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

St Edmundsbury Male Voice Choir

St Edmundsbury Male Voice Choir seeks a piano accompanist.
St Edmundsbury Male Voice Choir seeks a piano accompanist for regular Thursday evening rehearsals in Bury St Edmunds and concerts at home, other UK destinations, and on a bi-annual foreign tour to Hungary in early June 2025.
Full details of the choir and it’s repertoire can be found on our website:, our Facebook and YouTube platforms.
Further details of the post and application may be found on this pdf – SEMVC/PA

Town Lectures & Concerts.
Concert June 13th.
Felixstowe Harmonies – MD. Chandra Grover.

Felixstowe Harmonies is a committed group of female singers from all walks of life who share a passion for singing and music. With over 35 singers, the choir offers a unique blend of voices in four part harmony and has sung its way through a whole host of songs from the light classical repertoire to rock and pop. Today their programme includes the music of Elgar, Ennio Morricone, Queen and the Carpenters. Felixstowe Harmonies is active in hosting fundraising concerts in aid of Felixstowe charities. Visit:

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 in Community News, East Anglian Daily TimeIAA / EADT article - Community News with Chris Green, 21/5/24

Look out for the Community News pages in each Tuesday’s edition of the East Anglian Daily Times. There you will find news of Ipswich Arts Association and member organisations.
Click here to Read the Current Column – May 21st.
Featuring: Julius Fucik and Football, Ipswich Chamber Choir,
New IAA members – Essentially Swing, Felixstowe Creative Arts Trust and
Royal Hospital School – Music Department. And more..

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

IAA Members Meeting – 10th June

Members Meeting – Monday 10th June at 7.30pm. Via Zoom.
Ipswich Arts Association members are cordially invited to the next Members’ Meeting.  These Meetings, held twice or three times each year, give member societies a chance to ask questions of Trustees about some of the major projects managed by the Association including the Classical stages at Music Day, Ipswich Town Concerts and Lectures, the Charter Hangings and the website.

If there are any items which you would like included on the agenda please could you let me know by the end of Monday, 20th May.

We do depend upon representatives from member societies to try and attend these meetings, and if they cannot come to arrange for a substitute colleague to come.  But please be sure to tell us otherwise that person may not get the Zoom link.

If you wish to attend, please email the secretary to register and obtain a link.
Mary Odam, Secretary IAA:

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 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 visit our How to join page.