8 things to do in the Ipswich area this weekend
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There are all kinds of events and shows in store in the Ipswich area this weekend. Here’s our guide to eight things to do.
Legend - Music of Bob Marley
Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe
When you’re thinking of classic reggae, Bob Marley is the first name that comes to mind.
This stage show celebrates the musical icon, with a cast re-creating hits such as No Woman No Cry, Jammin’, Is This Love and Exodus.
Many more reggae classics also feature in the two-hour concert extravaganza.
For details and to book, visit the website.
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Ipswich Corn Exchange
A local cast of 200 dancers, musicians, singers and digital artists will be involved in this commemoration of Ipswich in the First World War.
Ipswich Choral Society and independent dance artist Mary Davies are taking part in the event, featuring Howard Goodall’s Eternal Light: a Requiem.
The Arts Council and Dance East are supporting the event.
There are two performances, at 2.30 and 7.30pm. For details, see the website.
Ipswich and District Photographic Society Exhibition
Ipswich Town Hall
It’s your last chance to catch the annual exhibition by Ipswich and District Photographic Society on Saturday.
A wide range of prints and projected images by the talented members are on show.
The event is taking place in the Council Chamber, and admission is free.
The event runs from 10am to 4pm. For more information about the society, visit their website.
New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich
Fancy a chilling thriller? If so, this spine-tingling production should fit the bill.
The drama, which finishes its run on Saturday, centres on two young men who commit a murder just for fun. But will they get away with it?
Based on a real case and written by Patrick Hamilton, the story was famously filmed by Alfred Hitchcock.
There are two performances, at 2.30 and 7.45pm. To find out more and book, visit the website.
You Are Here - 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.
It traces the Ipswich story from prehistoric times to the present day.
To find out more visit the website.
Dan’s Meadow, Bealings Road, Martlesham
Roll up, roll up and enjoy family entertainment this weekend.
Circus Petite from Ipswich is presenting a show including clowns, jugglers, hula-hooping, magic and fire displays.
The circus, taking place in a 150-seater tent, is ideal for all ages.
For more details and to book, visit the circus website.
Best Western Hotel, Copdock, Ipswich
If you’re a folk-rock fan, now’s your chance to hear the classic band in concert.
A classic six-piece line up of long-time members will perform hits including Meet Me On The Corner, Fog On The Tyne and Lady Eleanor.
The band is fronted by founder-member Rod Clements on vocals, mandolin, fiddle and slide guitar.
For more details and to book, visit the website.
And Finally... Phil Collins
Top Phil Collins tribute band And Finally... are performing in Ipswich at the start of their European tour.
They will perform hits including In the Air Tonight, Sussudio, Another Day in Paradise and a selection from Phil’s Genesis archive
The show’s new frontman is Chris O’Connell taking the role of Phil.
For more details, see the Regent website.