Afternoon Tea Guided Walks

The 2019 series of the popular “Afternoon Tea” Guided Walks, arranged by Ipswich Tourist Guides, commences Wednesday 9th January. Each of the walks has a theme related to an aspect of Ipswich’s history and ends in one of the town’s independent Tea Rooms for a welcome cuppa and a piece of cake. The first walk, entitled “Behind Closed Doors” will be exploring the history, and characters, connected with some of the buildings in Ipswich’s historic Town Centre that many people may regularly walk passed every day. It commences at the…

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Theatre Royal Fundraiser with ITFC Legends

Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is pleased to announce details of the first fundraiser event of 2019, An Evening With the Ipswich Town Football Club Legends – Bryan Hamilton, Terry Butcher and Matt Holland will present an unmissable evening of stories and anecdotes about the club and their careers (Thu 17 Jan, 7.30pm). Bryan Hamilton, who spent five years with Ipswich Town Football Club and made over 150 appearances for the team, will host the evening. Bryan also gained 50 caps for Northern Ireland between 1969 and 1980 and later…

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Ipswich’s Best Food Vote!

Clean sweep for indies as the All About Ipswich Food & Drink FORKNIGHT awards are all won by independent businesses, with over 2,000 votes from the public. Ipswich Central’s annual campaign FOOD & DRINK FORKNIGHT (run by the All About Ipswich team at Ipswich Central), which has celebrated and promoted the town’s food & drink offer since 2013, sees independent restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs triumph in the Food & Drink FORKNIGHT awards; with small businesses winning all 12 awards. The winners below, as voted by over 2,000 members of…

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Stowmarket Chorale

The Apex concert hall in Bury St Edmunds was packed to the rafters for Radio Suffolk’s Carol Concert on 1 December in aid of Children in Need. A varied programme included local choral society Stowmarket Chorale, a brass band, a children’s choir, readings, and opportunities for the audience to sing along. Both audience and performers went away afterwards with happy smiles and in thoroughly festive mood, and had raised £3000 for Children in Need. Stowmarket Chorale brought out all the emotion and drama of the popular nineteenth-century French carol O…

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Women 100

The Women 100 Exhibition and Events launches 8 December 2018, and runs until May 2019 at the Ipswich Art Galleries and other venues in Ipswich.  Noise of Art is curating a programme of music and art events for an exhibition celebrating 100 years of women artists and featuring the forgotten Suffragist AK Browning. A successful artist in her life-time and friend of Sylvia Pankhurst, AK Browning, like many women, has been hidden by history. “She is ripe for reappraisal because she’s good.” (Rupert Maas, BBC Antiques Roadshow). Alongside Ipswich Art…

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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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