WHAT’S ON 2022

Covid hasn’t stopped INK inspiring short new play writing, and serving the community who support us.

Here are the highlights of what’s new in 2022

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BOOK NOW! 27th February

A fabulous evening of passionate and entertaining poetry from two of the UK’s greatest performance poets:

Luke Wright and Patience Agbabi. 21st November at 7.00pm at Snape Maltings.

LUKE WRIGHTWinner of The Saboteur Award 2021 – Best Spoken Word Performer
“His performances rumble with rage, passion and wit. You will leave his show brimming with energy, heart pounding and brain whirring” – The Guardian

PATIENCE AGBABI – Patience is one of the UK’s foremost writers, she has spent over 20 years celebrating the written and spoken word.
Her work has appeared in anthologies, on TV and radio.

“Honest, darkly funny and endlessly creative, she takes the sonnet, chats it up, tattoos it, gives it some motherly advice and then sends it away again “- The List 

Proceeds from this event will support The INK Festival – April 2022

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BOOK NOW! 1st March

With “Forgetful Heart,” Barb continues her love affair with the work of two of the most important songwriters of the 20th Century.

Through the lockdown, she thought about love, and in particular the love songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, from their earliest explorations to their most recent recordings.

Working with her longstanding collaborator Jenny Carr, Barb will include Forgetful Heart, What Happens To The Heart, If You Gotta Go, Go Now, I’ve Made Up My Mind To Give Myself To You, and So Long Marianne, among more treasures.

Barb Jungr interprets [Dylan and Cohen’s] work with a ferocity and truthfulness that demolishes every cover version you’ve ever heard.” New York Times


A new play by young, Ipswich-based writer Martha Loader, mentored by Lucy Kirkwood, an Olivier Award winning playwright also based in East Anglia, will be performed in Suffolk schools and colleges during the 2022 Summer term.

A new, 30-minute play that will explore the issues around the risk to Suffolk’s young people by County Lines, in a fast moving, punchy and entertaining style.

The play aims to illustrate how young people are being targeted by exploitative drug traffickers, what the consequences are for those finding themselves caught up in these networks, and the impact on their families and communities in which they live, and where, and who, to go to for help. The objective is to inform and enlighten not only vulnerable youngsters but also teachers, other family members and the wider community.

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WHEN: Alternate weeks from 29 September 2021 – 9 February 2022

WHAT: 10 Script Writing Workshops for beginners and those at an early stage of their writing journey.

SHOWCASE: The last session will be a showcase of participants’ work by INK’s professional actors.

TIME: 12.00 – 13.30

WHERE: Online via ZOOM

LED BY: Griff Scott.

FEE: £35 payable for the 10 sessions.

More details here

Questions/ enrolment form: please contact Griff Scott at griff@inkfestival.org / 07908 221060.

Intermediate Script Writing Workshops


WHEN: Alternate weeks from 30 September 2021 – 10 February 2022

WHAT: 10 Script Writing Workshops for writers at an Intermediate level.

SHOWCASE: The last session will be a showcase of participants’ work by INK’s professional actors

TIME: 13.00-14.30

WHERE: Online via ZOOM

LED BY: Paul T. Davies.

FEE: £35 payable for the 10 sessions.

More details here

Questions / enrolment form: please contact Griff Scott at griff@inkfestival.org or 07908 221060.

A new Award Winning audio drama commissioned to honour the bravery of Joe Kennedy Jnr

Originally planned last year to tour Suffolk airfields No Ordinary Joe, No Ordinary Kennedy will now be performed as an audio drama.

More information and listen here


EAST SUFFOLK ONE – Radio where we live!

East Suffolk One is a brand-new digital radio station with music, local news and information for East Suffolk.

As one of INK’s partners, East Suffolk One proudly broadcasts new short plays from INK daily at 10:30am and 2:30pm!


INK have written and recorded three short plays about Suffolk Punches for “From This Land” exploring the traces and echoes of Suffolk Punch horses in the rural landscape. Book a time to visit the farm and view it’s incredible selection of art and listen to INK’s site specific audio plays, – all the work shown is rooted in the Suffolk landscape. www.galloper-sands.co.uk



We continue to run a plethora of workshops on-line for all ages and all levels of ability resulting in some fabulous new work, some of which will be be performed. Visit the Communities and Workshops page.

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