The Orwell Challenge

Do you need to raise funds for a charity, good cause, sport’s club or youth organisation? The ready-made answer is the Orwell Challenge. Just enter and arrange your own sponsorship and the Rotary club will organise the event for you. The Orwell Challenge, previously known as the Orwell Walk, has been organised for the last 42 years by Ipswich East Rotary Club and has enabled £3 million to be raised for local good causes. The next event will be held on Sunday 23 June 2019. Each entrant pays an entrance…

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Singing Safari Concert

2018 brings the seventh annual Singing Safari concert to Ipswich. In October 2018 an intrepid bunch of singers set off on an imaginary Singing Safari to collect songs from all over the world. Led by choirmaster Chris Rowbury, their journey ends in Ipswich where they will share the songs they’ve learnt. The Singing Safari is delighted to be joined for the first time by the Columbines folk trio. This promises to be an evening of singing to stir the soul, warm the heart, and revive the spirits on a cold…

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Roma Nicholson

Ipswich singing sensation 13 year-old Roma Nicholson, has just launched her debut album on Sunday 28th October at the Railway Pub on Foxhall Road, Ipswich in front of a crowd of 100 fans who turned up eagerly to hear songs of her new album Teen Spirit which follows on from her debut EP from last year Welcome to the Waterfront. The young singer-songwriter performed songs from her debit album including the song Stronger which was released on World Mental Health Day, which is about fighting back against bullying and was co-written…

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Ipswich Women’s Festival Continues

Ipswich Women’s Festival Group, together with many other organisations across Ipswich, are planning a Festival to celebrate 100 years since the first women got the vote. Now, with a generous £10,000 award from lottery-based Awards for All, they are able to go ahead with their ambitious plans. The project, Women’s Voices, Women’s Votes – 100 years on, aims to reach out to all parts of the community to celebrate together the achievements of women in the last 100 years, to explore how far women still have to go to be…

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Ipswich High School Summer Fete

If you are looking for something to do on a sunny summer afternoon then Ipswich High School’s summer fete may be for you. This annual event is being held in the beautiful grounds of Woolverstone Hall on Saturday, June 23. The fete is open to all and admission is free. This year the school is celebrating being at Woolverstone Hall for 25 years. The organisers are promising that the fete will feature lots of fun, food and entertainment. A variety of local craft stalls attend and their wares will appeal…

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Community Market

Community market bursting with fresh local produce Freshly picked local produce will be on offer at the community garden’s next market on Friday 8th June, at the CRESS Pavilion, Halifax Road, Ipswich IP2 8RE, from 10am to 12.30pm. There will also be a selection of excellent quality plants on offer, grown at our walled garden project, to spruce up your garden or windowsill. Meanwhile, young people from Chantry Academy will be behind the serving hatch this month with a wonderful selection of cakes and goodies they have made – so…

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Popular Afternoon Tea Walk Series Continues

The latest in the series of “Afternoon Tea Walks” arranged by the Ipswich Tourist Guides, takes place on Monday 29th January. Entitled “An Ipswich Almanac” the walk explores some of the major – and some of the quirky – events and happenings in Ipswich’s 1500 year history that helped shape the town – from the opening of the new Town Hall (celebrating 150 years this weekend) and the granting of a Royal Charter over 800 years ago, to the rudimentary provision of a Fire Service in the 16th Century. The…

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Ipswich Ravens Volleyball

This last month saw another big entry in the popular 6-a-side indoor series held at Northgate School, with six teams in Div 1 including Ravens men, and eight teams in Div 2 including their ladies. The men’s team included four of their improving juniors and remarkably managed to win their initial pool with exciting victories against local rivals Ipswich and Stowmarket. This meant they qualified for the final group, where they followed up with an excellent performance in losing narrowly to Lakenheath, who have not yet lost a match this season,…

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DanceEast To Host U.Dance 2018

Following four days of youth dance celebrations in Birmingham earlier this year to mark One Dance UK’s U.Dance 2017, it was revealed that DanceEast will host the national event for the first time in 2018. Each year, the U.Dance festival showcases a selection of dance groups from all over the country, as well as providing young people with the chance to take part in workshops and masterclasses with dance industry professionals, and inspire each other with a love of dance. The 2018 festival will run in July, across both DanceEast…

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New Wolsey Theatre’s 2018 Spring Season

This spring, the New Wolsey Theatre will present the premiere of Our Blue Heaven, a brand new musical in celebration of 40 years since Ipswich Town’s historic FA Cup Victory. The production runs from Friday 4th to Saturday 26th May. With a hasty wedding, a first birth and missing tickets to contend with, will our mad-keen Ipswich fans make it to the final? Can the town navigate the frozen pitch at Bristol Rovers, the rioting Millwall supporters at the Den, dodgy refereeing at Villa Park and make it all the…

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