A festival celebrating Women in Arts and Music is due to take place in Felixstowe this weekend and will involve more than one hundred artists, singers and performers in six venues across the town.
WAMfest 2022 is a two-day event that celebrates the creativity of women and includes music, visual arts, theatre, literary events, dance and much more.
The entertainment starts on Saturday afternoon at The Grosvenor pub with a free event featuring solo artists Serena Grant, Ruby Ambrose, Elly Tree, Aimee Iris and Tori McKew.
That night, the official launch party will take place at La Vida nightclub at Beach Street when Gabby Rivers and Lydia Angelica warm up for start of Britain’s Got Talent star Big Mama Funk.
During the day, Art on the Beach will involve more than forty artists and creatives displaying their work at Beach Street. There will also be an exhibition at 142 Gallery in Hamilton Road.
The action swings to the town centre on Sunday with a full programme of events at The Orwell Hotel. These include audiences with crime authors Ruth Dugdall and Jemma Wayne, historical writers Elske Howeler and Gill Blanchard and Yours Truly, a unique theatrical performance celebrating the wit and wisdom of women. Later in the afternoon Belinda Gillett, Christina Johnston and Stellar Acappella will be singing.
The Triangle will host a number of choirs and performers including Katie Mitton, the Ipswich Reggae Choir and Stellar Acappellar and Felixstowe Harmonies. The Believe Group, Dennis Lowe Theatre Company and Ukranian sisters Kristina and Angelina Karpenko will also be entertaining at this free event.
Organiser Laura Locke said: “It is such a privilege to support and promote the incredible talent that women in our region and beyond display. WAMfest is brimming over with a diverse range of performances, from choirs, to solo artists, to singer song writers to young teenaged songstresses. The WAMfest team is so proud to be able to showcase this wealth of talent and are pleased to work with the venues that are hosting our fabulous performers”.
Tickets are available now at www.wamfestfelixstowe.art