8 things to do in the Ipswich area this weekend

Legend � The Music of Bob Marley is at the Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe, on March 17. Picture: Carrascoe

Legend � The Music of Bob Marley is at the Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe, on March 17. Picture: Carrascoecija@hotmail.com - Credit: carrascoecija@hotmail.com

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- The Music of Bob Marley, at the Spa Pavilion in Felixstowe on March 17. Picture: @Carrascoec

Legend- The Music of Bob Marley, at the Spa Pavilion in Felixstowe on March 17. Picture: @Carrascoecija@hotmail.com - Credit: @Carrascoecija@hotmail.com

Legend - Music of Bob Marley

Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe

March 17

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.

Dancers, pictured here at a rehearsal, are joining Ipswich Choral Society in Ipswich Remembers this

Dancers, pictured here at a rehearsal, are joining Ipswich Choral Society in Ipswich Remembers this weekend. Picture: MATTHEW CLARKE/IPSWICH & DISTRICT PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY - Credit: Archant

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Ipswich Remembers

Ipswich Corn Exchange

March 17

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's annual exhibition is at the Town Hall on Saturday. Pictu

Ipswich and District Photographic Society's annual exhibition is at the Town Hall on Saturday. Picture: PAUL GEATER - Credit: Archant

Ipswich and District Photographic Society Exhibition

Ipswich Town Hall

March 17

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.

Rope, by Patrick Hamilton, at the New Wolsey Theatre. L-R Phoebe Sparrow & Sam Jenkins-Shaw. Photo:

Rope, by Patrick Hamilton, at the New Wolsey Theatre. L-R Phoebe Sparrow & Sam Jenkins-Shaw. Photo: MARK SEPPLE - Credit: Archant

Rope

New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

March 17

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.

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

Learn more about Ipswich with your family. Picture: PAUL GEATER - Credit: Archant

You Are Here - The Making of Ipswich

Ipswich Art Gallery

March 17-18

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.

Circus Petite is in Martlesham this weekend. Picture: SIMON BALLARD

Circus Petite is in Martlesham this weekend. Picture: SIMON BALLARD - Credit: Archant

Circus Petite

Dan’s Meadow, Bealings Road, Martlesham

March 17-18

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.

Lindisfarne are performing at Best Western Hotel, Copdock, this weekend. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Lindisfarne are performing at Best Western Hotel, Copdock, this weekend. Picture: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: Contributed

Lindisfarne Live

Best Western Hotel, Copdock, Ipswich

March 18

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 will be at the Ipswich Regent on March 18. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

And Finally.. Phil Collins will be at the Ipswich Regent on March 18. Picture: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: Archant

And Finally... Phil Collins

Ipswich Regent

March 18

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.

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