|Wednesday 4th - Saturday 2nd April||The Lighthouse Restaurant Pre Cinema Menu|
|The Lighthouse offers a fantastic 2 or 3 course pre cinema dinner menu from 6.30 – 7.15pm|
Two courses: £10
Three Courses: £15
|Friday 1st - Tuesday 1st December||Antony Gormley Sculptures in Aldeburgh!|
|The Landmark Trust is pleased to announce an exciting collaboration with sculptor Antony Gormley as the centrepiece of their 50th anniversary celebrations next year. |
LAND comprises five distinct life-size standing sculptures by Antony Gormley cast in iron and installed at five Landmark Trust sites personally selected by the artist and the Martello Tower at the Brudenell Hotel end of town has been selected. The sculpture will be installed by May 2015.
Antony Gormley's work shares many of the themes found in Landmark's work: an engagement with landscape and the habitats we create, and how at a human level we resonate with them.
The five life-size vertical body-forms will add a point of focus to each location, being thoughtful to their setting, encouraging visitors to contemplate the specific elemental conditions of each site, and in the case of the four coastal locations, the different qualities of the North Sea, the English Channel, the Kilbrannan Sound, and the Bristol Channel.
|Sunday 31st - Friday 5th June||Asparagus Week|
|Local asparagus week - 6 choices of this delicious vegetable|
|Friday 12th - Sunday 28th||The Aldeburgh Festival|
|For 17 days each June the world's leading musicians converge on the Suffolk coast for our flagship Aldeburgh Festival. Founded by Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears and Eric Crozier in 1948, and now with pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard as its Artistic Director, the Aldeburgh Festival is one of Europe's leading classical music festivals and much more. The programme includes orchestral and chamber music, opera, the contemporary art show SNAP, walks and talks and a vibrant fringe programme at The Pumphouse.|
|Sunday 14th||Buxlow Manor Open Garden, Knodishall|
|The garden – old-fashioned roses, specimen trees and 1470 statue of an East Anglian Angel – will be open again this year in aid of charity on Sunday, 14 June from 2pm to 5pm. Tea will be served in the house, so come whatever the weather. |
Entrance is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted, and will be divided equally between St Andrew's Church Aldringham, St Mary's Church Friston, and St Lawrence's Church, Knodishall.
|Wednesday 17th||Women's Tour of Britain comes to Aldeburgh|
|Women's Tour of Britain to start in Bury St Edmunds|
The 2015 Women's Tour of Britain will begin in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
The five-stage race, which will take place from 17-21 June, starts in Bury St Edmunds, where last year's Tour finished, with the first stage ending in Aldeburgh on 17th June.
The first stage of the Aviva Women's Tour starts in Bury St Edmunds and travels east through Ipswich until reaching the beautiful coastal town of Aldeburgh. Famous for its long pebbled beach, music and arts scene, Aldeburgh will play host to the Stage One Finish of the Aviva Women's Tour.
To find out more visit the webstie http://www.womenstour.co.uk/stages/stage1/finish.php
To find out more please visit the website http://www.womenstour.co.uk/home.php
|Wednesday 17th||Pre Women's Tour Supportive Bike Ride|
|This is an ABA organised event and is limited to 40 riders. ABA Members get first dibs on entry before it is opened up to everyone. |
We would like to get a good mix of both girls and boys so join up now!
The Pre Tour supportive will be 7 miles to b e ridden on the morning of the 17th June starting at 10.45am. The route is from the moot hall up the hill to the roundabout and along Leiston Road turning right to Thorpeness. The finish will be in Aldeburgh through the official Tour line. This should be a great feeling and atmosphere, great fun and raise a few pounds for charity. Entrance fee is £20 for which you get to ride through the finish line and wear a smart biking jersey!
Competitors must report by 10am on the day to get set up and collect your jersey. To fid out more email Rob Mabey at Regatta firstname.lastname@example.org
|Sunday 21st||Father's Day lunch|
|3 course set menu for Dad! £25 pp.|
|Friday 26th||Lobster and Scallop Gourmet Evening|
|6 course gourmet dinner with local lobster and Scottish scallops. Includes selected wines, pudding and coffee £65 per person|
|Wednesday 1st||ABA Breakfast Meeting|
|ABA Breakfast meeting for all members. Starts 7.45am finishes 9 am approx.|
All welcome - £5 for breakfast. To reserve your place email Harry Wass the secretary email@example.com
Venue: The Lifeboat Shed
|Saturday 4th||Music by the Sea|
|Organised by The White Lion Hotel, Aldeburgh and based on the promenade in front of the hotel before the beach. This year the theme is a trip through all the decades. A free event for all the family. BBQ available as well as a bar or bring your own picnic. Starts 5pm until 11pm approx. Parking is in King's Field as you enter the town before the library and church.|
|Wednesday 15th - Sunday 20th September||Summer Theatre Season|
|Every Summer from July to September Summer Theatre sets up shop in Southwold and Aldeburgh performing at the Jubilee Hall. Formerly the Jill Freud Theatre Company, there is always a wide repertoire of plays for all to enjoy. High standard of acting and well attended. |
|Thursday 16th - Sunday 19th||Latitude Festival|
|Latitude Festival takes place from Thursday 16th - Sunday 19th July 2015 at Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk. Live bands, comedy, poetry, theater, street performance, art, dance and so much more!|
Henham Park, is between the A12 and A145 north of Blythburgh in Suffolk. From the A12 and from the A145 follow the festival signs.
Visit the website for more info www.latitudefestival.co.uk
Opens 2pm Thursday 16th July 2014
Closes 5pm Monday 20th July 2014
Thursday -approx. 5pm
Friday - approx. 10am
Saturday - approx. 10am
Sunday - approx. 10am
|Saturday 1st - Monday 31st||Snape Proms August|
|Snape Proms - 30 great nights out in August|
Ranging from folk and jazz to world music, classical, folk, comedy and poetry, Aldeburgh Music's Snape Proms in August offer an array of fantastic nights out in one of the world's best-loved concert halls. 30 events over 31 days celebrate music in all its diversity, from events that get you dancing to meditative solo sets. Prices start from just £6.50 for Prom tickets on the floor and we hold back 20 Prom tickets to sell on the day of the performance. We also offer backstage tours 12pm each Wednesday in August – make a day of it and enjoy dinner in our Oyster Bar & Restaurant, with its breathtaking view of the Alde Estuary.
Programme details for the 2015 Snape Proms will be announced in April 2015. Priority booking from April 2015. General booking from May 2015. Click here to find out how to join us and access priority booking.
|Monday 17th||The Aldeburgh Carnival|
|The Aldeburgh Carnival Day takes place in the town on Monday 17th August. There will be a float procession from approx 3pm. There will be military bands, stalls, fairground, a silent auction and of course the crowning of the Carnival Queen. To enter a float please visit the website: http://www.aldeburghcarnival.com/index.php?pid=1|
The carnival weekend happens on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16th August but the actual floats and lantern procession followed by fireworks is on Monday 17th August.
|Friday 21st - Sunday 23rd||FolkEast Festival|
|Set in the grounds of Glemham Hall, once thought to be the ancient county seat of old Eastfolk where, for three days a year, all the good folk of the east, young and old, would come together to barter and trade, share stories and skills, sing, dance, drink, eat and be merry.|
‘BEST FOLK & WORLD MUSIC FESTIVALS OF 2014'
‘Fresh and fun folk-fest'
|Friday 21st||Thorpeness Regatta & Fireworks|
|The Meare opened in June 1913 and the first impromptu Regatta took place on the August Bank Holiday. The annual tradition continues each August and this year it falls on 21st August.|
During the day there is an all-day barbeque, live music, tennis tournaments, and regatta events take place from 10am. The lit boats will float on the Meare from 8.30pm followed by fireworks at dusk.
|Thursday 3rd||ABA Breakfast Meeting|
|Breakfast meeting for ABA members. Venue TBC|
Starts 7.45am to 9am.
£5. Email secretary Harry Wass for more details
|Thursday 10th||High Tide Festival, Aldeburgh|
|HighTide's mission remains to discover and champion emerging playwrights and produce new plays, remaining rooted in our local community in the East of England and aspiring to be the national new writing development organisation for the South East. Our exciting relocation to Aldeburgh helps HighTide to better execute its aims, will give the Festival the opportunity to grow and diversify, and we hope offer audiences both established and new a great experience. |
|Sunday 13th||The Inaugural Aldeburgh Relay Triathlon!|
|Save the date! |
Sunday 13th September 2015 is Aldeburgh's very first Relay Triathlon starting on Aldeburgh Sea Front.
The sea swim starts at approx 2.30pm nr Brudenell Hotel, Aldeburgh. It is a 750m tide assisted swim (wetsuit optional). The sea swim will be replaced with 750m beach run in the event of adverse sea conditions.
The cycle ride is 20km, on the road and suitable for hybrid, road or MTB bikes. (Road bikes are recommended).
The run is 5km off road on a coastal path. Cycle helmets are compulsory. No Helemet No Race!
On the day: Event registration & HQ will be at The Moot Hall, Aldeburgh, Suffolk.
Entry Fees: £50 per team of 3 people (one per discipline). Closing date is 13th August 2015 or when full.
Please send payment of £50 per team with the registration form to Rob Mabey c/o Regatta Restaurant, High Street, Aldeburgh, IP15 5AN.
ENTRY FORM FOR PRE WOMEN'S TOUR SPORTIVE
The Inaugural FUN RELAY TRIATHLON Entry Form
|Saturday 26th - Sunday 27th||Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival|
|This year's festival weekend will take place on the 26th & 27th September with fringe events running until 11th October. |
The Festival takes place in the beautiful setting of Snape Maltings. Next to the River Alde and close to the Suffolk coast, where reed-covered marshlands stretch into the distance towards Aldeburgh.
With over 90 food and drink producers from Suffolk, many from just a few miles away, all gathered to sell their produce including raw milk, organic vegetables, sourdough bread, award winning beer and spirits from sponsors Adnams, cyder from Aspall and delicious streetfood.
|Wednesday 4th||ABA Breakfast Meeting|
|Breakfast meeting for ABA members. Venue TBC|
Starts 7.45am to 9am.
£5. Email secretary Harry Wass for more details
|Friday 6th - Sunday 8th||The Aldeburgh Poetry Festival|
|The 27th Aldeburgh Poetry Festival will be held over the weekend of 6-8 November 2015.|
The full programme will be available in July 2015.
|Saturday 26th||Aldeburgh Boxing Day Swim 2015|
|Every Boxing Day a group of brave hearted swimmers take to the sea dressed in santa hats and various other fancy dress costumes to raise money for local charities. To find out more how you can join in this wonderful event please see the Facebook Page Aldeburgh Boxing Day Swim or contact Mark Fairweather at Fairweather Stephenson.|
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