SPILL Festival of Performance: En Masse Various Locations across Ipswich, 26-30 October 2016

What's on?

SPILL Festival of Performance is an international festival of live art, activism and performance presenting the work of exceptional artists from around the globe.

Created in 2007 by artist Robert Pacitti and produced by Ipswich-based Pacitti Company, SPILL is now recognised as one of the world’s premier artist-led festivals of radical live work.

This year, SPILL returns to Ipswich for the third time with a big friendly beast of a programme – over 100 events spanning live performance, installation, gigs, film, discussions, parties and more. You don’t have to be an art expert to enjoy SPILL, plus with all tickets £10 or £5, a range of amazing value passes and over a third of the festival completely free, it’s super easy to get involved.

Radical Live Art

SPILL Festival, Ipswich

SPILL is known around the world for its radical live art. This year sees world premieres of SPILL Commissions from Mem Morrison, Shabnam Shabazi, Martin O’Brien and Mike Challis, plus performances by 35 of the UK and Ireland’s boldest, brightest experimental makers. Find out more at SPILL Festival.


Photo: Mem Morrison (UK), Luminous, photo by Julian Ward.

Kids + Families

SPILL festival

SPILL is bringing its biggest ever lineup for kids and families to this year’s festival. One hightlight is a participatory performance for children, Beastie, which sees the group explore the Ipswich Waterfront with a mysterious, scary and friendly creature.

Sound + Music

There’s also an extensive Sound + Music programme coming to Ipswich, with gigs in unexpected venues all across the town, with everything from experimental sound installations at Christchurch Park to party nights.

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