10 June 2019 Halesworth & Southwold Community News Southwold Library HERE are the Booking events from for

Southwold Library for June:


1st: Friends of Southwold Library present Slaughter in

Southwold: Southwold

Library Crime Writers Festival Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th June at Southwold Arts Centre, St Edmunds Hall.

Authors Talks by: Val

McDermid, Nicci French, Elly Griffiths, Felix Francis, Mick Herron, Kate Ellis, Martin Edwards, Jill Dawson & Mark Dawson. Tickets £6 per talk, £18 per day or £36 for the weekend (lunches not included).

Lunches with the

authors, £12, provided by Café 51 and Mark’s Fish Shop. Plus: “The Mystery of Mr E”, Sophie Hannah’s Murder Mystery Musical Saturday 8th June 2.30pm & 7.30pm. Ann Cleeves’, “Bannocks & Blood” Murder Mystery Night, Friday 14th June 7pm. Fun Crime Quiz Night, Saturday 15th 7pm. Whodunnit puzzle sheet available now £1. Solve the crime and you could win a £10 book token. Raffle for a luxury crime related hamper (raffle tickets available from May 1st at Southwold Library). Book at the library, by phone 01502 722519 or on the website slaughter

Sunday 2nd June, 11.30am, Go Go Pirate Boat stories and crafts. Make your own pirate outfit, a treasure chest and a parrot! Tuesday 4th June, 7pm.

Legal Matters Information & Advice Session: Wills - are they just a costly nuisance? Local Solicitor, Stuart Johnson, fully accredited with Solicitors for the Elderly, will advise on why you need a will, what can go in it and how to go about writing one.

Thursday 6th June, 2pm- 3pm, Pyjamarama: Bookstart Bedtime

Story fun for

Preschoolers! Let the magic of bedtime stories last all day long! Come dressed in your pyjamas

and enjoy rhymes and crafts.

stories, Collect

your free copy of “Car, Car, Jeep, Jeep”.

Thursday 6th June, 10am- 12noon, Mental Health and Wellbeing Information drop-in.

and Waveney Mind will be offering

information, and guidance

Great Yarmouth advice

on Mental Health and Wellbeing issues and information on their

Adult Service, Carers Service and Young Persons Service. Come and find out what their services can offer you.


Yarmouth & Waveney Mind. 01493 842149, uk

Wednesday 12th June, 10am- 12noon, East Anglia Diabetic Eye Screening: Your questions answered. Find out why you should be screened, what diabetic retinopathy is and why screening is important. Thursday 27th June from 4.30pm, Legal Matters Information and Advice drop- in: Workshop on Wills, Probate and Powers of Free general


Attorney. in


workshop covering the above topics available on a first come/first serve basis. With local Solicitor Stuart Johnson, fully accredited with Solicitors for the Elderly. Tuesday

4th June and

Tuesday 18th June Jigsaw club: Jigsaw puzzle group for adults. First, third and fifth Tuesdays from 2pm.

and add some pieces to the latest

jigsaw. Tuesday Next

Come dates:

Tuesday 18th December. Wednesday

4th December and 26th


2pm, Lego for adults: Stress relieving,

First Tuesday from 7pm and last Wednesday Come

2pm. and you like. build whatever Lego provided.

Refreshments available. Second Tuesday of every month 10.30am – 1pm, Trading Standards & Fire Safety information. For more details ring Southwold Library 01502 722519. Tuesday 11th June Craft &

Chat: Craft group for adults. Second Tuesdays from 2pm. Bring your knitting, sewing or any other craft. Meet like- minded crafters. Refreshments available. Thursday

13th June,

6.30pm, Mah-jong group. Can you play mah-jong? Do you want to learn? Come along and join the group at Southwold Library. For more details contact

Library 01502 722519. Tuesday


Southwold June,

colouring for adults: Unwind, unleash your creativity, relax & have fun. Fourth Tuesdays from 2pm. sheets,

pens and

Colouring pencils

provided (or bring your own).


THE Good Friday Walk of Witness took on a slightly different perspective with a stop for street drama outside Coopers in Halesworth Thoroughfare. A large group of pedestrians gathered to join in the drama, which was

also supported by music. The walk finished with a final celebration of worship at the United Reformed Church. We thank everyone who became involved with this witness. This


year’s Pentecost is returning to

Holton Paddock at 10.30am on Sunday 9th June. Like previous years there will be tea/coffee available and refreshments in the form of a shared lunch. If it rains the service will be held in the church.

creative and fun. from

Refreshments available. Wednesday

26th June,

Blyth Poets “The isle is full of voices”: poetry group meeting at Southwold library 7.30pm – 9pm. Usually the last Wednesday of the month. All welcome to read or just listen. We invite contributions of original work or well- loved poems.

There will be

refreshments available. Thursday 27th June, 6.30pm, Southwold Library


Group. Discussing “The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August” by Claire North. Now every Tuesday as well as every Sunday: Baby Bounce and Tot Rock 10.30am-11am. Music, rhymes, singing and dancing for babies and toddlers.

Sundays 12.15pm-1pm. Lego club! Open to kids (and adults) of all ages. This summer we’re building: Crazy Creatures.

All donations of

Lego welcome. Adults: Would you like to help with Lego Club? Just ask staff. Treasure trails: The fun way to explore. You can now buy Treasure Trails treasure hunts from

Southwold Library.

Follow the trails, solve the clues and see the sights. Pick up either the Southwold or the Suffolk Coast trails from Southwold Library today, fun for all ages.

Every Sunday: Baby Bounce

and Tot Rock 10.30am-11am. Music, rhymes, singing and dancing for babies and toddlers. Storytime 11.30am- 12.15pm.

Stories, crafts and

colouring for 7s and unders. Free Wi-f . Use it in the

library or in the garden (just ask for a chair). Wi-fi provided in conjunction with Friends of Southwold Library. Do you want to learn to:

Use a computer laptop or tablet? Use email? Use a specific website? Register for Gateway to Homechoice? Operate your phone, laptop or tablet? Use ebooks, eaudio books, emagazines or Freegal music? Half Hour one-to-one sessions Sunday afternoons 1pm-4pm.

All abilities

welcome from never having touched a computer to just needing a few pointers. Ask at Southwold Library to book a half hour session.

Suspense rises for seventh Slaughter in Southwold crime festival AS anticipation

the much-loved

rises for Slaughter

in Southwold crime festival weekend, over eight hundred tickets have been sold between the author talks, quiz and murder mystery evening. The established


writers giving talks about their writing on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June. The event takes

place part of Southwold Festival. Slaughter in Southwold

is organised by Southwold Library Manager Charlotte Clark with support from the Friends of Southwold Library and the Crime Writers Association. This

year’s packed

Slaughter programme features Kate Ellis, Mick Herron, Jill Dawson, Val McDermid, Mark Dawson, Martin Edwards, Nicci French, Felix Francis and Elly Griffiths. Charlotte is pleased to be

part of the project, stating: “It’s wonderful how well supported it is by the local community and we are proud to bring big name crime authors to our

Southwold Arts Centre and is


small corner of Suffolk. It’s amazing how far people travel now to enjoy the Slaughter weekend, even outside of our library

customers, and we

festival will once again feature several


crime writers’ crime

hope that this year’s seventh Slaughter is bigger and better than ever!” There

will also be a

range of other activities on offer including

a Murder

Mystery Night based on the bestselling Shetland books by Ann Cleeves, a crime-themed quiz night and a chance to have a fish and chips lunch with the visiting authors. For a full timetable of events, see below: Saturday 15th June, 10am,

Kate Ellis will be talking about her latest detective novel, The Boy Who Lived with the Dead, as well as her long-running DI Wesley Peterson series and Joe Plantagenet novels. 11.30am, Mick Herron will be talking about his award- winning Slough House novels, featuring

Jackson Lamb. 1pm, lunch can be

murder with Café 51, have lunch, cake and hot drinks with top crime authors. 2pm,

Jill Dawson will be talking about her new

novel, The Language of Birds, a hypnotic novel about class, violence and friendship inspired by the shocking Lord Lucan case and the ‘lovely young nanny’ at its centre. 3.30pm, Val McDermid will be talking about her latest Karen Pirie novel, Broken Ground, and her other bestselling series. 7pm, crime quiz night, get together a team of four and take part in our fun quiz, with rounds on crime from TV, films and books, suitable for all.

Sunday 16th June: 10am, Mark Dawson will be

talking about his bestselling John Milton, Beatrix


Isabella Rose and Soho Noir series. 11.30am,


Edwards will be talking about his latest

the inimitable thriller, Gallows

Court, set in 1930, as well as his work as consultant on the British Library Crime Classics series. 1pm, something fishy with lunch, cake and hot drinks with the authors. 2pm, Nicci French AKA

Sean French and Nicci Gerrard will be discussing their bestselling Frieda Klein series,

which recently concluded with Day of the Dead. 3.30pm, Felix Francis will be talking about his latest novel, Crisis, and his other novels that continue his late father Dick Francis’ writing legacy. 5pm, Elly Griffiths will be

talking about her latest Dr Ruth Galloway novel, The Stone Circle. Other festival events and activities: Friday 14th June at 7pm – Murder Mystery Night: Bannocks and Blood by Ann Cleeves. Tickets are £6 per author

talk, £18 for a day pass, or £36 for the whole weekend, with an additional £12 for lunch. Lunch is not included in Slaughter in Southwold day or weekend passes and must be booked, with choices stated, by contacting the library by Saturday 1st June. Full

details of

the programme and ticketing information for all the events is available

from www. slaughter orwww.ticketsource. Tickets can also be bought at

the library or by calling 01502 722519.


ROBBIE Burns once said that ‘the best laid plans of mice and men ‘gang aft a-gley’ and in his quaint Scottish way, he was right. Sometimes life conspires to throw a spanner in the works and this is what has happened for Anne Clarke and the Pit Stop café crew. The result of this particular spanner throw is that, with much regret,

Anne has had

to cancel the appearance of busker Felix Simpson on July 14th. The café will still be

open as usual but if you want any music you may have to sing it yourself. You never know, it could be the start of a great career for someone! The rest of the summer programme goes ahead as planned. The Ukes of Southwold will

take to the stage on Sunday 4th August at 3pm. Their lively and entertaining performance will

provide the backing

track to a charity cream tea – proceeds to ‘Stomp’ and the Scout Hut. Come along,

part with a fiver, partake of a delicious home-made cream tea and support two great local causes. The

sees a quite different musical event.

following Between

5pm on Sunday 11th August, Cool Blue will

2pm play


mix of blues, jazz and swing lifted directly from The Great American Songbook. The Pit Stop team will produce their legendary barbecue and there will be wine and beer as well

weekend and

as soft drinks available. All this for a mere £10 per adult, including one free drink. Get your tickets in advance from the café (available now) to assist

Anne with catering

and staffing arrangements or you can just turn up on the day. Bring the kids – there’s plenty for them to do and the Pit Stop’s usual child-friendly food and drink will be on sale. Joan Cupples, Pit Stop

publicity volunteer Halesworth Women in Business

THANK you to the ladies who braved the wet and windy weather to join us at Mays meeting, again hosted at the delightful De Argenteins in the Thoroughfare. Unfortunately our scheduled

guest speaker could not make it

due we had a demonstration by Fiona of the

THE Halesworth Branch of Cancer Research UK held their Spring Fayre on Saturday 11th May at the Holton Village Hall.

It was very well supported and a total of £1,571.37 was raised. We hope for a further £1000 in sponsorship from Barclays Bank.



to illness. Instead, great hands on

Crystal Healing Touch. Fiona talked us all through her Indian Head Massage technique and supervised us as we had a practice on each other! Anne also shared with us some marketing

tips and

information she had gained from attending a recent course. We also had a very open and honest group discussion

Cancer Research UK

Our next event will be a “Cream

Teas” which will

be held at the Halesworth (Holton) Airfield Museum on Sunday 14th July from 2pm to 5pm. Full information will


given in advertisement in the July edition of Community News.

about mental health issues

and the pressures of running a business. We are very lucky to have such a brilliant support network and remind any current or future members that our meetings are a wonderful place to share your thoughts and experiences and ask for help when needed, not just to network!

Our most recent meeting was held on Wednesday 5th June at Woottens Plant Nursery in Wenhaston, the next meeting is Wednesday 3rd July at Holton Road Garden Centre, 7pm-9pm. For more information, email

Sonnets, Songs & Suchlike

SONNETS, songs and suchlike for a Suffolk Solstice will take place in Wrentham Chapel at 7pm on Friday 21st June.

Any contributions of music, word or song to celebrate the season and our county will be welcome on the night. An eclectic mix of sacred, secular,

serious or humorous will be woven into the evenings programme which will include opportunity to chat over drinks and light buffet. Admission is free but there

will be a retiring collection for maintenance of this historic chapel.


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