Charnwood The Arts Society Charnwood now has it’s own web site        Click here to go to it. Venue: Quorn Church Rooms, Church Lane, Quorn LE12 8DP Lectures are held on the second Thursday of the month (excluding July and August). Thursday 11th April 2019 Magdalen Evans William Simmonds and the English Puppet Theatre Simmonds was an old-fashioned Cotswolds craftsman, who achieved a stellar reputation by the time he died in 1968.  Much in demand, his ambitious puppet shows were put on for grown-ups as well as children. He could carve a calibrated figure one-sixth-life-size so convincingly that, when controlled by an expert puppeteer, reviewers thought his creatures had a life of their own. Winston Churchill was one of many who admired a performance put on by the 2nd Duke of Westminster at his country house, Eaton Hall in Cheshire. Trained at the Royal Academy and emerging from the Arts&Crafts movement in Gloucestershire, Simmonds moved on from traditional painting to designing aircraft for De Haviland during the First World War. Background to William Simmonds and his wife. Thursday 9th May 2019 John Ericson The Story of Beatrix Potter Unfortunately there is no synopsis for this lecture, so no information available. Page designed, created and maintained by Janet Groome Handshake Computer Training
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