Woodbridge Library – Events in September 2022

Art in the Library

Throughout September, we will have on display certain artworks by Dick Dolan, local artist, keen cyclist and ex-teacher. Describing his current work in his own words;

“In February this year I was exploring a new way of painting – taking a much more intuitive,

abstract approach. In February Putin invaded Ukraine and the news was full of what was

happening. I gradually became aware that the paintings seemed to be expressing the story

of the invasion – but there was no conscious attempt at the time to do this.”

His work will be available for all to come and view, and if you take a particular fancy to any specific piece then there will also be a price sheet provided nearby.


Citizens Advice – Every Monday 10am – 12pm at the library  

Free, confidential and impartial advice to everybody regardless of race, gender, sexuality, or disability. No booking necessary.


Open Space – Every Wednesday 1:30pm – 3:30pm  

The aim of Open Space is to improve the wellbeing of those attending. It consists of two-hour weekly sessions and is open to all members of the public. It is run in partnership between Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT), Julian Support (which offers housing support for individuals with mental health difficulties), Suffolk Mind and Suffolk Libraries.

Our timetables of discussions and activities are built from suggestions from the group. For further information please don’t hesitate to contact Woodbridge Library on 01394 330855.


Knitting Group – Every Friday 2pm – 4pm  

For all types of knitters from expert to beginners, sewing to crochet, come and share your knowledge or pick up some tips.

Woodbridge Writers Group – 7th and 23rd September (First and Third Wednesday of Every Month) 10.00am – 12.00pm

Join our friendly group for reciprocal feedback, encouragement, and support regarding anything you’re writing or have written. A group of like-minded writers will be meeting in the Meeting Room.

For more information, E-mail:


Spoken Word Poetry – Jimmy Livingstone – Saturday 3rd September 7:30pm

Jimmy Livingstone, spoken word poet, rhymes his way through the rocky landscape of ageing and cosmic bewilderment. It’s dark, it’s funny, it’s a bit naughty and he doesn’t pull any punches. Jimmy plays a major role in Michael Winterbottom’s This England, out soon on Sky Atlantic, and has moved to the area recently. Tickets are £10, available either on the door or in advance at Woodbridge Library.


Woodbridge Area Gamers – Saturday 3rd September (First Saturday of the Month) 1pm – 5pm  

Come along to play modern strategy board games, both simple and complex, with a range provided that’s suitable for all age groups. This is an open doors group where all are welcome.


The Stepping Stones of Shakespeare – 6th, 20th, 27th September, 4th October 5pm – 7pm

Are you daunted by Shakespeare? Do you feel lost in the language? Are you worried about studying Shakespeare for the first time?

Then come to Woodbridge Library and join Katie Stoker in this short course of four, two-hour talks on the corner stones of Shakespeare. You’ll discover that Shakespeare is not nearly as scary or difficult as it seems!

You will be looking at themes, characters, language and even having a little fun with Shakespeare too.

Each place is £25 per person. To book a place please telephone 07804 473728 or email: Please bring your own stationary with which to take notes.


Sunday Book Group – 4th September 2:00pm – 3:30pm  

The group meets to discuss their latest book in the meeting room at Woodbridge Library. Come along and get involved in our friendly and informal book group. All are welcome!


Gentle – a new chair-based movement to music class – Every Monday 10:30am-11:30am (LAST SESSION ON 19TH SEPTEMBER)

Aptly named Gentle, sessions will offer the chance for people with all levels of mobility or fitness to engage with their bodies in a safe, supportive, and encouraging environment.

The sessions will be led by Imogen Hayward, a Hatha yoga teacher specialising in seated yoga. Participants will be led through a gentle movement and class to relaxing music, with all activity taking place seated on a chair. There will also be time to unwind and connect socially over a cuppa after the activity.

The activity is funded by East Suffolk Council and run by Cohere Arts. No special equipment or exercise-wear necessary. All sessions are completely FREE, and no booking required.

For further details, please email


Realise Futures (Peer support, Walk-in Advice and Guidance Service) – 6th September 10am – 12pm  

This is a peer support, walk-in advice and guidance service that will be taking place on the first Tuesday of every month at Woodbridge library.

Book a slot via 07753 447607.


‘Books, Banter and Biscuits’ Book Group – Thursday 8th September 2pm – 4pm  

A book group that’s open to everyone, meeting on the second Thursday of every month. They will be discussing Fifty Fifty by Steve Cavanagh.


Write Now Writing Group – Tuesday 13th September 2pm – 4pm  

Are you interested in writing short stories and poetry? Looking to share your work with others and get peer support, exchange ideas and more? We would be delighted for you to join us for our friendly and informal monthly writing group!

Everyone can write – all abilities are welcome. Bring your work or come along and listen to others share their words.

For more information and to confirm your attendance, email


Woodbridge Writers’ Workshop – Tuesday 13th September 5:15pm – 7:15pm  

Creative poets and budding authors alike can meet up to share their ideas and gain support from fellow writers at this informal Writers’ Workshop.

All writing abilities are welcome, for more information and to confirm your attendance please contact


Top Time Play Reading – Thursday 15th September 2pm – 4:30pm  

A play reading group that reads all varieties and genres of plays in a shared format, taking place on the third Thursday of every month.


Music at Lunchtime, Zoe Anderton Harp Performance – Tuesday 20th September 12:45pm – 1:30pm

FOWL re-starts its much-loved free lunchtime music events with a recital by harpist Zoe Anderton in Woodbridge Library’s meeting room. Zoe has played with the National Youth Orchestra of Wales and the Halle Youth Orchestra. She now lives in Aldeburgh and plays with various orchestras in the region as well as teaching at Woodbridge School.


Top Time Games Club – Thursday 22nd September 2:00pm – 4:00pm  

Improve your vocabulary and exercise your mind muscles with Scrabble or practice strategy and balance with Dominoes.


The D# Jazz Quartet – Thursday 29th September – 7:30pm

The D# Jazz Quartet will be spending an evening at Woodbridge Library, performing a riotous selection of jazz standards. Their repertoire includes classics by Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Mink, Sonny Rollins and Milt Jackson.

Tickets will be £8 (students £4) including an interval drink. You can book your ticket by calling 01394 330855 or coming in person to Woodbridge Library.



Every Wednesday 10.30-10.50am, Baby Bounce: Soothing songs and gentle nursery rhymes for babies and their grown-ups

Every Wednesday 11.15-11.45am, Tot Rock Rhyme and rhythm: music, songs and action rhymes for toddlers with their parents and carers.

Every Friday 10.30-11.00am, Story Time: Stories and more for young children accompanied by an adult.

[Note: Booking is currently unnecessary, but circumstances may change if numbers markedly increase]


Me, Myself and Baby (Stay & Play) – Fridays 9:30am – 10:15am  

A chance for new parents to meet and share experiences in a relaxed environment, gaining peer support.