Green Living Centre
Email: info@greenlivingcentre.org.uk

What's On around Ipswich

If you know of an event in the Ipswich area relating to the environment or sustainability that's not currently in this list, please send details to info@greenlivingcentre.org.uk. Details of abbreviations can be found below.
Fresh local food: Join the Community-Supported Agriculture scheme at The Oak Tree Farm
August 2014
Sat 23 August, 10:30am
Meet at Lemons Hill north car park, Tattingstone [Map]
Alton Water. Meet: Lemons Hill Bridge Car Park (South). Long walk possible. Map Ref: TM 136373. Leader: Bill Stone 07906 888603 Website: http://www.suffolkbutterflies.org.uk/
Sat 30 August, 9:30am to 4:00pm
Orchard Barn, Far Ringshall, IP14 2LY [Map]
Very different to carpentry, greenwood work involves gentle shaping and shaving. Natural materials vary widely and there is always scope for creativity and expression in your projects. Everyone can learn the basic techniques and use the simple, traditional hand tools involved. These courses are intended for those with no previous skills or experience and help is at hand to ensure you complete ...

September 2014
Tue 2 September, 9:30am to Wed 3 September, 4:00pm
Orchard Barn, Far Ringshall, IP14 2LY [Map]
If you're interested in learning Traditional Carpentry and on a live renovation project, you'll love this course. Project: Making and hanging brace and ledge doors using locally sourced and milled boards, All students will gain an understanding of, and practice in: * Assessment and preparation of air-dried oak planks. * Use of a range of traditional hand tools - saws, chisels, planes. * How ...
Sat 6 September, 9:30am to 4:00pm
Orchard Barn, Far Ringshall, IP14 2LY [Map]
An introduction to carpentry for complete beginners. Learn about basic tools and practice using them while constructing your own sawhorse, and take home the knowledge to complete your own projects in the home and garden. With Tom Castell. Cost £59. Register your interest: P: 01473-658193 M: 077660-54042 E: sarah@orchardbarn.org.uk Website: http://www.orchardbarn.org.uk/Orchard_Barn_courses.htm
Sat 6 September, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Holywells Park, Ipswich [Map]
If you're aged 6-12, you care about nature and the environment, and you want to explore your local wildlife, then come along to Ipswich Wildlife Watch. And bring your parents along too! Meet in front of the Stable Block, near the Cliff Lane entrance to the park. If you're interested in coming along or would like to find out more, contact Alex Stadler: wildlifewatchipswich@hotmail.com or 0771 ...
Thu 11 September, 8:00pm to 11:00pm
76 St. Helens St, Ipswich, IP4 2LA [Map]
A chance for anyone interested in Environment issues to meet for a chat and a drink, and do a bit of networking. We're usually in the back room. Look out for the “Green Drinks” sign on the table. All welcome. We meet the second Thursday of each month, in The Dove Street Inn, 76 St. Helens St, Ipswich. IP4 2LA http://www.dovestreetinn.co.uk/ Contact: Steve Pritchard - 07724 004272
Mon 22 September, 9:30am to Wed 24 September, 4:00pm
Orchard Barn, Far Ringshall, IP14 2LY [Map]
Perfect for homeowners, builders, architects or surveyors, this 3-day course include talks, demonstrations, discussions, and some practical hands-on experience. You will learn from master craftspeople how to tackle basic timber frame, wattle and daub, lath and plaster, lime mortar repointing in brick and flint walls, and clay lump repairs. As well as how to tackle the issue of damp in a home. ...
Tue 30 September, 9:30am to 4:00pm
Orchard Barn, Far Ringshall, IP14 2LY [Map]
This course will enable you to understand traditional carpentry joints, make an informed choice of timber, use authentic hand tools and undertake an analysis of repair strategy. The course is designed for homeowners, builders, architects, surveyors or anyone with an interest in learning how to preserve timber frame buildings. With Rick Lewis Intermediate to advanced level course delivered by ...

October 2014
Thu 9 October, 8:00pm to 11:00pm
76 St. Helens St, Ipswich, IP4 2LA [Map]
A chance for anyone interested in Environment issues to meet for a chat and a drink, and do a bit of networking. We're usually in the back room. Look out for the “Green Drinks” sign on the table. All welcome. We meet the second Thursday of each month, in The Dove Street Inn, 76 St. Helens St, Ipswich. IP4 2LA http://www.dovestreetinn.co.uk/ Contact: Steve Pritchard - 07724 004272
Sat 11 October, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Holywells Park, Ipswich [Map]
If you're aged 6-12, you care about nature and the environment, and you want to explore your local wildlife, then come along to Ipswich Wildlife Watch. And bring your parents along too! Meet in front of the Stable Block, near the Cliff Lane entrance to the park. If you're interested in coming along or would like to find out more, contact Alex Stadler: wildlifewatchipswich@hotmail.com or 0771 ...
Sat 18 October, 11:00am to 2:00pm
Holywells Park, Ipswich [Map]
Organised by the Friends of Holywells Park. Website: http://www.holywellspark.org.uk/

November 2014
Sat 8 November, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Holywells Park, Ipswich [Map]
If you're aged 6-12, you care about nature and the environment, and you want to explore your local wildlife, then come along to Ipswich Wildlife Watch. And bring your parents along too! Meet in front of the Stable Block, near the Cliff Lane entrance to the park. If you're interested in coming along or would like to find out more, contact Alex Stadler: wildlifewatchipswich@hotmail.com or 0771 ...
Thu 13 November, 8:00pm to 11:00pm
76 St. Helens St, Ipswich, IP4 2LA [Map]
A chance for anyone interested in Environment issues to meet for a chat and a drink, and do a bit of networking. We're usually in the back room. Look out for the “Green Drinks” sign on the table. All welcome. We meet the second Thursday of each month, in The Dove Street Inn, 76 St. Helens St, Ipswich. IP4 2LA http://www.dovestreetinn.co.uk/ Contact: Steve Pritchard - 07724 004272

December 2014
Thu 11 December, 8:00pm to 11:00pm
76 St. Helens St, Ipswich, IP4 2LA [Map]
A chance for anyone interested in Environment issues to meet for a chat and a drink, and do a bit of networking. We're usually in the back room. Look out for the “Green Drinks” sign on the table. All welcome. We meet the second Thursday of each month, in The Dove Street Inn, 76 St. Helens St, Ipswich. IP4 2LA http://www.dovestreetinn.co.uk/ Contact: Steve Pritchard - 07724 004272
Sat 13 December, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Holywells Park, Ipswich [Map]
If you're aged 6-12, you care about nature and the environment, and you want to explore your local wildlife, then come along to Ipswich Wildlife Watch. And bring your parents along too! Meet in front of the Stable Block, near the Cliff Lane entrance to the park. If you're interested in coming along or would like to find out more, contact Alex Stadler: wildlifewatchipswich@hotmail.com or 0771 ...

ABBREVIATIONS

  • BBP - Belstead Brook Park
  • CSV - Community Service Volunteers
  • EPP - Environment Protection Panel
  • FoBBP - Friends of Belstead Brook Park
  • FoHP - Friends of Holywells Park
  • IDNHS - Ipswich & District Natural History Society
  • IOGG - Ipswich Organic Gardeners' Group
  • IWG - Ipswich Wildlife Group
  • LETS - Local Exchange & Trading System
  • MCG - Martlesham Conservation Group
  • PWCG - Portal Woodlands Conservation Group
  • RAG - River Action Group
  • SNS - Suffolk Naturalists' Society
  • SOG - Suffolk Ornithologists’ Group
  • SWT - Suffolk Wildlife Trust
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