Posted: Wednesday 19th October 2016

Sunday 30th October 2016 11am to 5pm All events FREE except a modest fiver for the last film

11.00am Doors open

Meander around Suffolk’s Seasonal food stalls including Hodmedods pulses, Anglian Organic’s seasonal fruit and veg, St Jude’s cheese, Venison and Game pies, Hattens Farm Nurseries Apple and Fruit trees. Bring any apple you don’t know the name of for Eddie Krutysza to identify. The Cut Café is open, offering coffee and Apple cake, freshly pressed Suffolk apple juice, pumpkin soup, slow roast pork rolls and more.

11.30am FILM: East of Ipswich (72 mins)

Written by Michael Palin, East of Ipswich was a 1987 BBC Television drama based on his own memories of holidays in sleepy English coastal towns in the 1950s. You may recognise the local scenes –Walberswick and Southwold particularly – along with Richard’s 17 year old disgruntled rebellion, until a holiday romance and a racy Dutch girl, turns the tide.

Noon Workshop for Children: Apple Printing

Local artist Kasia Posen brings new life to this ever popular childhood craft.

1.00pm Suffolk Poet: Most Easterly Poems

Born in Lowestoft, Dean Parkin is a Suffolk-built freelance poet who happily never escaped the Waveney Valley. In the first of two sessions this afternoon, he'll be sharing poems and stories about the places we call home and will also discuss his latest Halesworth Roots project.

1.30pm The Kitchen Band

Local songs and music.

2.00pm Suffolk Poet: on Film (30 mins)

Dean Parkin tells the story behind The Man in the Blue Overalls – the short poem film he
created with Nathan Berry about a farmer from Carlton Colville – and shares other tales
celebrating life in our ‘far east’ county and the ‘farout’ people who live here.

3.00pm Rumburgh Shanti Crew

Songs of the sea and land.

4 .00pm FILM: With Love From Suffolk (60 mins) £5

8 short romantic tales set entirely within the county, including a Southwold resident, torn between a beautiful jogger and his canine best pal, a jack-the-lad on a romantic walk through Ipswich and a shy florist’s whose life is turned upside down by an unexpected compliment. A funny and tender exploration of relationships and also a love letter to our marvellous county. Throughout the day – Halesworth Roots Come along and share your Suffolk stories about where you live and why – guided by some gentle questions from Dean Parkin, filmed by Nathan Berry, for their latest film project.