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For Members

The Genius of Charles Dickens

Mark Mitchels
Chapters Restaurant

Wed, 08 May 19
19.00 - 20.30

£5. Members may bring non-member guests to this event.

Dickens rose to become a great novelist by sheer talent and determination. His self-imposed schedule probably brought about his early death. This talk uses his biography and extracts from his books to recreate the man and his achievement.
Mark Mitchels's final talk before retirement - not to be missed!

Tea with Two Accordians

Chapters Restaurant

Thu, 16 May 19
15.00 - 16.00

£8. Members may bring non-member guests to this event.

Enjoy a relaxing cup of tea and some tasty tea-time treats while Glenis and Judy play a programme of much loved melodies, including Tea for Two, Summertime, Lara’s Theme, Blue Moon and Speak Softly Love. 3.00 - 4.00pm Chapters Restaurant.

Behind Closed Doors

with David Stainer
Town Centre Walk

Tue, 18 Jun 19
14.00-015.30

£9.
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.

For All

New Angle Prize Shortlist Showcase

Reading Room

Wed, 01 May 19
19.00

Tickets £9, includes refreshments.

Authors shortlisted for the New Angle Prize for Literature set in or influenced by the region are invited to read from and discuss their work.

Enjoy an evening of East Anglian excellence.

Follow the New Angle tab above for full details of the shortlist.

Suffolk Book League: Author's Talk

Tessa Hadley

Reading Room

Thu, 16 May 19
19.30

Tickets from Suffolk Book League (£8 or £4 for SBL members)or may be bought on the door

Tessa Hadley has written six novels: Accidents in the Home, Everything Will be All Right, The Master Bedroom, The London Train and Clever Girl. Her latest novel, The Past, won the Hawthornden Prize in 2016. Sunstroke, a collection of stories, was shortlisted for The Story Award. A second collection, Married Love, was longlisted for the Frank O’Connor prize. Her story ‘Bad Dreams’ was shortlisted for the 2014 BBC Short Story Prize. Her new collection, Bad Dreams, was published in hardback in January 2017 and will be released as a paperback on January 25th. Her next novel, Late in the Day, will be published on February 14th. She teaches at Bath Spa University.

Cafe Concert - Encore

Admiral's House

Sat, 15 Jun 19
11am - 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.

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

Emeritus Professor Chris Green OBE

Birkbeck Room, 15 Tavern Street

Sat, 22 Jun 19
10.00am - 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.

The Ever Turning Wheel of Fortune: Carl Orff & Carmina Burana

Professor Chris Green

Birkbeck Room

Sat, 22 Jun 19
10.00 - 12.30

£6, (£5 for Institute or Trianon members)

Who would have imagined that 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.