Discovery Session: Diversions

Saturday 10th March 2018 at 2pm

Talk: Artists as Emigrants

Saturday 10 March, 2-3.30pm

Dr Mandy Bentley discusses artists represented in the Britten-Pears Foundation collection including Sidney Nolan, Josef Herman, FN Souza and others, in whose work the challenges and rewards of emigration have played a significant part. While each artist’s experiences and responses are individual, their various narratives draw out fascinating themes relating to identity and the role of ‘place’.

Tickets: £10

Aboriginal Portrait, 1971 by Sidney Nolan © Sidney Nolan Trust, reproduced with the kind permission of the Trustees of the Sidney Nolan Trust

Wednesday 23rd May 2018 at 11am

Discovery Session: Diversions

This session will look at Britten’s concert variations written for, and dedicated to, the left-handed pianist Paul Wittgenstein. With Lucy Walker.

Tickets: £5

Tuesday 29th May 2018 to Sunday 3rd June 2018

Half-term fun!

Based on our Britten in America exhibition, there will be a giant map of the USA in the garden! Explore the different states, find famous landmarks, hear many kinds of music from all over the country, and follow Benjamin Britten’s road trip from coast to coast.

Sessions included in admission charge, children under 16s free

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