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

Rudyard Kipling

Diana Bickerton
Birkbeck Room

Sat, 20 Oct 1810.00 - 15.30

Workshop full.

Rudyard Kipling – Imperialist, myth maker, journalist, novelist, short-story writer, poet. How is Kipling viewed in the 21st century?
The workshop will look at the man, his life and works and ask whether the changes to his reputation have come full circle.
Students will receive some short excerpts from his work prior to the workshop.

Public Event

The Chapel, St Joseph's College

Judith Scott
Birkbeck Room

Tue, 23 Oct 1814.00 - 15.00

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

The Chapel at St. Joseph’s College is a most special place, and has been central to College life since its dedication in 1967. Yet this beautiful building has remained largely unknown to the wider community. This talk will explain why the Chapel was built, the thinking behind the design and why it takes the final form it does. Unfortunately, it is currently at ‘risk’ having been closed for roof repairs since January 2017. After 50 years of service its story deserves to be told.

Members Only
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More Experimental Mixed Media - Multi Surfaces

Steve Joyce
Birkbeck Room

Sat, 27 Oct 189.30am - 15.30pm

Cost (including lunch) £28.00 Member, £33.00 Non-member.

This workshop will explore the use of a wide range of media using dry brush, collage, stencils and other techniques, in different combinations, to create images with very different effects. Learn how to refine and enhance your skills, and how to exploit the potential and limitations of all kinds of art materials as they interact and react with each other. Demonstrations and prepared examples will introduce techniques and media and open tasks will help you explore your own picture making.
Suitable for all ability levels – these workshops introduce new methods each time so you can start at any point or build up on previous experience.
Please ask for the materials to bring list, some specialist materials will be provided and included in the price.

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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