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The Rich Arts Culture of The Suffolk Coast

Whilst our beautiful coastline is famed for it's food and drink and for being an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Suffolk Coast is fast becoming a hive of activity for music, literature and the arts...

Cultural Festivals Coming Up...

This weekend sees the culmination of a 10-day long festival of arts the High Tide Festival in Aldeburgh. Featuring a programme of music, face to events, exhibitions and plays, the festival has drawn famous names such as Meera Syal, Christopher Eccleston, Vanessa Redgrave and Sir Richard Eyre.The CutFrom the 10th to the 25th October, the annual Halesworth Arts Festival will be delivering an extensive programme of events from The Cut and St Mary's Church, both situated in the town. The festival will showcase a range of classical and world music; including 'Cellophany', eight cellos on one stage playing Beethoven, Schubert and Liszt and 'Shir' and exciting combination of energy and emotion through dance.There's art and cinema too, with showings of the National Theatre's Hamlet and the silent movie 'Picadilly', complete with live instrumentalists.If a coastal getaway, packed with literature and food is what you need this winter, the Ways With Words literature festival takes place in the seaside town of Southwold. With talks and workshops from a huge range of authors including Patrick Barkham, Melvyn Bragg, Michael Buerk and Terry Waite, the festival draws a crowd from far and wide and many of the events get booked up months in advance.

Plan your cultural trip to The Suffolk Coast...

High Tide FestivalPlaces to Stay:The Brudenell, The Parade, Aldeburgh 1P15 5BU - 01728 452071The White Lion, Market Cross Place, Aldeburgh IP155BJ - 01728 452720Aldeburgh Bay Holidays - 01728 451031Halesworth Arts FestivalPlaces to Stay:Belle Grove, Belle Grove Farm, Lower Common, Westhall, IP19 8QU - 01986 873124School Farm Cottages, Church Road, Cratfield, Halesworth IP19 0BU - 01986 798844Wissett Lodge Farm, Lodge Lane, Wissett, Halesworth IP19 0JQ - 01986 873173 / 07881 501858Ways with WordsPlaces to Stay:Solely Southwold - 01502 578383So Southwold - 01502 543133Home@21 B&B, 21 North Parade, Southwold IP18 6LT - 01502 722573Amber House, North Parade, Southwold IP18 6LT - 01502 723303The Swan Hotel, High Street, Southwold IP18 6DP - 01502 722186The Crown Hotel, High Street, Southwold IP18 6DP - 01502 722275

Things to see and do


Suffolk Museums

Suffolk Museums

There are more than 50 museums in Suffolk. Each one is unique, and they are all packed with fascinating stories and objects. 

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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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Free wifi


Snape Maltings

Snape Maltings

Snape

Snape Maltings is a place of energy and inspiration – a visitor destination of outstanding natural beauty and one of the world’s leading centres of music, founded by Suffolk-born composer Benjamin Britten. 

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Free wifi Dog friendly

WHERE TO EAT


Two Magpies Bakery

Two Magpies Bakery

Southwold

Situated Southwold’s High Street, The Two Magpies Bakery has become a firm favourite with locals and visitors alike.

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Dog friendly

where to stay


The House in the Clouds

The House in the Clouds

Thorpeness

The House in the Clouds, one of the country's most famous follies is set in 1 acre of private grounds, the House in the Clouds overlooks Thorpeness Golf Course, Thorpeness Meare and the sea on the very beautiful Suffolk Heritage Coast. Close to Aldeburgh, Snape Maltings and home of the festival, to Minsmere and other bird and nature reserves.

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