The Thomas Wolsey 550 programme offers things to do in Ipswich for residents and visitors, and new opportunities for people and organisations in the town.

The programme includes town centre based events and activities, a community grants programme, music events, talks, guided walks, online content, and a schools programme for all primary and secondary schools in Ipswich.

Events below:


30may7:00 pm8:45 pmThomas Wolsey and His IpswichLecture Theatre 1, University of Suffolk, Waterfront Building

31may2:00 pm3:15 pmCardinal Thomas Wolsey: Architect of Diplomatic SplendourIpswich Institute Reading Room and Library, 15 Tavern Street, Ipswich


01jun2:00 pm4:00 pmWalk: The Life and Times of Thomas WolseyMeet at Ipswich Town Hall Steps

08jun2:30 pm3:45 pmDr Eleanor Janega’s Brief Guide to Medieval SexualityLecture Theatre 1, University of Suffolk, Waterfront Building

09jun2:00 pm4:00 pmWalk: Our Glorious Medieval ChurchesMeet on the Ipswich Town Hall Steps

15jun2:00 pm4:00 pmWalk: Ipswich in the Middle AgesMeet at Ipswich Town Hall Steps

23jun2:00 pm4:00 pmWalk: Thomas Wolsey, the man behind the KingMeet at Ipswich Town Hall Steps

29junAll DaySave the Date: Ipswich Choral Society 200th Anniversary PerformanceChristchurch Park


04julAll DayWolsey Celebration ParadeCardinal Route and Ipswich Cornhill

04jul7:00 pm8:00 pmHidden Tudors – Uncovering Black HistoryThe Hold, Ipswich home of Suffolk Archives, 131 Fore Street, IP4 1LR


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The programme is constantly changing with new events being added in. If you have an idea for an event or an activity which could fall under the TW550 banner please get in touch:
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