Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified):

  • Members: £4
  • Non-Members: £8*
  • Students: Free (on production of a valid student card)

* If you become a member at an event you will receive a refund of £4.

Tickets: Can be bought on the door at the event. But if you’d like to reserve tickets in advance, please email tickets@sbl.org.uk. Non-members can purchase tickets up to one calendar month before the event. Members can reserve tickets for events at any time throughout the year.

Time: Unless otherwise stated, all events begin at 7:30pm with doors open from 7:00pm.

Location: The Ipswich Institute, Tavern Street, Ipswich IP1 3AA

We’re like a year-long literary festival. The SBL is a quite a unique organisation and we strive to ensure that everyone enjoys our events. If you like literary festivals, you’ll love us! Most importantly, you don’t need to have read anything by our speakers in order to attend their event.

We welcome you to join us for complimentary tea and coffee throughout the evening, and we always encourage a Q&A with the speakers, so have your questions ready! Our speakers are always happy to sign your copies of their books, new or old.

Our pop-up Woodbridge Emporium bookshop is always in attendance. If you would like them to bring any particular books along or if you would like to order a book for delivery to a meeting, please don’t hesitate to give them a call on 01394 382382. All orders placed with Woodbridge Emporium will receive a minimum of 10% discount.