Sushi, origami and Tai Chi enjoyed by shoppers at Sailmakers

Retail therapy, the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Suffolk show how to take the stress out of shopping. P

Retail therapy, the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Suffolk show how to take the stress out of shopping. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER PHOTOGRAPHY LTD - Credit: James Fletcher Photography Ltd

Shoppers got a taste of sushi and serenity during a four-day Asian spring festival in Ipswich.

Tai Chi workshop with the Taoist Society Group of Suffolk. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER PHOTOGRAPHY LTD

Tai Chi workshop with the Taoist Society Group of Suffolk. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER PHOTOGRAPHY LTD - Credit: JAMES FLETCHER PHOTOGRAPHY LTD

Sailmakers Shopping Centre staged the extravaganza, which included a range of activities for all ages – and even a demonstration of the ancient martial art of Tai Chi by members of the Taoist Tai Chi Society Group of Suffolk.

Chopstix�'s Ana Maria Ripanu with Saturday'�s favourite order, caramel chicken with salt, pepper and

Chopstix�'s Ana Maria Ripanu with Saturday'�s favourite order, caramel chicken with salt, pepper and barbecue topping. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER PHOTOGRAPHY LTD - Credit: JAMES FLETCHER PHOTOGRAPHY LTD

From arts and crafts to karaoke, a range of entertainment was also enjoyed by adults and children – including lantern making, origami, painting, and sushi-making.

The centre’s manager Mike Sorhaindo said: “It went really well and I believe we had as many adults as children involved in the various activities with the karaoke proving particularly popular. There were lots of different crafts to try and the photowall was a big hit with lots of visitors keen to dress up. We’ve got more events like this in the pipeline including a Caribbean carnival in August to bring a West Indian flavour to our summer.”

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