30 Aug 16 Coach leaves at 9.00am
Non-member tickets available for this trip - £35.
A chance to visit the premier out-of-town royal residence. Built in 1870 by the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII), Sandringham House is surrounded by 60 acres of glorious gardens.
Ticket includes entry to the House, Museum and Gardens.
Saturday Study Day 'Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616) his life and times'
Birkbeck Room, 15 Tavern Street
01 Oct 16 9.30 - 3.30
Includes morning coffee and lunch
After the Bible, Don Quixote is the world’s most translated book. Such success has guaranteed “the knight of sorrowful countenance” global recognition, but his creator, Miguel de Cervantes, remains more elusive.
This study day explores the life of an extraordinary man. Relentlessly pursued by debt, ill-fortune and failure, Cervantes was variously an adventurer, soldier, hostage, spy, purveyor, tax-collector, would-be poet, frustrated playwright… Then, towards the end of his life, he wrote Don Quixote and became instantly famous (though never rich).
Alongside our biographical focus, there will be an overview of the historical and literary contexts as well as an introduction to Don Quixote itself. (Haven’t read the book? Doesn’t matter.)
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06 Oct 16 15.00 - 16-00
Tickets £3.00. Members may bring non-member guest to this event.
Michael Taylor, a Borough Council conservation officer, will talk about the distinctive character of Ipswich highlighted during the course of a four year study. The Urban Characterisation Study looks at those parts of the town outside the conservation areas and therefore often overlooked and identifies the distinctive characteristics which should be protected from insensitive development.
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