The latest news from the Ipswich Institute

Easter Closure

Both the Institute's two buildings will be closed over Easter, from Friday 19th April to Monday 22nd April.

Back as normal on Tuesday 23rd.

posted Thu, 18 Apr 19

International Chess Master to Tutor New Evening Course

International Chess Master and Woman Chess Grandmaster, Dagne Ciuksyte, will be tutoring our brand new evening course - “Chess for Beginners and Improvers” - taking place on Thursday evenings, from 6.30 – 8.30pm, commencing on 2nd May. The course, is open to all, and enrolment is available now. See full details under “Courses for All” or call us for information and booking.

posted Mon, 08 Apr 19

New Angle Prize Shortlist Announced

The judges have announced their shortlist of six books in the running for the £2,000 New Angle Prize 2019 Award.

Tickets are now on sale for the Shortlist Showcase (1st May) and the Awards Dinner (3rd July).

For details of the shortlist and the associated events click on the New Angle tab above.

posted Wed, 27 Mar 19


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

New Angle Prize Shortlist Showcase

Reading Room

Wed, 01 May 1919.00

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.

Public Event

Suffolk Book League: Author's Talk

Tessa Hadley
Reading Room

Thu, 16 May 1919.30

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.

Public Event

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


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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