Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 3°C

min temp: -1°C

Search

See stunning pictures from fireworks display at Christchuch Park , Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 22:58 04 November 2017 | UPDATED: 09:34 05 November 2017

The fireworks display at Christchurch Park, Ipswich. Picture:NIGE BROWN.

The fireworks display at Christchurch Park, Ipswich. Picture:NIGE BROWN.

Archant

The skies above Ipswich lit up this evening with one of Suffolk’s biggest firework displays, attended by thousands of spectators.

Crowds gathered to enjoy the display.Picture: NIGE BROWN. Crowds gathered to enjoy the display.Picture: NIGE BROWN.

Alchemy Fireworks’ musical extravaganza got underway at 8pm for the 46th annual celebration at Christchurch Park.

The display from Alchemy Fireworks. .Picture:NIGE BROWN. The display from Alchemy Fireworks. .Picture:NIGE BROWN.

Gates opened two hours earlier so that crowds could soak up the atmosphere and enjoy attractions including a fun fair as well as food and drink.

.Jelella and Amelia Maciute.Picture:NIGE BROWN. .Jelella and Amelia Maciute.Picture:NIGE BROWN.

Entertainment was scheduled to include performances from Soul Riot, Chelsea Francis, Funky Voices and The Emma Dodd School of Performing Arts.

Annabel and Coralie Fell-Clark. Picture:NIGE BROWN. Annabel and Coralie Fell-Clark. Picture:NIGE BROWN.

New attraction, the Big Heads parade also attended as well as the fire juggling act Tri Fie R.

Chelsea and Ernie Richer. Picture:NIGE BROWN. Chelsea and Ernie Richer. Picture:NIGE BROWN.

Organised by the 11th Ipswich Scouts, the annual fireworks raised funds to support activities for hundreds of young people each year.

Tracy Priestley and Bobby Coyle. Picture:NIGE BROWN. Tracy Priestley and Bobby Coyle. Picture:NIGE BROWN.

Wet weather earlier today cleared up in time for the celebrations to begin.

Leila Bird and Aivah Spink. Picture:NIGE BROWN. Leila Bird and Aivah Spink. Picture:NIGE BROWN.

Displays have been held across the region this evening, with more scheduled to take place tomorrow, which is the official Guy Fawkes Night.

Daisy and Lilley Drink. Picture:NIGE BROWN. Daisy and Lilley Drink. Picture:NIGE BROWN.

Sue and Ben Keen. Picture:NIGE BROWN. Sue and Ben Keen. Picture:NIGE BROWN.

Lucy and Keziah Page. Picture:NIGE BROWN. Lucy and Keziah Page. Picture:NIGE BROWN.

.Lucia Tong with Dean, Sophie, Sue and Kayleigh Murton.Picture:NIGE BROWN. .Lucia Tong with Dean, Sophie, Sue and Kayleigh Murton.Picture:NIGE BROWN.

Tammy and Isabelle Palmer.Picture:NIGE BROWN. Tammy and Isabelle Palmer.Picture:NIGE BROWN.

Jahmai White. Picture: NIGE BROWN. Jahmai White. Picture: NIGE BROWN.

.Sienna Petal and Kylach Youngman. Picture: NIGE BROWN .Sienna Petal and Kylach Youngman. Picture: NIGE BROWN

Donna and Shane Hammond. Picture: NIGE BROWN Donna and Shane Hammond. Picture: NIGE BROWN

Evee and Gwithion Harding-Double. Picture: NIGE BROWN Evee and Gwithion Harding-Double. Picture: NIGE BROWN

Senella Butler. Picture: NIGE BROWN Senella Butler. Picture: NIGE BROWN

Alicja Sternik. Picture: NIGE BROWN Alicja Sternik. Picture: NIGE BROWN

Grzegorz Sternik. Picture: NIGE BROWN Grzegorz Sternik. Picture: NIGE BROWN

Imogen and Alyssa Forsdyke. Picture: NIGE BROWN Imogen and Alyssa Forsdyke. Picture: NIGE BROWN

Anna- Maria Bors. Picture: NIGE BROWN Anna- Maria Bors. Picture: NIGE BROWN

Lily Phillips. Picture:NIGE BROWN Lily Phillips. Picture:NIGE BROWN

The 80s are officially back, with Fame The Musical coming to the Ipswich Regent later this year.

Film award shows seem to be losing favour with audiences. Arts editor Andrew Clarke wonders whether its because the audience for movies is changing and the Oscars and BAFTAs are reacting by rewarding the wrong films.

Talented students at Suffolk New College organised and filmed their own Jools Holland-style show showcasing some of Suffolk’s brightest talent.

The Bury Festival is one of the cornerstones of Suffolk’s cultural calendar. Arts editor Andrew Clarke speaks to festival director Nick Wells and takes a look at the treats in store during this year’s 10 day extravaganza.

The cast of new musical An Officer and a Gentleman has been revealed, featuring top West End talent.

Taj Mahal chef Sayid swaps the kitchen for the stage in The Chef Show, part of PULSE presents.

Weighing in at more than 60 dates between October and this June, The Sensational 60s Experience is just about the biggest show dedicated to the music of that decade. This time, the line-up is colossal, with six artists – three groups and three solo acts.

How to have a go at Winter Olympics sports in East Anglia

The Proclaimers are coming to the Ipswich Regent later this year.

Suffolk popstar Ed Sheeran arrives at BRIT Awards ceremony - wearing a wedding ring?

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24