My Spirit Sang All Day - Concert with Gippeswyk Singers, Shingle Street Folk Band, Suffolk Soul Singers + more
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   My Spirit Sang All Day A fundraising concert in aid of Ipsw… Read More

IAA Classical Stages at Ipswich Music Day
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  IAA 'Classical' Stages - over four venues hosted by Ipswich A… Read More

The Dorian Singers' - Summer Concert
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  The Dorian Singers' Summer Concert with music to include Gil… Read More

St Peter's by the Waterfront - Stars at St Peter’s - part of Ipswich Jazz Festival
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  Ipswich Jazz Festival: Stars at St Peter’s Saturday 2… Read More

St Peter's by the Waterfront - Mammal Hands - part of Ipswich Jazz Festival
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Ipswich Jazz Festival: Mammal Hands Sunday 23rd Jun 2019 - 8:… Read More

Town Lectures & Concerts - At The Overseer's Door with Ray Whitehand
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  AT THE OVERSEER’S DOOR with Ray Whitehand Suffolk’s parish w… Read More

Mozart's Muses - A one-act drama with soprano Fiona Jessica Wilson
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  'Mozart's Muses' A one-act drama exploring the powerful women… Read More

St Peter's by the Waterfront - The Brass Funkeys - (part of Ipswich Jazz Festival)
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  Ipswich Jazz Festival: The Brass Funkeys Friday 21st Jun… Read More

Suffolk Singers - Summer Serenade
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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


Ipswich Music Day 2019 – Sunday 7th July

 Thank you to all who applied to take part.
Details of this years performers and programme is available to view  HERE

 Ipswich Arts Association ‘Classical Stages’ will be over four 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.

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.

Lecture -11 July

AT THE OVERSEER’S DOOR with Ray Whitehand

Suffolk’s parish workhouses were in operation between the 1570s and the 1834 Poor Law
Amendment Act. Today’s talk describes the three types of workhouse that existed in the
county over a period of nearly 400 years. It examines the first of these places of residence and
employment – the parish workhouse – and describes the type of premises used, where to find
them, how they were managed, the types of inmate, and the effect they had on the local economy.

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


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 Arts Association:  Privacy Information Notice – click for pdf