Queer Talk: Homosexuality in Britten’s Britain

Wednesday 1 February to Saturday 28 October

The Red House


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.

Tickets: included in admission charge

Included in admission

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