The latest news from the Ipswich Institute

Shortlist Showcase

The Literature of East Anglia is celebrated at our New Angle Prize Shortlist Showcase on Wednesday 28th June at 7pm.

The six shortlisted authors are invited to read from and talk about their work. For details of the shortlisted books and authors follow the New Angle tab above.

Tickets are now available from the Institute Library. Email or phone reservations can be taken, with payment within five working days.

posted 20 Apr 17

A Musical Sense of Place

A six week course of lectures from Professor Chris Green on Friday mornings begins on 28th April

Join this 6 session musical journey round England and explore how particular places have been reflected in music and composers have adjusted to where they are living. Join Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughan Williams as they trudge through the Essex countryside, or Elgar riding his beloved bicycle across the Malvern Hills. No prior musical knowledge is required.

For details follow the Courses/For All button above.

posted 13 Apr 17

How to Enjoy Your Camera

Award winning professional photographer Keith Locke is back to run another of his popular 'beginners' photography courses.

Designed to turn your snapshots into works of art - all you need is a digital camera and enthusiasm.

For details, follow the Courses/For All tab above.

Enrolments are now being taken for all our Summer Term courses.

posted 10 Apr 17


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

Life Drawing Day

Paul Vousden
Birkbeck Room, 15 Tavern Street

29 Apr 17 9.30 - 4.00

Cost £30.00 member £35.00 non-members
Includes morning coffee and 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

Beginner's Guide to Solving Cryptic Crosswords

Tim King (Encota)
Birkbeck Room, 15 Tavern St.

11 May 17 10.15 - 12.15

Cost: Member £6.50
Non-member £7.50

Crosswords and especially cryptic crosswords are a brilliant means of keeping our brains active, for improving problem solving skills and for expanding our vocabulary.
This workshop is designed for those who have had little or no experience of cryptic crosswords and are keen to learn – it’s definitely never too late!
Tim, an expert crossword solver and setter, will guide us into the mystery (and history) of the cryptic crossword with time split between presentation and practising solving.

Public Event

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.

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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