The latest news from the Ipswich Institute

Ukulele. An extra course due to demand!

Due to exceptional demand we are delighted to announce an additional "Ukulele for Beginners" course has been arranged for Thursday evenings, 18.30 - 20.30. The course commences 28th September and is of 10 weeks duration. The cost is £77. (non-members), £51.00 (members) and £58.00 (concessions). Enrolments are being accepted now.

posted 21 Aug 17

Literary Awards Dinner

Our New Angle Prize for Literature, for works set in or influenced by the region of East Anglia, culminates in an Awards Dinner on Wednesday 6th September. The winner will be announced that evening and will receive a cheque for £2,000.

You could be there, enjoying the company of the authors and judges, as well as a three course meal! Tickets are £30 and are on sale now.

Call us on 01473 253992

Follow the New Angle tab above for details of the shortlisted books, and more details of the Awards Dinner

posted 26 Jul 17

Institute goes modern!

We've finally succumbed to 21st Century pressures and joined the social media circus.

You can follow us on Twitter at @Ips_Institute or on Facebook at IpswichInstitute

Please bear with us - we're new to this!

posted 20 Jul 17


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

Suffolk Book League Author's Talk

Emma Healey
Reading Room

13 Sep 17 7.30pm

Tickets from SBL: £8 (SBL members £4)


Emma Healey grew up in London, where she completed her first degree in bookbinding, and graduated from the MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia in 2011. Her debut novel, Elizabeth is Missing, won Best First Novel at the Costa Book Awards.

Public Event

Woodbridge Wits

Robert Merrett
Chapters Restaurant

20 Sep 17 19.00 - 20.30

Tickets £3.50
Members may bring non-member guests to this event.

From around 1835, the Woodbridge Wits met to share a passion for paintings, literature and the beauty of the surrounding area, the most famous being Edward FitzGerald, translator of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. His life is the central theme of the illustrated talk.

Members Only
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Improvers' Guide to Solving Cryptic Crosswords

Tim King (aka Encota)
Birkbeck Room

21 Sep 17 10.15 - 12.15

£6.50 (Institute members), £7.50 (non-members)

Crosswords and especially cryptic crosswords are a brilliant means of keeping our brains active, for improving problem solving skills and for expanding our vocabulary.
This workshop is designed for those who have had some experience of cryptic crosswords and are keen to learn more; ideal if you attended the previous workshop or you regularly solve some of a daily national cryptic puzzle.
Tim, an expert crossword solver and setter, will guide us into the mystery (and history) of the cryptic crossword with time split between presentation and practising solving.

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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