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Queer Talk: Homosexuality in Britten’s Britain
Wednesday 1 February 2017 at 12:00 am - Saturday 28 October 2017 at 12:00 am
Benjamin Britten and his partner, the tenor Peter Pears, began their romantic relationship in 1939 but it was illegal until the decriminalization of homosexuality in 1967. This exhibition focuses on key works by Britten that highlight his relationship with Pears who was also his muse, collaborator and recital partner, and the wider cultural, political and legal situation faced by gay men
in the 1950s.