Ip-Art Festival at Ipswich
The Ipswich Arts Festival, the town's annual summer arts festival featuring an exciting programme of events across a multitude of venues and art forms.
This year Ip-art sees a positively pulsating programme of local, national and international talent make up an exciting and stimulating summer of festivities for Ipswich in 2013.
The festival launches with a weekend of free events as "Celebrate Ipswich" brings fairies to the Cornhill, craft markets to St Peter's Street and Ironmen to the Waterfront.
Christchurch Park is once again the scenic backdrop to festival favourites, including the exotic tempos and flavours of Global Rhythms and the Indian Summer Mela, as well as local talent and superstar making showcase Ipswich Music Day.
The park also sees Brian Blessed hosting The Film Night Spectacular, with a firework finale. We're not sure if he'll be donning his Flash Gordon wings but it's certainly set be one this year's highlights. Sherlock Holmes will be investigating some curious goings on at the Mansion Lawn as the Pantaloons perform the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective. There will be plenty of laughs as Silent cinema's Golden Years of Comedy come to DanceEast's Jerwood DanceHouse, with Chaplin and Keaton classics accompanied by a live pianist. And if that's not enough for you we have something a little different in the form of the spectacular Big Top where you'll be entertained by international burlesque, vaudevillian circus performers, fire breathers, aerial artistes and the weird and generally wonderful Benjamin Bloom. So get down to the festival this summer, it's elementary my dear.
Since 2006, literature has been a major part of the Ip-art festival, growing in scope and ambition - so much so that in 2013 it becomes a stand-alone event in the autumn. Literary Ipswich runs from 2nd to 6th October.
|Fri 21 Jun 2013 - Sun 7 Jul 2013|
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Town Centre, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 1DP
Map reference: TM 163445 Lat: 52.05663 Long: 1.15362
Fri 7 Dec 2012 - Sun 24 Nov 2013
Sun 26, Mon 27 May 2013
Sun 2 Jun 2013
Fri 7 - Sun 23 Jun 2013
Sat 8, Sun 9 Jun 2013
Sat 15, Sun 16 Jun 2013
Sun 23 Jun 2013
Fri 5 - Sun 7 Jul 2013
Thu 11 - Sat 13 Jul 2013
Thu 18 - Sun 21 Jul 2013
Sat 24 - Mon 26 Aug 2013
Sun 25, Mon 26 Aug 2013
Sat 28, Sun 29 Sep 2013
Fri 8 - Sun 10 Nov 2013
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|Fri 17 - Fri 31 May 2013||Food and Drink Forknight|
|Fri 7 Jun 2013||Archive Alive Mobile Cinema Tour|
|Sat 15, Sun 16 Jun 2013||Derelicht 01 ft Sian (Octopus)|
|Sun 23 Jun 2013||St Peter's Street Summer Market|
|Thu 22 - Mon 26 Aug 2013||Beer Festival|
|Sat 24 - Mon 26 Aug 2013||Maritime Festival|