The sun blazed down on Alexandra Park as Suffolk Soul Singers took to stage at the 40th Ipswich May Day Festival. There was a great carnival atmosphere as people relaxed or picnicked or danced on the grass. Meanwhile, up on the stage, with faces covered in factor 50 lotion, 25 of our members sang their hearts out, to the delight of the crowds down below. Despite the soaring temperatures and a few technical issues with the mics and an overheated iPad, we had a thoroughly enjoyable time and hope to take part in this great local festival again in future years.