Plant of the Month: Hellebores

Plant of the Month: Hellebores

Thursday February 6 2020

A welcome flush of colour in a grey, drizzly January, hellebores are Garden Manager Penny’s top pick for Plant of the Month. With 17 species of European hellebores, there are two native to the UK; helleborus foetidus and helleborus viridus, both of which you can spot in The Red House gardens. With their late winter/early […]

School Travel Organiser Awards 2019

Thursday October 3 2019

The Red House shortlisted for two awards at School Travel Organiser Awards 2019 We are delighted to announce that The Red House have been shortlisted for two awards at the 2019 School Travel Organiser Awards. The Red House education team has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Education Team of the Year Award. This […]

Collections, Learning & Education Review January-June 2019

Monday July 1 2019

Joe Carr, Collections and Learning Curator reports on his work with schools, families and young people. Primary Schools onsite We have welcomed a number of Primary Schools to The Red House over 2019. They have taken part in a variety of our daylong sessions. So far this year, we have welcomed Hollesley, Chilton Community, Heath […]

Box of Delights: March 2019

Thursday March 28 2019

During the open season at The Red House the Britten-Pears Foundation’s Archive is open to the public. Once a month we select a box of interesting items from our collection to show to visitors, known as the ‘Box of Delights’. Anyone is welcome to see this box in the Archive, Tuesday to Friday at 2.30pm, […]

Mini Music Makers Successful in Tesco Bags of Help Grant

Monday January 28 2019

In 2018 we saw over 1,000 under 5’s and their adults visit The Red House to participate in Mini Music Makers, new sessions for under 5s. The success and local need for these sessions has helped us forge stronger relationships with local families. Therefore we are delighted that our recent application to the Tesco Bags […]

Archiving the Nancy Evans and Eric Crozier collection

Thursday June 28 2018

Last month, I had the great privilege of joining the Britten-Pears Foundation team for a fortnight, undertaking a two-week cataloguing placement as the culmination of my Diploma in Archives and Records Management. Back in the early 1990s my then landlady introduced me to Britten’s music and I have been broadening my knowledge of it ever […]

Historic House in Suffolk is shortlisted for major family award

Thursday June 21 2018

The Red House, Aldeburgh, the home of the British composer and Suffolk hero Benjamin Britten has been recognised for its family offering and has been shortlisted for Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum Award. For the last two years the Britten-Pears Foundation has worked hard in broadening its audience base and making The Red House […]

Able Writers day with G.P. Taylor

Friday October 27 2017

On Tuesday 17 October 2017 The Red House had a special visit from the award-winning New York Times bestselling novelist G.P. Taylor who gave a workshop for children from five different local primary schools: Aldeburgh, Hollesley, Earl Soham, Reyden and Rendlesham. The workshop was an Able Writers Day (administered by Authors Abroad), and was the […]