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Welcome to Britten's Familiar Fields

The most celebrated British composer of the 20th century, Benjamin Britten was a giant of the world stage whose roots were firmly in East Anglia, his music inspired by its landscapes and sea.

He was born in Lowestoft on 22nd November 1913, schooled at Greshams, Holt, gave numerous performances in Norwich and lived most of his life in Aldeburgh.

Under the Familiar Fields banner, musical and artistic organisations across Norfolk and Suffolk have come together to promote events celebrating the centenary from autumn 2012 to November 2013.

To find out more about Britten the composer and his music please visit the Britten-Pears Foundation's special centenary website

Round Britten Quiz

Many thanks to everyone who took part in our special Britten Centenary quiz, with proceeds going to the Norwich & Waveney Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association. The quiz raised £282 in total and the joint winners were Julian Gibson and Brian Parker.

Visiting Britten's Familiar Fields

Visit the places that have a special connection with Britten and you will discover some of the most delightful parts of Suffolk and Norfolk.

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Education Projects

Find out about projects and performances related to Benjamin Britten involving youngsters & schools across Norfolk & Suffolk.

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Experiences of Britten

We are looking for memories and stories of people who have experienced performing Britten's music - or will be experiencing it during 2012-13.

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Britten's East Anglian Heritage

Benjamin Britten was 'rooted here' in East Anglia and there are many places in Suffolk and Norfolk that have a special connection with him.

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Familiar Fields Overview

Familiar Fields brings together musical and artistic organisations from across Norfolk and Suffolk to promote events celebrating Britten's centenary from autumn 2012 to November 2013.

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