While our events are cancelled or postponed and shops and cafes are temporarily closed in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the site at Snape Maltings is still open for those who want to enjoy the fresh air and expansive natural environment of the River Alde estuary. More info

Britten Pears Arts

We are pleased to confirm that on 31 March 2020 the Britten-Pears Foundation and Snape Maltings merged to create a new organisation called Britten Pears Arts.

Covid-19 update

While our events are cancelled or postponed and shops and cafes are temporarily closed in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the site at Snape Maltings is still open for those who want to enjoy the fresh air and expansive natural environment of the River Alde estuary. More info

We are hugely grateful to all those who have generously offered donations. As a registered charity, the loss of income impacts our charitable work supporting people experiencing challenging situations in their lives, including emerging artists, young people and those living with dementia and Parkinson’s. We rely on ticket sales and philanthropy to deliver the majority of this wide-ranging activity.

If you can, we’d be enormously grateful if you would make a donation to our work, which makes a positive impact on thousands of lives every year. Together, we can combat the lasting impact of this virus by bringing the joy of music into people’s lives once again.

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Long reads

Sonatas, Rituals and Folksong

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Sam Walton asks “where else in the country could you expect these wildly differing practices to mingle?”

"I can't sing"

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An attendee at a heath & wellbeing session sings for the first time in 40 years.

Beyond Waltham Forest

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A young person shares their experience of performing at our Criminal Justice Arts showcase.

Music at Pear Tree Lodge

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Perspectives on a music session within a residential care home setting.