The Ip-art Festival is now firmly established as a highlight of the cultural year in Ipswich. The ambitious 2011 programme features world-class artists right here on your doorstep and caters for every taste, from pop to poetry, plays to pictures, dance, documentaries, films and comedy.
This year the Ip-art festival gets up close and personal with Peter Andre in Christchurch Park, celebrates the Last Night of the Proms with Katherine Jenkins, sits down for a spot of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales theatre on the Mansion lawn, and enjoys a live broadcast into the park from the Royal Opera House, with Madame Butterfly!
If that’s not enough excitement for you, Ip-art also hosts the 20th Ipswich Music Day on Sun 3rd July, one of the largest free music events in the UK, featuring the brightest talent across Suffolk and East Anglia.
Why not also take a cooking lesson in genuine Asian cuisine at the Indian Summer Mela, and grab a Literary Lunch with Esther Freud, before heading down the pub with Al Murray.
Finally, let Ip-art entertain you al fresco style with two delectable open air screenings, Dirty Dancing returns to Christchurch Park on Fri 8th July, followed hotly by a film that will take you to infinity and beyond, Toy Story 3 on Saturday 9th July.