Two concerts, with suitably festive music, on the 7th and 8th of December herald the opening of a year-long centenary celebration of renowned composer, Benjamin Britten.

Born in 1913, Britten had a long relationship with Suffolk and the seaside town of Aldeburgh in particular, where he lived up until his death in 1976.  ‘The Red House’, his home there, has recently undergone major refurbishment and is due to open to the public in June 2013.

A visit to the Aldeburgh itself is not complete without a walk along the beach to see ‘The Scallop’ by sculptor Maggi Hambling, dedicated to Britten and inscribed with the words “I hear those voices that will not be drowned” from Peter Grimes.

And of course, a leisurely wander around its many splendid shops and restaurants.

View holiday cottages in Aldeburgh.

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