Thursday, August 08, 2013

Ipswich Arts Centre website R.I.P - Jan 2012 to August 2013

I launched the Ipswich Arts Centre website as a reaction to a 'what are you doing to improve your town' type question levelled at me during a radio interview.  I decided I probably could at least get people talking about whether Ipswich needed an Arts Centre.  On the whole the discussion was very healthy and positive.

A year and a half later the arts and live music scene in Ipswich has moved on and grown again, and much like when I took the decision to shut down the Ipswich Gigs website I don't think the Ipswich Arts Centre website is needed any more.  The conversation has moved on, and the conversation is happening elsewhere.  This is good.

The links below will take you to the bits of information that we built up on the site that we think it's worth archiving.

Ipswich Arts Centre - the archive

Ipswich Venue Information

The petition

The media coverage

Case studies - Arts Centres in other towns