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For our first meeting of the 2018/19 season, we welcome members of the RSPB and the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, with whom we are pleased to present Simon King the TV Presenter, Wildlife Expert and Photographer. Simon was born in Kenya and his love of wildlife began in Africa. He has directed and presented many award-winning TV programmes and films, some of the best known being Springwatch, Big Cat Diary and Blue Planet. In the 2010 honours list Simon was awarded an OBE for services to Wildlife Photography and Conservation. Please note guest tickets are £12 each for this event and are available from our Secretary. Click here to make an enquiry.
Flying from over 20 airfields in Lincolnshire in the Second World War, Bomber Command is often called “The Forgotten Heroes”. In this talk Barry will tell story of the International Bomber Command Centre recently opened near Lincoln. It is a first class facility acknowledging the efforts, sacrifice and commitment of the men and women from 62 Nations who came together during WW2. The establishment will ensure that generations to come can learn about The Command’s role in protecting the freedom we enjoy today. Click here to make an enquiry.
All Kathy’s Professional life was as a Concert Singer, She began after winning a talent competition at the age of 12, called "what makes a Star?" She was a Soprano, working with Orchestras and doing broadcasts from around the country. It was during a long summer season at Blackpool Winter gardens, that she was headhunted by P & O Cruises, and that event and what it led to was the content of her first talk, and led to a complete change in her life. She will tell her fascinating story, at this our last meeting before Christmas. Click here to make an enquiry.
It is said that no house in England is more ducal in appearance than Chatsworth, the home of the Dukes of Devonshire. This stateliest of stately homes is a late 17th century classical building and houses famous works by Rembrandt and Frans Hals. Christine is the recently retired head housekeeper, having lived and worked on the Chatsworth Estate for over 40 years. She will share with us her life behind the scenes of the house and some of the special events held there. This will be a unique glimpse of Chatsworth’s history and its people. Click here to make an enquiry.
Founded in 1759 this historic landscape garden includes work by renowned architects Bridgeman, Kent, and Capability Brown, illustrating significant periods of design from the 18thc to 20thc. The gardens became a World Heritage Site in 2002. Dr Campbell has an Honorary Fellowship at Alexandria University in Egypt. Her work in the Pharmacy of Pharaonic Times earned her unrivalled access to Kew. She will describe the Origins of Gardens through the development of its research.Click here to make an enquiry.
The Italian Composer and Violinist Antonio (Lucio) Vivaldi was born in Venice in 1678 and trained as a priest becoming advanced in 1703. He wrote music of all forms including over 40 operas. Perhaps his most popular was the 4 Seasons in a set of violin concertos which he composed in 1725. In this talk Peter will explore the amazing world of Vivaldi’s music that is intrinsically Venetian as the canvasses of Canaletto. Click here to make an enquiry.
Paul is an astronomer based in Horncastle, and is the reviews editor of the BBC Sky at Night Magazine. He has received many awards in the field of astronomy. His presentation on this occasion will take the form of a tour, beginning with our sun and ending at the edge of our solar system. (An evening with a difference) Click here to make an enquiry.
The Heroes of Telemark was a 1965 World War 2 film starring Kirk Douglas and Richard Harris. It tells the story of a dangerous mission to prevent The Nazis from developing an atomic bomb in Norway. Martin is an acclaimed TV producer and director with over 25 years’ experience of making challenging programmes in remote locations. He will share with us the story behind the film, using archive and personal testimony, as well as modern re-enactment and survival tips. Click here to make an enquiry.
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