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August 26, 2018

Eye Family Fun Day

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Start: August 26, 2018 11:00 am
End: August 26, 2018 4:00 pm
Venue: Eye Community Centre
Magdalen Street, Eye, IP23 7AJ
Cost: Free

June 21, 2018

Suffolk Day – Hartismere Place Care Home

Suffolk Day is a day to celebrate all the wonderful things the county is known for, including the stunning countryside, local produce, welcoming communities and its heritage. This year Hartismere Place care home in Eye is hosting a Suffolk fair, along with Care UK’s nine other homes in Suffolk.

Each care home will have their own stall, selling arts & crafts and homemade treats, produced by residents and staff. Suffolk Owl Sanctuary will bring along various birds of prey for visitors to meet and learn about, and there will be live entertainment by Year Two children at St Peter and St Paul Primary School in Eye. From 1pm, visitors can enjoy music by local band, Beaten Track.

Other activities include an outdoor games corner, ice cream stall and refreshments.


Start: June 21, 2018 11:30 am
End: June 21, 2018 3:00 pm
Venue: Hartismere Place Care Home
Phone: 01379 888235
Castleton Way, Eye, IP23 7DD
Cost: Free

May 19, 2018

Border Craft Fair

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Border Craft Collective

Craft Fair

Start: May 19, 2018 10:00 am
End: May 19, 2018 3:00 pm
Venue: Eye Town Hall
Cost: Free

March 21, 2018

World Poetry Day

Hartismere Place care home in Eye is inviting the local community to join residents in celebrating World Poetry Day on Wednesday 21st March.

World Poetry Day is an annual celebration of rhythmic literature and promotes the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world. This year, the Care UK team at Hartismere Place on Castleton Way will open its doors from 10.30am for a day of word play and rhyming fun.

Residents at the home will be celebrating the day by reading a number of their favourite poems and rhymes aloud. The care team has also invited Year Four pupils from St Peter and St Paul’s Primary School, as well as the Suffolk Poetry Society, who will be sharing their favourite poems throughout the day.

Residents and members of the public are also being encouraged to put pen to paper to create their own short verses and poems to enter into Care UK’s poetry competition which is taking place nationwide to mark World Poetry Day, the deadline for entries is Tuesday 20th March and the winner will be announced on World Poetry Day.

Home manager, Matthew Calver, explained why Hartismere Place is taking part in World Poetry Day: “Poetry is a powerful tool that can aid expression, communication and emotional resilience. It is also incredibly evocative and can bring back memories and emotions for older and young people alike.

“World Poetry Day presents a great opportunity to share poems from past and present with residents and the wider community. It also fits in really well with our ‘activity based care’ approach here at Hartismere Place and has real therapeutic benefits for residents whether writing or reading, especially those living with dementia.

“We’re looking forward to celebrating this event with a day full of rhyme, and happy times, with the people of Eye.”

Poetry reading and writing is just one of hundreds of great ideas for fun and meaningful activities that can be shared with an older loved one. To find out more about how Care UK is taking part in World Poetry Day, and to download Care UK’s free ‘As easy as ABC’ guidebook for hints and tips, visit

World Poetry Day encourages children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words and promote the teaching of poetry to all people. For more information, visit

Care UK runs 118 homes nationwide and was recently named Residential Care Provider of the Year at the prestigious LaingBuisson Awards.

Start: March 21, 2018 10:30 am
End: March 21, 2018 5:00 pm
Venue: Hartismere Place
Castleton Way, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 7DD
Cost: Free

January 27, 2018

Mind, Body and Spirit Fair

Poster EYE Complete

Spirit Family
Mind, Body and Spirit Fair

Craft and retail stalls ~ mediums and card readers ~ holistic treatments

Refreshments available

Start: January 27, 2018 10:00 am
End: January 27, 2018 4:00 pm
Venue: Community Centre
Magdalen Street, Eye, IP23 7AJ
Cost: £2 adult - under 16s free

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