Events

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For Members

Who Moved My House?

Lisa Wall
Chapters restaurant

Tue, 13 Nov 18
15.00 - 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.

The remarkable Garretts of Leiston

Stuart Hines
Chapters Restaurant

Wed, 14 Nov 18
19.00 - 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.

A Christmas Carol - the writing of a classic Christmas story

Mark Mitchels
Reading Room

Tue, 11 Dec 18
15.00 - 16.30

Event fully booked

A Christmas Carol is one of the most popular and well known books written by Charles Dickens. He wrote it in 1843 and within days it was a best seller. Where did he get the ideas and how was Christmas celebrated at this time? The story of Scrooge and his clerk Bob Cratchit is about rich and poor in London and Dickens was concerned to show how dangerous it was for society to ignore those who struggled to survive.
This talk includes extracts from this wonderful classic.

For All

Suffolk Book League Author's Talk

Iestyn Edwards

Reading Room

Wed, 07 Nov 18
19.30

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.

Watercolour Workshop - Enhancements

Steve Joyce

Birkbeck Room

Sat, 24 Nov 18
9.30 - 15.30

Tickets (including lunch) £26 (members) £31 (non-members)

This watercolour workshop will explore a range of techniques including agitation, resist and other methods. You will learn how to apply, modify and manipulate the watercolour media to create images with different characteristics and learn how to refine and enhance your skills. Demonstrations and prepared examples will introduce the methods and media and open tasks will help you focus on and explore your own interests.
No previous experience is necessary, and for those with some experience, it will be a comprehensive exploration of the key agitation techniques which will build on what you may already know.
Please ask for the materials to bring list, some specialist materials will be provided and included in the price.

More Experimental Mixed Media - 'Resurfacing'

Steve Joyce

Birkbeck Room

Sat, 01 Dec 18
09.30 - 15.30

Tickets (including lunch) £28 (members), £33 (non-members).

This workshop will explore the use of a wide range of media using Impasto, Sgrafitto and other techniques, building layers in different combinations to create images with very different effects. Demonstrations and prepared examples will introduce the techniques and media and open tasks will help you explore your own picture making, using your preferred methods and media to create your own very distinctive pictures.
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.

Suffolk Book League Author's Talk

Charlotte Peacock

Reading Room

Wed, 05 Dec 18
19.30

Tickets £8 (£4 for SBL members) available on the door.

Charlotte Peacock is a writer, photographer and poet. Her first book Into the Mountain, a Life of Nan Shepherd, is an intriguing biography of one of North East Scotland's best known literati; an intensively private woman of whom Charlotte Peacock has unravelled the mysteries, explored the rumours and created a window into the life of the extraordinary writer.