Other things to do

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Snape Maltings is a unique collection of home and kitchenware shops, galleries, a book shop, Samphire clothing & accessories, Little Rascals childrens’ shop, food hall, tea shop, café and public house, which fill the Victorian Malthouses. Enjoy the monthly farmers markets, river trips and RSPB guided walks along the Alde Estuary. Open daily from 10am. Free car parking. Tel: 01728 688303, website

Aldeburgh Music Club, Enjoy singing? Come and join us on Tuesdays from 7.30pm at Aldeburgh Community Centre. No audition required.  Next concerts Saturday 22 March 7.30pm Bach Mass in B Minor, Saturday 17 May 7.30pm A Night at the Opera both at Snape Maltings Concert Hall. Tel: 01728 602217 website

The Gainsborough String Quartet can add something special to your wedding or party. Tel: 07768 986014, email

Thorpeness Emporium Antiques and Collectables over 30 dealers.  Yards from the sea and Meare. Cafe. Tel: 01728 454639 website

Good Neighbours Scheme. There are more than 20 volunteer-run schemes in Suffolk who assist people with errands, shopping, befriending and transport. In the Aldeburgh area call Agnes on 07773 031064 or Aldringham-cum-Thorpe 07521 047843. For more information about setting up a scheme: Tel: 01473 345300, email

Antique & Collectors Centre, Snape Maltings, 10am–5pm daily. 40 dealers offering an eclectic range for all pockets & interests. Tel: 01728 688038

Caramel, 140 High Street Aldeburgh. Collections chosen from designers who appreciate women and their individuality. Kello, Yacco Maricard & more. Tel: 01728 452141

Lady Florence River Cruise Restaurant. Cruises from Orford, morning brunch, a la carte lunch and dinner. Colour leaflet. Tel: 07831 698298, email, website

Long Shop Museum,  Leiston. Open 29 March to 1 November. Discover industrial Britain in rural Suffolk among the atmospheric Victorian factory buildings and magnificent machines built by Garretts of Leiston. Tel: 01728 832189 email  website

O&C Butcher Ladieswear, Menswear, Footwear. 129-131 High St. Aldeburgh. Wide range of quality town and country clothing available in store or online. Tel: 01728 452229, website

Slaughden Wines, 142 High Street, Aldeburgh. Fine wine retail outlet of Richard Kihl Ltd. Tel: 01728 454455, website

The Southwold Concert Series offers creative and bold programmes, combining the traditional with more progressive repetoire, and young artists feature prominently. Concerts are in St. Edmunds Church, a 15th-century building in Southwold. Tickets £12. Tel: 01502 726161, email

Aldeburgh Music will be helping to co-ordinate audience car sharing. If you would like to be put in touch with other audience members from your area please contact us. Tel: 01728 687100


Snape and Aldeburgh

‘Snape Maltings is one of those rare artistic places where the buildings, the people who visit and work there, the magical setting, come together and enable you to do something out of the ordinary.’ – Alfred Brendel


'A unique selling point about Aldeburgh is that it is a wonderful place to be, no matter if the weather is fair or foul. If the sun is shining, the wide sea vista gleams with a brilliance few places can rival. If the east coast does its worst, the scudding black clouds and biting winds conjure a Peter Grimes atmosphere that is what this town, forever associated with Benjamin Britten, is all about.'
– Richard Fairman, Financial Times, June 2008