Events for Sunday, 2nd July 2017

09:00

Women on Wheels 2017

Venue: William Godyll Pavilion, The Common, York Road, Southwold IP18 6AJ link
WoW is a mass participation female-only social bicycle ride which aims to get more females active on their bikes, encouraging ladies to enjoy cycling in the safe company of others. Open to females aged 8-88, so whether you are a novice, recreational or regular cyclist, come and ride with like-minded ladies and make new friends. If you have not been on your bike for ages, this is the chance to make a fresh start. Last year we had 68 riders, so let’s beat that! WoW events aim to bring the community together, support local good causes and engage non-cyclists by offering routes of achievable distances while creating a friendly and inclusive atmosphere.

Cyclists can choose from 3 routes: 7 miles Walberswick, 18 miles Shadingfield Fox (tea stop), 30 miles Sotterley Loop (tea stop). Registration Fees are: 30 miles £10, 18 miles £10, 7 miles £5, with profits going to the Southwold Sole Bay Lions charitable organisation. All routes are FREE for 8-16s year olds who must be accompanied by an adult. Cycle helmets must be worn and bikes must be roadworthy.

Registration now online only at www.wowsuffolk.org.uk . On the day registration desks open at 9am for riders to sign in. Riders will depart as follows: 30 mile route-depart 10:00am; 18 mile route-depart 10:15am; 7 mile route-depart 10:30am. The routes will be marshalled, well signed and have back riders, a mobile mechanic, plus a sag wagon for riders unable to complete the course.
Ticket Details: See text for registration fees. 8-16 year olds FREE but MUST be accompanied by adult. Cycle helmets MUST be worn.
Who to Contact: Diane 01502 723361 - if you can offer to be a marshall on the day
To know more about Southwold or for accommodation in the area go to https://www.exploresouthwold.co.uk
 
09:00

Holton Big Breakfast

Venue: Village Hall, Bungay Road, Holton, Halesworth IP19 link
Raising funds for Holton & Blyford Village Hall.
To know more about Halesworth or for accommodation in the area go to https://www.halesworth.net
 
09:15

Minsmere @ 70 Wildlife Walk

Organised by: RSPB
Venue: RSPB Nature Reserve, Minsmere IP17 3BY link
Explore the seasonal sights and sounds at Minsmere, discover some of our amazing wildlife and learn about key moments in Minsmere's 70-year history during this guided walk with our friendly and knowledgeable guides. Walk lasts approx three hours. ***Places are limited so booking is essential*** Children must be accompanied at all times.
Ticket Details: Price: Adults £8, children £4 plus normal reserve entry fees for non-members. BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Who to Contact: Telephone: 01728 648281
To know more about Walberswick or for accommodation in the area go to https://www.explorewalberswick.co.uk
 
10:30 – 11:00

Baby Bounce and Tot Rock, at Southwold Library

Venue: Southwold Library, North Green, Southwold IP18 6AT link
Music, rhymes, singing and dancing for babies and toddlers.
Who to Contact: Southwold Library 01502 722519
To know more about Southwold or for accommodation in the area go to https://www.exploresouthwold.co.uk
 
11:00 – 12:30

Monthly Book Wizards Reading Club at Halesworth Library

Venue: Halesworth Library, Bridge Street, Halesworth IP19 8AB link
For children aged 7 to 13. This is free but it is essential to book ahead.
Ticket Details: This is free but it is essential to book ahead.
Who to Contact: Halesworth Library 01986 875095
To know more about Halesworth or for accommodation in the area go to https://www.halesworth.net
 
11:30 – 12:15

Storytime, at Southwold Library

Venue: Southwold Library, North Green, Southwold IP18 6AT link
Stories, crafts and colouring for 7s and unders.
Who to Contact: Southwold Library 01502 722519
To know more about Southwold or for accommodation in the area go to https://www.exploresouthwold.co.uk
 
12:15 – 13:00

Childrens Fun Group, at Southwold Library

Venue: Southwold Library, North Green, Southwold IP18 6AT link
Crafts, games, puzzles and fun for 7-12s.
Who to Contact: Southwold Library 01502 722519
To know more about Southwold or for accommodation in the area go to https://www.exploresouthwold.co.uk
 
14:00 – 16:00

Tour of Southwold Lighthouse

Organised by: Southwold Millennium Foundation
Venue: Southwold Lighthouse, Stradbroke Road, Southwold IP18 6LW link
Tours of Southwold Lighthouse take place on selected dates between April and October and are organised by Southwold Millennium Foundation under licence from the Corporation of Trinity House. PLEASE NOTE minimum height requirement of 1.1 metres tall to climb the tower. Last tour today is at 3:30pm. NB-Please telephone in advance for group bookings of ten or more people.
Ticket Details: Adult £4, child £3 (minimum height 1.1 metres). Family Ticket for 2 adults and up to 3 children £12
Who to Contact: 01255 245156
To know more about Southwold or for accommodation in the area go to https://www.exploresouthwold.co.uk
 
14:00

SIR JOSEPH HOOKER - A special event afternoon

Venue: The Cut Arts Centre, Halesworth IP19 8BY link
Bicentenary celebrations of Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, born in Halesworth 1817. An internationally renowned botanist, Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, President of the Royal Society, close friend and early supporter of Charles Darwin, and one of the first – and most successful – British men of science.
• 2pm Doors open to view exhibitions, books and special commemorative items
• Artwork from Edgar Sewter School pupils inspired by a term studying Joseph Hooker
• Paintings by Sally Marlow of plants in Halesworth linked to Hooker
• 2:15pm Kew Presentation: Using original illustrations, Victoria Mills will tell us what Joseph Hooker’s letters reveal about the man and his discoveries
• Professor John Parker, Cambridge University Botanic Garden, ‘The great naturalist community of East Anglia’
• 3:15pm Celebratory Tea
Ticket Details: Standard ticket £10.00
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
 
14:00 – 15:30

Book Sale

Venue: Southwold Library, North Green, Southwold IP18 6AT link
Fill a bag for £3.00 (Bring your own bag).
Who to Contact: Southwold Library 01502 722519
To know more about Southwold or for accommodation in the area go to https://www.exploresouthwold.co.uk