Roadshow unites Ipswich’s most deprived community in ‘joyous’ celebration

Cad Taylor and friends outside one of the exhibitions at the Jubilee Park Roadshow. Picture: SARAH

Cad Taylor and friends outside one of the exhibitions at the Jubilee Park Roadshow. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

A diverse Ipswich community rallied for a “creative and joyous” celebration bringing “positivity” to a deprived neighbourhood.

Cad Taylor and friends outside one of the exhibitions at the Jubilee Park Roadshow. Picture: SARAH

Cad Taylor and friends outside one of the exhibitions at the Jubilee Park Roadshow. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Hundreds attended today’s Jubilee Park Roadshow to enjoy food, music and fun workshops.

Organised by Ipswich Community Media, the event featured 22 organisations, including charities and voluntary groups offering advice and information.

Visitors enjoyed graffiti workshops, skipping, beat-boxing, sports, the Freedom Sound System and more.

Ipswich Community Media’s Cad Taylor said the event went “extremely well”.

Cad Taylor and friends outside one of the exhibitions at the Jubilee Park Roadshow. Picture: SARAH

Cad Taylor and friends outside one of the exhibitions at the Jubilee Park Roadshow. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

“The whole idea is about bringing a creative, joyous celebration and a host of activities to an area that often misses out,” she added.

“Westgate Ward is Ipswich’s most deprived community but there are lots of energetic, bombastic people here who want to make a difference.”

To volunteer with ICM email Ms Taylor.

Cad Taylor and friends outside one of the exhibitions at the Jubilee Park Roadshow. Picture: SARAH

Cad Taylor and friends outside one of the exhibitions at the Jubilee Park Roadshow. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Cad Taylor and friends outside one of the exhibitions at the Jubilee Park Roadshow. Picture: SARAH

Cad Taylor and friends outside one of the exhibitions at the Jubilee Park Roadshow. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Cad Taylor and friends outside one of the exhibitions at the Jubilee Park Roadshow. Picture: SARAH

Cad Taylor and friends outside one of the exhibitions at the Jubilee Park Roadshow. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Cad Taylor and friends outside one of the exhibitions at the Jubilee Park Roadshow. Picture: SARAH

Cad Taylor and friends outside one of the exhibitions at the Jubilee Park Roadshow. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Cad Taylor and friends outside one of the exhibitions at the Jubilee Park Roadshow. Picture: SARAH

Cad Taylor and friends outside one of the exhibitions at the Jubilee Park Roadshow. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Most Read

.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter