Box of Delights: August 2018

Box of Delights: August 2018

Thursday August 16 2018

During the open season at the Red House the Britten-Pears Foundation’s Archive is open to the public. Once a month we select a box of interesting items from our collection to show drop in visitors, known affectionately as the Box of Delights. Anyone is welcome to see this box in the Archive between 1pm and […]

Box of Delights: July 2018

Thursday July 12 2018

During the open season at the Red House the Britten-Pears Foundation’s Archive is open to the public. Once a month we select a box of interesting items from our collection to show drop in visitors, known affectionately as the Box of Delights. Anyone is welcome to see this box in the Archive between 1pm and […]

Oliver Knussen (12 June 1952 – 8 July 2018)

Tuesday July 10 2018

It is with great sadness that we mark the sudden passing of Oliver Knussen, composer, conductor, teacher and former artistic director of the Aldeburgh Festival. Oliver (Olly) was an original and influential figure in contemporary composition. His specific connections with Aldeburgh date back to childhood and extend to his most recent appearance at the Festival, […]

Archiving the Nancy Evans and Eric Crozier collection

Thursday June 28 2018

Last month, I had the great privilege of joining the Britten-Pears Foundation team for a fortnight, undertaking a two-week cataloguing placement as the culmination of my Diploma in Archives and Records Management. Back in the early 1990s my then landlady introduced me to Britten’s music and I have been broadening my knowledge of it ever […]

Historic House in Suffolk is shortlisted for major family award

Thursday June 21 2018

The Red House, Aldeburgh, the home of the British composer and Suffolk hero Benjamin Britten has been recognised for its family offering and has been shortlisted for Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum Award. For the last two years the Britten-Pears Foundation has worked hard in broadening its audience base and making The Red House […]

Festival Preview

Thursday June 7 2018

Lucy Walker presents a guide to our events and exhibitions that will complement this year’s Aldeburgh Festival.

Rita Thomson, nurse to Benjamin Britten

Saturday May 12 2018

‘Well, if you don’t take this [honour], I’ll never speak to you again!’ Rita Thomson’s response to Benjamin Britten’s slight diffidence about the offer of a life peerage, providing him with the title Baron Britten of Aldeburgh, in the County of Suffolk, in the early summer of 1976 was typically direct but undoubtedly tongue-in-cheek. The […]

Box of Delights: May 2018

Wednesday May 9 2018

During the open season at The Red House the Britten-Pears Foundation’s Archive is open to the public. Once a month we select a box of interesting items from our collection to show drop in visitors, known affectionately as the Box of Delights. Anyone is welcome to see this box in the Archive, 1-5pm Tuesday to […]

Gieves & Hawkes at The Red House, Aldeburgh

Monday April 30 2018

Last year we hosted Savile Row tailors Gieves & Hawkes as they shot their Spring/Summer 2018 collection campaign here at The Red House and down on the shingled splendour of Aldeburgh Beach. The collection has been designed around the idea of the quintessentially British, taking a nod from sports such as rugby and cricket as […]

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