Sean Hedges-Quinn, Sculptor

Chapters Restaurant

14 Jun 17 19.00 - 20.00

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

A welcome return of Sean who, since his last visit, has been busy sculpting various works ranging from a former Peterborough player/manager, a suffragette, Alf Wight (James Herriot) and Tom Weir, a Scottish climber. It will be an entertaining evening.

The Treasures of Ipswich

John Field
Birkbeck Room

29 Jun 17 2.00 - 3.00

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

The talk reviews over 100 Ipswich buildings and features of architectural and historical importance, including the town’s listed buildings, mediaeval churches, mansions and halls.
Nationally listed historic parks, urban spaces, interiors, sculptures and the wide range of features of national importance.

Travels with my Flute (with an accordian for company)

Florian Music
Chapters Restaurant

08 Aug 17 3.00 - 4.00

£7.00. Members may bring non-member guests to this event.

Join Celeste and Judy on their musical exploration of France, Latin America, Eastern Europe and the British Isles (refreshments included).


Suffolk Book League Author's Talk

Juliet Barker

Reading Room

07 Jun 17 7.30 pm

Tickets from SBL: £8 (SBL members £4)


Juliet Barker is a self-proclaimed outsider, historian and biographer from Yorkshire. She explores, among other greats, the Brontës and William Wordsworth, whom she warmed to over the course of her writing.

New Angle Prize Shortlist Showcase

Reading Room

28 Jun 17 19.00-21.00

Tickets £8 (includes refreshments)

The six shortlisted authors for the biennial New Angle Prize for East Anglian literature are invited to read from and talk about their work, and the influence of the region.

The shortlisted authors for the 2017 prize (£2,000 for the winner, £500 for the runner-up) are Julia Blackburn, Jill Dawson, Fiona Metcalf, Julie Myerson, Sarah Perry, and Rosy Thornton.

Three Men in a Boat

by One Man in a Boater

Reading Room, 15 Tavern Street

05 Jul 17 7.30pm

Tickets £10, £9 (Institute Members), £7 (Under 18s), £30 (Family Ticket - 2 Adults 2 Children)

A brand new adaptation of Jerome K Jerome's comic novel masterpiece: Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing Of The Dog).

It is the story of a boat trip taken along the Thames in 1889, starting at Kingston and heading to Oxford. Chaos naturally ensues in this perfectly British slice of hilarity.

Praise for Martin Prest:
'My number one stand out performance of the year'

'Prest [is] a natural storyteller, and has the charisma to make 60 minutes of just him, just compelling.' ****
Views from the Gods

Suffolk Book League Author's Talk

Andrew Cowan

Reading Room

13 Jul 17 7.30pm

Tickets from SBL: £8 (SBL members £4)


Andrew Cowan is an award-winning novelist and academic. He is the author of five novels, the latest being Worthless Men, as well as a creative writing guidebook The Art of Writing Fiction.

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.

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