Eight things to do around Ipswich this weekend
PUBLISHED: 08:58 25 April 2018 | UPDATED: 09:27 25 April 2018
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The rearranged Holi Festival is one of the big events in the Ipswich area this weekend, along with a board games day, a garden opening and exciting shows and concerts.
Flashdance, Ipswich Regent
If you haven’t caught this spectacular musical yet, Saturday is your last chance.
Strictly Come Dancing champion Joanne Clifton stars with A1 heart-throb and singer songwriter Ben Adams.
The musical tells the story of a couple determined to hold on to their dreams. There are performances at 2.30 and 7.30pm. For details, visit the website.
International Tabletop Day, Ipswich County Library
Is your family keen on board games? Ipswich County Library is celebrating international tabletop day with a special day of board games.
You can play games from the library collection, or bring one of your own to share. There are games for all ages, including hobby and family games as well as those for children.
The free event runs from 10am to 4pm. For more details, see the website.
Birkbeck Singers, St Peter’s by the Waterfront, Ipswich
Swing’s the Thing is the title for this charity concert, which starts at 7.30pm.
Conducted by Be Bird, the Birkbeck Singers are joining forces with the Sudbury Swing Jivers and Essentially Swing for this event.
Funds raised will go to the local charity ActivLives. To book tickets, call 01473 253992.
The Drifters Live, Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe
Looking for sheer musical nostalgia? Then this concert by iconic band The Drifters should fit the bill.
Their new tour features classic hits such as Saturday Night at the Movies, You’re More than a Number, Up on the Roof and many more.
For more details and to book, visit the Spa website.
Celebration of Quilts and Needlecraft, St Mary’s Church, Harkstead
All kinds of crafty creations will be on show at this weekend event, ranging from patchwork to quilting, embroidery, knitting, crochet and heritage quilts.
There will also be stalls, lunches, cream teas and cakes, as well as a raffle.
The event runs from 11am to 5pm on both days. For more details, see the website.
A Streetcar Named Desire, New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich
This bold new revival of the powerful drama by Tennessee Williams ends its run at the New Wolsey on Saturday.
Stanley Kowalski is the ruler of his home until his sister-in-law Blanche comes to stay, threatening his whole way of life.
Performances start at 2.30 and 7.45pm. For more information, visit the website.
Holi Festival, Holywells Park, Ipswich
Bollywood entertainment, music, singing and dancing and Indian food stalls are all on the menu at this popular annual event.
The Holi Festival has been rearranged for this weekend, after having to be postponed because of a downpour.
The highlight for many is the chance to cover one another in coloured powder. The event runs from 1 to 4pm. For more details, visit the website.
Special Garden Opening, Blakenham Woodland Garden
If you love spring flowers, you’ll enjoy this special National Garden Scheme event in celebration of magnolias and bluebells.
More than 30 different magnolias bloom in the Woodland Garden, as well as bluebells.
The garden will be open from 10am to 5pm, with teas, coffees and plant and shrub sales. For more details, visit the website.
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