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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.

October 2015

Friday 2nd - Thursday 8th Everest - Aldeburgh Cinema
EVEREST (2 to 8 October): mountaineering thriller starring Keira Knigthtley and Jake Gyllenhaal

01728 452996
51 High Street
Aldeburgh, Suffolk
IP15 5AU
Thursday 15th - Thursday 22nd Aldeburgh Cinema - Suffragette film
SUFFRAGETTE starring Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep and Helena Bonham Carter screens from Monday 12 October 2015 (booking now), meaning that Suffolk audiences get to see the London Film Festival Opening Film on the very date of its release into UK cinemas. This is of substantial importance in the town of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, the first Englishwoman to qualify as a physician and surgeon in Britain, the co-founder of the first hospital staffed by women, the first dean of a British medical school, the first female doctor of medicine in France, the first woman in Britain to be elected to a school board and, as Mayor of Aldeburgh, the first female mayor and magistrate in Britain.
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.
Monday 26th - Wednesday 4th NovemberJames Bond Movie Spectre - Aldeburgh Cinema
SPECTRE shows commence on Monday 26 October at 8.00pm (booking now). It obviously is a given to present the brand new Bond movie from the exact day and time of its World Premiere and British cinema release! Starring Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes, Monica Bellucci and Lea Seydoux SPECTRE is expected to smash to smithereens the already astonishing box office records set by its predecessor SKYFALL (which we bring back to the big screen for one show only on Sunday 25 October at 3.00pm for the Nice Price of £5.50 for all). Expect lots of Bond themed surprises and treats
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 from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 November 2015. We guarantee a beautiful treat of a weekend full of entertainment, inspiration, film screenings, filmmaker masterclasses, discussion, debates, plus great Suffolk hospitality, food and drink!

Festival themes, issues and guests cover the full range from the astonishingly positive and uplifting power of music, the plight of women in the 21st century, sassy lady car racers in Palestine, oil and profit fuelled modern colonialism, the historical context of personal responsibility, guilt and denial, all the way to, yes, the enduring allure of all things sheep and farming, presented among others by Dick Fontaine, the National Film School‘s Head of Documentary and BBC star journalist Robert Peston. Further details coming your way very soon!

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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