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mo 17 au 15

It's the Aldeburgh Carnival today.  Enjoyed it last year though it was difficult to get a good view.

th 16 jl 15

Finale of Stranded in the Aldeburgh Jubilee HallIt was a good sized and appreciative house in the Jubilee Hall Aldeburgh last night for Common Ground's one act comedy Stranded.  Some effective adlibbing by Julian Harries when inadvertently a vase fell breaking some china That was five pounds in the Red Cross shop and we enjoyed the analysis that Sweep was the maverick one of Sooty and Sweep.

we 8 jl 15

StrandedStranded is a one act comedy by Pat Whymark with a cast including Julian Harries (the pub quizmaster in Detectorists) and Alice Mottram.  The show starts a short tour near the coast on Friday in Ufford and includes Ipswich and Aldeburgh.

we 17 jn 15

2015 Women's Tour stage 1 finishAldeburgh was looking very yellow this afternoon for the stage one finish of the 2015 Women's Tour.  We missed stage winner Lizzie Armitstead crashing just after the line but did notice unhappy faces in the team area afterwards and later on King's Field discovered it was the unfortunate Ms Armitstead being airlifted out.

tu 16 jn 15

Tomorrow the first stage of the Women's Tour starts in Bury St Edmunds,Aviva Women's Tour 2015 takes in Bradfield St George, arrives in Aldeburgh around 2:00-2:30pm and if it's anything like Felixstowe last year there'll be a free Costa Coffee van.

th 14 ap 15

Wall of Water Blue and Gold 2 ~ Maggi HamblingThe 2015 Alde Valley Spring Festival will be opened Saturday at White House Farm Great Glemham by artist Maggi Hambling .  Ms Hambling is a Rendham resident and creator of the Scallop on Aldeburgh beach.   The festival runs Tuesdays to Sundays for a month with events including farm suppers and festival walks.

mo 6 ap 15

Ania Hobson private viewSince her last Aldeburgh Gallery show Ania Hobson's exhibited range has expanded to include impressive portraits of people as well as animals.  Her show continues until Wednesday.

mo 23 fe 15

The DAB (digital) radio network is to get 182 new transmitters with near the coast benefiting from new transmitters at Aldeburgh and Blythburgh.  Picking the bones out of a government document is an unsatisfying experience and we can't find a date for these two newbies beyond completion of all by 30 September 2016.

we 17 de 14

05:02pm: The A1904 Aldeburgh Road is closed near the B1069 junction for Knodishall and Leiston because of a serious road accident.

th 20 no 14

The trick to finding the Aldeburgh Community Centre (a local community centre for local communities) entrance is it's round the back.  Once we'd worked that out we found it crammed with help organisations and charities though the police easilyAldeburgh Community Centre had the mostest and bestest freebies.  Organiser PCSO Terry Barrow told us the day had been doubly useful with not only the public but organisations finding out about each other ... depressing though to discover that even a place like Aldeburgh has a food bank and rough sleepers.

mo 17 no 14

Edwyn Collins at the Aldeburgh documentary film festivalIf you don't know who Edwyn Collins is you'll probably know this if only from the M&S ads.  In 2005 he suffered two near death cerebral haemorrhages but at the Aldeburgh documentary film festival yesterday for a showing of The Possibilities Are Endless about his recovery he entered employing a walking stick and an energetic hobble that was life affirming rather than disempowering.  At the sound check it was a joy to hear his basso chest voice as full as ever. ♫

sa 1 no 14

Aldeburgh trick or treatersWe anticipated that Aldeburgh last night would be awash with creatively attired trick or treaters but to catch the light perhaps we were too early and at first could only find DP's bar being Halloween decorated (their Halloween party is tonight).  A street light was doing it's best to look moody in the surprisingly busy town when we stumbled over two trick or treat parties who both said they'd only just started ... so we finished.

sa 11 oc 14

There's much bollo about children's nanny Vivian Maier but she was an impressive street photographer and surprisingly seemed able to do it in isolation.  Finding Vivian Maier 3pm tomorrow at Aldeburgh Cinema might show how she formed herself as a snapper.

tu 19 au 14

As best we could make out peering over people's heads (security had apologeticallyAldeburgh carnival parade moved us on from the ramp up to the Coop Daily) yesterday's Aldeburgh carnival parade had a samba/Brazilian theme.  We thought it pretty impressive but our visiting guest from the east of a large town wanted to know where all the black people were (there were a handful) and why it was all so quiet (no sound systems).  Afterwards there was a packed food village by the boating pond (though we were a little disappointed by our lamb samosa), donkey rides and a twinkling traditional whirligig.

sa 2 au 14

Daily Mail cd in AldeburghWhy does it not surprise us that Aldeburgh bowls club use a Daily Mail cd as a bird scarer?

fr 1 au 14

♫ Last night we booked tickets to see the Carolina Chocolate Drops at this month's Aldeburgh Proms, not much choice as it had almost sold out ... four shows including Ladysmith Black Mambezo and the Uke Orchestra are RETURNS ONLY already ...

we 30 jl 14

Some house sales in Framlingham, Earl Soham (including what was Thorolds the corner shop), Woodbridge, Saxmundham and Aldeburgh.

fr 4 jl 14American Independence Day

Very flatteringly Aldeburgh Music is following us on Twitter ... perhaps it was us being nice about Musicircus?

mo 23 jn 14

♫ In Aldeburgh yesterday we got see the Broadside Boys for the first time and though they weren't dressed Suffolk their anthem Suffolk Punch was suitably and rousingly patriotic.  They were part of the Aldeburgh Festival's Musicircus which is maybe a 100 bands of absolutely all flavours playing close by each other along the front and it is absolutely all flavours; school choirs, string quartets, ukes, a Hendrix wannabe, a folk quartet with the melody taken by children's tinkle bells, three vibraphones and a drummer playing latin-american ... absolutely everything and it was wonderful.

th 15 my 14

Stompin' Dave Allen at the Aldeburgh Pump House♫ At the Maverick concert in Aldeburgh last Friday solo Morgan O'Kane had become a four piece with spoons, a fluegelhorn and a suitcase kick drum (just l♥ve those suitcase drums) plus for support the bafflingly wonderful Stompin' Dave Allen.  One of Maverick's delights is being introduced to performers you probably wouldn't catch a bus to see and then are a revelation.  This Friday it's Madison Violet who nominally are a pretty girl duo but who knows? they may have transmogrified into a 22 piece marching band ...

sa 18 ja 14

Our latest house sales report shows sales almost totally stationary in Aldeburgh but perambulating in Saxmundham.

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