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The Blythweb Calendar publicises events open to the public which are taking place in the general area of the Blyth Valley in north-east Suffolk and occasionally also in the wider area. These events include those held in support of local and UK charities, organisations, good causes etc., which we are pleased to freely publicise. The Blythweb Calendar also features other events of interest.

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Amazing Autumn Wildlife at RSPB Minsmere

on Saturday, 21st September 2019
Organised by: RSPB
Venue: RSPB Nature Reserve, Minsmere IP17 3BY link
Event lasts approx three hours. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Discover what makes Minsmere such a special place to visit in autumn as our guides show you some of our wildlife and historical highlights. We’ll look for migrant birds as they arrive, depart or simply pass through, as well as late insects and flowers and perhaps the odd mammal.
Ticket Details: Adults £11.25, RSPB members £9, children £5.60, RSPB Wildlife Explorers £4.50
Who to Contact: 01728 648301 BOOKING ESSENTIAL

HALESWORTH HERITAGE OPEN WEEKEND

– 16:00 on Saturday, 21st September 2019
Venue: The Cut Arts Centre, Halesworth IP19 8BY link
Taking place on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd, 10am-4pm both days. The Cut was converted out of the dilapidated New Cut Maltings between 2000 and 2007 by a local arts charity called New Cut Arts. A Maltings had existed on this site since the early C19th although it's present architectural appearance dates from the end of the Victorian era. The building has retained many of the original Maltings features during its sympathetic restoration. These include the two original ‘steeps’, typical maltings windows, cast-iron pillars, low ceilings, original doors, original maltings tiles and the remains of the original fire-places.
The Café, Box Office and MALT Exhibition are open between these hours – entry to the MALT Exhibition is free. There are tours on Sunday - please see separate entry and note the need to book your place.
Who to Contact: Box Office and Booking Tickets 0300 3033 211
To know more about Halesworth or for accommodation in the area go to https://www.halesworth.net

Suffolk Archives and your Family Tree

– 15:30 on Saturday, 21st September 2019
Venue: Halesworth Library, Bridge Street, Halesworth IP19 8AB link
As part of the Heritage Open Day Weekend, Suffolk Archives will be at Halesworth Library to help you start your family tree and show what resources are available to you.
Who to Contact: Halesworth Library 01986 875095
To know more about Halesworth or for accommodation in the area go to https://www.halesworth.net

Heritage Open Days - Green-Navigation-Railway-Film Walk

on Saturday, 21st September 2019
Venue: The Cut Arts Centre, Halesworth IP19 8BY link
On September 21st and 22nd, as part of the Halesworth Heritage Open Days, the Halesworth to Southwold Narrow Gauge Railway Society will be providing guided walks from the Saxons Way car park, onto Halesworth Millennium Green and to the Blyth Navigation and the Railway. Each walk will end at Halesworth Museum for a short railway film show. The Society would like to thank the Millennium Green, the New Reach Group, and the Museum, for providing this opportunity. Booking (at The Cut) is advised.
Who to Contact: Box Office and Booking Tickets 0300 3033 211
To know more about Halesworth or for accommodation in the area go to https://www.halesworth.net

Suffolk By The Sea - A day conference

on Saturday, 21st September 2019
Venue: St. Edmund's Hall, Cumberland Road, Southwold IP18 6JP link
The Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History 5th Wheeler Conference - A day's conference which will consider the impact of the coast on Suffolk's heritage from prehistory to medieval times. Featuring five speakers and five topics throughout the day - see website www.suffolkinstitute.org.uk for details.
Ticket Details: SIAH members and Southwold Museum & Historical Society members £15 per person / Non-members £20 per person. Includes tea/coffee.
Who to Contact: www.suffolkinstitute.org.uk
To know more about Southwold or for accommodation in the area go to https://www.exploresouthwold.co.uk

Meet Local Author: David Lee

– 12:30 on Saturday, 21st September 2019
Venue: see event text for venue information
Taking place at Southwold Books, High Street, Southwold IP18 6DS. Come and meet local author David Lee. To mark the 140th anniversary of the opening of the Southwold Railway, David will be answering questions and signing his book, 'The Southwold Railway 1879-1929 – The tale of a Suffolk byway'.
Still a local resident, David Lee is now 97 and actually remembers travelling on this much-loved narrow-gauge track in the mid 1920s, just before it closed. He's spent 40 years researching its history and has co-authored this definitive, well-illustrated, hardback with Rob Shorland-Ball and Alan Taylor (now deceased). You are welcome to bring in copies you already own.
To know more about Southwold or for accommodation in the area go to https://www.exploresouthwold.co.uk

Tour of Southwold Lighthouse

– 16:00 on Saturday, 21st September 2019
Organised by: Southwold Millennium Foundation
Venue: Southwold Lighthouse, Stradbroke Road, Southwold IP18 6LW link
Southwold Lighthouse provides a waymark for vessels navigating the east coast and guides vessels making for Southwold Harbour. On selected dates tours of Southwold Lighthouse are organised by Southwold Millennium Foundation under licence from the Corporation of Trinity House, take approximately 30 minutes, and are on the hour and half hour. To climb the tower there is a minimum height restriction of 1.1 metres tall.
Ticket Details: Adult £4, Child 16 years and under £3, Family of 2 adults + up to 3 children £12. CASH ONLY PLEASE.
To know more about Southwold or for accommodation in the area go to https://www.exploresouthwold.co.uk

Common Ground Theatre : A Sidecar Named Despair

on Saturday, 21st September 2019
Venue: The Cut Arts Centre, Halesworth IP19 8BY link
A farce by Pat Whymark and Julian Harries. A black comedy with original music by Pat Whymark and Julian Harries and starring Julian and Dick Mainwaring - reprising the characters they created for Common Ground's 2013 comedy, Stuff In The Attic. Take a ride up the comedy freeway with a tale of mobsters, missing gems and a mashed-up motorbike. Running time two hours (including interval).
Ticket Details: Ticket price - Standard £12.00 / under 21 years £7.00 / Unwaged £7.00
Who to Contact: Box Office and Booking Tickets 0300 3033 211
To know more about Halesworth or for accommodation in the area go to https://www.halesworth.net