Halesworth & Southwold Community News September 2019 23

HARMONICA player and teacher Paul Gillings returns to The Cut Halesworth in October to guide you through the rudiments of playing the humble mouth organ.

Beginners Harmonica Workshop Returns to The Cut Halesworth you through all

on the day). The workshop will take

you need to know from how to hold the harmonica, to


The previous class back in April was very popular and sold out so get booking quickly. In one day Paul will take you from being a complete

novice key to being

able to play tunes, scales and chords. You will need a 10 hole diatonic harmonica in the

of C (Harmonicas will be available to purchase basic chords,

tone, airflow and then onto an introduction to the blues, scales and improvisation.


all stages the emphasis is on actually playing the harmonica and every technique has an accompanying tune and backing track to demonstrate the tuition. Paul Gillings is a former

World Harmonica Champion in the Blues/Rock and Jazz/

playing music 1988. Paul performs

Melodic categories and has been

since and

records his own brand of harmonica driven


and plays live with a number of bands as well as teaching and playing


calling the Cut box office on 0300 3033211. Workshops will also be run

at The Fisher Theatre Bungay (21st Sept),


EVENTS for Southwold Library for September: Wednesday 11th September, 10am - 12pm, Money Saving Drop-In to

review your

household bills with Melanie Wilson.

Come along for a

relaxed chat about how I have helped other local people save money on their household bills and how I could possibly help you save money with another option on how much you pay for services you already receive.

My services are

completely free and there is no obligation to do anything, I am happy to talk to you alone, with friends, family or neighbours whichever you prefer. If you can’t make this date, but would be interested in receiving information about reviewing

your utility bills,

please contact me. I also do free (no obligation) home- visits

Thursday 12th September, 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Suffolk Libraries

Presents: “English

National Opera: The Mikado”, Southwold Arts Centre, St Edmunds Hall.

£10 (£8 for 12s and under). Suffolk Libraries are amazing

Tickets Presents


and cultural events recorded live and screened using top quality projection equipment. Nanki-Poo loves Yum-Yum. Just one snag. She’s betrothed to KoKo, the new Lord High Executioner. Ko-Ko needs to find someone to execute – chop chop! Otherwise, it’s his own neck on the block. Maybe Ko-Ko and Nanki-Poo can come to some arrangement, without anyone losing


head? Cast: Richard Suart, Mary Bevan, Fiona Canfield, Rachael

Lloyd. Time: 130 minutes. Tickets

Running Filmed:

September 2015 from London Coliseum, Covent Garden, UK.


from Southwold Library, Southwold Arts Centre and via suffolklibraries

Thursday 19th September, 11am & 2.30pm, Britain On Film: Welcome to Britain with

optional Fish & Chip Lunch 12.45pm Southwold Arts Centre, St Edmunds Hall. Welcome to Britain, charts a century of arrivals to the UK, featuring the voices of different

generations of

British immigrants. In a time of constant immigration

and internationally, witness early


immigrants British life


debates around both nationally

UK multi-culturalism of second-generation integrating

and experience

the traditions, restrictions and comforts of immigrant communities.

Tickets: £7.50

for films or £15 for films & fish (lunch must be booked in advance).

Tickets available

from Southwold Library, Southwold Arts Centre and via suffolklibraries

Monday 23rd September, 10am – 12noon. One day craft class: Make a large posy brooch.

Barbara Johnson

of Spotty Dog Designs will show you how to create a large

Southwold Library

posy brooch using the craft of Dorset Button making.


class includes instructions to take away and enough rings, yarn, needle to make two posy brooches.

hours and costs £13 per person, all materials supplied.

The class is two Please

book your place at Southwold Library 01502 722519. Thursday 26th September, 10.30am, 2.30pm & 7.30pm. Suffolk Libraries Presents: “Exhibition on Screen: Degas: Passion for Perfection”, Southwold Arts Centre, St Edmunds Hall.

Suffolk Libraries are amazing

Tickets £8. Presents


and cultural events recorded live and screened using top quality projection equipment. Journey from the streets of Paris to the heart of a superb exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive collection of Degas’ works is the most representative in Britain. With exclusive access to view rare and diverse works, this film tells a fascinating story of Degas’ pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with

new techniques and

lessons. Tickets available from Southwold Library, Southwold Arts Centre and via suffolklibraries Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th September, 10am – 3pm, FoSL Big Book Sale. Massive selection of donated fiction, non fiction & children’s books. Scout Hall, Mights Road. Fill a bag for £3.

Sunday 29th September, 11.30am,

International creativity Dot

Day Kids’ Creative Crafts & Stories. International Dot Day celebrates

activities inspired by author & illustrator Peter Reynold’s picture

book, “The through Dot”.

Meet the book that inspired it all and get creative with some dotty art, your best big dot and one line drawings. Sunday 1st September, 2pm- 3.30pm, Library Book Sale. Fill a bag for £3 (bring your own bag). Fiction, non-fiction and kids’ books. Tuesday

Tuesday 17th

3rd September & September,

Jigsaw Club: Jigsaw Puzzle Group for Adults.

First, third

and fifth Tuesdays from 2pm. Come and add some pieces to the latest jigsaw. Tuesday 10th


Craft & Chat: Craft Group for Adults. Second Tuesdays from 2pm. Bring your knitting, sewing or any other craft. Meet like-minded


Refreshments available. Second

Tuesday of every

month 10.30am – 1pm Trading Standards & Fire Safety Information. For more details ring Southwold Library 01502 722519.

Thursday 12th September 6.30pm Mah-jong Group. Can you play mah-jong? Do you want to learn?


Library 01502 722519. Tuesday 24th

Southwold September,


along and join the group at Southwold Library. For more details

Colouring for Adults: Unwind, Garage

Norwich (26th Sept) and The Corn Hall Diss (2nd Nov).


Harmonica festivals. Book your place now by

Lowestoft Heritage Open Days

LOWESTOFT looks set to offer another excellent Heritage Open Days this year with a whopping 85 events scheduled

over the 10 day

Festival, 13 – 22 September. Lowestoft saw over 10,000 visits to the various sites and events across the town last year and was ranked 13th in the UK and the HODS committee have pulled out all the stops again. The Town Hall will be open

unleash your creativity, relax & have fun. Fourth Tuesdays from 2pm.

pens & pencils

Colouring sheets, provided

(or bring your own). Refreshments available. Wednesday 28th August, Blyth Poets, “The isle is full of voices”: poetry group meeting at Southwold Library 7.30pm – 9pm.

last Wednesday of the month. All welcome to read or just listen. We invite contributions of original work or well- loved poems.

refreshments available Wednesday 25th September, 2pm, Lego for Adults: Stress relieving,

creative Lego and fun.

Last Wednesday from 2pm. Come and build whatever you like.


Refreshments available. Wednesday 25th September, 7.30pm – 9pm, Blyth Poets “The isle is full of voices”: poetry group meeting Southwold library. the

contributions of original work or well-loved poems.

2nd October,

6.30pm, Southwold Library Reading Group. Discussing “Olive


again with stalls from Dockside Dandies, the Lowestoft Riots, Making Waves Together, Sir Morton Peto exhibition, and more, along with tours of the building by Lowestoft Town Councillors.

Usually the There will be

The old chemist shop on the historic High Street is a must see and new for 2019 is 30 High Street, previously home of Admiral Sir Thomas Allin. Winsor & Newton - (Crown Artist Brush) are offering rare tours of their factory. Their brush making life began in the 1850s, just off London’s Oxford Street. Labour was in short supply after the war so a second brush making factory opened in Lowestoft in 1946. Many local people needed jobs and had net mending skills which could be transferred to tying knots for brushes. You can see the skill involved in the tours.

Network Rail are offering at Usually

month. All welcome to read or just listen.

last Wednesday of the We invite There

will be refreshments available. Wednesday


Elizabeth Strout. 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!

(and adults) of all ages.

Open to kids This

Autumn we’re building: Vast Vehicles.

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-Fi.

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 tablet?

or 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.


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tours of the Lowestoft Signal Box, which has overseen rail movement for over 100 years. The mechanically


semaphore signals and box are due to be replaced in early 2020, so book to get a chance to see the box in operation. Take a nostalgic trip back in time on board an historic Lowestoft bus. East Anglia Transport Museum will

13 – 22 September 2019 September.

There are events to celebrate the Heritage

Action Zone

and The Ness, the UK’s most easterly park, with a series of talks

at Blackshore, a

new clothing company on Whapload Road, 22 September and a children’s art workshop, 21 September. Lowestoft

News from the Hoppa

WE are delighted to report that the Hoppa is flourishing since the introduction of the new timetable. Saturdays, in particular, are proving

popular. HACT would like to thank both Spectra

very and

Broadway Colours for their recent sponsorship. They will be working with us for the next year.

Scores are

exhibiting at Flint House with a walking tour led by Ivan Bunn on Sunday 15 and Saturday 21. Celebrate the long-awaited publication

Dean Parkin and Jack Rose. This


of The Grit by book, out

of print for nearly 20 years, has been

and rare comprehensively

revised and redesigned. Dean will curate a special Grit Exhibition, present slideshows sharing extracts

photos, and sign copies of the paperback and limited edition hardback at Christ Church on 21 September.

Heritage Quay sees Mincarlo, a sidewinder fishing trawler and Excelsior, one of the last Lowestoft built sailing trawlers open for tours over the fortnight and you can head into Royal Norfolk & Suffolk Yacht Club. IBTC are open on the northern shore of Lake Lothing, too.


Port House will be open day

from 13 September, with the – 22

ever staged picture exhibition by Bert Collyer. With

biggest too

many events to mention you have to check out the website for more!

All events and tours are free but some need to be booked and places fill quickly so don’t delay. You can search for events here


running an hourly FREE bus service - hop on or off as often as you like on Saturday 14 and keep an eye on Facebook - @heritageopendayslowestoft

the work that the Community bus does for Halesworth and District. We are still looking for new sponsors to help keep the aging Mercedes on the road or someone who could replace our old bus for us. We are most grateful

to all the volunteer

drivers and bus buddies who give their services for free so that the Hoppa passengers have access to the local facilities and also to provide community groups with opportunities


travel further afield. HACT would like to invite existing shareholders, drivers and the public to become part of our management

committee to

offer fresh ideas and input to our services. We hope to announce the date of our AGM in the next few weeks. Please come along to this if you have an interest in what we do or pop into our office at the train station for more details. We

They appreciate

urgently need more drivers due to recent retirements and illness. For more details please call Julia in the office on 01986 875900. As you probably know, bus services are being cut on a regular basis. The latest casualties are Route 62 (Blaxhall, Wickham Market, Woodbridge) and Route 532 (Laxfield, Halesworth, Beccles). These will no longer run from September 2019. Without

many less mobile people and those without cars will become isolated internet

and dependant

adversely affect footfall in the small


shopping. This will towns. These services

are being withdrawn by the County Council due to the lack of full-fare paying passengers. Therefore

passengers are being penalised. When did public

have to become a big profit making

concessionary services

business instead

of serving the community? Finally, we as a community need to question our county councillors as to why the huge funds paid to them by housing developers are not securing the infrastructure such as transport links and local services that the residents deserve. Where is this money going?

Wrentham Chapel

ANOTHER popular evening of music, poetry, song and spoken word is to be held in Wrentham

Chapel. those

Home" takes place on Friday 4th October at 7pm. again,

attending are

invited to bring contributions to the evenings programme of seasonal entertainment,

"Harvest Once

making an eclectic mix of serious and lighthearted items. The evening will include time to chat over a glass of wine or fruit juice and enjoy a light buffet. There will be a retiring collection

to assist in the

maintenance of this historic, two star listed building.

“PROFESSIONAL FOOT CARE” in your own home

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Tel: 07900 506611 SOUTHWOLD


NHS and Private Patients welcome NHS Funding available for Southwold, Reydon and surrounding villages

Cheryl Frost, B.D.S. Susan Allen, B.D.S., BSc and associates

Tel: 01502 723379 email:

Musculoskeletal and Sports’ Injury Specialist Clinic: B-Fit Fitness Centre, Halesworth IP19 8QJ Evening/weekend appointments. Home visits. Tel:07786 735726 Email: Website:



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