Calling all dance enthusiasts!

Ipswich Choral Society will mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, in collaboration with creative groups from Ipswich, combining music, dance, poetry and animation to create an immersive, thought-provoking and moving performance on Saturday 17 March 2018 in the iconic Ipswich Town Hall. We will learn about the personal stories of Ipswich people, both at home and on the front lines, leading up to and during wartime.

Independent Dance Artist and Choreographer Mary Davies has been commissioned by Ipswich Choral Society to direct the dance performance and is calling out for community dancers and enthusiasts of all ages and abilities to take part in this unique opportunity.

If you missed the Taster workshop on Sunday 12 November, don’t worry – you can still be a part of this exciting project! If you are free to attend the dates below, we invite you to join us at the first stage of our creation. Please note you will not be needed for the entirety of each weekend rehearsal.

  • Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 December 2017
  • Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 January 2018 (workshop dates)
  • Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 February 2018
  • Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February 2018

Please email karenlouisedance@gmail.com to register your interest or to find out more details. Download the PDF flyer here.

“Ipswich Remembers” is supported by Arts Council England National Lottery funding.

“Ipswich Remembers” Taster Dance Workshop

“Ipswich Remembers” is an exciting new collaborative project between Ipswich Choral Society and independent Dance Artist Mary Davies, supported by DanceEast. It will bring together a local cast of 200 dancers, singers, musicians and digital artists for two monumental performances within Ipswich’s iconic Town Hall to commemorate the First World War and celebrate Ipswich’s history; the local people and their stories.

Dance Artist and Choreographer, Mary Davies, will lead a taster workshop for dancers to find out more about this unique project. The workshop is open to anyone interested in dance and movement, and suitable for dancers of all ages and abilities. No need to book, just come along on the day!

 

Ipswich Remembers Taster Dance Workshop

Sunday 12 November 2017, 1pm – 3pm

DanceEast, Foundry Lane, Ipswich IP4 1DW

For more information, email Karen Pratt karenlouisedance@gmail.com or telephone 01473 625208.

 

“Ipswich Remembers” is supported by Arts Council England National Lottery funding.

 

Taster Dance Workshop flyer

Home-Start nominated as ICS supported charity for 2017

Ipswich Choral Society is keen to support local charities, both financially with fund-raising events and by raising awareness amongst ICS members and concert audiences. Home-Start East Ipswich & Coastal has been chosen as our nominated charity for 2017. Look out for collection buckets at Ipswich Choral Society concerts and events.

About Home-Start East Ipswich & Coastal

In an ideal world Home-Start wouldn’t be needed. But for many parents the pressures of family life are simply too much to cope with alone. There are so many reasons for this including -poverty, illness, family breakdowns, isolation, addiction and physical and mental health issues.

And this is where Home-Start steps in…

Home-Start East Ipswich & Coastal aims to give children the best possible start in life. We support parents to grow in confidence, strengthen their relationships with their children, improve their Health and wellbeing and widen their links locally.

The Home-Start Approach –

Home-Start schemes are rooted in the community they serve. We are managed locally but are supported by a national organisation, Home-Start UK, which offers direction, training, information and guidance to schemes and ensures consistent and quality support for parents and children.

Home-Start has a proven, lasting, positive impact on the development of children and the health and welfare of the family.

Our Mission –

Home-Start offers a unique service. We recruit and train volunteers, who are usually parents themselves, to visit families at home and offer them informal, friendly and confidential support. The families we help have at least one child under 12.

To help give children the best possible start in life, Home-Start supports parents as they grow in confidence, strengthen their relationship with their children and widen their links with the local community.

Our vision –

Home-Start wants to see a society in which all parents have the support they need to give their children the best start in life by:

  • Offering support and friendship
  • Visiting families at home, where the dignity and identity of individuals can be respected and protected
  • Developing relationships with the family in which they gain time to share their thoughts
  • Encouraging parents’ strengths and wellbeing for the benefit of their children
  • Encouraging families to widen their network enabling them to access support and services
  • Encouraging and providing practical assistance to ensure that parents are attending required health appointments for themselves and dependents.

For further information on the work of Home-Start East Ipswich & Coastal, getting involved and upcoming events, please visit www.homestarteastsuffolk.org.uk

Home-Start East Ipswich & Coastal
Registered charity no. 1105001
Company no. 5169779