Performances 2012-13

Clacton & North East Essex Arts & Literary Society


15th October 2012  The Diamond Jubilee Show with Tony Jacobs and Company A Right Royal Occasion – Celebrating a musical journey from the Queen’s birth to her Coronation. THE SQN.LDR.HARTLEY EVENING.

22nd October 2012 The Impressionists with Anthony Slinn

Anthony studied at Liverpool College of Art. He then continued Post-graduate painting at the Slade School where his tutor was the great Sir Ernst Gombrich, and it was his book ” The Story of Art”, that initiated Anthony’s interest in ‘Stories’ about the artists. Sponsored by FREDA LEECH, MERYL and PETER BROWN.

29th October 2012 Tracy Edwards won international fame in 1989 as the skipper of the first all-female crew to sail around the world in the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race. In 1990 Tracy was awarded Sportswoman of the Year and an MBE. Tonight Tracy will share her story with us. Sponsored by READER OFFERS LTD, Colchester. Tel: 01206 719100.

5th November 2012 The Silver Screen with Lisa Goddard, Christine Croshaw (piano) and Clive Conway (flute).

A nostalgic romp through the first 100 years or so of cinema from 1895 finishing with John Barry’s ‘James Bond’ Theme. Sponsored by GCS ALARMS LTD, Clacton-on-Sea.

12th November 2012  ‘Six Degrees of Separation’ with BBC Proms conductor and presenter Charles Hazlewood. Charles is an award-winning conductor who works regularly with great orchestras around the globe.  Central to his work is a huge passion to engage a wider audience with great music; to this end he appears regularly on BBCTV. Sponsored by Princes Theatre, Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea.

19th November 2012 Classic Rhythm, the extraordinary trio for flute, piano and percussion have a unique blend of quality musicianship, beautiful arrangements and engaging humour.  Well known classical favourites and an exceptionally wide variety of other pieces are the distinctive sound of Classic Rhythm. Sponsored by Mr Vic Middleton

26th November 2012   Television zoo vet, Matt Brash, is a specialist zoo and wildlife vet and published author. He  speaks widely about his work with zoos involving conservation, education and research. Sponsored by Marks Mobility Centre, Holland-on-Sea.

3rd December 2012′ Swing It With The Opera Dudes with Jimmy The Lip Allstar Band. Two modern day Mario Lanzas performing some of the world’s most romantic music, in their own unique vocal arrangements. Sponsored by MICHAEL and JULIE PAYNE.

21st January 2013 John Pilkington. Georgia to  Afghanistan.  In an exciting sequel to his last talk for us, John follows a spectacular branch of the Silk Road from the Caucasus across the Caspian Sea to Samarkand. He then turns south-east before finishing in Kashgar, China’s so-called ‘Crossroads of Asia’. Sponsored by DEREK and SHEILA NORMAN.

28th January 2013 – Paddy Ashdown A Brilliant Little Operation – The Story behind the Cockleshell Heros. From the battlefield to the front bench, Paddy Ashdown has seen plenty of action throughout his career. We will hear about the man behind the headlines, exploring his work outside Westminster. Sponsored by Thompson, Smith & Puxon (Solicitors), Clacton-on-Sea.

4th February Jeremy Sasoon and the Jazz Prescription.  Pianist Jeremy Sassoon and his 4 piece band of drums, bass, guitar and sax bring us jazz and swing standards and arrangements of songs from Nat King Cole through to Paul Simon and many others. Sponsored by Leslie Barlow Funeral Directors, Clacton-on-Sea.

11th February 2013 An Audience with Tim Brooke-Taylor in conversation with Chris Serle.  Tim Brooke-Taylor has been delighting audiences with his gentle but zany humour ever since he rocketed from the Cambridge Footlights into West End stardom. Sponsored by Countywide Lettings & Property Management, Holland-on-Sea.

18th February 2013 James Sherlock at the Piano. Award winning pianist James Sherlock performs a mesmerising and powerful programme of piano classics. Combining the great works side-by-side with some lighter moments. Sponsored by ERIC and IRENE HAMMOND.

25th February 2013 Leslie Gillham – Under the Hammer

After a brief spell posing as an articled clerk in the offices of a chartered accountant, Leslie Gillham began his career in the world of fine art auctioneering in Sussex in the late 1960′s.

Sponsored by The Beaumonts at Frinton Manor, Kirby Road, Great Holland, Frinton on Sea. 01255 221212

4th March 2013 On the Funny Side of the Street – An evening of comic songs presented by one of Britain’s most popular vocal groups: Cantabile — The London Quartet. Sponsored by Boydens Estate Agents, Frinton-on-Sea and Colchester.

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