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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 2017 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,
Closing date for applications is 28th February

Music Day 2017 details & application form (+ 2016 photos)

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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 – March 9

WOODBRIDGE WITS presented by Bob Merrett
From around 1835, the Woodbridge Wits met to share a passion for paintings, literature
and the beauty of the surrounding area. The most famous of them was Edward FitzGerald,
the translator of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. His life and work is the central theme of
the talk, interwoven with details of the lives and achievements of other group members.

Following this lecture, at 2.30pm, everyone is invited to join members of IAA, Suffolk
Organists Association and Ipswich Borough Council in the Grand Hall, Ipswich Corn Exchange
for a brief introduction to the organ, the plans for its restoration and the launch of the
Friends of the Ipswich Corn Exchange Organ. Admission is free, duration about one hour.
Musical entertainment guaranteed.

Edward Fitzgerald

Edward Fitzgerald

 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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