Aldeburgh Carnival Film and Slide Presentation of the past 70 Years of Carnival

Aldeburgh Carnival Film and Slide Presentation of the past 70 Years of Carnival.


The Olympic Torch reaches Aldeburgh!

The Olympic Torch reached Aldeburgh yesterday and despite the rain there was a great turn out for the event.  It was great to see lots of the local school children also being given the chance to get involved with London 2012.

In the picture is Sarah Corbett from the Stagecoach School of Music and Dance in Ipswich who ran with the torch.

The team at The White Lion were also very proud to be given the opportunity to hold the Olympic Torch.

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Aldeburgh Cinema @ Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival 2012 Saturday 6th October 2012

Aldeburgh Cinema @ Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival 2012



Saturday 6 October 2012

3 to 7pm at Aldeburgh Cinema




A special treat for all senses with a mouth-watering menu of

–        tangy live music

–        tasty culinary treats

–        knowledgeable introductory talks

–        two gorgeous films taking us from the hearty delights of the Deep American South to the heights of global culinary fame



31 minutes, directed by Les Blank, US 1990, age certificate (U)

An exploration of the cooking and other enthusiasms of the Cajuns and Creoles in Louisiana. With Marc Savoy, Paul Prudhomme, and other great cooks and musicians.



113 minutes, directed by Gereon Wetzel, Spain/Germany 2011, age certificate (12A)

Three-star chef Ferran Adrià is widely considered the best, most innovative and craziest chef in the world. Each year his restaurant El Bulli closes for half a year – time for Adrià and his team to retire to his Barcelona cooking laboratory to create the new menu for the coming season. Anything goes – except copying oneself.




Aldeburgh Cinema

51 High Street



IP 15 5AU

Twitter @aldeburghcinema








Event itinerary



3.00 to 7.00pm

(evening show at 7.30pm)





Live Music and finger food / foyer and Gallery – 30mins

(Music: Cajun & Creole or Folk band from Cambridge)



Intro to Film 1 / cinema auditorium – max 10mins

Film 1: YUM YUM YUM – 31mins



Live Music and finger food / foyer and Gallery – 30mins



Intro to Film 2 / cinema auditorium






End of event at cinema – optional dinners at selected partner restaurants








Vintage Bus Timetable for Aldeburgh Independents’ Day

Have you heard about Aldeburgh Independents’ Day?  Well it is only the most amazing celebration of Aldeburgh’s Independent Shops EVER.  For more information visit the AldeburghSuffolk website.  There will be lots of special offers and even a vintage bus called Ermintrude! Here is the timetable,

The route goes from Fort Green to outside The Suffolk (152). 

09.30 from Fort Green
10.00 from Fort Green
10.30 from Fort Green
11.00 from Fort Green
11.30 from Fort Green
12.00 from Fort Green

1.30  from Fort Green
2.00 from Fort Green
2.30 from Fort Green
3.00 from Fort Green
3.30 from Fort Green
4.00 from Fort Green
4.30 from Fort Green – last run of the day arriving at The Suffolk just before 5pm.

The route takes about 20-25 minutes.

Here is a list of the stops,

Start point is Fort Green
Stop 1:  outside Regatta Restaurant
Stop 2:  outside the cinema
Stop 3:  Victoria Road, on the corner of Alde House Drive
Stop 4:  Saxmundham Road Co-op
Stop 5:  Fairfield Centre
Stop 6:  Franklin Road lay by – beside the BT phone box
Stop 7:  Saxmundham Road – Aldeburgh Brickworks
Stop 8:  Linden Road – at entrance to Silver Drive
Stop 9:  Bottom of Linden Road opposite Linden Close
Stop 10:Leiston Road – outside Aldeburgh Police Station Bus into Church Farm
Stop 11:Barleylands – adjacent to Parson’s Field
Stop 12:Cable Lane
Stop 13:Church Farm Road – by entrance to Church Farm Holiday Park
Stop 14:Outside White Lion
Stop 15:Outside Jubilee Hall
Stop 16:Outside The Suffolk (152)
then back to Fort Green

Everyone can get involved in this fabulous event – why not bring your children after school and catch the 3.30pm bus in.  There will be fun balloons, music and lots of sweets and ice creams to enjoy!!

For more information on this event please click here.

The return of Moules et Boules!


The White Lion in Aldeburgh is holding Moules et Boules, a charity boule competition, on 21 July 2012.  The event is back by popular demand and sees teams competing in a knock-out competition to win a spectacular trophy designed by Dennis Pegg (the creator of the famous Scallop shell designed by Maggi Hambling on Aldeburgh Beach).

The event starts at 12pm and spectators can enjoy a delicious BBQ and Moules of course to celebrate Bastille.  There will also be a beer tent and french themed entertainment.

Moules et Boules will be raising funds for EAAA, RNLI and Aldeburgh United Charities.

It promises to be a fantastic event so make sure you are there on 21 July 2012 outside the White Lion Hotel.

Calling all Aldeburgh Businesses – if you haven’t entered your team of 2 yet then you have until 30th June to do so!  Lets make it bigger and better than ever before!  Just email


A Painting Experience with Kirstie Blackbenz B.A

Today I meet the beautifully talented and spirited artist Kirsty Blackbenz. From the 3rd July 2012 she will be running artist in acrylic painting day courses for all ability levels every Tuesday and Thursday in the Tower Room of the Almshouses in Thorpeness. Courses start at 10am until 4pm and cost £150 for the day including lunch and drinks. Please contact Kirstie on 07971 816430 to book in advance, hurry as courses will be in high demand. ImageImage