Eight things to do around Ipswich this weekend
PUBLISHED: 17:48 10 July 2018 | UPDATED: 17:51 10 July 2018
A fitness show, a family fun day, a bike show, concerts and comedy are among the entertainment options to enjoy around the Ipswich and Felixstowe area this weekend.
Fit East, Trinity Park, July 14
Take your family along to a new fitness festival, which will feature four arenas all packed with exciting events and classes. Most of the classes are open to children of all ages and Gorilla kids will be running classes for six to 12-year-olds. There will be opportunities to be put through your paces by the Army Reserves, enjoy a dancercise class or CrossFit. Unusual sessions include Goat Yoga with Diana Malone and pole-dance fitness. There will also be seminars and trade stands, with the chance to have important health checks. The day will run from 10am to 4pm. For more details and tickets, visit the website.
Kast Off Kinks, Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe, July 13
If you’re a fan of legendary band The Kinks, start the weekend in style with a great line-up featuring former members. This line-up features former band members Mick Avory, the original drummer from 1964-84, John Dalton, and Ian Gibbons, with Dave Clarke on guitar and vocals (formerly of the Beach Boys, Noel Redding and Tim Rose). They’ll be performing hits including You Really Got Me, Dedicated Follower of Fashion, Sunny Afternoon, Lola and many more, The concert starts at 7.30pm. For more details, visit the website.
An Evening with the Three Chordettes, The Manor Ballroom, Ipswich, July 13
Get ready for some vintage jazz and swing from The Three Chordettes, a three-piece female vocal group featuring singers from Ipswich and Colchester. The fundraising event is a celebration of the fifth birthday of Unscene Suffolk, a theatre company for visually impaired people. Ticket price will include a fish and chip supper, with a vegetarian option available. Doors open at 7pm. For more details and to book, visit the New Wolsey Theatre website.
The ‘Allo ‘Allo Comedy Dinner Show, The Avenue Theatre, Gippeswyck Hall, Ipswich, July 13
Listen very carefully, we will say this only once! If you’re a fan of the classic TV comedy, now’s your chance to celebrate, by seeing it re-created as a comedy dinner show at the Red Rose Chain’s Avenue Theatre. Rene is caught up in a series of comic catastrophes, as he tries to keep everybody happy and himself alive. The event, including a three-course meal, runs from 7.30 to 10pm. For more details, see the Red Rose Chain website.
Family Fun Day, Black Tiles, Martlesham, July 14
This popular pub is staging its annual family fun day this weekend, including a children’s disco, a gladiator arena and a bouncy castle. There will also be activities including face painting and balloon modelling, and Mickey and Minnie Mouse mascots will be there to dance and join in the fun. the event starts at 12 noon. For more details, see the pub’s Facebook page.
The UK Pink Floyd Experience, Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe, July 14
More than 50 years of music from one of the UK’s most iconic bands is re-created in this acclaimed show. Starting at 7.30pm, the production will feature more than two hours of songs from classic albums including Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall and many more. Songs include Another Brick in the Wall and Shine On You Crazy Diamond. For details and tickets, see the website.
Brass on the Grass, Christchurch Park, July 15
Strike up the band! A series of free band concerts in the Upper Arboretum at Christchurch Park, near the Henley Road entrance, starts on Sunday. This week’s concert, featuring Ipswich Community Wind Band, has been sponsored by a friend of the park. The concert will run from 2.30 to 4.20pm. For more details, see the event’s Facebook page.
The Bike Show, The Kingfisher, Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich, July 15
Black Shuck MCC are hosting this event, with bikes, food, real ale, trophies and a raffle. There will also be live music from Manic Blackout. The event runs from noon onwards. For more details, see the show’s Facebook page.