We Are Ipswich

Ipswich has an emerging cultural cluster of internationally renowned companies at the vanguard of performance practice.

The arts give Ipswich a sense of place. The excellence and diversity of the arts in Ipswich is shown by the town having one of the highest concentrations of in the country of organisations receiving regular funding from Arts Council England.

Launched on 18 July the Cultural Manifesto for Ipswich is a document that highlights the wealth and distinctiveness of the arts in Ipswich, demonstrating how they collectively contribute to personal, social and economic health and wellbeing. It is a starting point for a collection of organisations to formulate an action plan that results in more people knowing about, getting involved with and celebrating the arts in our town, making Ipswich a better place to live, work and play.

We Are Ipswich is a collaboration between leading professional creative companies in Ipswich, uniting to show the world what talent, creativity and top quality work is being made in Ipswich.

They add a new dimension to the profile and quality of the local artistic offer with opportunities to collectively reinvent the image of Ipswich.

DanceEast, Eastern Angles, Gecko, Pacitti Company, the New Wolsey Theatre, Red Rose Chain and Tilted Productions are working together under the banner ‘We Are Ipswich’, exploring joint marketing, complementary programming and resource sharing.

DanceEast, New Wolsey Theatre and Gecko are working together on Creative Learning activity, developing projects which link the organisations and their offers.

Find out more by visiting their websites: 

Eastern Angles


Pacitti Company

New Wolsey Theatre

Red Rose Chain

Tilted Productions 


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