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 2022photo of Triangle for town concert February 2022
Concert – 10th February
Triangle – Mim MacMahon, Sue Manley & Sophie Watson.
Triangle have been singing together on-and-off in the Felixstowe/ Ipswich/Woodbridge area since the mid-1980s. To say they are ‘an all-female, three-piece a cappella band’ identifies them, but does not describe them. Their themes mostly revolve around beer, religion, politics and things  that go bump in the night – in no particular order. All their stories are rooted in the earth of English poetic traditions. Some actually are traditional; others are written by Triangle or are poems from the
English canon they have set to music.

IAA News in Community News pages of East Anglian Daily Timesimage forCommunity news EADT article 11/1/22
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 January 11th  2022.
featuring: Town Lectures & Concerts, Ipswich Chamber Music society – London Winds 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
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:
October – April:  Wednesday: 10.30 am – 2pm.
May – September:  Tuesday 12pm – 4pm, Wednesday: 10.30am – 2pm, Thursda and Friday: 10am – 4pm.

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

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.