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Whats' on?

On this page you will find out about the clubs and other activities which are organised by the Ipswich Blind Society. If you would like any further information about any of these activities or you would like to enquire about taking part, please feel free to telephone the Ipswich Blind Society Office on 01473 219712.


Action for Blind People Employment starts 12th March

Co-ordinators will start a series of workshops and employment related advise sessions based at the Ipswich Blind Society Office.

These fortnightly sessions will run between 10 am and 12.00 pm and provide both specific, individual advice and guidance to anyone seeking support with employment related matters and general job-searching.  There will be specific workshops focussing on employment subject areas including Access to Technology in the Workplace, Application forms and CV's, Disclosing a Disability and Access to Work.



Guided Walks Programme 

Weather dependent, the society arranges walks starting and finishing at a public house so beverages can be purchased for those who wish to indulge.


Photograph of IBS Coffee Morning

Photograph of IBS Coffee Morning

Our Guided Walks Programme has been designed to venture out of Ipswich to explore new areas. The walks have been arranged by Graham Wyncoll. Each walk is circular, and starts and finishes at a local public house, with transport provided to and from each venue from Crown Street lay-by, Ipswich. Many thanks to Graham and Betty Robertsonfor organising these walks.

Whilst there will be sighted helpers on these walks, if you know a sighted helper who could accompany you they would be most welcome. Walkers should be prepared for uneven or slippery surfaces, stiles, mud, puddles, rain, and plenty of fresh air and exercise!

Each walk is circular, starting and finishing at a pub, and transport will be provided from Crown St. lay-by in Crown Street return. To book a place on a walk, please telephone the office on 01473 219712.  Sighted members are most welcome.

Please click here to see the programme for our 2017 series of guided walks. 


Social Clubs



Blink is our club for younger members. The group meets socially once per month, on the 1st Thursday, for a drink, or meal or for a particular activity at a pre-arranged venue. This group is a great way for our younger members to make new friends, stay in contact and to get tips and advice from each other. 


Men's Club

The Men's Club is held in the Methodist Church Hall, Blackhorse Lane, Ipswich, every Wednesday morning from 9.30 to 11.30 am, except during August. Activities include morning coffee, visiting speakers, outings, and lunches for members and partners. This club caters for 24 members and there are vacancies available.


Mixed Club

The Mixed Club is held at St Mary's Church Hall, Stoke Park, Ipswich, on the first and third Wednesday afternoon of every month, from 2.00 to 4.00 pm, except during August. Activities include various entertainment, talks, and outings. This club caters for 60 members and there are vacancies available.


Bowls Clubs

We offer a number of bowls clubs at various venues around Ipswich as follows:

Rushmere - Held on alternate Tuesday afternoons from 12.30 to 2.30pm.

Northgate - Held on pre-arranged Tuesday evenings, once per month from 7.00 to 9.00 pm.

Whitton - Held every Thursday morning from 10.00 to 12.00 pm.

Chantry - Held every second Friday afternoon of the month from May to September, from 2.00 to 4.00 pm.


Coffee Mornings

Our Coffee Mornings are held on the first Monday of every month, excluding Bank Holidays. We meet in the Meeting Room at 19 Tower Street, Ipswich, from 10.00 to 12.00 pm. anyone is most welcome to attend.



Saturday 30th May 2015

Start Point: Ickworth Hall car park

Outward Transport: Leaving Crown Street Lay-by at 10:00 am arriving approx. 11:15 am

Walk Start Time: 11:25 am

Distance: This is an official Ickworth Park of either 3.5 or 4 miles

Return Transport: Leaving the pub when refreshed