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

  • Mon
    09
    Feb
    2015
    6:30 PMChristchurch Mansion

    The Friends preview of the Salisbury Cathedral painting is on Monday 9th Feb at 6:30.  Telephone Mansion 433554 to book.  No charge.  Phillip Wise will be giving an introductory talk about this and the newly acquired Lime Kiln painting that the Friends helped to purchase.

  • Wed
    25
    Feb
    2015
    12:00 PMThe Galley Woodbridge

    A lunchtime talk on William Kent by Paul Bruce
    View the application form - Lunch Kent

  • Tue
    03
    Mar
    2015
    London

    Visit timed to take in the exhibition 'Truth and Memory: British Art of the First World War'
    View the application form - IWM Trip

  • Wed
    25
    Mar
    2015
    12:00 PMThe Galley Woodbridge

    A lunchtime talk on John Constable by Emma Roodhouse
    View the application form - Lunch Constable

  • Tue
    14
    Apr
    2015
    7:30 PMChristchurch Mansion

    All details including minutes of the AGM 2014 and the agenda for this year's AGM are in the papers for the meeting: 2015-03-26 FoIM AGM 2015 Papers.
    Christchurch Park will still be open before the meeting starts so it should be possible to get into the park via all gates. A small amount of car parking will be available in the Car Park near the Bolton Lane gates. Coffee will be available in the Mansion from 7pm, meeting starts at 7:30pm.

  • Fri
    12
    Jun
    2015
    Christchurch Mansion- Wolsey Art Gallery

    New exhibition open in the  Wolsey Gallery celebrating 200th anniversary of the Constable Garden paintings.

  • Wed
    17
    Jun
    2015
    7:00 PMChristchurch Mansion

    Pimms and strawberries at the Mansion!
    Apart from the decadent pleasure of enjoying this classic British ritual Paul Bruce will give a short talk on the sculpture placed in the garden, and there'll be an opportunity to examine copies of the new brochure on the mansion produced by the Friends. £10 for Friends, £12 for non-members- see the application form for more details: 2015-03-26 FoIM Summer Party 2015

  • Sat
    12
    Sep
    2015
    2:00 PMChristchurch Mansion

    Tour looking at selected parts of the collections at the mansion, led by Mansion Guide Joan Munns. This event forms part the Heritage Open Day weekend of events in Ipswich, 12th- 13th September 2015
    Free, but donations welcome

  • Sun
    13
    Sep
    2015
    3:00 PMChristchurch Mansion

    Tour looking at selected parts of the collections at the mansion, led by Mansion Guide Joan Munns. This event forms part the Heritage Open Day weekend of events in Ipswich, 12th- 13th September 2015
    Free, but donations welcome

  • Tue
    15
    Sep
    2015
    6:30 PMChristchurch Mansion

    Final part of the Aspire programme in the Wolsey Gallery, exploring artists influenced by John Constable. New loans displayed including work by Lucien Freud.
    Caleb Howgego will give a presentation on artists influenced by Constable.

  • Wed
    16
    Sep
    2015
    Sat
    19
    Sep
    2015
    07:30 - 08:00 departure

    This year's friends' tour extends over 4 days and three nights away and explores the heritage of the West Midlands, Staffordshire and Birmingham. It starts at the Black Country open-air living museum at Dudley, includes visits to Wightwick Manor famous for its arts and crafts interiors, Potteries including the Wedgwood Visitor Centre, and Art Museums including Wolverhampton Art Gallery and the barber Institute, Birmingham.
    To find out more and join us please download our booking form: 2015-FoIM Black Country Visit.

  • Wed
    28
    Oct
    2015
    12:00 PMSeckford Golf Club, Seckford Hall Road, IP13 6NT
    With Marcia Whiting, Assistant Curator and Researcher at The Munnings Art Museum, Castle House, Dedham.
    Marcia will talk about the life and work of painter Alfred Munnings. This talk is part of the Friends' series of lunchtime talks so the talk will also be preceded by a 2-course set lunch beginning at 12pm midday.
    The lunch will be held at Seckford Golf Club which is adjacent to the Seckford Hall Hotel, off the A12 near Woodbridge. Entrance to the Golf Club is on Seckford Hall Road, accessed by a separate entrance to the entrances to the Hotel. See the Google map for location. and for 'satnav', you can use the postcode as above.
    Cost: £16 including lunch.
  • Wed
    02
    Dec
    2015
    7:00 PMChristchurch Mansion, Soane Street, Ipswich. IP4 2BE
    Christmas Party in the Mansion with Ipswich Chamber Choir.

    A good opportunity to catch up with friends, discuss and support the Ipswich Museums and hear the latest news, and to start off the festive season listening to the Choir.

    Doors Open 6:45pm, for 7:00pm start, Tickets £14 including supper and drinks. To book tickets please use the application form in the Friends' newsletter, or ring (01473) 287716