Friday, 22 August 2014

Wish you were here! Ipswich sells new postcards

A series of new postcards featuring Ipswich’s public art has been produced, with photographs by local photographer and entrepreneur Fran Sibthorpe. 
 The postcards feature statues of three famous people connected with the town: Cardinal Thomas Wolsey (Henry VIII’s Chancellor, who was born and grew up in Ipswich), Prince Alexander Obolensky (England rugby player and fighter pilot, who was based at Martlesham Heath during World War Two) and cartoonist Carl Giles (who lived and worked in the area), creator of the famous “Grandma” character.
One of IBCs projects has been to fund the ‘Ipswich 18’ at Ipswich’s Eastern Enterprise Hub, which supports local people with business ideas they need to develop and test out, and Fran was one of the students.
The Eastern Enterprise Hub helps individuals to start and grow businesses through learning programmes that focus on the individual. The EEHub encourages and supports aspiring entrepreneurs from all walks of life, of all ages, across many disciplines.
Ipswich Tourist Information Centre Manager David Stainer added: "These are the first of several new souvenirs and cards we hope to see produced in the coming months. Sending postcards and taking home souvenirs is an important part of many people's holiday or visit - and also a good way for a destination to be promoted. We intend to involve local artists and businesses to come up with fresh ideas and images to use to help publicise the town.”
The postcards exclusively from the Ipswich Tourist Information Centre in St Stephen’s Church in the town, priced 25p each.
Further information and pictures: 
David Stainer, tel: 01473 432018

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