Highlights from Ipswich Maritime Festival 2019

20 August 2019

We had a great time this weekend with Harwich Haven: Surrender & Sanctuary at Ipswich Maritime Festival. The Food Wars exhibition trailer was positioned outside the University of Suffolk where members of the public could read all about food rationing and the National Kitchens during the First World War.

Eastern Angles joined in on the action to perform excerpts from Oh, What A Lovely Food War over Saturday and Sunday. The 20 minute performances were a music hall take on the perils of food rationing and included a skit on the Great Wartime British Bake Off!

It was a glorious day on Saturday and, despite the rain on Sunday morning, Sunday afternoon turned into a bright day for audiences to enjoy the final performances.

Oh, What a Lovely Food War will be performed in full for the Food Wars tour this autumn which also includes a new play Saving Our Bacon which is based on real-life memories of food on the home front from care home residents in Suffolk. Here are the touring venues, dates and times:

Ipswich, Sir John Mills Theatre:

Tues 10 Sept 7.45pm

Wed 11 Sept 3.45pm

Wed 11 Sept 7.45pm

Thur 12 Sept 2.30pm

Thur 12 Sept 7.45pm

Fri   13 Sept  7.45pm

Sat 14 Sept 3.45pm

Sat 14 Sept 7.45pm

Walton, St. Mary’s Church Hall: Mon  23 Sept 7.30pm

Dedham Assembly Rooms: Wed 25 Sept 7.30pm

Dennington Village Hall: Thur 26 Sept 7.30pm

Brightlingsea Community Centre: Fri 27 Sept 7.30pm

Maldon Town Hall: Sat 5 Oct 7.30pm

Tickets are £12 full price and £10 concessions.

Book tickets for Food Wars here.

 The trailer continues its tour of Suffolk at Felixstowe Art on the Prom on Sunday 1st September and at Essex Autumn Food & Craft on Saturday 28th – Sunday 29th September.

To find out more on the project, click here.