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New Angle Prize Readers' Choice

Vote for your favourite East Anglian book in the New Angle Readers' Choice competition.


posted Wed, 08 May 19

New Angle Pirze Awards Dinner

The winners of the New Angle Prize, awarded for recent literature influenced by the region of East Anglia will be announced at the Awards Dinner at Hintlesham Golf Club, Suffolk on Wednesday 3rd July.

Tickets for a three-course dinner in the company of the authors and judges are available at £30 from the Ipswich Institute.

posted Wed, 08 May 19


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

Cafe Concert - Encore

Admiral's House

Sat, 15 Jun 1911am - 3pm

Tickets £16, to include buffet.
Open to non-members.

Another opportunity to share your love of all things French with other students of language and culture at the Ipswich Institute.

All are invited to share their favourite short pieces of poetry, prose, jokes, drama, song – all in French, of course.

Please let us know if you would like to bring a piece, either for yourself, or someone else, to read. But it is not obligatory to present a piece in order to come.

Public Event

Behind Closed Doors

with David Stainer
Town Centre Walk

Tue, 18 Jun 1914.00-015.30

Members may bring non-member guests to this event

A guided walk with our very own Mr Stainer. Meet at the Tourist Information Centre, back to Admirals House for Cream Tea. Many of Ipswich’s buildings have seen numerous changes of use and ownership over time.
On this walk we discover the history and characters that have been part of some of these buildings - many of which we might frequently walk past with little idea of what has gone on behind their doors.

Members Only
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The Ever Turning Wheel of Fortune - Carl Orff and Carmina Burana

Emeritus Professor Chris Green OBE
Birkbeck Room, 15 Tavern Street

Sat, 22 Jun 1910.00am - 12.30pm

Ticket(including refreshments): Institute/Trianon members £5.00
non-member £6.00

Who would have imagined that some dusty manuscripts stored in a European monastery would provide inspiration for Munich-born composer Carl Orff. It was to prove a decisive turning point in his career when, in 1937, Carmina Burana was first performed. The manuscripts included poems about fortune, spring, meadows, the tavern and courtly affair.
If fate and the ever-turning wheel of fortune are themes running through Carmina, then that just about sums up Orff’s career and personal life. He tried to win patronage from the Nazi SS, withheld his support for musical colleagues during the Second World War, and would be arrested by the Allies as a Nazi collaborator.
This talk will focus on his life, on Carmina and the impact the work has had on choral music – it is reckoned to be one of the world’s “loudest” pieces.

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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