Events

What’s on

Get a unique insight into the exhibition through talks by the curators, take part in family activities and more. Our programme of events will supplement and enrich your experience of the exhibition.

Events will be announced soon.

Aspire Black Suffolk events

Inspired by Power of Stories, Aspire Black Suffolk have organised a community-led programme of events running parallel with the exhibition. More events will be added soon!

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2021

Art Eat Mural: Your Story, Your Power

A new mural on Ipswich Waterfront. Designed, developed and delivered in collaboration with Ghanian artist Edward Ofosu, Mexican artist Raul G. Loya and residents at HMP Hollesley Bay prison.

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22 June 2021, 12pm – 4pm

Windrush Day celebration with the Phaze 2 Steel Band

The Windrush Select Committee is celebrating National Windrush Day on the Cornhill in central Ipswich with steelpan music by Ipswich’s very own, Phaze 2 Caribbean Steelband.

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From 22 June 2021

Denkyem Youth Podcast

Hosted by Jawanda and Lāna’i, Denkyem Youth is a youth social action group which is part of the Suffolk Black Community Forum.

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24 June 2021, 3pm

Ipswich Film Theatre screening of Mandabi (PG)

Set in Dakar, Mandabi tells the story of Ibrahim (Makhouredia Gueye) and the transformative effect that a 25,000-franc money order from his nephew in Paris has on his fortunes.

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28 June 2021, 6:30pm

Les Spaine DJ & Q&A event

Proceeds of this event go to Save The Riverside and Prostate Cancer charities. In partnership with The Riverside and The Boathouse Kitchen and Bar. Suitable for ages 18+

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3, 10 & 17 July 2021 | 2 August 2021 | 2 October 2021, 1pm – 4pm

Yoruba Language Classes

Learn Yoruba, the culturally rich language widely spoken in Nigeria. Hosted by Karibu African Women’s Support Group at Burlington Baptist Church Hall

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16 July 2021, 7pm – 8pm

Windrush Online Lectures – We have an anchor!

Patrick Vernon (OBE) and Elaine Arnold are guests this evening celebrating the Windrush Era.

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17 July 2021, 10am – 4pm

Create Your Life Experience workshop

For young people aged 11 to 16. Identify and unleash your genius so you can become the author and create the life you want to experience. At The Hold.

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DATE TBC

Coming Soon: Black Suffolk

A photographic exhibition by John Ferguson on the Cornhill.

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11 & 18 September 2021 | 9, 16 & 27 October 2021 | 11 November 2021, 11am – 2pm

African Cooking Workshops

Learn how to cook amazing dishes from the African continent at Burlington Baptist Church Hall with Lara Uzokwe. Hosted by Karibu African Women’s Support Group.

Visiting the exhibition

Address

Christchurch Mansion, Soane Street, Ipswich, IP4 2BE

Exhibition dates

26 June – 24 October 2021

Christchurch Mansion

Soane St, Ipswich IP4 2BE, UK

Visiting the exhibition

Christchurch Mansion

Soane St, Ipswich IP4 2BE, UK

Address

Christchurch Mansion, Soane Street, Ipswich, IP4 2BE

Exhibition dates

26 June – 24 October 2021