We organise talks, trips and parties for friends and their guests.

See events below, and please see other pages for other activities.

Event Information:

  • Wed

    Christmas Party: on a Tudor theme

    6:30pm for 7:00pmChristchurch Mansion, Soane Street, Ipswich. IP4 2BE

    An evening of Tudor music and dancing accompanied by delicious food and drink, to coincide with the exhibition 'Thomas Wolsey, Ipswich's most famous son'. Featuring the renowned Ravenscourt Consort who have been performing music of the renaissance and early baroque for almost 30 years, there will be Tudor dancing to enjoy as well as drinks, canapés and sweetmeats, some inspired by recipes that Thomas Wolsey himself might have enjoyed.

    Tickets: £15 for members, £20 for guests; booking is required for this event. All cheques should be made payable to “FoIM”. To book tickets Friends are asked to use the booking slip and payment options in the recent newsletter. Everyone is welcome at our events so anyone without newsletters can contact us directly via our contact form.

    Tickets must be booked by Friday 30 November at the latest to facilitate catering. There is limited availability, so please book early to avoid disappointment!

    The Ravenscourt Consort play on reconstructed instruments of the period to create as closely as possible the colourful sounds of Wolsey’s time. Its members have performed at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, St Mark’s Venice and with the Royal Shakespeare Company, taken part in the film Elizabeth, and made numerous CD, radio and TV appearances.