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Ten things to do in Felixstowe in the next week

PUBLISHED: 18:16 15 November 2018

Felixstowe Library is holding a Book Mountain sale Picture: GETTY IMAGES/FUSE

Felixstowe Library is holding a Book Mountain sale Picture: GETTY IMAGES/FUSE

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Shows, sales, walks and talks – there’s lots to do in and around the town in the next seven days as well as Christmas shopping.

The houseboats at Felixstowe Ferry - walkers will explore the Deben Picture: ARCHANTThe houseboats at Felixstowe Ferry - walkers will explore the Deben Picture: ARCHANT

Until Saturday, November 17

Hundreds of people have already visited the Poppy Trail and Exhibition at St Peter and St Paul Church to honour those who died in the First World War.

People can visit any time between 10am and 4pm to walk round the trail and self-guide information sheets are available in the South Porch, while the final guided tour is on Friday, November 16 at 2pm from the lych gate. Inside the church there is an exhibition and a memorial quilt. Admission is free, but donations welcome for the Poppy Appeal and Old Felixstowe Parish.

Blake will be at the Spa Pavilion in Felixstowe on November 16 Picture: BLAKEBlake will be at the Spa Pavilion in Felixstowe on November 16 Picture: BLAKE

Friday, November 16 – Saturday, November 17

Members of Felixstowe Musical Theatre are presenting a real family fun evening of everyone’s favourite Disney songs and music.

Much-loved songs from films such as Mary Poppins, Aladdin, Cinderella, The Jungle Book, Moana, Frozen and The Little Mermaid will feature in the event at Trimley Memorial Hall, High Road, Trimley St. Martin.

There will be performances both evenings at 7.30pm and a 2.30pm matinee show on the Saturday. Tickets are £8.50 and must be booked in advance by calling 01394 273274 or 07881 820923.

Members of Plastic Free Felixstowe pictured at a recent beach clean Picture: PLASTIC FREE FELIXSTOWEMembers of Plastic Free Felixstowe pictured at a recent beach clean Picture: PLASTIC FREE FELIXSTOWE

Friday, November 16

Meet outside St Nicholas Church at Felixstowe Ferry at 11am for a walk along the Deben estuary sea wall. This 2.5-mile walk is organised by the Felixstowe Walkers, part of the Felixstowe Society, and while there is no charge initially, regular walkers will be expected to join the society.

The Poppy Trail will run until November 17 Picture: RICHARD CORNWELLThe Poppy Trail will run until November 17 Picture: RICHARD CORNWELL

Friday November 16

Award-winning trio Blake celebrate 10 years together by bringing their Anniversary Tour to the Spa Pavilion, Undercliff Road West, Felixstowe.

Curtain up at 7.30pm, the show features songs from their new album to mark their decade and includes Lennon-McCartney’s Here There and Everywhere, Elgar’s Nimrod and Somewhere from West Side Story.

For ticket availability contact the Spa Box Office on 01394 284962.

Historian Phil Hadwen's World War One walk is being retraced this week Picture: ANDY ABBOTTHistorian Phil Hadwen's World War One walk is being retraced this week Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

Saturday, November 17

The Salvation Army, Cobbold Road, Felixstowe, is the venue for the Girl Guides Colneis Division’s Christmas Coffee Morning from 10am to 1pm, with stalls featuring a range of items, including knitted toys, bric-a-brac, Christmas crafts and homemade cakes, plus there will be refreshments including bacon rolls – entry free.

Saturday, November 17

Felixstowe Library, Crescent Road, is holding one of its regular Book Mountain events with hundreds of fiction and non-fiction, hardback and paperback donated books on sale. It takes place from 10am to 3pm.

Sunday November 18

A project to create a Litter-Free Felixstowe launches at 10.30am with a litter-pick at Brackenbury Green, Cliff Road, Old Felixstowe. Part of Plastic-Free Felixstowe, the campaign aims to rid the town and its beaches of plastic and litter, focusing not just on the shore but also all public places including parks and woodlands, hedgerows and waterways, working as a community of residents, visitors, businesses and port-users with the support of the council.

Sunday, November 18

Felixstowe at war is the theme of the latest Phil’s Sunday Walks held by members of the Felixstowe Society using the walks researched by the late Phil Hadwen, our best-known local historian. This time the walk focuses on what the town was like in the First World War. The walk starts from Garrison Lane car park at 2.30pm and admission is free.

Tuesday, November 20

Anne and Dennis Kell will be giving an illustrated talk called In the Footsteps of Shackleton (wildlife in South Georgia and Antarctica) at the Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s Felixstowe Group’s meeting at Broadway House, Orwell Road at 7.30pm.

Entry is £2.50 and all are welcome.

Thursday, November 22

It’s more than 60 years since the Good Old Days was first shown on the BBC to a TV audience of around 10 million viewers – and its remained popular for many years.

The Spa Pavilion is offering a trip down memory lane with Good Old Music Hall Days at 2.30pm with a performance featuring all of the elements of traditional music hall, with music, comedy and entertainment from a variety of talented performers.

For ticket prices and availability call the Spa Pavilion Box Office on 01394 284962.

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