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Aldeburgh Gears up for Exciting Season of Events

Written by Laura Wharton on

The charming seaside town of Aldeburgh on the Suffolk Coast is gearing up for incredible season of events. Choose from world class concert performances on the beach – celebrating the centenary of Benjamin Britten, to an exciting season of plays care of Jill Freud’s Summer Theatre at Jubilee Hall.

Aldeburgh and the surrounding area has a great choice of accommodation options, from character-filled cottages on the High Street, spacious family homes with gardens to contemporary apartments within the Snape Maltings Concert complex.  For more information on the wonderful range of holiday cottages in Aldeburgh click here.

For more information on Aldeburgh's exciting summer events, see below:-

Peter Grimes on the Beach: Britten 100 Celebrations  
Venue: Aldeburgh Beach 17th, 19th and 21st June 2013
The centenary of Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) will be marked by special events all over the world, but will be particularly celebrated in Aldeburgh where the composed worked and lived for most of his life. “Peter Grimes”, Britten’s powerful masterpiece, tells the story of a Fisherman who is an outsider in “the Borough” - a fictionalised version of Aldeburgh.  

This performance will prove to be an unforgettable experience that places the audience directly in the story’s setting – on the beach, taking in the atmosphere as dusk falls over the North Sea.  For more information on Peter Grimes and the Britten 100 Celebrations throughout Aldeburgh, call the Aldeburgh Music Box Office on tel: 01728 687110.

60s by The Sea - Free Concert in aid of Aldeburgh RNLI.  
Venue: Aldeburgh Beach, opposite The White Lion Hotel  6th July 2013.  
Come on a trip down memory lane and enjoy this free open air live concert on Aldeburgh seafront.  This event is a fundraiser in aid of the RNLI, and is brought to you by the organisers of Proms By The Sea 2012. For more information visit: https://twitter.com/SixtiesByTheSea.

Aldeburgh Summer Theatre 
Venue: Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh.
Jill Freud’s Theatre Company, is well known for staging original and quirky plays in Southwold and Aldeburgh with previous performances having included Agatha Christie’s Love from a Stranger, The Curse of Dracula and Thomas Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd. Performances take place in St Edmund’s Hall, Southwold and in Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh.

Dates for Aldeburgh shows are as follows:-  
An Inspector Calls - Thursday 25th July - Saturday 3rd August 2013
Dead Reckoning by Eric Chappell - Tuesday 6th – Saturday 10th August
Not Now Darling by Ray Cooney and John Chapman - Tuesday 20th - Saturday 24th August.

For more information and for ticket sales call the Aldeburgh Summer Theatre Box Office on tel: 01502 722572 or email: bookings@southwoldtheatre.org.  Box Office is open Monday – Friday, 11:00am – 4:00pm.

Aldeburgh Carnival & Regatta, 17-18 August 2013
The Aldeburgh Carnival & Regatta weekend will prove to be another fun-filled, family event and will include land and water based races, competitions, funfair rides,   and interesting stalls in the Carnival Village.  A full programme of entertainment will again be featured including Samba Dancers, a Military Band and the magical lanterns procession. As per tradition, this fantastic Aldeburgh weekend will be rounded off by a show-stopping firework display on the beach. 

Laura Wharton

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