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Don't Miss DocFest!

This weekend is the 22nd Aldeburgh Documentary Festival, and whilst many events are sold out, it's not too late for you to pop along to this unique festival on The Suffolk Coast.

Not booked a ticket yet? Fret not, these unmissable events still have a few spaces left, but be quick, they're likely to be snapped up soon!

Main Theatre

Saturday 5th November 

Roberts Bly: A Thousand Years of Joy - 3pm

A wonderful film about the life and work of the bestselling author of ‘Iron John: A Book About Men’, revealing Bly’s journey from Minnesota farm boy to global troubadour and one of the world’s most influential poets, social activists and cultural troublemakers

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Life, Animated - 7pm

Academy award-winning director Roger Ross William’s life-affirming documentary follows 22-year old Owen Suskind as he takes his first steps towards independence

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Studio

Saturday 5th November

PRIMARY - 11.30am

PRIMARY documents the 1960 Wisconsin primary for the Democratic presidential nomination, a close-fought battle between John F. Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey

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The War Room - 2pm

A behind-the-scenes rendering of Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign.

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Geordie Jazz Man - 8.45pm

Well known internationally as the ‘Geordie Jazz Man’, Keith Crombie was a mystery to many of his Jazz Cafe patrons in Newcastle upon Tyne’s Pink Lane and refused to bow to the changing musical tides or even the ageing process.

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Sunday 6th November

Thule Tuvla - 11pm

Two opposing locales illustrate the consequences of climate change in this poetic and distinctly human film. One is Thule, Greenland, one of the northernmost towns in the world, and the site of record levels of ice-melts; the other is Tuvalu, a Polynesian island lying midway between Hawaii and Australia, and one of the first communities to face the threat of being submerged by the rising seas. 

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TEN BILLION - 2pm

TEN BILLION is a film written and presented by one of the world’s foremost scientists, Professor Stephen Emmott. It is based on a one man show which Stephen took to the stage of the Royal Court Theatre. It caused a sensation. TEN BILLION is a wake-up call to an unprecedented planetary emergency.

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Lord Cranbrook Presents: Searching for Ali Wallace - 4.15pm

Lord Cranbrook presents SEARCHING FOR ALI WALLACE tells the story of Ali Wallace, Indonesian field assistant of eminent 19th century British scientist Alfred Russel Wallace.

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Aldeburgh Documentary Festival takes place from 4th - 6th November 2016 at Aldeburgh Cinema, 51 High Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk IP155AU

Things to see and do


Aldeburgh - Visitor Information

Aldeburgh - Visitor Information

Tourist Information is available at Aldeburgh Cinema.

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Aldeburgh Beach Lookout and Art House

Aldeburgh Beach Lookout and Art House

Aldeburgh

Isolated yet at the heart of cultural innovation, it is a magical and stimulating setting for artists to respond each in their own fascinating way.

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Aldeburgh Cinema

Aldeburgh Cinema

Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh Cinema: the very best of world cinema at the heart of the local community since 1919. Providing a programme of film screenings, live shows and special event;  independent, inspirational, meaningful, fun.

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events


Aldeburgh Documentary Festival

Aldeburgh Documentary Festival

Aldeburgh | Fri 04th - Sun 06th Nov 2016

The 22nd Aldeburgh Documentary Festival is a distinctive combination of world-class documentaries, illuminating discussions and debate which has seen audiences increase threefold over the past four years, making this weekend one of the most successful public-facing celebrations of the art and craft of documentary film making in Britain today.


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WHERE TO EAT


The White Lion Bar & Brasserie Bleue

The White Lion Bar & Brasserie Bleue

Aldeburgh

Inspired by a modern desire to return to simple, 'back to basics' food and impeccable service, offering freshly prepared dishes in contemporary surroundings. 

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where to stay


The Brudenell

The Brudenell

Aldeburgh

The Brudenell epitomises the perfect seaside hotel; beach chic, friendly and informal service, award-winning food and the tranquil beachfront setting all blend effortlessly with indulgence and relaxation.

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Free wifi Dog friendly


Sykes Cottages

Sykes Cottages

With its sleepy waterways, wide sandy beaches, quiet coastal towns and lively cathedral cities, thousands of holidaymakers have discovered the ancient Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Suffolk through Sykes Cottages. 

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Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible


All Seasons Cottage Breaks

All Seasons Cottage Breaks

Saxmundham

3 charming 4* Self Catering Holiday Cottages in the historic market town of Saxmundham, close to the Suffolk Heritage Coast and within easy reach of all popular places of interest.

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Free wifi Dog friendly


Suffolk Coastal Cottages

Suffolk Coastal Cottages

Southwold

Self-catering cottages with a personal touch, owned and managed by Trish Gower, offering delightful self-catering cottages in attractive unspoilt villages at or close to The Suffolk Coast. 

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Free wifi Dog friendly


Holidaycottages.co.uk

Holidaycottages.co.uk

A leading holiday cottage lettings company with over a selection of handpicked cottages in Suffolk.

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Free wifi Dog friendly


Suffolk Cottage Holidays

Suffolk Cottage Holidays

Woodbridge

Suffolk Cottage Holidays aims to bring you the best choice of quality cottages and homes across the finest locations of East Anglia.

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Dog friendly


The White Lion

The White Lion

Aldeburgh

Hygge is the latest buzzword for cosiness – it’s what the Danes do in great style when winter drives them indoors. You’ll find ‘hygge’ in spades at the White Lion Hotel on the beachfront in Aldeburgh, a great spot if you’re in need of peace and relaxation in stylish and cosseting surroundings, where the bedrooms are inviting and welcoming retreats, some with sea views as far as the eye can see. 

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