... a bit Suffolk
|we 26 Nov|
A Vintage Retro & Modern (well that covers just about everything) this Sunday at the Snape Maltings.
|we 20 Aug|
♫ Neil Innes was in the audience at the Snape Maltings last night for the sold out Carolina Chocolate Drops. Though the man next to us was finding the not particularly strong jokes chokingly funny the four piece were impressively able musos and judging by Rhiannon Giddens' end of set dancing Ronnie Frost might not have got best newcomer if she'd been at Worlingworth.
|mo 14 Apr|
A 23 mile bike ride this Saturday to support Cancer Research UK starting and finishing at the Blaxhall Ship and taking in Snape, Orford and Iken with a short cut for thems that wants it.
|we 23 Oct|
|sa 5 Oct|
Today the deliciously grumpy Will Self is part of the Brazilian festival running over the weekend at the Snape Maltings ... didn't know he had a brazilian.
|sa 21 Sep|
|su 10 Feb|
|tu 30 Oct|
|mo 24 Sep|
Posh gardening tools pinched from a Snape gardening shed last week and in Woodbridge two rings found.
|th 2 Aug|
More to look at this weekend includes the Southwold Model Railway Exhibition at St Felix School Saturday and Sunday, The Dark Knight Rises (Lady KRJ thinks it's a bit long) starts a week's run at the Aldeburgh Cinema tomorrow with a 10 minute intro talk in the evening and Farmers' Market Saturday at the Snape Maltings.
|fr 16 Mar|
Jewellery and two laptops stolen in a Snape house break in.
|tu 6 Mar|
Near Snape Saturday afternoon a dog walker had her handbag stolen from under some coats on the back seat of her car.
|tu 28 fe 127|
Surprised we hadn't heard about this nasty sounding road accident in Hacheston last Thursday, a Cateye Strada wireless cycle computer found in Woodbridge and dodgy £20 notes have been popping up all over nearthecoast including Aldeburgh, Saxmundham, Snape and Walberswick.
|sa 31 Dec|
A couple of months ago when we first noticed a roped off bit at the back of the Snape Maltings we foolishly thought Oh, they're going to posh up the car park but no, it's Ten stunning river view homes ... reckon you'd need a spirit level and a road map as well as binoculars to see a river from there.
|th 22 Dec|
Admittedly a bit useless to tell you after the event but yesterday was the last day of Suffolk Exhibitions' Christmas show at the the Snape Maltings ... they'll be back in nearthecoast in the new year.
The Snape Maltings farmers' market is tomorrow this week and to avoid the satanic grip of trapped indoors for Christmas Save Stradbroke Library are hosting A Christmas Carol Tuesday in Stradbroke community centre.
|we 14 Dec|
For six years we thought we had seen the Old Glory Molly Dancers at a Framlingham street fayre but at the Snape Maltings Sunday we realised that had been the East Suffolk Morris Men. Mind you we didn't get to see much mollying Sunday either as we arrived just as they took a break and then Daddy Christmas was spotted in the distance. Old Glory are sufficiently intriguing, and just a little bit scary, that we will try again this Saturday night at either the Eastbridge Eel's Foot or the Aldringham Parrot and Punchbowl.
|sa 19 Nov|
Fancy your chances on Strictly? Don't reckon you'd live long with the Sidney Dance Group, can't believe how hard those dancers work. The show has choreography that on occasion intentionally overwhelms you with the sheer complexity of what's happening on stage and there are curiously poignant computer graphics too. Second and last show tonight at the Snape Maltings and then they move on to Barcelona.
|we 19 Oct|
We thought we didn't like Benjamin Britten's music but the dress rehearsal of his only comic opera Albert Herring at the Snape Maltings yesterday was a stunner. Re-set in the 1950s it looked luscious, was actually funny and a bit sexy too. A very real joy to sit just a few feet from eight operatic singers giving it some real welly ... very rock'n roll ... if not actually rock'n roll. It's on all week SEE IT!
|fr 9 Sep|
Tomorrow evening the Cassia String Quartet are playing Haydn and Kodaly in Rendham and there's drinks and a finger buffet too ... alternatively the Trianon Orchestra have an interesting looking prog at the Snape Maltings including Carmina Burana.
|fr 26 Aug|
At the Snape Proms last night Dennis Rollins Badbone Co jazz/funk six piece cranked it out with us particularly enjoying Mark Ellis' alto and the band's arrangement of Stephen Stills' Love The One You're With ... a bit of Bill Withers can't be bad either ... and on the way home we got excellent freebie leftover tuck from Anglian Events at the Campsea Ashe Dog and Duck.
|fr 01 Jul|
Deben Inns whose pubs include the Snape Plough and Sail and the Pin Mill Butt and Oyster are re-opening the Melton Coach and Horses (no, not all their pubs have and in the name) and all staff WANTED.
|tu 19 Apr|
Last Tuesday in Snape a woman was bitten by a sinuous dog ... yea, we thought that ... sinuous?
|fr 1 ap 11|
The Grain Brewery will be trialing it's new beer at the Snape farmer's market tomorrow and in the evening the Phoenix Singers present a concert of Mozart and Haydn in St Michael's Framlingham.
|mo 7 Feb|
Lively at the Snape Maltings farmers' market Saturday; Fi had virtually sold out of Cornish pasties and the sweetie fella had a chilli chocolate with a 30 second delayed burn and a lemon fudge that took it away again.
|su 19 Dec|
The Old Glory Molly Dancers are at the Snape Maltings 12-3 this pm and Radio Stradboke's Christmas Countdown on air 10am-10pm.
|su 3 Oct|
Radio 4 presenter and near the coast resident Libby Purves will be narrating the Sing out 2010 concert at the Snape Maltings next month.
|we 19 May|
|sa 17 Apr|
Two new artists (including painter Cyndi Speer) for the collective who showed at Brandeston in February and now showing at the Snape Malting's Pond Gallery until Wednesday. Their next show is 20-22 August at the Stratford St Andrew Riverside Centre.
|we 10 Mar|
Like last year but now for the 23rd year and with 1,600 children from 45 Suffolk schools A Celebration of Schools' Music is running all this week at the Snape Maltings.
|tu 23 Feb|
Robert Hitcham Singing Club's double gig with the Britten-Pears Chamber Choir last October was such a triumph that a diva from the Framlingham school may be soloing with the chamber choir next month at the Snape Maltings.
|fr 8 Jan|
We approve of that, mixed morris sides at the Snape Maltings on new year's day.
|th 3 Dec|
Looks like harassing the Knodishall village shop has moved to the garage on the road to Aldeburgh near Snape.
|th 16 Jul|
SingOut 2010 is looking for young composers to have their work performed in concert at the Snape Maltings in 2010.
|fr 15 May|
It's always a pleasure to watch dancers up close and we discovered at their Snape Maltings rehearsal this afternoon that Swiss company Bern:Ballett are young and innovative but not so modern as to be scary. See them tonight or like us tomorrow tonight.
|th 9 Apr|
The Ukulele Orchestra of GB who in the last couple of years have played Easton, Snape and Arts Fram are playing this year's proms in a large town near Chelmsford.
|fr 20 Mar|
Pete (son of Lonnie) Donegan now has his own page.
|tu 10 Mar|
At yesterday afternoon's rehearsals in the Snape Maltings Halifax Primary from Ipswich were giving it the full monty. 40 odd youngsters all in black and choreographed by someone(s) who know(s) how to do it, backing tracks from Beethoven's Pastoral, Windmills Of Your Mind, some Satie and Music For A Found Harmonium ... but not this version. Loved it, A Celebration of Schools' Music runs all week, more info at Aldeburgh Music.
|tu 6 Jan|
As you know we're a bit pretentious so delighted that the prog for the excellent English
Touring Opera's spring visit to Snape includes a Mozart we haven't seen ... just like The Outlaws then, guaranteed entertainment!
|fr 19 Dec|
Bright young Scottish thing of this year's Last Night of the Proms Anna Meredith has written the music for Tarantula in Petrol Blue to be premiered at the end of February in the Snape Maltings. There is an open audition call for acting/singing boys aged 14-19 to join the cast of pros and local young people.
|tu 9 Dec|
36 bales of roof insulation stolen in Snape during the early hours yesterday.
|sa 15 Mar|
If you approach the Snape Maltings in daylight it's obvious something major is happening. (We've been sliding past in the dark and only vaguely aware something was up.) What's happening is new rehearsal rooms, small concert room and stuff plus twenty homes grouped round a private courtyard. Nice.
|we 29 Aug|