8 things to do in and around Ipswich this weekend

Will you be attending the film festival? Picture: CINEWORLD

Will you be attending the film festival? Picture: CINEWORLD - Credit: Archant

There are all kinds of events lined up this weekend in the Ipswich area. Here’s a guide to what’s on from March 10-11.

Dunkirk is one of the films which will be shown at IMAX Fest at Cineworld this weekend. Picture: PA

Dunkirk is one of the films which will be shown at IMAX Fest at Cineworld this weekend. Picture: PA Wire/Warner Bros Entertainment Inc

The IMAX Film Fest

Ipswich Cineworld

March 10

Watch your favourite blockbuster movies in IMAX for £3 at a film festival this weekend.


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Cineworld in Cardinal Park will be showing five films, Guardians of the Galaxy (Vol 2), Beauty and the Beast (2017), IT, Dunkirk and Thor Ragnarok.

There will also be prizes and the chance to experience a 4DX motion seat.

For more details and to book, visit the website.

Suffolk Orchid Society Spring Show will be held at St Michaels's Church Centre in Martlesham Heath.

Suffolk Orchid Society Spring Show will be held at St Michaels's Church Centre in Martlesham Heath. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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Suffolk Orchid Society Spring Show

St Michael’s Church Centre, Martlesham Heath

March 10

Your chance to admire a colourful display of orchids staged by the society.

There will also be first class orchids for sale, re-potting demonstrations and advice on cultivating these beautiful plants.

The day runs from 10am to 4pm, and refreshments including light lunches will be available.

For more information, visit the website.

The Prosecco Festival is returning to Ipswich this weekend. Picture: MEGAN FOWLER/PROSECCO FESTIVAL

The Prosecco Festival is returning to Ipswich this weekend. Picture: MEGAN FOWLER/PROSECCO FESTIVAL - Credit: Megan Fowler/Prosecco Festival

The Prosecco Festival

Ipswich Town Hall

March 10

The Prosecco Festival proved a hit on its previous visit to Ipswich, and now it is returning.

There will be 40 different types of prosecco, brut, spumante, cocktails and pink fizz available to enjoy.

There will also be Italian-style street food available and live music, with both afternoon and evening sessions.

For more details and to book, visit the website.

Danny Mac as Joe Gillis, Ria Jones as Norma Desmond and Adam Pearce as Max Von Meyerling in Sunset B

Danny Mac as Joe Gillis, Ria Jones as Norma Desmond and Adam Pearce as Max Von Meyerling in Sunset Boulevard. Picture: MANUEL HARLAN - Credit: Archant

Sunset Boulevard

Ipswich Regent

March 10

There are two performances of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical on Saturday, your last chance to see this touring production.

Danny Mac of Strictly Come Dancing fame stars opposite stage sensation Ria Jones in this tale, based on the classic Billy Wilder film.

A poor screenwriter stumbles into the world of a faded silent-screen goddess.

For details and to book, visit the website.

Children can enjoy Storymaker events at the New Wolsey Theatre this weekend. Picture: NEW WOLSEY THE

Children can enjoy Storymaker events at the New Wolsey Theatre this weekend. Picture: NEW WOLSEY THEATRE - Credit: Archant

Storymaker

New Wolsey Theatre

March 10

Your little ones will enjoy two special performances in the theatre’s upstairs foyer.

Little Story is aimed at three and four-year-olds, accompanied by their families, and takes place from 11am.

Big Story is for five to six-year-olds. Youngsters sit around the Storymaker chair on cushions.

For more details, visit the website.

Learn more about Ipswich with your family. Picture: PAUL GEATER

Learn more about Ipswich with your family. Picture: PAUL GEATER - Credit: Archant

The Making of Ipswich

Ipswich Art Gallery

March 10-11

Learn more about the story of Ipswich through the ages with your family.

This free exhibition will teach you about the people who have lived in Ipswich, show you stored collections and relive the town’s memories.

It traces the Ipswich story from prehistoric times to the present day.

To find out more visit the website.

Learn more about Cardinal Wolsey at the exhibition at Christchurch Mansion. Picture ARCHANT LIBRARY

Learn more about Cardinal Wolsey at the exhibition at Christchurch Mansion. Picture ARCHANT LIBRARY - Credit: Archant

Thomas Wolsey Exhibition

Christchurch Mansion

March 10-11

Take your family to see the Thomas Wolsey exhibition this weekend.

Explore some of the Ipswich Museums’ rarely displayed Tudor objects and delve deeper into the town’s past.

This exhibition brings together objects not seen before together outside of London.

To read more visit the website.

A special afternoon tea event is being held at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall for Mother's Day. Picture: GETT

A special afternoon tea event is being held at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall for Mother's Day. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

Milsoms Kesgrave Hall

March 10-11

Milsoms has a special Mother’s Day tea event on both Saturday and Sunday.

There will be a glass of fizz and entertainment by singer Casper Clarke.

Seating arrangements will be around shared larger tables.

To find out more, visit the website.

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