John Craske catalogue

John Craske catalogue

Wednesday November 15 2017

We have just finished cataloguing the archive of John Craske, a Norfolk artist. We recently featured one of Craske’s works as our object of the month, which you can read more about here. Originally a fisherman, Craske (1881–1943) was diagnosed with a brain abscess when he was 36 and was confined to bed for much […]

November 2017 Object of the Month

Monday November 6 2017

Every month, a member of staff from the Britten-Pears Foundation choose their favourite item or object from the collections. This month Head of Archive and Library Dr Christopher Hilton talks about his personal connection to Britten’s photograph of the composer Frank Bridge. ‘One photograph stands on the bookshelf in Britten’s studio: Frank Bridge peers out […]

Able Writers day with G.P. Taylor

Friday October 27 2017

On Tuesday 17 October 2017 The Red House had a special visit from the award-winning New York Times bestselling novelist G.P. Taylor who gave a workshop for children from five different local primary schools: Aldeburgh, Hollesley, Earl Soham, Reyden and Rendlesham. The workshop was an Able Writers Day (administered by Authors Abroad), and was the […]

We won an award!

Monday October 16 2017

The Association of Suffolk Museums has awarded The Red House, Aldeburgh the Family Friendly Merit Award. The ceremony, held at the University of Suffolk, is an annual event run by the Association for Suffolk Museums in partnership with the East Anglian Daily Times and supported by BBC Radio Suffolk and the University’s Business School. The […]

October 2017 Object of the Month

Thursday October 12 2017

Every month, a member of staff from the Britten-Pears Foundation choose their favourite item or object from the collections. This month Charlotte Flight, Front of House and Communications Assistant chooses Tired Horse by Georg Ehrlich as her object of the month. ‘Georg Ehrlich’s Tired Horse sits proudly in the Library and is a favourite of mine and […]

Suffolk Museums Family Friendly Award

Friday October 6 2017

The Red House, Aldeburgh, the home of British composer and Suffolk local Benjamin Britten from 1957-1976 has been shortlisted for the Family Friendly Award by the Association for Suffolk Museums. Following the success of Summer in Suffolk Museums, more than 30 museums across the county offered a wide range of holiday activities and events for […]

Obituary: Donald Mitchell

Friday September 29 2017

Donald Mitchell, 1925-2017 Donald Mitchell, the last surviving executor of Britten’s will and one of the original Trustees of the Britten–Pears Foundation, and a founding member of Faber Music, has died at the age of 92. Donald’s association with Benjamin Britten dates back to the early 1950s when, through the journal Music Survey, he wrote […]

New accessions

Tuesday September 26 2017

Archive material is the first rough cut of history: the documents and other materials created on the spot, at the time, by the people who were there. In the fullness of time this material will be used to write what a culture decides is the official story of its past (and will be mined, again […]

September 2017 Object of the Month

Monday September 4 2017

Every month, a member of staff from the Britten-Pears Foundation choose their favourite item or object from the collections. This month Collections and Learning Curator, Joe Carr chooses Two Boats and a Lightship embroidery by John Craske as his object of the month. ‘This object is an important piece of local and social history and […]

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