|Date:||Wednesday, 3 October 2018|
|Cost:||£44.00 Non U3A members £46.50|
|Pick up points:||Crab and Winkle, Werrington at 7.00, Bretton Centre at 7.15, Thorpe Meadows at 7.30. Return to Peterborough about 19.30.|
|Booking deadline:||31st August 2018|
The theme carried through the day is the life and times of composer Benjamin Britten with visits to Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh and Britten’s Red House.
Meet the Blue Badge Guide t 10.30 at Snape Maltings for morning coffee and cake(included).
In the 1960’s Benjamin Britten and his partner Peter Pears created the concert hall in an old Malthouse against a backdrop of river, reeds and Suffolk skies. From Snape, by coach, to Aldeburgh where Victorian villas line the promenade and fishermen sell their catches from huts on the beach. We will visit the church where Britten and Pears are buried to see the commemorative John Piper window. There will be free time for lunch and a wander along the beach to see Maggi Hambling’s controversial scallop shell.The afternoon is devoted to The Red House where Britten and Pears lived for twenty years. The house is laid out as an informal snapshot of life here in the 1960’s. We visit Britten’s hayloft studio where he wrote the War Requiem as well as the library in the barn. Explore the gardens and maybe tap a croquet ball or two. There’s a cup of tea with biscuit included before we head home.