Join us in a creative journey, to learn about Kirkley’s unique natural environment.
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.
Come prepared to spend some time outdoors. Wear suitable clothing and footwear. The Pantry will be open for facilities, refreshments and hot drinks will be provided.
Sessions take place at Kirkley Pantry, Kirkley Church Hall, St. Peter’s Road, Lowestoft, NR33 0LJ
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.
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).
Tuesday 1st February 1pm – 3pm
Join Carrie & Kasia in designing some sculptures and structures for The Pantry community garden.
Tuesday 8th February 1pm – 3pm
Join us for a fun day in the garden with Real Veg, we will be preparing for planting by filling our planters and making a compost area.
Tuesday 15th February 1pm – 3pm
Artist Carrie Phoenix will lead the group in planting up some seedlings in our prepared beds.
Tuesday 1st March 10.30am – 3.30pm
Eco arts group Willow Phoenix will help us create our sculptures and structures from hazel and willow in the garden.
Tuesday 15th March 10.30am – 3.30pm
Open garden. Today we welcome you to join us in celebrating our community garden and the development work that we have done so far. Come and plant in our no dig and raised beds.
All sessions are free.
Places are limited because of Covid restrictions, please book early.
For more information including access information please contact Kasia Posen:
Telephone 01986 873955
A project in partnership with Kirkley Pantry and supported by Suffolk County Council.