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Orford Ness pebble turned into giant artworks ~ BBC News 23 June 2014

Anya Gallaccio has taken close-up magnified photographs of the pebble, which have been enlarged and installed at Orford Ness and at Snape Maltings.

Photographs on the Suffolk coast open the 14-18 NOW festival ~ The Guardian 11 June 2014

Among the acres of rustling grass and rattling shingle at Orford Ness, in Suffolk, her giant photographs…

Second home effect could help swell Suffolk coffers ~ EADT 22 May 2014
second home-owners, as well as day-trippers, from London has helped to broaden….

Work to begin on protecting sea defences ~ Coastal Scene 22 May 2014
Suffolk Coastal District Council are carrying out work on Thorpeness Beach by covering the Phase 1 bags in shingle to help protect them.

100 years ago near Aldeburgh ~ EADT 1 May 2014
What began as a routine trip for supplies and pay from Aldeburgh, ended in tragedy when …

Aldeburgh’s long serving projectionist ~ EADT 25 April 2014
Neville Parry, believed to be Britain's oldest working projectionist….

Live Longer in Aldeburgh ~ EADT24 22 April 2014
A study has been published showing that Aldeburgh has the highest average age of any town in the UK.

WW2 Plane Scare ~ EADT24 17 April 2014
Aldeburgh beach sealed off after part of war plane brought ashore by fishermen

Bright, Breezy and Bracing ~ Mirror 12 March 2014
Mike Walters and his missus visit Aldeburgh

Floods at Hazlewood Marshes ~ EADT 11 March 2014

Although most of the defences breached in the Alde and Ore Estuary by December’s tidal surge were quickly rectified, extensive damage is still to be resolved at Hazelwood Marsh

Storms damage Hazlewood Marshes ~ EADT 2 January 2014

Storm surge damaged vital wetlands “irretrievably”

Six Mortar Shells found at Dunwich ~ Ipswich Star 1 January 2014

The shells were found on the beach between Dunwich and Walberswick.

Aldeburgh Christmas Day Dip ~ EADT 25 December 2013

Record numbers were reported for Aldeburgh’s Christmas swim.

Christmas comes to Aldeburgh ~ EADT 1 December 2013
Emma Freud switches on Aldeburgh Christmas lights and children sing

After the Storm ~ EADT 29 October 2013
There was no power in Aldeburgh for two days

Thorpeness emergency coast repairs ~ EADT 15 October 2013

The shingle coastline at Thorpeness suffered a battering by bad weather ...

Green men invade Aldeburgh beach ~ EADT 30 September 2013
“Endometry of the Green Epoch,” attracted a keen group to the South Lookout ...

Crowds flock to Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival ~ 30 September 2013

The cream of the culinary world headed to Suffolk ...  

Saltmarsh restoration to protect Alde and Ore ~ 17 August 2013 EADT

A complex structure of hazel faggots and posts will catch sediment to rebuild the saltmarsh, protecting against erosion and creating a stable environment.

Top Heatwave Beaches ~ 16 July 2013 The Independent

For sheer diversity, head to England's easternmost county ... Aldeburgh

Cambridge vs. Oxford Varsity Match at Aldeburgh Yacht Club ~ 9 July 2013 Yachts and Yachting
Cambridge ended Oxford's superiority of recent years by winning the 96th Varsity Match...

2013 Aldeburgh Festival in numbers ~ 28 June 2013

Record number of tickets sold, new bookers and a free dress rehearsal for the locals

You can’t get fresher than Aldeburgh ~ 4 July 2013 The Belfast Telegraph
Forget the Giants’ Causeway it’s the haunting marshlands and mudflats of East Anglia

Elizabeth Garret Anderson ~ 3 July 2013 EADT

The EADT called for a fresh and fitting memorial to Aldeburgh’s first female mayor and Britain’s first woman doctor, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

Aldeburgh: world’s most ambitious opera site ~ 26th June 2013 WQXR
It is one thing to just roll a piano outdoors, it’s another thing entirely to mount an entire opera in its actual setting.

Grimes on the Beach ~ New York Times 25 June 2013

The setting is called “the Borough,” but everybody knows the Borough is Aldeburgh, the Suffolk fishing village near where Britten grew up and the site of the festival that he established in 1948.

Peter Grimes on the Beach in Pictures ~ 18 June 2013 BBC
Aldeburgh Music staged his opera Peter Grimes on the beach at Aldeburgh. The dress rehearsal on Saturday, 15 June in front of an invited audience featured a dramatic sunset.

Grimes on the Beach ~ 12 June 2013 The Guardian
Freezing temperatures, mighty winds, shifting sands … can this attempt to stage Britten's great opera Peter Grimes on a Suffolk beach possibly succeed?

100th Anniversary of Thorpeness Meare ~ 11 June 2013 Ipswich Star
Coined “The Children’s Paradise”, the large boating lake caused quite a stir when it first opened on June 11, 1913

The very best of Britten ~ Sunday Express 2 June 2013

I'd plump for the sea and the tenor-like squawking of the gulls every time.

Bomb explodes near Aldeburgh ~ EDP24 2 June 2013

The 100lb shell was found by a boat pulling up marker buoys at around 1pm this afternoon, two-and-a-half miles from Aldeburgh.

Sun Says Britten’s Got Talent ~ The Sun 28 May 2013
If you’re planning a short break or a summer stay-cation, there’s never been a better time to head for Suffolk’s heritage coast.

Aldeburgh Lookout Tower ~ The Daily Telegraph 23 May 2013
A seafront lookout tower and a beachfront house not only provide inspiration and workspace for leading artists

Aldeburgh’s skateboarding goat and a roller skating dog ~ EADT 17 May 2013
Artists Gill Bedson and Jayne Stansfeld are exhibiting their latest work at Aldeburgh Gallery ... also features demonstrations of hand spinning wool and videos of new-born lambs.

The Aldeburgh Bookshop top rated again ~ Daily Telegraph
A wonderfully eclectic bookshop with books piled haphazardly on tables. It seems disorganised but that’s part of the charm...

Britten admired Ravi Shankar ~ Times of India 12 May 2013
A hand written note on the letter head of Mumbai's Taj Mahal hotel from the 1950s, has brought to light ....

Community to pursue growth blueprint ~ EADT24 3 May 2013

It was standing room only during a recent meeting at Aldeburgh Community Centre to discuss putting together a Town Plan.

Fund launched for historic fishing boats ~ EADT24 3 May 2013

Nicolas Hill has formed the Fishing Boat Conservation Fund to paint the fishing boats in Aldeburgh so they can be kept in good condition.

Aldeburgh Chip shop on list of top draws ~ Coastal Scene  23 April  2013

TUCKING into fish and chips on the Suffolk coast is a perfectly patriotic pursuit, ....

Beach-goers enjoy the mini-heatwave in Aldeburgh ~ Ipswich Star 24 April 2013
Crowds enjoyed the temperate conditions at coastal resorts in the region yesterday as temperatures hit 17 degrees.

Trail launched to celebrate life of Benjamin Britten ~ Ipswich Star 29 Mar 2013
The Britten Trail features a variety of locations that nurtured and inspired the musical maestro for most of his adult life.

Reade brickworks site set for 15 new homes ~ EADT24 21 Mar 2013

A scheme to re-develop a former brickworks site and build 15 new homes has been recommended for approval....

Peter Grimes on Aldeburgh beach ~ The Stage 11 Mar 2013
Britten’s first opera has never been staged in his own Aldeburgh Festival because it’s too big for the concert hall he created....

Monster Cod caught off Orford Ness ~ EDP24 7 Mar 2013

A 20lb+ cod was reported from a boat off Orford Ness whilst a sprinkling of codling to 3lb have been reported from the Ness and up to Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh Deli is The Times’ favourite ~ The Times 29 Nov 2012
With its Georgian shop front garlanded with golden spruce and reindeer, Lawson’s Deli takes pride of place in Aldeburgh’s high street.

Comic gets town into the Christmas spirit ~ EADT 26 Nov 2012
The actor and comedian helped crowds defy the inclement weather by performing the honour as part of a festive celebration in the town.

Benjamin Britten inspires new work ahead of centenary celebrations ~ The Guardian 23 Nov 2012
Music and arts festival set up by the composer will host operas and plays by Mark Ravenhill and Conor Mitchell among others

New archive centre at The Red House ~ EADT 23 Nov 2012
Exactly one year before the 100th anniversary of Benjamin Britten’s birth, a new archive centre built at his former home in Aldeburgh was officially “topped out” yesterday.

Local author launches her first children’s book ~ EADT 21 Nov 2012
Pat Ward recently launched Where am I Going? at the Aldeburgh Gallery. It is the first time she has tried her hand at fiction ...

Aldeburgh Pub wins Adnams Pub Awards ~ EADT 19 Nov 2012
Karl and Shirley Barber from the Railway won the award, presented during a ceremony at the Swan Hotel in Southwold, in recognition of the all-round quality of the pub’s offer.

The Voices of Orford Ness ~ The Guardian 8 July 2012
a haunting strip of marshland used by the army to test bombs and spy on the Soviets inspires a libretto.

Well at least it doesn’t look like a Sussex Barn! ~ EADT 29 June 2012
EADT report second chance to see the design for the proposed new Tesco, but anti-Tesco petition gains 100 signatures in first 24 hours.

Historic Thorpeness building for sale ~ EADT 23 June 2012
Ogilvie Hall in Thorpeness the former sports and social club is on sale

Aldeburgh landmark wins RIBA award ~ Coastal Scene 21 June 2012
Dune House has received a 2012 national award by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Aldeborough Market up in flames ~ BBC News 19 June 2012
A fire began in the kitchen has destroyed part of the cafe and delicatessen. The owners hope to re-open part of their business within a week.

Thorpeness Centenary ~ BBC News 27 May
Much visited by J M Barrie, author of Peter Pan

SNAP at Snape Maltings ~ FT 9 June 2012
Snap is part of the Aldeburgh Festival of Music now running for its second year.

New Tesco for Aldeburgh? ~ EADT 30 May 2012
Will a new Tesco wreck the unique character or Aldeburgh?

Southwold to Aldeburgh Through Time ~ EADT 28 May 2012
A review of an excellent  book covering the heritage coast before it was called that!

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The Pug and The Pussycat, 172 High Street, Aldeburgh.

Avocet one of our first stockists now renamed The Pug & Pussycat continues as a treasure trove of art and gifts. Managed by Martyn who has also rejuvenated the old Smith’s Bakery renamed Choppings Hill Bakery with a new cafe next door.