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Heritage Open Days: Natural Britten

Saturday 19 September at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Benjamin Britten is known for capturing the character of the sea in his music but did you know that he was inspired by the special habitat unique to the Suffolk coast and the rural setting of his home at The Red House? Over two weekends the site will be open for free with outdoor activities suitable for children plus a special audio guide to the garden and an introduction to Britten’s music that is connected to the natural world. The Schedule is as follows:

19 & 20 September

Archive Exhibition: Britten & Nature
Britten’s native Suffolk was hugely important to him and his art was rooted in that landscape. His archive, the largest free-standing composer’s archive in the world, contains a wealth of material such as music manuscripts, correspondence, programmes, designs for sets and costumes, and a selection will be on display to show Britten’s connection to nature.
Location: Archive building

For families
For the final weekend there will be a selection of activities for children age 5-12 years. They include:

  • An audio birdsong garden trail
  • A chance to explore the minibeasts in the garden

Included in admission ticket

To ensure the safety of our visitors booking in advance is essential to visit the inside spaces. If you are unable to secure a ticket you can visit the garden without booking. 

Part of Heritage Open Days.

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Saturday 19 September
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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The Red House, Aldeburgh
Golf Lane
Aldeburgh,SuffolkIP15 5PZUnited Kingdom
01728 687110