Category: Performances 2010-11

Mar 25

Tony Jacobs & Jim Barry

22nd November Tony Jacobs & Jim Barry ‘Two Gentlemen & a Piano’ Tony and Jim attempt to get to grips with the music and lyrics of some of the greatest composers and lyricists of Twentieth Century popular music.  Their interpretation of the classic songs of George and Ira Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, Cole Porter, Irving …

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Mar 25

John McCarthy

15th November John McCarthy John McCarthy ‘1,943 days of Squalid Captivity’ Living with the constant threat of execution was an unbearable strain on the likeable young television journalist on the first rungs of broadcasting management who was captured by Lebanese extremists on his journey home to the airport.  He knew Beirut was a hotbed of …

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Mar 25

Nettle & Markham Two Pianos

8th November Nettle & Markham Nettle & Markham ‘Two Pianos’ David Nettle & Richard Markham rank amongst the world’s foremost piano duos. For thirty years their vitality, enthusiasm, musical integrity and remarkable ensemble have been delighting audiences throughout the musical world and they are considered one of the most entertaining and musically satisfying partnerships performing …

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Mar 25

Rohan McCullough

1st November Rohan McCullough Rohan McCullough in ‘My Darling Clemmie’ A play by Hugh Whitemore ‘My Darling Clemmie’ is the remarkable, moving and highly entertaining story of the woman who married one of the truly great figures of the 20th century: Sir Winston Churchill. Sponsored by ESSEX THEATRE & LEISURE CLUB, Clacton-on-Sea. (Tel: 01255 814500). …

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Mar 25

Geoff Somers

25th October Geoff Somers Geoff Somers gives an illustrated talk entitled ‘A Camel Odyssey’ An outstanding and illustrated talk, centred in Australia.  With three camels from the wild, Geoff  travelled on foot, 1,400 miles (2,000kms) from Perth across the deserts to Ulura (Ayers Rock), the ‘Red Centre’ of the continent and in 2006 across the …

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Mar 25

English Serenata

18th October  ‘Love Letters’ The year: 1940. The place: The West Midlands. The music: songs, swing and chamber music from that period.  The words: a collection of love-letters, which reflect the humour, courage and warmth of family life sixty years ago and the brave and often hilarious exploits of two young people caught in a …

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