The Eighth In The East Summer Festival – 18/19th June

Festival Weekend 18 & 19 June 2016

We’re thrilled to be able to share with you the full programme for our extra special Festival weekend.
The event, in partnership with University Campus Suffolk and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, takes place 18 & 19 June at the prestigious UCS Ipswich Waterfront.

Tickets for the talks and events on Saturday 18 June are selling fast. They’re available at a early- bird rate of £15.
What’s more, for Father’s day we’ve a fun day of free family events and heritage walks on Sunday 19 June.
Saturday 18 June 2016 10 AM – 7 PM                      £15
Saturdays other Events and Activities:
The Launch of 8th in the East’s 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
History Bookshop
Consultants Corner – Expert advice from some of the countries leading heritage professionals
Sunday 19 June 2016 (Fathers Day)   10AM- 2 PM             FREE
Free Family Fun day. 
Sundays other Events and Activities:
Fringe Event – Ipswich In the 2nd World War (Guided Walk by the Ipswich Tourist Board)
Time: 10.00am (lasts approx. 90 minutes)
Cost: £4.00 per person
Location: Meet in main UCS Waterfront Building Reception
Places should be booked in advance through Ipswich Tourist Information Centre – call 01473 258070, or email for bookings and further information.
Join a Guided Walk, with an Ipswich Tourist Guide, to discover Ipswich in the 2nd World War.
This is a story of Military heroes and conscientious objectors, of air raids and rationing. Discover the huge contribution made by Ipswich Companies to the War effort, American  Servicemen in the town, what cartoonist, Carl Giles did in the War, and our V.E. Night celebrations.
Martlesham Heath Airfield Walk.
Time: 3.00pm (lasts approx. 2 hours)
Cost: FREE
Location: Meet at the Martlesham Heath Control Tower Museum, situated at the rear of Parkers Place (off Eagle Way), Martlesham Heath, IP5 3UX. No booking necessary.
Join Community Archaeologist Martin Cuthbert, from the ‘8th in the East’ project, for a walk through the historic airfield at Martlesham Heath, home to the 356th Fighter Group of the 8th USAAF during World War Two.
If you’re interested in landscape history, airfield archaeology, or just fancy the chance to have a walk in the unique urban landscape of this WW2 airfield, then this walk is for you.
Martlesham Heath Control Tower Museum will be open prior to the walk for visitors from 2-5pm.
Distance – 3½ miles.               Terrain – Easy.          Cost – Free.
For further information contact the team.

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