The Ipswich Arts Festival 2015 (aka Ip-Art) takes place from 19 June to 12 July.
The festival, at venues throughout the town, has something for all ages and tastes. It covers music, film, dance, literature and a range of other art forms, including a many activities for those who want to have a try themselves.
One of the most popular events is usually Music Day in Christchurch Park, which this year is on Sunday, 5th July. Apart from a host of performers in the park itself, there are also classical recitals in Christchurch Mansion and nearby churches. It is the largest free festival in the East of England and is a great day out for families as well as the usual music festival devotees.
For those coming from London, there are regular trains from London Liverpool Street (at least two an hour, more at busier times), journey time around 70 minutes.