Forthcoming Events

Scroll down for information about The Ipswich Society 2017 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.


 

 

IPSWICH ARTS ASSOCIATION  - OPEN HOUSE 2017
The Tourist Information Centre - Monday 12th to Saturday 17th June.
Members of The Ipswich Society will be giving short "Lunch Time Talks" during this week.
CLICK HERE and scroll down for details.
Admission is free.  Open Daily from 10am until 4pm. Lunch Time Talks (about 20 minutes) at 1pm.

 

IPSWICH SOCIETY 2017 SUMMER OUTINGS

MEMBERS ONLY 



Tuesday June 18th
Sissinghurst
- Excursion.
Join us on our excursion to the National Trust’s renowned Sissinghurst Castle and gardens. The castle, originally a small moated manor house, was acquired by Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicholson in 1932 and they created the world famous garden, consisting of several ‘rooms’ each with its own individual planting scheme, colours and scents. The library, home to 11,000 books, and the tower, built in the 1560’s housing Vita’s personal writing room, are also open to visitors. Lunch, at own expense, can be purchased in the onsite restaurant(s) or alternatively, enjoy a picnic by the lakes and explore the extensive grounds beyond the gardens.
Depart Crown Street lay-by at 8.30am and then Ipswich Village car park (West End Road)
Arrive Sissinghurst approx. 10.45am and depart 4.30pm
Cost £32.00 per person or £20.00 per person for NT Members (please bring your NT card with you).
Reservation form can be found in the April NEWSLETTER.
Enquiries: email secretary@ipswichsociety.org.uk  


 

Tuesday July 18th
Watts Gallery Artists' Village - Guildford. - Excursion.
Founded by Victorian artists G F and Mary Watts, the Artists’ Village, nestled in the Surrey hills, comprises a fascinating array of buildings set in woodland gardens for you to explore. Tea/coffee and biscuits are provided on arrival in the Old Kiln tea shop and then there are three guided tours. The Watts Gallery includes exhibitions of G F Watts’ sculptures and the De Morgan Collection of ceramics and oil paintings. Limnerslease is the Arts & Crafts style home of G F and Mary Watts, designed by architect Sir Earnest George. Watts Chapel was designed in Art Nouveau/Celtic style by Mary Watts.  There will be free time to explore the newly opened Watts Studios depicting the creative, social and domestic lives of the couple and including G F Watts Studio, Mary Watts gallery and the Compton Gallery, plus lunch (sandwiches, fruit, tea/coffee all included) at the Old Kiln. NB There are 10 minute walks between the various buildings so please wear comfortable shoes and unfortunately there is no wheelchair access to the Chapel.
Depart Crown Street lay-by at 7.30am and then Ipswich Village car park (West End Road)
Lunch (included) 1-2pm
Depart 5pm
Cost £55 – Reservation form can be found in the April NEWSLETTER.
Enquiries: email secretary@ipswichsociety.org.uk 

Tuesday August 8th
Eltham Palace - Excursion.
Eltham Palace was acquired by the future Edward II in 1305 and the Great Hall, added in the 1470s, is still visible today. In the 1930s a private house was built adjoining the Great Hall by Stephen and Virginia Courtauld and in 1935 Andrew Mawson and Partners designed the garden. The Courtaulds left Eltham in 1944 and it was occupied by Army educational units until 1992. English Heritage took over in 1995 and completed a major programme of restoration of the 1930s interiors and gardens. Lunch is at your own expense - the cafe is adequate size, but they do run out of certain foods when busy!
Depart Crown Street lay-by at 9.15am and then Ipswich Village car park (West End Road).
Depart Eltham Palace 4.30/5pm
Cost £28 per person or £17 per person for EH members. Reservation form can be found in the April NEWSLETTER.
Enquiries: email secretary@ipswichsociety.org.uk

Wednesday September 27th
Hampstead and Kenwood House
- Excursion.
Details to follow.

Details of these 2017 Summer Outings and more will be published in the Newsletter
and added to this page when finalised. For further details email secretary@ipswichsociety.org.uk

 

2017 HERITAGE OPEN DAYS - Ipswich
Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September.
The Ipswich Society will again be organising the Heritage Open Days weekend in Ipswich in 2017.  Details will be published in the NEWSLETTER and added to this page when finalised.

 

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

 

2017/18 WINTER ILLUSTRATED TALKS 

ALL ARE WELCOME

Details of the 2017/18 Winter Talks will be published in the NEWSLETTER and added to this page when finalised.
The talks are free and open to all and take place at the Museum Street Methodist Church 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.

20th September - to be arranged.
18th October - Lisa Wade - Sex in C18th Century London.
20th December - to be arranged - possibly Fire Service.
.... More talks and details to follow.

 

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