.


Every Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00. No need to book just come along and see a trained advisor.

Jobs Club

Jobs Club

Wednesday 3rd January 2018

Offering a range of free and confidential services in order to help jobseekers on their way to employment, these include:

Help with writing a CV, covering letters and job applications

  • Tips and advice for job interviews 
  • Information on volunteering opportunities and work experience 
  • Information on colleges and apprenticeships
  • Local training and courses 
  • 1:1 careers advice 
  • Business start up information 


In addition to this, 1:1 IT help is also available where jobseekers can learn how to carry out job searches, set up an email account and learn how to use Microsoft Office.  The help is tailor made for the jobseeker depending on their level of knowledge and what it is they wish to learn.


The Jobs Club is open every Wednesday at Harleston Information Plus, 8 Exchange Street, Harleston from 10am-2pm and everyone is welcome. 

Internet Cafe

Internet Cafe

Friday 5th January 2018

12.30-3.30pm at Harleston Information Centre


Come along to our Internet Cafe and access the internet for free.  A dedicated volunteer will be on hand to help with any queries.  Everyone welcome, tea and coffee available.

Tea and Chat

Tea and Chat

Thursday 11th January 2018

Tea and Chat at the Community Information Centre.

Call in between 2-4 to meet old friends, make new ones. All welcome. The kettle is on!

Harleston Flower Club

Harleston Flower Club

Thursday 11th January 2018

Harleston Flower Club - held at Wortwell Community Centre - Starts 2pm

For information contact Jenni Baker - 01986 782377

Event -  AGM and Tea

Concert for Organ and Flute

Concert for Organ and Flute

Saturday 13th January 2018


The concert will be a lively mixture of classical organ and flute repertoire played alongside some well known music taken from some of the most famous films.

Tickets available from Ann Wrench 01986 789102.

Accompanied children free.

Harleston & District Wives

Harleston & District Wives

Tuesday 16th January 2018

Harleston & District Wives

Group Leader Gill Riches  -  01379 852857

Meetings held in the Methodist Hall ---Starts 7.30pm

Event - Bread making demo - Paul Renaut

U3A - Ruth Walker 'Why Ring Birds'

U3A - Ruth Walker 'Why Ring Birds'

Wednesday 17th January 2018

Ruth Walker from the British Ornithologicial Society gives a talk describing how bird ringing started, how it has expanded and the main focus of gathering information on the survival & productivity of birds, showing how this data helps us understand more about the lives of our birds.

Ladies Evening Group

Ladies Evening Group

Wednesday 17th January 2018

Meetings are held the Third Wednesday in the month

At 7.30pm. We meet at London Road Church Hall (unless otherwise stated)

'Ladies are all very welcome'  Come along and visit us

President:- Mrs Cathy Spurgin - 01379 853193

Programme:- "The Book Bus" Malawi -  Jake Kabaria

Dunkirk

Dunkirk

Thursday 25th January 2018


Harleston Films presents ...

 

Thursday 25th January, at 2pm and 7.30 pm (doors open half an hour before).


"Dunkirk" (12A), starring Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh and James D’Arcy.


Masonic Rooms, Harleston. Ice creams during the interval and a bar in the evening.

 

Seats are £4, please book in advance at Harleston Information Plus, 01379 851917

Harleston & District Wives

Harleston & District Wives

Tuesday 30th January 2018

Harleston & District Wives

Group Leader Gill Riches  -  01379 852857

Meetings held in the Methodist Hall ---Starts 7.30pm

Event - Flint Vineyard - Ben Witchell

February 2018

Harleston & District Wives

Harleston & District Wives

Tuesday 13th February 2018

Harleston & District Wives

Group Leader Gill Riches  -  01379 852857

Meetings held in the Methodist Hall ---Starts 7.30pm

Event - Carpet Bowls Wortwell CC

William Pretty & Son ...

William Pretty & Son ...

Wednesday 21st February 2018

Roger Kennel tells the story of William Pretty, his son, and their part in the major Ipswich store of Footman Pretty. The associated factory was claimed to be the first of its kind in the country, producing a great range of corsets in innovative styles which were exported all over the world.

Ladies Evening Group

Ladies Evening Group

Wednesday 21st February 2018

Meetings are held the Third Wednesday in the month

At 7.30pm. We meet at London Road Church Hall (unless otherwise stated)

'Ladies are all very welcome'  Come along and visit us

President:- Mrs Cathy Spurgin - 01379 853193

Programme:-  "My Life with Childrens Books"  - Angela Taylor 

Victoria and Abdul

Victoria and Abdul

Thursday 22nd February 2018


Harleston Films presents ...

 

Shows at 2pm and 7.30 pm (doors open half an hour before).


Victoria and Abdul 


Masonic Rooms, Harleston. Ice creams during the interval and a bar in the evening.

 

Seats are £4, please book in advance at Harleston Information Plus, 01379 851917

The Saturday Club

The Saturday Club

Saturday 24th February 2018


The Saturday Club presents...

Have some fun with Winnie the Witch and her illustrator, the one and only Korky Paul.

Suitable for 5 - 11 years

The Diss Corn Hall, 2pm.

Adults £6, Children £4


www.thecornhall.co.uk

01379 652241

Harleston & District Wives

Harleston & District Wives

Tuesday 27th February 2018

Harleston & District Wives

Group Leader Gill Riches  -  01379 852857

Meetings held in the Methodist Hall ---Starts 7.30pm

Event - Driving USA coast to coast - Stephem Hewitt

March 2018

The Saturday Club

The Saturday Club

Saturday 10th March 2018


The Saturday Club presents...

Did you know dinosaurs eat their own families? Was every Tyrannosaur a fearsome carnivore? Come and test your knowledge against Ben Garrod. With the help of film footage and photos of his own he will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about dinosaurs.


The Diss Corn Hall, 2pm.

Adults £12, Children £10


www.thecornhall.co.uk

01379 652241

Harleston & District Wives

Harleston & District Wives

Tuesday 13th March 2018

Harleston & District Wives

Group Leader Gill Riches  -  01379 852857

Meetings held in the Methodist Hall ---Starts 7.30pm

Event - Cartoonist - Mark Reynolds

Ups & Downs - Barnardo's ...

Ups & Downs - Barnardo's ...

Wednesday 21st March 2018

'Ups & Downs - Barnardo's Foster Children in East Anglia 1890 - 1950'

Peter Davidson gives a talk exploring the stories of the thousands of children boarded out with families in rural East Anglia, some of whom ended up a long way from home while others still live close to where they were brought up.

Ladies Evening Group

Ladies Evening Group

Wednesday 21st March 2018

Meetings are held the Third Wednesday in the month

At 7.30pm. We meet at London Road Church Hall (unless otherwise stated)

'Ladies are all very welcome'  Come along and visit us

President:- Mrs Cathy Spurgin - 01379 853193

Programme:- The Waveney Valley Line (1855 - 1966)  (Talk with Slides)  - Mr Peter Metcalf

Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express

Thursday 22nd March 2018


Harleston Films presents ...

 

Shows at 2pm and 7.30 pm (doors open half an hour before).


Murder on the Orient Express   


Masonic Rooms, Harleston. Ice creams during the interval and a bar in the evening.

 

Seats are £4, please book in advance at Harleston Information Plus, 01379 851917

Harleston & District Wives

Harleston & District Wives

Tuesday 27th March 2018

Harleston & District Wives

Group Leader Gill Riches  -  01379 852857

Meetings held in the Methodist Hall ---Starts 7.30pm

Event - World Horse Welfare - Jacko

April 2018

Harleston & District Wives

Harleston & District Wives

Tuesday 10th April 2018

Harleston & District Wives

Group Leader Gill Riches  -  01379 852857

Meetings held in the Methodist Hall ---Starts 7.30pm

Event - Church Service at St John's

Ladies Evening Group

Ladies Evening Group

Thursday 12th April 2018

Meetings are held the Third Wednesday in the month

At 7.30pm. We meet at London Road Church Hall (unless otherwise stated)

'Ladies are all very welcome'  Come along and visit us

President:- Mrs Cathy Spurgin - 01379 853193

Programme:-   "Spring Lunch"

Ladies Evening Group

Ladies Evening Group

Wednesday 18th April 2018

Meetings are held the Third Wednesday in the month

At 7.30pm. We meet at London Road Church Hall (unless otherwise stated)

'Ladies are all very welcome'  Come along and visit us

President:- Mrs Cathy Spurgin - 01379 853193

Programme:-  Peachey Preserves & Wines   - Miss Janet Peachey

Harleston & District Wives

Harleston & District Wives

Tuesday 24th April 2018

Harleston & District Wives

Group Leader Gill Riches  -  01379 852857

Meetings held in the Methodist Hall ---Starts 7.30pm

Event - Follies & Oddities - Peter Driver

Goodbye Christopher Robin

Goodbye Christopher Robin

Thursday 26th April 2018


Harleston Films presents ...

 

Shows at 2pm and 7.30 pm (doors open half an hour before).


Goodbye Christopher Robin


Masonic Rooms, Harleston. Ice creams during the interval and a bar in the evening.

 

Seats are £4, please book in advance at Harleston Information Plus, 01379 851917

May 2018

Andy Irvine In Concert

Andy Irvine In Concert

Saturday 5th May 2018


Andy Irvine in concert.


8pm St Edmunds Village Hall, Hoxne, IP21 APN

For tickets go to the WVFC website....

https://waveneyvalleyfolkcollective.co.uk/


Harleston & District Wives

Harleston & District Wives

Tuesday 8th May 2018

Harleston & District Wives

Group Leader Gill Riches  -  01379 852857

Meetings held in the Methodist Hall ---Starts 7.30pm

Event - End of year Celebration

Ladies Evening Group

Ladies Evening Group

Wednesday 16th May 2018

Meetings are held the Third Wednesday in the month

At 7.30pm. We meet at London Road Church Hall (unless otherwise stated)

'Ladies are all very welcome'  Come along and visit us

President:- Mrs Cathy Spurgin - 01379 853193

Programme:-  The Isles of Scilly and its Wildlife (with Slides) Mr Tony Brown

Harleston & District Wives

Harleston & District Wives

Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Harleston & District Wives

Group Leader Gill Riches  -  01379 852857

Meetings held in the Methodist Hall ---Starts 7.30pm

Event - AGM and Beetle Drive

June 2018

Ladies Evening Group

Ladies Evening Group

Wednesday 20th June 2018

Meetings are held the Third Wednesday in the month

At 7.30pm. We meet at London Road Church Hall (unless otherwise stated)

'Ladies are all very welcome'  Come along and visit us

President:- Mrs Cathy Spurgin - 01379 853193

Programme:- Open Evening  A 1940's Songbook  Singer - Rachael Duffield

July 2018

Ladies Evening Group

Ladies Evening Group

Wednesday 18th July 2018

Meetings are held the Third Wednesday in the month

At 7.30pm. We meet at London Road Church Hall (unless otherwise stated)

'Ladies are all very welcome'  Come along and visit us

President:- Mrs Cathy Spurgin - 01379 853193

Programme:-   TBA 

September 2018

Ladies Evening Group

Ladies Evening Group

Thursday 20th September 2018

Meetings are held the Third Wednesday in the month

At 7.30pm. We meet at London Road Church Hall (unless otherwise stated)

'Ladies are all very welcome'  Come along and visit us

President:- Mrs Cathy Spurgin - 01379 853193

Programme:-   AGM  - Quiz with Fish & Chip Supper or Beetle Drive

October 2018

Ladies Evening Group

Ladies Evening Group

Wednesday 17th October 2018

Meetings are held the Third Wednesday in the month

At 7.30pm. We meet at London Road Church Hall (unless otherwise stated)

'Ladies are all very welcome'  Come along and visit us

President:- Mrs Cathy Spurgin - 01379 853193

Programme:-   Our "52yrs in  South Africa"  - Talk - Fred and Shirley Keywood

November 2018

Ladies Evening Group

Ladies Evening Group

Wednesday 21st November 2018

Meetings are held the Third Wednesday in the month

At 7.30pm. We meet at London Road Church Hall (unless otherwise stated)

'Ladies are all very welcome'  Come along and visit us

President:- Mrs Cathy Spurgin - 01379 853193

Programme:-   Annual Dinner   -  TBA 

December 2018

Ladies Evening Group

Ladies Evening Group

Wednesday 5th December 2018

Meetings are held the Third Wednesday in the month

At 7.30pm. We meet at London Road Church Hall (unless otherwise stated)

'Ladies are all very welcome'  Come along and visit us

President:- Mrs Cathy Spurgin - 01379 853193

Programme:-   Sing Song Time - with "Allison & Annie

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