Updated 03/07/2020: From Friday 3 July, some of our shops are open, with safety measures in place and slightly shorter opening hours. The Concert Hall Café will also be open from Saturday 4 July. Our concert venues and other shops, cafes and galleries remain closed (more info). Please consider supporting the charitable work of Britten Pears Arts with a donation

CANCELLED: Festival Walk: From the Red House to Snape Maltings

Wednesday 17 June from 9.30am

In the light of the ongoing Coronavirus situation, it is with enormous sadness that we have to cancel the 2020 Aldeburgh Festival.

In these difficult times, our critical focus remains maintaining our vital work supporting artists and communities, and we rely on ticket sales and philanthropy to deliver the majority of this wide-ranging activity. We are living in uncertain times, but we know that music and the arts has the power to make positive change in people’s lives. When we emerge from this lockdown period, this mission will be more important than ever.

If you can, we’d be enormously grateful if you would make a donation to our vital work, which makes a deeply positive impact on thousands of lives every year. Together, we can combat the lasting impact of this virus by bringing the joy of music into people’s lives once again.

All of us at Snape Maltings thank you for your generous support during this uncertain time and wish you and those closest to you strength for the days to come.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Snape again soon.

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This walk, which celebrates the merging of Snape Maltings and the Britten–Pears Foundation, begins at Maggi Hambling’s The Scallop on Aldeburgh beach. We then visit The Red House Library, before taking the Sailors’ Path to Snape Maltings. Walkers will stop for a buffet lunch at the water’s edge at Blackheath House, with its truly magnificent views of the estuary.

After tea at Snape Maltings, and an optional tour of the derelict buildings, shuttle buses will bring walkers back to Aldeburgh.

  • Walkers can set their own pace on the 6.5 mile route.
  • Groups depart Thorpe Rd Car Park at 9.30am, 10am and 10.30am. Please note car parking charges will apply.

With thanks to Patty and Michael Hopkins