Now in its 6th year, Ipswich’s annual free festival of world music is a colourful and exciting celebration of worldwide culture, showcasing the best world and roots music and dance in the perfect setting of Christchurch Park.
This year the Peppery Stage has been renamed in memory of Martin Burley, a founding member of Peppery Productions, to recognise his contribution to the musical life of Ipswich and Suffolk.
The line-up on the Martin Burley Peppery Stage includes Ska, Country, Afrobeat, Bollywood and more. There’s rollin’ reggae and skankin’ ska from the Goldmaster Allstars. In a treat for Americana fans The Wangford Four will feature Hank Wangford and one of the world’s finest pedal steel players BJ Cole. South Indian violin star Jyotsna Srikanth joins Bollywood Brass Band on stage for their ‘Carnatic Connections’ show. And to round off the afternoon Dele Sosimi’s Afrobeat Orchestra will bring their joyous and uplifting sound to the park.
For more info see Peppery Productions
This year we have another new stage, the Living Latino stage programmed by UCS. This new stage includes all kinds of Latin music including dance workshops and more.
And our third stage is the Missile Sound stage, playing Reggae, Ska, Soca, Soul and RnB music throughout the day with Ipswich Community Radio presenter Skippa J and guest.
Ipswich and Suffolk Indian Association present a rich and colourful celebration of Asian culture.
Highlights include a glittering mix of live entertainment of stunning and vibrant performances of Indian Bollywood dances, songs, music, Bollywood dance workshops, Rangoli workshops, Indian cooking demonstrations, sari and turban demonstrations, Mela’s Got Talent, a vibrant market and an Indian food village.
Indulge in delicious Indian cuisine from across the Indian subcontinent. Spend the day exploring and enjoying this exciting expression of Asian culture at this family friendly event.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Ipswich Wheels – 17th July from 10am to 5pm at Chantry Park.
Ipswich Wheels celebrates all wheeled motion vehicles whether it be powered, pedalled or pushed. See the latest in car design, car classics, buses, vintage vehicles, cycles, trucks, stock cars, emergency services and radio cars!
New to Ipswich Wheels is the ‘Stunt Arena’ where the excitement is intense, unpredictable and thrilling. Watch the famous ‘Slingshot’ do its amazing walk over cars. See the Xtreme Stunt Team in ‘Man v’s Machine’ where extreme cycles versus motorcycles to compete for the prize. Then relax and enjoy the very funny and comedic act from ‘Dingle Fingle’ where that pesky villain Slippery Sid is on the run again. Added in for good measure is the famed ‘Kangaroo Kid’ with his crazy quad bike stunts and antics from out of Australia, anything could happen!
We have everything from the cheeky Nitro cars race team to the super big trucks seen on our motorways. Make your own comparisons of the bone shaker vintage bikes to the bone shaker competition cycles of today.
There’s something for everyone at the Ipswich Wheels 2016 celebration, come along for a great day out![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Ipswich Borough Council hope you will be able to come to all or some of the events they have lined up this summer and join in the fun and celebrations. The full annual 2016 Summer Programme can be viewed at Ipswich Entertains online. For the latest updates follow @IpswichEnts on Twitter and like their page IpswichEnts on facebook.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]