PhotoEast festival prepares to wow Ipswich waterfront next week

The Winerack will be one of the venues by organisers Picture: ANGELA SHARPE PHOTOGRAPHY

The Winerack will be one of the venues by organisers Picture: ANGELA SHARPE PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Angela Sharpe Photography

Preparations are underway to turn the Ipswich Waterfront into an outdoor photography gallery for the upcoming PhotoEast festival.

The Waterfront in Ipswich will provide the back drop for the PhotoEast festival. Picture: ANGELA SHA

The Waterfront in Ipswich will provide the back drop for the PhotoEast festival. Picture: ANGELA SHARPE PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 - Credit: Angela Sharpe Photography

Landmarks including the former Burtons Mill and the Winerack will be among the venues used for a programme of exhibitions and events.

The festival will be taking place over the Bank Holiday weekend, May 26 - 28.

Among the attractions on offer will be talks by industry renowned photographers Mark Power, Tom Hunter, Sian Davies and Michael Collins at the University of Suffolk’s Waterfront Building on May 26.

Undergraduate students from the university will also be displaying work in the front of the building across the weekend.


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A graduate exhibition curated by former student Melissa Belton will also be on show along with the work of PhotoEast’s Young People’s Fellowship winners.

A Global Family Trail will be held for younger visitors as well as a photobooth in a 1980s French fire engine.

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DanceEast will host a dance installation called Carte Postale, choreographed by Tim Casson and Halesworth based photographic artist Bill Jackson.

The work of Ipswich photographer Gillian Allard will have her work featured in La Tour Cycle Cafe.

Ms Allard has been working with Suffolk Refugee Support to document the experiences of refugees in the town.

Football fans will enjoy a photographic homage to Ipswich Town’s 1978 FA Cup win which will be on show at the Quay Place .

On May 27 a special commemorative event for the win will be held at Dance East.

PhotoEast and Panos Pictures, who are supporting the festival, said: “We are thrilled to be returning to Ipswich for a second time and are confident that PhotoEast 2018 has something for everyone with an interest in photography.

“It is a privilege to combine high calibre globally-recognised photography with the work of practitioners, students and enthusiasts from closer to home.

“This year’s festival is bigger and better than the first in 2016 and is bringing us a step further towards our goal of establishing putting Suffolk on the map for photography.”

More information about the festival can be found at www.photoeast.co.uk

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