Spring Wood Day 2019, Bank Holiday Monday 6th May!

Monday  6 May  2019  10:00 AM    Monday  6 May  2019 3:00 PM
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Plans are in progress for Spring Wood Day 2019, a day to celebrate Spring and Wood at Spring Wood, Ipswich.
Join us for wood crafts, children’s activities, music, song and dancing, storytelling, various walks, including poetry walk and much more!
Light refreshments available, but do please bring a picnic!
Confirmed so far and much more to come!
Music
A Skinfull of Gin, Chantelle Love, Nicole and Megan, Elly Tree, Holly & Sarah, Joe Lees, Shadows in the Shade, Celandine, Jack Greenhalgh & Matt Bellamy (Hayhill) James “Weba” Webber
Dancing
Hara Tribal Bellydance
Maypole dance
Storytelling with Bards Aloud presents!
The second Spring Wood Day TellerThon!
We will attempt to beat last year's record of 4 hours 37 minutes of non-stop storytelling, at various locations on Spring Wood Day, with some of East Anglia's favourite storytellers!
Storytellers confirmed so far for TellerThon 2019!
Jenny Wylie, Josh Adam Harris, Vero Chambers, Lisa Dublin,
Nicky Day, Jenny Whitney, Gerry Donlon, Holly Johnson
Hannah Brailsford, Jan Williams
Poetree Walks with Bards in the Woods
This proves to be a very popular Poetree Walk with our annual “Bard of Spring Wood” competition; we will award a prize for the most inspired original poem about Trees, Woods or Woodlands, recited or read on this Poetree Walk. So get out your quills, biros, smart phones, and parchment, or brown-paper bags and get writing!
We will meet at the campfire site at 1.15.
Suffolk Marquees
Simon Lamb = Pole lathe
Jon Tyler - woodcraft
Adrian Bromley - sticks & woodcarvings
Sarah Partridge = Orchard Barn
Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm
Suffolk Wildlife Trust
Butterfly Conservation
Parkgate Farm - Working Donkeys
Cakes by Cake and Revolution WI
Paul and Adele Jackson – face painting
Woodland Sketching with Kelly & Nigel
RSPB : Ipswich Local Group & RSPB region
Babergh and Mid Suffolk recycling team.
Guided walks
VOLUNTEER’S REQUIRED!
This event is organised and run by volunteers, and we need more! If you can spare any time on the day we would be grateful. We will need volunteers for setting up, taking down, helping with tea, coffee, washing up etc, a half hour – an hour, or whatever time you can do.
If you can lend a hand, please message us on Ipswich Wildlife Group and we will get back to you, or report to the welcome tent on arrival. Many thanks
PLEASE NOTE : There is limited parking only near the event, motorists going to Spring Wood Day are advised to park at Bourne Park car park, off Stoke Park Drive, Ipswich, where there will be a free minibus shuttle back and forth to the event.
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Bourne+Park/@52.0352404,1.1402014,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x716399910cc65e15!8m2!3d52.0352404!4d1.1402014
A number 15 bus goes hourly, at fifteen minutes past the hour, from Tower Ramparts Ipswich, you should request to stop for Marbled White Drive, IP8
(The bus stop is Thorington Park, very close to the end of Marbled White Drive)
Updates about performers and other activities will appear here as and when confirmed.

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