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7 things to do in Ipswich this weekend

PUBLISHED: 16:26 27 February 2018 | UPDATED: 11:27 28 February 2018

Mike Pender, original voice of The Searchers, features in The Sensational 60s Experience this weekend. Picture: DAVID REDFERN

Mike Pender, original voice of The Searchers, features in The Sensational 60s Experience this weekend. Picture: DAVID REDFERN

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Get ready for a weekend packed with things to do in Ipswich. Here's a guide to events taking place from March 3-4.

Listen to Chris Farlowe in the Sensational 60s Experience at the Ipswich Regent. Picture: CONTRIBUTEDListen to Chris Farlowe in the Sensational 60s Experience at the Ipswich Regent. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

The Sensational 60s Experience

The Ipswich Regent

March 3

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 is bringing his Noisy Holiday show to the New Wolsey Studio Theatre. Picture: CONTRIBUTEDKid Carpet is bringing his Noisy Holiday show to the New Wolsey Studio Theatre. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Kid Carpet: Noisy Holiday

New Wolsey Studio Theatre, Ipswich

March 3

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.

Take part in musical theatre dance classes at DanceEast. Picture: MIKE KWASNIAKTake part in musical theatre dance classes at DanceEast. Picture: MIKE KWASNIAK

Musical Theatre Dance

DanceEast

March 3

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.

Learn more about Ipswich with your family. Picture: PAUL GEATERLearn more about Ipswich with your family. Picture: PAUL GEATER

The Making of Ipswich

Ipswich Art Gallery

March 3-4

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.

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

March 3-4

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's Family Concert will take you travelling in time. Picture: GREGG BROWNIpswich Symphony Orchestra's Family Concert will take you travelling in time. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Ipswich Symphony Orchestra Family Concert

Ipswich Corn Exchange

March 4

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.

Cakes and other goodies will be on sale at EACH spring craft and gift fair.  Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTOCakes and other goodies will be on sale at EACH spring craft and gift fair. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO

EACH Spring Craft and Gift Fair

Greshams, Ipswich

March 4

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.

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