Eight things to do in and around Ipswich this weekend

Circus Petite is entertaining people this weekend in Felixstowe. Picture: SIMON BALLARD

Circus Petite is entertaining people this weekend in Felixstowe. Picture: SIMON BALLARD - Credit: Archant

Looking for something interesting to do in the Ipswich area this weekend? There’s plenty of choice.

Enjoy all the fun of the circus this weekend in Felixstowe. Picture: SIMON BALLARD

Enjoy all the fun of the circus this weekend in Felixstowe. Picture: SIMON BALLARD - Credit: Simon Ballard

Circus Petite

Beachside Events Area, Felixstowe

March 24-25

Roll up, roll up and enjoy family entertainment this weekend, as it’s the last two days of Circus Petite’s visit to Felixstowe.

The family show includes 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.

Islands in the Stream, starring Richard Rutherford as Kenny Rogers and Andrea Patterson as Dolly Par

Islands in the Stream, starring Richard Rutherford as Kenny Rogers and Andrea Patterson as Dolly Parton. Picture: ENTERTAINERS - Credit: Archant

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Islands in the Stream

Ipswich Regent

March 24

There’s a treat in store for country fans this weekend, with a chance to enjoy the songs of Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.

Leave your 9 to 5 worries at the door and get ready for a night in the company of country music royalty!

The stage show includes hits like Jolene, Ruby, 9 to 5, Lucille, Here You Come Again, The Gambler and Coward of the County.

Richard Rutherford and Andrea Patterson portray Kenny and Dolly. For more details and to book, see the website.

Macbeth by Mark Bruce Company is at DanceEast this weekend. Pictured here are the witches. Picture:

Macbeth by Mark Bruce Company is at DanceEast this weekend. Pictured here are the witches. Picture: NICOLE GUARINO - Credit: Archant

Macbeth

Dance East, Ipswich

March 24

A new dance and theatrical reimagining of Shakespeare’s tragedy arrives at Dance East this weekend.

The Mark Bruce Company presents the touring production, with direction and choreography by Mark Bruce.

The bloodthirsty Macbeths are played by Jonathan Goddard and Eleanor Duvall.

To find out more, visit the Dance East website.

Pick up some book bargains at a charity book sale in Hintlesham. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO

Pick up some book bargains at a charity book sale in Hintlesham. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

SESAW Bargain Book Sale

Community Centre, Timperleys, Hintlesham

March 24

If you’re looking for book bargains, head along to this charity sale.

Organisers say there will be a wide range of books ranging from reference to fiction.

DVDs, CDs, pictures and a little furniture will also be on sale.

All proceeds go to Suffolk & Essex Small Animal Welfare. For more details, visit the website.

Find out about Cardinal Wolsey at the exhibition currently running at Christchurch Mansion. Picture:

Find out about Cardinal Wolsey at the exhibition currently running at Christchurch Mansion. Picture: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: Archant

Thomas Wolsey: Ipswich’s Greatest Son

Christchurch Mansion

March 24-25

The Thomas Wolsey exhibition’s run has been extended, so if you’ve missed it so far you still have time to visit.

Explore some of the Ipswich Museums’ rarely displayed Tudor objects and delve deeper into the town’s past.

This exhibition brings together objects not seen before together outside of London.

To read more about Wolsey and the items on display, visit the website.

Alter Eagles are appearing at Felixstowe Spa Pavilion on March 24. Picture: TOTAL PRODUCTIONS

Alter Eagles are appearing at Felixstowe Spa Pavilion on March 24. Picture: TOTAL PRODUCTIONS - Credit: Total Productions

Alter Eagles

Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe

March 24

If you’re a fan of The Eagles, now’s your chance to see a leading tribute band live on stage.

Their greatest hits will be performed by a seven-piece band, complete with all those famous harmonies.

The production includes songs like Hotel California, Life In The Fast Lane, Take It Easy, Already gone and Take It To The Limit.

For more details, visit the Spa Pavilion website.

Teddy, a new rock'n'roll musical at the New Wolsey Theatre - Dylan Wood as Johnny Valentine. Picture

Teddy, a new rock'n'roll musical at the New Wolsey Theatre - Dylan Wood as Johnny Valentine. Picture: SCOTT RYLANDER - Credit: Archant

Teddy

New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

March 24

This award-winning 1950s rock’n’roll musical ends its run at the New Wolsey on Saturday.

Set in the aftermath of the Blitz, Teddy is both a love story and a tale of teenage rebellion.

It includes original songs, plus hits from the 1950s performed by on-stage live band Johnny Valentine (Dylan Wood) and the Broken Hearts.

There are two performances, at 2.30pm and 7.45pm. For more details, visit the website.

The Cornhill, Ipswich. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The Cornhill, Ipswich. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

You Are Here - The Making of Ipswich

Ipswich Art Gallery

March 24-25

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.

It is open from 10am to 5pm. To find out more, visit the website.

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