Category Archives: Announcements

This is the place to draw attention to an upcoming event likely to be of interest to IOG members, or an issue that you feel is relevant to the IOG that you would like people to hear about.

Monthly Social Meeting – Monday 14th May

A reminder that the IOG monthly social meeting will be held tonight, 14th May, from 20:00 in the upstairs rooms of The Thomas Wolsey Freehouse, located at 9 St. Peter’s Street, IPSWICH, IP1 1XF, near the Old Cattle Market Bus Station. Parking can be found at the nearby Cromwell Square and Cardinal Park car parks and across the road from St Peters.

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Walking For Health

Walking for Health is run by the Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer Support. The walks are short (up to 90 mins) and over easy terrain, and are open to everyone but are especially aimed at those who are least active.

In Suffolk, the health walks are organised by One Life Suffolk, and advertised as “Stepping Out in Suffolk”. Look out for the brochures in local libraries. They also have an online calendar of walks (see link below).

Although they already have a relationship with the Ramblers, the One Life Suffolk team have agreed to advertise the IOG to people who are ready to move on to longer walks.

Further Info: https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ https://onelifesuffolk.co.uk/our-services/health-walks/

Anne-Marie Fyfe Poetry Evening – Thursday 22nd February

Announcement submitted by Florence; image from www.writeoutloud.net

Come to The Voyage Out at 7pm on Thursday, 22nd February 2018 at Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club, Ferry Road, Felixstowe IP11 9RZ    £6 (£5 for Suffolk Poetry Society members)

Anne-Marie Fyfe presents an evening on writers and the sea, from great novelists, travel-writers and poets of the past, to local poets who have taken part in her workshops. Having grown up by the sea,  Anne-Marie Fyfe’s five collections of poetry and her new project combining prose and poetry all feature the recurring presence of the sea.   With sea-music by Cahal Dallat (accordion/mandolin/flute).

To book/pay online: https://tickets.suffolkpoetrysociety.org.uk

Upcoming events of interest to IOGers

John Wright – a new IOG member – wants to draw everyone’s attention to the following events. Both sound likely to attract interest!

Firstly, the Midnight Walk for St. Elizabeth Hospice in May. Walkers can sign up for the 6 or 10 mile walk via the hospice website.

www.stelizabethhospice.org.uk/events/events-and-challenges/3082/midnight-walk-2018/

Secondly, in August there is a 2nd cycling tour of Germany, again to raise funds for the hospice.

Details here:

www.ridefortoni.co.uk (scroll down to bottom to express an interest. Further details in Campaigns from the menu at top right).

It’s about 250 miles over 5 days beginning 21st August. All are welcome. No prior experience needed. (Last year I started training from scratch in June and fairly easily managed 50+ miles per day on the tour in August). We can help with the training and fundraising aspects. Accommodation, travel, insurance and food all included.

It would be lovely if anyone wants to join us!

Thank you.