“You should dream more, Mr. Wormold. Reality in our century is not something to be faced.” Graham Greene, Our Man in Havana.
A Mel Brooks style parody of the saucy D.H. Lawrence novel
A delicious celebration of Italian food and quality British ingredients
Six daytime talks that take you on a musical journey round England to explore how particular places have been reflected in music. - See more at: http:
A unique photo festival opening up an 'in-between' space and displaying photography in a contemporary and alternative way.
Celebrate the photography, textile and mixed-media artwork of Henry Curtis-Williams
Take a stroll along the Orwell, starting at Jimmy's Farm.
An Audience with Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe
An afternoon of traditional Scottish songs and poems.
One man and a guitar at The Arbor House...
Part of The Suffolk Walking Festival, this special guided walk will run from Shotley along the coast following the Arthur Ransome story.
Walk with local artists to look at parkland landscape.
Our original Colour Dash returns to Ipswich for the fourth year! All to raise money for EACH East Anglia's Children's Hospices.
An action packed, fun-filled beginners karting training day.
Join Inspire Suffolk for fun-packed activity days during half term.
A Suffolk day out like no other – a traditional county show and a unique celebration of food, farming and the countryside.
The next laugh is never more than a semiquaver away.
Fringe First winner Katie Bonna unpicks our obsession with lying.
A special 8-12 children's party exploring the story of "We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea".
Described in Timeout as one of the "Top 10 things to do in 2016," the UK's biggest and oldest Gin Festival is making our first ever trip to Ipswich.
The Suitcase Prize challenges theatre makers to think in an environmentally and economically sustainable way.
Young love. Mental health. Boy-meets-girl. Presented by On The Run.
Commencing at The Shipwreck, with walk will take you along the River Stour. Enjoy beautiful views, watch birds feed and stroll through marshes.
Three and a half hour cruise with smooth and soulful tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s.
Participants present new work at an early stage of development and ask for your feedback.
Participants bravely present new work at an early stage of development and ask for your feedback.
DollyWould: the cloning of a superstar
One woman attempts to articulate her experience of physical pain.
It’s a eulogy for a living soul. A preview performance presented by Victoria Melody.
Discover a healthier and more active lifestyle for your family!
The Orwell Singers - performing Faure, Brahms, Andrew Lloyd Webber, traditional Scottish & African folk songs and many more.
An uplifting show about friendship
Evie is thirteen and lives in North West London with her Mum. By Urielle Klein-Mekongo
What it is that irritates society so much about the shift from adolescent to adult?
This is what she would have said, if only we’d let her.
Learning How to Die might just change the way you live.
A flotilla sailpast to speed Nancy Blackett on her way to Holland in a recreation of the fictional voyage of the Goblin.
Prambling walk for dads!
Relaxing boat trip on a Sunday afternoon
A darkly comic look at the EU’s founding ideals
Nick Cassenbaum invites you into the Canning Town Schvitz
A funny, heartbreaking, deeply personal guide to bereavement.
A selection of the studio's best work introduced by Vivien Halas.
A highly entertaining piece on a deadly serious matter – diversity.
An exploration into unconventional love, state homicide and cats.
Byron is bipolar performance artist, Dave only communicates in insults.
The Ipswich 5k Summer Series returns in 2017 after a bumber 2016! This is the first in a series of runs at Christchurch Park.
Narnia doesn't exist. Lucy’s just realised. She's 26.
Death is no longer a moment. It is a process. A process that can be reversed.
Jack Rooke and his 85-year old Nan Sicely invite you to the happiest town in Britain
Come on board for a traditional treat and a cruise along the river!
After four successful editions in Dedham and Tunbridge Wells, the high-end pre-loved fashion sale that's creating a storm is back !
Real life story of an Amercian stockbroker's relationship with Afghanistan
Blending fantasy and reality, this playful show gently challenges our priorities in a world full of crisis.
Multi award-winner Kieran Hurley weaves a picture of a familiar city at its moment of destruction
The award-winning Mark Thomas brings his new stand-up show to Ipswich
Indoor market organised by I Make Fun Stuff, free entry!
A new writing sharing that explores disability, sex & relationships.
You’re facing imminent disaster, what would YOU do?
The danger lies not in machine becoming more like man but in man becoming more like machine.
Two puppets enter (insert show content) they leave. Hilarity ensues.
An hour of storytelling and play for children and families
Free exhibition featuring the work of arts organisations in Ipswich and beyond.
One man…one hotel room…three courses
Like 80s & 90s music?
Ipswich Town will welcome back Sir Elton John next summer when the pop icon appears in concert again at Portman Road.
Suffolk's Greatest Open Water Swim
The ultimate Jazz & Pizza night with the incredible Horn Factory, an 18 piece jazz orchestra!
Cosy Club are giving away a free pair of Cosy Club branded slippers to every Dad!
Bring your favourite fluffy friend to Christchurch Park for face painting, soft play, teddy bear hunts and teddy parachute jumping!
Enjoy a leisurely family afternoon cruise along the River Orwell to Felixstowe and Harwich.
A relaxing Sunday afternoon concert by Ipswich Choral Society. And with strawberries and cream of course...
Celebrate the beauty of one of Suffolk's finest rivers with a trip on Orwell Lady
Wednesdays Steak Night with Riverside Beef, a special treat just for Suffolk Day
The Appeal Theatre Group present: Gypsy. A musical fable based on the true life memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the legendary burlesque entertainer.
The first ever Suffolk Day! Celebrating everything that is great about Suffolk, we'll be finding lots of exciting things to do in Ipswich.
After Suffolk Day, come and celebrate our local seafood with Adnams fizz
Three days of live music, art, dance, film and workshops from a range of local, national and international jazz artists.
Our attractive summer programme combines one of the best-loved violin concertos with two entrancing works inspired by folktales.
The TED Talks star brings his hilarious new show about life, love & enabling Bluetooth to Ipswich
A concert of original music by Suffolk songwriters Chandra Grover and Carol Goates
Thomas Wolsey and the Diplomats
Clean Bandit, Olly Murs, Rick Astley and Elbow headline this year's Forest Live at High Lodge.
56th Thames Barge Match run by Pin Mill Sailing Club
Experience the magic of your favourite films in the open air...
Join the Suffolk Singers for a summer's evening of music in one of the UK's most outstanding churches.
Explore the Rivers Orwell and Stour on sailing barge Thistle
You are invited to the largest free one-day music event in the UK. Enjoy six stages of live music, fairground rides, food and fun!
Pantaloons' "A Midsummer Night's Dream", Shakespeare's best loved comedy.
A colourful celebration of worldwide music and culture. Enjoy two stages of live music, fairground rides, exotic food, crafts and more!
Fizz and wine tasting cruise with an Adnams' expert
Two days of great food and family entertainment with music from KT Tunstall, Scouting for Girls, Matt Cardle, BBC Introducing and many more.
A festival or tribute bands performing Queen, Oasis and more!
The region's largest outdoor theatre event, on your doorstep!
In the beautiful setting of Chantry Park, Ipswich Wheels 2017 celebrates all wheeled motion through the ages from the classics to modern vehicles.
Take part in either the 5k or 10k course through the town at night!
The Ipswich Maritime Festival returns to the Waterfront to bring a weekend of music, historical re-enactments, street food and more!
Meet at the Stable Block for a walk around the park at dusk to search for bats.
2017 will see the inaugural staging of the Great East Run in Ipswich.
The 5th Ipswich Cycle Swarm. Route lengths of 100, 50 or 25 miles through the Suffolk Countryside.
Lovely Jubbly! The Only Fools & Horses Comedy Dinner Show is an interactive dinner show where the audience dine in Del Boy’s very own restaurant.
A great day out to enjoy the East Coast’s winter bird visitors.
A series of 5k untimed runs staged within scenic Christchurch Park - run for fitness, for charity or just for fun!
Come and join Lord and Lady Apple for lots of Apple activities and warming refreshments.
Greg Davies, BAFTA nominated star of Cuckoo, Man Down, The Inbetweeners and Taskmaster, is back with his first stand-up show in four years!
Join us for a spectacular 80’s themed ‘Christmas Party’, with 2 nights of live cover bands, video disco, craft beers, cocktail bar & 3 course menu.