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.

‘Making it Count’ exhibition

Event in Ipswich

‘Making it Count’ exhibition

Wednesday 22nd May 2024

The Ipswich Art Society at University of Suffolk

22
May
Promotion to the Premier League should inspire new love for the town.

From the Blog on 20 May 2024

Promotion to the Premier League should inspire new love for the town.

By Joe Thomson

May 4th 2024 is a date that will live forever in the memory of Town fans, but the party didn’t start there.

Animals in the Art Gallery

Event in Ipswich

Animals in the Art Gallery

Wednesday 22nd May 2024

Christchurch Mansion Soane St, Ipswich

22
May
Art Exhibition at Christchurch Mansion

Event in Ipswich

Art Exhibition at Christchurch Mansion

Wednesday 22nd May 2024

The Ipswich Art Society at Christchurch Mansion Soane St, Ipswich

22
May
Art at the Heart of Ipswich

Event in Ipswich

Art at the Heart of Ipswich

Wednesday 22nd May 2024

The Ipswich Art Society at Suffolk Archives Fore St, Ipswich

22
May
Come sailing with Ipswich Maritime Trust

From the Blog on 18 May 2024

Come sailing with Ipswich Maritime Trust

By Sam Sherman

This summer, Ipswich Maritime Trust (IMT) has teamed up with Sailing Barge Victor to offer a range of sailing trips from Ipswich.

May Gin and Rum Festival

Event in Ipswich

May Gin and Rum Festival

Wednesday 22nd May 2024

Briarbank Brewery Fore St, Ipswich

22
May

Love Letter to Ipswich

For the love of ancient connections

For the love of ancient connections - Ipswich.love

By Anthony Wooding

The Ancient Greeks had many different kinds of Love. My love for you is not Eros, the romantic kind of love, or Storge, the love born of family relationship.

For the love of ancient connections
Exhibition: Art at the Heart of Ipswich

Event in Ipswich

Exhibition: Art at the Heart of Ipswich

Wednesday 22nd May 2024

Suffolk Archives Fore St, Ipswich

22
May
A Peep into the Past

Event in Ipswich

A Peep into the Past

Wednesday 22nd May 2024

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

22
May
Great customer service, face-to-face, with Fred. Olsen Travel

From the Blog on 2 May 2024

Great customer service, face-to-face, with Fred. Olsen Travel

By Clare Tailby

Fred. Olsen Travel is a local independent family-owned travel agent who have a reputation for providing excellent service and great value for money.

VR Street Art Workshops

Event in Ipswich

VR Street Art Workshops

Wednesday 22nd May 2024

The Hive Norwich Rd, Ipswich

22
May
Ipswich Annual Open Art Exhibition

Event in Ipswich

Ipswich Annual Open Art Exhibition

Wednesday 22nd May 2024

The Ipswich Art Society at St Clements Arts Centre Fore St, Ipswich

22
May
Health and Wellbeing Day

Event in Ipswich

Health and Wellbeing Day

Wednesday 22nd May 2024

Ipswich Community Media at Burlington Church Halls London Rd, Ipswich

22
May
Lashings World XI vs St Joseph’s College

From the Blog on 23 Apr 2024

Lashings World XI vs St Joseph’s College

By helenwright

Heroes of Cricket, World Renowed Lashings XI celebrity lunch followed by Cricket match with St Josephs College, ipswich.

Love Letter to Ipswich

For the love of a home for your children

Jason Green - a love letter writer

By Jason Green

There is a beauty inside ipswich that i see everyday, and i really enjoy living here, i’ve made so many wonderful friends and memories that i will cherish forever.

For the love of a home for your children
Kids & Carers Hub

Event in Ipswich

Kids & Carers Hub

Wednesday 22nd May 2024

Emmaus Suffolk -The Royal Oak Felixstowe Rd, Ipswich

22
May
Little Lights Art Cafe

Event in Ipswich

Little Lights Art Cafe

Wednesday 22nd May 2024

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

22
May
Jazz Quartet at St Lawrence Café

Event in Ipswich

Jazz Quartet at St Lawrence Café

Wednesday 22nd May 2024

Realise Futures – St Lawrence Café Dial Ln, Ipswich

22
May
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.

Grease The Musical

Event in Ipswich

Grease The Musical

Wednesday 22nd May 2024

The Regent Theatre St. Helen's St, Ipswich

22
May
Kids & Carers Club

Event in Ipswich

Kids & Carers Club

Thursday 23rd May 2024

Emmaus Suffolk -The Royal Oak Felixstowe Rd, Ipswich

23
May

Love Letter to Ipswich

For the love of people!

For the love of people! - Ipswich.love

By Nicholas Pandolfi

Those early memories - hopping on the bus from Felixstowe, the thrill of arriving at the cattle market, and adventures galore.

For the love of people!
East Suffolk Skylarks – Ipswich

Event in Ipswich

East Suffolk Skylarks – Ipswich

Thursday 23rd May 2024

Britten Pears Arts at Ransomes Sports Pavilion Sidegate Ave, Ipswich

23
May
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?

Friends & Fables Hub

Event in Ipswich

Friends & Fables Hub

Thursday 23rd May 2024

Emmaus Suffolk -The Royal Oak Felixstowe Rd, Ipswich

23
May
Thursday Youth Cafe

Event in Ipswich

Thursday Youth Cafe

Thursday 23rd May 2024

St. Augustine’s Church Bucklesham Rd, Ipswich

23
May
B*tch & Stitch

Event in Ipswich

B*tch & Stitch

Thursday 23rd May 2024

Suffolk Pride at Geek Retreat Upper Brook St, Ipswich

23
May
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.

Ipswich Art Society Talk: Haunting Suffolk Landscapes

Event in Ipswich

Ipswich Art Society Talk: Haunting Suffolk Landscapes

Thursday 23rd May 2024

The Ipswich Art Society at Suffolk Archives Fore St, Ipswich

23
May

Love Letter to Ipswich

For the love of heart and soul

For the love of heart and soul - Ipswich.love

By Tash Acres

I’ve since moved away, and spent longer living out of it than I spent growing up there, and yet, Ipswich is, and always will be, my home town.

For the love of heart and soul

Meet the team

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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