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County's newest arts festival launched

PUBLISHED: 10:41 16 May 2003 | UPDATED: 13:52 03 March 2010

EAST Anglia's newest arts festival, Ip-Art, was launched last night at the legendary glass Willis building in Ipswich.

The two-week event, running from June 28 to July 13, will encompass music, drama, dance and fine arts as well as crafts, storytellers, carnivals and a small ships' race.

EAST Anglia's newest arts festival, Ip-Art, was launched last night at the legendary glass Willis building in Ipswich.

The two-week event, running from June 28 to July 13, will encompass music, drama, dance and fine arts as well as crafts, storytellers, carnivals and a small ships' race.

The event was opened by Ipswich mayor, Penny Breakwell, who said the emphasis of the fortnight was art in the community – making the arts in all its forms accessible and enjoyable to all.

She added: "Ip-Art involves dozens of arts events – bringing together visual arts, performing arts, literature, film and music.

"It includes the perennial favourite Ipswich Music Day, which alone attracts between 30,000 and 40,000 people to Christchurch Park, and the Ipswich Community Carnival and its vibrant parade."


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