The latest news from the Ipswich Institute

Summer Term Programme

Courses for the Summer Term will be published week beginning 26th March.

Enrolments for evening classes will be taken as soon as the programme is published.

Day class enrolments will be processed from 10th April.

posted Mon, 12 Mar 18

Lennie Rearranged

The Leonard Bernstein workshop, postponed because of the extreme weather conditions, has been rearranged - for Saturday May 12th.

Ticket holders will not need to reapply.
Places are still available.

posted Mon, 12 Mar 18

...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


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

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

Lennie 100

Emeritus Professor Chris Green
Birkbeck Room

Sat, 12 May 18 10am - 3.30pm

£20 (Institute Members £18) includes lunch.
Re-arranged from 3rd March.

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

British Jazz Explored

Martin Hathaway
Reading Room, 15 Tavern Street

Sun, 24 Jun 18 15.00 - 16.30

Tickets £8 (£7 for Institute Members

Part of the Ipswich Jazz Festival

An illustrated lecture providing a whistle-stop tour of British jazz since the war, including Ronnie Scott, John Dankworth, Cleo Laine, Humphrey Lyttleton, Joe Harriott, Stan Tracey, Michael Garrick, Norma Winstone, John Surman, Courtney Pine, Loose Tubes, the young British jazz 'collectives', Yazz Ahmed and many more!

Martin Hathaway, saxophonist, composer and educator, is a highly respected member of the British jazz scene and professor at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He has performed with many of the country’s leading musicians including Mike Westbrook, Michael Garrick, Stacey Kent and several Dankworths.

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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