Suffolk Singers - Workshop at Woodbridge School
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Town Lectures & Concerts - Felixstowe Harmonies
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  FELIXSTOWE HARMONIES Music Director: Chandra Grover Felixst… Read More

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  Ipswich Chamber Choir Come and join a challenging but enjoyab… Read More

Busch Piano Trio - Ipswich Chamber Music Society 2019/2020 Season
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Ipswich & District Photographic Society - Clockwise Around Iceland by Ian Wilson ARPS
Paul Smith

  Ipswich & District Photographic Society present Clockwis… Read More

Elie Rees - St Peter's by the Waterfront
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  Elie Rees Friday 15th Nov 2019 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm… Read More

Candlelit Christmas Concert - Ipswich Chamber Choir
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Ipswich Arts Association - Annual General Meeting
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Town Lectures & Concerts - The Anglo-Saxon Ship with Paul Constantine
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  THE ANGLO-SAXON SHIP with Paul Constantine For the last six… Read More

Alvorada - St Peter's by the Waterfront
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  Alvorada Saturday 2nd Nov 2019 - 7:30pm ALVO… 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


Ipswich Arts Association AGM

The Annual General Meeting takes place on Thursday 24th October at 7.30pm
at St Mary at Stoke Church Hall, Stoke St. Ipswich, IP2 8DA (parking onsite)
The meeting is open to all, both IAA members and non members. The meeting will be followed
by a talk from Ania Hobson, artist and winner of the youth national portrait prize 2018.
For full details, including agenda click here


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 14 November

THE ANGLO-SAXON SHIP with Paul Constantine
For the last six years Paul Constantine has researched the reconstruction of the 90ft ship
buried at Sutton Hoo in AD625. It will be taking shape in a purpose-built Longshed on the
Woodbridge waterfront adjacent to the iconic Tide Mill. The Anglo- Saxons that came to this
part of the country flourished – what attracted them? This talk examines the construction
techniques of Scandinavian ships from 325BC to about 1000AD and explores the
importance of England’s first warship to East Anglia and our national history.

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: September – December 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

Please note, the Dorian Singers Concert on 19th October takes place at St John’s Church,
Felixstowe, not at the venue published in the Newsletter. Apologies. Full details here



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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