Britten in America

Britten in America

Friday December 22 2017

 In 2018 we are following in Benjamin Britten’s footsteps and taking a trip to the USA. The years 1939-1942 are a fascinating and formative period of Britten’s life, and our exhibition looks at the places he lived and worked, the music he composed, the extraordinary people he met – and why he came home. In […]

British Composer Awards

Tuesday December 5 2017

Back in 2016 we supported a number of new music commissions and we are delighted to hear that some were nominated at this year’s British Composer Awards. They are: Amateur or Young Performers Category Who We Are by Kerry Andrew, commissioned by the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain. Choral Category Affix Stamp Here by […]

Slaughden Sailing Club

Wednesday November 22 2017

In April 2016 the Britten-Pears Foundation gave a grant to Slaughden Sailing Club towards the refurbishment of their training facilities. On Saturday 11 November, Amanda Arnold, the Foundation’s grants manager, joined members of the Sailing Club to celebrate the progress of the refurbishment. Whilst not yet quite complete Amanda was shown around the extended changing facilities, […]

John Craske catalogue

Wednesday November 15 2017

We have just finished cataloguing the archive of John Craske, a Norfolk artist. We recently featured one of Craske’s works as our object of the month, which you can read more about here. Originally a fisherman, Craske (1881–1943) was diagnosed with a brain abscess when he was 36 and was confined to bed for much […]

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 […]

We won an award!

Monday October 16 2017

The Association of Suffolk Museums has awarded The Red House, Aldeburgh the Family Friendly Merit Award. The ceremony, held at the University of Suffolk, is an annual event run by the Association for Suffolk Museums in partnership with the East Anglian Daily Times and supported by BBC Radio Suffolk and the University’s Business School. The […]

Suffolk Museums Family Friendly Award

Friday October 6 2017

The Red House, Aldeburgh, the home of British composer and Suffolk local Benjamin Britten from 1957-1976 has been shortlisted for the Family Friendly Award by the Association for Suffolk Museums. Following the success of Summer in Suffolk Museums, more than 30 museums across the county offered a wide range of holiday activities and events for […]

Obituary: Donald Mitchell

Friday September 29 2017

Donald Mitchell, 1925-2017 Donald Mitchell, the last surviving executor of Britten’s will and one of the original Trustees of the Britten–Pears Foundation, and a founding member of Faber Music, has died at the age of 92. Donald’s association with Benjamin Britten dates back to the early 1950s when, through the journal Music Survey, he wrote […]

New accessions

Tuesday September 26 2017

Archive material is the first rough cut of history: the documents and other materials created on the spot, at the time, by the people who were there. In the fullness of time this material will be used to write what a culture decides is the official story of its past (and will be mined, again […]

New CD release of Imogen Holst’s chamber music

Wednesday August 30 2017

‘A touching and beautifully presented tribute to a significant figure in 20th-century British music‘ – The Guardian NMC Recordings, the label that promotes the recording of new music, will be releasing Imogen Holst: String Chamber Music on 22 September 2017. This award-winning album of first recordings of Imogen Holst’s chamber works was originally released on […]

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