The 8th in the East is thrilled to announce the details of our extra special Festival Weekend.
The event, in partnership with University Campus Suffolk and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, takes place at the prestigious UCS Ipswich Waterfront Building.
Over the weekend of Saturday 18 June and Sunday 19 June there will be a whole host of talks, walks and exhibitions. These events will share with you the history of aviation and our shared heritage with America.
On Saturday 18 June you will be able to hear from leading experts who will share their knowledge with you. Our confirmed speakers will offer something of interest to everyone who shares a passion for this vital period in history.
You will also have the opportunity to learn how you too can help conserve and preserve the archaeology of World War Two, discover top tips about sharing the stories held within museum collections, and have the opportunity to meet with funders and heritage professionals who can help you keep this history alive.
The weekend also see’s the launch of our new Touring Exhibition. This exciting and original display shares the landscape and social history of the 8th US Army Air Force and explores the legacy of their time in the east of England during World War Two.
What’s more, we have a number of fantastic films being shown and you’ll have the opportunity to meet all the region’s aviation museums and organisations in one place at the same time.
You can now BOOK YOUR TICKET from our festival booking partner Eastern Angles for the Saturday at a special early bird rate of £15.
Download the Festival Schedule as a PDF here: EITE Festival Schedule 2016