Coming talks

All the talks below will be on Zoom. About two weeks before each talk all members will receive an email with an invite to attend the Zoom meeting. There is a limited of 95 attendees, which will be allocated on a first come first served basis in response to the invite email.

Mayflower 400

Monday 25th January, 11am – with Brian Mathieson and Richard Keoghoe

Mayflower 400 is a videoed talk put together by the Script to Screen Group. Both Richard and Brain will be attending the talk to answer any questions.

The video is basically in magazine format, with several short pieces on different themes. It starts with a tour round Plymouth using the App that was released last year, pointing out the various places that relate to the Mayflower. Then there’s a skit about the “Mayflower Steps” and a couple of pieces about the ship’s biscuits and other food on the journey. Next, we have a historian talking about the behaviour of the Pilgrim Fathers once they reached America and finally there’s a speech from a member of the Wampanoag tribe that was planned for the 350th anniversary, but was dropped. Each section is broken up by images from last year’s Illuminate. The video is fully subtitled and should last around 26 minutes.

Working with Auntie

Monday 8th February, 10:45am –  with Christine Green

Behind the scenes at the BBC as a graphic designer. Worked on many memorable programs we all know and love.

Note: The Zoom session for this talk includes our first virtual monthly General Meeting.

New Orleans to New York

Monday 22nd February, 11am –  with Roger Browne

This talk will be an illustrated talk with live examples on the piano and is punctuated with hilarious stories about people places events that have made his lifetime journey in music so memorable.

All things Banned and Censored

Monday 8th March, 11am –  with Peter and Christine Padwick

A colourful, humorous, informative hour that covers radio, film TV literature and sport.