County's newest arts festival launched

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.


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"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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