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Landscapes Exhibition

I am fascinated by light, dappled light through trees, light across water, light and space, restless, haunting.


Experiences are interwoven with memories and dreams . Work naturally evolves as I continually attempt to capture the effects of light in different ways but predominantly with line and colour.

Start: November 27, 2015
End: December 3, 2015

Alice in Wonderland: a Christmas Spectacular!

The Co-op Juniors Theatre Company celebrates the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s classic children’s story.

Alice in Wonderland

Tumble into a magical musical world with the Queen of Hearts, Mad Hatter and White Rabbit.

With a huge revolving stage and magical special effects, it’s a unique music and dance experience to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s book.

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Start: December 4, 2015
End: December 13, 2015

Atmospheres by Rupert Beswarick-Asser

This will be Rupert’s second exhibition at the Quay Gallery, showing new and recent paintings in oils and pastel-work primarily inspired by the landscapes of Suffolk and Cornwall—as well as a selection of limited edition of giclée prints.

Radiance After Storm web

Rupert’s paintings represent a creative journey. His oils are created slowly, using layers of translucent glazes and touches of opaque paint—built up, rubbed away and overlaid again to create rich complexities of depth and colour—whilst his pastels convey the immediacy of scenes sketched on the spot.

Partly meditative, partly impressionistic, Rupert aims to infuse all his work with a highly personal sense of light and mood and atmosphere.

You can view Rupert’s work online at

Start: December 4, 2015
End: December 10, 2015

December Farmers Market

Come and enjoy one of Suffolk’s finest food markets, a wonderful array of fresh produce and delicious artisan products all under one roof.

Inside Snape Maltings farmer's market

Start: December 5, 2015
End: December 5, 2015

Tim Hall, Watercolour & Oil Exhibition

Having been involved in the Arts for most of his life, Tim went self-employed with his painting in 1998 – since then he has had many exhibitions in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Holland.

Tim Hall web

The raw beauty that wider East Anglia offers is a constant source of inspiration and motivation for Tim’s paintings, which are a direct emotional response to that land, sea and skyscape.

Start: December 11, 2015
End: December 13, 2015

Father Christmas sails into Snape Maltings

Join us for this wonderful Suffolk tradition to see Father Christmas arrive by an historic Thames sailing barge on Sunday 13th December 2015 at approximately 2pm.

Santa Sails Into Snape

It really feels like Christmas when you hear the talented team of musicians performing to herald the arrival of Father Christmas. The music begins at 1pm and families savour the moment with hot chocolate, brownies and mince pies served by the team from the Granary Tea Shop through The Coffee Hut on the quay.

Upon arrival Father Christmas will be greeted by his team of elves and will go to his grotto in House and Garden to meet each of the children.

There is no charge for visiting Father Christmas and any donations made with be given to Macmillan.

Start: December 13, 2015
End: December 13, 2015

Jason Avery Exhibition

Jason Avery is a Suffolk based photographer working in various photographic mediums.


Jason is best known for his stunning landscapes which capture the beauty of his local Suffolk countryside in dynamic and compelling images.

His latest photographic subject is livestock. These too are captured in beautiful Suffolk locations and have the same attention and quality that all Jason’s other work has.

Jason’s infra-red photography first brought him to attention; his skillful use of this intriguing format marking him out as one to watch.

This level of precise technique along with Jason’s innate ability to pick out interesting and powerful composition and the ability to create evocative and charismatic images is found across all of the photographic mediums that Jason produces in: infra-red, colour and monochrome.

If you want more information on Jason and his work please contact him at or visit his website at

Start: December 14, 2015
End: December 17, 2015

Wildlife Photography Exhibition

Completely self-taught, Jamie has closely followed other notable photographers in order to gain inspiration on methodology, but Jamie is noted as being an innovative and unique photographer.


The inventive images that Jamie pursues have resulted in him winning the Urban Wildlife category of the British Wildlife Photography Awards in 2013, featuring urban deer on a housing estate in a London suburb. No other stills photographer had attempted to capture the unusual behaviour of these usually elusive animals before this, and taking this series of pictures resulted in a momentous effort of travelling to and from Leicester every other night over a three week period – all whilst he was still employed.

At the start of 2014, Jamie was approached to feature in a series of photos for a feature in a series of Come and See videos for Canon as a result of previous work and being a Canon user. They also commissioned him to take a series of photos for a future advertising campaign, released later this year (2014).

These days, Jamie concentrates much of his time on using the DSLR camera trap concept to capture normal behaviour in a variety of species – a technique which is usually used as a research tool to gather information. Jamie has already gained quick notoriety for his camera trap photography, winning the British Wildlife category in the BBC Wildlife Camera Trap competition in 2013 and again in 2014.

Start: December 18, 2015
End: December 24, 2015

John Wilson Orchestra: Christmas in Hollywood

John Wilson and his star-studded orchestra sprinkle some seasonal magic over the start of the holidays.

John Wilson Orchestra photo by Chris Christodoulou

Have yourself a merry little Christmas! John Wilson and his star-studded orchestra sprinkle some seasonal magic over the start of the holidays in a concert specially created for our Christmas Weekend. It includes best-loved Christmas songs such as Winter Wonderland, White Christmas, Let it snow, I saw Mummy kissing Santa Claus and music from ballet, theatre and the movies with numbers from The Nutcracker, Lieutenant Kijé, and Mary Poppins. This is an evening of unabashed nostalgia and some of the greatest ever Christmas standards wrapped in the orchestra’s sumptuous sound – a classic Christmas soundtrack given the full technicolor treatment.

Restaurant open.

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Start: December 18, 2015 7:30 pm
End: December 18, 2015 9:30 pm

Christmas Farmers’ Market

Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival launches a Christmas market at Snape Maltings Saturday 19th December, 9:30am to 1:30pm.


Continuing on from last years success, the Food & Drink Festival Christmas market brings together close to 50 food and drink stalls at Snape Maltings in December.

Taking place on 19th December, from 9:30am to 1:30pm, the free entry event assembles an exciting array of regional food and drink producers. Look out for Food & Drink Festival’s best in artisan food and drink products from real ales to macaroons. It’s a great place to fill the basket for your Christmas day lunch but also unusual, great quality food and drink gifts.

This is a great day out with the opportunity to meet these fabulous makers and sample their delicious products.

Start: December 19, 2015
End: December 19, 2015

Bach at Christmas

Joyously uplifting choral music for the Christmas season. With Aldeburgh Voices and The Suffolk Ensemble.

Bach’s wonderfully extrovert and colourful Magnificat remains one of his most popular and joyously uplifiting choral works. Now performed all year round, it was first sung during the Christmas Vespers service in Leipzig. It’s preceded by a cantata that was written for Christmas day, using music that later found its way into the grandeur and solemnity of his great B minor mass. The dizzying fugal fireworks of the double-choir motet ‘Singet dem Herrn’ opens this concert for Christmas with a suitably exuberant flourish. Aldeburgh Voices join forces with the National Youth Choir’s scheme for outstanding young professional singers and the orchestra first formed for the Britten centenary celebrations.

Restaurant open.

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Start: December 19, 2015 6:00 pm
End: December 19, 2015 7:30 pm

Sing Christmas

Come and help us raise the roof as we sing a mix of carols and classic Christmas songs, led by Aldeburgh Music’s choirs.

Santa Claus is coming to town! Come and help us raise the roof as we sing a mix of carols and classic Christmas songs. Led by Aldeburgh Music’s choirs, we celebrate some of the most popular and best-known Christmas music, from Once in Royal to Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, Sleigh Ride to Hark the Herald. With our soloists singing hits from Christmasses past, this is festive fare for children, parents and grandparents to enjoy and join in, a rousing conclusion to a family weekend at Snape Maltings.

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Start: December 20, 2015 3:00 pm
End: December 20, 2015 4:00 pm

Robert Erskine Exhibition

Robert Erskine is an English sculptor, designer and broadcaster. He is known for creating public monumental sculptures.


Completing post-graduate studies under Professor Reg Butler at the Slade School of Fine Art, London, Erskine continued to work from studios in London until 2014. He currently lives and works in Suffolk. He is a Fellow of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.

This exhibition features a new series of small ‘muses’ and drawings, as well as maquettes.

Erskine describes his passion for engineering, industry and nature as main influences informing his work. Rare amongst contemporaries, he describes the hands-on process as essential to developing ideas and as such fabricates and casts his own work.

Erskine has created one-off sculptures and landmark elements for commercial, public and regeneration schemes. His landmark sculptures have been awarded status of permanent public monuments by The Public Monuments Sculpture Association and The Courtauld Institute, for contributing to the heritage and culture of the nation. His work is held in public and private collections worldwide. He is a visiting lecturer in the UK and overseas.

Erskine’s design work in areas of product, industrial and architectural design include several patents, and he has worked with public, private and commercial clients.

Since the early 1990s Erskine has been a motoring broadcaster and journalist on the American weekly, live radio show ‘Autolab’. His hybrid background in sculpture, design and engineering, and passion for cars, brings particular focus to design, technology innovation and education. His reporting has championed design firsts and his relaxed style, together with mechanical and design experience have given a platform to many of the motoring industry’s key figures to discuss their work.


Start: December 27, 2015
End: January 3, 2016
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