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The Full Works Concert with Rob Cowan 8pm - 10pm
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Benjamin Britten - A Life in Pictures
Having arrived in Britain, Britten and Pears applied for recognition as conscientious objectors. Britten was initially allowed only non-combatant service in the military, but on appeal he gained unconditional exemption. Image courtesy of www.britten100.org.