Art Eat Festival

Art Eat Festival is a celebration of creativity, art and street food taking place over two days along the Ipswich Waterfront on 21st & 22nd September 2019. The festival includes the production of three large urban art murals as well as a large scale urban textile installation, all being produced by nationally renowned artists in conjunction with local charities, businesses and community groups.

We will be running the Global Village in partnership with BBC Suffolk and Freedom Sound System, with a whole host of creative activity happening across the weekend. Join us in the “Orange Zone” by Cult Cafe, Saturday 21st from 12-6 and Sunday 22nd 12-4.

Music and Performance:

MRD Dance A group from MRD Dance School in Ipswich that teaches both young children and adults and builds confidence through dance. 

Gapa and Portuguese Musicians

LANGUID – Electronic artist.

Freedom Sound System – Music from Bopper.


Ipswich Community Media – Ipswich Community Media was launched in 2015 by a group of people with a shared vision to serve the local community through music, media, the creative arts and language learning. ICM’s focus is rooted in a deep belief in fairness and social justice, to work with those at the very margins of society, and to make Ipswich a better place for all. We offer a variety of activities, training, workshops, and events, across our organisation, as well as dedicated English language courses through our Integration Team. All of our offerings are free at the point of access because we passionately believe that open access for the most disadvantaged in our community is vital for a healthy inclusive society.


Facebook: @ipswichcm

Future Female SocietyFuture Female Society is working to make Ipswich the BEST place to be a woman or girl in Suffolk.  FFS are doing this through raising the personal and career aspirations of women and girls in our community. Helping women support each other. Helping women to grow, to develop and be the best they can be and to help each other to instigate social change. We run effective workshops and programmes to ensure all girls and women have the opportunity to pursue and attain their dreams.


Facebook: @FutureFemaleSociety

Sound CitySound City Ipswich is a one-day multi-venue festival and music industry conference on Fri 4th October 2019 – the first of its kind for the town. Ticket holders will be able to gig-hop between The Smokehouse, Manor Ballroom, Corn Exchange and Corn Hill.


Facebook: @SoundCityIps

IO RadioIO Radio is a modern and accessible Online Radio station based in the Ipswich area with an array of radio studios up to industry quality. It broadcasts a range of all music and opinions and is aimed at 16-25’s at its heart, but likes to include all pockets of the community. We offer specialised radio projects and training to record, plan and learn new skills. As well as providing recording space for all ages and projects.


Facebook: @ioradiouk


Queer Craftivism and the Over and Out Radio Show – An LGBTQ+ positive space with arts and crafts activities all day. 

Skateboarding – Lewis will be teaching kids how to skateboard on his half-pipe all day on Sunday.

BBC Suffolk trailer – A mini speakers corner and open mic where people can come and share news, stories, etc and then film their piece in front of a greenscreen.

Graffiti – Workshops running across the weekend, both watching artists create their own work and teaching people how to do graffiti.