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FlipSide: The Person of Place Literary Festival

Following a triumphant summer delivering the First Light Festival multi-arts programme, FlipSide returns for an immersive day of conversations, performance, screenings, music and more – all about - The purpose of place and the place of purpose... 

On 16th November, FlipSide will be delivering a series of spirited meetings in the remarkable landscape of Henham Park, close to an equally distinctive coast, one that knows the force of the climate on its cliffs and its shores. 

The day will explore the human relationship with place - with where we are, and how we affect it, and it affects us. Now, as everything we know about that encounter is changing, and we are questioning more than ever how we live on the earth, and to what ends, Flipside 2019 explores the many ways in which writers, artists, film-makers, musicians, poets and activists are responding to the challenges we face.

Programme 

Pioneering literary star and advocate Robert Macfarlane and Radiohead's artist in residence Stanley Donwood will discuss their collaboration on new book Ness, described as Gawain and The Green Knight for the Atomic age, with readings from acclaimed actor Stephen Dillane. 

In Home Truths, essayists Joanna Pocock and Jon Day will explore the worlds both local and distant conjured and conjoined in their acclaimed new books, respectively Surrender and Homing. From the vastness of Montana to the streets, parks and waterways of east London, they will tease out the myriad threads of being from which we weave a sense of enduring and viable identity.

In his new book The Great Flood, the award-winning investigative writer of Leadville Edward Platt, takes as his point of departure the record-breaking waters of 2013-14.  With engaged cultural and social historian Ken Worpole, who has written extensively on Eastern England and also on the 1953 disaster, they will discuss the challenge of the tides and the realities we will be increasingly facing. 

In Culture Declares Emergency with Dan Harvey discusses the growing Culture Declares Emergency movement about how artistic practice can both inform and inspire collective creative and transformational action.  

Author Julia Blackburn and artist Jayne Ivimey will soar with the birds - in print and paint in conversation about their book Bird by Bird, and Tom Bailey’s extraordinary award-winning performance Vigil will remind us how they are not free of threat.

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There will be an impressive programme of films during the festival.  The screening of Magda’s Boy will see the East of England premiere of a new film about the life and work of Norfolk-based poet George Szirtes. The award-garlanded writer and translator’s latest book, The Photographer at Sixteen, is a memoir about his mother, Magda, a Hungarian photographer whose short but remarkable life encompassed global conflict, concentration camps, escape with her family from the communist bloc in 1956 and exile into English suburbia. In Magda’s Boy, filmmaker Anthony Wilks traces the stories, poems and photographs behind the memoir. The 40-minute film will be introduced by Szirtes and Wilks.

Bill Jackson’s new film Man of Stones about Suffolk sculptor Laurence Edwards will also have its premier at FlipSide and throughout the day the festival will be screening films from Britain on Film on Tour, specially crafted film programmes of archive films including Welcome to Britain, Coast and Sea and Rural Life.

The film programme will conclude with Apotheosis  - John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s experimental film shot in 1969 from a hot air balloon, on a snowy day in Lavenham, Suffolk – film as landscape art….

Suffolk's own maestro musician Laura Cannell together with fellow musician/composer Polly Wright will dream the county into sonic being with conversation about their new work Sing as the Crow Flies and a live performance of songs from the album will close the festival.




Events

Final Fling - Long  Shop Museum

Final Fling - Long Shop Museum

Leiston | Sun 27th Oct 2019

The Long Shop Museum will once again mark the end of the season with a spectacular celebration of steam on Sunday 27th October. Final Fling is our annual steam and activity day with full size and miniature engines being demonstrated in all their working glory.

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Back To Bacharach at Spa Pavilion Theatre

Back To Bacharach at Spa Pavilion Theatre

Felixstowe | Sat 18th Jan 2020

Critically acclaimed 'Back to Bacharach' with their West End cast and the amazing musicianship of the Magic Moments Orchestra are proud to present The Very Best of Burt Bacharach celebrating “The Hitmaker” behind one of the greatest American songbooks of the 20th Century.

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Britten Weekend: Britten & Russia

Britten Weekend: Britten & Russia

Snape | Fri 18th - Sun 20th Oct 2019

Snape Maltings Britten Weekend recreates that 1960 concert and celebrates Britten, the cello, Russia and his Russian friends in the company of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and others.

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Cantilena Cellos Go Pop

Cantilena Cellos Go Pop

Saxmundham | Sun 13th Oct 2019

A light-hearted music event "from Bark to Beatles".

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Baluji Shrivastav at The Cut, Halesworth

Baluji Shrivastav at The Cut, Halesworth

Halesworth | Fri 15th Nov 2019

Be transported to India and experience its six seasons through the mesmerising music of Baluji Shrivastav OBE at The Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk.

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The Affair at The Cut, Halesworth

The Affair at The Cut, Halesworth

Halesworth | Sat 30th Nov 2019

Don't miss this fantastic production from Gibbons & Gaulier Theatre Company at The Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk.

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Richard Alston Dance Company: Final Edition at Snape Maltings

Richard Alston Dance Company: Final Edition at Snape Maltings

Snape |

Join us to celebrate Richard Alston Dance Company's fifth visit to Snape Maltings as part of the company's final tour - a significant moment for dance in the UK.

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English Touring Opera: Mozart's The Seraglio at Snape Maltings

English Touring Opera: Mozart's The Seraglio at Snape Maltings

Snape | Fri 25th Oct 2019

Join us on the 25th October for the English Touring Opera: Mozart's The Seraglio at Snape Maltings.

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English Touring Opera: Kurt Weill's The Silver Lake - A Winter's Tale at Snape Maltings

English Touring Opera: Kurt Weill's The Silver Lake - A Winter's Tale at Snape Maltings

Snape | Sat 26th Oct 2019

Join us on the 26th October to watch a thief, a policeman and a girl try to survive a “winter’s tale” that could not be more appropriate to modern Britain.

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Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival - Fringe Events

Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival - Fringe Events

Snape | Sat 28th Sep - Sun 13th Oct 2019

The Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival returns on 28th & 29th September 2019 celebrating Suffolk's thriving food & drink scene, with fringe events taking place between 28th September and 13th October 2019.

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Film: Life on the Deben

Film: Life on the Deben

Leiston | Tue 12th Nov 2019

Join us at Leiston United Church on The Suffolk Coast for a screening of this fascinating landmark documentary film about life on the River Deben.

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Masters of Swing at The Seagull Theatre Lowestoft

Masters of Swing at The Seagull Theatre Lowestoft

Lowestoft | Fri 25th Oct 2019

Join us on Friday 25th October at The Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft for the glamour and panache of the Big Band era. The In Full Swing company are bringing their brand-new show ‘Masters of Swing’.

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SHAKE Art Exhibition at The Cut - Halesworth

SHAKE Art Exhibition at The Cut - Halesworth

Halesworth | Sat 12th - Sun 27th Oct 2019

Join us at The Cut in Halesworth this October for the SHAKE Art exhibition. It is a group-selling show of art inspired by Shakespeare; his characters and themes, his handwriting and productions of his plays.

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Masters of Swing – Christmas Crooners

Masters of Swing – Christmas Crooners

Bungay | Thu 12th Dec 2019

Join us on Thursday 12th December as the glamour and panache of the Big Band era comes to Bungay's The Fisher Theatre this Christmas. The ‘In Full Swing’ company returns to the town with their brand-new festive show ‘Masters of Swing – Christmas Crooners'.

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