Events for Saturday, 25th October 2014


Halesworth Scarecrow Week and Treasure Hunt

Organised by: Halesworth Christmas Lights
Venue: Thoroughfare and Market Place, Halesworth link
Taking place all week with lots of scarecrows both inside and outside businesses throughout Halesworth's Thoroughfare and Market Place. Great fun - come and see for yourself. There is also a Treasure Hunt - collect an entry form for £1 from Halesworth Library or from Edwards Restaurant in Thoroughfare. Cash prizes. Funds raised will benefit the Halesworth Christmas Lights. The winner of the Treasure Hunt will have the opportunity to help Father Christmas switch on the Lights!
Ticket Details: Treasure Hunt entry form £1 - view all scarecrows for free!
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RSPB Minsmere - The Magic of Minsmere - Weekend Walks

Organised by: RSPB
Venue: RSPB Nature Reserve, Minsmere IP17 3BY link
Event lasts approx 3 hours. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Never been to Minsmere? Then this is the walk for you! With more than 5300 recorded species and a wealth of history and archaeological highlights at Minsmere, there is so much to discover. Children must be accompanied at all times.
Ticket Details: Price: Adult £5 / Child £2.50. Reserve entry fees apply for non RSPB members. BOOKING ESSENTIAL.
Who to Contact: Telephone: 01728 648281
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10:30 – 16:00

WWI Exhibition

Venue: Village Hall, Wissett IP19 0JG
A free event taking place on 25th and 26th. Exhibition of World War I items, pictures and information, (complementing the concert in Wissett Church on Saturday 25th - see separate entry).
Ticket Details: FREE event
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12:00 – 16:00

Visit Dunwich Museum

Organised by: Dunwich Museum
Venue: Dunwich Museum, St James Street, Dunwich IP17 3DT link
'The small museum with a big story'. Dunwich Museum is the perfect history experience for all the family. It tells the amazing story of a city lost to the sea through the narrative of its collection and the knowledge of its welcoming staff.
Ticket Details: Free Admission but donations toward the cost of running and maintaining the museum are very welcome!
Who to Contact: The Manager 01728 648 796
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14:00 – 16:00

Tours of Southwold Lighthouse

Organised by: Southwold Millennium Foundation
Venue: Southwold Lighthouse, Stradbroke Road, Southwold IP18 6LW link
Lighthouse open between the times shown. Climb the steps to see Southwold from a different viewpoint. Adults £4.00. Children (up to the age of 16) £3.00. Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) £12.00. Please telephone in advance for group bookings of ten or more people. Tours of Southwold Lighthouse are organised by Southwold Millennium Foundation under licence from the Corporation of Trinity House.
Who to Contact: 01502 724729
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Halesworth Arts Festival - 'A Day's Work : Another Harvest'

Organised by: Halesworth Arts Festival
Venue: The Cut Arts Centre, Halesworth IP19 8BY link
2014 Festival runs from October 11th - October 26th. This evening we present a tale of hope and courage, a musical drama by MICK RYAN with Musical Direction by PAUL DOWNES. Originally written and performed in 1995, with great success on the folk scene and beyond, this revival for The Great War Centenary uses a re-written script, with some additional, newly composed songs and a cast of well known and highly respected performers: Mick Ryan, Paul Downes, Maggie Boyle, Pete Morton, Greg Russell, Matt Quinn and Heather Bradford. Using original songs, spoken verse, monologue and dialogue, 'A Day's Work' tells the story of a group of farm labourers, members of a mummers' team, who join up, or refuse to join up, and meet finally on the first day of The Somme. The show examines war, love, courage and cowardice.
Ticket Details: Ticket price - Standard £13.50. Discount of 15% available when booking three events
Who to Contact: 01986 874264
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A Concert to Commemorate the First World War

Venue: St.Andrews Church, Wissett near Halesworth
Featuring Kingfisher Ensemble, with words, music and songs from the period. Wine. Refreshments. Raffle. All proceeds to Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.
Ticket Details: Ticket £12 - phone 01986 873121
Who to Contact: 01986 873121
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