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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 2016 the Association is continuing a number of successful initiatives… click here to read full article


Ipswich Music Day 2017

Applications are now being accepted, from both groups and solo performers.
There will again be three IAA Classical Stages, St. Margarets Church, Bethesda Baptist Church
and The Masonic Hall (the Wolsey Gallery is unavailable, due to a major exhibition)
Full details and an application form can be found by following the link,

Music Day 2017 event details (+ 2016 photos)

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New Secretary required for IAA

Juliet Bowmaker, current honorary Secretary and a Trustee of Ipswich Arts Association
will be stepping down at the October AGM due to professional commitments.
A new secretary is therefore being sought.

The secretary acts as clerk to the IAA executive committee (Trustees),  assists the
Chairperson to prepare agendas, attends Executive and General  Meetings,
producing Minutes and associated documentation. The secretary also maintains
appropriate records for the Association of the 50 member societies and groups.

The Secretary is elected each year along with all other Executive Officers.
It is hoped that suitable volunteers can be identified before the new year
A small honorarium is payable and expenses covered, but this is primarily a volunteer post.

If interested or for further details please email, Chris Green via chair@ipswich-­‐arts.org.uk


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
Concert – February 9

Soprano: Ruth Symington & Kathryn Bryant, Alto: Lisa Cheadle & Sally Webb,
Tenor: James Hayward, Bass: Mark Cheadle & Julian Illman.
Accompanist: David Butcher
Musicology was founded in April 1994, originally formed as a ‘one- off’ group to
provide entertainment for a village concert. However, so successful was the event
that the group remained together and almost 23 years later still very much enjoy
what they do. Repertoire ranges from light classics to popular songs –
– basically anything with a ‘good tune’.



 Full details of the 2017 series  – Town Lectures & Concerts


IAA Newsletter 

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Current edition: January – April 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.

Newsletter homepage


Ipswich Arts Association – Open House Event

 IAA Open House 2016 was held in June, the week long event offered IAA members the
opportunity to showcase their organisation and to promote forthcoming events.
Live craft displays could also be seen during the event.
This was IAA’s first event of this type and following feedback from both
visitors and participants, we plan to hold another “Open House” in 2017.
Details will be announced in due course – watch this space!

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