Performances 2013-14



OCTOBER 14th 2013 – MARCH 3rd 2014

The season starts with an “EVENING OF GILBERT & SULLIVAN’. Their Operas are just as familiar and well- loved today as they were when first performed. In this special concert we will journey through their life bringing you all the favourites from HMS Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance to Mikado and one or two surprises along the way. THE SQN.LDR.HARTLEY EVENING.

October 21st When two great speakers get together, such as CHRISTOPHER LEWIS AND PAUL ATTERBURY, expect a fascinating evening. Paul, renowned for his talks on pottery, the history of the railway, porcelain, plus a host of other specialist subjects, and Christopher, very first producer of the famous Antiques Roadshow. These two distinguished experts exchange stories and ideas of a show that is now part of our culture. Sponsored by MEMBERS OF THE ARTS AND LITERARY SOCIETY.

October 28th October 28th  Tracy Martin Collectables Expert – Antiques, Collectables & Fashion Expert. Track appears on TV and is a radio presenter Sponsored by THOMPSON, SMITH & PUXON (Solicitors) Clacton-on-Sea.

November 4th AQUARELLE GUITAR QUARTET is one of Britain’s leading chamber music groups. This dynamic and innovative ensemble will perform for us, with infectious spirit, some of its original arrangements of music from a wide range of styles, periods and cultures. Sponsored by THE LEGACY KINGSCLIFF HOTEL Holland-on-Sea. Tel: 08444119492

November 11th Farmer & TV Presenter ADAM HENSON is an expert in rare breed conservation and runs the renowned Cotswold Farm Park. Adam writes for Countryfile magazine and his book, Adam’s Farm, was published in 2011. Sponsored by LESLEY BARLOW, Clacton-on-Sea .

November 18th THE EVELINA DE LAIN TRIO comprising – Evelina De Lain (piano) Rowland Sutherland – Flautist and Aga Teodorowska is a prominent polish cellist. Evelina is a unique and multifaceted artist, effectively blending classical performance, contemporary classical composition and jazz interpretation into her own innovative and compelling style. Sponsored by VIC MIDDLETON.

November 25th “LIFE IN THE PALACE KITCHENS”. COLIN ANDERSON was Chef to the Royal Household working in the Palaces and on the Royal Yacht Brittannia. We take a lighthearted look at 5 years in the Royal Household from the first three months trial to becoming Royal Pastry Chef, and describes life preparing for State visits and banquets. Sponsored by GCS ALARMS LTD, Clacton-on-Sea.

December 2nd Celebrate this festive season with “PIANTEL”. Two of Wales’ finest instrumentalists – Pianist Annette Bryn Parri and Harpist Dylan Cernyw bring you a unique and enchanting musical experience. Their programme features duets and solos including classical, opera, jazz, and broadway. Sponsored by ERIC and IRENE HAMMOND.


January 13th “BE MY LOVE” Graham Stone, Bass-baritone, had the inspired idea of reviving not only the company name THE LONDON OPERA PLAYERS, originally formed in 1950 by Elisabeth Parry, but also its high production values, professional ethos and excellent singing. Sponsored by MARY CANHAM.

January 20th “A WINTER ON THE NILE” Journalist, broadcaster and the author of several highly acclaimed books of history and travel ANTHONY SATTIN, will reveal a key moment in the lives of two extraordinary and colourful figures, Florence Nightingale and Gustav Flaubert, and provide a unique insight into the early days of travels to one of the world’s greatest tourist destinations. Sponsored by READER OFFERS LTD, Colchester. Tel: 01206 719100.

January 27th Sally Kettle and her Mum left the Canary Islands to row across the Atlantic …. Sponsored by COUNTYWIDE LETTINGS & PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, Holland-on-Sea.

February 3rd “LIVE IN CONCERT”. Combining the vocal grandeur of the Three Tenors with the infectious harmonies of The Bee Gees, BRIT-Award winners BLAKE have hilarious stories to tell and new songs to share including numbers from their new album ‘Start Over’. Sponsored by ELEMENTS THERAPEUTIC RETREAT, Colchester. Tel: 01206 848446.

February 10th NICK BAKER – “FOR THE LOVE OF BUGS – BIG ADVENTURES IN A SMALL WORLD”. A fun, humorous and yet informative journey into the world and life of a bug enthusiast. Nick the ‘bug man’ enjoys telling stories of these much misunderstood creatures’ lives and is a full time broadcaster on the subject of wildlife and natural history, presenting many popular shows for television and radio. Sponsored by MARK MOBILITY CENTRE, Holland-on-Sea.

February 17th HUMOURESQUE – duo comprising of the two internationally renowned artists, Ros Evans, soprano and Jeff Howard, pianist. We will be taking a look at the lighter side of music from the operatic and live music worlds. An amusing slant on the otherwise ever-soslightly ridiculous world of show-biz. Sponsored by AUDLEY HOMES, FRINTON MANOR LTD, Great Holland. Tel: 07733 819321

February 24th “WIND IN THE WILLOWS” with historian and folklorist WILLIAM TYLER, MBE. We all know the story of Mole, Ratty and Toad, but how many of us realise that Grahame was writing about his own Edwardian World, a world ended forever by The First World War.

March 3rd To close the season THE TUXEDO JAZZ ORCHESTRA with TONY JACOBS present foot-tapping melodies of the Roaring Twenties and Fabulous Thirties. Sponsored by BOYDENS (Estate Agents), Frinton-on-Sea and Colchester. March 17th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING.

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