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ABOUT US

Our mission is to develop and manage BallroomArts to provide a distinctive project space with excellent facilities for year round exhibitions by established and emerging artists, and memorable events. BallroomArts opened to the public on September 24th 2021, with a large show featuring 30 artists curated by Suffolk based Art for Cure, the UK’s leading breast cancer charity. 

BallroomArts has rapidly proved to be a successful venture for both exhibitors and visitors alike and our programing for 2022 includes a wide range of solo and goup shows. We welcome expressions of interest from independent artists, arts groups, curators and gallerists.

BallroomArts is owned and managed by Urban Resolve Ltd.

The BallroomArts Team

TOM BRENT

Founder

MCSD, designer and artist is the Managing Director of Urban Resolve Ltd.
Tom has over forty years of experience designing commercial and residential properties.
Based in London and Suffolk, where he created Thorpeness Emporium and the Barnhall complex, Tom is now dedicated to developing BallroomArts in Aldeburgh to its full potential as a venue.

 

EILEEN HARING WOODS

Creative Director

Eileen is an artist, curator and producer. Eileen has worked as a strategic consultant, creative director and originator of events for the arts, retail and leisure and council clients. For BallroomArts she is working with Urban Resolve Ltd to develop the marketing and curating and overall BallroomArts experience.

eileenwoods.ballroomarts@gmail.com

ZOE COSGROVE

Gallery Manager

Zoe joins the team as the Gallery Manager administering the bookings and liaising with BallroomArts licensees.
She brings to BallroomArts her extensive experience in the creative and events industries.

HELEN BARKER 
Administrator. Helen is responsible for the administration of licensee agreements. Based in East Suffolk for most of her life, Helen manages the Thorpeness Emporium.

SELECTION TEAM
The BallroomArts Selection Team is comprised of three independent advisors supporting the management.   All applications for exhibits and events are considered to ensure the range and quality of work, for the benefit of both licensees and visitors. 

 

History of BallroomArts

BallroomArts takes its name from its previous life as a function room in the East Suffolk Hotel, an important historic commercial building on Aldeburgh’s High Street. The building dates from the early 19th century but was much altered in the 20th century. The 1904 Woodbridge licensing records show that the East Suffolk Hotel’s license was issued in 1843. However, records show that Charles II stayed there in 1668. 

Previously owned by Snape Maltings/Britten Pears Arts for many years, The Ballroom was called the Peter Pears Gallery, in honour of the internationally acclaimed tenor and partner of Benjamin Britten, and the Courtyard Gallery was known as the Garage Gallery.  

The building is linked by an archway to 152 High Street, now owned and operated by L’Escargot Sur Mer, the Aldeburgh base of the well known London restaurant, L’Escargot.

BallroomArts sits within the Aldeburgh Conservation Area and the Suffolk Coasts & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

BallroomArts
152A High Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk IP15 5AQ UK
General Enquiries: admin@ballroomarts.org

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BallroomArts is owned and managed by Urban Resolve Ltd a company registered in England & Wales No.03511760
Vat No. 145012945    Registered Address: 66 Prescot Street London E1 8NN

BallroomArts
152A High Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk IP15 5AQ UK
General Enquiries: admin@ballroomarts.org

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BallroomArts is owned and managed by Urban Resolve Ltd a company registered in England & Wales No.03511760
Vat No. 145012945    Registered Address: 66 Prescot Street London E1 8NN

BallroomArts
152A High Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk IP15 5AQ UK
General Enquiries: admin@ballroomarts.org

Sign up to our Newsletter

BallroomArts is owned and managed by Urban Resolve Ltd a company registered in England & Wales No.03511760
Vat No. 145012945    Registered Address: 66 Prescot Street London E1 8NN

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