... a bit Suffolk
|th 9 Nov|
We like Aldeburgh Cinema's idea of Screwball Sundays with matinee showings of Hollywood comedies from between the wars. This Sunday Barbara Stanwyck being a cinematic Dorothy Parker in The Lady Eve How would you like that hanging on your Christmas tree?
|sa 18 Nov|
On what would have been Benjamin Britten's 110th birthday this Wednesday his Aldeburgh home the Red House will be open with guided tours. A free day out including cake but you do need to book. When we visited we particularly enjoyed the garden.
|fr 17 Nov|
Aldeburgh Documentary Festival weekend starts this evening and tomorrow afternoon Martin Parr Q&Aing.
|we 6 Sep|
After 126 years the Framlingham Barclays bank closed the Friday before last. The cash dispenser and signs have gone, they'll need a carpenter to close the lobby doors which have no keyhole on the outside. 30 years ago Felixstowe was the nearest LINK cash dispenser to near the coast and Aldeburgh complained it had no ATM for visitors wanting to spend money ... what goes round comes round.
|tu 20 Jun|
Around 00:40 in this BBC vid kitten biscuits meat flavoured, not fish flavoured are recommended for hedgehogs. Here in Stately Terrace Framlingham the piggies happily tuck into herring and tuna with vegetables GoCat ... perhaps they're an Aldeburgh fishing community displaced by the high property prices.
|fr 21 Apr|
♫ Last night in the Snape Maltings we fell in l♥ve with mezzo Margo Arsane playing Pompey's son Sesto ... she's petite ... and French. We did our best to keep up with the plot but occasionally just let it wash over us. Perhaps we missed it but at the curtain call the Aldeburgh Voices who sang from the audience weren't acknowledged. A much larger cast for tomorrow night a Rossini comedy.
|tu 7 Mar|
In prehistoric times when the Campsea Ashe pub was still The Talbot it briefly had a boule pitch at the side and there were attempts in Aldeburgh to get a team going. Brandeston has a petanque team for this year's summer league and needs more players. Email Joanna Moorman for more info.
|sa 28 Jan|
The Lighthouse Restaurant Aldeburgh re-opens for the season Wednesday.
|tu 17 Jan|
♫ In a faint echo of Musicircus that we enjoyably stumbled across on the Aldeburgh front some years back this year's festival has a Britten Song Trail. Five venues including halls Jubilee and Moot and the Fishers Gin Tasting Room.
|fr 14 Oct|
♫ We l♥ve the four dancers making increasingly sluttier attempts to get the prince's interest in our 54th reason to be cheerful. When we saw it 'live' at Aldeburgh cinema the man sitting next to us cried out Bravo!
|tu 11 Oct|
♫ Aldeburgh Cinema has moved live opera from the NY Metropolitan to the Royal Opera House starting we thought with Madam Butterfly but it now seems to be Aida 6:45pm Wednesday 12 October ... that's tomorrow.
|mo 1 Aug|
|sa 30 Jul|
♫ Sounds delightful, Tuesday the St Elizabeth Hospice will be serving afternoon tea in the rose garden of the Red House Aldeburgh with croquet, garden tours and light summer music. We strongly suspect you will need to book.
|sa 16 Jul|
|tu 12 Jul|
A woman driving out of the Tesco Express car park Aldeburgh last Friday 8 July around 12:15-12:40pm saw a man performing an indecent act in his car. He is described as mixed race, mid 30s with short black hair and a trimmed black beard and wearing a light-coloured t-shirt. His car was a dark blue saloon. If you can help, please contact Suffolk Police quoting crime reference 37/43037/22, you can call 101.
|su 12 Jun|
This year the Aldeburgh Festival has some innovative programming, a cycle sportive on the nineteenth and 2-3 July watch big screen Wimbledon on the Red House lawn ... although their website doesn't seem to know about it last time we looked.
|tu 31 May|
Just after midnight this morning a man living next door to the White Hart Aldeburgh was watching tv when three men wearing balaclavas burst in and assaulted him. Nothing was stolen but the victim needed hospital treatment. Any info contact police quoting ref 37/33341/22, you can call 101.
|fr 29 Apr|
Booking started the week before last for the Aldeburgh Festival's fringe at The Pumphouse. Intriguing to us is Dr Lucie's Silent Disco and Lounge headphones provided.