The latest news from the Ipswich Institute

Speaking in Public?

If you'd like a little more confidence when you talk at meetings, give presentations or take part in discussions, the Institute is running a short course which could help.

The course runs from Tuesday 5th June at 6.30pm for three weeks.

Look for the details under Courses for All - Leisure Interests via the tab above.

posted Wed, 09 May 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

Ross Raisin
Reading Room, 15 Tavern Street

Wed, 06 Jun 18 19.30

Tickets £8 on the door (£4 SBL members)

Ross Raisin is a novelist originally from Yorkshire, with a postgraduate Creative Writing degree from Goldsmiths. His latest novel A Natural dives into the heart of a professional football club: the pressure, the loneliness, the threat of scandal, the fragility of the body and the struggle to conform, both on and off the pitch.

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

An Evening with the Harbour Lights Trio

Reading Room

Wed, 27 Jun 18 19.00 - 21.00

Tickets £9 (Institute Members £7.50)

Enjoy a performance by local band Harbour Lights in the atmospheric surroundings of the Reading Room.

Harbour Lights' material will feature local traditional songs and tunes and they will talk about the historical development of some of their favourite instruments - concertina, melodeon, cello, harmonica and guitar.

Be prepared for some audience participation!

Public Event


Courses for All

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

view courses

Members' Courses

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

view courses