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 Ipswich Waterfront Maritime Ipswich Festival 2012

Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August 2011

Maritime Ipswich @ Ipswich Quayside - Ipswich Docks - Ipswich Marina Port - Ipswich Waterfront - Maritime Ipswich


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2011 Information

55,000 !!!!!!!

Ipswich is a fantastic Maritime Town......... our biggest problem is we don't shout about it enough!  It was great to see people wearing stickers saying "I love Ipswich".

This weekend we did shout and the Maritime Ipswich event attracted over 55,000 visitors for a fantastic weekend of activities for the whole family - and being a FREE festival made it even better!!  This event showed that Ipswich is a great place to come to!

This event was organised by Ipswich Borough Council (big thanks to the events team!) in association with Ipswich Central, Ipswich Waterfront Action, Ipswich Maritime Trust, ABP and OLD Gaffers.

So, what did you think of it?   

Please email me information about what you enjoyed about the event together with any comments for the future.

Ipswich Waterfront Action will collate the comments and will not identify you in the results. Please include your postcode with your comments.

Many thanks for your support in attending this event ......

and we look forward to hearing from you.


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Maritime Ipswich has a great programme of activities lined up including; 


Georgian Area World War II Area Water Activities
(Dance House to UCS Waterfront Building) (Neptune Square to Patteson Road) (Wet Dock)

Craft / Nautical / Information Stalls [near Dance House}

Children's Fair Activities

Old Gaffers Sailing Craft Association [details]
Dance Sessions  [details] Carousel Barge Trips - Kitty  [details]
Period Displays & Demonstrations Static Spitfire Display Cruises & Rib Rides [details]
Georgian Naval Crews..... and press gang! Ipswich At War (WW11 Home Front) Barge (Victor) Open for Visitors [details]
Georgian Soldiers & Civilian Encampment Winston Churchill / George Formby Performances Orwell Lady  [details]
Georgian Smugglers Battle for Europe Display Visiting Vessels
Rope Making / Surgeon / Chandlery / Forge World War II Encampment  
Georgian Master Mason / Shipwright 1940's Shows & Displays POPBLAST  it's a Revolution Music Band [details]
Live Music & Maritime & Georgian Artists CAMRA Beer Festival Sea Shanty Singing @ Steamboat
Madam Overy & Cecily Buntrinket 1940's Walkabout Characters....with spiv  
Musket Firing Karki on Parade  
Parades & Performances Live Music Stage Church Services
Isaacs Scottish Beer Festival  [details]    
Music & Entertainment at Isaacs    
Artists & Stalls [details]   Beer Festivals
Food & Drink Festival Scuba Diving Pool CAMRA
Waterline Art [details] CAMRA Ipswich Beer Festival  [details] Isaacs
Download the
 "Official Maritime Ipswich 2011 Programme"

These are going to be sold @ £1
at the festival so if you download one... please put at least a £ in the bucket

this is going towards making Maritime Ipswich an Annual Event 
(after all entrance is free!)

all activities are subject to change without notice

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Old Gaffers Association Regatta Programme
August Classics Cruise 20th -21st August

All times in the programme are approximate and subject to change.

Saturday no planned regatta activities but OGA Members will be rowing ,sculling and sailing dinghies in the wet dock during the afternoon for the benefit of spectators.

Sunday programme Starts at 11:00

11:00 -12:30 Dinghy Sailing Races.

12:30-13:00 ‘One Way’ (whichever way the wind is blowing) Rubber Flubber Sailing Race.

14:00 Men’s Sculling Race for open boats. (Smack’s Boats, dinghies etc.)

14:10 Ladies Sculling Race for open boats. (Smack’s Boats, dinghies etc.)

14:20 Ladies Sculling Race for open boats. (Youngsters Smack’s Boats, dinghies etc.)

14:30 Men’s Doubles Rowing Race (Smack’s Boats, dinghies etc.)

14:40 Lady’s Doubles Rowing Race (Smack’s Boats, dinghies etc.)

15:00:15:45 No water activities during Church Service.

16:00 Children’s Rowing Race (Smack’s Boats, dinghies etc.)

16:15 Blindfold Race (Dinghies or Rubber Flubbers)

16:30 Hunt the Ducks (if they migrate back from their holidays in time).

17:00 Rubber Flubber Football in Haven Marina visitors moorings area.

18:00 Dog Show for sea dogs only, between Haven Marina office and The Last Anchor.

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Dance East Activity plan - Maritime Ipswich 2011

[All events are FREE except the Salsa Party]

Saturday 20th August
Taster classes:
12-1pm Commercial hip hop with Jay Austin
1-2pm Musical Theatre with Jay Austin
2-3pm Family workshop with Sarah Franklin
3-4pm Yoga with Eve Dunn
4-5pm Flamenco with Juliet Aster

Salsa Party
6pm onwards Salsa beginners and improvers class and Salsa party with Suffolk Salsa

Sunday 21st August
10-11am Pilates with Michael Mann
11am -12pm Egyptian Belly Dancing with Henrietta Lewis

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"Waterline" Exhibition

 The Waterfront Gallery is located in the iconic UCS Waterfront building and looks out on to the marina. It has been in operation for about 2 years during which time it has offered a diverse range of exhibitions providing local audiences with the opportunity to engage with contemporary art. The exhibition during August s entitled Waterline and will consist of selected works drawn from a national call for entries. The works will all depict or incorporate some aspect of water with the emphasis on contemporary art but the overriding criteria for selection will be quality not genre. The works will be selected by a panel of experts and there will be a selectors prize of £500 which has been kindly donated by Hawksmoor Investment Management who are also located on the waterfront.

The exhibition will run for 6 weeks from the:
1st August – 4th September Mon – Fri 9.00am – 8pm Saturday 11am – 3pm

Maritime Ipswich Festival days 20th and 21st August 10.00am – 5.00pm

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Boat and Barge Cruises

Top_Sail_Docks_Cruises_Quayside_Waterfront Viking Mariners Ipswich

Three hour Orwell River Cruises for the public onboard the
Historic Sailing Barge "Kitty" (built in 1895)

Tickets £20 and £10 (Children)

More Details & To Book

Cruises each day to Pin Mill - leave 9am, 2pm, 6pm - Tickets £45

90 Minute Rib Rides to Freston - leave 10am, 12.30pm, 3pm on 27ft Rib Eye Inflatable - Tickets £29.50

More Details & To Book

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Orwell Lady

Orwell Lady Ipswich Waterfront 
Wet Dock Trips - 30 Mins - £5 (Children £3)

Leave 10.30am, 11.15am, 12 Noon, 1.45pm, 2pm (
Sunday), 5pm

Orwell Bridge Trip - 50 mins plus - £8 (Children £5)
Saturday - Leave 2.30pm @ 3.45pm
Sunday - 3.15pm @ 4.30pm

Stones, Quo & Co Disco and Evening Cruise

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Thistle Sailing Barge

Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August

Open to the public for visits
Historic Sailing Barge "Victor"  (built 1835)


Viking Mariners will be offering the following exclusive events and special offers; some with our waterfront partner The Salthouse Hotel

Sail and Stay at the Salthouse at reduced prices for the entire weekend. Includes Bed and Breakfast, Beverages and biscuits whilst on board and a discount Voucher for Promenade Clothing @ Viking Mariners. Special Stay & Sail package for two people £235 .00

• Maritime Weekend Offers at Promenade Clothing Store @ Viking Mariners

Delivering Suffolk Style & Luxury
Corporate Hospitality - Leadership & Team Building - Executive Offsite Days
Day & afternoon cruises - Celebrations - Wedding Receptions


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Isaacs "Scottish" Beer Festival

OPEN 12 Noon to Midnight from Thursday – Sunday.

“17 Scottish Real Ales” - Special Beer Glasses Available

Ben Nevis  -  Fraoch Heater  -  Midnight Sun Porter  -  Trade Winds  -  Black Gold  -  Wild Cat  -  Vital Spark  -  Bitter & Twisted  -  Schiehallion

Killellah  -  Lia Fail  -  Skull Splitter  -  Blonde  -  Avondale  -  Sunset  -  Red Squirrel  -  Clyde Putter

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Holy Trinity Church (bottom of Bishops Hill / Back Hamlet) extends a special welcome to visitors at our Morning Service @ 11am on Sunday 21st August.    Details

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Waterfront Arts Studio (Wherry Lane - by side of Isaacs)

Exhibiting & Selling various images by artists

stalls - Vintage / Cupcakes / Jewellery / Gifts / Cards - T Shirts / and more


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Ipswich Waterfront Maritime Ipswich Festival 2011

Visit the Ipswich Waterfront Action Website for details of

News - Businesses - Groups - Events on the

Ipswich Waterfront Quayside Docks

Details of Ipswich Waterfront Markets / Vintage / Fayres



Sea Shanty Singing with

Shadows in the Shade

Sunday 21st @ 3pm

Steamboat Tavern (New Cut West)



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Ipswich Waterfront Action Partnership Group  - Trinity Bungalow - 20 Back Hamlet - Ipswich - IP3 8AJ

Tel: 0773 199 1669      Email: Jay

Co-Ordinator    -   Jay Harvey       ( 0773 199 1669

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