What you need to know about this weekend’s open air cinema, picnic in the park and Ipswich Music Day
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Still not ready to let it go? You’re in luck, Disney’s Frozen kicks off Ipswich’s open air cinema day.
Ipswich Town Football Club has teamed up with Ipswich Borough Council to screen four films on the practice pitch on July 4 as part of this year’s Ip-art festival.
Frozen (PG) is first at 10am, with film-lovers encouraged to sing-along while dressed as their favourite characters and enjoy a magical bouncing snow flake.
It will be followed by family favourite Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (U) at 12.30pm and Avengers Assemble (12A), one of my personal favourites, at 3.45pm. The final film is The Bodyguard (15), which starts at 8pm.
Prices vary depending on whether you go for the premium reserved tickets with deck chairs, family tickets, children’s and concessionary tickets or day passes. There are also discounts for ITFC supporters who quote their customer numbers when booking.
The Ip-art festival fun also includes Heart of England Strings and special guest Lucy Kay, from Britain’s Got Talent, who perform at Picnic in the Park from 7.30pm on July 3.
Christchurch Park will echo with the sound of Bach and Coldplay to Handel and Lady Gaga; rounded off with a fireworks finale.
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Entrance for the concert is via the Soane Street/Christchurch Mansion gates or from Fonnereau Road. Remember to bring your own folding chairs, cushions or rugs.
Ipswich Music Day takes over the park from noon to 8pm on July 5, with nearly 70 acts - ranging from cover bands, tribute acts, original bands, choirs, world music and instrumental groups - playing across nine stages.
One of the largest free one-day music events in the country, it usually attracts around 40,000 music-lovers. The line-up includes Hot Tramp, Off the Wall, the 4130s, Benjamin Bloom, Primo Nelson and Moon Street.
Playing Suffolk New College’s Ed Sheeran Stage are: 12.30pm Never a Hero, 1.30pm The 4130s, 2.30pm Suffolk New College Bands, 4.30pm Off the Wall, 5.30pm Hot Tramp, 6.30pm War Waves.
Playing the Town 102 FM Stage are: Noon Polly Voilet Collective, 1pm Alightlefton, 2pm Echo Tree, 3pm Nina Baker, 4pm Ashton Jones and The Innerheart Band, 5pm Moon Street, 6pm Primo Nelson, 7pm Benjamin Bloom.
Playing the Lancaster Toyota Stage are: Noon Chasin Vegas, 1pm Back to the Point, 2pm Hemingway, 3pm The Thinking Men, 4pm Superglu, 5pm Pistol and Vultures, 6pm Dingus Khan, 7pm East Town Pirates.
Playing the CofE Suffolk Stage are: Noon The Harry Isaac Presley Operation, 1pm The Key Features, 2pm TBC, 3pm Phoenix Jazz, 4pm Chip Kendall, 4.30pm Release Dance Crew, 5pm White Goose, 5.30pm Daughters of Davis, 6pm Service.
Playing the Grapevine Tent are: Noon JS and The Lockerbies, 12.45pm IEM, 1.30pm Morganway, 2.15pm Elephant in the room, 3.15pm Rusty Boxx, 4pm Helen and The Neighbourhood Dogs, 4.45pm Edward Alice, 5.30pm Alton Walhberg, 6.15pm The Black Feathers.
Playing the Hudson Group Stage are: Noon Connor Adams, 12.30pm Rhiannon Mair, 1pm The Mementos, 2pm MJ Soul, 3pm Stetsons are Cool, 4pm Soul Riot, 5pm The Toots, 6pm The Downsetters.
Playing Christchurch Mansion Art Gallery are: 2pm Ipswich Gilbert & Sullivan Society, 2.30pm Ipswich Choral Society, 3pm Moonlight Mandolin Orchestra, 3.30pm Musicology, 4pm Moonlight Mandolin Orchestra.
Playing Bethesda Baptist Church are: 2pm Organist Bethesda Baptist Church, 2.30pm Silbury Hill, 3pm The Accidentals, 3.30pm Ipswich Co-op Ladies Choir, 4pm Camerata Singers, 4.30pm Ipswich Hospital Community Choir.
Playing St Margaret’s Church are: 2pm Black Barn Singers, 2.30pm Trianon Music Group Instrumentalists, 3pm The Birkbeck Singers, 3.30pm Trianon Music Group Singers, 4pm Musicology.
Ip-art runs to July 12. For the full run-down of events visit www.ip-art.com