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PP/43 - Aldeburgh Festival

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Level of description
Aldeburgh Festival
Quantity & Format
1 file Mixed
Aldeburgh Festival Council
Aldeburgh Festival
Scope and content
The file contains 87 items, covering the years 1968 and 1974-1976. The one item from 1968 is a private view card for an exhibition of Sidney Nolan's work, shown during the 1968 Aldeburgh Festival. From 1974-1976 Jack Pritchard was a member of the Aldeburgh Festival Council and chaired its Design Committee (sometimes referred to by Jack as the "Taste" committee). The principal figures with whom Jack corresponded are Fidelity Gathorne-Hardy, Countess of Cranbrook, who chaired the Council, and John Trew, the Council's Development Officer. There is also some correspondence with William (Bill) Servaes, a fellow member of the Council.

The contents divide, roughly, into papers relating to the design of a logo, trademarking, merchandising and the design of Festival publications, and to plans for the development of Snape Maltings. Geoffrey Dunn was co-opted onto the Design Committee and the Guyatt/Jenkins Design Group (Richard Guyatt and Nicholas Jenkins) were commissioned to design a logo; there is extensive correspondence with Richard Guyatt. The Guyatt/Jenkins design did not win approval from Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears.

Papers concerning the renewal of the lease for the Maltings and the development of the building, for which Arup Associates were commissioned, occupy the second half of the file. These include a copy of the pamphlet Snape Maltings Concert Ha11 - the next step by Ronald Blythe (PP/43/1/66).

The file includes copies of the minutes of the Aldeburgh Festival Council from 5. 1.75 to 3.5.76 and of the Annual General Meeting held on 5.1.75 .
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