Thurston & Ixworth Feb’19

Thurston WI

Thurston WI are celebrating their 100th birthday this year and have some special happenings throughout
the year. In January we celebrated with fizz in the mugs we decorated at a workshop last year. Our next
meeting is on Thursday 7th February at 7.30pm in Cavendish Hall, when The ‘Men’s Shed’ from Stowmarket are telling us all about what they do.

We are having a Special Thanksgiving Service in St Peters Church on March 7th to commemorate our 100 years at 2pm followed by a Cream Tea in the Cavendish Hall. We welcome you to join us at our meetings, further details Cathy 270926 or Maxine 230842.

Exciting plans announced for enlarged 2019 East Anglian Beer and Cider Festival

West Suffolk and Borders branch of The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) who organise the festivals have
announced their intention to make this year’s event the biggest and best yet.

In 2018 the Bury St Edmunds East Anglian Beer and Cider Festival over the four days received 4200 visitors helping raise nearly £20000 for nominated charities and good causes. 2019 will be the 28th time the event has been held and in recent years the festival has moved from the limited facilities in the old Corn Exchange to the superb facilities at The Apex in the Arc Shopping Center in the lovely market town of Bury St Edmunds.

Free entertainment, more beers, ciders and brewery bars, Pimms & Prosecco bar, festival food meet the brewers and
beer master class, family session with children’s entertainment, free daytime sessions, themed evening sessions,
Saturday evening “after party”, discounted early bird online booking.

Great promotional opportunities for local businesses… why not get involved? We have many different sponsorship
opportunities for trade and other local businesses to participate in the festival. If your brewery, pub or business would like to join the fun please contact Mike on 07792 923007 for more information.