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Creative Jewels – an Ipswich Buddhist fundraiser

September 23, 2023 @ 2:00 pm 10:00 pm

A day of creativity at the Avenue Theatre (Red Rose Chain), raising funds for Ipswich Buddhist Centre and Tiratanaloka Unlimted

There will be creative performances, music, movement and the written word. Workshops throughout the afternoon with beautiful arts and crafts on sale from 2pm.

Everyone needs a ticket to see the show. Even performers! (If you can’t manage the cost please contact Sue Double who will be able to help).

There will be refreshments!

Workshops from 2pm
Performance from 7pm

Funds Raised will be split 50/50

Ipswich Buddhist Centre

Over the last 30 years, Ipswich Buddhist Centre has helped local people to make lasting improvements to their lives and to the lives of others. Your contributions will help this work to continue and to grow.

Tiratanaloka [Un]limited

Tiratnaloka [Un]limited is raising funds to address the historic lack of ordination retreat facilities which makes it impossible for women to progress to ordination at the same rate that men can.


Artworks & Refreshments from 2pm

Original artworks. ceramics and unique woven textiles by Buddhist artists, delicious homemade cakes and refreshments

Afternoon Workshops

Three Lines One Breath 2-4pm

Bring a notebook, pen and an open mind. No previous writing experience is necessary. The workshop is inspired by the work of Natalie Goldberg; a Zen-like method that will take you straight to the source of creative power, to the mind that is raw, full of energy and alive with imagination. This will culminate in short haikus that will be presented visually in a short film show as part of the fundraising evening.

Sangha Sing! 4-6pm

Come along and enjoy a magical afternoon…no experience is necessary, just some enthusiasm! Together, we will learn some beautiful mantras in harmony, and maybe one or two surprises! The songs and mantras we learn will form part of the evening’s programme.

Participation in the evening performance is not obligatory. You can just come to the workshop. If you are participating in the evening performance you do need a ticket for the show!)

Evening Performances

Creative Jewels Performance 7-10pm

Be amazed and thrilled with performances by members of the Ipswich Sangha and their friends. Be moved by the beautiful voices of Sanga Sings and touched by the imaginations of our creative writers.

Acts include:

THE SANGHA SING ENSEMBLEinspiring mantras performed by the most beautiful voices in the Ipswich sangha

UNDER THE SUN – “Dreamy noise-pop hauled out of the Ipswich Docks, with seasick synth and mutant guitar by Matt Catlin”

STOP THE CHASEFrom the Mid-Essex Buddhist Centre a four-piece acoustic covers act featuring cajon, guitars, mandolin and vocals.

WILDFLOWER – Beautiful folk-inspired covers

LEIGH ROWLANDSour dear acoustic singer/songwriter and dharma friend

MIKE TATTthe very best professional trombonist in the Ipswich sangha!




How to join

Book your ticket for this event using the booking form opposite.

Please consider buying some £5 donation tickets as well to raise even more for Tiratnaloka [Un]limited and Ipswich Buddhist Centre.


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Gippeswyk Avenue
Ipswich, IP2 9AF