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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.

th 18 Oct

A women in her 50s found dead in Aldeburgh on Monday and a 90 year old man with a head injury found at the property has since died.

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.

th 21 Jun
Summer Solstice - the longest day

Like we said before everything happens in June including Brandeston long weekend below.  Tomorrow Peppery initiates the third Ipswich Jazz Festival with Italian band ♫Rumba De Bodas♫.  Saturday in chronological order, Worlingworth Car Show, Playford Hall Open Day and in the evening and Aldeburgh Cinema Bill Nighie will do a Q&A after a showing of The Bookshop.

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.

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