Arthur Ransome Evaluation Event

Date: 11 January 2018
Time: 18:00
- 20:30
Location: , IP9 2AB

This Event is an opportunity to celebrate the year long Arthur Ransome Festival in 2017 across the Shotley Peninsula.

You'll hear how members of the Shotley Peninsula Tourism Action Group worked together to develop the activities and projects, and see what impact these had. Understand how they also engaged and collaborated with other partners to secure the promotion, marketing and funding for the programme.

This Event is also an opportunity to find out what their future plans are, share good practice and for local businesses to network.  Places are limited therefore if you would like to attend please book your place via Eventbrite -

The Tourism Action Group is open to all local businesses and organisation who are interested in developing the tourism offer for the Shotley Peninsula.

Arthur Ransome Evaluation Event

The Cookhouse – Suffolk Food Hall

Thursday 11th January 2018


6pm Arrival - Refreshments – Networking

Performance of Shanties on the Shore musical score by Ipswich High School

6.30 Introduction from SPTAG Chair (5 mins) - Oliver Paul – Suffolk Food Hall

Why and How the SPTAG came about (5 mins) - Tracey Brinkley – Visitor EconomyDevelopment Officer – Babergh and Mid Suffolk DC

Promotion and Marketing Partnerships – All About Ipswich/Visit Suffolk working together

(5 mins)

Why the SPTAG chose the opportunity to celebrate Arthur Ransome (5 mins) – Oliver Paul

Arthur Ransome Programme of events and source of Funding (5 mins) -Kate Lowe – Communities Officer, Babergh and Mid Suffolk DC

7.00 Case Studies –

  • Gary Richens – Shotley Open Spaces (5 mins)
  • Anthony Cullen – Pin Mill Studio (5 mins)
  • Peter Willis – Nancy Blackett (5 mins)
  • Mick Leverett & Nigel Holmes – Neptune (5 mins)
  • Mark Lewis – Shearwater Sailing (5 mins)
  • Sally Seeley – We are Drab
  • Kate Lowe and Zoey Banthorpe – Communities Officer – Babergh and Mid Suffolk DC

 7.30 The Arthur Ransome Evaluation Film (15 mins) - Paul Press Offshoot Foundation

7.45 Questions & Answers Panel (15 mins)

8.00 Future Plans

  • Shotley Pier – Sally Chicken (10 mins)
  • Harwich Harbour Project – developing projects around WW1 and Maritime History
  • 2018 Shotley Guide – Cathy Shelbourne
  • Collaboration with AAI and other DMO’s/VS on under 35’s Campaign

 8.30 Close – Oliver Paul

Events Calendar

January 2018