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 listing

Town Lectures and Concerts 2021
Zephyr Baroque – Liz Alexander: Recorder; Geraldine Taylor: Harpsichord; Karen Bainbridge: Baroque bassoon.
This group of friends, who are all local music teachers and performers, first appeared at the 300th Anniversary celebration of Framlingham’s Unitarian Chapel in 2017, subsequently giving two recitals at St Mary le Tower’s lunchtime series.  More details here.

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:

IAA News in Community News pages of East Anglian Daily Timesimage for community news / EADT column with Chris Green
Look out for the Community News pages in each Tuesday’s East Anglian Daily Times. There you will find news from Ipswich Arts Association and member organisations.
Click here to Read the Current Column September 21st  2021.
featuring:  Resuming rehearsals,  Arts in Celebration,
Pianist Beatrice Rana, Trianon Music Group and more.

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

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 12pm – 4pm, Wednesday: 10.30am – 2pm, Thursda and Friday: 10am – 4pm.
October – April:  Wednesday: 10.30 am – 2pm.

Opening times for Tusedays have recently been amended, this change has taken place after publication of the current Charter Hangings leaflet, which shows an opening time of 10.30am.

For more information:  Ipswich Charter Hangings  and  St. Peters

Charter Hangings – Volunteers needed!
The Ipswich Arts Association are seeking more stewards for their volunteer rota at
St Peter’s by the Waterfront. Volunteers welcome people to St Peter’s and highlight the information available for the various displays including the wonderful Ipswich Charter Hangings.
Sessions are mornings 10am-1pm and afternoons 1pm – 4pm.  Just one or two sessions during the season helps and is much appreciated, If you are interested, in helping or would like more information about what’s involved, please email – Ann Cloke;

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

Gippeswyk Singers
Gippeswyk Singers have a new conductor, Janette Ruocco, and are now rehearsing for a Christmas Concert on December 11th at Barham Church. More details here.

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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.