Notices, news and updates from Ipswich Arts Association and member organisations.

Covid19 / Coronavirus
Ipswich Arts Association and member organisations continue to monitor the situation and government advice. Check the event listings page for event updates and information. We endeavour to keep as up to date as possible, but rely on member groups to provide details. 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 2021
Regretably this concert has had to be cancelled at short notice due to unforseen circumstances. Apologies, IAA.


St Mary le Tower – lunchtime concertsSt Mary le Tower church logo
The lunchtime concerts at St Mary le Tower are up and running. May 4th – October 12th.
Concerts held every Tuesday, 1.10pm – 1.55pm. Admission free with a retiring collection. The May18th concert (and subsquent concerts) will be open for a socially distanced live audience as well as being broadcast online. Details at:

Ipswich Chamber Choir
ICC with conductor Benedict Collins Rice will present a concert of
Handel’s Coronation Anthems on Saturday June 12th 2021
ICC invite you to join their online rehearsals – 7.30pm on Tuesdays
From February 2nd – June 8th.
More details and rehearsal link – email:
( a donation toward costs will be requested with the rehearsal link)

Gippeswyk Singers
Gippeswyk Singers are searching for a new conductor. Geoff Lavery, our current musical director, will be stepping down in June 2021 after a tenure of 10 years. We’re hoping to attract an experienced and enthusiastic new conductor to lead us into the future and many more years of successful singing. For more information and application details Click Here (pdf)
Web: www,

IAA News in Community News pages of East Anglian Daily Timesillustration for EADT/IAA community news
Look out for the Community News pages in each Tuesday’s East Anglian Daily Times. There you will find news from Ipswich Arts Association

Click here to Read the Current Column June 1st 2021.
featuring: IAA trutee vacancies, Ipswich Charter Hangings,
Ipswich Childrens Book Group,  Film scores and more.

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.

Ipswich Charter Hangings / St Peters by the Waterfront
St Peters will re-open on Thursday July 1st. 2021
Celebrating 21 years, 2000-2021 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

For more information:  Ipswich Charter Hangings  and  St. Peters

IAA Subscription Rates

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.