SUNDAY, AUGUST 6 Brass on the Grass, 2.30pm to 10pm Sit back and relax while Ipswich Hospital Band performs for the fourth and final concert of the Brass on the Grass series. Taking place on the Upper Arboretum Lawn of Christchurch Park, the previous Sunday afternoon concerts have proven to be very popular with visitors and this final performance promises to showcase more great musical talent from across East Anglia. For more information, visit www.ipswichentertains.co.uk SATURDAY, AUGUST 19 AND SUNDAY, AUGUST 20 Ipswich Maritime Festival, 10am to 10pm This event is Ipswich’s way of celebrating its maritime history and how it has shaped the development of the town. Ipswich Borough Council will be organising the event and plans a great weekend of activities for all ages.
Historical re-enactments, a variety of vessels, street food, fairground rides, a range of stalls and children’s activities are all planned for the festival, alongside a fully programmed stage of live music performances, a bar area, fire performers and a firework finale on the Sunday night. For more information, visit www.ipswich-waterfront.co.uk SUNDAY, AUGUST 27 Sketchbook Strolls, 10am Guided by a local artist, develop your drawing skills, while simultaneously increasing your fitness and meeting likeminded people.
Attendees are welcome to join in Sketchbook Strolls sessions in Holywells Park, whatever their age or skill level. No art experience is necessary. This event is free, and those who participate will also be given a free sketchbook and set of pencils to get creative with. For a full list of event dates, visit www.holywells-creatives.com
Ipswich Maritime Festival at the Waterfront