Events organised for Friends, their guests and if space permits anyone else.

  • Wed
    24
    May
    2017
    2:00 PM (CHANGE to previously advertised time).Christchurch Mansion, Soane Street, Ipswich. IP4 2BE

    A talk by Felicité Gillham to accompany the exhibition Twists And Turns: Hairstyles in Art

    What’s the difference between a campaign wig and a bob wig? What did people put in their wigs to catch fleas? And how to cure baldness? Come along to this fascinating talk by experienced wig designer Felicité Gillham. Felicité has toured the world making wigs and met interesting people from Mr Khrushchev in Moscow, Gregory Peck in Hollywood and the Queen at Windsor Castle after being invited with the RSC to entertain and dine with her. There will be many delightful images, objects and wigs to look at in this entertaining talk.

    Felicité has worked in the theatre and film world for many years. In the 1960s she ran the London and Stratford wig departments of the RSC and after establishing herself in London in 1970 she worked on West End and other shows and with leading figures like Sir Alan Ayckbourn. She has a close interest in correctly understanding and recreating historic hairstyles and wigs. Much of Twists And Turns: Hairstyles in Art will be on view during the talk.

    Refreshments will be provided before the talk. This event is open to anyone- cost is £6 for Friends, £8 for non-members. Book your place/s before the event via the Museums Service at Christchurch Mansion: call 01473 433554. Pay on the door.

  • Fri
    09
    Jun
    2017
    Doors open 18:30, for 19:00Christchurch Mansion, Soane Street, Ipswich. IP4 2BE

    A talk by Viscount Hereford

    Viscount Hereford will talk about his ancestors the Devereux family and their history both before and since the family's ownership of Christchurch between 1645 and 1735. The 9th June is the anniversary of the birth of Price who was the 10th Viscount and the last Devereux to reside at what is now Christchurch Mansion. Branches of the family have played important roles at court, at war and in politics over the centuries and been settled in Herefordshire, Wales and elsewhere but for about 100 years the heads of the family resided at Christchurch in Ipswich and at Sudbourne near Orford.

    Refreshments will be provided. Cost £6 for members, £8 for non-members. Friends should see the newsletter for further details and use the Booking slip provided. Non-Members please use our contact form to find out more.

  • Wed
    12
    Jul
    2017
    18:30 for 19:00Christchurch Mansion, Soane Street, Ipswich. IP4 2BE

    Our annual Summer event at the Mansion. Strawberries & Cream with a glass of wine or Pimms- hoping for good weather so that we can be outside in the courtyard! Cost £10 for Friends and £12 for guests

    Friends should see the newsletter for further details and use the Booking slip provided. Non-Members please use our contact form to find out more.