Ipswich Events Calendar

Looking for something to do in Ipswich? Whether you're a local, new in town or just cruising through we've got loads of great tips and events to offer. Find out what’s on in Ipswich with our regularly updated events calendar featuring the best upcoming events in Ipswich and the area.

This guide lists events at a glance, showing what’s on each month. See the highlights of What’s On for Ipswich, featuring the best of things to do in Ipswich – Live Music and Gigs, Family Events, Art & Culture, Food & Drink and much more. Ipswich fundraisers and charity events.

Important This Event Calendar is not maintained on a daily basis and some events may have changed dates or are no longer happening. Please double-check the event websites for the most up-to-date information.

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31st May @ 2:00 pm

Join Professor Anthony Musson as he explores Wolsey’s role in overseeing diplomatic encounters and hosting festivities for foreign rulers or their ambassadors, most notably arranging the extraordinary meeting of Henry VIII and Francis I, King of France, in 1520 near Calais at ‘the Field of Cloth of Gold’.

Anthony Musson is Head of Research at Historic Royal Palaces, where he was appointed to lead and foster a distinctive vision for the charity’s research into historic palaces, diverse communities, landscapes and collections.

Currently, he is the Project Lead on ‘Henry on Tour’, leading an AHRC funded project researching the royal progresses of King Henry VIII. He read history and music at King’s College, Cambridge and was previously Professor of Legal History and Director of the Bracton Centre for Legal History Research at the University of Exeter.

He has appeared on TV and radio and published extensively on legal, political and visual culture in the medieval and early modern periods. Most recently he edited with JPD Cooper Royal Journeys in Early Modern Europe (Routledge, 2022).


31st May
2:00 pm


Ispwich institute
Reading Room & Library, 15 Tavern Street IP1 3AA United Kingdom + Google Map

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