Each month at Quay Place we have a different theme which relates to an emotional need. Just as we have physical needs for food, drink, sleep and movement, we have emotional needs too which need to be met for us to stay well. May is all about achievement.
“The journey of a 1000 miles starts with a single step – Chinese proverb.
Doesn’t it feel good when we are achieving things, big or small? The feeling that comes from being stretched and challenged has many benefits. Achievement is essential for good emotional health and tells us that we are growing. Achievement comes from being stretched – which is the opposite to being stressed.
Achievement is the antidote to feelings of low self-worth and helps to give us balanced self-esteem. Once we have mastered a skill, the knowledge that we have done so can never be taken away from us. Achievement gives us a sense that we have the competence to handle life when it becomes challenging.
This month we’ll be celebrating your achievements and looking at steps you can take, big and small, to secure good emotional health.”
We hope you will join us for this event and other events and activities at Quay place too. For all our current events and activities for this month click here to see the leaflet.
For the most up to date information and for any changes please visit the calendar, or sign up to our newsletter.
Colouring group - Mondays between 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Our adult colouring group is the ideal place to indulge your creative side. Learn about the heritage of the building too by colouring in images all linked to Quay Place. One of our volunteers Judy will be part of the group too so can help advise and encourage if you are new to colouring. A great opportunity to meet new people and chat while colouring! All pencils and templates provided.
The group is free to join and will meet between 2.00-4.00pm on Monday afternoons. Pre-booking not required just come along if and when you can.
Come and draw at Quay Place - Friday mornings 10.30am - 1.00pm
Do you enjoy drawing? It is fun, relaxing, and helps in developing a feeling of wellness. Colours and shapes are well known to promote emotion in both artists and viewers.
Paper, feltpens and pencils are available at the Church and you can drop by and use them when you like. You can draw the building, people around you, or anything else that you want. There are mirrors you can look in if you want to draw yourself, or get a new view of the building.
Mondays - Beginner level class 6.15pm - FREE Trial class offer for new joiners
The Monday class will be a mix of flowing sequences to warm the body and awareness of breath, to hold poses/stretches which will encourage flexibility and balance and tone the body. Laughter is encouraged and don’t worry there will be no chanting or headstands. We will close on a guided relaxation to quiet the mind and release stress.
Tuesdays 6.30pm - 7.30pm
The 6 week programme is for mixed ability mat work connecting mind and body in an holistic workout. Relaxed and friendly session suitable for all levels. Pre booking essential as limited places. For more info and to book call 07923 382272 or click here
Wednesday - 6.15pm - 7.15pm -
The Wednesay classes are suitable for beginners and those who want to get back into some form of exercise again. To include awareness of breath, held poses and stretches to encourage flexibility, balance, and tone up those core muscles!
We close on a guided relaxation to quiet the mind and release stress.
If you would like to come along to a session and take advantage of the offer of a FREE trial, please contact Deborah to reserve a space.
£34 for 4 classes which guarantees a place or pay per session £9 (pending space)
Tuesday, 23rd May - 10.30-2.30pm
A great event to celebrate peer support in Suffolk!
As well as being able to find out more about peer support and the benefits this can have on our wellbeing, you can also gain information and support to start your own peer group.
This is a free event, all welcome. Refreshments and cake 11.00am - 12.00noon
Location Quay Place, Key Street. Ipswich, IP4 1BZ
Thursday 25th May - 6.00pm to 7.30pm
Tuesday 30th May and Friday 2nd June - 12.30am to 4.00pm
Looking for something to do this half term? Come and be an Explorer!
Lots of exciting explorer activities including:
- Hunting for treasure
- Gold coin making
- Brass rubbing
Draw the Explorer' competition - A chance to win a £10 Craftability voucher
Free event, all welcome. Activities are particularly suitable for children aged 0-11
Click here for the flyer.
Thursday 1st June, 15th June & 29th June - 2.00pm - 3.30pm
Come and join one of our friendly singing sessions, all welcome.
Confidence comes with singing alongside others. Join us for either of the following sessions which are all 2.00pm - 3.30pm
13th July & 27th July
10th August & 24th August.
Volunteer Open Day
Friday 2nd June - 4.00pm to 7.00pm
Saturday 3rd June - 11.00am to 3.00pm
Have you thought about volunteering? If you are interested in getting involved and supporting the work that we do at Quay Place we would love to see you at our open day. Pop in between the times above for a warm welcome and for more info about opportunities to be part of the team.
Saturday 3rd June
10.00am to 11.00am
This will be taking place at Quay Place, Key Street. Ipswich, IP4 1BZ
Zhineng Qigong is a Chinese form of moving meditation that relaxes the body and frees the mind. Based on the principle that our mind controls our energy, known as Yi Dao Qi Dao, the morning practice sessions will guide you through a sequence of movements that promotes healing, improve circulation and quieten the mental busyness.
No previous experience is required, only a willingness to enjoy and explore this powerful, transformative practice with friends old and new.
No pre booking – just turn up.
Wear comfortable clothing that doesn’t restrict movement.
For more information about Zhineng Qigong click here.