TAKE a bow Ipswich.

It is hard to know where to start when describing the Parade of Light, the culmination of the best ever Ipswich Festival.

Let me begin by saying simply: WOW.

It is a sentiment no doubt shared by the 10,000 plus crowd that thronged the city streets as they were lit up like never before.

Take a look at some of the photos in today's QT and you will no doubt be reminded of New Orleans or Rio.

The glowing, mobile lanterns depicting an array of creatures and themes gave the city an otherworldy look more associated with renowned cities of the world other than humble Ipswich.

But that is the rub I guess. Ipswich is humble no more.

We are a proud city embracing advancements in so many areas.

Over the past weeks we have seen why culture is so vital to a city's success. The arts provide a community with a heart and soul.

The Ipswich Festival ensures the city has a blood-red beating heart in this respect and that it is wholly souled in its embrace of the extraordinary creativity that permeates its citizenry.

The organisers of the festival event have done a superb job and the people of Ipswich have been treated to a smorgasbord of delights.

The goodwill that permeated the community on Saturday night will do a power of good I am sure.

 

 



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