For the love of an underdog Written by Hannah Page, Enterprise & Entrepreneurship Officer at the University of Suffolk

Published on November 20, 2023

Ipswich Indian Summer Mela

Dear Ipswich, I love you!

Ipswich, the East Anglian underdog…

A regular visitor having finally made the official move-in five years ago. The town of 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.

Walking around Ipswich is a daily pick-me-up. The wealth of creativity across the arts industries in such a small town is a daily reminder to always be yourself and embrace your skills and talents.

There are fantastic opportunities all year round to showcase homegrown creativity and our collective artistic range on – some boutique – and some large-scale community events, another huge part of why I love Ipswich.

Ipswich celebrates and welcomes individuality and uniqueness of character, and cultural diversity to create a new town philosophy that keeps heritage and tradition alive amongst new-age values and lifestyle.

That’s why I love Ipswich!

Hannah Page
Enterprise & Entrepreneurship Officer at the University of Suffolk

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