Ipswich: Ip-art Festival Launches

Two weeks of music, art and films begin in Ipswich this evening.

There’s a range of events over 17 days across the town including live music, open air films and dance acts.

The big finale on Sunday 7th July will be a whole day of live music for the Ipswich Music Day – one of the biggest free one-day gigs in the UK.

The festival's been going every year since 2003 and this year is the 22nd anniversary of the Ipswich Music Day.
One's to watch this year?
21st June
-          Grapevine Live Sessions - With The Phil Jackson Rock n Roll Band
-          Iron Man
-          The Doors Experience
22nd June
-          Silent Cinema - Golden Age Of Comedy
-          Bo Nanafana: Social Club
23rd June
-          Haughley Hoofers Clog Dancers
-          Peter Pan and the Woolverstone Wish Flutter of Fairies
-          Woman’s History Walk and Tea at Arlingtons
-          The Saints Summer Street Fair
-          Steel Band at Isaacs
24th June
-          Stomp Workshops
25th June
-          Romeo & Juliet
-          The Writing Is On The Wall
-          St Mary-le-Tower Church Concerts
-          Comedy at Dove Street Inn
26th June
-          Into The Woods
-          Constable's Masterpieces by John Sheeran
-          New Angle Prize For Literature Shortlist Showcase
-          St Mary-le-Tower Church Concerts
27th June
-          Waterfront Art & Architecture
-          Religion & Poetry In T.S Eliot
-          The Best of British Animation (cert TBC)
-          Into The Woods

28th June
-          Into The Woods
-          Stuff In The Attic
-          St Mary-le-Tower Church Concerts
29th June
-          Colourscape
-          St Mary-le-Tower Church Concerts
-          Global Rhythm
-          Into The Woods
-          Stuff In The Attic
-          The Vaudevillian With Agent Burlieque
-          Ipswich County Library Multicultural Day
-          Ipswich Orchestral Society - Summer Concert
30th June
-          Art Alfresco
-          Colourscape
-          Hands-On Family Art
-          Indian Summer Mela
1st July
-          Writers' Cafe at Costa Coffee
-          Benjamin Bloom - Weird and Wonderful
2nd July
-          Sculpture Trail
-          Stringfever (Years 3-6) - Schools concert sponsored by Ipswich School

3rd July
-          Sherlock Holmes
-          Suffolk Schools' Dance Jam!
-          In Health and in Sickness - The History of The Bartlet
4th July
-          A Question Of Art
-          Gossamer Thread’s Curious Cabaret
-          Suffolk Schools' Dance Jam!
-          In Health and in Sickness - The History of The Bartlet
5th July
-          Open Air Screening - Les Miserables (12A)
-          Festival Asylum presents Dizraeli and the Small Gods
-          Chico & Rita (15)
-          Suffolk Schools' Dance Jam!
-          In Health and in Sickness - The History of The Bartlet
6th July
-          Chico & Rita (15)
-          Strictly Confidential
-          Gideon Conn
-          Film Night Spectacular - Concert in the Park
7th July
Ipswich Music Day
The festival runs from Friday 21st June to Sunday 7th July. For more information go to the festival’s website:  http://www.ip-art.com/

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