It’s time we give Ipswich the love it deserves.

Ipswich is a brilliant town. Sure, it has its challenges, but it can sometimes feel like it gets used as a political football, rather than getting the praise, support and celebration it deserves.

Ipswich.love is a not-for-profit CIC and will become the home of promoting events in Ipswich, engaging with communities and asking for guest writers to post their thoughts on how we can make positive changes for our town.

Animals in the Art Gallery

Event in Ipswich

Animals in the Art Gallery

Sunday 21st April 2024

Christchurch Mansion Soane St, Ipswich

21
Apr
Ipswich Choral Society – A momentous 200th anniversary occasion!

From the Blog on 11 Apr 2024

Ipswich Choral Society – A momentous 200th anniversary occasion!

By Sam Sherman

January 2024 saw a major milestone for Ipswich Choral Society, reaching 200 years since the formation of the society.

A Peep into the Past

Event in Ipswich

A Peep into the Past

Sunday 21st April 2024

Friends of Ipswich Museums (FoIM) at Christchurch Mansion Soane St, Ipswich

21
Apr
Children’s glass fusing pop up workshop at Paddy and Scott’s

Event in Ipswich

Children’s glass fusing pop up workshop at Paddy and Scott’s

Sunday 21st April 2024

Stoke Bridge Workshops at Paddy & Scott’s Ambition House, Neptune Quay, Ipswich

21
Apr
The Ipswich Hansa exhibition

Event in Ipswich

The Ipswich Hansa exhibition

Sunday 21st April 2024

Ipswich Borough Council at Ipswich Town Hall King St, Ipswich

21
Apr
Pub Quizzes in Ipswich

From the Blog on 8 Apr 2024

Pub Quizzes in Ipswich

By James Kindred

Are you on the hunt for a fun, engaging way to spend an evening with friends, or perhaps looking to test your trivia knowledge in Ipswich?

Sunday Yoga

Event in Ipswich

Sunday Yoga

Sunday 21st April 2024

Yoga with Louisa at Tower Hall – Rushmere St Andrew

21
Apr

Love Letter to Ipswich

For the love of making me who I am

For the love of making me who I am - Ipswich.love

By Ronan Palmer

Ronan Palmer writes a love letter to Ipswich. "Being a queer individual, growing up in Suffolk had been difficult"

For the love of making me who I am
Family Shine Session

Event in Ipswich

Family Shine Session

Sunday 21st April 2024

Rock Paper Scissors Dove St, Ipswich

21
Apr
April Sunday Jazz at at The Briarbank Bar and Brewery

Event in Ipswich

April Sunday Jazz at at The Briarbank Bar and Brewery

Sunday 21st April 2024

Briarbank Brewery Fore St, Ipswich

21
Apr
What’s on at DanceEast?

From the Blog on 5 Apr 2024

What’s on at DanceEast?

By James Kindred

On the Ipswich Waterfront you'll find one of the UK's most vibrant and creative dance centres for performances and learning: DanceEast.

Meet Up Mondays

Event in Ipswich

Meet Up Mondays

Monday 22nd April 2024

The Greyhound Henley Rd, Ipswich

22
Apr
George Frost Workshop

Event in Ipswich

George Frost Workshop

Monday 22nd April 2024

Friends of Ipswich Museums (FoIM) at Christchurch Mansion Soane St, Ipswich

22
Apr
Chantry Academy Presents: Let’s Dance

Event in Ipswich

Chantry Academy Presents: Let’s Dance

Monday 22nd April 2024

Chantry Academy at DanceEast Foundry Ln, Ipswich

22
Apr
Ipswich’s First Open-Air Eid Al Fitr

From the Blog on 2 Apr 2024

Ipswich’s First Open-Air Eid Al Fitr

By Ruman Muhith

In a landmark event for the community of Ipswich, the serene beauty of Christchurch Park's mansion lawn will witness a historic moment

Love Letter to Ipswich

For the love of building bridges

Cordelle Sheldon - Ipswich.love

By Cordelle Sheldon

Although I was born and grew up in Wiltshire my Dad was born in Ipswich and my grandparents lived here so when we took a trip to Ipswich it was called ‘going home’.

For the love of building bridges
Music at CRBC

Event in Ipswich

Music at CRBC

Monday 22nd April 2024

Colchester Road Baptist Church 75 Colchester Road, Ipswich

22
Apr
Little Lights Art Cafe

Event in Ipswich

Little Lights Art Cafe

Wednesday 24th April 2024

Cohere Arts at The Key Cafe 15 St Margaret's Plain, Ipswich

24
Apr
Knit & Natter

Event in Ipswich

Knit & Natter

Wednesday 24th April 2024

Broomhill Library Sherrington Rd, Ipswich

24
Apr
Spill Think Tank Live – 2024

From the Blog on 10 Mar 2024

Spill Think Tank Live – 2024

By James Kindred

Spill's Think Tank Live runs from March 21st 2024 - July 13th 2024 with a range of live events for all ages and interests.

East Suffolk Skylarks – Ipswich

Event in Ipswich

East Suffolk Skylarks – Ipswich

Thursday 25th April 2024

Britten Pears Arts at Ransomes Sports Pavilion Sidegate Ave, Ipswich

25
Apr
UK film premiere of ‘What No One Knows’

Event in Ipswich

UK film premiere of ‘What No One Knows’

Thursday 25th April 2024

King Street Cinema King St, Ipswich

25
Apr

Love Letter to Ipswich

For the love of the Wolsey 550

Kath Cockshaw - Wolsey 550

By Kath Cockshaw

As soon as I was involved in the ‘Thomas Wolsey 550’ project, I started to find out all I could about you by talking to all the people who make you what you are.

For the love of the Wolsey 550
Tennis at your pace

Event in Ipswich

Tennis at your pace

Friday 26th April 2024

St John’s Tennis Club Ipswich Westbury Road, Ipswich

26
Apr
Venues in Ipswich – Brighten the Corners

From the Blog on 28 Feb 2024

Venues in Ipswich – Brighten the Corners

By James Kindred

The team running the Brighten the Corners venues in Ipswich have created a resurgence in quality live music venues.

Chotto Desh | Akram Khan Company

Event in Ipswich

Chotto Desh | Akram Khan Company

Friday 26th April 2024

DanceEast Foundry Ln, Ipswich

26
Apr
Amandinus live music at The Briarbank Bar and Brewery

Event in Ipswich

Amandinus live music at The Briarbank Bar and Brewery

Friday 26th April 2024

Briarbank Brewery Fore St, Ipswich

26
Apr
Lego Fun

Event in Ipswich

Lego Fun

Saturday 27th April 2024

Broomhill Library Sherrington Rd, Ipswich

27
Apr
Ipswich’s Rubbish

From the Blog on 12 Feb 2024

Ipswich’s Rubbish

By Cordelle Sheldon

Ipswich.love are delighted to announce our first community partnership. Hopefully many more to follow across every neighbourhood in Ipswich.

Cirque – The Greatest Show

Event in Ipswich

Cirque – The Greatest Show

Saturday 27th April 2024

The Regent Theatre St. Helen's St, Ipswich

27
Apr

Love Letter to Ipswich

For the love of a place to geek-out

For the love of a place to geek-out - Ipswich.love

By Sharon Lockhart

I love Ipswich and really hope this helps people see and be proud of what really goes on in our town every day.

For the love of a place to geek-out

Meet the team

Joe Bailey - Ipswich.love

Joe Bailey

Joe is the founder and driving force behind Brighten The Corners, The Smokehouse, The Baths, Out Loud Music CIC, Punch Studios, Sounds East CIC and the St Stephen’s Church venue. Joe brings a wealth of experience from the live music industry to the organisation.

Samantha Sherman - Ipswich.love

Samantha Sherman

Sam has more time to spend on interests following a 33-year Board-level career in Container Shipping and International Logistics. Passionate about Ipswich, Sam looks to see how we might jointly reverse some negativity and bring some deserved positivity back to our beloved Town.

Andrew Laws - Ipswich.love

Andrew Laws

Andrew has been playing in bands and organising live music events in Ipswich for around 30 years. Andrew also runs Yeseo; an SEO Marketing Agency based in Ipswich. He also works on a pro-bono basis with local charities and not-for-profit through the Suffolk Pro Help scheme.

Lily Hammond, UWU Studio

Lily Hammond

Lily Hammond is the founder of Uwu Studio in Ipswich, where she combines her talents as an artist and designer to focus on community-based initiatives. Through workshops, public art, and collaborations, Lily aims to make the arts approachable and meaningful for all. She’s not just creating art; she’s building a community where everyone feels welcome.

Ben Driver - Ipswich.love

Ben Driver

Ben is an artist, curator and hairdresser with a background in delivering creative community projects across Ipswich. They are the Founder of Guy Cry Club CIC, an organisation using art to diversify the dialogue on masculinity and mental health. Ben is also an ambassador for MANUP? a local charity breaking down the stigma surrounding men’s mental health.

James Kindred - Ipswich.love

James Kindred

James lives in Ipswich and has been a graphic designer and founder for the last 25 years. He specialises in branding, startups, guerilla marketing and effectively frustrating authority figures to deliver results. James is also co-chair of the Suffolk Autism Strategy board and a board advisor to R;ipple, a suicide prevention charity.

Helen Oldfield - Ipswich.love

Helen Oldfield

Helen Oldfield is Director of a PR & communications consultancy called Affinity PR & PR Coaching. She’s been self employed for 20 years. A former Citizens Advice CEO, now she’s Co-Director of the neurodiversity movement, Neurodelicious CIC. Helen’s PR business focuses on not-for-profits, state education, travel & tourism, arts & culture, community health & wellbeing.

Cordelle Sheldon - Ipswich.love

Cordelle Sheldon

Following a career which took her to one of the big 4 Consultancy firms working with a variety of global clients and then the University of Suffolk, Cordelle is now a freelance business advisor. Cordelle has held voluntary postions with the social mobility charity, Career Ready. She has lived in Ipswich for over 20 years and has a long affinity with the town.

Marcus Harris Noble - Ipswich.love

Marcus Harris Noble

Recently returned Ipswich native Marcus has nurtured a career in both independent media, project development and programme delivery in local government and the social and charitable sectors. Alongside this, he maintains an active presence in the creative industries through numerous roles in film, television, music, radio and online production.

Samantha Sherman - Ipswich.love

Miranda Acres

Miranda has been a Freelance Marketing and Design Consultant for more years than she cares to remember. Co-founder of the Ancient House project – breathing life back into one of Ipswich’s most iconic, heritage buildings and supporting small businesses. A passionate member of Ipswich.love. Born, bred and choosing Ipswich.

Beren Reid

Beren Reid

Beren is a relative newcomer (est. 2021), drawn to Ipswich because of its history, connectivity and variety. He is an active supporter of the local community, and works in Digital Marketing and PR for Suffolk Mind, Suffolk’s independent mental health charity.

Our Mission

We are Inclusive

We value diversity and strive to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all community members of Ipswich, not just the centre.

We are Collaborative

We believe in the power of collaboration and seek to work closely with other organisations and individuals who share our vision.

We are Innovative

We are committed to finding new and innovative ways to support Ipswich's growth and cultural importance.

We are Responsive

We are responsive to the community's changing needs and are committed to adapting our approach as needed.

We are Accountable

We are accountable to our donors, partners and the community and strive to maintain the highest standards of transparency, integrity and ethical conduct..

We are Proactive

We proactively seek opportunities to contribute to Ipswich's growth and cultural importance.

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