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Annual Events

You are invited to attend any or all of the following events.

We hope that we have provided a varied and interesting selection of events and trips and always welcome comments, suggestions and help for future events and trips.
Members should continue to monitor this site or the notice-boards at the centres as there may be cancellations or additions to this list throughout the year. If there are other events that interest you and you think there would be sufficient interest, please contact Sylvia Baker Tel: 01449 774333 or use our online form “Contact Us” or any committee member. If members would like to organise an event we would be happy to support and help you to set it up and to sell tickets.

Additions, changes or further details of times or costs etc. to the programme will be advised on your notice board and here on the Upbeat web site.

Other events are being looked at and will be advised in due course.
If you would like to be involved and help with the Upbeat Social and Fund Raising events please contact any Committee member.

2018 Events


  • Tuesday 15th May
    Upbeat A.G.M. at The Southgate Centre, Bury St Edmunds

    Start 7pm. Please come along to the AGM. This is your group and we value your participation and ideas. Nomination forms will be out with the magazine and we are always looking for fresh blood to join the committee. ALL members welcome. Wine & nibbles available
  • Thursday June 14th
    Day trip to Holkham Hall and Wells Next To Sea
    Organised by Ilva Maxey. Tickets £28
    Booking forms available at all venues or contact Ilva on 01284 787516
  •  Friday 22nd June
    Quiz Night at The Old School Community Centre, Long Melford
    Hosted by Val Carr & Brian Richell. 6.30pm for a prompt 7pm start. Tickets £5. You are invited to a Fun evening. All welcome. Bring your friends and test your knowledge on a variety of subjects. You can bring your own drink and nibbles. Tea/coffee will be available. Tickets will be available at all venues. Contact Val 01787 376058 or Brian 01787 881968
  • Saturday 23rd June
    Barn Dance at The Delphi Centre, Sudbury
    7pm for 7.30. Tickets £11.50 including a Ploughman’s Supper
    Featuring “Pluck & Squeeze” with caller. Licensed Bar
    Tickets from Phil on 07909 993799 or 01206 262545 or Sudbury Tourist Information Office
  • Friday 30th June
    Quiz Night at The Newbury Centre, Bury St Edmunds
    Back by popular demand, you are invited to our Quiz Night hosted by David Axton. This is always a popular fun evening. Tickets £6 bring your own nibbles & drink OR £12 including a fish & chip supper. All are welcome.
    Come a little early for questions to start promptly at 7pm.
    Tickets available at all venues. Contact: David Axton 01284 747238
  • Thursday 5th July
    Strawberry Tea at Newton Green Village Hall, Near Sudbury CO10 0QS
    2pm to 5pm. Tickets £8. Come & enjoy an afternoon tea with friends. This is always a great way to socialise and make friends in a pleasant setting.
    Organised by the Sudbury Group and will include a raffle, music and quiz.
    Tickets will be available at all venues
  • Thurs 9th August
    Mystery Coach Tour
    Following the great success of last year’s Mystery Tour, Joyce Hurrell has organised another interesting and enjoyable day out. A complete mystery as to where we will end up but a lunch out and a tea/coffee stop will be included. Ticket price to be advised.
  • Saturday 18th August
    Old Tyme Music Hall At Newbury Community Centre
    Organised by Joyce & Ron Lawes. Come and have a fun evening with all the old songs etc. 5pm to 9pm. Ticket price to be confirmed
  • * September
    A Treasure Hunt Around Bury St Edmunds
    Organised by members Chrissie and Frank Medcraft. - Details and times to follow.
  • Friday 14th September
    River Trip on the Norfolk Broads
    Our River Trips are always oversubscribed and very popular. The day will; include a boat trip with lunch on board and a trip to a Garden & Shopping Centre on the way home. Organiser: Ilva Maxey 01284 787516.
    Further details are to follow, so watch this space. 
  • Thursday 6th December
    Christmas Dinner at Ashlar House, Bury St Edmunds
    Organised by John & Janet Arnold. These dinners have proved very popular and enjoyable. It is a great venue and the service and food is excellent.
    Further details to follow.
  • Thursday 6th December
    Christmas Stall at R.C. Treatt, Bury St Edmunds 
    Daemmon Reeve, our Patron, is CEO of Treatt’s and has kindly invited us back to hold a Christmas Stall with Christmas novelties and food etc to sell to their staff.
    We would appreciate any help and items to sell and will advise further details nearer the time.
  • Sat 29th December
    “Masquerade” Big Band Dance Night
    At The Delphi Club, Sudbury featuring Swing Machine Big Band. 7.30pm for 8pm (Carriages 12 midnight) Licensed Bar
    Tickets £16 available from Phil on 07909 993799 or 01206 262545 or Sudbury Tourist Information Office

The Christmas Parties this year will be held on the following dates:

  • Friday 14th December at Sexton Manor School, Bury St Edmunds
  • Tuesday 18th December at Long Melford Old School & Community Centre
  • Wednesday 19th December at The Newbury Centre, Bury St Edmunds
  • Upbeat will be closed over the Christmas/ New Year period from 19th December until 1st January. We will reopen at The Newbury Centre on the 2nd January 2019

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