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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.

su 19 Aug
2018

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
2018

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

we 27 Jun
2018

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
2018
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
2018

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

tu 24 Apr
2018

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
2018

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
2018

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
2017

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
2017

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
2017

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
2017

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
2017

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
2017

♫ 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
2017

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
2017

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
2017

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
2017

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
2017

Aldeburgh in 2014 and 2012.

tu 10 Jan
2017

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

th 1 Dec
2016

Photo by CF DowsingIn 1935 AG Potter Framlingham received an invoice for threshing, in 1910 the Aldeburgh golf clubhouse caught fire, we don't know where licenced grocer John Allen had his shop but our favourite is this little girl in her sturdy boots.

tu 15 Nov
2016

Aldeburgh Music is becoming Snape MaltingsWe recall Aldeburgh Music being a name change from something like Aldeburgh Foundation some years back?  Either way as Aldeburgh Music now owns all the Snape Maltings site Aldeburgh Music is changing its name to Snape Maltings.

fr 4 Nov
2016

Joanna Lumley - pic contributedThe three day Aldeburgh Documentary Festival starts tonight with foody Ants on a Shrimp and continues tomorrow morning to set middle aged men's hearts aflutter with a live Joanna Lumley Q&A.

mo 31 Oct
2016

Halloween WARNING  Police speed checks today in Aldeburgh, Yoxford, Ipswich and Saxtead.

we 12 Oct
2016

The Aldeburgh man arrested on suspicion of rape has been released from bail and officers are now confident no crime has been committed.

sa 8 Oct
2016

Suffolk ConstabularyDistressing to think there was a rape in Aldeburgh at the end of last month but there's some comfort that a 22 year old Aldeburgh man has been arrested on suspicion of rape.

tu 4 Oct
2016

House sales around near the coastHouse sales slow in Aldeburgh but active in Saxmundham.

fr 12 Aug
2016

This weekend it will be the 74th Aldeburgh Carnival weekend (we wen to the 72nd).  This year it's a circus theme.

fr 17 Jun
2016

Julian Harries in The Unhappy Medium - pic contributedWe last saw Common Ground Theatre in Aldeburgh where their four handed Justin and the Argonauts was well routined and getting plenty of laughs, especially from the appreciative Hertfordshire holiday maker next to us.  The company's current show The Unhappy Medium has been on the road since the beginning of the month.  The tour is winding down but it can be seen tonight in Laxfield and a Saturday matinee has been added to the three day run next month at the Sir John Mills Theatre Ipswich.

mo 16 May
2016

Le Vent du Nord♫ We got a bit excited about Québécoise band Le Vent du Nord being part of this year's Aldeburgh Proms because we actually made the effort a while back to see La Bottine Souriante at the Cambridge Folk Festival (they took forever to get set up and the dancer got on our nerves but worth the journey.)  Vent du Nord are more traditional (no brass section, no dancer) but look worth the effort.

we 9 Mar
2016

Three burglaries in Aldeburgh Monday.

tu 23 Feb
2016

General booking starts today for June's Aldeburgh Festival.

fr 19 Feb
2016

 JOBS  A housekeeper, receptionists and others wanted in Thorpeness and Aldeburgh.

th 11 Feb
2016

2015 Aviva Women's Tour sprint in AldeburghThe Aviva Women's Tour is returning to coastal Suffolk this summer for the third time.  In 2014 it was a start in Felixstowe, an eventful 2015 finish in Aldeburgh and as it seems to be toggling between stage starts and arrivals a stage one departure in Southwold this June.

 

Saturday there's a matinee showing at the Aldeburgh Cinema of Speed Sisters, an unlikely doc about a women's race car team in occupied Palestine.

mo 4 Jan
2016

(Lto R) Alice Mottram, Matt Jopling and Julian HarriesDespite the filthy weather (and our word wasn't it windy on the Aldeburgh front last night) a very decent house in the Jubilee Hall for Justin and the Argonauts.  The five handed cast tackle a multiplicity of characters (our favourites were the Scottish hand maidens) and musical numbers.  Common Ground's tour continues tomorrow at the New Wolsey Studio Ipswich.

On our way home two people in front of the Aldeburgh cinema were wringing a rug out ...

we 2 Dec
2015

bloody Christmas ... eh?Tomorrow 10am-6pm the Friday Street farm shop on the corner of the A12 and the A1094 for Aldeburgh is having a Christmas food tasting.

tu 3 Nov
2015

Aldeburgh community day tomorrow, we went last year.

mo 17 Aug
2015

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

th 16 Jul
2015

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 Jul
2015

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 Jun
2015

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 Jun
2015

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 Apr
2015

The 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 Apr
2015

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 Feb
2015

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.

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