Over the weekend of the 26th and 27th September Snape Maltings will be hosting The Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival’s Market Weekend. To maintain safe distancing, this is a ticketed event so please book your free tickets online via the website ( www.aldeburghfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk ) in advance. We encourage anyone visiting the shop for the weekend to also book in advance to avoid disappointment as the whole site will be limited by number to ensure a safe experience for all.

CANCELLED: Perle Noire: Meditations for Joséphine

Tuesday 23 June 8pm (ends approx. 9.15pm, no interval)

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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What began as a programme of Joséphine Baker’s cabaret songs in a recital at the Met Museum in New York has been transformed into an intimate tribute to the life and legacy of the world-renowned singer, dancer, French Resistance agent and civil rights activist.

This collaboration of re-composed songs, spoken word, movement and music offers ‘a singular theatrical experience brimming with grief, resilience, and fury’ (San Francisco Classical Voice).

‘a musician who delights in making her own rules’

The New Yorker on Julia Bullock

Music by Tyshawn Sorey
Words by Claudia Rankine
UK premiere

Julia Bullock soprano
International Contemporary Ensemble
Tyshawn Sorey percussion and piano
Zack Winokur director