Come and sing Handel's Messiah with Ipswich Choral Society
Paul Smith

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Ipswich Arts Association - AGM + QUIZ!!!
Paul Smith

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IAA Lunchtime Concert - The Wednesday Men
Paul Smith

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IAA Lunchtime Lecture - Charles II and Ipswich: The Mystery of the Ancient House - John Sutton
Paul Smith

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Trianon Music Group - " Across The Pond " - Concert
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  Trianon Music Group present "Across The Pond " Take a… Read More

Ipswich Arts Association

Representing 50+ Arts Organisations in Suffolk

A welcome from Professor Chris Green – Chair IAA
Ipswich Arts Association has 50+ member organisations, which means that hundreds of
individuals are associated with its activities. 
In 2017 the Association is continuing a number
of successful initiatives… click here to read full article


Town Lectures and Concerts 2017

The eighteenth series of these highly popular lectures and concerts begins in January.
The lectures present Ipswich, with its rich history and cultural background through the eyes
of Suffolk-based speakers. Once again the series incorporates concert performances from
local musicians which highlight music through the ages and in a variety of styles.

Next in series:  Lecture 14 September


John Sutton

Did Charles II hide in Ipswich’s Ancient House during his epic flight after the battle of
Worcester in 1651? While compelling evidence exists to refute this idea, a more distant
association between the two can be established. For the woman who played the most
vital role in Charles II’s preservation – the royalist heroine Jane Lane – almost certainly
took refuge in the Ancient House when she herself was on the run shortly after the
Merry Monarch’s Great Escape. This is a tale of derring-do, intrigue and suspense.

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Full details of the 2017 series  – Town Lectures & Concerts


IAA Newsletter 

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Current editionSeptember – December 2017

IAA newsletter is published three times each year, working in conjunction with our website,
it highlights news and forthcoming events from Ipswich Arts Association and its members.
Roy Preston, is editor of the Newsletter. Roy has worked as an editor for numerous
books and magazines for many years and is also a keen amateur singer.

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Ipswich Music Day 2017

The three IAA Classical Stages, St. Margarets Church, Bethesda Baptist Church
and The Masonic Hall proved highly popular venues at this years event. Fine weather
and an ever enthusiastic audience helped make this Music Day a great success.
Full details of this years “Classical Stages” can be found on the link below.

Music Day 2017 details & photos from 2016

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Ipswich Arts Association would like to thank Music World, Ipswich,
for kindly supplying a Yamaha digital piano for the Masonic Hall venue.

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Ipswich Arts Association – Open House 2017

IAA 2017 Open House ran from Monday 12 – Saturday 17 June
The exhibition included displays by IAA members and gave visitors the opportunity
to find out about our member groups and societies as well as the IAA itself.

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