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Ten things to do in Felixstowe this week

PUBLISHED: 09:47 15 September 2018 | UPDATED: 09:47 15 September 2018

It's the Great British Beach Clean this weekend Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

It's the Great British Beach Clean this weekend Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Chances to help and explore the environment aplenty over the next few days – the start of autumn is a great opportunity to get outdoors.

A mini-beach provided by Kate Osborne is explored Picture: KATE OSBORNEA mini-beach provided by Kate Osborne is explored Picture: KATE OSBORNE

Saturday, September 15

Showgoers will have the chance to relive the songs from The Greatest Showman box office smash film with The Greatest Show – Live in Concert at the Spa Pavilion.

With two performances at 3pm and 7.30pm, the show features an all-star cast from London’s West End, alongside a live band and spectacular special effects, circus acts, and audience participation for all ages.

For ticket prices and availability, contact the Spa box office 01394 284962.

Help clean the beaches this weekend Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNHelp clean the beaches this weekend Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Saturday, September 15

A chance to help the environment by joining in the monthly beach litter pick at Landguard at 9.30am.

The clean-up takes place at Landguard Nature Reserve, View Point Road, Felixstowe – meet up at the southern end of the Bird Observatory compound between the rifle fencing and the Landguard Bungalow. Refreshments afterwards at the Bird Observatory. All welcome.

Music in Felixstowe is staging a Last Night of the Prom Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNMusic in Felixstowe is staging a Last Night of the Prom Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16

Martello Tower P on Martello Park will be home throughout the weekend to the 5/60th Rifles re-enactment group for a living history weekend.

The group will be ‘in residence’ each day from 10am to 5pm. Visitors can enjoy historical displays and demonstrations, and tours of the Napoleonic fortress. Admission free.

The Spa Pavilion at Felixstowe is staging a show of songs from the Greatest Showman Picture: ARCHANT ARCHIVEThe Spa Pavilion at Felixstowe is staging a show of songs from the Greatest Showman Picture: ARCHANT ARCHIVE

Saturday, September 15

It’s the annual Great British Beach Clean with groups all over the country joining in the Marine Conservation Society event to clean up our shores and record what is found, with the data from the survey helping to show the state of the nation’s beaches and drive campaigns to improve them.

At the Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s Trimley Marshes nature reserve, people are invited to join in from 10am to 4pm.

Evening Light by Roger Seaman was one of the images displayed at the Felixstowe Photographic Society's summer exhibition Photo: ROGER SEAMANEvening Light by Roger Seaman was one of the images displayed at the Felixstowe Photographic Society's summer exhibition Photo: ROGER SEAMAN

There is a free shuttle bus from Searson’s Farm car park, Cordy’s Lane, Trimley St. Mary.

Good boots and appropriate clothing and gloves are a necessity – litter sticks and other equipment will be provided.

Saturday, September 15

The Felixstowe group of the Suffolk Wildlife Trust is visiting Lackford Lakes this week Picture: MARK GOSBEEThe Felixstowe group of the Suffolk Wildlife Trust is visiting Lackford Lakes this week Picture: MARK GOSBEE

The Festival Orchestra with leader Nicholas Ward, plus Felixstowe Community Choir, and conductor Emily Bennett, will celebrate a Last Night of the Proms.

The Music in Felixstowe events takes place at St John’s Church, Orwell Road, at 7.30pm. Tickets £15 adults, children free, from Stillwater Books, Hamilton Road, or on 01394 670633.

Sunday, September 16

Another chance to get involved with the Great British Beach Clean – this time along the south seafront.

Meet at the Manor Terrace car park at 10am. The clean up with Beach Bonkers runs until noon. Admission free.

Sunday, September 16

Beachcomber and environmentalist Kate Osborne will lead a Beach Bonkers beachcombing expedition on Felixstowe beach from 2pm to 3.30pm.

Kate will help identify people’s finds and talk about how everyone can play a role in looking after the marine environment.

Kate said: “This is one of the few real treasure hunts you can still do. And even better the beach is refreshed twice a day, every day, with each high tide casting up treasures anew.”

The event is suitable for all ages and children must be supervised by accompanying adults. Those taking part should dress warmly and wear shoes suitable for walking on shingle.

Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the start. Cost is £4 per person. No need to book.

Tuesday, September 18

An evening talk on Homes for Wildlife in Ipswich and The Greenways Project will be given to the Felixstowe group of the Suffolk Wildlife Trust by James Baker.

The event takes place at Broadway House, Orwell Road, at 7.30pm. Admission is £2.50 per person. All welcome.

Wednesday, September 19

The Felixstowe group of the Suffolk Wildlife Trust will be making a day visit to Lackford Lakes.

Meet in Lackford Reserve car park – map reference TL 800 705 – for a day from 9am to 3pm exploring the area’s birdlife and habitats. Cost is £3 per person. For more details contact Dave Langlois on 01394 210535

Thursday, September 20

Members of Felixstowe Photographic Society will be meeting at 7.30pm at Broadway House, Orwell Road, for a chance to get together with likeminded enthusiasts and improve their skills.

The evening will also feature the results of the ‘Open’ competition and entries will be accepted for the Digital AV competition.

The society is open to everyone from beginners to experts and admission is free for a maximum of two visits.

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