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Ipswich Arts Festival 15 June

From

Bo Nanafana

14 July to

Adam Ant

Doctor Who: The Crash of the Elysium

Christchurch Park events

Matthew Bourne

Silent Cinema

The Importance of Being Earnest

Last Night of the Jubilee Proms

Indian Summer Mela

Principal sponsor

Ipswich Orchestral Society

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Fri SAT

15 - 14

June July

Perfectly positioned between the Diamond Jubilee celebrations and the Summer Olympics, the 2012 Ipswich Arts Festival promises entertainment, food for thought and fun for all the family. Highlights include the return of the spectacular Spiegeltent to Christchurch Park, with a full programme of dance workshops, classes and performances, plus a Swing Night, Salsa Party and Tea Dance. There’s a chance to help create your very own Doctor Who adventure at The Crash of the Elysium or to follow the fortunes of the infamous Margaret Catchpole at Bentwaters Parks. Lovers of literature can listen to M.J Hyland, Kate Summerscale and Deborah Bull, while film fans can savour a silent cinema treat of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin at the Spiegeltent or open-air screenings of Mamma Mia! and Cars 2.

Performing Arts Music Visual Arts Literature Film

As ever, Ipswich Music Day lies at the heart of the Festival, while Global Rhythm and the Mela build on the success of previous years. Renowned violinist Jennifer Pike joins Ipswich Orchestral Society for its summer concert at the Corn Exchange, while the Heart of England Orchestra provide a Last Night of the Proms experience, complete with fireworks, in Christchurch Park. So enjoy the stimulating exhibitions and lively literature, take part in the dance and drama and be moved by the music. Above all, be part of this memorable year’s Ipswich Arts Festival.

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Summer of Love!

Ipswich is in the mood to celebrate... and what a summer it’s going to be! There is so much going on during this dazzling diamond year. As well as Ip-art Festival, the most popular summer festival in the area, Ipswich has the New Wolsey Theatre’s PULSE Festival, which begins on Monday 25th May. Ipswich then celebrates the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with street parties, a Cornhill lunch and a picnic in Christchurch Park on Jubilee Weekend, 2nd to 5th June. You just

have time to catch your breath before the county’s biggest day out, the Suffolk Show at Trinity Park (Thursday 7th and Friday 8th June). The Maritime Ipswich Festival returns 18th and 19th August, with the Waterfront putting on the style as thousands of people are set to gather to see the town at its best. The Ipswich Beer Festival is again taking part in the Maritime Festival.

Chantry Park is the venue for the biggest concert of the summer - the fab four of JLS (with super support act Alexandra Burke). The date is 26th August so get along to the Tourist Information Centre or log on to www.ipswichregent.com for tickets.


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Created by Punchdrunk, award-winning internationally acclaimed pioneers in immersive theatre, The Crash of The Elysium is a live Doctor Who adventure in which the audience is the star of the show.

Tom MacRae writer and co-creator of The Crash of The Elysium says, “The show is unlike anything else you have ever experienced in the world of Doctor Who. This is your story, your mission, you are the hero. Everything depends on you. If you don’t turn up, the world does not get saved.”

Fri Sun

15 - 08

June July

The madness and brilliance of Doctor Who could not find a better theatrical partnership than Punchdrunk, and slamming these two incendiary giants together has produced the most exciting hour of entertainment anyone could ever wish for.

Punchdrunk are theatrical wizards. Their shows are a stunning blend of magic, excitement, adventure and impossibility. Once you enter a Punchdrunk show, the laws of physics are switched off until you leave again. There is no stage, there is no comfy seating, there is no division between the world of the audience and the world of the show. You are at the heart of the action, you drive the story forward. No two shows will ever be the same, no individual adventure will ever be repeated.

Venue: Crown Car Park School performances: Ages 8 to 12 Tue 19 June to Fri 6 July, 10am-1.50pm, Tue to Fri Family performances: Ages 7 to 12 Previews 6.30pm Fri 15 June. From 2pm on Sat 16 June and from 11am

on Sun 17 June. Sat 23, Sun 24 and Sat 30 June and Sun 1, Sat 7 and Sun 8 July, 11am-5.50pm After Dark performances: Ages 13+ only Previews from 7.30-8.20pm Sun 17 June Tue 19 June to Fri 6 July 6.30-8.50pm, Tue to Fri

Sat 23, Sun 24, Sat 30 June and Sun 1, Sat 7 and Sun 8 July, 7.30-8.20pm Running time: 60 minutes Register at least 15 mins ahead of allotted entry time Tickets: Schools £10 per person; Families £20 per person;

After Dark £25 per person Advance booking strongly recommended as capacity is strictly limited Due to the nature of the experience sensible footwear is compulsory For more information visit www.wolseytheatre.co.uk

Presented at Ipswich Arts Festival (Ip-art) by Manchester International Festival, The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich Borough Council, Suffolk County Council and Arts Council England

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Performing Arts Venue: Hush House, Bentwaters Parks Rendlesham, Woodbridge, IP12 2TW Time: Matinées 3.30pm / Evenings 7.30pm Tickets: £8 - £20 / £10 - £21 Booking: 01473 211498 www.easternangles.co.uk

Thu Sun

21 - 08

June July

Margaret Catchpole Marking their 30th anniversary, Eastern Angles present a classic Suffolk story staged in a spectacular venue. Margaret Catchpole is a tale of love and divided loyalty, featuring familiar faces from eighteenth century society, including brave seamen, distinguished doctors, cunning smugglers, corrupt clergy and characterful farmers. Following the fortunes of the infamous Margaret, this lively production charts her horse thievery and audacious jailbreak and shows how love can make fools of us all... Margaret Catchpole was originally staged in 2000. It is written by Alastair Cording and directed by Ivan Cutting. This production is performed in the atmospheric Hush House, with new music, dance and additional performers. In association with the Friends of Ipswich Museum Eastern Angles is offering pre-show tours of Christchurch Mansion and a shuttle bus service from Ipswich to the Hush House on 24th June, 26th June & 8th July (mats) and 29th July (eve). Tours £3, shuttle bus tickets £3 - book via the Eastern Angles Box Office 01473 211498.

High Voltage Venue: Jerwood DanceHouse Time: 4.30pm & 7.30pm Tickets: Full £7 / Concs £5 Booking: 01473 295230

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The annual celebration of dance from across the East of England promises to be an exhilarating showcase of talent. Each performance brings together a selection of DanceEast’s very best youth groups and adult community performance groups.

Performing Arts Sat Sun

23 - 24

June June

The performances on Saturday 23 June includes a collaboration between DanceEast and Suffolk County Music Service, featuring a new work by composer Robert Davies.

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Visual arts

St Peter’s Street Summer Market Venue: St Peter’s Street, Ipswich Time: 10am-4pm Admission free

Now in its third year, the St Peter’s Street Summer Market once again celebrates a diverse range of art and design, craft and vintage when it plays host to 30+ stalls. St Peter’s Street, situated between the town centre and the Waterfront, is one of Ipswich’s historic gems. It boasts an eclectic mix of independent businesses and eateries, many of which will be open on the day. The street is closed to traffic, providing a great chance to explore this quirky part of town, as well as to meet many local arts and craftspeople. We look forward to welcoming you to the Saints.

Sun

24 June

Music

Sun

24

June

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Venue: Isaacs Bar Time: 2.30-5.30pm Admission free Join the Next Generation steel band as they bring a flavour of the Caribbean to the picturesque Ipswich Waterfront and the historic Isaacs Bar. Enjoy something from the BBQ and soak up the carnival atmosphere. The courtyard area offers one of the largest beer gardens in Ipswich and is the perfect spot to relax and unwind in the summer sun.

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Patience (After Sebald) (12A) Film

Venue: Ipswich Film Theatre Corn Exchange Time: 7.30pm Tickets: £6.50 Info: www.iftt.co.uk

Poetryfest at Arlingtons Venue: Arlingtons Brasserie Time: 7pm Tickets: £2 at the door

Literature

Poet Heidi Williamson reads from her work and joins regular Café poets and festivalgoers to take us on a sparkling journey in verse.

Tue

26

June

German author and critic WG Sebald’s book The Rings of Saturn describes his walking tour of Suffolk and his historical and literary reflections. This highly enjoyable documentary looks back at his acclaimed book with contributions from friends and admirers. The film’s director will be in attendance to introduce the film.

hosted by Heidi Williamson

Tue

26

June Bring your ears, but better still share a favourite poem - or a few, if time permits. Simple rules: not much more than 40 lines, first come, first read. Heidi’s first collection Electric Shadow was published by Bloodaxe Books in 2011 and became a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. For more information go to info@poetryanglia.org

Performing Arts Wed Sat

27 - 30

June June

Happy Days Appeal Theatre Group Venue: New Wolsey Theatre Time: Evenings 7.45pm Saturday Matinée 2.30pm Tickets: Wednesday evening and Saturday matinée all tickets £8.50. Thursday and Friday £8.50 - £15 Booking: 01473 295900 or email: tickets@wolseytheatre.co.uk Goodbye grey skies, hello blue! Happy days are here again with Richie, Potsie, Ralph Malph and the ‘king of cool’ Arthur ‘The Fonz’ Fonzarelli.

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fri sat

Matthew Bourne’s Early Adventures

29 - 30

June June

Spitfire | The Infernal Galop | Town & Country 3 hit shows that launched the career of ‘Britain’s favourite choreographer’

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Venue: Ipswich Regent Theatre Tickets: £30, £25, £20, £15 Group Booking: Buy 20 get 4 free Schools: £5 off all ticket prices excluding boxes Concessions: £2 off top 3 prices excluding boxes

New Adventures presents Matthew Bourne’s Early Adventures - Celebrating 25 Years Hailed by The Observer as ‘the undisputed king of dance theatre’, Matthew Bourne’s company New Adventures has produced some of the most successful dance productions of the last 25 years including Swan Lake, Nutcracker!, The Car Man, Edward Scissorhands, Play Without Words, Dorian Gray and last year’s sell-out hit, Cinderella. Early Adventures is a unique opportunity for theatregoers to rediscover these rarely performed gems that saw the birth of the style, wit and sheer entertainment that have become hallmarks of the company today. 09 :


Performing Arts Venue: Christchurch Park Mansion Lawn Time: 7.30pm Tickets: In advance: Full £7.50 / Concs £5.50 £20 family ticket On the night: Full £10.50 / Concs £8.50 £30 family ticket

The Importance of Being Earnest The Pantaloons

Wed

27

June “You must not laugh at me, darling, but it had always been a girlish dream of mine to love someone whose name was Ernest ...” Everybody loves Ernest. The only trouble is, he doesn’t exist. Or does he? Oscar Wilde’s comic masterpiece gets The Pantaloons treatment in this anarchic take on the classic comedy of manners. Handbags at dawn! Bring a chair, rug and a picnic

Performing Arts

Thu

Body & Soul

June

Venue: Ipswich Film Theatre, Corn Exchange Time: 7.30pm Tickets: £6.50 Cert: TBA Info: www.iftt.co.uk

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As young dance partners Lotti and Tom prepare to compete in a major dance championship, a bond grows between them and they confide in each other the trials and tribulations of their difficult personal lives. But as the competition draws near, tension mounts and secrets are revealed. Filmed on location in Ipswich and directed by Joanna Carrick from Red Rose Chain. Cast and crew will be at the screening to talk about the film. : 10

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Literature

Sarah Hall & M.J Hyland in conversation with Georgina Wroe

Unsettling Stories

With short-listings for the Man Booker Prize and BBC National Short Story Award in common, M.J Hyland and Sarah Hall also share a formidable talent for writing. But there the similarity ends. Sarah Hall has a poet’s ear for metaphor, rhythm and the nuances of voice. Her new short story collection, along with her four novels, are distinguished by a rich, sensual intensity, showing an acute understanding of the Cumbrian landscape and its people.

Venue: Spiegeltent, Christchurch Park Time: 6.30pm Tickets: £8 / Concs £6

Fri

29

June Literature

A Fiction Masterclass with M.J Hyland: The Art of Storytelling

In stark contrast M.J Hyland’s three novels are dispassionate and minimal, revealing the extraordinary in the mundane. Her dialogue is terse and realistic, whilst her prose is characterised by a remarkable use of the present tense. Georgina Wroe discusses plot, character and place with these two award-winning authors. Sarah Hall, finalist judge for the Festival Short Story Prize, will announce the winners at this event. We are grateful to University Campus Suffolk for sponsoring the prizes.

Sat

30

June In this practical, hands-on workshop, Bookershortlisted author, M.J Hyland teaches you the fundamentals of writing great short stories. Drawing on 20 years’ experience as an editor, writer and teacher, Maria talks in direct and entertaining terms about how to turn your early drafts into strong, publishable fiction. Author of three award-winning novels, M.J Hyland regularly gives masterclasses for The Guardian and The Faber Academy and lectures in creative writing at the University of Manchester.

Venue: Admiral’s House, 13 Tower Street Time: 10.30am-4.00pm Tickets: £40 including lunch (sandwiches and coffee) Info/Booking: 01473 253992 Book at ip-art.com

For your work to be edited and critiqued by M.J Hyland, sign up for the workshop and send a 1,000-word prose sample, preferably the first 1,000 words of a short story or a novel-in-progress, to Sara Newman at artsroute@keme.co.uk by 8 June 2012. Every participant will be sent a copy of your work and asked to read it in preparation for this practical and intensive fiction workshop. 11 :


Music

Sat

30

Global Rhythm

Venue: Christchurch Park (nearest entrance on Soane Street or Fonnereau Road) Time: Noon to 6pm Admission free

An array of live entertainment, art and food from across the world guarantees that Global Rhythm brings you a colourful and exciting celebration of worldwide cultures. Showcasing music and dance from South America and the Caribbean to Africa and beyond, Global Rhythm provides the perfect opportunity to sit back, relax and get into the festival spirit. The carnival parade brings communities together and showcases their own carnival creations, developed during a series of costume design workshops held earlier in the year. No glass or glass bottles are permitted in the arena.

June

Samba Mapangala & Orchestra Virunga (DR Congo)

Shurwayne Winchester (Trinidad & Tobago)

Soothsayers (Brixton, UK)

Denyse Plummer (Trinidad & Tobago)

The Magic Tombolinos (Argentina /Portugal/Italy/Costa Rica)

Reggae Rainbows (Ipswich)

Eastbound Carnival & Ipswich Bloco with Rebuscar Scrappy & The Tropical Storm Band The Downsetters Son Yambu Lima Calbio Cediq Havana CSI International Steel Band ...and much, much more

With thanks to the High Commission of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago

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Music

Sat

30

June

Ipswich Orchestral Society Venue: Ipswich Corn Exchange Time: 7.30pm Tickets: Balcony £14 / Floor £12 Concs £10 / Under 18s £7 Soloist: Jennifer Pike Conductor: Adam Gatehouse Gershwin: Cuban Overture Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending Elgar: Enigma Variations Ipswich Orchestral Society welcomes Jennifer Pike back to the Corn Exchange to perform one of the great favourites of the violin repertoire, Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending. BBC Young Musician of the Year 2002, a Proms debut at the age of the 15 and a dazzling sequence of performances with renowned orchestras from around the world have marked the remarkable development of a very special talent. Join the orchestra for its Summer Concert as it performs a programme of spectacular contrasts, combining music from the end of the British Empire with works from two of the leading American composers of the 20th century. Line-up correct at time of print

Akenfield (PG) Film

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Sat

30

June Venue: Ipswich Film Theatre, Corn Exchange Time: 3pm and 7.30pm Tickets: £6.50 Info: www.iftt.co.uk

The most famous film made in Suffolk, this beautiful and moving film is adapted from Ronald Blythe’s novel and directed by Sir Peter Hall and tells the story of a momentous day in the life of farm labourer Tom.

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SAT

30

JUNE

With special guests Natasha Marsh and Nathan Pacheco

Last Night of the Jubilee Proms Heart of England Philharmonic Spectacular Fireworks Finale A sensational programme of stirring favourites

Christchurch Park, Ipswich Gates open 6pm, concert 8pm Box Office: 01473 433100 www.ip-art.com

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Music

The glorious setting of Christchurch Park provides a dramatic backdrop to a spectacular summer’s evening concert. Gather your friends and family, enjoy your picnic before the performance and raise a glass at this unique celebration that you will never forget - the quintessential British summer event.

Join the Heart of England Orchestra for an evening of Proms classics and flag-waving favourites, accompanied by an explosive firework finale. Featuring Rule Britannia, Jerusalem, Nessun Dorma, 1812 Overture and a host of modern favourites.

Venue: Christchurch Park (nearest entrance on Westerfield Road) Time: Gates open 6pm. Concert begins at 8pm and ends at approximately 10.10pm. Tickets: £24.50 (£19.50 before 31 May 2012). As part of Ipswich Borough Council’s commitment to encouraging young people to experience a diverse range of quality events, all children aged 16 or under are admitted free when accompanied by a ticketholding adult. Parking on site available: £5 per car. Bring a chair, rug and a picnic. No glass or glass bottles are permitted in the arena (except wine or champagne).

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MUSIC

SUN

Ipswich Music Day

01

JULY

This year sees the 21st anniversary of Ipswich Music Day, one of the largest, free, one-day music events in the UK.

STAGES

Town 102 Pistols & Vultures Two Steps Twice Special Ks Mohawk The Rhythm Rockits The Sharps The Outlines The Downsetters

East of England Co-operative Society Chasing Storms The Dove & Boweevil Band Funky Voices Co-op Juniors

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Hemingway Ipswich Community Gospel Choir Benjamin Bloom

Grapevine Lucy Hall Joe Gibbings Lauren Wigfall Hipidi Georgette and The Distraction For The Love of Bob Ethan Ash Spacecake Eliott McCall Jon Hart Band

Maglia Rosa Group Fred’s House

ICR & CSV Rogues Cradle 99 Echoes Turning Days Polar Collective Dirty Addiction 3rd-I The Kabeedies The Future Has Beens Blacktop Harrison

Suffolk New College The Grenadiers Fick as Fieves

Asa Jennings Housework Varma Pilots The Nolan Brothers The Blackout Bombs East Town Pirates

BBC Radio Suffolk Helen Abbey’s Verao Serenity Zest Steemy Dan The B Goodes Matt White & The Emulsions Double Barrel Buster James

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The event features a selection of the brightest talents to be found in Suffolk and East Anglia and spans almost every type of music. Performances take place across five stages and in the Spiegeltent throughout the day, with classical programmes in Christchurch Mansion and nearby St Margaret’s Church and Bethesda Church.

There is also plenty of other entertainment on offer: fairground rides, children’s activities, stalls and a variety of food. Music Day is the perfect setting for an enjoyable, exciting day out with family and friends. This event is only possible with the support of all our partners on the day and we would like to thank Ipswich Star, East of England Co-operative Society, ICR FM and CSV Media, Town 102, BBC Radio Suffolk, Heart FM and Suffolk New College. Venue: Christchurch Park Time: Noon to 8pm Admission free (minimum £1 discretionary contributions welcome, includes programme) No glass or glass bottles are permitted within the park.

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Poetry Tent

LITERATURE

The CSV Poetry Tent 2012 looks to be the most exciting yet, hosted by the irrepressible John Row. There are tempting treats to suit all tastes, with a range of spoken-word performers appearing throughout the day, as well as some new acts with diverse dexterity and word smithery from the radical lounge. For the chance to perform, either sign up on the day or email cadtaylor@gmail.com to book a spot. The mic is yours to share stories, poems and spoken thoughts... come and be enlightened.

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Music Mon

02

July

Olympic Voices Venue: Ipswich Corn Exchange Info: 01473 408310

Tue

03

July

Prepare for the Olympics and join over 1000 children from the whole region in the musical event of a lifetime. This unforgettable day of vocal music from around the globe celebrates the energy and inspiration of joining together as a ‘world voice’. Every child is taken on a high-energy and funpacked journey through singing from crazy warmups to the basics of beat-boxing and sounds from every continent and every generation.

Literature

Writers’ Café

hosted by Ruth Dugdall & Ed Broom Venue: Room 1 Arts Building, University Campus Suffolk Neptune Quay, Ipswich IP1 1QJ Time: 7pm Admission free

Always stimulating and inspiring, the Writers’ Café is a platform for new writing. This lively, informal evening is open to all: simply bring your short story, dramatic monologue or an extract from your embryonic novel and enjoy an eclectic literary evening. Ruth Dugdall, author of three novels set in Suffolk and winner of the prestigious Debut Dagger for The Woman Before Me, joins Ed Broom, blogger and first Ip-art Short Story Prize winner, to host the evening and read from their work.

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Reading places will be allocated on the night by drawing names from a hat; reading slots will be limited to five minutes each. For a map and directions to the venue visit the UCS website www.ucs.ac.uk under the FIND US link. Parking is free in the main car park.

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Literature

Wed

04

July

Kate Summerscale in conversation with Lesley Dolphin Venue: Town Hall, Ipswich Time: 6.30pm Tickets: £8 / Concs £6 From the bestselling author of The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, filmed as an ITV Drama Premiere, comes a brand-new true story of a scandal that rocked Victorian England. Kate Summerscale’s eagerly anticipated new book is a compelling account of romance and fidelity, insanity and fantasy, which explores the boundaries of privacy in a society clinging to rigid ideas about

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marriage and female sexuality. Mrs Robinson’s Disgrace brings vividly to life a complex, frustrated Victorian wife, longing for passion and learning, companionship and love. In conversation with Lesley Dolphin, BBC Radio Suffolk presenter, Kate shares her fascination with Victorian society, allowing us a glimpse of its secretive, darker side.

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Literature

Fri

06

Deborah Bull

July

in conversation with Alexandra Carter

Venue: Jerwood DanceHouse Time: 6.30pm Tickets: £8 / Concs £6 Booking: 01473 295230 With a matchless contribution to the arts as practitioner, advocate and creative director, Deborah Bull’s book The Everyday Dancer is a vibrant and compelling picture of a life in the day of a dancer, written from a unique perspective behind the footlights. Following a glittering career with The Royal Ballet – the fulfilment of her childhood dreams – Deborah became Creative Director of the Royal Opera House in 2008. As a writer and presenter, she has shared her experiences with

honesty and humour and, broadening her horizons further, has campaigned for public funding for the arts as well as speaking on issues including ageism, health and well-being and the ‘hot housing’ of young talent. Deborah is in conversation with Alexandra Carter, Visiting Professor of Dance at University Campus Suffolk.

Suffolk Concert Band Classics Venue: Holy Trinity Church, Back Hamlet, Ipswich, IP3 8AJ Time: 7.30pm Admission free

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In a year when we celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and host the London 2012 Olympics, enjoy a glorious British summer evening of music with the Suffolk Concert Band in the setting of Holy Trinity Church (the

Fri

06 July first church to be built in Ipswich since the Reformation). Suffolk Concert Band perform a programme of traditional and modern wind band music from the shows, marches, overtures and much, much more. Book at ip-art.com


Literature

‘Getting To Where You Want To Be’ Writers’ Workshop with Andrew Burton In association with The Writer’s Compass Venue: Admiral’s House 13 Tower Street Time: 9.30am-12.30pm Tickets: £20 Booking: 01473 253992

Sat

07

July

Are you an aspiring writer looking to gain motivation and confidence? Or an experienced writer wanting to make sure your career is on track? Or perhaps you simply want to explore how to reach your full potential as a writer? Using exercises from The Writer’s Compass DIY guide to professional development planning, this inspirational workshop will enable you to assess where you currently are, identify where you would like to be and develop an action plan to turn your writing ambitions into reality. Suitable for writers of all levels of experience.

Performing Arts

Flamenco Express

fri sat

06 - 07

July July

Venue: Jerwood DanceHouse Time: 7.30pm Tickets: £12 / £8 Conc Booking: 01473 295230 Flamenco is music, sex and history all rolled into one. The fiercest expression of the human spirit ever devised. The Flamenco Express policy is simply to give the best flamenco performers pure artistic freedom and share that night’s journey with the audience. Tonight’s performance features the vast talent of Jose Merino. From his professional debut in 1992 under none other than José Granero, Jose has constantly danced with the greatest names in flamenco all over the world. Not to be missed. “Utterly riveting variations of firecracker beats... tumultuous fervour... indelible gracefulness...” The Stage

Workshop with Flamenco Express

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Venue: Jerwood DanceHouse Time: 3-5pm Ages: 16+ years Tickets: £10 Booking: 01473 295230

This class introduces and develops all Sat elements of Flamenco, uniting them through their common rhythmic structures. Come and taste this sensual June art-form, and take your first steps to obsession. Live accompaniment from Chris Clavo. (Wear hard-soled shoes and large skirts/waistcoats.)

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Open-air screenings Film

Sat

07

Cars 2 (PG)

July

Venue: Christchurch Park (nearest entrance on Westerfield Road) Time: Gates open 9.30am, screening 10.30am Tickets: In advance - Full £3 person / £10 family ticket (max. 2 adults and up to 3 children or 1 adult and 4 children) On the day - All tickets £4 Star race car Lightning McQueen and the incomparable tow truck Mater take their friendship to new places when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world’s fastest car. But the road to the championship is filled with surprises when Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage.

Mamma Mia! (PG) Sat

07

July

Film Venue: Christchurch Park (nearest entrance on Westerfield Road) Time: Gates open 7pm, screening 8pm Tickets: In advance £4 On the night - Full £7.50 / Concs £5.50 Longing to discover the identity of her true father before she exchanges her wedding vows, spirited Sophie (Amanda Seyfried), daughter of a oncerebellious single mother Donna (Meryl Streep), secretly invites a trio of paternal candidates to her upcoming wedding. Now, as three key figures from Donna’s past return to the picturesque Mediterranean shores they all walked 20 years before, one beautiful bride will discover the secret of her past while one lonely mother finds out that it’s never too late for a little romance.

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Indian Summer Mela

SUN

08

July

Venue: Christchurch Park (nearest entrances on Soane Street or Fonnereau Road) Time: Noon to 6pm Admission free The Ipswich and Suffolk Indian Association holds its tenth Indian Summer Mela, a rich and colourful celebration of South Asian culture. Highlights include stunning and vibrant performances of Indian dance, songs, music and poetry, as well as Yoga and Bollywood workshops, a vibrant market and an Indian food village. Spend the day exploring and enjoying this exciting expression of Asian culture at this family-friendly festival.

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Performing Arts

Love Story

Wed Sat by Erich Segal

Venue: New Wolsey Theatre Time: 7.45pm Tickets: £8.50 - £15 Booking: 01473 295900

11 - 14

July July

Book and lyrics by Stephen Clark Music and additional lyrics by Howard Goodall Inspired by Erich Segal’s best-selling iconic novel and one of the most romantic films of all time, this life-affirming musical tells a simple story. Oliver Barrett IV went to Harvard and Jenny Cavilleri to Radcliffe. He was rich, she was poor. He was sporty, she played music. They fell in love, but she died. But don’t be misled into thinking that this is just a sad story; it is fast moving, with funny dialogue and beautiful music, a touching and moving celebration of love and life. If you liked the book and film, you will love the critically acclaimed musical that received three Olivier nominations in 2011. Book early to avoid disappointment.

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Performing Arts Fri

12

July

Rhys Darby This Way to Spaceship Rhys (Murray from ‘Flight of the Conchords’) takes us on an autobiographical journey from meek geek to king of cool. This show is a handy guide to living your life like you’re the champion no one’s heard of. In the end, you might just find you’ve been invited to recolonise another planet.

This new standup show accompanies Rhys’ first novel, This Way to Spaceship, ‘a handy autobiographical end of world companion’. The show promises to combine everything Rhys is known for, surreal musings, hilarious stories from his life and a healthy dollop of nonsense and fantasy. Venue: Ipswich Regent Time: 8pm Tickets: £20.00 Unsuitable for under 14s

Music

Sat

13

July Venue: Ipswich Corn Exchange Time: 7.30pm Tickets: £28.50

Adam Ant & The Good, The Mad &  The Lovely Posse Book at ip-art.com

The legendary Adam Ant brings his all-hits and new material show exclusively to Ipswich. Stand and Deliver, Ant Rap, Kings of the World Frontier, Friend or Foe and Prince Charming to mention but a few are all there in this amazing colourful and theatrical show. Not to be missed – pure entertainment.

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Spiegeltent

Fri sat

22 - 14

June July

Spiegeltent (schpea·gael·tent), n. [mirror [German] + tent] 1. An amazing mirrored tent coming to Christchurch Park this summer. 2. Packed full of daytime workshops and spectacular evening events, ie. absolutely unmissable!

Music

Bo Nanafana presents: Speakeasy

Swing Hop

Fri 22 June An evening of jazz-age dazzle from the Roaring 20s in the glittering Spiegeltent Speakeasy. Starring Swing Zazou – a thoroughly modern electro gypsy jazz band – and cabaret from Kiki Kaboom – half sex kitten, half clown, all woman! DJs, Compère Pete Dobbing, free dance class and surprises.

Sat 23 June Let the Bo Nanafana Social Club whisk you back to the 1950s for a sizzling night of rock n roll, rockabilly and hot jumping jive starring Carmen Ghia And The Hot Rods, with Cabaret from International Burlesque star, singer and cabaret artiste, Kiki

Fri Sat

22 - 23

June June Kaboom, East Coast Swing Dance Class from Cal’donia’s Swing Dance Society and Vintage DJs and Surprises! Dress fancy in your 50s finery. Time: 7.30pm - midnight Tickets: £15 / £12 Conc

Dress fancy Gals: Gauche flappers and Social Butterflies Guys: Dapper chaps, Valentinos and Gatsbys Time: 7.30pm - midnight Tickets: £15 / £12 Conc

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Music

John Bramwell (I Am Kloot) Time: 8pm Tickets: £8 in advance, £10 on the night John Bramwell, the singer from Manchester band I Am Kloot, plays an exclusive solo show. The band had a storming 2010 with the release of their album, the Mercury Music Prize-nominated Sky At Night (produced by Elbow’s Guy Garvey) and sell-out shows across the country, including Halifax Minster and Manchester Cathedral. John will be playing songs old and new, including exclusive previews from the next I Am Kloot album, as yet untitled.

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June Performing Arts

Quiet Act of Destruction Time: 7.30pm Tickets: £10/ £8 Conc

Mon by New Art Club

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Following on from last year’s award-winning five-star hit show Big Bag of Boom, New Art Club bring you a brand-new interactive, physical, meaning-fuelled and music-infused comedy experience. During the show the audience are split into two villages and are encouraged to compete in a series of wild games and activities. Around this, Roden and Shenton weave an hilarious tale (based on a true story) about a rural conflict over the renaming of a train station. With an exhilarating and eclectic soundtrack, including Roots Manuva, The White Stripes, Kraftwerk, Penguin Café Orchestra, and some live experimental physical beat-boxing, Quiet Act of Destruction is a comedy experience pitched somewhere between a game show, a stand-up show and a church garden party. HHHH “This pair of idiots look like they have a great future ahead of them” The Telegraph Book at ip-art.com

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At the Spiegeltent, Christchurch Park Film

TUE

Silent Cinema

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With live piano accompaniment by Wendy Hiscocks

Time: 7.30pm Tickets: Full £7.50 / Concs £5.50

Experience two masters of cinema in three classic movies SHERLOCK JR Buster Keaton A film projectionist longs to be a detective, and puts his meagre skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend’s father’s pocketwatch. (40 mins) ONE WEEK Buster Keaton Buster and Sybil exit a chapel as newlyweds. Among the gifts is a portable house you easily put together in one week. It doesn’t help that Buster’s rival for Sybil switches the numbers on the crates containing the house parts. (20 mins)

Supported by Ipswich Film Theatre

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EASY STREET Charlie Chaplin A reformed tramp becomes a police constable who must fight a huge thug who dominates an inner city street. (23 mins)

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Performing Arts

Thu

28

June

Festival Asylum Time: 7.30pm - midnight Tickets: £10 / £8 Conc Festival Asylum presents an exciting evening crammed full of live music and jaw-dropping cabaret performance fresh from the UK’s independent festival

scene. Eight-piece festival favourites Sam and the Womp deliver an irresistible blend of high-energy Balkan/ Ska. Prepare to be wowed by the dazzling Natalya’s incredible burlesque routine featuring a bed of nails, and the evening’s host

Paul Preston Mills who will be keeping things in general disorder. Expect rudeness, agitprop, rhymes of little consequence and maybe even a song! Come attired in your festival finest and prepare for a night of dance and mayhem.

www.myspace.com/samandthewomp www.theatre-de-decadence.com

Literature

Sarah Hall & M.J Hyland in conversation with Georgina Wroe Book at ip-art.com

Fri

Time: 6.30pm Tickets: £8 / Concs £6 See page 11 for full details

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at The Spiegeltent, Christchurch Park Sun sat

01 - 14

July July It’s showtime at the DanceEast Speigeltent! Get ready for a fantastic fortnight of classes and performances in Christchurch Park as part of Big Dance 2012 and Ip-art. It will be a great place to enjoy dance, get fit, have fun and learn new skills. If you have never experienced dance, then this summer is a great time to start.

Highlights over the two weeks include:

Swing Night with the Cal’donias Monday 2 July, 8.00pm Learn the moves of vintage swing and then to authentic music from the 30s and 40s.

Hafla - An Evening of Eastern Delights Wednesday 4 July, 7.00pm The Hafla (arabic for ‘party’) will include live music and a performance by Zahara Belly Dance.

Family Cabaret Show Saturday 7 July, 1.00pm Featuring the best family-friendly performers including HulaBoy, fun dancing duo Levantes, and amazing giant slinkies!

Adult Cabaret Show Saturday 7 July, 8.00pm, 16yrs+ With Stephen Fry favourite Tina C, this show includes the Burlesque artist Madame Galina the ballerina, the incredible HulaBoy and Sugar Dandies, as seen on Britain’s Got Talent! There will also be a chance to learn some Hula moves after the Family Cabaret show and a Burlesque workshop before the Adult Cabaret Show. : 30

Dirty Dancing inspired night Monday 9 July, 8.30pm Inspired by the film, for one night only the Spiegeltent is Kellerman’s Holiday Park! Dress up for this fun themed disco. Learn the moves from 7pm! Book at ip-art.com


Performing Arts

Tango Milonga with Suffolk Tango Tuesday 10 July, 8.00pm A chance to learn and dance Argentine tango in a social setting. With live music and a full bar.

VoluptĂŠ Burlesque Bonanza Thursday 12 July, 8.30pm, 18yrs+ Bringing a twist of burlesque with a sizzling show direct from their cabaret Supper Club in the heart of London.

Salsa Party with Salsa Chillout Friday 13 July, 7.00pm Dance the summer evening away with this sizzling Salsa party! Taster class from 7.00pm with the party from 8.00pm

Big Suffolk Dance Party culminating with a Silent Disco Saturday 14 July, all day!

This is just a taster of whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on, there are lots of other classes, workshops and performances so visit www.danceeast.co.uk for full programme and booking details!

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Visual arts

Revisitations Saatchi Gallery returns to Ipswich Art School

Fri Sun

23 - 26

Mar Aug

Venue: Ipswich Art School Gallery Time: 10am-4pm (Tue to Sun) Admission free Info: 01473 433691 The Saatchi Gallery returns to Ipswich Art School with another exhibition of contemporary visual art from this internationally renowned collection. This follows the extremely successful opening show at the Ipswich Art School Gallery in 2010. Works on show this year use a wide range of media and techniques. Experience their physical qualities such as scale and size, dimension and materiality. Explore ideas around fantasy and imaginative fiction in which animate and inanimate objects take on altered and heightened lives of their own. The artists represented this year are David Batchelor, Steve Bishop, Spartacus Chetwynd, Matthew Darbyshire, Tessa Farmer, Brian Griffiths, Aleksandra Mir, Guerra de la Paz and Bedwyr Williams.

Visual arts

On the Trail of Saatchi Venue: Ipswich Art School Gallery Time: 10am-4pm (Tue to Sun) Quiz sheets: 50p each. No need to book. Info: 01473 433691

Fri Sun

15 - 08

June July

Have a go at this quirky quiz trail, which will help you to explore the Art School and its latest exhibition.

Visual arts

Recent paintings

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Venue: John Russell Gallery Info: 01473 212051 www.thejohnrussellgallery.co.uk

Mon Sat

- 23 28 May June

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Open Access Young People’s Saturday Art Club

June

Venue: Ipswich Art School Gallery Time: 10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm Suitable for ages 7 to 16 Tickets: £2. No need to book Info: 01473 433691 For one day only, IAS’s Young People’s Saturday Art Club opens its doors for drop-in sessions. Come and have a go at a range of creative activities and be inspired. With regular Art Clubbers on hand to guide you through some of the activities they have experienced throughout the term, this is a fantastic opportunity to engage in collaborative learning processes and to share ideas. These fun and experimental art clubs are held fortnightly throughout term time, enabling young participants (7 to 11 and 11+ years) to work with practising artists, discover new techniques and develop artistic ideas.

Visual arts

Sat

Artists As Parents As Artists

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July

Venue: Ipswich Art School Gallery Time: 2.00pm-3.30pm Tickets: £3 on the door (under 16s £1.50). Visitors can also purchase a £10 family ticket valid for up to 5 people. Adults and children welcome Booking: 01473 433691 Artists Townley and Bradby’s collaborative art practice uses games, live events, journeys and interventions to explore public space and how it can be used in multiple ways simultaneously. Book at ip-art.com

As practising artists with young children, they have spent the last year thinking about the question ‘How can work and family life exist as a single entity?’ Looking at some artworks they’ve made

when their children have been present, this fun family session draws from the current (Saatchi) display, combining play to invite discussion around artistic production, family life and ideas

around children’s involvement - children’s rights, decision-making within the family, creativity and tradition, spontaneity and craft.

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Ipswich Art School Gallery Pop-Up Print Shop

Tardis trail

Fri Sun

15 - 08

June July

Get It Off Your Chest Sun

08 July Venue: Keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter for locations Time: Noon to 2pm Tickets: ÂŁ5 per item. ÂŁ3 if you bring your own T-shirt Info: 01473 433691 Come and experiment with good old-fashioned typography and graphic design to create a brand for yourself with a personal logo, to make a bold statement or to celebrate your favourite band. Using a basic screen-print stencil technique you can make a poster and/ or a T-shirt, to produce a one-off 2-D work on paper or a unique wearable artwork.

Venue: Christchurch Mansion Time: 10am-4pm (Tue to Sun) Quiz sheets: 50p each. No need to book. Info: 01473 433691 Get your time-travelling hat on and try out this multi-era quiz trail. Discover some interesting things about the Mansion, its long history and the treasures it holds.

Visual arts

The End

Thu Sat

28 - 28

June July

Venue: Waterfront Gallery, University Campus Suffolk Admission free The Waterfront Gallery presents The End, the work of four artists who, for the past academic year, have been resident at UCS. Juan Jose Guerra was born in 1978 in Caceres, Spain. He studied art and engineering. His work involves several approaches; primarily he is interested in the relationship between music, painting and dance. Sam Robinson was born in 1981 in London, where he studied at Chelsea and Goldsmiths Colleges. He works in a variety of media. Mariah Skellorn was born in Suffolk in 1982. She studied at Edinburgh College of Art. As an artist photographer, her work is concerned with the environment and the future. Jon Smedley studied at Manchester and Norwich, his range of work is eclectic. : 34

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Visual arts

Fri Sun

15 - 08

June July

Music for a Victorian Museum

Venue: Ipswich Museum Time: 11.30-12.30pm and 2.30-3.30pm, Tues-Sat Admission free Info: 01473 433569 Roger Eno’s ‘Music for a Victorian Museum’ uses ‘traditional’ instruments (violin, clarinet, cello, harmonium, accordion and bells) in a piece using a far from traditional method of composition. The original musical elements were written in such a way as to work harmonically together, whilst silent tracks allow random periods of rest in each part. Visit the Victorian Gallery in Ipswich Museum to experience the unique results of a project originally conceived as a show of thanks to members of staff, past and present, who have made Roger Eno’s children so welcome to this extraordinary place.

Visual arts Venue: Christchurch Mansion Time: 2pm (tour lasts about one hour and involves climbing stairs)

Wed

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July

Tickets: £4. Numbers are limited; advance booking is strongly recommended. Booking: 01473 433681 Enquiries: www.foim.org.uk

Sat

07

July

Portraits & Panels

Passing the Time

The earliest images at Christchurch Mansion from the Tudor period contain some subtle symbolism. One of the Mansion guides from the Friends of Ipswich Museums takes you on a tour of the house to find out what these images can tell us about the people and thinking of the time.

Christchurch Mansion is home to many clocks, mostly by local makers. Find out more about some of the collection on this tour and talk by one of the Mansion guides from the Friends of Ipswich Museums.

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Map 01 Admiral’s House

05 Crown Street Car Park

10 Regent Theatre

02 Arlingtons Brasserie

06 Holy Trinity Church

11 Ipswich Waterfront

03 Christchurch Mansion

07 Ipswich Art School Gallery

12 Isaacs

Christchurch Mansion Lawn Christchurch Park

13 Jerwood DanceHouse

08 Ipswich Corn Exchange

14 Sir John Mills Theatre

Ipswich Film Theatre

Spiegeltent

15 St Peter’s Street & St Nicholas Street

Ipswich Town Hall

04 Cornhill

09 Ipswich Institute

16 The John Russell Contemporary Art Gallery 17 The New Wolsey Theatre 18 Tourist Information Centre 19 University Campus Suffolk

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