The 75th Aldeburgh Carnival needs YOU!

Preparations for the 75th Aldeburgh Carnival from Saturday 19 August to  Monday 21st August are well underway and the organisers expect to provide more information at their AGM which is being held on Tuesday 7 March 2017 at 8pm in the Church Hall.

With extra and unusual things to mark a milestone carnival, it is already apparent that the organisers will be short of help over the carnival week-end and on carnival day itself.  They want this event to be a special celebration but need people to come forward and volunteer just two or three hours of their time (or more) to help make it happen.

The theme this year will be “Amazing  Aldeburgh!”  and your ideas and help to engage the whole town in the event will be especially welcome.



Down to the Sea in Ships

Aldeburgh & District Local History Society Lecture:  Down to the Sea in Ships

Speaker: Mike Macdowell
Date: Wednesday 19 October
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Aldeburgh Church Hall
New members welcome

Having done 30 years’ service in the Royal Navy, local resident Mike has obviously a special feeling for his subject tonight. He will talk of shipping from East Anglia during the Tudor period, culminating in the golden age of Aldeburgh. It will include merchant shipping and fishing; also the birth of the “Fleet Royale” (the Royal Navy today). Illustrations of ships and charts will accompany his talk. Mike has been helped in the preparation and research for this talk by another of ADLHS members Tom Miller-Jones.

An Evening Talk With Jonathon Porritt

Subject: The Nuclear Option: wrong technology, wrong time, wrong place

Location: Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall

Date: Tuesday 18 October 2016

Time: 7:00 pm (for 7.30pm start)10:30 pm

Tickets: £5.00 available on the night or from ANJALI, High St, Aldeburgh or call 01728 830965 for bookings

Jonathon Porritt -S. Daly June 2014- -2-Jonathon Porritt has been one of the most influential advocates on behalf of the environment throughout his long and distinguished career. His numerous appearances on television and radio, countless public lectures and many hard-hitting articles in newspapers and magazines throughout the world have made him one of Britain’s foremost ‘greens’.

A former Director of Friends of the Earth, co-chair of the Green Party and Chairman of the UK Sustainable Development Commission, Jonathan spent 9 years advising Government Ministers on environmental issues. He established Forum for the Future in 1996, now the UK’s leading sustainable development charity with a growing presence in the United States and Asia.

Come and enjoy a fascinating talk about exactly what our energy options are today, and let Jonathan address your questions and concerns during the Q & A at the end of the evening. Alongside Jonathon on the platform will be the co-founder of Greenpeace UK, Pete Wilkinson.

Organised by TASC