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...and all that Jazz

We're delighted to be supporting the third Ipswich Jazz Festival in June this year - with an illustrated lecture on British Jazz (see our Events page)
For details of all festival events, just announced, go to their website at:
Ipswich Jazz Festival

posted Tue, 13 Feb 18

Future Courses

With our Spring Term of Leisure Learning courses now underway, we are busily planning our courses for the Summer Term.

If you would like to receive a copy of our termly programme as soon as it is available, please make sure we have your email address.

Enquiries about membership are always welcome.

posted Tue, 09 Jan 18


Below are a selection of up-coming events, click here to see more

Lennie 100

Emeritus Professor Chris Green
Birkbeck Room

Sat, 03 Mar 18 10am - 3.30pm

£20 (Institute Members £18) includes lunch.

A lecture based celebration of the life of Leonard Bernstein (b 1918, died 1990) – Renaissance man and musician extraordinaire.

This study day will explore Bernstein as a composer for the concert hall, as a writer of theatre works, as a conductor, as a pianist and as a communicator.

Public Event

Suffolk Book League Author's Talk

David Hepworth
Reading Room, 15 Tavern Street

Wed, 07 Mar 18 7.30pm

Tickets from Suffolk Book League (or on the door)

David Hepworth is a music journalist, writer and publishing industry analyst who was involved inte the foundation of a number of popular magazines int eh 80s, 90s and 00s. His latest book Uncommon People describes the rise and fall of the rock star.

Public Event

Suffolk Book League Author's Talk

Helen Mort
Reading Room, 15 Tavern St

Thu, 05 Apr 18 7.30pm

Tickets from Suffolk Book League, or on the door.

This will incorporate SBL Annual General Meeting

Helen Mort is a multi-award-winning British poet. She is five-time winner of the Foyle Young Poets award, received an Eric Gregory Award from The Society of Authors and won the Manchester Poetry Prize Young Writer Prize in 2008. She was the Derbyshire Poet Laureate from 2013 to 2015 and has won many more poetry prizes. Her latest collection No Map Could Show Them, is filled to the brim with poetry inspired by Mort's two passions: mountaineering and running.

Public Event


Courses for All

Our Evening Learning Programme of courses is open to the public, with discounted fees available to Institute members.

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Members' Courses

Over fifty daytime courses are available to those who pay an annual Institute membership subscription.

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