Film to be shown on Aldeburgh scallop

A SUFFOLK film maker will be achieving a first when he projects a film onto a coastal landmark.Christopher Newson has made a film about Aldeburgh and on Wednesday he will be holding a screening of the film by projecting it on the Scallop - a sculpture by artist Maggie Hambling on Aldeburgh beach.

A SUFFOLK film maker will be achieving a first when he projects a film onto a coastal landmark.

Christopher Newson has made a film about Aldeburgh and on Wednesday he will be holding a screening of the film by projecting it on the Scallop - a sculpture by artist Maggie Hambling on Aldeburgh beach.

The film, called A Tribute To Peace is set to An American Overture by Aldeburgh composer Benjamin Britten, and features the sculpture as well as other well-known landmarks around Aldeburgh.

The invitation only screening is being held to launch a set of nine films focused on places along the Suffolk Heritage Coast, including Southwold, Woodbridge, Orford, Framlingham, Saxmundham, Thorpeness, Felixstowe and Aldeburgh.

The films have been made into DVD postcards and will be sold in Aldeburgh, Felixstowe and Woodbridge and will come with an envelope and can be posted like a traditional postcard.

November 11 has been chosen for the film screening because it was Benjamin Britten's birthday.

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The screening will start at 8pm and finish at 9.11pm, to be a tribute to the people who died on September 11 in New York and mark the fact that Britten, who was said to be a campaigner for peace, composed An American Overture in 1941 while in America.

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