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Happy Mother’s Day to all the Ipswich Moms

To celebrate your lovely mum and all those little things she does for you (and she thinks you don’t notice)… We are giving you the chance to win a prize worthy of a Queen! All you have to do is create a picture of your Mum…Draw, Paint or Sketch a picture and display on the […]

Join us for our Festive Craft Market

The launch of several upcoming Art & Festive Craft Markets happening at the upper mall in Sailmakers Shopping Centre. Shop a great selection of local crafts, festive handcrafted items and watch local talented Artist Lois Cordelia perform her live speed painting with real life model. Enjoy a festive creative weekend with Home of Suffolk Arts […]

Quick-draw Lois to showcase her speed-painting skills to shoppers

20th January 2020

An Ipswich artist just might be the quickest draw in the east and she’ll be demonstrating her skill – and recording it on real-time video – at a busy shopping centre in the town this week. Lois Cordelia specialises in speed painting, capturing a subject in double-quick time and she’ll be bringing her talents to […]

Sailmakers on track for half a million shoppers over a busy December

2nd January 2020

Sailmakers Shopping Centre is on track for its busiest month of the year with over half a million shoppers expected by the time shops close on New Year’s Eve. A busy pre-Christmas carried over into Boxing Day at the mall in Ipswich where retailers reported brisk business as the traditional sales kicked-in. Tatiana Gecmane, manager […]

Classic computer games get a reboot at shopping centre retro event

27th November 2019

FANS of classic computer consoles are in for a treat when a busy Ipswich shopping centre hosts a weekend of retro gaming fun. Bring Back Retro, who organise gaming events and even cater for weddings, are bringing along their full repertoire of old-school games consoles to Sailmakers Shopping Centre on November 9 and 10. Gamers […]

Touching stories of Ipswich’s fallen heroes on display at shopping centre

The touching and tragic stories of local men killed in the carnage of the Second World War are being commemorated in a special memorial at a busy Ipswich shopping centre ahead of Remembrance Day. In all over 600 Ipswich men and women lost their lives during the conflict and this year marks several major anniversaries […]

Pottery as therapy for nurse who treats eating disorder sufferers

A nurse who uses pottery as a therapy for the stressful work she does with of eating disorder sufferers will have her work on display at a craft fair at a busy Ipswich Shopping Centre. Jennifer Meintjes grew up in apartheid era South Africa and now works with adults with anorexia and other eating disorders […]

Top artist chosen to create Sailmakers Elmer the Elephant

A TOP artist whose eye-catching work has adorned sculptures in a host of major UK cities will be creating the design for a busy Ipswich shopping centre’s take on popular pachyderm Elmer the Elephant. Deven Bhurke has been commissioned to produce Sailmakers Shopping Centre’s very own version of the much-loved children’s character as part of […]

Sons of Windrush to fill shopping centre with sounds of Caribbean

A Caribbean band carrying on their Windrush fathers’ 50-year musical legacy will fill a busy Ipswich shopping centre with the unique sounds of the tropical region during an eagerly-anticipated summer event. Phaze2 Caribbean Steelband, who have sprung from the Ipswich Caribbean Band which has been performing since the early 1960s, will be showcasing their traditional […]

Sailmakers summer carnival brings a spicy taste of the Caribbean to Ipswich

VISITORS to a busy Ipswich shopping centre will have the chance to sample a taste of the Caribbean during a summer event dedicated to the tropical region.