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

Town Lectures & Concerts.Stella Acappella - IAA town Concert december 14th 2023
Concert 11th. December
Stella Acappella
Musical director – Gaynor Schofield

Stellar Acappella started in 2017 with 12 singers and now has over 30 fabulous voices – and they love singing in close harmony. They perform regularly at events in and around Ipswich: parties, concerts,festivals, celebrations. They sing unaccompanied, so no safety nets when it comes to tuning those wonderful harmonies. Every song they sing is an audience pleaser: anything from Adele and Aguilera through to the Greatest Showman. Do come along and have a listen!

Lectures & Concerts are presented at Museum Street Methodist Church, Ipswich IP1 2EF.
(entrance in Black Horse Lane),  From 1.00 to 1.50pm. Doors open 12.30pm.
ADMISSION IS FREE  – with a retiring collection.
Donations of at least £3.00 per person are valued to maintain the series.
Refreshments, served 12.30 -1.55pm. are included. 

IAA News in Community News, East Anglian Daily Timesimage for IAA /EADT article-community news with Chris Green -28/11/23

Look out for the Community News pages in each Tuesday’s edition of the East Anglian Daily Times. There you will find news from Ipswich Arts Association and member organisations.
Click here to Read the Current Column – November 28th.
Featuring: Dorian Singers, Music at Rushmere, Town Lectures and Concerts – Stellar Acappella 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 Waterfrontdetail of Ipswich charter hanging panel No1 - Viking..

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 Peter’s re-opened in 2008 as St Peter’s by the Waterfront – Arts & Heritage Centre and runs a full programme of events throughout the year.
Details on St Peter’s website:  St Peters by the Waterfront

St Peter’s is open to the public on the following days and times;
May – September:
….Tuesdays: 10am – 4pm. Wednesdays: 12noon – 2.00pm. Thursdays: 10am – 4pm.
October – April:
….Wednesdays 12noon – 2.00pm.

(PLEASE NOTE: Older versions of the Charter Hangings leaflet in circulation,
will show an earlier opening time of 10.30am. for Wednesdays)

For more information:  Ipswich Charter Hangings  and  St. Peters by the Waterfront

Charter Hangings – Volunteers needed!
Ipswich Arts Association are seeking 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 Tuesdays – mornings 10am-1pm and/or afternoons 1pm – 4pm.  Just one or two sessions during the season helps and is much appreciated, If you are interested, or would like more information, please email – Ann Cloke;

The New Wolsey Theatre

The New Wolsey Theatre announces its first Associate Artists and Artist Relationship programme.
Six East Anglian artists and companies – Aspire Black Suffolk, Jamie Beddard, Martha Loader, Mae Munuo, The Paper Birds and Spinning Wheel – are delighted to have been appointed to work with the New Wolsey Theatre’s Chief Executive/Artistic Director Douglas Rintoul in Ipswich, as part of its inaugural Associate Artists programme celebrating and supporting creativity in the region.
To learn more click to open pdf file NWT/Associate Artist

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

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.

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.