CLACTON & NORTH EAST ESSEX ARTS AND LITERARY SOCIETY
OFFERS I6 MONDAY EVENINGS OF SUPERB ENTERTAINMENT AT THE PRINCES THEATRE
8th OCTOBER 20l8 – 4th MARCH 20l9
October 8th — THE GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA UK
directed by RAY McVAY, opens our new season with music and song from the big band era of the 1940’s. Formed in 1988 The Glen Miller Orchestra has maintained the exact line-up on stage as devised by the great man himself.
Sponsored by STANDARD CHARTERED MUSIC SOCIETY.
October 15th — Tonight CAPTAIN WILLIAM WELLS Master Mariner, Ship’s Captain and a licensed commercial marine pilot, talks about ‘ADMIRAL LORD NELSON: The Man behind the Portraits’. A comprehensive look at the real person behind his portraits and embellished history.
Sponsored by a member of the Society.
October 22nd — This evening LORD ROBERT WINSTON, Medical Doctor, Researcher, Writer, Broadcaster, Professor of Science and Society and Fertility studies presents ‘MODIFYING HUMANS’. During his career Robert has always concentrated on advancing the understanding and interaction between scientists and the public.
Sponsored by THOMPSON, SMITH & PUXON (Solicitors) Clacton-on-Sea.
October 29th — Singer pianist, JEREMY SASSOON with his four band members present ‘A PRESCRIPTION OF JAZZ‘. A great entertainer, his singing and playing appears effortless and natural as he plays Jazz, other popular classics and light music repertoire for everyone.
Sponsored by DON DUNHAM a member of the Society.
November 5th — This evening we present ‘ALONG THE FOOTPATH WITH JULIA BRADBURY‘. Working for both the BBC and ITV, Julia specialises in documentaries and consumer affairs and is also known for co-presenting Countryfile. Julia also presented, The Wonder of Britain and Britain’s Best Walks.
Sponsored by MARK MOBILITY CENTRE at Clacton-On-Sea and Holland-On-Sea.
November I2th — Tonight we welcome author and lecturer JULIE SUMMERS with ‘WAR ON THE HOME FRONT‘. Julie will share her knowledge of the social history of WW2, including how some of our stately homes were taken over to house soldiers, evacuees and others.
THE SQN. LDR. HARTLEY EVENING.
November ‘I9th — This evening THE GYPSY CARNIVALS bring the sound oi the l93O’s Paris back to life with their selection of gypsy jazz and modern covers. The sixspiece band with their combination of violin, guitar and rhythm section along with their vocalist will keep your feet tapping.
Sponsored by KEITH MIDDLETON in memory of his loving of wife Ann a long time member of the Society.
November 26th — To end the first half of the season TENORS UNLIMITED present their ‘ARTS and LITERARY SOCIETY CONCERT‘. With Scott Ciscon (tenor), Paul Martin (brass-baritone) and Jem Sharples (tenor), their combination of popular opera, musical theatre and original songs create their own unique sound.
Sponsored by LESLEY BARLOW, Clacton-On-Sea.
Your Committee wish you a Very Happy Christmas
January 14th — The New Year starts with the established singer ATILA whose interpretations of the American song book are internationally renowned. Tonight, Atila presents ‘THE NAT KING COLE STORY‘ a tribute to the great man and his music.
Sponsored by JANET DEWING a long standing member of the Society.
January 21st — Tonight we welcome travel writer and broadcaster SIMON CALDER. Simon’s talk is titled
‘THE UPS AND DOWNS OF BEING A TRAVEL WRITER‘. Known as ’the man who pays his way’, his goal
is to help people make the most of the opportunities to a world of free and limitless travel.
Sponsored by FRED OLSEN CRUISE LINES (Tel 0800 0355110) proud to be sponsors of the Clacton &
North East Essex Arts & Lits Society.
January 28th — This evening we present ‘AN AUDIENCE WITH SIMON KING‘. Broadcaster, film maker and writer, Simon’s love of wildlife began in his childhood home in Africa and he is known to many, as a face of Springwatch and Big Cat Diary.
Sponsored by LOIS and TONY SCHATTEN, members of the Society.
February 4th — Presenting SIMEON WOOD musician, composer and flutist. Simeon enjoys performing all over the world on an ever-increasing array of unusual instruments. Having started playing the flute at the age of eight, it still remains his first love.
Sponsored by a member of the Society.
February 11th — Presenting ‘THE ROYAL MINT, IT’S WORK and HISTORY‘, with CHRIS BARKER Research
Curator at the Royal Mint Museum. The many years of the existence of the Royal Mint tracks the history of Britain through its wars, political upheavals, social and economic progress.
February I8th — This evening the LONDON FESTIVAL OPERA with Artistic Director of LFO and former principle of the D’Oyly Carte, PHILIP BLAKE-JONES, presents ‘A CELEBRATION of GILBERT and SULLIVAN‘. A cast of exceptional performers including former artists with the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company, perform some of the most celebrated pieces.
Sponsored by MICHAEL and JULIE PAYNE.
February 25th — ‘MARINE LIFE‘ is tonight’s penultimate presentation with ocean adventurer GLORIA BARNETT. Known as ’the weird fish lady’, Gloria will share her passion for science and the sea helping us to understand how important the Oceans are to life on earth.
Sponsored by ALAN and CINDY HARDY, members of the Society.
March 4th — To close our season we present the ‘UK GOSPEL CHOIR‘ one of the most talented gospel choirs on the European scene. Formed in 2007, their unique blend of close harmonies and the ability to mix Gospel with Soul, Blues, Classical and Latin style offer an uplifting evening.
Sponsored by BOYDENS (Estate Agents), Clacton-on-sea, Frinton-on-sea and Colchester, with other
branches at Braintree, Kelvedon and Sudbury.
March 18th – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING.
THE PROGRAMME, AS ALWAYS, IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE IN CIRCUMSTANCES OUTSIDE THE SOCIETY’S CONTROL.