... a bit Suffolk
|su 30 Jul
♫ Booking for the Snape Maltings' autumn season opened yesterday. English Touring Opera are returning in October and include Rossini's Cinderella (La Cerenentola). We've seen it before (Glyndebourne On Tour in Norwich) but we'll be seeing it again.
|fr 21 Apr
English Touring Opera
♫ 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.
|th 14 Apr
Saturday an extra Snape Maltings Farmer's Market this month for Easter.
|tu 15 Mar
Around 1,100ltrs of heating oil was stolen from Aldeburgh Road Snape between 8am Wednesday and 9pm Friday last week. Any info please contact Suffolk Police quoting crime ref 37/14883/22, you can call 101.
|th 13 Jan
This year for the first time Aldeburgh Festival has a cycle sportive leaving from the Snape Maltings. General booking starts 29 January though the Pump House programme won't be available until April.
|fr 7 Jan
Between 8:00pm Tuesday 4 Jan and 7:05am Wednesday 5 Jan 1,500 litres of diesel were stolen from a tank in a field off Snape Road. Any info please contact Suffolk police quoting crime reference 37/810/22, you can call 101.
|tu 7 Dec
We first encountered Ray Gelato as part of the Chevalier Brothers on a vinyl recorded using valve equipment. Much later we saw him with a big band at the Snape Maltings. Sunday his quartet is playing the Ipswich Jazz Club. ♫
|th 4 Nov
Fran Crowe's show C Beyond show runs daily 12:00-04:00pm at the Dovecote Gallery Snape Maltings until Sunday. Fran campaigns on plastics in the sea but this show is about the effect Sizewell C would have on the area.
|su 10 Oct
An outbuilding in Priory Road Snape was broken into last weekend sometime between 7pm Saturday and 8am Sunday. A strimmer, chain saw and leaf blower were stolen. If you have any information please contact Suffolk Police quoting crime ref 37/55137/21, you can phone 101.
|th 5 Aug
|tu 30 Mar
Wisps of returning normality; the Maltings Farmers Market 9:30am-1:00pm this Saturday and EACH have a Bubble Rush scheduled for July in Norwich.
|tu 8 Dec
2pm this afternoon the Snape Maltings hosts a virtual tea dance.
|fr 20 Nov
The second Snape Farmer's Market this month is tomorrow and again outside. Opportunities include local gin and boutique wine, handmade preserves and baking.
|we 26 Aug
A 25 year old Stradbroke man has been charged with the multiple lawnmower burglary in Snape and it was four lawnmowers not seven.
|su 23 Aug
Seven, yes seven lawnmowers stolen in Snape.
|tu 31 Mar
Not surprisingly the Snape Maltings has cancelled the Aldeburgh Festival but is understandably holding off on a decision about the proms in August. No word we've seen about next month's Alde Valley Spring Festival in Great Glemham.
|we 18 Mar
Aldeburgh 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 13 Mar
After decades listening to the recorded trio from Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte heard it live at the Snape Maltings last night. It prompted a closing of the eyes and an impromptu sigh. Fell in l♥ve with mezzo Martha Jones for her singing, acting and very 1930s baggy trousers ... still a few seats for tonight.