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Top Tips for a Tip -Top CV

Applying for a job? Stand out from the crowd with CV to impressIf you are applying for a job in Ipswich, writing a good CV can be one of the toughest challenges of job hunting. If...


Choosing the Right University For You

Planning to go to University - Things to ConsiderWith over 38,000 degree courses on offer in the UK, deciding which course you wish to study, and at which university, is a challenge...


Ipswich Town & Waterfront Blog Articles


Wind River - Ipswich Film Theatre

Looking for something different? A story line that is so interesting that you can’t take your eyes off the screen? This is most certainly the film for you! Ipswich Film Theatre...


Taking a Walk with Giles - A Review

Ipswich Guided Walks - Taking a Walk with Giles On a late September afternoon, tour guide Elaine Everitt took walkers on a guided tour around central Ipswich, to visit locations...


Cultural Champions on Show in Exhibition

An exhibition of 10 new artworks opens next week at Ipswich's Tourist Information Centre in St Stephen’s Church.The works were created by multi-disciplinary Suffolk artist...


‘7 Days’ by Rolando Colla - A Film Review

Hollywood doesn’t have the monopoly on romantic movies and this charming film from Swiss director Rolando Colla proves there are fresh ways to explore the themes of love and...

Posted on 18/09/2017

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Behind the lens

Getting out and about with your camera, inside Ipswich Institute - An interview with Photography tutor Keith LockeAfter previously meeting with manager Hugh to find out more about...


Events, Activities and Group Outings For Everyone

Discovering what goes on behind closed doors with Hugh Pierce, General Manager, Ipswich Institute‘An old establishment with a modern outlook and a relevant place in today’s...


25 YEARS cruising with LADY FLORENCE from ORFORD

They downsized from their country home in Bedfordshire to release capital to buy the business, and move to a small property in Orford. It was very much a hands-on business with John...

Posted on 09/08/2017

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My Cousin Rachel | Ipswich Film Theatre

Ipswich film theatre is a gem in the town’s arts and culture scene. Showing a mix of mainstream and independent films it offers a unique and much more personal experience than...


Maestro - Pulse Festival Ipswich 2017

Keiron Hodgson - welcome to Ipswich! And welcome to Pulse Festival Ipswich 2017And it was Keiron who welcomed the first group of attendees to the packed theatre for the first...

Posted on 03/06/2017

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New Wolsey Theatre to Help Boost Arts Economy

The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich are delighted to announce that they will be leading a major new economic development initiative, funded by the Art’s Council England’s Creative...

Posted on 01/06/2017

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Ipswich Businesses Recognised

What is dementia?Most people have heard of dementia, but aren't quite sure what exactly it is. As a general explanation, dementia is a progressive disease that affects the brain,...


Songs of the Isles - Ipswich Chamber Choir

St Andrew's Church, Rushmere27th May 2017Being a 90 minute interval-less performance, the audience was invited to come and go during the latest concert by the Ipswich Chamber...


Sizzling Summer Dance Activities

National Youth Dance Company Workshop              Thu 1 June | 2pm-6pmBallet Black Triple bill featuring Red Riding Hood      Fri...


Our Man in Havana - A Theatre Review

The New Wolsey Theatre have put on a thrilling production adapted by Clive Francis from Graham Greene’s novel Our Man in Havana that truly exceeded expectations.Set in Cuba...


Not: Lady Chatterley’s Lover - Red Rose Chain

Not: Lady Chatterley’s Lover is comic retelling of the saucy original, adapted for the theatre.Following the story-line of Lady Chatterley’s Lover, but with some twists...

Posted on 21/05/2017

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University of Suffolk unveils new graduation gowns

Designs for the University of Suffolk graduation gowns have been unveiled.This autumn marks the first time students will be graduating with University of Suffolk awards since the institution...

Posted on 21/05/2017

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Bring On The Bollywood - A Theatre Review

Bring On The Bollywood is directed by Samir Bhamra, its set was designed by Richard Evans and the lighting was by Pete Bragg. The show was composed by Devesh Sodha and the lyrics for...


Company Chameleon - A Dance Review

After travelling for the past 10 years, Company Chameleon’s dynamic blend of dance has been very well rehearsed. The performance began with a short piece – ‘words...


Ipswich charity launches Garden for Older People

Ipswich-based charity ActivLives is launching its Garden for Older People on Thursday 18th May, during Dementia Awareness Week.The garden, at ActivLives Chantry Walled Garden, is the...

Posted on 12/05/2017

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National BBQ Week

Now that the weather is getting a bit better (hopefully that won’t jinx it!), it’s time to do something that all us Brits do as soon as we see the sun – get out the...


Solo Race Attempt Across North Pacific

Suffolk technology company sponsors local woman who hopes to become the 1st woman to row solo across the North PacificIpswich-based technology company, two10degrees, are sponsoring...

Posted on 09/05/2017

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Imbalance - A Review

Presented by Turtle Key Arts & Joli VyannIn a statement of simplicity, Imbalance aimed to explore the intimate relationships we all have with technology. Through dance and circus...


Northanger Abbey - A Theatre Review

At Ipswich’s New Wolsey Theatre, on May 2nd, the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds Production of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey commenced its week’s run. Having recently...


Silk Road: A Dance Review

Silk Road: Jose AgudoDanceEast: Friday 28th April 2017Silk Road, performed by Jose Agudo and guest performer Mavin Khoo who joined in the second half, was an accomplished binding of...

Posted on 30/04/2017

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The Wedding by Gecko - A Review

Gecko: The Wedding21st April 2017 New Wolsey TheatreThis is the second time I have seen Gecko Theatre company, having watched their production ‘The Time of Your Life’ as...

Posted on 24/04/2017

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How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found

By Fin KennedyDirected by Rob SalmonThere was a lot going on in Ipswich yesterday evening, with events on at a number of venues. We had tickets to attend How to Disappear Completely...


Backstage Tour

Ever wondered what it's like behind the stage of the New Wolsey Theatre? Jessica Khrishan spills the beans ...Last weekend I visited the New Wolsey for a very exciting tour. Having...


The Red Rose Chain and the Community

Independent Theatre Organisation in the heart of the communityThe Red Rose Chain is a very dynamic and award winning theatre company based right here in Suffolk. Entirely self-sustaining,...


An Interview At The Avenue Theatre with Joanna Carrick

A visit to the Avenue and what's ahead for the Theatre in the ForestRed Rose Chain is a very dynamic and award winning theatre company based right here in Suffolk. Entirely self-sustaining,...

Posted on 12/04/2017

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Getting to Know You

Red Rose Chain, dynamic and award winning theatre companyEntirely self-sustaining, Red Rose Chain is an independent theatre company that produces original material working with hard-to-reach...

Posted on 12/04/2017

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Arrows aces to clash at darts night in Ipswich

World number one and World Champion Michael van Gerwen will meet one of his closest rivals at a special night of darts action at the Ipswich Corn Exchange on Friday 8th December.Van...

Posted on 07/04/2017

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Suffolk Sounds

A New Look Music Festival For The Local AreaInspired by “Martlesham Music on The Green” & “Kesgrave Music Day” Preparations for the first SUFFOLK SOUNDS...

Posted on 31/03/2017

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New Wolsey Theatre - Autumn Season 2017

The New Wolsey Theatre has today announced their Autumn season for 2017.· Two New Wolsey Theatre Productions – THE LADYKILLERS and new punk musical OXY & THE MORONS·...


Getting Dressed - DanceEast

Presented by: Second Hand DanceAs parents of young children will know, the morning ritual of trying to get children dressed and ready on time is simply that … trying! Although...

Posted on 18/03/2017

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Worst Wedding Ever - A Theatre Review

You're invited to join Scott's and Rachel's at their wedding RSVP now.  This week saw the start of the Worst Wedding Ever at the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich. I was fortunate...

Posted on 04/03/2017

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Arrive In Style - Wedding Cars & Limousines

If you’re planning a wedding then the transport of your guests between the venues, and of the bridal party particularly, will certainly be one of the many things you’ll have to...


The Misfit Analysis - A Theatre Review

The Misfit Analysis – The New Wolsey StudioPresented by: Cian Binchy and Access All AreasFor all us Neurotypicals (Non-Autistics) out there, you should have come and educated yourself...


3 Stories from Radio 4 - A Theatre Review

On the 23rd of February, I attended ‘3 Stories from Radio 4’ at the New Wolsey Studio. Having never been to the studio, I was nervous, but once a friendly face greeted me at the...


Letters to Windsor House - A Review

Letters to Windsor House was presented by the very talented Sh!t Theatre Company.The play is based on the lives of two actresses/roommates, Louise Mothersole and Rebecca Biscuit.Louise...


Mr Darcy Loses The Plot

Mr Darcy Loses The Plot, Presented by LipService New Wolsey Theatre 20th - 22nd February 2017Monday evening at the theatre, yep, you heard it, Monday evening at the theatre....


National Pi Day

Pi or pie? Or on 14th March maybe you could combine the two and celebrate National Pi Day with some pie!Pi Day falls on March 14th around the world – chosen because of the first...


George Debman Celebrates National Butchers' Week

National Butchers' Week is an annual event, and is aimed at reminding people of the importance of the local butcher to the community it serves. Your local butcher offers quality,...

Posted on 16/02/2017

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Open Boat Weekend

Come on down to Ipswich Waterfront the weekend of the 1st and 2nd April and be part of the Open Boat weekend.The crews of the Sailing Barge Victor, Allen Gardiner and Orwell Lady invite...


The Top Restaurants in Ipswich This Spring

With such an extensive variety of cuisines to choose from here in Ipswich, it’s time we narrowed it down for you to help you find the top restaurants in Ipswich this Spring. Whether...


Half Term Activities in Ipswich

Keep the kids busy next week! Free activities and the Suffolk Show!Entertaining the kids at half term doesn’t mean spending lots of money on activities and days out. There are...


Casson and Friends present – Night at the Theatre

Casson and Friends present – Night at the TheatreSaturday 4th February 2017 4.30pmJerwood DancehouseCasson and Friends promised us an afternoon of dance, imaginative storytelling...

Posted on 05/02/2017

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Black Is The Colour Of My Voice

Black is the colour of my voice, Presented by James SeabrightNew Wolsey Theatre‘Black is the Colour of My Voice’ is that hour and ten minute play that follows the story...


Tourism survey launched

Launch of the Tourism and Leisure Business Survey by chartered accountants and business advisers Larking GowenAll businesses in the tourism and leisure sector including restaurants,...

Posted on 27/01/2017

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National Nest Box Week

National Nest Box Week, taking place between 14th and 21st February annually, intends to make people aware of the importance of the conservation of nesting wildlife and invites you...


Great East Run

2017 will see the inaugural staging of the Great East Run in Ipswich. Together with our partners Suffolk County Council, Ipswich Borough Council and Ipswich Jaffa Running Club we’ll...


British Yorkshire Pudding Day

This year, falling on Sunday 5th February 2017, British Yorkshire Pudding Day celebrates an everlasting love of the simple yet delicious, timeless British staple - Yorkshire puddings.A...


National Storytelling Week

A celebration of the time-old tradition of the spoken wordHeld between 28th January and 4th February, National Storytelling Week invites you to experience the wonder of reading or...


Global Belly Laugh Day

A smile and a laugh is universal. It is the same in every language and a natural reaction to happiness! Global Belly Laugh day is an annual acknowledgement of the joys of laughter...


National Winnie the Pooh Day

Celebrated on world renowned author A. A. Milne’s birthday, 18th January marks National Winnie the Pooh Day. The characters in the stories, brought to life in the 1920s, were...


Christmas Hamper Competition 2016

Thank you to everyone who entered our Christmas Hamper competition.Special thanks to the local independent businesses who gave prizes to say thank you for your support as customers...


Pinocchio - DanceEast

Jasmin Vardimon - PinocchioDanceEast - 14th to 18th DecemberJasmin Vardimon  adapts this tale as old as time into something modern and exciting. The complex yet still easy to...


Treasure Island - Red Rose Chain

This was my first visit to see a Red Rose Chain production, and I was excited to see this production at their Avenue Theatre in Gippeswyk Avenue in Ipswich.Upon arrival at the Red...


Stoat Hall - Eastern Angles Theatre

Think Monty Python meets BlackAdder meets Faulty Tower, and you have a good initial grasp of the concept of Stoat Hall, the latest production from the team at Eastern Angles Theatre...


Arrival - Ipswich Film Theatre

Directed by Denis VilleneuveScreenplay Eric HeissererOn the 2nd of December, I attended Ipswich Theatre Company’s first screening of ‘Arrival’. Prior to watching the film, I...


Nocturnal Animals - Ipswich Film Theatre

On the 25th of November, I attended Ipswich Theatre Company’s first screening of ‘Nocturnal Animals’, a Fade to Black Production. I had never watched a film there before. The...


Disappearing Acts - DanceEast

Disappearing Acts -Yael Flexer25th November 2016 - DanceEastLed into a studio, the audience take seats on stools arranged in an intimate circle around a small performance area.It is...


The Light Between Oceans – Ipswich Film Theatre

Directed by Derek CianfranceProduced by DreamworksFriday night I went to see the adaptation of M. L. Stedman’s book “The light between oceans” at the Ipswich Film Theatre.This...


After Love - Ipswich Film Theatre

Directed by Joachim LafosseProduced by Jacques-Henri Bronckart, Olivier Bronckart  On the evening of Friday 18th November, Ipswich Film Theatre revealed their first screening...


The Wipers Times - New Wolsey Theatre

War is serious stuff, so say the staff sat behind their desks warm and dry, and away from the action. War is serious stuff for those at the front line, but humour, comradery and...


Pride & Prejudice - New Wolsey Theatre

So, how many characters are there in Pride & Prejudice, do you know? Well, there's Elizabeth, Jane and their three sisters, their parents, and their aunt and uncle. Significant...

Posted on 01/11/2016

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Ipswich Arts Centre

By bringing back to life the redundant historical medieval church of St Clement; by reconstructing it as a vibrant 21st century performance space; we aspire to build a contemporary...

Posted on 22/10/2016

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Night Must Fall - New Wolsey Theatre

As sure as night follows day, death follows life.Dan, someone no-one would want to meet in real life. An excellent character portrayal by Will Featherstone, Dan is the Bell Boy who...


Jazz at the Movies - St Peter's by the Waterfront

Jazz at the Movies, held at St. Peter’s by the Waterfront was an evening of excellent music and ambiance, and pure entertainment. The ensemble was made up of four exceptionally talented...


Let's Make Ipswich Dementia Friendly

Working together to make Ipswich Dementia Friendly - Will You Make the Pledge?Local businesses join together and encourage Ipswich to take the first step in becoming dementia friendly.The...

Posted on 07/10/2016

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Ipswich walking for a world without dementia

Ipswich is walking for a world without dementia on 8th October 2016  A 10-mile Memory Walk to raise money for dementia research, sufferers and their carers has been organised...


Ipswich - A Dementia Friendly Community

That's the aim - Ipswich is working to become a Dementia Friendly Community.The Ipswich Dementia Action Alliance (IDAA) has been set up to support Ipswich is supporting those living...


Changing Faces, Hidden Lives

Changing Faces, Hidden Lives is the latest play by Suzanne Hawkes, and presented by Black & White Productions. The story is set across multiple times in history, all of which are...


Home by Frozen Light - A Review

The theatre production of Home will make you not want to go home as it will leave you wanting more!On the 22nd September 2016 I was invited by Frozen Light to watch their performance...

Posted on 22/09/2016

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All Or Nothing - A Review

It's a freaky kind of September. At a time when the nights should be drawing in and we reach for the woollies long hidden behind the light summer clothes, the country has experienced...


The Edge - A New Wolsey Theatre Review

The Edge, Presented by Transport with the New Wolsey Theatre AssociatesDevised and directed by Douglas Rintoul, designed by James ButtonSet in the near future, The Edge is a captivating...


Autumn in Ipswich - Things To Do

This Autumn season there is a whole range of things to do in IpswichAs the nights draw in, leaves fall and kids gear up for Halloween trick or treating it’s time for this year’s...


An Audience with Diane Abbott

An audience with Diane Abbott, New Wolsey TheatreDiane Abbott, notably the first black women ever elected into the British parliament stood before an audience on Thursday night at...


Duke's Comedy Club - A Comedy Review

Duke's Comedy Club - Laughs All RoundThe Duke's Comedy Club was the first ever live comedy show I have ever been to and to be perfectly honest it was one of the best nights out I have...


Disappearance of Dorothy Lawrence

A  review of Disappearance of Dorothy Lawrence, showing at New Wolsey TheatrePresented by Vital Xposure, written by Julie McNamara, directed by Paulette Randall, designed by Libby...


Firework Displays in Ipswich

Check out the best firework displays in Ipswich and surrounding areas for this year's Bonfire Night CelebrationsWhat is Bonfire / Guy Fawkes Night?Guy Fawkes Night originates...


Guided Walks of Ipswich

Ever wondered what it is like to go on a Guided Walks of Ipswich? Read on to find out ...From the leafy courtyard of the Tourist Information Centre a few people began a guided tour...


A Midsummer Night’s Dream - A Review

Theatre comes alive in the forest ...Young or old(er), theatre in the forest is an event that has ageless appeal. We sent along 19 year old Brendan and his partner, and Ivy Haddon-Silver...


Ipswich's Parks Receive National Award

13 Green Flags – that’s lucky for Ipswich!Two Ipswich parks have been awarded coveted Green Flags – Christchurch Park for the eighth time, while the newly restored Holywells...

Posted on 09/09/2016

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A Midsummer Night's Dream - Theatre in The Forest

A story where everything seems to be going wrong, and how things were put right.The story of A Midsummer Night's Dream takes place in 
Athens, 
Greece 
- or in this case, in...


What is In Store at Ipswich Transport Museum?

Lots in store when you visit Ipswich Transport MuseumIpswich Transport Museum's second 'What's in Store?' day takes place on Sunday 12th July.The special event allows visitors to see...

Posted on 09/09/2016

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Christchurch Park, Past and Present

Christchurch Park from the 12th century was originally the site of the Augustinian Priory of the Holy Trinity. During Henry VIII’s Dissolution of the Monasteries the estates were...

Posted on 09/09/2016

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Ip-art Festival - Don't Miss A Minute Of It!

Ip-art Festival, bringing you four fantastic weekends of summer funYou know that summer has arrived when it's ip-art, Ipswich's annual arts festival, which brings together a celebration...


London Road - A Review

London Road, a film about the community of IpswichI can only imagine the pitch to the makers of this film and the stage play it was based on going a little something like this:“Hey,...

Posted on 09/09/2016

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The Big Chinwag

Join in with The Big ChinwagWe all know what it’s like to feel lonely but imagine being completely alone every single day. In Suffolk more than 15,000 older people say they go a...


I, Malvolio - comic theatrical genius

So it is the final day of Pulse15 Ipswich and the past ten days have flown-by…I have been mesmerised by the “Barely Methodical Troupe” with Bromance on the opening...


Jazz At The Movies - A Review

My head is still spinning from a fantastic evening at St Peter's by the Waterfront. It was quite literally packed to the rafters, and great atmosphere among the audience too.Right...


The Forest - A Theatre Review

A theatre review of The Forest, showing at the New Wolsey Theatre.The Forest performed by members of the Frozen Light theatre group at Ipswich’s HEG New Wolsey Theatre venue was...


The Business of Murder - A Theatre Review

Middle Ground Theatre Company presents The Business of Murder, written by Richard Harris and directed by Michael LunneyA psychological crime thriller in two acts with a cast of three,...


Guided Walks Around Ipswich

Guided walks with reflections on Ipswich’s Past, Present and FutureThe Ipswich Guided Walks season has just begun with a programme of new titles and even more information and...

Posted on 09/09/2016

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Pulse 2015 Opening Night

Where were you? I mean it, seriously where were you? If you weren't there amongst the packed audience, then you missed an amazing opening night of Pulse 2015.Before the show started,...


Ipswich Beer Festival

CAMRA are hosting this year's family friendly Ipswich Beer Festival on the practice pitch at Ipswich Town Football Club.The Ipswich Beer Festival runs from Thursday 11th to Saturday...


The Spalding Suite | A Theatre Review

Physical theatre combined with beatbox and basketballI nearly missed the opportunity to see The Spalding Suite, presented by Fuel, conceived and written by Inua Ellams and directed...

Posted on 09/09/2016

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The Green Children - A Theatre Review

Aimed at 13-21 year-olds with complex and multiple difficulties, this show is a coming of age story based on the Suffolk myth The Green Children of Woolpit. Rose (Rachael McCormick)...

Posted on 09/09/2016

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The Red Shoes - A Theatre Review

‘The Red Shoes’ is instantly intriguing, as the audience walks into the performance space, they notice a set of cube shelves stacked up, nearly covering half of the back...


Idiot-Syncrasy - A Dance Review

Igor and Moreno are two London-based dance artists, passionate about the moving body and the immediacy of action as a vehicle for meaning, ideas and desires. This is how they were...

Posted on 09/09/2016

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An Evening with Pulse

And it most certainly was an evening with pulse. #Pulse15 to be precise.It was day 6 of the 10 day festival and we were booked in for a full evening of events that took us from the...


The Ted Bundy Project - A Theatre Review

Pulse 2015  brings gore and horror - The Ted Bundy ProjectWhat is it about morbid curiosity? What is it about something so horrid that we can't resist, that we reach for more...


Chalk/Of Land and Tongue - A Review

Chalk, and Of Land & Tongue, two separate and opposing performances, both in terms of substance and realisation.Chalk, a mainly solo performance by Theo Clinkard (supported by...

Posted on 09/09/2016

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Shattered - A Theatre Review

Shattered is a cyber-bullying awareness piece aimed at nine to twelve-year-olds, written by Joanna Carrick and based on The Snow Queen. The two characters in the performance are twelve-year-old...


Feed The Beast - A Theatre Review

Politicians: Political Correctness, Political Mayhem and The PressThe New Wolsey Theatre opened its doors this week to Feed The Beast, a co-production with Birmingham Repertory Theatre,...


World Factory - A Theatre Review

World Factory is not like a normal play - as you walked in, there were around 20-30 tables with 4 plastic work chairs around each table. The tables were labelled with the letter you...


The Crucible - A Theatre Review

The Crucible, originally written by Arthur Miller, directed by Rob Salmon and currently showing at the New Wolsey Studio is a play all about the strong presence of witchcraft and supernatural...


Blood Wedding | A Theatre Review

An adaptation of the play by Federico Garcia Lorca of the same name this performance is certainly a work of art to be admired.The captivating tale centred on the marriage of young...


The Secret Adversary - A Theatre Review

The Secret Adversary, written by the fantastic Agatha Christie and adapted/directed by Sarah Punshon,  is an interesting detective story set in the roaring 1920s all about...


One Big Diversity Lunch

The One Big Diversity Lunch is being held at Quayside Nursery on Sunday 7th June between 10-3pm - and you're all invited!The Big Lunch is an event held in partnership with the Eden...

Posted on 09/09/2016

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The History Boys - A Review

The scene for this play is a  school classroom from the 1990s. Centre stage are stackable desks and chairs which are laid out in rows with the teacher’s desk up front. There...


Stand By For Tape Back-Up - A Review

Standby for tape back-up” is a show written and performed by Ross Sutherland. It is the story of Ross and a video tape he found that used to belong to his grandfather before he passed...


So It Goes - A Theatre Review

“So It Goes” is a modern play about the death of Hannah’s (the main character) father.We are taken on a journey through the last years of his and Hannah’s life. This is...


Easter Fun in Association with Families Suffolk Magazine

Ideas to help keep the children entertained during the Easter holidays from our friends at Families Suffolk Magazine:Alton Water Sports CentreAlton Water Sports Centre is based at...


All My Sons - A Theatre Review

All My Sons, currently showing at The New Wolsey Theatre, is a show about love, greed and the past, directed by Michael Buffong. As the show progresses and secrets come to light, the...


Sign of The Times - A Theatre Review

As a father of two boys now 18 and 22 I understand only too well how my view of the world is very different to theirs. I know that this is the way it is meant to be, but it doesn't...


Secret Diaries – Art with a Heart - A Theatre Review

Hayley is a girl in high school, trying to find who she is and who her friends are. She does not know if she is gay or not, but she is put through a lot of stress. To cope she creates...


The Mist in The Mirror - A Theatre Review

Shivers down your spine ....I attended the first evening performance of The Mist in the Mirror last night, Tuesday 3rd March.  The show is running until Saturday...


The Three Lions - A Theatre Review

Comedy Genius ....The Three Lions, currently showing at the New Wolsey Theatre and directed by Philip Wilson, is a hilariously genius show about what "really happened" in a hotel room...


Half Baked - A Theatre Review

This is a play written and performed by youth group, Young Theatre Makers. The plot concerns six young adults on their last day at their job in the independent bakery they work at...


Ipswich Jazz Festival

A weekend of great musical events is planned for the next Ipswich Jazz Festival to be held from Friday 23rd June to Sunday 25th June. Tickets are now on sale for most events.Starting...

Posted on 07/09/2016

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The Picture of Doreen Gray - A Theatre Review

The Picture of Doreen Gray, performed by the award winning LipService Theatre at Ipswich’s New Wolsey Theatre was a truly delightful and charming experience.Based very loosely on...


Away From Home - A Theatre Review

'...flipping the traditional theatre experience on its head'Away From Home is a brave and skilfully handled story, combining serious issues of homosexuality and the football culture...


Make February Half Term a Learning Holiday in Suffolk

We’ve all been bombarded with adverts throughout the last month promoting holidays….Cruises, all inclusive packages, Disneyland, the options are vast & so very often are the...


Progress - A Theatre Review

'There is a jollity to be found outside London'Progress is a play written and directed by Joanna Carrick about the visit of Queen Elizabeth I to Ipswich in 1561, and is the first...


Frequently Asked Questions - A New Wolsey Theatre Review

Your 10 Step Guide to Adult Life ...New Wolsey Young Associates are back with a fantastic show, Frequently Asked Questions – A 10 step guide to adult life, directed by Rob Salmon...


Arthur Millar Tour Comes To Town

New Wolsey Theatre starts the 2015 Spring season with the Arthur Miller TourThe New Wolsey Theatre and Talawa Theatre Company are co-producing a new tour of Arthur Miller’s All...


Ipswich starts the year by Trading for Good

Promote your social value and win more business.As 2015 kicks off, we're pleased to say that the business community of Ipswich is coming together to demonstrate its commitment...

Posted on 07/09/2016

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Butterflies - A Dance Performance Review

An enchanting technological metamorphosis of dance, colour and soundButterflies by Compagnia TPO is a delightful production for families and young children. This 45 minute production...

Posted on 07/09/2016

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Ipswich Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days, discover Ipswich's hidden gems and stories of times gone by.The Ipswich Heritage Open Days provides the public with a unique opportunity to go behind the closed...


Top funk band Primo Nelson to play Ipswich Library

Ipswich Library will be the unlikely setting of one of the town’s funkiest music events of the year on November 12th when 12 piece funk band Primo Nelson will be performing at the...

Posted on 07/09/2016

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Beauty & The Beast - A Theatre Review

Beauty and the Beast, currently showing at The New Wolsey Theatre is a fantastic panto that makes you want to join the cast on stage and jive along with them. Written by Peter Rowe...


Christmas in Ipswich

We are looking forward to an Ipswich Christmas, there is so much to see and do at this festive time of year, here are some of the highlights for Ipswich 2015Christmas Pantos in IpswichIpswich...


Christmas Shopping In Ipswich - Buy (And Save) Local

Think Local & Independent When Shopping This ChristmasI see the annual war has resumed – not Syria or Libya this time, I mean the battle of the supermarket Christmas adverts....

Posted on 06/09/2016

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Great East Swim

This is the perfect challenge for swimmers of all abilities from the first timer to the budding Olympian there are distances from ½ mile, 1 mile, 2 mile, 5K or 10K courses The most...

Posted on 06/09/2016

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Ipswich Maritime Festival

Ipswich Maritime Festival takes place the weekend of 19th and 20th August 2017.Put it in your diary, and get ready for a full weekend of activities as we celebrate our maritime history.The...


#GivingTuesday comes to Ipswich

What is #GivingTuesday?#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving. On #GivingTuesday we’re asking everyone to come together to show the world why it’s good to give. Whether it’s...

Posted on 06/09/2016

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A Farewell To Arms - A Theatre Review

A Farewell To Arms, written and directed by Andrew Quick and Pete Brooks, is a romantic tale set in 1918 Italy about a love that blossoms between nurse Catherine Barkley (Laura Atherton)...


This Is My Family - A Theatre Review

From the creator of “Calendar Girls”, Tim Firth has produced a wonderful musical, showing the troubles from being part of a family, but also that a family’s connection is powerful.The...


#reasonstovisitIpswich - Ipswich Waterfront

I had been visiting Ipswich for a couple of years before I realised it actually had a waterfront, it is a real hidden gem and only a five minute walk from the town centre. A recent...

Posted on 06/09/2016

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Shakespeare Schools Festival

The UK’s largest Youth Drama Festival returns to the Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich on Wednesday 5 & Thursday 6 November at 7.00pm. Working with over...

Posted on 06/09/2016

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Sander and Bowers: Spill Festival - A Review

Animate Objects in Sonic Action by Sander and Bowers is just one of 100 events that is planned as part of the SPILL Festival of Performance, which takes place between 29th October...

Posted on 06/09/2016

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Autumn in Ipswich

Tales from the banks of the river Orwell Ipswich an area of outstanding natural beauty, a place where on an autumn afternoon you really wouldn't want to be anywhere else in the...

Posted on 06/09/2016

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Sweet Baby James - A Music Review

Brian Dales and Jon Chamberlain are the talented duo who entertained a packed Ste Peter's by the Waterfront yesterday evening.  The Heritage Centre and restored medieval church...


Four Knights in Knaresborough - A Theatre Review

Once again the Wolsey Studio stages an innovative, fresh and powerful production full of energy, fun - and history combined!The New Wolsey Young Company, headed up by Director Rob...


Centenary Remembrance Services 2014

Remembering those who served, and those who gave their lives for a future of peace.Saturday 25th October: Noon. Town Hall steps. The Mayor, Bill Quinton, will launch the 2014...

Posted on 06/09/2016

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East Anglian Student Film Festival

On the 10th of October, Suffolk One hosted the East Anglian Student Film Festival. With a collection of eager and passionate students coming from Stoke High...

Posted on 06/09/2016

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Three Men in a Boat - A Theatre Review

Last night we attended the New Wolsey Theatre for Craig Gilbert’s adaptation of Jerome K. Jerome’s novel, Three Men in a Boat. The show is essentially a comedy about three friends...


Park, performed by the Jasmin Vardimon Company - A Review

Park, performed by the Jasmin Vardimon Company, was a cultured overview intertwining the lives of 8 separate characters all brought together by one location. The stage is set as a...

Posted on 06/09/2016

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Alice in Wonderland - A Theatre Review

Curiouser and curiouser ...Piling into a small, intimate studio, the audience drinks in their new surroundings. The set is made up of enormous books, with one open at the beginning...


Christmas Lights Switch On Ipswich

Christmas Lights Switch On launches Christmas Shopping in IpswichIpswich is once again set to become a truly magical winter wonderland this Christmas, with the annual tradition of...


Romeo and Juliet - Theatre Review

Romeo and Juliet is known to be one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays.  Written early in his career it has stood the test of time and is still as fresh and contemporary as...


Romeo and Juliet - A Theatre Review

Two perspectives from students of Suffolk One.This production of Romeo and Juliet was dynamic, intense, and incredibly diverse across many genres of theatre giving the famous...


Midsummer Songs - A Theatre Review

Oh summer, why have you left so soon? Come back. I’m missing you already…It’s that time of year, when the trees start to brown and the garden begins to look tired and the flowers...


Halloween Events in Ipswich

When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, ‘tis near HalloweenWhat is Halloween?Halloween also known as All Hallows’ Eve is an increasingly...


Ipswich Fireworks in the Park

Fireworks and Theatre in the Park This year's ‘Fireworks in the Park' event will take place in Christchurch Park Ipswich on Saturday 5th November with the exciting...


Christmas Pantomime in Ipswich

It won't be long now until we start thinking about Christmas - oh yes we will! And the Christmas season isn't complete with a visit to the theatre to enjoy the magic of the pantomime....

Posted on 06/09/2016

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Reasons to Visit Ipswich - Museums

Visiting Ipswich Museum and Ipswich Art School has been on my list of things to do for far longer than I care to admit! It’s funny what makes you decide that today's the...


Aqua Eight wins 'UK Best Restaurant' Award

Aqua Eight Fusion Restaurant and Bar in Lion Street, Ipswich, is delighted to announce it won the title of “UK Best Restaurant” in the National Lifestyle and Luxury Awards...


#reasonstovisitIpswich

My Sunday afternoon out in Ipswich this weekend was all as a result of catching a film on the TV.Puzzling as it sounds it was after watching Billy Elliot, a film I have always meant...

Posted on 06/09/2016

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Private Peaceful - A Theatre Review

Knowing that the Private Peaceful production was based upon a narrative written by Michael Morpurgo to provoke and highlight the need for the government to grant posthumous pardons...


East Anglian Student film Festival

This year plays host to the first East Anglian Student Film Festival in Ipswich.Building off the success of the Suffolk International Film Festival, this year expects to see a high...

Posted on 06/09/2016

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National Allotment Week 4th - 10th August 2014

This week is National Allotment Week, and the National Allotment Society is encouraging allotment sites across England and Wales to open their gates to the public. This is...


Leisure Learning & Short Courses

Leisure learning and short courses - Ipswich has something for everyoneLearning is something that happens every day, often without us even knowing it. New experiences and opportunities...


Ipswich Parkrun - Get Fit Kids!

A new initiative to help motivate, get and keep young people fit has been unveiled today.A free Ipswich junior parkrun will take place in Ipswich's Christchurch Park every...


Aqua Eight Reaches National Awards Finals

Aqua Eight Fusion Restaurant and Bar in Lion Street, Ipswich, has been nominated as “Restaurant of the Year” in the National Lifestyle and Luxury Awards 2014. The Awards represent...

Posted on 05/09/2016

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Celebrate Ipswich & Ipswich Maritime Festival 2014

The Ipswich Maritime Festival is an annual event, a celebration of our heritage and history, an event which brings together people from all walks of live, to celebrate Ipswich as a...

Posted on 05/09/2016

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#reasonstovisitipswich - part 2 - Ip-Art 2014

My Ip-art experience started when I headed to the St Peters Street vintage and craft market on the 22nd June. When I go shopping in Ipswich I usually stick to my usual two streets...

Posted on 05/09/2016

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#reasonstovisitipswich - part 1

Moving to Suffolk 10 years ago was a bit of a gamble to say the least. I knew nothing about the area and had not even visited for a day trip or a holiday. Sometimes when opportunities...

Posted on 05/09/2016

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Pop-up shop to boost Ipswich Town centre

An artists' pop-up shop will open on Saturday to give a unique boost to Ipswich's Tower Ramparts Shopping centre.The shop is being launched by Ipswich Borough Council in partnership...

Posted on 05/09/2016

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Frequently Asked Questions

SUFFOLK YOUNG PEOPLE EMBARK ON REGIONAL TOUR TO ANSWER YOUR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSFrom Sat 21 June, the New Wolsey Young Associates will embark on a regional tour of their smash...


We're In This Together!

You are invited to Autism & ADHD's first Annual Conference.It's Here! - We're So Excited to be able to announce our first Annual Conference, on May the 17th at University Campus...

Posted on 05/09/2016

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Ip-Art 2014 - programme details announced

Welcome to the greatest show on earth … well in East Anglia!Four weekends of fun! That’s the format of the new-look Ipswich Arts Festival this summer.Ip-art 2014 has certainly...


Free Inspiration for Young People in Suffolk

On 28 April a group of young people from various Ipswich and Suffolk children's homes will have the opportunity of a fun night out at the theatre. Not only will these teenagers and...

Posted on 05/09/2016

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Little But Fierce: An Interview with Naomi Westerman

At the press launch of the Pulse Festival 2014 I was fortunate enough to meet up with Naomi Westerman, Artistic Director of Little but Fierce Theatre whose performance, Tortoise: Redux...

Posted on 05/09/2016

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Tom: A Theatre Review

Snake hipped Tom Jones, is the man with the voice, as well as famously known as The Voice.As a fan of live music I was looking forward to this play, and had arranged to go along with...


Autumn Season At The New Wolsey Theatre Revealed

The New Wolsey Theatre is excited to announce their programme for autumn 2014, which goes on general sale on Saturday 17 May. Friends and group bookers are invited to book from Saturday...


Towards The Light

A CROWD turned out to an Ipswich law firm to see an exhibition of contemporary art from a Suffolk-led artist group.A private viewing was held at Kerseys headquarters in Lloyds Avenue...

Posted on 05/09/2016

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Be a Carbon Leader!

Suffolk Carbon Leaders is an exciting new carbon consultancy programme available free of charge for your business.Over the last 4 months we’ve been building up a really strong network...

Posted on 05/09/2016

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Ipswich Beer Festival 2014

The Ipswich Beer Festival is a popular event, and the date is already circled on the calendar in homes across Ipswich and Suffolk.For the second year running, the Ipswich...


Pulse Festival Suitcase Prize Winners Announced!

Pulse Festival Ipswich has announced its £1000 prize winners for the second Suitcase Prize Day, which took place on Friday 30 May. The winners were ANTLER with their extract...

Posted on 05/09/2016

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Art captures magic of the Suffolk coast

A major new exhibition of work depicting the coastline and rivers of Suffolk is now on at the Ipswich Art School Gallery this summer.“Tidal Margins 3 is the culmination of three...

Posted on 05/09/2016

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Refugee Boy - A Theatre Review

Refugee Boy is a dramatic story about a boy named Alem who, whilst on holiday with his parents in London, England, his home country goes into civil war and he is left behind to ensure...


Ipswich Finalists to win £191k

We are really pleased to share with you that Ipswich Town & Waterfront is a finalist in the “Revive & Thrive” challenge, a national competition with a prize...

Posted on 05/09/2016

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Three Penny Opera - A Theatre Review

“ThreePenny Opera” at the New Wolsey was an engaging and unique retelling of German dramatist Bertolt Brecht’s socialist musical. It was unlike most musicals I have seen - although...


Access All Arts Returns

Access All Arts returns to Ipswich Town Hall on Sunday 6th April, bringing together fun, creativity and free activities under one roof.Next month’s event will see the return of the...

Posted on 05/09/2016

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National Chocolate Day

Originally an American fun day, we Brits are more than happy to graciously adopt National Chocolate Day as our own. Falling on October 28th in the States, us chocoholics can save...

Posted on 05/09/2016

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World Autism Day

World Autism Day takes place on Wednesday 2nd April and helps raise awareness and provide support for those living with autism. Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that...

Posted on 05/09/2016

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Miss Nightingale - A Theatre Review

A little bit of Berlin in Blighty.A night at the The New Wolsey Theatre is always a treat for me; I love the venue's warm welcome and excellent seating layout, which means there is...


National Dance Day

Just around the corner is National Dance Day, falling on Saturday 26th April this year. There are many reasons to dance for joy in Ipswich throughout the month of April, so why...

Posted on 05/09/2016

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Translations - A Theatre Review

Opening night at a theatre brings a sense of emotion to the cast of performers. Thoughts about the audience (will there be an audience?) and how the production will be received in...


Betty Blue Eyes - A Theatre Review

“There’s a pig in the ‘ouse” and she goes by the name of Betty Blue Eyes. This is the wonderful tale of Joyce, Gilbert and their stolen, unlicensed pig Betty who is reared...


Our Big Land - A Theatre Review

On a blustery, cold and wet Valentine’s evening we arrived at the New Wolsey Theatre to collect our tickets for Our Big Land and were given a map and directions on how to get to...


World Teachers’ Day

Appreciating the hard work and dedication teachers make to all those working in schools, colleges and universities A teacher often holds a great significance in a person’s life....


National Apprenticeship Week

What is National Apprenticeship Week?National Apprenticeship Week is co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service and is designed to celebrate Apprenticeships and the positive...


Insect Circus - A Theatre Review

Mum and I went to the "Insect Circus” on Wednesday at the New Wolsey Theatre. The audience was mainly filled with young children as the show was aimed at kids, even though...


New Programme of Afternoon Tea Walks in Ipswich Revealed

A new series of guided walks led by the Ipswich Tourist Guides will help bring the history of the town to life.The Afternoon Tea Walks will run from January to April. Each will explore...


We Are Ipswich

Ipswich is a town of arts and culture, one which embraces performing arts, dance, theatre and visual arts so it was an exciting weekend when the announcement came that a new alliance...


The Odyssey - DanceEast

Brutal and beautiful, a 'must-see' performanceThe Odyssey by the Mark Bruce Company performed at DanceEast 22nd & 23rd April.This interpretation of the epic voyage takes us into...

Posted on 03/09/2016

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Invincible - New Wolsey Theatre

Invisible, adjective, meaning too powerful to be defeated or overcome.Invincible is a story of two couples with different backgrounds and lifestyles brought together when Emily and...


Top Tips for a Tip-Top CV

Applying for a job? Stand out from the crowd with CV to impressIf you are applying for a job in Ipswich, writing a good CV can be one of the toughest challenges of job hunting. If...


We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea - Eastern Angles

Swallows and Amazons, just like mother used to read at bedtimeThank you Eastern Angles for an evening of pure theatre blissfulness. Truly, this was an evening like no other, and it...


The Tempest - It's almost here!

Those guys at the Red Rose Chain are getting a little bit excited. No it's not that the sun is finally here, and we're in for a bit of a heatwave. It's because it's almost time for...


Vote for Wool-I-am in museums competition

Ipswich Museum has entered the Suffolk Object of the Year 2016 competition and its chosen object is Wool-I-am, the famous woolly mammoth.No other object in Ipswich Museum attracts...


Antony Myers - Live Music Review

As a lover of all music I was excited to attend Antony Myers vocal impressions of the greats known as the rat pack.The show was held at st. peters by the waterfront, and I was amazed...


The Fringe Comes to Ipswich

Are you missing out on your dose of fringe theatre and new writing?The New Wolsey Theatre can help!This Autumn, visit the New Wolsey Theatre for a taste of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival...


Big chance for bands at festival

Do you want your band to perform at an event attracting a crowd of 40,000?Ipswich Music Day is the largest free one-day music event in the UK and East Anglia's brightest up-coming...

Posted on 02/09/2016

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Ahoy! thar, Talk Like A Pirate, does ya?

International Talk Like a Pirate Day - Your chance to be like  Pirate!The international talk like a pirate day falls on the 19th of September each year. It was first celebrated...

Posted on 02/09/2016

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Grand Christmas Tree Festival 2014

Thu 4th Opening Times: 10.00am – 9.00pm (Late night opening)The church will be open all day up to 9pm so if you are in town during the evening for late night shopping, do take a...

Posted on 02/09/2016

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The Execution of William Howell

Step back in time and discover more about the history of Ipswich1845 - Three local characters known to police namely William Howell 28, his brother Walter 21 and Israel Shipley 38...

Posted on 02/09/2016

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The Promenade at Ipswich Waterfront

Time to take a stroll along the promenadeIn the 1840's a length of land between the New Cut and the dock became an attractive new promenade. It was set down with three rows of poplar...

Posted on 02/09/2016

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UCS Ipswich & Coastal Giro d’Espresso

Get on your bikeCyclists across the region are being given the opportunity to take part in a new sportive in Suffolk as the UCS Ipswich & Coastal Giro d’Espresso is announced...


Maritime Ipswich – Interesting Facts

Wool For Whetstones - The start of the export of trade in IpswichDuring the 7th century the landscape of Ipswich and surrounding areas meant that farmers were well placed for raising...


Business at Ipswich Waterfront

Let's get to work at Ipswich WaterfrontIpswich Waterfront is an extraordinary location for business, with a captivating setting guaranteed to inspire productivity in the work place...


Education at Ipswich Waterfront

Education,  key to a successful lifeIpswich Waterfront plays host to two of the UK’s most modern educational facilities – Suffolk New College and the University of Suffolk.Suffolk...

Posted on 02/09/2016

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International Day of Charity

Recognising the work that charities do in their local communities, and those who fundraise and volunteerCharity is one of the best ways to promote humanity. We live in times where...

Posted on 24/08/2016

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International Coffee Day

Good days start with a coffeeCoffee is considered as the best caffeinated drink across the globe. There are countries like the United Kingdom that give preference to tea but coffee...

Posted on 24/08/2016

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Fire Bells Herald Bank Holiday Event

Volunteers at the Ipswich Transport Museum are gearing up for its 2016 ‘ride a fire engine day’ on Bank Holiday Monday 29th August.The event has proved hugely popular in recent...

Posted on 23/08/2016

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The Tempest - Red Rose Chain

There's a right old storm brewing in the forest this summer, and it's right here in Ipswich!We've been fans of the Red Rose Chain now for more years than we can remember, and so when...


Pop My Mind - A Birthday Celebration

HUNDREDS turned out to a first birthday celebration of a unique art exhibition based on artists responding to each other’s work.Pop My Mind's (PMM) multimedia exhibition,...

Posted on 06/08/2016

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Welcome to the new website for Ipswich

Championing Ipswich as a great place to live, study, work, play and investWe are so excited to finally reveal our new refreshed website, which came about after listening to our followers...


SPILL Festival 2016 - Launch Event

Pacitti Company Announce SPILL Festival Launch Date and Think Tank Events for August – September 2016Pacitti Company are delighted to announce today the next season of Think Tank...


The 2016 Ipswich Half Marathon

Are you up for the Larking Gowen Business Challenge?Larking Gowen invite you and your colleagues to enter its Business Challenge, a special competition held within the Larking Gowen...


Ipswich Music Day

Ipswich Music Day Line Up AnnouncedMixture of old favourites and exciting new talent will ensure that Ipswich Music Day has something for everyone this year.Around 40,000 people will...

Posted on 03/07/2016

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Vuelos - DanceEast

Aracaladanza in association with MOKO Dance presents a fun-loving and beautifully crafted depiction of the works of the works of Leonardo Da Vinci. It focuses particularly on his obsession...

Posted on 11/06/2016

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Encore Dance - DanceEast

On the 2nd May, Phoebe Mitchell & I got the amazing opportunity to watch Encore Dance Company perform at Dance East, Ipswich. The first thing that was apparent to me about Encore...

Posted on 11/06/2016

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Ballet Black - DanceEast

Hauntingly beautiful...Triple Bill as performed by the amazingly talented members of Ballet Black was a thoroughly enchanting experience all round.Composed of three stunning and diverse...

Posted on 11/06/2016

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James And The Giant Peach - New Wolsey Theatre

An old grasshopper, lots of insects, one little boy and a very large peach!James Henry Trotter is a little boy who lives with Spiker and Sponge, his two aunts who are really pretty...


Shakespeare - 400 years and going strong

It's certainly not a summer of discontent for Shakespeare. And there's no better place locally than the Red Rose Theatre company who put on amazing interpretations of the works of...


Tonight I’m Gonna Be The New Me

Made In China presents Tonight I’m Gonna Be The New Me UK Tour – February – May 2016Following highly successful 2015 runs in Edinburgh and London, Made In China’s Tonight...


Labels - Pulse 2016

What's in a name?When I was four years old, my Dad was told our surname might be stopping him from getting a job.  So we changed it.  It worked.Worklight Theatre’s award-winning...


The Government Inspector - New Wolsey Theatre

This production was brought to The New Wolsey by Birmingham Repertory Theatre, in association with Ramps On The Moon, and directed by Roxana Silbert.Ramps On The Moon aim to change...


The Larking Gowen Ipswich Half Marathon

The Larking Gowen Ipswich Half Marathon – Chartered Accountancy firm and title sponsor announces 2016 eventLarking Gowen, the regionally renowned Chartered Accountant and Business...


Oklahoma - Ipswich Operatics & Dramatics Society

There’s arguably nothing better than an evening out at the theatre. I suppose the only thing that can beat this is when you are taken aback by how good it actually is, and that your...

Posted on 10/06/2016

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Sweeney Todd - New Wolsey Studio

Blood-curdling, blade gleaming, and all round excellent performanceOn Tuesday 12th April 2016 I saw a performance of Sweeney Todd put on by The Wolsey’s Young Company, at the Wolsey...


Scarred for Life Exhibition

‘Scarred FOR life’ exhibition comes to University Campus Suffolk ahead of heart research centre launchUniversity Campus Suffolk (UCS) and The Somerville Foundation, an international...

Posted on 10/06/2016

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Somewhere in England - Eastern Angles

I always thought I wanted to be with someone who was the same as me. Then you came along.Somewhere in England is a moving and fascinating insight into life, love and injustice which...


Laila the Musical - New Wolsey Theatre

Timeless and contemporary love story of boy meets girl, girl meets boyThis is a story that dates back to the 6th century. It is timely in a year where we celebrate the 400th anniversary...


Captain Morgan - New Wolsey Studio

So much could be said about the whole experience but in a word brilliant. I personally have never been to a show like this before but it was an experience that I would love to have...


Digitopia - DanceEast

A review of the Tom Dale Company and MOKO Dance performanceOn Friday 4th March I was happy to receive tickets to watch the fabulous Tom Dale Company in partnership with MOKO Dance...

Posted on 10/06/2016

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Tortoise and the Hare - DanceEast

Slow and steady wins the raceThis reworking of a classic tale as performed for children was truly a pleasure to watch. The stage was small but adequately set with bright, eye catching...

Posted on 10/06/2016

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All aboard for PhotoEast

All aboard for PhotoEast – photographer in residence on Ipswich BusesAward-winning photographer, George Georgiou, who spent over a decade living and photographing in the Balkans,...

Posted on 10/06/2016

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Backstage in Biscuit Land - New Wolsey Theatre

16,000 biscuits ... every dayJess Thom – artist, writer, and activist – has Tourette’s syndrome. It makes her say ‘biscuit’ 16,000 times a day. She also peppers her speech...


The Big Fun Run

The Big Fun Run, back for 2016, bigger and better than before!Taking place from July ­ October and set in some of the most scenic parks throughout the UK, the 5K events are aimed...


Suffolk Inside Out - Tourism Event for Suffolk

Visit Suffolk - Stay, explore, eat, shop, enjoyExplore business growth opportunities whilst networking with the county’s tourism sector professionals and academics – that’s what...

Posted on 10/06/2016

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The Last Five Years

Fantastic performance portraying the ups and downs of a romantic relationshipThe musical 'The Last Five Years', performed at the New Wolsey Theatre, is a fantastic performance...


Applications for Ipswich Music Day 2016 open

Apply now to play at Ipswich Music DayAny musicians who want to play in front of 40,000 people on Ipswich Music Day can tomorrow take a step to turn their dream into reality.Aspiring...

Posted on 10/06/2016

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Pattern Recognition - DanceEast

Going into this show I had absolutely no idea what to expect. Not being from a dance background or ever having been to a dance show I was unsure how the experience would leave me feeling....

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Celebrating Hoagy - St Peter's by the Waterfront

An evening of live jazz at St Peter's by the WaterfrontWhat a perfect way to end a busy week, soaking up silky melodies from the Hoagy Carmicheal repertoire delivery by the highly...


Ipswich Celebrates British Science Week

Lots of fun … all in the name of scienceYou are invited to join in the fun when Ipswich Borough Council delves into all things scientific later this month to mark British Science...

Posted on 10/06/2016

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This Is What Men Do - New Wolsey Theatre

Vocalisation of and commentary upon male dominance throughout human historyThe stage was set with a long table spanning most of its width and set with an array of food and drink including...


Funding boost for Ipswich park

£50,000 grant to build communities and transform livesMurray Park Friends Group in Ipswich has secured a £50,000 grant from Biffa Award, a multi-million pound fund that helps to...

Posted on 10/06/2016

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The Eulogy of Toby Peach - New Wolsey Theatre

The Eulogy of Toby Peach is, without a doubt, the epitome of an emotional rollercoaster. The one-man show depicts the true story of a young man’s battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma...


Rock Paper Scissors - DanceEast

An experimental work in its annual large-scale community district projectA truly community project with over 200 performers from 11 diverse community groups within Babergh, Mid Suffolk...

Posted on 10/06/2016

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Become A Star at Ipswich Music Day

Calling all local musicians – do you want to play in front of 40,000 people on Ipswich Music Day?Aspiring singers and bands of all genres – as well as old favourites – are invited...

Posted on 10/06/2016

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Adult Learners' Week - Call Out For Nominations

Suffolk groups and individuals urged to nominate candidates for the Suffolk Adult Learners’ Awards 2016The Awards, now in their sixth year, celebrate the hard work and outstanding...


The Jive Aces - New Wolsey Theatre

What a tonic!A chilly, damp, Saturday night became brighter thanks to an evening with the Jive Aces at the New Worsley Theatre in Ipswich.   Exuding energy and talent, this band...


Duke's Comedy Club at the New Wolsey Theatre

I'd been before, would it be as good as before?When a revisit to Dukes Comedy Club at the New Wolsey Theatre was offered we snapped up the chance, remembering how much we enjoyed our...


The Eulogy of Toby Peach

I was born on 18th December 1988. I dressed up as a bandicoot once. I was diagnosed with cancer 3,322,000 minutes ago…Terrifyingly, one in two of us will experience cancer first-hand....


Contained - New Wolsey Theatre

I’ll admit, I did approach this show wondering if I’d have to make allowances or special dispensations for it in my review. ‘It’s really good...for a learning-disabled...


Phoenix Jazz Band at St Peter's by the Waterfront

A great start to 2016 for Jazz at the WaterfrontA packed audience at St Peter’s by the Waterfront greeted Phoenix Jazz on Friday evening, the first of 10 acts to perform in this...


Volunteer At The Ipswich Mile for Sports Relief

The ‘Ipswich Mile’ (Sport Relief) is your chance to get involved and support this fun event. Volunteers are needed who will be involved with different activities which could include...Being...


Additional Tea Walks On Offer

More Tea Walks Please!A series of Afternoon Tea Walks in Ipswich has proved so popular that extra dates have been arranged to keep up with demand.An additional “Our Glorious Churches”...

Posted on 10/06/2016

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Ipswich Waterfront Celebration

Ipswich Borough Council announces details of new bi-annual waterfront eventSave the date: Saturday 6th and Saturday 7th August 2016 - 10am to 9pmDetails of a new event to take place...

Posted on 10/06/2016

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BooksEast Festival

New Literary Festival for Ipswich announcedBooks East Festival is a new event for Ipswich in 2016 and is sure to be of interest to literary lovers everywhere. The event is being organised...

Posted on 10/06/2016

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Bridge Over Oblivion Concert - A Review

St Peters by the Waterfront was a beautiful venue and packed full of people supporting Bridge Over Oblivion. The concert featured a range of songs from musicals such as Wicked, Sunset...


National Storytelling Week

Once upon a time ... why not get involved in reading out loud, and share a great storyNational Storytelling Week takes place from Saturday January 30th to Saturday February 6th 2016....

Posted on 10/06/2016

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I Loved you and I Loved You – A Dance Review

I Loved you and I Loved You – Sweetshop RevolutionDanceEast - 29th January 2016Sally Marie, director of I Loved you and I Loved You and owner of dance and theatre company Sweetshop...

Posted on 10/06/2016

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A Raisin In The Sun - New Wolsey Theatre

The Eclipse Theatre company, Belgrade Theatre Coventry and Sheffield Theatres presented A Raisin in the Sun, directed by Dawn Walton.  This play, which had its Broadway debut...


Suffolk's Year of Walking

Suffolk’s Year of Walking will celebrate walking in Suffolk, promote walking events and encourage new walking opportunities.Walking is beneficial, easy, inclusive, accessible, pleasant...


Make This Year The Time for Recycling

Catch the recycling bug while the iron’s hot!If you got that “all I ever wanted” electronic gadget or appliance in the New Year sales or your Christmas stocking, don’t throw...

Posted on 10/06/2016

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Afternoon tea walks to warm the winter months

Walk followed by a pot of tea - the perfect way to lift the winter gloom.A new series of afternoon tea walks gets under way later this month. The popular walks have been organised...

Posted on 10/06/2016

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Get Out, Get Active and Get Fit

Make this year THE year to get fit and activeAs the New Year commences our thoughts are drawn to improving our wellbeing by getting active, improving fitness and losing weight. Fortunately...


Another milestone for Ipswich Local Plan

Ipswich Plan SubmittedThe Ipswich Local Plan, which looks ahead at the development needed in the town up to 2031, has been submitted to the Government for independent examination.The...

Posted on 10/06/2016

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Festival of Winter Walks

Free woodland walks taking place all over the countrySet up by Rambler, Britain’s Walking Charity, whose aim is to make walking paths safer and to encourage people to do more...


Holy Mackerel! - A Theatre Review

I've never been to The St John Mills Theatre before, even though I have lived in Suffolk nearly all my life. So when I got the opportunity to go and see what the Eastern Angles...


The History of Christmas

The History of Christmas and the Origin of Our Festive TraditionsChristmas is a sacred religious holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ a spiritual leader whose teachings form...

Posted on 10/06/2016

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Witches legend John Louis book signing

Ipswich Witches and England legend John Louis will be signing his new book, “A Life in Speedway”, at Ipswich Tourist Information Centre (TIC) this Thursday, 17th December. John...

Posted on 10/06/2016

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The Tale of Mr Tod - A Theatre Review

Baby bunnies, a beastly badger and fox named Tod ...Yesterday evening we went along to the Avenue Theatre where the Red Rose Chain were performing their latest production, The Tale...


Victorian Christmas weekend

Victorian Christmas weekend at the MansionTake a trip back in time at Ipswich’s Christchurch Mansion this weekend where the halls will be decked and the spirits bright as we...

Posted on 10/06/2016

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Christmas Menus in Ipswich

Our recommended selection of the best locally this ChristmastimeChristmas MenusBear's Boutique BowlingStar Lane, Ipswich, IP4 1BZSee the Bears Christmas Menu hereOr if you're in a...

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Festive tour of the Mansion

Don’t miss a fabulous festive tour of Christchurch MansionIn the company of the Mayor of Ipswich, Glen Chisholm, the evening event on Thursday 17th December gives you the opportunity...

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Tourism and Hospitality Seminar

Larking Gowen and Barclays invite you to their Tourism and Hospitality SeminarDo you run a business in the tourism and hospitality sector?This seminar in conjunction with Barclays...


Christmas Tree Festival Ipswich

The Grand Christmas Tree Festival, now in its 6th year, runs from Thursday 3rd December to Wednesday 9th December. Visit St Mary Le-Tower Church where you can expect to see a great...

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ITW Map Business Spotlight

In celebration of our new Ipswich Town and Waterfront map we will be spotlighting 4 great local businesses on the map.The Bear GardenThe Bear Garden in the newly refurbished Sailmakers...

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Bread harms our ducks

Please don’t feed bread to our ducks in Christchurch Park!That was the message today from Ipswich Borough Council’s Wildlife Rangers because bread causes problems for the thriving...

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The Sword in the Stone - New Wolsey Theatre

As the audience was seated the crowd buzzed with an overwhelming sense of anticipation and excitement. Before the performance began costumed cast members greeted and charmed their...


Protein: May Contain Food - DanceEast

Conceived and created by Luca Silvestrini and Orlando Gough. Devised and performed by Sonya Cullingford, Carl Harrison, Martin George, Michael, Henry, Saara Hurme, Donna Lennard, Louise...

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PhotoEast: photography festival

Ipswich Waterfront is set to come alive with photography next summer as a new visual arts festival is launched in the town.PhotoEast, an arts start-up based in Framlingham, announced...

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House naming honours Ipswich Soldier

Another Ipswich soldier is being honoured this weekThe Borough Council’s latest council house scheme is named after Private Gary Barnes, who was killed in action in Northern Ireland...

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Beryl - New Wolsey Theatre

Beryl - "The Greatest Sportswoman in the World"A very busy New Wolsey Theatre bustled with activity tonight, as I waited for the evenings performance of Beryl, with my friend,...


Who Killed Bambi? And Metropolis - DanceEast

As a young person who is not too enlightened to the wonders of ballet and contemporary dance I was rather entertained by the night’s performance at the wonderful DanceEast Jerwood...

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Absent Friends - New Wolsey Theatre

Ipswich New Wolsey Theatre dates back to the mid 1990’s and was designed by Roderick Ham. On the 5th November 2015 at 7.45pm we visited the theatre to view a live performance of...


Candoco - A Dance Review

Counteracts by Candodo, showing at DanceEast 15th November 2015It’s always a good feeling when you leave an arts venue with a sense of satisfaction, that you have enjoyed the dance...

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Confirmation - New Wolsey Theatre

Everybody thinks they’re right.Our own viewpoints are reasonable, moderate, and fair. We’re open minded when we don’t know the answers, tolerant of others when we do. It’s...


Jazz Bazaar - St Peter's by the Waterfront

Jazz Bazaar are a five piece jazz and jazz crossover band. They are Ipswich based, but I hadn't seen them before. They presently consist of singer Natasha Hodge, saxophone and clarinet...


Dickens of a walk for a winter weekend

A seasonal guided walkDiscovering Charles Dickens’s connections with Ipswich the walk will be taking place on Saturday 21st November and will be leaving the Tourist Information Centre...

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The Silver Sword - New Wolsey Theatre

The Silver Sword is a stunning, gripping tale, which powerfully tells the life changing adventure of three Polish siblings, Ruth, Edek and Bronia Balicki and their new orphan friend...


From the Studio Floor

Suffolk’s artistic talent to be showcasedAt Ipswich Town Hall this autumn, From the Studio Floor, a National Exhibition of art will be opening its doors, it will be showcasing...

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'Shhh!' - New Wolsey Theatre

Shhh! is an exciting, explosive and entertaining contemporary dance story of a library that is closed down, but is saved when a group of people are united by their love of stories,...


Pulse Festival Ipswich 2016

Full line-up of this year's Pulse Festival Programme is AnnouncedPulse Festival is now a part of the annual calendar of arts and theatre for Ipswich, and not only does it entertain...


Circus Oddity - New Wolsey Theatre

Circus Oddity, now showing at the New Wolsey Theatre.Circus Oddity certainly lived up to its name last night at the New Wolsey Theatre.With three wonderful acts all as odd and entertaining...


The Turn of the Screw - A Theatre Review

The Turn of the Screw, New Wolsey StudioHenry James' gothic ghost story The Turn Of The Screw has been showing at The New Wolsey Studio from 13th to 17th October.  Directed by...


Flarepath - New Wolsey Theatre

Flarepath, now showing at New Wolsey TheatreA window on the lives of those left behind to wait while their loved ones fight in foreign skies is how Flarepath may be described.  A...


Things to do in Ipswich October Half-Term

October Half Term Activities - Things to do with the kids (big and small!)The October half term is fast approaching, get prepared and make the most out of your time off with our handpicked...


East Anglian Student Film Festival

Discover what the East Anglian Student Film Festival means to the young people of IpswichIf you care about watching films, talking about films, making films or just discovering new...

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Jeeves & Wooster - A Theatre Review

By Jeeves, we're on at the New Wolsey TheatrePresented by Mark Groucher and Mark Rubinstein, this play was originally in the West End where it won Best Comedy of 2013 at the Olivier...


Jumpers for Goalposts - Community Sports Success

Harvey wins prize as community sports hits record highThere has been a huge jump in youngsters taking part in a community sports programme, organisers revealed today.The Jumpers For...


Larking Gowen Ipswich Half Marathon - The Winners!

Celebrating all those who took part in the Larking Gowen Ipswich Half MarathonThe accumulative efforts of 4 organisations came to fruition on Sunday 20 September with the biggest and...


Ipswich waves the flag for a safe night out

Ipswich Celebrates Purple Flag WeekIpswich will be painting the town purple next month as it celebrates Purple Flag Weekend 2015.Purple Flag is an award which recognises excellence...

Posted on 09/06/2016

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Ipswich Victoria Cross Soldiers Honoured

Come and honour Ipswich's Victoria Cross heroesMembers of the public are invited to a ceremony to honour two Ipswich soldiers who were awarded the Victoria Cross.Private Samuel...

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New skatepark for Ipswich youngsters

Work on a new skatepark in Ipswich's Whitehouse Park under wayAfter planning permission was granted by the Borough Council, work has now started and the skatepark in Ipswich should...

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Hannah Horton at St Peter's by the Waterfront

Hannah Horton, live jazz at St Peter's by the WaterfrontThe dockside venue St Peter's on the Waterfront in Ipswich holds a monthly Jazz night, where different style Jazz bands come...


Sweet Charity - A Theatre Review

Without love, life would have no purpose ...Those were the words spoken by the character Vittorio Vidal, a famous aging Italian actor admired by Charity Hope Valentine, and which epitimises...


Ipswich Maritime Festival

With Ipswich Maritime Festival 2015 turning out to be a great success what can we expect from the next installment in 2017?Over 50,000 people attended the Ipswich Maritime Festival...

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#ShopLocal - Support Small Business Saturday

With just 12 weeks to go until Small Business Saturday, have you started making plans yet?Small Business Saturday, takes place on December 5th. Now in its third year, it promises to...

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Wedding Show Season in Ipswich

From Chair Cover Hire to a full range of accessories, we've got it coveredWe all know that weddings can be stressful to organise and can leave you feeling frustrated and confused!...

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Rainy Day Activities for the Family

Don't despair when the rain is falling, there’s plenty of indoor activities to enjoy in the Ipswich area.There’s nothing worse than waking up on your Summer Holidays to a rainy...


Mini-maps Make Big Impact

Mini-maps – Big Impact for IpswichThis month we were delighted to launch to new mini-maps for Ipswich. Produced in association with Ipswich Borough Council, the mini-map was...


Ipswich Community Cash Grants

Apply now for community cash grantsVoluntary groups and charities in Ipswich can now apply for next year’s Community Cash grants.The Borough Council is continuing its annual...

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East Anglian Film Festival 2015

A celebration to showcase the best of student film makingThe East Anglian Film Festival will make its much awaited annual return this October. After the fun and dynamic event that...


Step on stage at this year's pantomime

Make a wish come true and join panto castLocal dancers can appear alongside the stars at East Anglia’s most spectacular pantomime. Magician Paul Daniel will head the cast in Aladdin...

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Halloween Horrible History for Families

Guided Walks this Halloween - especially for familiesThe Ipswich Tourist Guides, and the Borough Council’s Tourist Information Centre, have arranged one of their most popular guided...

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Ipswich Cycling Weekend

Ipswich is transformed into Velo City this summer, with the return of the Aviva Tour of Britain and the popular Ipswich Cycling WeekendKicking off the Ipswich Cycling Weekend, the...


Creative Computing Club Thriving

Creative Computing Club thrives in the Fujitsu Intel Innovation Hub at University Campus SuffolkFollowing the opening of the Fujitsu Intel Innovation Hub at University Campus Suffolk...


Film fun in the park

Pop-up pictures are coming to Ipswich’s Holywells Park this summer for a weekend of film fun for the familyPop-up pictures are coming to Ipswich’s Holywells Park next month for...


Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour - Royal Visit to Ipswich

The niece of rugby legend Prince Obolensky guest of honour as part of World Cup Trophy TourThe public will have the chance to see the Webb Ellis Cup in the town centre next to the...


Constable visits top 16,000

Visitors just keep on coming to Ipswich’s Christchurch Mansion to see the fantastic exhibitions of works by John Constable.Some of the finest paintings by a British artist are included...

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Suffolk Adult Learners' Awards

Winners announced for Suffolk Adult Learners’ Awards 2015The fifth annual Suffolk Adult Learners’ Awards has taken place at University Campus Suffolk.Suffolk groups and individuals...

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The Ipswich Half Marathon

Town102’s Wayne Bavin takes to the pavement again!Ipswich, 17th June 2015. As a radio DJ, breakfast presenter and Community Champion, local fundraising and event participation is...

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Suffolk, A County That Offers Cycling for All

Cycling in Suffolk - The Aviva Women’s Tour and much, much more!Today at 12:45pm the Aviva Women’s Tour came through the heart of Ipswich Waterfront. With a line-up of 94 international...


Starting out as a Student at the University of Suffolk

Joining the University of Suffolk this September?Here's Your 15 Step Guide to Success1.    Make a visitIf you haven’t already done so, try and visit University of...

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An evening of Swing - An Arts Review

If you like Swing Music then you would have been in for a big treat as The Swing Machine visited St Peters by the Waterfront yesterday evening. Performing to a packed venue, this was...


Suffolk Unlocked - Tourism Connected

Students at University Campus Suffolk (UCS) saw their hard work come to fruition on Friday, as their tourism event, Suffolk Unlocked, took place at Trinity Park.A project team of final...

Posted on 08/06/2016

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Lorraine and Alan - A Theatre Review

With the small, intimate Wolsey Studio as the venue, Lorraine and Alan looked set to be very different to most one act plays I’ve ever seen and it certainly did not disappoint. The...


The Bikes are Back in Town for Sportive's Return

Crafted Classique to open Ipswich Cycling Weekend with extra routeThe Crafted Classique will return to the town this August with an extra brand new route, designed especially for those...


Food & Drink Forknight

British Food Fortnight 2017: 23rd September - 8th October 2017.A huge celebration of British food and drink!British Food Fortnight began back in 2002 and has since become the biggest...

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Suffolk Walking Festival

Book your tickets for the 2017 Suffolk Walking Festival!A programme of over 100 guided walks across Suffolk from 13th May to 4th June 2017.This year 2017 marks...

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I-AM Project Opens at the Ipswich Museum

Have your say in the plans for future of Ipswich Arts & MuseumResidents and visitors have an opportunity to have their say about the Ipswich Arts & Museum project (I-AM), which...

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Sport and Event Volunteering Project – Suffolk

The Sport and Event Volunteering Project run by Community Action Suffolk and Suffolk County Council* is one of the only volunteering Legacy 2012 projects still in existence throughout...


100 years of Bernard Reynolds: an exhibition

University Campus’ Suffolk’s Waterfront Gallery will host an exhibition of local sculptor Bernard Reynolds.The exhibition brought together by Bernard’s Reynolds’s family is...

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Last Man Standing - A Performance Review

Dance East continually hosts an assortment of exciting, fresh and innovative performances - that is no new revelation and the latest is James Wilton’s ‘Last Man Standing’.Knowing...

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Get Fit This Year - Make It A Habit For A Better You

New Year... Just 28 Days to form or kick a habit!Everyone knows it takes 28 Days to form or break a habit or 18 or 21 depending on who you speak to.So it is the New Year and mine always...


Ipswich Waterfront - Picture Postcard

A postcard perfect view. Isn’t that what everybody wants when going on their adventures? Rolling hills, trendy statues, or perhaps a beautiful marina sprinkled with boats of every...

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Sausage and Beer Festival

The Jimmy's Farm Sausage & Beer Festival is back!There's been some great changes this year – the festival will be 3 hours longer 11am-11pm.  There are also...

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Aspire - The Year of Constable

Art Exhibition at Christchurch Mansion 7 February 2015 — 31 January 2016Christchurch Mansion will be hosting John Constable’s masterpiece Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows throughout...

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Blue Badge Holders Christmas Lights Drive Through

For the 23rd year running, Disabled (Blue) Badge-holders can drive through Ipswich town centre on two Sunday evenings to enjoy the Christmas lights.On 4th and 11th December, between...


Anglia Business Exhibition

Stand bookings now open for East Anglia’s largest Business to Business ExhibitionThe Anglia Business Exhibition is now taking bookings for it's annual event. Taking place...


Pulse Festival Ipswich 2015

The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich and Festival Directors China Plate are delighted to announce that applications are open for the 15th annual PULSE Festival Ipswich,...


Eric and Little Ern - A Theatre Review

The Wolsey Theatre was a great stage for the heart-warming homage to the greatest comedy double act that Britain has ever seen, in the performance Eric and Little Ern.Morecambe and...


Sky Ride 2014 - Ipswich Guided Rides

Come on people, let's get active.Sky Ride Local offers Guided Rides with friendly support from trained leaders. As you cycle the countryside you'll get the opportunity to enjoy places...


Our House - A Theatre Review

For most people, an evening out at the theatre is a treat, an evening of entertainment, stimulation of the mind, or simply pure indulgence. We take pleasure in hearing what others...


Running Around Ipswich

We are lucky enough to live in a town that offers beautiful scenic views in every corner, so it’s no wonder why people are inspired to don their running shoes and take in the sites....


The Elephant Man - A Theatre Review

Everyone knows the story of the Elephant Man. Don't they? We thought we did too, and were surprised to discover there were facts we did not know when we went along to the New Wolsey...


Institute by Gecko: A Review

Captivating, heart-wrenching, painful and beautiful. These were the words that summed up my feelings after my evening at DanceEast, where critically acclaimed Gecko Theatre Company...

Posted on 05/06/2016

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Tea In The Parlour With The Mayor of Ipswich

Ipswich is a town with a diverse population, and with a mix of people from all walks of life. We are keen to highlight the work of people who make up our town, and who bring a richness...

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Community Tree planting event this weekend!

Here’s an opportunity to don your wellies or boots, grab yourself a spade and join in a community tree planting event in Ipswich.The Borough Council’s Rangers are leading the mass...

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East Coast Live 2014

Some of pop’s biggest acts will come together next summer to play Ipswich as part of a UK tour of one-day mega-festivals.Tickets for the EAST COAST LIVE event in Chantry Park on...

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Parkrun sprints to new award

Ipswich parkrun is becoming one of the fastest Olympic legacy projects in Suffolk, organisers said today.The event ran off with "Project of the Year" at the County Sports Awards ceremony...

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As You Like It, By William Shakespeare

Check out the latest reviews of what's on at the New Wolsey Theatre. This week our reviewers visited As You Like, and offer contrasting reviews which offer individual perspectives.It's...


Welcome to our new website

Welcome to the new websiteWe are so excited to finally launch our new website, and we would like to say a big hello to all those who have been following us on social media, and waiting...

Posted on 04/06/2016

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Ballet Black - DanceEast

Hauntingly beautiful...Triple Bill as performed by the amazingly talented members of Ballet Black was a thoroughly enchanting experience all round.Composed of three stunning and diverse...


Heritage of Ipswich

Discover the heritage and history of Ipswich and Ipswich WaterfrontSince the millennium, Ipswich Waterfront has evolved from an industrial port to cultural utopia, fast becoming a...

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Welcome to Ipswich Town & WaterfrontLiving at the waterfront means beauty and history surrounds you, and you will also become part of a vibrant and diverse community. It is a fantastic...


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How To Manage Reviews on Ipswich Town & Waterfront

Customer testimonials, reviews and recommendations can really help grow your business. Potential new customers can tell a great story about the service they received so we strongly encourage you to make...

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How To Post A Virtual Tour On Ipswich Town & Waterfront

If your business holds regular events or event as one-off events adding these to Ipswich Town & Waterfront can give you additional exposure and help to raise awareness - and attendance too. This is...

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How To Upload Your Photo Album on Ipswich Town & Waterfront

Having a set of photographs is one of the best ways online to showcase what you offer, and can tempt customers to find out more. If you are not a whizz behind the camera then it is worth investing in...

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How To Post An Offer on Ipswich Town & Waterfront

Offers and discounts can be good way to attract new customers. It can also be a good way to connect with people who have used your services in the past, and act as a reminder for them to return as a customer...

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How To Post A Job Vacancy on Ipswich Town & Waterfront

A great benefit to our business members is to be able to promote their job vacancies. This is part of your business membership, so it's included within your membership fee. And what's more, we'll promote...

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How To Post An Article on Ipswich Town & Waterfront

Adding news stories is a good way to keep potential customers aware of developments that are happening in your business. And adding articles about the services you offer, and helpful hints and tips, can...

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How To Post An Event on Ipswich Town & Waterfront

If your business holds regular events, or even as one-off events, adding these to Ipswich Town & Waterfront can give you additional exposure and help to raise awareness - and attendance too. This...

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Sketchbook Strolls (Oct)

Join us for Sketchbook Strolls at Holywells Park!We welcome all ages of any skill, no experience necessary.A chance to:Make...

Holywells Park, Cliff Lane, Ipswich IP3 0PG, United Kingdom

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29/10/2017

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Ipswich Guided Walks (31st Oct)

a special Halloween walk for families! Must book in advance. Email: tourist@ipswich.gov.ukTel: 01473 258070Join...

St Stephens Church, St Stephens Ln, Ipswich IP1 1DP, UK

£4 per person
31/10/2017

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Ipswich Fireworks in the Park

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Soane St, Ipswich IP4 2BE, UK

£4.50 children (aged 5-15), £6 adults,children under 5 go free - in advance
04/11/2017

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Behind The Counter

Shops in their heyday: Roger KennellThis illustrated presentation explores the shopping experience in Ipswich during the...

17 Black Horse Ln, Ipswich IP1 2EF, UK

Free admission with a retiring collection. Donations of at least £2.00 per head are valued to maintain the series. Tea and coffee are served from 12.30pm.
09/11/2017

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Sketchbook Strolls (Nov)

Join us for Sketchbook Strolls at Holywells Park!We welcome all ages of any skill, no experience necessary.A chance to:Make...

Holywells Park, Cliff Lane, Ipswich IP3 0PG, United Kingdom

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26/11/2017

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Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir

Conductor: Colin EdgarFormed in April 1968, the SCMV Choir has built a reputation and tradition for music to entertain...

17 Black Horse Ln, Ipswich IP1 2EF, UK

Free admission with a retiring collection. Donations of at least £2.00 per head are valued to maintain the series. Tea and coffee are served from 12.30pm.
14/12/2017

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A collection of photographs of Christchurch Park in Ipswich....


Mabel

Without doubt, the most loved bird in Ipswich, you'll find Mabel sleeping in her tree in Christchurch Park - or maybe you won't!...


Maritime Ipswich - Fireworks

A collection of photographs of the Fireworks Display at Ipswich Waterfront as part of the Ipswich Maritime Festival....


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Build a community of loyal fans

A tutorial by Google on how to build a community of people who are interested in a business, subject or area of expertise....


5 Smart Ways to Promote Your Business Online

A helpful video that explains organic search, paid search ads, social and email marketing. Each of these have the ability to get your business noticed online. Learn a number of different...


Devising Your Online Marketing Plan

A helpful video from Google on how to create your online marketing plan....


How to create your website and make it look good

Another helpful video that can help you understand how to create a website strategy that can help your business stand out from the competition online. ...


Why your business needs a website

Another business focused video which explains the benefits of having a website to promote their business online....


Why Does Being Online Matter?

If you are a local business without a website, here's an interesting video explaining why being online matters to your new customers....


The future of social media | Mike Berry | TEDxUCL

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Building Brand - The Power of Social Media: Daryl D'Souza at TEDx

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