The latest news from the Ipswich Institute

Spring Term Planning

We are putting together our 2019 Spring Term day and evening programmes now, ready for publishing week beginning 12th November.

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posted Mon, 01 Oct 18

Extra French for Beginners

In response to high demand, and with some clever juggling, we have been able to set up a second French for Beginners class on a Wednesday evening.
Follow the link above to Courses for All for details.

posted Thu, 06 Sep 18

Enrolment continuing for Autumn Term

There are still spaces available on many of our day and evening courses. Please check with us if you are interested in a particular subject.

As a suggestion have vacancies for Ukulele, Bridge beginners, Astronomy, Origami and many others.

posted Mon, 20 Aug 18


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

Suffolk Book League Author's Talk

Iestyn Edwards
Reading Room

Wed, 07 Nov 1819.30

Booking advised. Tickets £8, (£4 for SBL members)

Iestyn Edwards headlines at the Barbican, Royal Opera House, the Clore Studio, Cafe de Paris, the Hippodrome Leicester Square and more as Madame Galina. He was twice runner up at the London Cabaret Awards Best Speciality and Best Alternative Act categories. He tours internationally with My Tutu's Gone AWOL! and his prize-winning autobiographical play The Ballad of the Pant-Shaking Belter.

Public Event

Who Moved My House?

Lisa Wall
Chapters restaurant

Tue, 13 Nov 1815.00 - 16.00

Tickets £4
Members may bring non-member guests to this event.

Many houses have vanished from Suffolk in the last 150 years and this talk will look at vernacular buildings that have disappeared from Ipswich and beyond.
Lisa will initially focus on the journey of a 16th Century house from Carr Street sold in 1906 and thought to have left the country. Lisa will also talk about the trade in architectural salvage in the last century and the battles that preservation groups have in fighting to save houses from demolition.

Members Only
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The remarkable Garretts of Leiston

Stuart Hines
Chapters Restaurant

Wed, 14 Nov 1819.00 - 20.30

Tickets £4
Members may bring non-member guests to this event.

The Garrett men were the first to produce engines on an assembly line as well as exporting agricultural equipment all over the world – and so much more. A statue of one of their descendants now sits on a pedestal in London’s Parliament Square.

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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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