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Our Next Online Meeting is Wednesday 26th August at 7.30pm

The new MacPro - Mark Riley / Using Affinity Designer to create signage for vintage model trains - David Southgate

The new MacPro costs an arm and a leg, but is it worth it? Mark Riley unboxes Apple's fastest computer ever, and demonstrates just how powerful it is. Long-time Adobe Illustrator user, David Southgate, has switched to using Affinity Designer, and demonstrates how he uses the app to create signage for his precious vintage electric train collection.


Our meeting content is always subject to change if, for example, Apple surprise us with new technology at any point. But our future plans include:

30 September 2020 - Special guest, William Gallagher from

28 October & 4 November 2020 - Old Photo Restoration using Affinity Photo - two-part class with Mike Kwasniak

25 November & 2 December 2020 - How to get the most (and best) from Social Media - Special guest, Helena Quarmby.

27 January 2021 - Astrophotography - Martin Richmond-Hardy

24 February 2021 - iCloud - Mark Elliss

31 March 2021 - Creating a document using Affinity Publisher - Simon Parnell

28 April 2021 - Creating books using plugins in the newly designed Photos app - Mike Kwasniak

If you'd like to have a look at our archives of past meetings, they're just a click away ....

How to get to a Suffolk Mac User Group meeting

We meet every other month on Wednesday evenings - from 7.30pm to 10pm - in the comfortable surroundings of Rushmere Village Hall, very close to Ipswich. 

 Access to the hall’s car park is from Humber Doucy Lane in Ipswich. Head towards Rushmere from the Rushmere Road roundabout on Colchester Road. A quarter mile or so up the road, at the mini roundabout, turn left in to Humber Doucy Lane. The first building you will see on the right is the Rushmere Community Centre (it has a bus stop right outside it) which is immediately followed by the drive leading to the Village Hall.

 If you’re using sat nav, the hall’s post code is IP4 3PD, which will get you to within 200 yards of the building.

Come and see for yourself - you’re assured of a very warm welcome.