Aldeburgh Charity Swim
General Manager Peter Osborne and Pille Partel from the White Lion bar and brasserie braved the North Sea for the 24th annual Aldeburgh charity swim.
Raising money for charity, Peter and Pille took to the freezing waters along with over 50 others on Boxing Day raising over £2000.
“It was very refreshing!” Comments Peter. “It’s a great charity event for the town and everyone was in high spirits despite the cold weather and icy water.”
NICE TO SEE YOU – TO SEE YOU NICE!
By Peter Date 17.08.2012
Things to see in Aldeburgh
A joint exhibition of sea-inspired Paintings, Sculpture and Photography By Derek Nice & Adam Nice
Aldeburgh Cinema Gallery
14th - 20th September 2012
10am - 5pm
Adam Nice the White Lion Hotel’s designer – responsible for all things ‘White’ – and works very closely with Peter Osborne, the General Manager on the creative direction and promotional material for the hotel each season.
He has teamed up with his father, Derek Nice, an internationally revered maritime artist (and former director and art director of many feature films, television and radio programmes) to put on a joint exhibition of their work at The Cinema Gallery in Aldeburgh.
Derek has always loved the sea – and this is evident in his varied works (and it seems to have rubbed off on his son, Adam, who cannot stop taking pictures of the magnificent sunrises and sunsets on Aldeburgh beach).
Derek oftens works on private commissions for a wide range of international clients – who often ask him to creative a unique mural, sculpture or painting for their homes.
Please click here
for further details, updates and examples of work from Derek and Adam’s upcoming show.
Aldeburgh honours local soldiers
By Peter Date 29.06.2012
Here at The White Lion, we were lucky enough to have front row seats when the 3 Regiment Army Air Corps came to Aldeburgh on Saturday 23rd June.
The regiment (who are based in Wattisham) had been awarded Freedom of the Town in recognition of the close affiliation between Aldeburgh and the soldiers. The day was also a chance for the regiment to be presented with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medals and campaign medals earned from their deployment to Afghanistan last year.
We were fortunate to have the regiment’s parade pass right outside the hotel, with The Band of The Parachute Regiment leading them. The procession started at Fort Green car park, continued along the High Street and finished at Moot Hall.
An Apache flypast was an impressive end to a day dedicated to celebrating the relationship between Aldeburgh and the 3 Regiment Army Air Corps.
Woodwose2 - an extraordinary celebration of the Suffolk Coast
By Suzanne Date 13.10.2011
This Saturday sees the launch of the second Woodwose Outdoor Festival, which begins its mouth-watering fortnight of events with a Pumpkin and Chilli Festival. Our head chef, Jason Shaw, will be there to share some of his culinary tips on how to make a warming pumpkin and chilli soup, pumpkin and chilli jam (great on crumpets and toast)and... pumpkin ice-cream!
Taking place on Aldeburgh Playing Field, the fun-filled festival takes place from 12noon to 7pm and there will a wide and entertaining menu of activities for all ages. As well as live music from The Farthings and Djansa, there will be local food from Simply Delicious, a Whacky Woodwose Pumpkin Competition, circus skills, archery, samba head-dress making, a Shaun the Sheep workshop, pumpkin carving, willow weaving, samba drumming. To round off the afternoon, there'll be a salsa party with Mambo Mark from 5 – 7pm.
Some of the other events for the Woodwose Festival fortnight are guided bike trails, heritage and photography walks, pony trekking, Nordic walking, the Southwold Kite Festival, fungi foraging, geo-caching at Sutton Hoo, archery and a guided walk around our sister venue, Thorpeness Golf Course.
The full programme of events can be found on www.suffolkcoastal.gov.uk/yourfreetime/woodwose
/ where an event bookings application form can also be downloaded.