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February 2017

Twists and Turn Exhibition

25 February - 08:00 - 25 September - 17:00
Christchurch Mansion,
Free

How we style our hair reflects current fashions, ideas of beauty and reveals who we are. The Ipswich portrait collection records centuries of elaborate hairstyles, from the full curled powdered wigs sported by men in the 1700s to women’s bob-cuts of the early 1900s. An important ‘hair story’ in the collection is represented by the portrait of Mrs. Kilderbee (1723-1811) by Thomas Gainsborough (1727-88). This painting was thought to have been altered by Gainsborough years after its completion to update…

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June 2017

Clangers, Bagpuss & Co Exhibition

17 June - 10:00 - 29 October - 17:00
Ipswich Art Gallery, 1 Upper High Street
Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 3NE United Kingdom
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Clangers, Bagpuss & Co are coming to Ipswich Art Gallery! Entertain your inner child and celebrate your imagination with family favourites such as the Clangers, Bagpuss and Ivor the Engine. Winning the hearts of children from the 1950's to the present day, these original TV characters will take you back to your childhood and inspire the maker within us all. This exhibition is on tour from the V&A Museum of Childhood. See the exhibition before anyone else at the Curator's…

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July 2017

Summer of Sound at Ipswich Museum

24 July - 08:00 - 31 August - 17:00
Ipswich Museum, High Street
Ipswich, IP1 3QH United Kingdom
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Varied

Sing, dance, play or just make a noise at Ipswich Museum, Art Gallery and Christchurch Mansion this year with the 'Summer of Sound'. Percussion and Drumming - Tuesday 25 July Meet the Storyteller - Tuesday 1 August Steel Band Drumming - Tuesday 8 August Show and Tell - Wednesday 9 August Incredible Instruments - Wednesday 9 August Make your own Musical Instrument - Tuesday 15 August  

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August 2017

Maritime Festival 2017

19 August - 10:00 - 20 August - 22:00
Ipswich Waterfront, University Ave
Ipswich, Suffolk IP3 0FS United Kingdom
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Free
Maritime Festival

The Ipswich Maritime Festival returns to the Waterfront this August to bring two days filled with music, historical re-enactments, a variety of vessels, street food, fairground rides, punch and judy, a range of stalls and children’s activities. If that’s not enough we also have a fully programmed stage of live music performances, a bar area, fire performers and a firework finale on the Sunday night!

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Bat Walk

19 August - 20:00 - 21:45
Holywells Park, Myrtle Road, Ipswich
Ipswich, Suffolk IP3 0PG United Kingdom
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Free

Are you batty about bats? Join us at the Stables Block for a guided walk around the park to find some of the local bat residents of Holywells Park.

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Touching the Tide at Ipswich Art Gallery

23 August - 10:30 - 15:30
Ipswich Art Gallery, 1 Upper High Street
Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 3NE United Kingdom
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Free

Working with artists Jen and Heather, just drop in and discover more about coastal debris and create a masterpiece with mixed media. This is a free event and is funded by Touching the Tide. There are two sessions available: 10:30am to 12:30pm 1:30pm to 3:30pm This is a free event so no booking is required. All ages welcome but mostly suited to children aged 7-11 years.

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Petting Zoo Family Fun Day

23 August - 12:00 - 16:00
Holywells Park, Myrtle Road, Ipswich
Ipswich, Suffolk IP3 0PG United Kingdom
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Free

Come to Myrtle Meadow in Holywells Park for a Petting Zoo family fun day. Meet lots of different animals, from piglets and lambs to goats and chickens. With face painting and donkey rides.

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September 2017

Chopin and Friends at Holywells Park

2 September - 18:30 - 21:00
Holywells Park, Myrtle Road, Ipswich
Ipswich, Suffolk IP3 0PG United Kingdom
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£8 - £12

Chopin and Friends at Holywells Park Christine Stevenson - Piano A summer evening of Classical Music in the Walled Garden at Holywells Park Bar and Polish refreshments available Bring a picnic Tickets: Adults £12 Children £8 (A booking fee of £1.50 is included in these prices) Get your tickets Parking available at Athena Hall, IP3 0DT

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Magical History Tour

9 September - 11:00 - 12:30
Holywells Park, Myrtle Road, Ipswich
Ipswich, Suffolk IP3 0PG United Kingdom
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Free

Take a stroll around Holywells Park on this Magical History Tour. Learn about the history from medieval times to modern day. We will meet in front of the Stable Block at 11am.

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Eat the Beat

10 September - 12:00 - 19:00
Holywells Park, Myrtle Road, Ipswich
Ipswich, Suffolk IP3 0PG United Kingdom
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Free

Enjoy world music and world food served in Holywells Park Walled Garden on a giant plate of Eat the Beat fun! From Spanish flamenco and Iranian belly dancing to Morris men, samba troop and Ipswich's very own international Ska band, The Downsetters.

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October 2017

Oktoberfest – Ipswich Town Hall & Corn Exchange

6 October - 19:30 - 7 October - 19:30
Ipswich Corn Exchange,
£18.00

Brush the dust off your Lederhosen, Oktoberfest is back! Join us for Ipswich’s very own Oktoberfest in the Town Hall for an evening of Bavarian celebration. Enjoy authentic Bavarian food and beer accompanied by foot stomping, thigh slapping music with The Oompah Band (as featured on Channel 4’s ‘So Graham Norton’).  For a truly immersive Oktoberfest evening, why not don a traditional Bavarian outfit – lederhosen is encouraged! Tickets include German speciality food and a pint of beer. VIP tickets…

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Big Fun Run

14 October - 11:00 - 13:00
Christchurch Park, Christchurch Park
Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom
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£10.99

Big Fun Run is a 5k untimed run strictly for FUN where it’s all about relaxed exercise. There’s no times, no pressure, no sweat - just some easy moves and lots of laughs. The Big Fun Run series isn’t about Olympic level athletes charging about in record times, it’s about mums with prams, dad’s with toddlers, groups gathered together perhaps with some fancy dress thrown in, to make a fantastic fun mix. Are you getting a picture of something a…

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Dog Jog Ipswich

14 October - 14:00 - 17:00
Christchurch Park, Christchurch Park
Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom
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£12.99

Bring along your four-legged friend and have a bark in the park at Ipswich’s Dog Jog! Dog Jog is a unique 5k jogging event for you and your dog to get fit and have fun. Each event offers a relaxed, fun atmosphere with no times and no pressure, you and your pet pick the pace! Dog Jog is a brilliant opportunity to accomplish your personal goals with your dog by your side; whether you are raising money for a charity…

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Apple Day

21 October - 11:00 - 14:00
Holywells Park, Myrtle Road, Ipswich
Ipswich, Suffolk IP3 0PG United Kingdom
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Free

Come and join Lord and Lady Apple for lots of Apple Day activities and warming refreshments. Meet in the orchard for our biggest event of the year celebrating Holywells Park orchard with the Friends of Holywells Park.

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Oktoberfest at Christchurch Park

27 October - 17:00 - 28 October - 23:00
Christchurch Park, Christchurch Park
Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom
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£10

Wilkommen to the the UK’s ultimate Oktoberfest! Come the penultimate weekend of October our Bierhalle tent will be erected in Christchurch Park! Oktoberfest is the extremely popular German folk festival that has been celebrated in Munich, Bavaria for over 200 years, where people engage in all manner of music, games, entertainment, food, and singing. Friday 27 October: 5pm to 10pm Saturday 28 October: 12pm to 5pm Saturday 28 October: 6pm to 11pm Tickets: Early bird offers are available! Standing: £10…

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