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Aldeburgh Beach Lookout

The Aldeburgh Beach Lookout and arthouse is a catalyst for challenging arts and ideas


One sunny June morning in 2010, Caroline Wiseman was just about to swim in Aldeburgh’s North Sea when, as she walked across the pebbles, she noticed that the South Lookout tower had a new sign on it: TO RENT. While she swam, her mind dissolved into a reverie – this little tower would be a temple of creativity, for the town, the county, the country, the world!

So Caroline, together with her late partner, Francis Carnwath, sold their London home and bought the little tower on the beach and the handsome blue house which overlooks it. Now was the ideal opportunity for Caroline to continue her exploration into the enigma of creativity, a subject she had been fascinated with for many years.