The first THRILLING THURSDAY event is ORCHARDS! on Thursday 4th October.
At The Cut, Halesworth IP19 8BY, from 10.30 am to 1pm, followed by an optional £5 lunch
The star speaker is hugely entertaining UEA landscape historian Professor Tom Williamson, talking about ‘Orchards East’, a Heritage Lottery funded initiative to restore and record the region’s traditional orchards and plant new ones.
He is joined by a speaker from St James Village Orchard near Bungay who will talk about creating a community orchard. Two different groups of photographers will then show fabulous photographs of the village orchard throughout the seasons. Five Bungay photographers are creating photographic essays of different aspects of the orchard, whilst Norwich based, visually impaired photographers, EffstopEyes, are showing the best from their May and September outdoor photo-shoots of the orchard.
Singers from Halesworth Community Choir will then voice five fruity songs which will be simultaneously signed by members of Lowestoft Signing Choir.
In The Cut’s enormous, comfy cafe there will be special decorations, demonstrations and tastings of St James Village Orchard apple juice.
THRILLING THURSDAYS! cost £10 for W&BA members and £12 for non members.
Booking The Cut Box Office
ACCESS MATTERS –
PARKING – The Cut only has three spaces so if you can be dropped off and picked up and your transport parked in town so much the better, but if you need one of the spaces ring The Cut box office on 0300 3033211 to reserve it.
The Cut has a wheelchair accessible WC, a lift to its Cafe, and a long, sloped ramp with hand rail to its auditorium for ease of access for wheelchair users, people with mobility difficulties etc
All the ORCHARDS! talks will be interpreted for BSL – British Sign Language – speakers.
And all will be live Audio-Described for Visually Impaired people. Also, Waveney & Blyth Arts has trained sighted guides available for FREE booking by Visually Impaired people by emailing [email protected] or ringing Jan on 01986 895227. A guide will meet VIPs at The Cut’s front door and be at their beck and call throughout their visit!
A step by step touch description from the entrance to The Cut to its auditorium is available as a Word document. Email [email protected] or ring Jan on 01986 895227 to get a copy.
If you have any other special needs please don’t hesitate to email [email protected] or ring Jan on 01986 895227.
ORCHARDS is the first of Waveney & Blyth Arts ‘Thrilling Thursdays!’ – a series of themed, morning, events, connecting people and place, to take place every other month.