The latest news from the Ipswich Institute

Summer Term Programme

Our Summer Term day and evening class programmes will be published at the beginning of April.

If you are not an existing Institute member but would still like to be sent a PDF copy of either programme, please make contact by email to tell us.

posted 27 Feb 17

New Angle Prize Long-list

The judges of the New Angle Prize for Literature have announced their long-list of twelve books - all set in or influenced by the region of East Anglia.

Explore the long-list from the New Angle tab above.

Look out for the shortlist on 13th March.

posted 13 Feb 17

New Angle Prize - Closed for Entries

The closing date for this year's New Angle Prize for East Anglian Literature was 3rd January and a very strong field of entries has given the judges a real challenge!
The judges' longlist is expected to be published in early February.

Watch this space!

posted 05 Jan 17


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

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

Votes for Women: The Ipswich Women’s Campaign

Joy Bounds
Birkbeck Room

28 Mar 17 14.00-015.00

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

Most people know how hard women fought for the right to vote in the early 1900s. But as well as the big London actions, women also conducted campaigns in their home towns.
In this illustrated talk, we hear the story of the Ipswich women, including how some spent a night in the Old Museum Rooms, and ended up in prison.

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Army Wives

Midge Gillies
Chapters Restaurant

29 Mar 17 19.00 - 20.30

tickets £3.50. Members may bring non-member guest to this event.

From the Crimea to Afghanistan – the real lives of the women behind the men in uniform. A welcome return to the Institute of Ms Gillies, author of 'Army Wives' who describes how women, over the centuries, survived separation, injury and death by forging friendships that lasted into peacetime

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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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