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7 things to do in Ipswich this weekend

PUBLISHED: 12:00 21 February 2018 | UPDATED: 15:58 21 February 2018

Why not take part in a DanceEast class this weekend? Picture: SU ANDERSON

Why not take part in a DanceEast class this weekend? Picture: SU ANDERSON

Fill your weekend with things to do in Ipswich - here are the events taking place on February 24-25.

Crazy For You starring Claire Sweeney, Tom Chambers and Charlotte Wakefield. Picture: WATERMILL THEATRECrazy For You starring Claire Sweeney, Tom Chambers and Charlotte Wakefield. Picture: WATERMILL THEATRE

Crazy For You

The Ipswich Regent

February 24

Get ready for a high energy, high kicking and gloriously glamorous show.

This is the ultimate feel-good musical starring Tom Chambers, Claire Sweeney and Charlotte Wakefield.

There will be two shows on Saturday - one at 2.30pm and one at 7.30pm.

To book tickets and watch a trailer visit the website. Read entertainment writer Wayne Savage’s chat with Claire Sweeney.

Cardinal Thomas Wolsey statue in St Nicholas Street. Picture: GREGG BROWNCardinal Thomas Wolsey statue in St Nicholas Street. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Thomas Wolsey Exhibition

Christchurch Mansion

February 24

Take your family on the Thomas Wolsey exhibition this weekend.

Explore some of the Ipswich Museums’ rarely displayed Tudor objects and delve deeper into Tudor Ipswich.

This exhibition brings together objects not seen before together outside of London.

To read more visit the website.

Take your little one to a DanceEast class. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNTake your little one to a DanceEast class. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Tots & Co

DanceEast

February 24

Take your little one to a class at DanceEast this weekend.

The Tots & Co classes are designed for one to three year-olds and their adults, and they will enhance your child’s co-ordination and rhythm.

There will be ribbons, hoops, balls and parachutes to take your child on an exciting dancing journey.

To find out more about the course visit the website.

Watch your children learn to dance. Picture: PHIL MORLEYWatch your children learn to dance. Picture: PHIL MORLEY

Creative Hip Hop

DanceEast

February 24

If you have a seven to 11 year old this could be the perfect course for them.

Students will learn how to interact with other dancers and how to express themselves through movement.

Beginning with an aerobic warm up, followed by technique practice and a great routine.

This class is for all abilities, you can find out more here.

Keep your children entertained by taking them to see something at the New Wolsey Theatre. Picture: CARL LAMBKeep your children entertained by taking them to see something at the New Wolsey Theatre. Picture: CARL LAMB

Storymaker - Little Story

New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

February 24

One for the little ones to enjoy.

If you have a three or four year old that loves silly stories and tremendous tales then you have got to come to meet the Storymaker.

Mums, dads, grans, grandads and siblings can all take part too.

To read more about the event visit the website.

Learn more about Ipswich with your family. Picture: CONTRIBUTEDLearn more about Ipswich with your family. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

The Making of Ipswich

Ipswich Art Gallery

February 25

Learn more about the story of Ipswich this weekend with your family.

This free exhibition will teach you about the people who have lived in Ipswich, show you stored collections and relive Ipswich memories.

Prepare to be fascinated.

To find our more visit the website.

Grab some popcorn and head to the cinema. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTOGrab some popcorn and head to the cinema. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO

Ferdinand Movies For Juniors

Cineworld

February 25

Why not spend Sunday morning at the cinema? With Movies For Juniors you can take your children to see a film for as little as £3.25 a ticket.

Cineworld are showing Ferdinand as part of their Movies For Juniors this week, you can catch the film at 10.30am.

Ferdinand tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home.

Watch the adventure unravel with your family - to book tickets visit the website.

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