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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.

Lecture 12 September

presented by Emeritus Professor Chris Green OBE
Trianon Music Group is one of this region’s largest music organisations. Based in Ipswich,
with over 200 members, it has become a brand name for exciting classical concerts and
celebrates 60 years of music making in 2019. In this talk, its founder, Chris Green OBE
traces its development, starting with a small youth group in the mid 1950s which became
inextricably linked with Ipswich social developments and the changing face of youth culture.

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


Stowmarket Chorale begin their 2019/2020 weekly rehearsals on Wednesday
18th September in Stowmarket, Starting at 7.30pm. New singers welcome. More here.
Contact:  or tel: 07901 758009 for further details.

Suffolk Concert Band  has vacancies for French Horn, Bass (tuba, string bass or
electric bass) and percussion (pitched and auxiliary). If you are interested in any
of these positions please contact Angela Hope at

Further details on our NEWS page


Iswich 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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