Welcome to the Aldeburgh Gallery
Aldeburgh Gallery is a venue for contemporary, applied and visual arts, at the heart of East Anglia’s Suffolk Heritage Coast.
Aldeburgh is world famous for its festivals of arts and music held throughout the year, predominantly the Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts held in June, made famous by the composer Benjamin Britten at nearby Snape and Aldeburgh. This festival attracts thousands of visitors to Aldeburgh every year.
Aldeburgh also hosts many other regular events and festivals each year, the Literary Festival in February, the Aldeburgh Carnival in August, the High Tide Festival in September for new plays and world premieres, the Food and Drink Festival also in September. The Flipside Festival with a Latin beat including all the arts and culture of Latin America in October at snape Maltings. The Poetry in Aldeburgh Festival in November and the Documentary Film Festival held in December at the Aldeburgh Cinema, which the Aldeburgh Gallery links with and contributes to.
Aldeburgh's dramatic and ever changing light and breath-taking scenery has been attracting many renowned and world famous artists for centuries.
Artist Maggie Hambling's scallop shell sculpture on Aldeburgh beach was made in memory of and in tribute to Benjamin Britten. Many people make the pilgrimage to visit this sculpture throughout the year.
There are many independent shops, boutiques and galleries in the town, and many high quality restaurants and cafes, and hotels that provide good hospitality and food and, of course, the stunning Suffolk coastline offers so much to be discovered and enjoyed.