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th 9 May

Suffolk ConstabularyFarnham Road (the A1094 to Aldeburgh) near Snape early Tuesday morning a Toyota Hiace and a motorcycle were in collision.  The motorcyclist, a man in his 50s, has serious injuries and was airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital.  Any witnesses or dashcam please contact police quoting ref: 37/25297/24, you can call 101.

su 30 Jul

Esme Bronwen-Smith as Cinderella♫ 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

Margo Arsane NOT playing SestoLast 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

Suffolk ConstabularyAround 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

Aldeburgh Festival 2022This 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

Suffolk ConstabularyBetween 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

Ray GelatoWe 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 C Beyond show in SnapeFran 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

Suffolk ConstabularyAn 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

Watercolour by Michael BullenStarting today at the Quay Gallery Snape Maltings a seven day exhibition of watercolours by Michael Bullen.  Michael has a studio in Halesworth where his work can be viewed by arrangement.

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

Snape Farmers' MarketThe 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
world backup day

The Aldeburgh Festival at the Snape MaltingsNot 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

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 13 Mar
Friday the 13th

English Touring Opera's Cosi fan TutteAfter 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.

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