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    Issue 117 August 2015

    Two amazing weeks of music,

    arts, food, sport, walking and wildlife.Something

    for Everyone!Friday 21st August -

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  • Welcome to Augusts About Thetford

    This months edition is packed full of details of events

    and activities taking place locally throughout the month

    of August. Activities for children, young people and adults

    alike. Also, the end of the month sees the start of the

    Thetfords Great Festival - full details of whats happening

    can be found in the special festival programme delivered

    along with your About Thetford magazine this month.

    A special welcome to the numerous new advertisers that

    are joining us this month - our free community magazine

    would not be possible without the support of advertisers

    so please make sure you support them where possible

    and mention that youve seen their advert in the About

    Thetford magazine.

    Highlights this month include Project 17 detailed on

    page 14 - a fundraising effort launched to celebrate the

    75th anniversary of the RAF Regiment. Page 14 also

    details the VJ Day plans for Thetford taking place on

    the 15th August. Theres also an advance notice of the

    popular Barnham village fete taking place on the 13th

    September and a write-up this month about Link-up

    the talking newspaper on page 23. Community Hero

    for August is David Smith from the Community First

    Responders. Congratulations to him.

    Deadline for September edition is

    the 15th August.

    Best wishes, Terry Jermy (Editor)

    E-mail address for all articles, adverts etc: aboutthetfordmagazine@googlemail.comContact us: 07742157967 Address: 21 Crecy Mews, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 2ZB

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    Publisher; In And About Thetford Ltd, C/o 21 Crecy Mews, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 2ZBWhilst every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of information contained within this magazine, the publishers take no responsibility for the accuracy of statements made by its contributors, in any advertisements or for any loss arising from non-publication of any advertisement. Reproduction of any part of this publication without permission of the publishers is strictly forbidden. The views expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of the publisher

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    Inside this month...Page 4 & 5 - Festival newsPage 7 - Thetford Past & PresentPage 8 & 9 - Childrens sectionPage 10 - Food CourtPage 12 & 39 - Whats on sectionPage 15 - Inheritance tax advice from Lovewell BlakePage 16 - 19 - Environment newsPage 26 & 27 - Health & beautyPage 32 & 33 - Job vacanciesPage 35 - Thetford Library activities throughout AugustPage 40 - CAB Advice on tax creditsPage 42 & 43 - Ancient House Museum special offer - visit for 1!Page 45 - 47 - Sports section

  • THETFORD TOWN COUNCILKings House, King Street, Thetford, Norfolk IP24 2APTel: 01842 754247 Fax: 01842 762567Email: Council Offices Opening Hours: Public counter service available from 9.00a.m. to 4.00p.m. Monday to Friday


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    Thetfords Great Festival 2015This year the Thetfords Great Festival is bigger and better than ever! Running from the 21st August to 6th September, the Festival fortnight programme is packed with something for everyone!

    Last call for budding dames!Launching the festival is the second Thetfords Great Pantomime Dame Pageant which takes place on Friday 21st August at 7.30pm in the Carnegie. A traditional beauty contestwith less than traditional contestants, the Dames will battleit out through three rounds of talent, swimwear and eveningwear before one of them is crowned the winner.The last casting call for budding Dames who wish to take part is 15th August; application forms are available This is a joint venturebetween Thetford Players and Thetford Town Council. Tickets are available for 15.00 from the Festival Box Office and include a buffet and live music; the Carnegie bar will also be open. Please note this is an adult only event.

    Scarecrow CompetitionThe Thetford Gardens and Allotments Club will be holding a scarecrow competition as part of their Annual Show which takes place in Kings House Gardens on Saturday 5th September. The scarecrows can be made from any material but must be based on Alice in Wonderland, with entries no wider than 1m nor taller than 2m. There are 4 classes to enter: primary school age, secondary school age, adults and organisations / companies. Your scarecrow must be brought to the conservatory at Kings House on 19th August between 1.30pm and 3.00pm or 5.00pm to 6.30pm. They will be on display here until the annual show where the results will be announced at 3.30pm during the prize giving. Entry costs just 1.00 and entry forms are available from the Festival Box Office or Completed form must be returned to the Box Office by 15th August dont be late!

    Music Arts Project (MAP) WorkshopsFREE Festival Music Workshops from the Brandon based Music Arts Project (MAP) will take place between Wednesday 26th August to Friday 28th August in Kings House Gardens for ages 7-18yrs.

    Fancy yourself as a DJ? Take the next steps from being a home DJ and learn how to blend tracks together to create soundscapes or instrumentals, as well as how to remix your favourite songs. Music from nothing: Learn about music through playing,with sequencing, sampling, cutting and pasting, using electronica music, a DS and not much else.

    Dames from 2015 strut their stuff

  • THETFORD TOWN COUNCILKings House, King Street, Thetford, Norfolk IP24 2APTel: 01842 754247 Fax: 01842 762567Email: Council Offices Opening Hours: Public counter service available from 9.00a.m. to 4.00p.m. Monday to Friday


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    Samples & Loops: Find out how to add noises from everyday objects and instruments into loops to create your own soundscapes and beats and then learn how to expand these into songs.

    Singing Workshop: Discover how you can stretch your voice and improve your vocal technique well enough to make even a Voice judge spin their chair.

    For more information about the Festival workshops and MAP, visit

    Waterworks: Calling all artists working in water-based 100 of art materials! Part of the Thetford'sGreat Festival, 'Water Works' is an exciting new project by West Suffolk Arts Centre (WSAC). For two weeks its artists will be hosting a series of FREE classesand outdoor painting sessions in water-based mediaat familiar locations around Thetford, culminating in an exhibition at St Peters from the 1st to 6th September. 'Water Works' is open to local artists of all levels of experience who will be aged 16 or over on 20th August 2015 and who have a home postcode within the IP24-IP27 area. Everyone who takes part in the painting sessions around Thetford will be invited to submit up to three paintings to the special 'Water Works' exhibition. On the last day of the exhibition all entries will be judged by a panel and a prize of 100 of art materials awarded to the winning artist plus 25 art shop gift vouchers for the two runners up. West Suffolk Arts Centre is a not-for-profit organisation that has been delivering high quality community arts experiences throughout the East of England for more than a decade. To register for 'Water Works' or for more information please find us on Facebook or e-mail:

    For more details on the above and all other Thetford Great Festival events, please refer to the enclosed Festival Brochure, visit or the Festival Box Office at 20 King Street, Thetford or call 01842 751975. Tickets for all the events can be purchased from the Box Office or via the website.

    If you attend any Thetfords Great