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Three New Murals, Skate Park 20th Celebration and Dulce Duca's "Streets with Attitude"

Updated: Apr 4

This project is keeping us busy with the variety of events being organised! We are kicking off on Friday 8th April at 4.30pm with UOS undergraduates Patrisiya Banova and Dylan Winstone's exhibition in the Courtyard behind Dance East. Come and join us to celebrate an outdoor photographic exhibition "7305" celebrating Stoke Bridge Skate Park.


Thanks to funding support from the COVID Continuity Fund for Culture from Suffolk County Council, artists Lily Hammond, Frederico Ramos, Nikki Goldup, Keith Hopewell and Verity Slade have been leading workshops for young people in Ipswich, in order to gather ideas for three new murals for the Waterfront. Those who have attended the workshops have found them inspiring and have developed a greater desire to create art.


The three new youth murals will be painted on St Peters Dock over two weekends in May: 13/14/15 and 20/21/22. We hope you will come and help paint! Keep an eye on Art Eat social media for registration links to book a slot to paint, the links will be live soon. There will be an official launch of the finished murals on Saturday 28th of May at 10am.


Local artists Adrian Leroy and Jon Revell will create a Paint Jam on the 21st of May and everyone is invited to come and create new artwork at Stoke Bridge Skate Park, we encourage you to visit between 10am and 6pm on 21st May and get stuck in with brushes and spay cans.


On Saturday 28th May there is a celebration for the 20th anniversary of the Stoke Bridge Skate Park. The event is produced and hosted by Skate Suffolk and the skate park community and is sponsored by HOAX. There will be skate competitions with prizes and the event is aimed at young people. Art Eat is currently in conversation with Skate Suffolk and hopes to contribute to the event on the 28th... Watch this space for more details, talks are in progress.


Performance artist and skater Dulce Duca to deliver street performance creative workshops which will culminate in a performance outside Cult Cafe on the 4th June. Streets with Attitude is a workshop programme for everyone on wheels; skate boarders, roller skaters, scooter riders, BMXrs, and wheelchair users... the show will be presented as a final public performance on the 4th of June.


There will be opportunities to get involved with some of the workshops, and the skatepark and mural painting so stay tuned to our social media, and please sign up to the Art Eat newsletter (see footer of the website).


We are very excited to share more with you as the project goes on, so keep an eye open for updates!


This series of projects form part of Hullabaloo22 which is a collaboration between partners in the Ipswich Cultural Education Partnership (ICEP) network. Taking place between March and August, the project aims to bring together children and young people to experience a wide range of education, arts and community activity in Ipswich.

Hullabaloo22, whose central theme is ‘Tell Your Story’, gives young people and children the chance to express themselves, develop skills and have a voice through creative and cultural experiences and Art Eat are thrilled to be able to deliver this work under the Hullabaloo22 banner.