A unique exhibition on the life of Ed Sheeran will open at Christchurch Mansion this summer to coincide with the Suffolk singer-songwriter playing four “coming home” concerts in the town.
The nine-month exhibition is entitled “Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk” and features portraits by renowned artist Colin Davidson, photography by Mark Surridge and personal items portraying the journey from Ed’s school life in Suffolk to international stardom.
Aspall – the Suffolk cyder and vinegar maker with a nearly three hundred year history – will sponsor the exhibition.
A private tour of this wonderful Grade1 listed house and afternoon tea. Voted one of the top 20 Historic Houses in the UK it is regarded as the oldest house in Suffolk to have survived largely intact. the current owners are selling the Hall so this might be a last chance to visit the house. There is no disabled accesss so those with disability issues may find they can only access two rooms on the ground floor. Booking is essential for this visit and to make your own way to the Hall follow the post code IP6 9PA.
You will hear about some of the haracters who have occupied the house from 1512, which predates our own Christchurch Mansion by 36 years. Tickets £16.50 including afternoon tea in teh Barn Guests £20. Please send your cheque to Jean Attenborrow, 3, Holly Road, Ipswich IP1 3QN
To co-incide with the exhibition MARVELLOUS MACHINES at the Ipswich Art Gallery from 20 July to 3rd November, we introduce Tim Hunkin, the man who has made engineering fun and brought huge pleasure to countless thousands with his automata and interactive exhibits. Tim wrote and presented three series for Chanel 4 - The Secret Life of Machines - In this talk which is during the October half term (SO BRING YOUR FAMILY) Tim will talk mostly about his new machine “Trust Wildlife?” which will be unveiled on Southwold Pier at about the same time. For more information about Tim and his career visit www.timhunkin.com
Christchurch Mansion: £6 members £8 guests £3 children Families £15 (2 Adults and 4 Children)
Including refreshments Please assply for tickets to Jean Attenborrow, 3 Holly Road, Ipswich IP1 3QN firstname.lastname@example.org
A private guided tour of the Museum Store at Constantine Road and lunch at Ipswich town Football Club. following last year’s hugely successful visit to the Museum Costume Store, we have this privileged ‘behind the scenes’ look at the store which for many years has housed thousands of objects not usually on display. These items will be moved to another venue soon so this is another ‘last chance’ opportunity for our FoIM members.. Numbers are strictly limited to TWO TOURS of 12 - the first one at 11.30am and the second at 2.30pm with lunch in between. £30 Members £35 Guest
Lunch will be in the Sponsors’ Lounge at Ipswich Town Football Club overlooking the pitch at Portman Road. Booking is required for this event with any dietary requirements/allergies or intolerances (meat or vegetarian options will be notified nearer the time). Parking is available at ITFCfrom 11am until 3pm. Please contact email@example.com or send a cheque to 3, Holly road, Ipswich IP1 3QN
We are delighted that local actor and author Stephen Boswell will be joining us to present two atmospheric Dickensian short stories - The Signalman and Mr Chops. Further details in our Autumn Newsletter, but booking is open now. £17 for members and £22 for guests to include buffet supper and drinks.