In this Jubilee Matters video, we bring you Phoebe from Dance East, the home of dance in the Eastern region. Join Phoebe as she takes you through a gentle 10 minute taster session that gets the blood flowing, tests your balance and releases those feel-good endorphins.
Having played Miranda in The Tempest at the National Theatre, Jenny Hall is no stranger to the work of The Bard of Avon and in this Jubilee Matters video, she explains the background to the SHAKE Festival and how it adapted during the pandemic in 2020.
Listen as Jenny explains how she directed the online production of a play she knew so well and what happened at the starry cast’s rehearsals to ensure the SHAKE Festival Presents online audience received the power of Shakespeare’s words loud and clear.
Our latest Jubilee Matters video comes from Lucy Walker of Britten Pears Arts, who gives us an insight into Jubilee Hall’s relationship with its founding fathers Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears.
From the late 1950s onwards, nearly all of Britten’s major works were premiered in Aldeburgh and its surrounding towns and villages but did you know in the mid 1950’s Britten had an initial idea of having a 500-seat opera house between Alde and Church Walk?! Instead the Jubilee Hall was remodelled by architect H T Cadbury Brown with the inclusion of an orchestra pit ready for the Aldeburgh Festival in June 1960, which premiered Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream opera.
In the third of our Jubilee Matters series of short videos, we bring you a hugely talented duo of jazz musicians who will be performing live on stage at Jubilee Hall on Friday 2nd July. Click on the button to hear drummer George Double and saxophonist Derek Nash give you a taste of what’s in store this summer when they will be entertaining audiences along with organist Jim Watson from BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing band. Tickets for The Great Derek Nash of The Jools Holland Rhythm & Blues Orchestra on 2nd July can be purchased HERE.
In the second of our series of Jubilee Matters videos we bring you author and renowned Benjamin Britten authority, Philip Reed, who has spent a lot of his life thinking and writing about the music of Aldeburgh’s legendary composer.
Written in the 1940s, learn from Philip how, after its historic premier in London, Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall played its own part in bringing the seminal opera Peter Grimes to Aldeburgh.
The first of our Jubilee Matters videos is from singer and musician Rob Gildon. Like so many of us, Rob hasn’t been able to enjoy the positive benefits of singing as much as he’d like to over the last 12 months. Research shows singing helps both our physical and mental well-being, so please, join Rob in this 10-minute workshop to feel energised and alive!