As Aldeburgh prepares for the 2013 centenary of one of its most celebrated sons, work has begun on an incredible project which aims to preserve Benjamin Britten’s musical legacy for generations to come.
Britten’s musical artifacts are currently stored on the site of The Red House at Aldeburgh. but the new building will make the whole of Britten’s legacy available to the public for the first time.
The proposed renovation of the historic Red House Site will incorporate original period architecture, with new elements specially designed to bring a very Britten-like harmony to the archive. Among the new facilities will be an improved museum section, better staff facilities and carefully designed storage to keep Britten’s precious work intact.
The new archive is just part of the incredible celebrations planned for the Britten centenary. As each new event is announced, we’ll be adding it to our Aldeburgh events page, so check back often to make sure you don’t miss out.