Ipswich''s very own arts festival continues to attract some of the best local talent and has gained a huge crowd following...up to 200,000 people are expected to attend more than 70 events at a wide range of venues.
As well as using the more traditional spaces, Ip-Art takes exhibitions and performances into public buildings and spaces throughout the town. This colourful combination brings tradition, innovation and imagination to the arts in Ipswich.The Ip-Art festival is organised by Ipswich Borough Council in conjunction with the festival management group comprising of arts partners across Ipswich.
This year sees the 21st anniversary of Ipswich Music Day on July 1st, one of the largest free one-day music events in the UK. The event will feature a selection of the brightest talents to be found in Suffolk and East Anglia and will span almost every type of music. The music will be performed across five stages and the Spiegletent throughout the day (as well as classical performances in the mansion and nearby St Margaret's church).
There will also be plenty of other entertainment on offer; fairground rides, children's activities, stalls and a variety of food will be on offer. It's the perfect setting for an enjoyable, exciting day out with family and friends.
The Ipswich & Suffolk Indian Association holds its tenth Indian Summer Mela on July 8th, a rich and colourful celebration of South Asian culture.
Highlights are set to include stunning and vibrant performances of Indian dance, songs, music and poetry, as well as Yoga and Bollywood workshops, a vibrant market and an Indian food village.
Spend the day exploring and enjoying this exciting expression of Asian culture at this family-friendly festival.
Many events are free