The latest news from the Ipswich Institute

Spring Term programme

Our Spring Term Programme - for both Day and Evening Classes is now published.

Details can be found on this site, but if you would like a PDF copy of the programme, please email us.

posted 01 Dec 16

East Anglian Literature

The Ipswich Institute organises the biennial New Angle Prize for Literature 'set in or influenced by the region of East Anglia'. Prize money of £2,500 is awarded.

The 2017 competition is now open for entries (closing date 3rd January).

Details can be found by following the New Angle link above.

posted 04 Oct 16


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

Janet Davey. Modern Day Parenthood

Suffolk Book League Author's Talk
Reading Room

07 Dec 16 19.30

SBL members £4, non-members £8

Janet Davey’s first novel English Correspondence, was longlisted for the Orange Prize and her latest, Another Mother’s Son, considers the challenges of modern day parenthood in close detail and has been described as “a mesmerising take on a mother’s dread of the empty nest”.

Public Event

Life Drawing Day

Paul Vousden
Birkbeck Room, Tavern Street

21 Jan 17 9.30 - 4.00

Fees: Member £35.00
Non-member £40.00
Includes morning coffee and sandwich lunch

Open to any level of experience, this practical study day with a professional life model will include some demonstration and discussion of techniques, principles and approach using appropriate examples from art history.

“…things that can be gained from the practice are personal visual language, composition and spacial awareness. As humans it is only natural that depicting our form should play an important role as subject matter.” (St Ives Drawing School)

Please bring your preferred art materials, paper and drawing board. Some materials and papers will be available for purchase from the tutor on the day.

Public Event

A Morning with Federico

Catherine Dell
Birkbeck Room, Tavern Street

11 Mar 17 9.30 - 12.30

Cost: Members £14.50
Non-members £16.00

Assassinated at the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War,
Federico García Lorca (1898-1936) is today recognised as one of modern literature’s great creative spirits.

This seminar explores Lorca’s life, examines his poetry (not the plays), looks at the challenge of translation, and ends with a close-reading of Romance sonámbulo/ Sleepwalking ballad – Memorable for its enigmatic refrain ‘Verde que te quiero verde/Green I love you green’.
Bi-lingual texts of all the poems studied will be available.

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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