SPILL Festival of Performance takes over Ipswich this October, with over 100 events spanning live performance, installation, gigs, film, discussions, parties and more. With all tickets £10 or £5, a range of amazing value passes and over a third of the festival completely free, it’s super easy to get involved.
Presenting at more locations across the town than ever before, we have exciting projects for Kids + Families and an expanded focus on Sound + Music. Our new Heritage + Place strand presents homegrown projects that celebrate Ipswich. We are excited to have three superb events taking place in Christchurch Park this year, with Soundhide, Kids in Charge: Messy Play for Toddlers and Disperse. Check out all of the events on our website for more details
We are proposing to create an outdoor gym area in the Park in an area that is currently underused near the top entrance to Fonnereau Rd. Please can you fill in our survey attached so we can consider your views as park users.
The Friends volunteer work party last weekend was a great success.
10 people volunteered and were given a fascinating talk about traditional orchards and their management by Paul Read from STOG, Suffolk Traditional Orchard Group. They also planted 20m of native hedge at the back of the orchard consisting of hawthorn, blackthorn and privet, which in a few years time will create a natural screen to the new
Unfortunately, because of the exceptionally mild autumn the orchard trees could not be pruned as they still had leaves on so were not fully dormant. The Friends will therefore be running a volunteer pruning work party in January. Date to be confirmed.
Call for volunteers: pruning and planting work party Saturday 14th November. Call Emma Black on 01473 218071 for more info.
The new outdoor classroom is now complete. You can find it in the orchard, behind and to the left of the childrens' play area.