‘Arts in Celebration’ Backs Mayoral Charities

Ipswich Arts Association is delighted to announce that its Arts in Celebration initiative is backing the Mayor of Ipswich’s charities.  

Arts in Celebration is a celebration of the arts in Suffolk and comprises over a day’s worth of videos, most of them prepared during the current lock down. It will be available completely free via Ipswich Arts Association’s website http://www.ipswich-arts.org.uk/  from 27th September 2020 and will run until the end of October. Links to the Mayor’s charities will be available on the website for anyone who wishes to make a donation.     

I am very pleased to support the Ipswich Arts Association and I am greatly looking forward to their splendid showcase, ‘Arts in Celebration’. This open access online festival is being curated by IAA to bring together the rich variety of artistic and creative endeavour in our area and it will be available to the widest possible audience. The Association has very kindly committed itself to recognise my mayoral charities and will be inviting donations for them throughout the festival. The young people who take part in the WASSUP and We Are Patrick groups at Volunteering Matters in Ipswich have been very busy throughout the recent challenging period and I have seen their amazing work, telling the stories of their own experience, teaching younger children and empowering themselves and their peers. I will greatly enjoy introducing and sharing their ambitions to change their world through youth social action with the IAA community.

The Mayor of Ipswich, Councillor Jan Parry

Ipswich Arts Association Secretary Mary Odam, who is helping to curate the event, said “We have been amazed by the response from the artistic community here in Suffolk. We have received over seven hours of video performances from musicians, writers, dancers as well as contributions from visual artists. I am busy putting it all together at the moment and can’t wait for the 27th   September.”

Ipswich Arts Association Secretary Mary Odam, who is helping to curate the event, said “We have been amazed by the response from the artistic community here in Suffolk. We have received over seven hours of video performances from musicians, writers, dancers as well as contributions from visual artists. I am busy putting it all together at the moment and can’t wait for the 27th   September.”