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Heritage Open Days: Natural Britten
Saturday 19 September at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
One event on Sunday 13 September 2020 at 11:00 am
One event on Saturday 19 September 2020 at 11:00 am
One event on Sunday 20 September 2020 at 11:00 am
The event is also available on:
- Heritage Open Days: Natural Britten: Saturday 12 September at 11:00 am
- Heritage Open Days: Natural Britten: Sunday 13 September at 11:00 am
- Heritage Open Days: Natural Britten: Sunday 20 September at 11:00 am
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 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.