Talks

Held on the third Wednesday of most months, the Foxlowe Talks programme  aims to engage with a wide range of subject areas,  from the local to the national and international,  on cultural, philosophical, historical, literary and  scientific themes. These talks are usually generously gifted by the lecturer to the Foxlowe Arts Centre.   Admission is free, with a collection for Foxlowe arts centre Funds.

May
16
Wed
The Biggest Aspidistra in the World
May 16 @ 7:30 pm

The Biggest Aspidistra in the World. 

Philip Brough.

This talk is not about Gracie Fields; and nor is it about war-time popular songs. It is not even a talk about Cleopatra – the biggest Asp-Disaster in the World!   It is a talk about war-time radio propaganda.  We have all heard of Lord Haw-Haw and how parents / grandparents listened as he opened every broadcast with the words – “Jarmany calling – Jarmany calling.”

But what did we broadcast to them? How effective was it?

Philip will provide the answer and it will amaze you!

 

The lecturers in this programme ‘gift’ their talks to the Foxlowe, for which we thank them. Admission is free, with a Bucket Collection, also for the Foxlowe, for which we thank you.

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