8 things to do in the Ipswich area this weekend

Sun Records - The Concert is at Ipswich Regent on Saturday. Picture: GARY MAC

Sun Records - The Concert is at Ipswich Regent on Saturday. Picture: GARY MAC - Credit: Gary Mac

Fancy a silent disco night at the museum? That’s just one of the entertainment options in the Ipswich area this weekend, as well as concerts, sales and a funfair.

Musicians portraying Jerry Lee Lewis and Rufus Thomas in Sun Records - The Concert. Picture: GARY MA

Musicians portraying Jerry Lee Lewis and Rufus Thomas in Sun Records - The Concert. Picture: GARY MAC - Credit: Gary Mac

Sun Records - The Concert, Ipswich Regent

May 19

Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison are just a few of the legendary artists discovered by the famous Sun Records.

This concert brings the sound of Sun, crafted by musical visionary Sam Phillips, to the stage. The show was rehearsed in an exact replica of their studios and includes classic songs like That’s Alright Mama, Great Balls of Fire, I Walk the Line and many more.

For more information, see the Regent website.

St Peter's by the Waterfront music and arts centre is staging a birthday gala concert. Picture: CONT

St Peter's by the Waterfront music and arts centre is staging a birthday gala concert. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Gala Concert, St Peter’s by the Waterfront, Ipswich

May 19

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The popular arts and heritage centre based in historic St Peter’s Church is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

You can join in the celebrations at this special concert, starting at 7.30pm. It will feature resident bands, the Saints Community Band, St Peter’s Band and the Ipswich Hospital Band, with a great range of music.

For more details and to book, visit the website.

Ipswich Museum will provide a unique setting for a silent disco Picture: IBC

Ipswich Museum will provide a unique setting for a silent disco Picture: IBC - Credit: Ipswich Borough Council

Museums at Night Silent Disco, Ipswich Museum

May 19

Fancy a disco where you can choose the music? If you come to the silent disco at the museum, you will receive a set of wireless headphones armed with two channels playing different sounds.

The event will take place in the Victorian Natural History Gallery, where local celebrities Wool-I-Am and Rosie the Rhino can be found.

The family disco at 5.30pm has already sold out, but there are still tickets available for the disco for 14-19-year-olds at 7pm, and the 18-plus session at 9.30pm. For more details, visit the website.

The cast of Our Blue Heaven, the New Wolsey's new musical, celebrating Ipswich Town's FA Cup win in

The cast of Our Blue Heaven, the New Wolsey's new musical, celebrating Ipswich Town's FA Cup win in May 1978. Picture: MIKE KWASNIAK - Credit: Archant

Our Blue Heaven, New Wolsey Theatre,

May 19

Ipswich Town nostalgia and feelgood music are combined in this celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Blues’ FA Cup victory.

Mad-keen Town fans are desperate to make it to the final, but, with hurdles ranging from a hasty wedding to a first birth and missing tickets, will they ever get to Wembley?

The show is created from the memories of fans, with chart hits from 1978. There are two performances on Saturday, at 2.30 and 7.45pm. For more details and to book, see the website.

World premieres of works by Classic FM presenter John Brunning will be performed by Ipswich Chamber

World premieres of works by Classic FM presenter John Brunning will be performed by Ipswich Chamber Choir. Picture: JOHN BRUNNING - Credit: John Brunning

Ipswich Chamber Choir Concert, St Andrew’s Church, Rushmere

May 19

If you’re looking for a classical music teatime treat, this concert starting at 4pm is likely to fit the bill. However, Pimms rather than tea will be on the menu, to mark the choir’s last concert under music director Christopher Borrett.

It will feature world premieres of works by John Brunning, composer and Classic FM presenter, as well as music by Holst, Bach, Tallis and Faure.

For more details about the concert, see the website.

The Giant Plant Sale is at Trinity Park this weekend. Picture: PHIL MORLEY

The Giant Plant Sale is at Trinity Park this weekend. Picture: PHIL MORLEY - Credit: Archant

Giant Plant Sale, Trinity Park, Ipswich

May 19-20

Thousands of plants and trees are available at this sale, which is all under cover.

There will be a wide selection of shrubs, perennials, roses, fruit trees and bushes available.

The sale runs from 9am to 4.30pm. For more information, see the website.

Funpark will be at Alderman Road in Ipswich this weekend. Picture: ARCHANT

Funpark will be at Alderman Road in Ipswich this weekend. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Funpark, Ipswich, Alderman Road

May 19-20

A large mobile theme park will be in Ipswich from this weekend, with a wide range of entertainment on offer.

The park has a wide range of attractions, including two big new rides for this year, a waltzer, dodgems and children’s rides. Admission is by wristband.

Other attractions include waterballs, inflatables, stalls and games and a food court. It will be in Ipswich until Sunday, June 3. For more details, visit

Funpark’s Facebook page.

Baby equipment will be on sale at an event in Pinewood Community Hall this weekend. Picture: GETTY/I

Baby equipment will be on sale at an event in Pinewood Community Hall this weekend. Picture: GETTY/ISTOCKPHOTO - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Mum2Mum Ipswich Baby and Children’s Nearly New Sale, Pinewood Community Hall, Ipswich

May 20

Clothes, equipment, buggies and games will be on sale at this nearly new market.

The event runs from 2-4pm, with a wide range of stalls.

For more details, see the organisers’ Facebook page.

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