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February 2015

Wednesday 4th - Saturday 2nd AprilThe 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

May 2015

Friday 1st - Tuesday 1st DecemberAntony 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.

July 2015

Wednesday 15th - Sunday 20th SeptemberSummer 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.

September 2015

Thursday 3rdABA Breakfast Meeting
Breakfast meeting for ABA members. The Lifeboat Shed.
Starts 7.45am to 9am.
£5. Email secretary Harry Wass for more details
Sunday 6th - Friday 11th Lobster Week at Regatta Restaurant
Back by popular demand is the Regatta Restaurant Lobster Week. Enjoy lobster inspired menu for lunch and dinner. Booking essential. Please call 01728 452 011.
Thursday 10thHigh 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 13thThe 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.

The Inaugural FUN RELAY TRIATHLON Entry Form

Sunday 20th - Friday 25th Moules, Frites & Belgian Beer Week, Regatta Restaurant
Come along and enjoy that classic dish Moules/Frites washed down with a delicious array of Belgian beers. Regatta Restaurant knows how to do the best Moules this side of Belgium!
Book on 01728 452 011.
Friday 25thRevolutionary Drawing Room Quartet, Leiston Abbey
The Revolutionary Drawing Room will perform at Leiston Abbey in The Lady Chapel on Friday 25th September 2015 at 7pm. Tickets are £20 and include fizz and canapés.

To book your tickets please visit the website:
or call Leiston Abbey on 01728 831 354.
Saturday 26th - Sunday 27th Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival, Snape & area
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.

October 2015

Sunday 25th - Wednesday 28th Suffolk International Cello Festival, Leiston Abbey
The second Suffolk International Cello Festival will be a series of concerts from Sunday 25th - Wednesday 28th October 2015 in the newly renovated Lady Chapel at Leiston Abbey near Theberton.
For more details please visit their website:
Sunday 25thFamily Evening with Joely Koos, Suffolk Cello Festival
An evening of entertainment for the family with a solo recital by Joely Koos. The concert takes place in The Lady Chapel at Leiston Abbey near Theberton.

Tickets are only £5 and can be purchased online or by telephone 01728 831354.
Monday 26thSuffolk Cello Festival: Music & Poetry evening at Leiston Abbey
A music and poetry evening concert with a fish and chip supper as part of our international cello festival.
Tuesday 27thSuffolk Cello Festival: Gala Concert, Leiston Abbey
As part of the second Suffolk Cello Festival there will be a Gala Concert with Alexander Baillie & Andrew Quartermain.

The evening begins at 6.30pm with canapes and fizz served in the Tudor Room followed by the concert with music by Bach and Rachmaninoff. Tickets are £15 and available through the website:
Wednesday 28thLatin Evening - Suffolk Cello Festival, Leiston Abbey
To close the Suffolk Cello Festival there will be a Latin inspired  evening with Zoe Martlew & Peter Foggitt who will perform in the barn.

There will be South American cocktails followed by the concert with music by Debussy, Cassado and Piazolla. Tickets are only £5 and available through the website or ring 01728 831 354.
Thursday 29thThe Wentworth Hotel, Wine Tasting Evening
Marques de Riscal - Spanish Wine Tasting, 29th October.
Join Jane Macaulay from Enotria Winecellars Ltd and special guest Ruth Sutton for an evening of fine wines, delicious food and lively conversation. Ruth is the UK ambassador for Marques de Riscal wines.
The evening will include:
A reception in the garden lounge with the first of the evening's wines to try.
A 3 course imaginative menu matched with wins.
An informal explanation of each wine together with interesting background information.
A 30% discount on bed and breakfast terms for anyone wishing to stay overnight.
This promises to be a wonderful evening and our wine tasting events are always extremely popular, so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment. Call 01728 452312 or visit the website

November 2015

Wednesday 4thABA 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.
Friday 13th - Sunday 15th Aldeburgh Documentary Festival 2015
The 21st Aldeburgh Documentary Festival takes place at Aldeburgh Cinema on the weekend of 13th to 15th November.

Details to be released soon. Keep an eye out on the Aldeburgh Cinema Website:

December 2015

Saturday 26thAldeburgh 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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