Thursday 1st March 2018 to Sunday 28th October 2018
The first sale of one of Philip Sutton’s pictures through a commercial gallery was in 1955 to Peter Pears, who was initially drawn to Sutton’s rich and vibrant colour palate. In total Pears and Britten collected seven oil paintings by Sutton and these will be displayed together for the first time in Britten’s Library.
Tickets: included in admission charge
Image: Green Rose, 1955, reproduced with kind permission by Philip Sutton, RA
Friday 8th June 2018 to Sunday 24th June 2018
Complementing the Britten in America exhibition, the Archive will house an exhibition focusing on Britten’s return from the USA: his rediscovery of his Suffolk roots, and how he and Peter Pears made their home in this part of England.