Thursday September 26th, 2019

Working oak in the Longshed

Come and watch the workers….on 9 October the Longshed will be a hive of activity – even more than usual when the volunteer shipbuilders are hard at work. The Longshed will be open from 10.00-16.00.   Damian Goodburn – a leading expert in medieval oak and shipbuilding – is carrying […]


Sunday September 1st, 2019

Going with the Flow – Tides and the Deben Estuary 16-27 October

Woodbridge Riverside Trust is working with ten partner organisations to celebrate the wonder of tides this autumn. William Thomson, author of the best selling Book of Tides, opens on Wednesday 16 October with an evening talk in the Longshed “Seas the Power”. This is the prelude to nine days of free talks, […]


Thursday August 22nd, 2019

Help create new tales about the River Deben this Bank Holiday

Peppy Barlow and Rosie Walker will be telling old tales and crafting new ones rooted in the banks, tides and landmarks of the River Deben.  Come and join them in the Longshed at 2pm on Friday 23 August, Sunday 25 August, Friday 30 August and Sunday 1 September and contribute […]


Thursday August 8th, 2019

Make Ship Happen – excitement in the Longshed

The first phase of a donation programme that will allow people to sponsor one of more than 3,500 numbered metal rivets for the Sutton Hoo Ship reconstruction in the Longshed was  launched on 7 August.  It is hoped this will raise enough money to contract a master shipwright to oversee […]


Tuesday July 16th, 2019

Sae Wylfing at the British Museum 13 July

Sae Wylfing set off at five o’clock on Saturday morning for pride of place at the opening of the British Museum’s contribution to the Festival of Archaeology. Organised by the British Council of Archaeology, the festival runs from 13 to 28 July across the UK. An unintended detour via Trafalgar […]


Tuesday July 2nd, 2019

Summer holiday storytelling in the Longshed July and August

Stories of rivers, seas and voyages for families in the Longshed over the school holidays. Tickets costing £4.40 for two people (including booking fee) are on sale through WeGotTickets Justine de Mierre will run 6 workshops on Tuesday afternoons in July and August bringing local legends and international tales to […]


Friday June 14th, 2019

Suffolk weekend on and off the water 21-23 June

A fantastic range of events will be on offer in and around the Longshed to celebrate Suffolk weekend.  On Friday and Saturday, entertainment ranging from African Drums to sea shanties a silver band and and a pop-up choir, stories for young and old, craft stalls, opportunities (depending on weather and […]


Tuesday June 4th, 2019

Nature’s Values winning images on show in the Longshed 8-12 June

A photographic competition ‘Nature’s Value’ has been a tremendous success in its first year; the 20 winning images will be exhibited on the John Gibbins Gallery 8-12 June. Over two hundred images were submitted across 4 categories in the competition which was supported by the Suffolk Coasts and Heaths AONB. […]


Saturday May 18th, 2019

Costumes from The King’s River on show in the Longshed 25 May to 3 June

An exhibition of costumes designed by Claire Lyth for the 2017 sell-out production of The King’s River will be on show in The Longshed between May 25 and June 3 from 10am until 4pm daily. Special events during the week include: extracts from a film of the original production, demonstrations and discussions […]


Sunday May 5th, 2019

Launch day for boats built in the Longshed

A fantastic crowd turned out on Saturday 4 May to see the launch of two new boats from the slip at Whisstocks Place. The St Ayles skiff, named Whisstock, and the Hoo Canoo joined Sae Wylfing, visitors from the Coastal Rowing Association in Blakeney and members of the Deben Canoe […]


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