One of our favourite British composers here at the Two Moors Festival is – like a lot of you out there – Benjamin Britten and, this being his centenary year, we’ve been listening to his work a lot more than normal.
And now we’ll be able to see his face a lot more frequently too, thanks to Royal Mail’s decision to feature him in a series of ten stamps called Great Britons, which recognises the achievements of ten people who’ve made a huge difference to the world as we know it today.
Others included are Vivien Leigh, Richard Dimbleby, David Lloyd George and John Archer. “We hope the stamps will serve as a lasting tribute to their memory and once again encourage people to remember their significant contribution to our Great British way of life,” spokesman for Royal Mail Andrew Hammond said.
All 14 of Britten’s major operas are being performed this year by way of further celebration and he’ll also be seen on the 50p piece from November.
Here’s one of our favourite pieces. Enjoy!