Forthcoming Events

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Events and Excursions.

ST. PETER'S CHURCH OPEN DAYS
Every Thursday - 10am to 4pm - May 4th until September 28th

St. Peter's Church, currently undergoing some restoration work, is open to the public with Ipswich Society members on duty every Thursday from 10am to 4pm starting on May 4th until September 28th this year.  Fabulous church interior with display boards depicting its history plus the Millennium wall hangings (The Ipswich Charter Hangings) and a rare Tournai marble font.

 


PYKENHAMS GATEHOUSE OPEN DAYS - Northgate Street.
 
First Saturday of each month - June to October - 10.30 to 12.30
Pykenham’s Gatehouse is open again for the summer – on the first Saturday of each month starting this week on June 3rd. The gate is opposite the library on Northgate Street - and it will be open on Saturday. Go through it and enter a Medieval gem - carved beams, hidden staircase, jettied first floor. Ipswich Society members are on duty from 10.30-12.30 so there is an opportunity to chat, explore and learn more.



ALL ARE WELCOME

 

Wednesday October 18th - 7.30pm  "Sex in the 18th Century London."
A talk by Lisa Wade. 

Dr Lisa Wade is an art historian who specialises in the art of the Italian Renaissance.  For this lecture, however, she will explore the nature of Hogarth’s vision of eighteenth century London taking a look at the way in which social history can be documented through the modern moral tale of Moll Hackabout – an eighteenth century harlot…

The talks are free and open to all and take place at 7.30pm at the Museum Street Methodist Church (entrance in Black Horse Lane) which is equipped with comfortable seating and modern Audio/Visual facilities. Free tea/coffee and biscuits are served after the talks with a chance for members and guests to socialise.

 

2017 ANNUAL AWARDS EVENING - Wednesday 15th November
Details of the Annual Awards Evening will be published in the NEWSLETTER and added to this page when finalised. 

 

HERITAGE SYMPOSIUM - Saturday 18th November 
"Ipswich Heritage: Past, Present and Future"
presented by the Ipswich Heritage Forum
Saturday 18th November - starting at 10.30am - Museum Street Methodist Church
Entry price £19.00 to include lunch and refreshments -
Tickets available from the Tourist Information Centre in St. Stephen's Church.

 

2017/18 WINTER ILLUSTRATED TALKS 

ALL ARE WELCOME

*Wednesday October 18th "Sex in the 18th Century London." by Lisa Wade.

*Wednesday November 15th Annual Awards Evening at St. Peter's on the Waterfront.
MEMBERS ONLY

*Wednesday December 20th "Fire Service history in Ipswich and Suffolk." by John Harvey.

The talks are free and open to all and take place at 7.30pm at the Museum Street Methodist Church (entrance in Black Horse Lane) which is equipped with comfortable seating and modern Audio/Visual facilities. Free tea/coffee and biscuits are served after the talks with a chance for members and guests to socialise.

2018 Winter Talks to be announced.

 

    Ipswich Society Members and Guests seated ready for a talk at the Museum Street Methodist Church.

 

IPSWICH SOCIETY 2018 SUMMER OUTINGS

MEMBERS ONLY 

 

Provisional 2018 Outings List
More details to follow when finalised
 

April 21st Saturday

 

Cambridge, American Cemetery, King’s College Chapel

 

 

 

May

 

Evening walk – The Secret Signs of Ipswich

 

 

June 12th Tuesday

 

Bradenham Hall Gardens and Swaffham, Norfolk

 

 

July 21st Saturday

 

Penshurst Place, Kent

 

 

August

 

 

Harwich (+Grayson Perry House?)

 

 

September 19/20th
Wednesday / Thursday 

 

Holland Park and Leighton House, London.