List of News Articles

  1. portrait of Alice Birch

    Alice Birch has Written an Opera

    Britain's most talked about new writer, Alice Birch, has written the libretto for a brand new opera. We reveal an exclusive extract of the text, and…
  2. Something in the Water: Aldeburgh Festival moments that made it famous

    Towering silent sentinels afloat on the Alde. Projections on a nuclear power station. Night walks and alfresco piano recitals at dawn. Aldeburgh…
  3. Archive Treasures: The Birth of a Music School

    This year we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme (previously the Britten-Pears School for Advanced…
  4. SECRETS: The Last Five Days of Sandra

    Leon Clowes is a conceptual artist who compassionately and unflinchingly explores lived trauma. His award winning artworks have been selected for…
  5. boats on the pond for the original performance of Music on the Meare

    The Festival Spirit

    What makes a festival so magical? How can we enrich our musical life with a touch of this special formula? Britten Pears Arts' CEO, Roger Wright,…
  6. Aldeburgh Festival Exhibition

    Press Release: 11 April 2022 Remains To Be Seen: Paul Benney, Laurence Edwards and Kiki Smith co-curated…
  7. Britten with his sister Beth on her wedding day in 1937

    Britten & Women

    Dr Lucy Walker, curator of the current Red House exhibition, Britten & Women, gives an insight into some of the characters she chose to include in…
  8. Archive Treasures: Sentinels by the Reedbeds

    Today’s Archive Treasure lives not at the Red House but some miles away at Snape; rather than being tucked into an archive box, it is…
  9. portrait of Katy Thompson at Snape Maltings

    Katy Thompson: My Year as a Britten Pears Young Artist

    The Britten Pears Young Artist Programme celebrates 50 years in 2022. This year the format was turned on its head. Here a young artist reflects on the…
  10. Archive Treasures: Reynolds Stone, Britten, Pears and their Bookplate

    During recent times when catching up on reading has been a viable option for many of us, find out how Britten and Pears’ unique and beautiful…
  11. Portrait of Callum Given in the Concert Hall

    My Week: Callum Given, Head of Community

    Callum Given leads the team which runs Britten Pears Arts' work with local people. The team aims to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals,…
  12. A brown record cover saying 'The Music of Bali'

    Archive Treasures: Two Pianos and a Gamelan

    The audio-visual collection in the archive of Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears gives us a fascinating overview of the two men’s sound-world, the music…