The ghost stories of Charles Dickens are as much a part of Christmas as turkey and tinsel. In the atmospheric Ipswich Unitarian Meeting House, opened in 1700 and still with its boxed pews, gallery and huge candelabra, a Dickens storytelling evening, by candlelight, will start the Christmas season in style.
Read by Bob Allen, in Dickensian costume, on Saturday 19th November 2022 at 7.30pm, the evening has been organised by the Friends of the Ipswich Unitarian Meeting House, and will include mulled wine and mince pies. The readings will include A Christmas Carol and extracts from other Charles Dickens books.
Bob has a keen interest in history and conservation. He is an Open University lecturer and teacher of English, and is involved with the Ipswich Society, the Historic Churches Trust a trustee of the Ipswich Building Preservation Trust and has presented poetry readings and lectures to the Suffolk Poetry Society in the past.
Suitable for all ages, tickets are available for £12 (£10 for ‘Friends’ when booked in advance) from Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dickens-by-candlelight-19-november-tickets-430910112747
The Grade One Listed Ipswich Unitarian Meeting House is next to the Willis building in Friars Street Ipswich IP1 1TD. Some parking is available and there are also public carparks nearby.