St Peter's by the Waterfront - Noteriety Choir & the Co-Op Singers Charity Summer Concert
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Parker Virley Trio – Jazz by the Waterfront
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St Peter's by the Waterfront - Craft & Gift Fairs
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Town Lectures & Concerts - The Trianon Enigma with Chris Green
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Town Lectures & Concerts - Zephyr Baroque
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St Peter's by the Waterfront - Elie Rees
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  Elie Rees Friday 19th Jul 2019 - 8:00pm Door… Read More

St Peter's by the Waterfront - The Lincolns
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  The Lincolns Friday 9th Aug 2019 - 7:30pm… Read More

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.

Concert – 8 August

Recorder: Liz Alexander · Harpsichord: Geraldine Taylor · Baroque bassoon: Karen Bainbridge
This group of friends, all local music teachers and performers, first appeared at the
300th Anniversary celebration of Framlingham’s Unitarian Chapel in 2017, subsequently
giving two recitals at St Mary le Tower’s lunchtime series. They are delighted to present
a varied programme of music from c1700–1750, featuring one, two and three players.
All the instruments used are copies of those first created in that era, and the players
describe their origins and how they differ from their modern equivalents.

Zephyr Baroque

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


IAA Lunchtime Concert Programme 2020


If any IAA member group would like to take part in the lunchtime concert programme next year,
then please contact concert co-ordinator Joy at,  before 22nd July.
Concerts take place bi-monthly on a Thursday lunchtime at Museum St Methodist Church.


Ipswich Charter Hangings – Volunteers needed!


Could you spare a few hours to welcome visitors to St Peter’s by the Waterfront Church in Ipswich?   The Ipswich Arts Association need more volunteer stewards for Fridays from May
to the end of September, 10am-1pm or 1pm-4pm.  In addition to welcoming people, volunteers
are asked to highlight the information available about the various displays within the church
including the Ipswich Charter Hangings.  If you are interested and able to help, even with just
one or two of the sessions over the summer, or want more information about what is involved,
please contact, Ann Cloke on 07715 132591, 01473 230559
or email:

Ipswich Charter Hangings – Viking panel (section)


IAA Newsletter 

Current edition: May – August 2019  Click for pdf version

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 – Sunday 7th July


 Thank you to all the performers, new and familiar, at this years event,
who once again made for an enjoyable and memorable day of music.

 Ipswich Arts Association ‘Classical Stages’ held at the following venues:
St. Margarets Church, Bethesda Baptist Church,
The Wolsey Gallery at Christchurch Mansion and The Masonic Hall.

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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.

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