The latest news from the Ipswich Institute

New Angle Prize

The New Angle Prize Judges' long-list has been announced and can be found from the New Angle tab above. The judges' shortlist of six, from which the winner and runner up will be chosen in September, will be announced Friday March 27th.

Follow the chatter on Twitter at @PrizeNewAngle

posted 06 Mar 15

Singing for Charity!

The Institute's Birkbeck Singers (directed by Be Bird in their Wednesday morning class) choose a charity to support each year. In 2014 that charity was the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Through their various performances, raffles, donations and sales of DVDs/CDs the choir raised a magnificent total of £714.47 for the EAAA.

Well Done Birkbeck Singers!

posted 25 Feb 15

New Angle Prize Longlist

The Judges' long-list for the 2015 New Angle Prize for East Anglian Literature will be announced on Friday 27th February. The twelve long-listed books will be identified on the New Angle website (see above right for link).

posted 18 Feb 15


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

"Help I've got to speak...!" A practical guide to speaking in public.

Catherine Dell
Birkbeck Room, 15 Tavern Street

21 Mar 15 9.30 - 3.30

Saturday One-day workshop including morning coffee and lunch
Members £17.00
Non-members £20.00

How confident are you about addressing an audience whether it’s a three-minute vote of thanks or a thirty-minute talk? Are you anxious about being heard? Holding people’s attention? Making sense?

Taking a very practical approach, this one-day course targets the essentials of speaking in public, such as basic voice production, delivery techniques, body language, engaging with your audience and controlling nerves. By the end of the afternoon, whatever your starting point,you will be more confident about talking to an audience and getting your message across effectively.

Catherine Dell is a speaking skills teacher who runs workshops/courses locally and in London on various aspects of oral communication.

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Suffolk Book League: Author's Talk

Liz Trenow
Reading Room

15 Apr 15 7 for 7.30pm

£8 (£4 SBL members)

Liz Trenow was born in Colchester and still lives in the local area. Her novels all resonate with her family's background in silk manufacture. Her latest book, The Poppy Factory, interweaves Afghanistan today, the First World War, and the Remembrance Day poppy.

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Suffolk Book League: Author's Talk

Janice Hadlow
Reading Room

28 Apr 15 7 for 7.30pm

£8 (£4 SBL members)

Janice Hadlow is a former Controller of BBC4 and BBC2 where she oversaw such series as Miranda, Line of Duty, the Great British Bake Off and Stargazing Live. She is now Controller of Special Projects and Seasons. In-between times she has written The Strangest Family, an aptly named history of the private lives of our Hanoverian monarchs.

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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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