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.

A Peep into the Past

Event in Ipswich

A Peep into the Past

Sunday 23rd June 2024

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

23
Jun
What does promotion mean to the Official ITFC Supporters Club?

From the Blog on 28 May 2024

What does promotion mean to the Official ITFC Supporters Club?

By Baz Morgan-Smith

So, what does promotion to the Premier League mean to the Official Supporters Club? That’s my challenge and I’m struggling to give a definitive view.

VR Street Art Workshops

Event in Ipswich

VR Street Art Workshops

Sunday 23rd June 2024

The Hive Norwich Rd, Ipswich

23
Jun
Summer Business Start-Up Bootcamp

Event in Ipswich

Summer Business Start-Up Bootcamp

Sunday 23rd June 2024

University of Suffolk

23
Jun
Art at the Heart of Ipswich

Event in Ipswich

Art at the Heart of Ipswich

Sunday 23rd June 2024

The Ipswich Art Society at Suffolk Archives Fore St, Ipswich

23
Jun
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.

Art Exhibition at Christchurch Mansion

Event in Ipswich

Art Exhibition at Christchurch Mansion

Sunday 23rd June 2024

The Ipswich Art Society at Christchurch Mansion Soane St, Ipswich

23
Jun

Love Letter to Ipswich

For the love of wandering the streets

For the love of wandering the streets - Ipswich.love

By Robin Hawes

I was born in Ipswich town centre in 1955. We lived on the northern edge of town, and I went to primary school at Westerfield.

For the love of wandering the streets
University of Suffolk – Arts Degree Show 2024

Event in Ipswich

University of Suffolk – Arts Degree Show 2024

Sunday 23rd June 2024

University of Suffolk

23
Jun
Live: What Went Wrong

Event in Ipswich

Live: What Went Wrong

Sunday 23rd June 2024

The Plough Dogs Head St, Ipswich

23
Jun
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.

The Orwell Challenge 2024

Event in Ipswich

The Orwell Challenge 2024

Sunday 23rd June 2024

The Rotary Club of Ipswich East at Gainsborough Sports & Community Centre Brazier's Wood Rd, Ipswich

23
Jun
Exhibition: Art at the Heart of Ipswich

Event in Ipswich

Exhibition: Art at the Heart of Ipswich

Sunday 23rd June 2024

Suffolk Archives Fore St, Ipswich

23
Jun
Suffolk Pride Fringe 2024

Event in Ipswich

Suffolk Pride Fringe 2024

Sunday 23rd June 2024

Suffolk Pride

23
Jun
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.

Love Letter to Ipswich

For the love of our creativity and warm welcomes

For the love of our creativity and warm welcomes - Ipswich.love

By Danielle Hopkinson

The Stained Glass Studio has been at its Stoke Street site for 27 years, with Stoke Bridge Workshops being launched 5 Years ago.

For the love of our creativity and warm welcomes
Christchurch Park Market

Event in Ipswich

Christchurch Park Market

Sunday 23rd June 2024

Prestige County Events at Christchurch Park Bolton Ln, Ipswich

23
Jun
The Saints Summer Street Market

Event in Ipswich

The Saints Summer Street Market

Sunday 23rd June 2024

The Saints CIC St Peter's St, Ipswich

23
Jun
Down Dog 200 Challenge

Event in Ipswich

Down Dog 200 Challenge

Sunday 23rd June 2024

RSPCA at The Corn Exchange King Street, Ipswich

23
Jun
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.

The Saints Street Market

Event in Ipswich

The Saints Street Market

Sunday 23rd June 2024

The Saints CIC St Peter's St, Ipswich

23
Jun
Ipswich Nagar Kirtan – Procession 2024

Event in Ipswich

Ipswich Nagar Kirtan – Procession 2024

Sunday 23rd June 2024

Guru Nanak Gurdwara Ipswich Bramford Rd, Ipswich

23
Jun

Love Letter to Ipswich

For the love of an underdog

For the love of an underdog - Ipswich.love

By Hannah Page

Ipswich has always been buzzing with positive energy and community vibes, a town that never stands still and empowers its waterside town location and qualities

For the love of an underdog
Songs of Praise with Afternoon Tea

Event in Ipswich

Songs of Praise with Afternoon Tea

Sunday 23rd June 2024

St Mary at Stoke Stoke St, Ipswich

23
Jun
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.

Karl Lockwood at Bistro on the Quay

Event in Ipswich

Karl Lockwood at Bistro on the Quay

Sunday 23rd June 2024

Bistro on the Quay 3 Wherry Quay , Ipswich

23
Jun
Wolsey Walk: Thomas Wolsey, the Man Behind the King

Event in Ipswich

Wolsey Walk: Thomas Wolsey, the Man Behind the King

Sunday 23rd June 2024

Wolsey 550 at Ipswich Town Hall King St, Ipswich

23
Jun
The Soul Lounge at Isaacs

Event in Ipswich

The Soul Lounge at Isaacs

Sunday 23rd June 2024

Isaacs On The Quay 7 Wherry Quay, Ipswich

23
Jun
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?

The Beast

Event in Ipswich

The Beast

Sunday 23rd June 2024

King Street Cinema King St, Ipswich

23
Jun

Love Letter to Ipswich

For the love of … well, love!

For the love of … well, love! - Ipswich.love

By Tracy Ward

I nearly didn’t come to the interview; my car broke down on the way and it all became a bit of a struggle as I ended up having to get the train from London.

For the love of … well, love!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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