Category: Arts & Lits Reviews

Feb 16

Colin Sell Review

This Monday evening the members of Clacton Arts and Literary Society were kept amused by Colin Sell (I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue’s pianist). During his presentation of ‘Laughter in the One and Nines’, Colin showed his favourite British comedy film clips from the fifties and sixties. Explaining the storyline behind the clip he also …

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Feb 09

Jeremy Sassoon review

Jazz singer and pianist Jeremy Sassoon with his distinctive and evocative style produced an exciting  show for the members of the Arts and Literature Society on Monday evening. Accompanied by his band ‘Jazz Prescription’ consisting of, in the first half, Al Cherry (Guitarist) and Dan Drury (Bass), Jeremy performed many well known songs such as …

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Feb 02

John Pilkington Review

John Pilkington presented a thought provoking talk titled ‘A Balkan Adventure’ for the members of the Arts and Literary Society on Monday evening. Having visited Yugoslavia in the 1970s John returned to explore the Balkan mountains and the surrounding countryside in 2013 for a period of five months. He talked about how many of the …

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Jan 26

Dr Lucy Worsley review

Historian, curator, author and television presenter Dr Lucy Worsley presented an illustrated talk entitled ‘Welcome to the Georgian Age’ to the Art’s and Literary Society. The first half dwelt on the lives of  King George 11 and his wife Queen Caroline, ‘the cleverest, the funniest and the fattest queen consort we’ve ever had’. At Kensington …

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Jan 19

London Swing Orchestra Review

 Back after the Christmas break the members of the Arts and Literary Society’s season experienced a wonderful evening last Monday when the London Swing Orchestra, led by director and singer Graham Dalby, presented an interesting and informative history of “The Great Legends of Jazz and Swing”. Graham explained the progress of this expressive style of …

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Dec 09

Hatstand Opera Review

What a finish to the first half of the season prior to the Christmas break for the Arts & Literary Society members. Hatstand Opera presented a feast for all with their witty and festive performance last Monday evening. Founded by mezzosoprano Kirsty Young along with Toni Nunn soprano, Richard Owen tenor and Tim Smith pianist, …

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Dec 01

Jo Salter Review

Jo Salter, Britain’s first female fast jet fighter pilot, was the guest speaker for the Clacton Arts and Literary Society this Monday evening. Jo joined the R.A.F. aged 18 as an Engineering Officer and went on to train as a pilot when the Government allowed women to fly jet aircraft. Being the first woman offered …

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Mar 05

The Bateman Brothers Jazz Band

 “The Ultimate Louis Armstrong Show” This Monday evening was the closing fixture in the current season’s programme for the Arts and Literary Society. The recreation of the music and sound of the late great Louis Armstrong by the Bateman Brothers Jazz Band certainly proved to be a fitting end to a superb sixteen weeks of …

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Feb 24

Amanda Bryett

The Arts and Literacy Society were transported back in time this Monday evening by Amanda Bryett’s entertaining and thought provoking talk on how we are protected today from so many diseases that proved to be deadly in the past. Amanda worked for a pharmaceutical company specialising in vaccines, it was this combined with a background …

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Feb 18

Onyx Brass

Onyx Brass, the gifted brass ensemble, certainly made certain that the members of the Arts and Literary Society enjoyed the music on offer this Monday evening. With much enthusiasm and skill it becomes obvious that Onyx Brass want the audience to enjoy listening to their programme as much as they enjoy playing it. To help …

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