Category Archives: Ipswich

Sunsets on the Waterfront

During the last two months of 2018 the weather was surprisingly benign with a number of clear winter days ending with beautiful sunsets.  The low sun and the still water down on at the Ipswich Waterfront provided a variety of … Continue reading

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Decorated Trees for the Festive Season

It’s interesting to see the civic responses to decorating public spaces at this time of year. Some Christmas trees work well for their locations. Down on Ipswich Waterfront the tree elegantly adds seasonal spirit to its setting whether it’s a … Continue reading

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Clarion Call – Sound as Remembrance, Centenary Commemorations of First World War, November 2018

Sonic artwork ‘Clarion Call’ was performed as part of the Spill Festival, Ipswich 2018. This hauntingly beautiful large-scale sound work was broadcast around Ipswich Waterfront at dusk during the 11 days of the Spill Festival. Please excuse my wobbly video … Continue reading

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A Derelict Delight – St Michael’s

According to my copy of ‘The Popular Guide to Suffolk Churches – No 2 Central Suffolk‘ by D P Mortlock, St Michael’s Church in Upper Orwell Street, Ipswich, might not have an impressive exterior, but a visitor should not be … Continue reading

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Where were the ships?

Last weekend the Ipswich Maritime Festival took place. This year’s theme was ‘Pirates’, but to my big disappointment no tall ships turned up at the Ipswich Waterfront. I had been hoping for a visiting replica brigantine, or failing that, a … Continue reading

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Dragon Boat Racing for Charity

Last Saturday some seriously energetic folk climbed into their boats and spent the day racing in the Fresh Start Charity Dragon Boat Challenge. Dragon boat racing is an ancient Chinese tradition rowing to the rhythm of the drum and has … Continue reading

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A Little Wisteria Appropriation

Some of you may remember seeing photos from my old garden of the white Japanese wisteria that I trained over a pergola. I originally bought it as a grafted specimen and it flowered from the first year, but it really … Continue reading

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Cardinal Wolsey – A Tudor Titan

Cardinal Wolsey (1470 or 1471-1530) sadly ended his days being hounded by King Henry VIII and died in Leicester en route to London following his recall from York to be tried for treason. It hadn’t always been so as Wolsey had … Continue reading

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Springtime in Holywells Park

Although I have finally moved into my permanent house and I do have a small backyard it will be some time before I can start to think about making a garden. Priorities have been sorting out my work and studio … Continue reading

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Technically it’s spring, but there’s been just a little winter snow!

When I moved to Ipswich last year my father and I went for a walk up to the Old Cemetery. It was summer and it was one of the year’s three hot days. My goodness what a difference yesterday was … Continue reading

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Contemporary Decorations

Tomorrow is the last day of Christmas and traditionally all the festive decorations will be taken down. Since early December there has been a contemporary Christmas Tree erected outside the University of Suffolk on the Ipswich Waterfront. Featuring a gradually … Continue reading

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