January 2017 Object of the Month
Sirens sculpture

January 2017 Object of the Month

Thursday January 12 2017

Sirens, 1956, Iron Geoffrey Clarke RA (1924-2014) Outside the Britten-Pears Archive building Every month, a member of staff from the Britten-Pears Foundation chooses their favourite item or object from the archive. This month features Chief Executive, Sarah Bardwell: “January and the Red House site is closed. The House itself is shrouded in protective covers following […]

Manuscript of 'Hymn to the Virgin' © Britten-Pears Foundation

December 2016 Object of the Month

Thursday December 22 2016

Every month, a member of staff from the Britten-Pears Foundation chooses their favourite item or object from the archive. This month features Librarian Dr Nicholas Clark: “The object of the month I have selected is the manuscript for the ‘A Hymn to the Virgin’. It’s a popular choral work which Britten composed in July 1930 […]

Image of War Requiem records

November 2017 Object of the Month

Wednesday November 9 2016

Every month, a member of staff from the Britten-Pears Foundation chooses their favourite item or object from the archive. This month features Archivist, Jude Brimmer’s choice: “Britten left behind an impressive and carefully-managed recorded legacy, and we have many of his recordings as both conductor and accompanist in the extensive audiovisual archive here at The […]

Danish stick chairs

Object of the Month

Thursday September 1 2016

From September, staff at The Red House will choose their favourite piece from Britten’s extensive collection. This month Julia Mael, Front of House Administrator, chooses a pair of Stick chairs by Danish designer, Jens Quistgaard (1966) that are on display in the Red House Drawing Room. She says: “One of my favourite objects in our […]