This is the new venue where members and potential members of the Ipswich Outdoor Group can read about recent events, share news that is relevant to group interests but not appropriate for group emails, write about group initiatives – anything from charity fund-raising to activism aimed at keeping our footpaths open – present opinion editorials on issues close to their hearts, post classified ads, cartoons, pictures or anything else that occurs. Unlike the old Newsletter, it will be updated as and when new material comes to hand and, as this is a work in progress, it will be formatted as we go along and get an idea of what is required. Feel free to offer suggestions if any occur to you.
For the moment, content is divided into three categories: reports of past doings; announcements about upcoming events or issues of note, whether IOG instigated or particularly related to IOG interests; and classifieds, where you can advertise items for sale, for rent, or wanted. Follow the links to the right to filter.
The June film night will be this Friday – 27th June.
The film this month will be the period drama ‘Belle’, the story of Dido, the mixed-race daughter of an 18th century naval officer, who was raised in England by her aristocratic great uncle. A rich and complex tale that explores the plight of an illegitimate young black woman, whose entire existence is a contradiction in terms. The film stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson and Emily Watson.
The film is scheduled to start at 6pm, so meet in the foyer of the Ipswich Film Theatre in the Corn Exchange at around 5.40pm. You can book online on the IFT website or buy tickets on the night.
See the programme for more details and to contact Angela Bell (the film night organiser).
Thank you to everyone who came to the new members event last night and made it such a big success. It was great to meet so many prospective members.
The (rather too warm) upstairs lounge of the Thomas Wolsey pub was packed with 23 new people and some current members, both relatively recent and old hands.
There was a slideshow of some of our previous adventures and the forthcoming IOG events were discussed enthusiastically. There was plenty of time to ask questions and for friendly chat. People were welcome to join the group on the night if they chose to and many did.
Thanks to everyone involved in the event preparations and those who gave talks about our past and future events.
We look forward to welcoming some of the new people on IOG events in the near future.
There will be a special IOG event for prospective new members on Wednesday 18th June. It’ll start at 7.30pm in the upstairs lounge of The Thomas Wolsey pub (see the Monthly Social Meetings page for the address and a map).
There’ll be some short talks about who we are and about the exciting events we get up to. There’ll also be some current members there so you’ll be able to ask any questions that you may have about the IOG.
If you like outdoor activities, then come along to find out more and have a chat. You’ll be very welcome!
The May social meeting will take place this evening – Monday 12th May. It’ll start at 8.00pm in the upstairs lounge of The Thomas Wolsey pub. See the monthly social meeting page for more details and a map.
Potential members are very welcome to come along. We’ll be looking at the programme for the month ahead, as well as socialising. If you’ve got any questions about the IOG or future events, it’s a great time to ask them.
The regular easy Monday evening cycle rides restart on Monday 28th April for the spring/summer and will take place every Monday evening, except Bank Holidays and monthly social meeting nights.
These rides are suitable for less experienced cyclists and the pace will be moderate. The distance will be 12-15 miles in about 90 minutes. There’s an opportunity to socialise after the event.
See the programme for dates, more details and to contact Robin Richardson (the organiser).
The irregular fast-paced Out-of-Order Monday evening cycle rides will also restart on Monday 28th April. Albert Rafel (the organiser) will circulate details for these through the group email list before each ride. These rides are for more experienced cyclists.
This year’s Easter trip to YHA Wastwater in the Lake District is only a couple of days away.
For those going on the trip, if you haven’t yet checked the kit list and info that Paul Wright sent out, please do. It looks like the conditions will be very different from last year (see picture), but it’s still important to have the necessary equipment for hillwalking. Don’t forget to bring food for your packed lunches too.