Benjamin Britten in Olympia (London) - 8 June, 1931
I write “Aspatia’s Song” in morning, quite successful, & also begin a de la Mare, unsuccessful. Practise as usual. Begin “Hymn to Pan” before meeting Uncle Sheldon at Queen’s Road and bringing him back here to dinner with Barbara. He takes us to the Royal Tournament at Olympia – marvellous show. I enjoyed every moment of it. The P.T. Squads were superb, & the musical drives. It quite makes me long to be a soldier!
Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, June 8 1931. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 75-76. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1408437500388 accessed: 28 October, 2021
Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:38:20 +0100