In early April, the Dutch raced their tall ships across the North Sea. 24 of them arrived in the wet dock.
A new and very successful event was the Dragon Racing:
Then, the Samba Club dancing outside the Cult Cafe:
Following that was the Craft and Antiques Fair in St. Peters Street:
Lastly, we had the Food and Drink Festival:
On my travels on Saturday I came across two things that could have done with some publicity. First off, when I was riding past Dance East, I could hear some drums playing so I went to investigate. Around the back of the building, I found a Maypole and some teenagers dancing to the drums and a fiddle.
They were having a great time but, apart from me, there was no audience. I tracked down what was happening – Maypole Remixed. Quote from the ISTD web site : “EFDSS (English folk dance and song society) are offering youth dance groups and dancers from the East of England the fantastic opportunity to take part in a new and exciting youth dance commission” They were very enthusiastic and not at all fazed by the lack of an audience.
Here are some images I took
I took some videos that I patched together.
Secondly, whilst passing the Cult Cafe, I saw that there was a marquee erected outside. On approaching, it seems that there has been a play being acted within over the last few days.
The next big thing? – The Maritime Weekend takes place on the waterfront on 18th (10am – 10Pm) and 19th August (10am – 6pm). Fireworks are on Saturday night, this time. I have been checking around the Ipswich Town and Waterfront site and the description is HERE.
I hope that you have enjoyed the walk around recent events.