Because of COVID-19 we have been unable to put together a full programme because of the need to socially distance.
However we are delighted to announce our first talk for 20/21: Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk Tim Passmore will be addressing us virtually on Zoom on Friday 30th October from 6:30. His subject is “The Role of the PCC / Policing in Suffolk” and he will take questions. It is still not possible to have large gatherings in public places and we do hope the Zoom format works. We will keep you updated about how to register but please put the date in your diaries. We will also hold a “practice session” a week before the talk for people to try out Zoom and put questions to the committee as a dry run. Dtails of how to access will be here soon.
Last Year's Lecture series 2019/20 To download the programme click HERE.
ALL AT 6:30pm IN THE COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 11th October 2019 “From the BBC to the C OF E.” Rev. Mark Lowther – Rector Alde Sandlings Benefice. After training at Trinity College of Music, Mark was 30 years at the BBC finally becoming Senior Music Producer at Radio 3 (when The Controller of Radio 3 was called Roger!). Mark’s church involvement took him from village organist to ordained priest in a rural parish and via two prominent London churches to Rector of the Alde Benefice. He will reflect on the place of institutions such as the BBC and the C of E. in 21st Century British life at a time of huge pressures on both. Having spent almost 40 years living with constant change he remains optimistic!
Friday 6th December 2019 “Don’t do drop shots darling, people will think you are mean!” Christine Truman Janes MBE -Former Tennis Champion. Christine needs no introduction to Aldeburgh residents, but not many will know the story of her early success, winning the French Championship in 1959 as a teenager and becoming a finalist at both the Wimbledon and US Championships. Sixty years later Christine will tell us how a professional tennis player’s career today differs from her own and how we can encourage players of the future.
Friday 31 January 2020 “A night with Aldeburgh Museum” The Aldeburgh Museum Team. Thanks to the National Lottery Heritage fund and other sponsors the Moot Hall and the museum within have been completely refurbished with new exciting displays and digital content. The Museum team will be talking to us about some of the little-known artefacts and tales of our Town which have led to it being such an interesting place to live. The Museum reopens in October 2019.
Friday 13th March 2020 “How’s life in YOUR coastal town?” Representatives from St Ives Town Council.
Like Aldeburgh Town Council, St Ives, a coastal town in Cornwall, has elected councillors who serve in a voluntary capacity. St Ives is renowned, again like Aldeburgh, for being home to great painters, sculptors and ceramists- but it is also known for its ground-breaking approach to recycling and second homes. Lessons for Aldeburgh will be learnt when the councillors come to tell us the secret of their successes in these climate changing times.
PARTY- Friday 29th May 2020 6:00-8:00pm The Annual Aldeburgh Society Party will be held on 29th May. Location is a secret for now but will be divulged soon! Expect good wine and nibbles all for £14, details on the website in due course.