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Wolsey Orchestra - Concert
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Ipswich Film Society - Unforgiven
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Town Lectures & Concerts - Gusford Primary School Choir
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Ipswich Chamber Music Society - Castalian Quartet
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Town Lectures & Concerts - The Evolving Ipswich Transport Museum with Brian Dyes
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Suffolk Singers - Grand Charity Fundraising Concert
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Ipswich Arts Association

IAA representing 50+ Arts Organisations in Suffolk

An introduction and welcome from Professor Chris Green – Chair IAA
Ipswich Arts Association has 50+ member organisations, which means that hundreds of
individuals are associated with its activities. 
In 2019 the Association is continuing a number
of successful initiatives… click here to read full article


Town Lectures and Concerts 2019

This year will be the twentieth series of the highly popular Town Lectures and Concerts.
The lectures present Ipswich, with its rich history and cultural background through the
eyes of Suffolk-based speakers and with concert performances from local musicians.


Gusford is a large urban primary school serving the community of South West Ipswich.
The Gusford Choir, now in its fourth year, is open to all children across Key Stage 2.
They give regular concerts at school, have also performed at Snape Maltings and alongside
the Ipswich Symphony Orchestra in their family concert, and for the children at a neighbouring
Special School. The choir has explored a range of songs, singing in unison, parts, rounds
and different languages, and look forward to sharing these with you.

Full details of the 2019 series here:  Town Lectures & Concerts


IAA Newsletter 

Current edition: January – April 2019  Click for pdf version

Please Note – the front page article about the Town Lecture and Concert series,
published in the current edition of the Newsletter, has two date errors as follows:
The Gusford Primary Choir concert takes place on the 14th of Feb not the 4th as printed and
the Shingle Street Folk Band concert takes place on the 11th of Apr not the 12th as printed.
The dates published on the ‘what’s on’ pages are correct. Apologies from the IAA.

For details of the Lecture & Concert series + dates please view TL&C brochure here.

IAA newsletter is published three times each year, working in conjunction with our website,
it highlights news and forthcoming events from Ipswich Arts Association and its members.
Further details here:  Newsletter homepage


Ipswich Music Day 2019

Details for the 2019 Music Day, will be published here when available.
This will include application forms for the IAA ‘Classical Stages’

In 2018 Ipswich Arts Association once again hosted the ‘Classical Stages’
over four venues: St. Margarets Church, Bethesda Baptist Church,
The Wolsey Gallery at Christchurch Mansion and The Masonic Hall.

A big thank you to all the performers, presenters, helpers and of course the audience
for attending and making another great Music Day – and wasn’t the weather nice!!

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Ipswich Arts Association would like to thank Music World, Queen St. Ipswich,
for  kindly supplying a Yamaha digital piano for Ipswich Music Day.

Ipswich Arts Association:  Privacy Information Notice – click for pdf