Category: Events

London Letters home

Thursday Sept. 8: London Letters Home with Penny West at 7:00 pm

This talk and slide show by Penny West, author of “London Letters Home” will present a glimpse of four years in the life of Gus Farley, of the Ipswich Farleys. He shipped to London as a teenager, apprenticing as a tea taster, preparing to join his cousins’ firm of Augustine Heard & Co. from China – 1861-1865. Gus’ letters describe the daily workings of the mid-19th century tea business in London, the different political perspective of the English about the American Civil War,  and hint at his coming of age there.

Ipswich Lyceum Thursdayts

Lyceum Thursdays

This summer will feature our new Ipswich Lyceum series at the Take-out Terrace in the EBSCO parking lot between Zumi’s and the Riverwalk Mural. The Lyceum will feature a series of speakers every Thursday evening at 7:30 pm during July and August, 2022. Programs will be on a wide range of topics, and will be about half an hour with time for discussion.

Ipswich Illumination

Ipswich Arts and Illumination

Ipswich Arts and Illumination is the Town’s annual performing and visual arts festival, brought to you by the Ipswich Cultural Council. Parts of the river will be illuminated Friday and Saturday nights. The 33rd Annual Ipswich Art Show and Sale is held through the weekend at Town Hall.