IAA Lunchtime Lecture - Life and Work of Author Adrian Bell with Guy Pratt
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IAA AGM (and EGM) with talk by Janice Robinson, Community Engagement Officer, Ipswich Borough Council.
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IAA Lunchtime Concert - Trianon Music Group
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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


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 IAA Annual General Meeting on Monday 24 October.
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


IAA Music Sector WorkshopThinking Beyond The Box!

An informal workshop evening for member organisations
on Wednesday 19th October, 7.30 – 9.30 pm. Full details


Town Lectures and Concerts 2016

The seventeenth 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 – November 10

The life and work of an outstanding East Anglian writer
with Guy Pratt

Adrian Bell arrived in Suffolk in the 1920s to be apprenticed to a farmer. His beautiful trilogy
of farming life: Corduroy, Silver Ley and The Cherry Tree has justly become a classic, evoking
a world long since disappeared, although his writing remains as fresh and vivid as it did when
he wrote in the 1930s. Adrian Bell was also the first ever compiler of The Times crossword!
Guy Pratt of the Adrian Bell Society celebrate the Society’s twentieth birthday with this talk.
(Please note this is a change of speaker from the published brochure.)



 Full details of the 2016 series  – Town Lectures & Concerts 2016


IAA Newsletter 


Current edition: Issue XIII September – December 2016

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 permanent 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 would like to thank MUSIC WORLD Ipswich
for kindly supplying an electronic piano for use at the Wolsey Gallery
during Ipswich Music Day 2016
Website: www.music-world-ipswich.co.uk/


Ipswich Music Day 2016 – Christchurch Park

Thank you to all those who participated at this years event, performers
and backstage crew and to the many who came along to support all the acts.
Ipswich Music Day celebrated it’s 25th year (2016) and once again IAA
presented the ‘Classical Stages’ the name has ‘stuck’ over the years
but a wide range of musical performers and styles are featured.

Details of this years event


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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