Sharing Our Stories

Come and share stories from your home country and your experiences of being in Aldeburgh and the surrounding area. If you have any favourite folk tales, songs or funny stories from back home we would love to hear them too. But basically it is about having a good time. We hope, with your help, this could be the beginning of an exciting multicultural project. These sessions are free to attend and will take place every other week, the last one being on 30 November.  Email Alys Kihl for more details.


Sunday 27 November |4-5.30pm | By The Crossways, Kelsale


An exclusive, intimate and musical entertainment inspired by Sharing Our Stories a current community project with people from Eastern Europe and other nationalities working in local hotels, restaurants and shops.

The Wonderful Beast Singers, under the musical direction of Sylvia Hallett, will perform songs from Hungary, Ukraine, Estonia, South Africa and many more… and the event will feature Miranda Raison (availability permitting) as the storyteller.

This event is to raise funds to enable Wonderful Beast to develop the Sharing Stories project further, leading to a new production. Recommended donation £25  to include coffee or tea and Eastern European delicacies.

To book email:  or  phone: 01728 451408



Orla & The Sun: A musical experience for 0-3 years


Orla And The Sun is a magical, multi-sensory, interactive production for preschool children, babies and their parents. This immersive experience transports parents and their offspring into a musical world that combines live theatre with singing, storytelling and play.


“Why are you always following me?” Orla asks the Sun one morning. It’s the beginning of a fantastic musical adventure - a sensory game of hide and seek that transforms the world in front of her eyes.


Orla and the Moon

Such has been the hugely positive impact of Orla and the Sun both in East Anglia and London, that a sequel is currently being developed in partnership with Creative Futures, London (transforming young lives through the arts).



For more details of both productions contact Alys Kihl, 01728 451 408.


Composers/ librettists/performers:

Zoë Palmer and Jack Ross

Singer: Abimaro Gunnell

Dancer: David Ogle

Designer: Sarah Booth

Director: Zoë Palmer

Producer: Alys Kihl




Thanks also to:

The Barbara Whatmore,

The Bernarr Rainbow,

Cochemé and

Scarfe Charitable Trusts.