The latest news from the Ipswich Institute

Autumn Programme

The Institute's autumn programme of day and evening courses is in preparation and will be published in early July.

If you are not already a member but would still like to be sent a pdf copy of the programme as soon as it is published, send us an email to register your interest.

posted 24 May 17

Shortlist Showcase

The Literature of East Anglia is celebrated at our New Angle Prize Shortlist Showcase on Wednesday 28th June at 7pm.

The six shortlisted authors are invited to read from and talk about their work. For details of the shortlisted books and authors follow the New Angle tab above.

Tickets are now available from the Institute Library. Email or phone reservations can be taken, with payment within five working days.

posted 20 Apr 17

A Musical Sense of Place

A six week course of lectures from Professor Chris Green on Friday mornings begins on 28th April

Join this 6 session musical journey round England and explore how particular places have been reflected in music and composers have adjusted to where they are living. Join Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughan Williams as they trudge through the Essex countryside, or Elgar riding his beloved bicycle across the Malvern Hills. No prior musical knowledge is required.

For details follow the Courses/For All button above.

posted 13 Apr 17


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

New Angle Prize Shortlist Showcase

Reading Room

28 Jun 17 19.00-21.00

Tickets £8 (includes refreshments)

The six shortlisted authors for the biennial New Angle Prize for East Anglian literature are invited to read from and talk about their work, and the influence of the region.

The shortlisted authors for the 2017 prize (£2,000 for the winner, £500 for the runner-up) are Julia Blackburn, Jill Dawson, Fiona Metcalf, Julie Myerson, Sarah Perry, and Rosy Thornton.

Public Event

Three Men in a Boat

by One Man in a Boater
Reading Room, 15 Tavern Street

05 Jul 17 7.30pm

Tickets £10, £9 (Institute Members), £7 (Under 18s), £30 (Family Ticket - 2 Adults 2 Children)

A brand new adaptation of Jerome K Jerome's comic novel masterpiece: Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing Of The Dog).

It is the story of a boat trip taken along the Thames in 1889, starting at Kingston and heading to Oxford. Chaos naturally ensues in this perfectly British slice of hilarity.

Praise for Martin Prest:
'My number one stand out performance of the year'

'Prest [is] a natural storyteller, and has the charisma to make 60 minutes of just him, just compelling.' ****
Views from the Gods

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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