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fr 12 Jun
2020

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
2020

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
2020

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
2020
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
2020

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

su 29 Dec
2019

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
2019

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
2019
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
2019

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
2019

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
2019

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
2019

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
2019

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
2019

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
2018

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
2018

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.

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