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Wild About Kirkley

Sharing details of Wild About Kirkley, creative get-togethers from Suffolk Artlink.


We welcome you to learn, grow, eat and share through a series of inspiring, social and creative bi-weekly get-togethers centred around Kirkley. From now until March, you can enjoy free activities led by artists, Carrie Phoenix and Kasia Posen, plus guests.

From foraging and tasting to learning about local marine life and growing organic vegetables, you will creatively explore this place you call home alongside your friends and neighbours.


Sessions take place at Kirkley Pantry, Kirkley Church Hall, St. Peter’s Road, Lowestoft, NR33 0LJ

Accessibility information:

Roadside parking is available nearby the venue, the venue is on a hill.

Disabled toilet available inside venue.

The Pantry has gently sloped access to front door, doors are wide enough for wheelchair access.

The Pantry has a garden area, the garden is accessible by wheelchair, a paved garden path wide enough for wheelchair runs through The Pantry garden to the right of the building.

Small step down into garden from venue if accessing garden from inside the venue.

External and internal doors are not automated.

For pictures of outside access see our Kirkley Pantry access page.


Everyone is welcome, no experience is necessary. You can attend as few or as many activities as you like.

Friday December 10th 2021 1pm-4pm


Kirkley Coast Walk & Pebble Carving.

Forager Jon Tyler will lead us on a coastal walk, we will return to Kirkley Pantry for a hot drink and Jon will lead a session in pebble carving.

Tuesday 14th December 1.30pm – 3.30pm


Get creative with Real Veg from Wakelyns.

Learn about soil, growing organic food and the no-dig bed technique.

Tuesday 4th January 2022 1.30pm-3.30pm


Welcome to 2022! Join Carrie and Kasia for a cuppa and cake to welcome the new year in at The Pantry.

Get creative and learn about all the exciting plans we have for the new year!

Tuesday 18th January 2022 1.30pm-3.30pm


Foraging presentation and tasting session with Jon Tyler.

Friday 21st January 2022 1pm-3pm


The Fisheries Stock Monitoring Team Leader from Cefas, Linford Mann, will deliver a presentation about Cefas’ aims and values, a discussion on Kirkley’s marine biodiversity, a practical dissection of local commercial fish, and a demonstration of preserved species obtained from our Research Vessel (RV) Cefas Endeavour. The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) is an executive agency of the United Kingdom government Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

All sessions are free.

Places are limited because of Covid restrictions, please book early.

For more information including access information please contact Kasia Posen:

Email: kasia@suffolkartlink.org.uk

Telephone 01986 873955

A project in partnership with Kirkley Pantry and supported by Suffolk County Council.

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