Town Lectures & Concerts

Covid 19 and Lockdown, Ipswich Arts Association will monitor the ongoing situation
and updates for future Lectures & Concerts will be posted here as available.

News and updates of the 2021 Season:

IAA is making provisional plans to resume its very popular programme of Lunchtime Lectures
and Concerts.

April 2021 – Robin Gaylard – Public Art in Ipswich.  Thursday 8th April at 1pm.

Public art in Ipswich by Robin Gaylard
In January The Ipswich Society published a 32-page guide to the most notable works of public art in Ipswich. We don’t go in for statues of the great and the good often seen in other towns and cities, perhaps because of a history of non-conformism and radicalism in the town. There is much to celebrate here and, it is to be hoped, there will be more to come in the future.

Robin Gaylard has agreed to talk on Thursday 8 April at 1pm about Public Art in Ipswich, the subject of his recent publication. At this time we do not know whether government regulations will allow us to meet at our usual venue, Museum Street Methodist Church in Blackhorse Lane. If it is not possible, then Robin will give his talk via Zoom on the same day and at the same time.

In either event, anyone interested in attending the lecture will need to register in advance,
either for a seat at Museum Street (where numbers may be limited) or to receive a link to the Zoom meeting. Please email Vera Rogers at to express your interest.

We are hoping to hold another lecture in May, with a concert in June. Again, we can only work within government guidelines in place at the time, so watch this space for news of developments following the Government announcement on 22 February 2021.

Robin Gaylard

Public Art in Ipswich – Cover


Town Lectures and Concerts 

The annual series of popular lectures presents Ipswich, its history and cultural
background through the eyes of Suffolk-based speakers. Once again, the series incorporates
performances from local musicians presenting different styles of music through the ages.

The following information regarding the venue is subject to confirmation and ongoing Covid legislation.
Lectures and Concerts (unless marked otherwise) take place on Thursdays at
Museum Street Methodist Church (entrance in Black Horse Lane), Ipswich.
Lectures and Concerts start at 1.00pm and end at 1.50pm.  Doors open 12.40pm.

ADMISSION IS FREE – Donations invited on admission.
Donations of at least £2.00 per head are valued to maintain the series.

The Town Lectures and Concerts series is an IAA initiative, co-ordinated by Vera Rogers
and Joy Bounds. For further details contact Vera Rogers on 01473 836972.