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th 29 Jul

ArtDog's show Elemental at the Aldeburgh GalleryStarting today and until Wednesday next week ArtDog are showing at the Aldeburgh Gallery the four artists Iain Nutting, Tobias Ford, Dide and Meryem Siemmond as Elemental  A part of nature, not apart from nature.

fr 2 Jul
Aldeburgh benefits from a dog boutique called Wag and Bone, part of the A1214 in Ipswich (we think of it as Ipswich's North Circular) has plastic poles separating the cycle lane from the cars and EACH's Bubble Rush in Norwich tomorrow is sold out.
th 20 May
Westleton Common by Ben WardleStarting today with Ben Wardle the Aldeburgh Gallery has changing weekly shows from artists including Derek Chambers, Sophie Elinor Martin, Richard Ward and photographer Ian Ward.
fr 19 Feb

Emma.The first lockdown last year started on the very day we were planning to see Emma. at the Cinema ... hopefully Emma. will return and do you think Miranda Hart as Miss Bates will fall over?

tu 22 Dec

Oh poo!  The Aldeburgh Cinema has closed for the time being and we were looking forward to It's A Wonderful Life on a BIG screen.

sa 28 Nov

Oh joy!  The Aldeburgh Cinema re-opens the Wednesday after next and we're going to book The Nutcracker (ballet not porn) and possibly this new Christmas Carol.

su 1 Nov

Early evening trick or treaters out in Aldeburgh last night, grown ups with small children in costume.

th 22 Oct

The Aldeburgh Gallery has started it's winter season with works by Joanne Aylward and Debbie George.

th 1 Oct

Aldeburgh Cinema is having a third Wardrobe Sale this weekend.  Email michele@aldeburghcinema.co.uk for an appointment.

sa 19 Sep

My RembrandtWe're torn ... Wednesday's three o'clock matinée in Aldeburgh is feature doc My Rembrandt whilst in the evening at the Halesworth Cut it's Palme d'Or and multi Oscar winning satirical thriller Parasite.

th 10Sep
World Suicide Prevention Day

Clothes sale at Aldeburgh CinemaThe late Jenny Simpson was a great Aldeburgh Cinema supporter.  Her wardrobe was really good quality, lovely and elegant.  Much of the wardrobe including brand new shoes and clothes still with the labels on has been donated to the cinema and available to buy this weekend.

we 22 Jul

West Side Story at Aldeburgh CinemaExcellent!  Aldeburgh Cinema re-opens Saturday with West Side Story and social distancing.  Hopefully they'll be programming Emma again which we missed by one day because the lockdown started:(

we 15 Jul
St Swithin's Day

Craig Brown is a humourist who's had a Radio 4 series and directed the Aldeburgh Documentary Film Festival.  Tomorrow night the Halesworth Cut is hosting a Zoom Q&A with Craig about his latest book One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time. ♫

fr 12 Jun

Benjamin Britten on CameraTonight the virtual Aldeburgh Festival starts with Benjamin Britten on Camera on BBC4.  We once heard Britten described in what was then the Campsea Ashe Dog and Duck as That famous writer or something.

th 2 Apr

Suffolk ConstabularyYesterday afternoon a body was found in an Aldeburgh house and in the evening there was an armed robbery at the Fressingfield Mace Store.

we 18 Mar

Campsea Ashe Spring Fayre cancelledAldeburgh Cinema has closed for the duration so we won't get to see Emma this afternoon but the Woodbridge Riverside seems to be partially functioning.  The Red Rooster festival near Thetford has been postponed to September and Life Arts have postponed April's Woodbridge festival to next year.  All Snape Maltings music events cancelled until the end of April (we were lucky), the Phoenix Singers concert in Framlingham next month cancelled as is the Campsea Ashe Spring Fayre this Saturday and still only three virus cases in Suffolk.

fr 14 Feb
Valentine's Day

Volunteer at the Red HouseWe have visited (after an hiccup) Benjamin Britten's Red House just outside Aldeburgh and it's a beautiful location at the end of an unmade road.  The Red House is looking for volunteers and the garden alone would be an attraction.  Email: volunteering@brittenpears.org  Tel: 01728 451700

th 13 Feb

Are We Good AncestorsThe Are We Good Ancestors? show at the Aldeburgh Gallery opens today and runs until Wednesday the 19th.

su 29 Dec

Sherlock Holmes & The Warlock of WhitechapelOur first Eastern Angles show was Sherlock Holmes & The Mummy's Tomb.  It was written by Julian Harries so hardly plagiarism that Common Ground's Christmas show is Sherlock Holmes & The Warlock of WhitechapelThe show is at the Jubilee Hall Aldeburgh the latter part of this coming week.

su 3 Nov

Artist Perienne Christian In association with Poetry in Aldeburgh 8-10 November three women artists Perienne Christian, Alice-Andrea Ewing and Tessa Newcomb are showing at the Peter Pears Gallery as Purslane, Peas & Bladderwrack ... no we don't know what Purslane is either.

mo 21 Oct
Trafalgar Day - 21 October 1805

A Sidecar Named Despair - Roughcast TheatreCommon Ground Theatre's comedy A Sidecar Named Despair! ends it's local run Thursday in the Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall.  Take a ride up the comedy freeway with a tale of mobsters, missing gems and a mashed-up motorbike."

th 17 Oct

Paul Merton is at this year's Aldeburgh DocFestBlimey!  Next month's Aldeburgh Documentary Festival has some impressive guests: him off the telly Paul Merton, her off the wireless Martha Kearney and him off the page Anthony Horowitz (we did read somewhere Horowitz has a weekend cottage in Orford).

fr 9 Aug

Aldeburgh Cinema on the BeachThe Aldeburgh Cinema centenary celebrating screenings on the beach today and tomorrow have been moved to the cinema because of the predicted weather.  Free tickets on the door to the first come first served.

th 27 Jun

The Suffolk Singers in AldeburghSaturday the 29th Claire Weston and the Suffolk Singers present Summer Serenade in Aldeburgh Parish Church.  We last visited the church during the 2010 general election and slighty more recently enjoyed the Suffolk Singers in Debenham. ♫

we 3 Apr

The Mystery of the Raddlesham MumpsWhen we were at Essex Uni for an american football final Sunday we noticed that The Mystery of the Raddlesham Mumps was playing in the campus theatre.  It's at the Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall the Saturday after next.  A fearsome but funny gothic tale of dynasty, death, revenge and hope. Lovely moral. - Michael Rosen

tu12 Feb

The Aldeburgh Festival at the Snape MaltingsPublic booking for this year's Aldeburgh Festival starts next Tuesday, with Antonio Pappano, Tenebrae and a boat trip on the River Orwell already  SOLD OUT .

we 16 Jan

Ian Hislop at the Aldeburgh Documentary Festival2019 is the centenary year of Aldeburgh Cinema (Leiston pre-dates them by five years) and they will be marking it with their first Cinema on the Beach.  We've been told that Aldeburgh folk would dress up for the cinema and be greeted in the foyer by the manager wearing evening dress, a floral buttonhole and smoking a cigar ... these days celebrities don't feel the need for a tie:)

sa 15 Dec

bloody Christmas ... eh?Immediately post Christmas (27-30 December) A Crag Path Christmas in the Jubilee Hall Aldeburgh hosted by the Alde and Ore Estuary Trust.  The river Ore runs through near the coast but is little more than a ditch by Framlingham.

sa 25 Aug

West Side StoryAs part of Bernstein At 100 Aldeburgh Cinema is showing tonight West Side Story (the dancing is still a revelation) introduced on stage by Leonard Bernstein's biographer Humphrey Burton.

su 19 Aug

Aldeburgh Carnival tomorrow, when we saw it earlier this century with Lady KRJ who grew up in Hackney she asked Why's it so quiet and where are all the black people?

we 25 Jul

Police are concerned for 34 year old Robert Lye missing from Aldeburgh.

we 27 Jun

The 2001 Star ChildWe saw the re-release of 2001: A Space Odyssey in 2001 at the Aldeburgh Cinema, it was maybe our fourth viewing.  Leaving afterwards the couple in front, HER: I really enjoyed that.  HIM: I can't believe I missed the football for that.  For the epic's 50th anniversary the cinema is showing it Saturday and Wednesday in its original form with an intermission.

we 30 May

Miss Hailey Tuck will be appearing at the Aldeburgh Proms Snape this August.

tu 24 Apr

Suffolk ConstabularyPolice are asking for witnesses to a collision between an older woman cyclist and a white van in Aldeburgh High Street Saturday afternoon.

tu 13 Feb

Valentine's DayHere's a date for St Valentine's Day tomorrow, Akenfield (filmed in and around Charsfield) in the intimate Studio Screen at Aldeburgh Cinema.

tu 2 Jan

It's A Wonderful LifeChristmas Eve there were sufficient kids in the Aldeburgh Cinema for It's A Wonderful Life for us to think Some optimistic parents here.  When the film started it was Star Wars ... It's A Wonderful Life was being shown in the new to us 40 seater Studio screen upstairs.

we 27 Dec

Even more difficult these days to park in Aldeburgh with two hours parking no return within four spaces by the Moot Hall seven days a week ... it's not like they're hosting the bloody Olympics or something.

tu 19 Dec

bloody Christmas ... eh?It's A Wonderful LifeChristmas eve Aldeburgh Cinema has a matinee performance of It's A Wonderful Life. What a wonderful way to start Christmas, watching in a cinema Mr Henry F Potter (Bedford Falls' own Hopkins Homes) fail when Uncle Billie rallies the townspeople ... we've booked.

fr 17 Nov

A gherkin - pic by Renee CometWhen you order a gherkin (nicknamed a wally when we were kids) in the Aldeburgh chip shop (not The Galleon) what you get is a small polystyrene pot of gherkin slices ... alrightish ... easier to share.

mo 13 Nov

Kenneth Branagh as Hercules PoirotExcellent complimentary glass of prosecco with Murder on the Orient Express at the Aldeburgh Cinema Saturday night.  Lovely Olivia Colman gets virtually nothing to do but we liked Johnny Depp's facial scars.  If we owned a dinner jacket we would have worn it.

su 15 Oct

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Now that's picky, the premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi at Aldeburgh Cinema is 12:01am Thursday 14 December ... we wonder maybe they mean Friday 15?  You can book now (about halfway down the page and it's slow to load).

th 27 Jul

♫ The Aldeburgh Proms start Tuesday with jazz singer Clare Teal's tribute to the ladies of swing and the following day the Wednesday it's the magnificent Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

tu 13 Jun

If like us you enjoy films where nothing much happens try the one off showing 8pm tonight at the Aldeburgh Cinema of The Consequences of Love ... surprisingly it's a sort of mafia movie.

we 24 May

Hello Dimitri?What a brilliant idea!  Aldeburgh Cinema after the polls shut on 8 June election night have a one off showing of Dr Strange Love Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb.

th 18 May

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's NestTo mark Jack Nicholson's 80th birthday Sunday afternoon the Aldeburgh Cinema has just the one single showing of five Oscar six Bafta winning One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.

mo 23 Jan

A Midsummer Night's Dream opens the Aldeburgh Festival♫ This year is the fiftieth anniversary of the first Aldeburgh Festival at the Snape Maltings.  To mark the golden anniversary this year's festival will open with the Britten opera A Midsummer Night's Dream as did the first festival at the Maltings.

tu 17 Jan

Aldeburgh in 2014 and 2012.

tu 10 Jan

An Aldeburgh High Street convenience store (the smaller co-op?) burgled in the early hours of today.

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