Covid19 / Coronavirus
Ipswich Arts Association and it’s member organisations are monitoring the situation and government advice. Regrettably event cancellations and postponements are occurring, these will be shown on the website listings page. We will endeavour to keep as up to date as possible with this but rely on member groups to provide information. However, with changes happening daily, we would suggest double checking with the event organiser or group involved before making a special journey. Links can be found on most listings.

Town Lectures and Concerts
Ipswich Arts Association has resumed the 2020 Town Lectures and Concert series, but with some inevitable changes. Capacity for each event is 30 people and everyone must register in advance. Unfortunately we are not able to serve refreshments at this time. Be assured that all current Covid 19 restrictions are strictly observed and visitors to the events in September and October have reported feeling very safe. Please join us for the remaining 2020 programme, but on the understanding that it is subject to any changes in Government regulations.
Next Lecture 12th November: A Lifetime in Farming with Richard Garnham
To register email:


IAA News in Community News pages of East Anglian Daily Times

Look out for the Community News pages in each Tuesday’s East Anglian
Daily Times.
There you will find news from Ipswich Arts Association.
Recently featured organisations, many illustrated with photos, include:

Anglia Singers, Birkbeck Singers, Community Light Orchestra,The Orwell Singers, Ipswich Gilbert and Sullivan Society, Ipswich Town Lectures, The Dorian Singers, Rushmere St Andrew’s Music season, Trianon Symphony Orchestra and Choir.

Read the current column– featuring, Steve Roche, Arts in Celebration,
William Levi Dawson, Ulysses Simpson Kay, Trianon & Ipswich Corn Exchange.

If you would like your member society mentioned contact the Chair of Ipswich Arts Association
Chris Green,

IAA Members – Keeping in Touch
Some societies have found ways to keep in touch with their members whilst unable to meet.  If you have set up a WhatsApp group or a communication circle or have found some other way to keep in touch please let the secretary know:  If you would be happy to offer advice to other societies on how to do something similar then would you also let the secretary have a contact number or email address for advice, please.

Ipswich Music Day 2020

Following an announcement by Ipswich Borough Council, Music Day 2020,
along with other IBC summer events have now been cancelled.
IAA will contact those who applied  to take part in Music Day, as part of the
IAA Classical Stages.

Ipswich Institute
Ipswich institute is partially reopening. There will, due to social distancing be a limited number of people allowed in at any one time, at time of writing 20.
To book Tel. 01473 253992 or email:               


Ipswich Charter Hangings / St Peters by the Waterfront
Celebrating 20 years, 2000-2020 The Ipswich Charter Hangings may be viewed at St Peter’s by the Waterfront, College St, Ipswich IP4 1BF Entry is via the front gates then round to the right and through  the side doorway. Admission Free. St Peters is open as follows:
May – September:  Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10 am – 4 pm
and Wednesday: 10.30 am – 2pm
October – April:  Wednesday: 10.30 am – 2 pm
Please note, due to the situation re coronavirus St Peter’s will not be opening for the summer season 2020. (May-September). A reduced programmed of events may take place, later in the year.
This will be kept under review and updates will be posted as available.

For more information:  Ipswich Charter Hangings  and  St. Peters

IAA Subscription Rates

Following the 2018 AGM  it was approved that IAA would add a new
Solo Artists / Performers category to the existing two tier system for subscriptions. Current subscription rates are as follows;

Large Groups – 80 members or more:  £50 per year.
Small Groups – 79 members or less:  £25 per year.
Solo Artists / Performers: £10 per year.

For membership enquiries please see our How to join page.