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ABOUT SPARK

7-17 July 2022

SPARK Ipswich, is an 11-day city-wide event celebrating the people, places, arts and culture of Ipswich.

The 2022 program will deliver up a fresh program of festival content.  Music, comedy, arts, exhibitions, circus, projection, culture, cabaret, technology, collaboration and discussion will take over the City.

Stay tuned for festival updates by following Ipswich Festivals Facebook and Instagram.


Program Highlights:


7–17 JULY: SPARK AFTER DARK
Explore the festival’s light-based installations of deLight and pixel.

7–17 JULY: LUMINATE
Gather and graze at the new festival hub, featuring main stage live performances in Timothy Molony Park.

7–10 JULY: SPARK ON TOUR
See what all the buzz is about when SPARK Ipswich hits the road taking A Bee Story to small halls across the region.

8 JULY: ILLUMINATIONS: CAMERATA -QUEENSLAND’S CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
French chic meets British refinement in a performance of classic works by Elgar, Debussy and Britten.

25 JUNE–9 JULY: BUNKASAURUS
Two clowns are continually distracted from the serious work at hand, and use a blend of puppetry and silent comedy to create an entertaining theatrical universe, steeped in imagination and creativity.

8–10 JULY: MONSTER SIEGE
Sport for the non-sporty and arts for the non-arty. A fictional quest, where kids star as the best versions of themselves.

9 JULY: WAGHORN TO WEST
Ipswich’s multi-venue indie live music crawl. 16 Queensland artists take over four venues for one epic night of live music.

9 JULY: SOUND THE HORN
Waghorn to West’s music industry development event, empowering you to ask questions, develop networks and gain access to experienced music industry specialists.

10 JULY: WOMI
A one-day world music festival showcasing and celebrating the vibrancy of Ipswich and South East Queensland’s culturally and linguistically diverse community.

15 JULY: BOYD MEETS GIRL
Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd with American cellist Laura Metcalf perform songs of love and despair.

16 JULY: PETER AND THE WOLF
Ipswich City Orchestras present this light-hearted symphony telling the irreverent story of a young boy named Peter, who joins a menagerie of animals to outwit a fierce wolf.

17 JULY: LITTLE DAY OUT
Ipswich’s signature children’s contemporary music and arts festival is little by name but BIG on fun.

17 JULY: THE BABUSHKA BOOK CLUB
Be entertained by a wickedly funny cabaret as Babushka turns your best loved novels inside-out and colours them various shades of grey.

25 JUNE – 21 AUGUST: SPIRIT OF PLACE – HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE
An exhibition of new work by much loved local indigenous artist, Sally Harrison.

24 MAY – 24 JULY: 25 YEARS IPSWICH ART GALLERY FOUNDATION
An exhibition of an eclectic range of artworks – from heritage to contemporary – acquired by the Foundation over its 25 year history.

Event details

7-17 July 2022

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