Covid19 / Coronavirus
Ipswich Arts Association and it’s member organisations are monitoring the situation and government advice. Regrettably some 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.

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
This event is provisionally rescheduled for Sunday 27th September.
Please check back for updates / confirmation.
The IAA “Classical Stages” at this years event, are due to be held at the following venues: Bethesda Baptist Church, St Margaret’s Church and
The Masonic Hall. All subject to confirmation.

Ipswich Institute
regrettably, due to the current situation the Institute has
decided to close and suspend all events, courses, and the Summer programme for the foreseeable future.



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. During February, the following member groups were featured with many of them illustrated with photos.
The groups included: Aldeburgh Productions, The Birkbeck Singers, Gusford Primary School, Ipswich Arts Association, Ipswich Chamber Choir, Ipswich Chamber Music Society, Ipswich Gilbert and Sullivan Society, Ipswich Symphony Orchestra, Royal Hospital School, Suffolk Organists Association, and Trianon Music Group.

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

Gippeswyk Singers
Gippeswyk Singers are looking for a new conductor to replace Geoff Lavery when he steps down as musical director in 2021 after a tenure of 10 years. Trials will take place during the Autumn 2020 season. If you are interested in this position, applications can be downloaded from our website.
The closing date for applications is 31/03/20.

Suffolk Concert Band
The 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

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 that due to the situation re coronavirus St Peter’s will be closed till the end of June.
Summer opening being postponed till 1st July. Some programmed events may take place, depending on government advice. 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.