Festival Weekend. 18-19 June 2016
We are thrilled to announce the details of our extra special Festival Weekend.
The event, in partnership with University Campus Suffolk and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, takes place at the prestigious UCS Ipswich Waterfront Building, Ipswich, IP4 1QJ.
Over the weekend of Saturday 18 June and Sunday 19 June there will be a whole host of talks, walks and exhibitions. These events will share with you the history of aviation and our shared heritage with America.
On Saturday 18 June you will be able to hear from leading experts who will share their knowledge with you. Our confirmed speakers will offer something of interest to everyone who shares a passion for this vital period in history.
You will also have the opportunity to learn how you too can help conserve and preserve the archaeology of World War Two, discover top tips about sharing the stories held within museum collections, and have the opportunity to meet with funders and heritage professionals who can help you keep this history alive.
The weekend also see’s the launch of our new Touring Exhibition. This exciting and original display shares the landscape and social history of the 8th US Army Air Force and explores the legacy of their time in the east of England during World War Two.
What’s more, we have a number of fantastic films being shown and you’ll have the opportunity to meet all the region’s aviation museums and organisations in one place at the same time.
You can now BOOK YOUR TICKET for the Saturday at a special early bird rate of £15. Tickets are available from our festival booking partner Eastern Angles. Download the Festival Schedule as a PDF here: EITE Festival Schedule 2016
Saturday 18 June 2016 10 AM – 5:30 PM £15
Saturdays other Events and Activities:
The Launch of 8th in the Easts Touring Exhibition – This exciting and original display shares the landscape and social history of the 8th US Army Air Force and explores the legacy of their time in the east of England during World War Two.
The Museum Marketplace – all the region’s aviation museums and organisations in one place at the same time.
A History Bookshop
Fringe Event: The Ipswich Liberty Run – A 40s themed ale trail around the towns historic pubs in conjunction with CAMRA
A word from CAMRA
“As there is no CAMRA beer festival in Ipswich this year it seemed a particularly good idea to run our first town ale trail and support as many of our remaining local town pubs as possible instead. As a participant of this ale trail you will have 20 days (including three weekends) to visit as many of the participating pubs. When visiting each pub and buying a drink (beer, cider or perry) just present your passport and get a stamp put in the relevant square. Also watch local news and social media for other events being arranged by the participating pubs. The first day is National Beer Day – 15th June – and the first weekend coincides with The Eighth in the East Festival a big event being held at the UCS Waterfront building. This promises to be an exciting event, particularly for local history fans who want to find out more about WW2 life in Ipswich when the Eighth USAAF was based locally. The trail finishes on the 4th July – always a great day to celebrate independent brewed beers! For more details about the local CAMRA branch and other beer festivals and pub events see www.ipswichcamra.co.uk.”
Passports are available from all participating pubs from today.
NOTE: You will become eligible for a REWARD if you complete the trail as follows:
If you get nine stamps in your passport you are eligible for an ale trail pin badge and free entry into a prize draw.
If you get all seventeen stamps in your passport you are eligible for a gold coloured version of pin badge (while stocks last) and free entry into a second prize draw!
Participating Pubs are as follows:
Duke of York
East Town Ale House
Man in the Moon
St Judes Brewery Tavern
Sunday 19 June 2016 (Fathers Day) 10AM- 2 PM FREE
Download the Festival Schedule as a PDF here: EITE Festival Schedule 2016
If you have any questions about our festival events please drop us a line