Ipswich Arts Association - Open House Event
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Ipswich Music Day - IAA Classical Stages
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IAA Lunchtime Lecture - St Mary at the Quay - Suzanne Hawkes
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Ipswich Arts Association

Representing 50+ Arts Organisations in Suffolk


A 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 2016 the Association is continuing a number of successful initiatives… click here to read full article 


Ipswich Arts Association
Open House Event

Tuesday June 21 – Saturday June 25
Ipswich Tourist Information Centre

IAA will be holding an Open House event, providing the chance for visitors
to come and find out more about the many organisations, from across a
wide range of the arts that belong to the IAA   more


Ipswich Music Day 2016
Christchurch Park

As the Ipswich Music Day event marks it’s 25th year in 2016,
IAA will once again be presenting the ‘Classical Stages’
which will feature a range of musical performers and styles
Details can be found on the link.

Event & Venue details 2016 here

Applications for this years event are now closed.


Town Lectures and Concerts 2016


 The seventeenth series of these highly popular lectures and concerts begins in January.
The lectures present Ipswich, with its rich history and cultural background through the eyes of Suffolk-based speakers. Once again the series incorporates concert performances from local musicians which highlight music through the ages and in a variety of styles.

Next in series
Lecture – May 12


Suzanne Hawkes

This medieval waterfront church has gone through many stages, from its beginnings rooted in the rich merchants of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries until a WW2 bomb closed the building as a working church. Yet St Mary’s still stands, overseeing the changing face of Ipswich waterfront from bustling medieval port to the vibrant café and cultural area it is today. Local playwright Suzanne Hawkes has been commissioned by Suffolk MIND to write a play about the history of the church and the characters involved in its life to celebrate its reopening as a Wellbeing Heritage Centre. She discusses her research and the process of converting the raw material into a drama.



Full details of the 2016 series  – Town Lectures & Concerts 2016


IAA Newsletter 

Ipswich Arts News Dec 15 front pageCurrent edition: Issue XI January – April 2016

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 it’s members.
Roy Preston, is permanent editor of the Newsletter.
Roy has worked as an editor for numerous books and magazines
for many years and is also a keen amateur singer.

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