7 things to do in Ipswich this weekend
PUBLISHED: 16:26 27 February 2018 | UPDATED: 11:27 28 February 2018
Get ready for a weekend packed with things to do in Ipswich. Here's a guide to events taking place from March 3-4.
The Sensational 60s Experience
The Ipswich Regent
Enjoy a slice of 60s musical nostalgia, in this brand new production for 2018.
There are five acts on the bill to make up a varied evening of entertainment.
They are Mike Pender (original voice of The Searchers), Chris Farlowe, Herman’s Hermits, The Fortunes and The New Amen Corner.
To book tickets and see a trailer, visit the website.
Kid Carpet: Noisy Holiday
New Wolsey Studio Theatre, Ipswich
Aimed at youngsters aged three to eight, this lively show features live music, theatre, comedy, puppets and animation.
It’s a silly story about going on holidays, featuring flying tents, diving bears and massive carrots.
There are two performances, at 11am and 1.30pm.
To read more about the show and see a trailer, visit the website.
Musical Theatre Dance
Children aged from 11 to 16 can get a taste of life as a West End star in this energetic class.
Develop your technique and learn routines inspired by West End productions.
Although the main focus is dance, the classes also include acting and singing.
To find out more and book, go to the website.
The Making of Ipswich
Ipswich Art Gallery
Learn more about the story of Ipswich through the ages with your family.
This free exhibition will teach you about the people who have lived in Ipswich, show you stored collections and relive the town’s memories.
Prepare to be fascinated.
To find out more visit the website.
Thomas Wolsey Exhibition
Take your family to see the Thomas Wolsey exhibition this weekend.
Explore some of the Ipswich Museums’ rarely displayed Tudor objects and delve deeper into the town’s past.
This exhibition brings together objects not seen before together outside of London.
To read more visit the website.
Ipswich Symphony Orchestra Family Concert
Ipswich Corn Exchange
Time Travellers is the theme for this concert, featuring Gusford Primary School Choir, Daleks and more.
It will be full of family musical favourites, including Dr Who, Star Wars, Wallace and Gromit, Star Trek and Finding Big Ben.
There will be a chance to try out musical instruments on stage. Come in fancy dress if you like.
For more details, visit the website.
EACH Spring Craft and Gift Fair
If you’re looking for a special Mother’s Day gift, you will find plenty of ideas at this craft fair, running from 12noon to 4.30pm.
There will be more than 50 stalls, with items including candles, cakes, sweets, handmade gifts, cards and jewellery.
The event is in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).
For details of the venue, visit the website.