A SERVICE for BOBBY BETTS has been arranged by his family on Friday, July 31, followed by a wake.
Due to current restrictions, attendance has to be limited and, unfortunately, an open invitation is not possible. However, we are posting these details so that friends and colleagues who can’t attend can have their own thoughts for Bobby and raise a glass on the day. The service is at 4pm; the wake at 6pm.
For the past few years Bobby had been volunteering at the Resolve Night Shelter in Hatfield – and has been nominated by them for a posthumous Hero of Hertfordshire award. If you would like to offer any level of donation or a final parting gift for Bobby, the family ask that you donate directly to the Hatfield shelter in tribute to his memory, via this link: https://localgiving.org/fundraising/BobBetts/
If you are unable to attend the wake but would like to receive a memorial booklet, or you would like to contact Bobby’s family, please use the Contact Us Form from the drop-down menu, and we will ensure your message is passed on to them.
In a recent wide-ranging financial press report, which included some grim news on job losses at Reach, the company stated: “Delivering for all stakeholder groups: The accelerated strategy and new structure will enable Reach to end the previously announced temporary pay cuts for all colleagues except for the CEO, CFO and other Board members, whose pay will continue to be subject to a 20 per cent reduction. All annual bonus schemes relating to 2020 remain suspended. The company will also resume its monthly contributions towards historic pension deficits following the deferral announced in April. The Reach Board recognises the importance of a dividend to our shareholders and will keep future dividends under review, restarting payments when it is appropriate to do so.”
We posted this outstanding example of top-class journalism in June 2020, following the death of forces’ sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn. The caption read: A front page that says it all
IT MEANS a lot when members take the trouble to say thank you to the volunteers at the AMP – and this heartwarming card sent in by Marilyn Bevan from Glastonbury certainly made us all feel valued and appreciated.
Having received her spring Mirror Pensioner, Marilyn wrote:
“Dear Team – Thank you yet again for the wonderful cartoon – on getting the ‘Pensioner’ it did my heart good to laugh so much – lovely to know all is well in the ‘Finance Department’.
“You really are the tops to give us so much comfort – all the best 2 U all there.”
Did you get yours? For AMP members only – Mirror Pensioner spring 2020, eight-page newsletter, full colour, with:
Exclusive: news about Reach’s pensions deferment plans, by Trustee chairman Quentin Woodley
Exclusive: special cartoon for AMP, by Charles Griffin
Exclusive: give me a call, by AMP chair Deborah Thomas
Special: advice on your Wills
Updates: on AMP finances
And much, much more
Our twice-a-year newsletters go out to MEMBERS ONLY. The autumn issue is a whopping 16 pages, packed full of news, views, memories, stats and data. And, very sadly, obituaries and tributes for colleagues who have died. If you want to make sure you receive Mirror Pensioner twice a year, you can join AMP via the Contact Us page.
A handsome couple pictured on their wedding day, May 7, 1960, as Paris beckoned for their honeymoon. Go to Members’ Noticeboard for more…
IF you’ve run out of paperbacks, finished all your jigsaws, your garden’s looking lovely, and your house has been cleaned to within an inch of its life, here’s a massive list of links to entertain, amuse and educate…
It’s 200 years since the birth of Florence Nightingale. Visit her museum’s website for some great downloads for home schooling and, if you can, help save it from closure. https://www.florence-nightingale.co.uk
If you love music you will absolutely LOVE this free, online music station that takes you on a tour of global pop music by decade and country. Any country, any decade, just shuffle: https://radiooooo.com/
And thanks to AMP committee member STEPHANIE KERSTEIN for this cultural cornucopia from Redbridge U3A (w/b 18th May). More and more entertainment is being offered online and there are some gems to be found in the list below. The links can be accessed on computers, laptops and smartphones or even smart TVs with an internet browser and/or a YouTube app – and it’s all free! Links update every week.
Drama: Every Thursday at 7.00 pm The National Theatre will be streaming a performance online. The show will be available for one week. The coming weeks’ plays are:
Now – 21st May: Barbershop Chronicles. Inua Ellams’ play about the places where banter is barbed, and the truth is telling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNxfr9tSsSc
21st – 28th May: A Streetcar Named Desire. Gillian Anderson plays Blanche DuBois in the critically acclaimed Young Vic production of Tennessee Williams’ classic play: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJEpYaD3yTw
Gate Theatre has two offerings: Malagi Mougel’s Suzy Storck: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6zlnonOZYc until 30th June and The Unknown Island based on Jose Saramago’s short story, The Tale of the Unknown Island: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUBsVmYH_8Q also until 30th June.
York Theatre Royal and Pilot Theatre have released Everything is Possible: The York Suffragettes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yT34ZmtAqak until 31st May.
From Border Crossings Theatre comes the film More than Words: https://www.bordercrossings.org.uk/programme/more-words-0 until 21st May)
Midnight Your Time is a wryly comic and ultimately heartbreaking exploration of what it really means to communicate remotely. It was recorded via webcam at Diana Quick’s home and is presented by Donmar Warehouse. It will be available until 20th May: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSy_QM9yNN8
Lyric Hammersmith will stream their performance of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, but it will only be available on Wednesday 20th May from 2.30 pm till midnight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqvL_Y3-oyU
Belgrade Theatre in Coventry presents Amy Ng’s Under the Umbrella. Wei is a smart girl, but she has reached 27, the age of “leftover woman”, so back in China, her grandmother is getting worried. The play premieres on Friday 22nd May at 7.00 pm and will be available for a week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIcczCiLZK4
The Globe Theatre shows plays for free, one at a time, on rotation every two weeks. Each play premieres on a Monday at 7.00 pm.
Tonight – 31st May: The Winter’s Tale. Blanche McIntyre directs a new version of Shakespeare’s great play of the irrational and inexplicable: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nscB0yEWSgY
Today at 7.00 pm until schools reopen: Macbeth. A 90-minute production, created especially for a school audience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFwHmgA9nno
More information on https://www.shakespearesglobe.com/watch/#free-youtube-premieres
Swinging the Lens’ production of Richard II from Sam Wanamaker Theatre can be watched on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHrXAJ93hRU. This is the first all women of colour Shakespeare production in the UK.
Canada’s Stratford Festival premieres a Shakespeare play every Thursday at 11.30 pm with each play being available for three weeks. Note that the stream includes a 30 minute preshow before the actual performance. Already available:
Coriolanus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvkW1MhOYlQ until 21st May.
Macbeth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbTNhGfM7W8 until 28th May.
The Tempest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZREpz1ZH6Q
Next up: Timon of Athens premiering on Thursday 21st May. Direct link not yet available, but check on https://www.youtube.com/user/stratfordfestival
Musicals: Every Friday at 7.00 pm Andrew Lloyd Webber will make one of his musicals available for free for 48 hours. The performance for Friday 22nd May has not yet been announced. No direct link is available as yet but will e-mailed later in the week. Otherwise, check https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdmPjhKMaXNNeCr1FjuMvag for more information.
Leonard Bernstein’s musical Trouble in Tahiti – a one-act satire on the American dream – can be seen in a production by Opera North: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxv0xjld2BA until 1st June.
Chichester Festival Theatre is streaming David Walliams’ The Midnight Gang: https://www.cft.org.uk/the-midnight-gang-broadcast until 29th May.
Opera: The Royal Opera House will be streaming a ballet or opera performance every Friday at 7.00 pm after which they remain available for some time.
Available now: La Traviata by Guiseppe Verdi, starring Renée Fleming and Joseph Calleja: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wiGeh2c8LI until 21st May.
Friday 22nd May premiere: Cendrillon by Jules Massenet until 4th June. Direct link not yet available
More information on https://www.youtube.com/user/RoyalOperaHouse
The Metropolitan Opera in New York offers a nightly opera stream which will be available for 23 hours from 12.30 am (7.30 pm in New York). This week’s schedule is as follows:
Tuesday 19th May: Idomeneo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wednesday 20th May: Lohengrin by Richard Wagner
Thursday 21st May: Un Ballo in Maschera by Giuseppe Verdi
Friday 22nd May: Turandot by Giacomo Puccini
Saturday 23rd May: Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sunday 24th May: Faust by Charles Gounod
Monday 25th May: Manon by Jules Massenet
The nightly opera can be watched at https://www.metopera.org or through the Met Opera on Demand app on your smart TV.
The Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow is also streaming operas. No premieres announced this week.
For more information. check on https://www.youtube.com/user/bolshoi
Operas are collected by the website Operavision: https://operavision.eu/en/library/Óperas – and available on YouTube. Some theatres upload selected productions themselves. Beneath is a list of opera links to enjoy. They should all have English subtitles:
Doctor Atomic by John Adams, from De Nationale Opera, Amsterdam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_V9LEMEmbg until 24th May.
Der Schmied von Gent by Franz Shreker, from Opera Ballet Vlaanderen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jmb5iIv9rY
Eugene Onegin by Pyotr Tchaikovsky from Komische Oper, Berlin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efWr4_pKcDY
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk by Nikolai Leskov, from De Nationale Opera, Amsterdam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUboLUypbHA
Legend of the Invisible City of Kitzeh by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov from De Nationale Opera, Amsterdam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHYwFg9RXA0
L’Elisir d’Amore by Gaetano Donizetti, from Wiener Staatsoper, Vienna: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAXoOqIGlTY
Ritratto by Willem Jeths, from De Nationale Opera, Amsterdam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0sK4bAaGtM
The Pearls of Cleopatra by Richard Strauss, from Komische Oper, Berlin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z282rZtb_dI
The Queen of Spades by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, from Moscow State Stanislavsky Music Theatre: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Y8UrTLL8gU
Wozzeck by Alban Berg, from De Nationale Opera, Amsterdam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1ydPjw87eo
This week’s premieres from Operavision – available from 6.00 pm for three months:
Friday 22nd May: Tristan & Isolde by Richard Wagner, from La Monnaie/De Munt, Brussels
Direct link not yet available, but check on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBTlXPAfOx300RZfWNw8-qg
Ballet: The Royal Opera House will be streaming a ballet or opera performance every Friday at 7.00 pm after which they remain available for some time.
Ballets available: Anastasia by Kenneth McMillan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Tu8P0V6BDE until 28th May.
More information on https://www.youtube.com/user/RoyalOperaHouse
Sadler’s Wells presents Moon Water by Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJABXU15MbA until 22nd May.
TOM by Wilkie Branson premieres Friday 22nd May at 7.30 pm. Direct link not yet available, but check https://www.youtube.com/user/sadlerswells
English National Ballet has launched Wednesday Watch Parties. This week’s performance, on Wednesday 20th May at 7.00 pm, will be Stina Quagebeur’s Nora – a one-act ballet inspired by the main character in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. It will only be available for 48 hours after the initial stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBSvvOyOPRQ
New York City Ballet makes performances available for 72 hours every Wednesday and Saturday from 1.00 am.
Wednesday 20th May premiere: George Balanchine’s Diamonds from Jewels, featuring Sara Mearns and Russell Janzen.
Saturday 23rd May premiere: Christopher Wheeldon’s Liturgy, featuring Maria Kowroski and Jared Angle, and Carousel (A Dance), featuring Lauren Lovette and Tyler Angle. Direct links not yet available, but check on https://www.youtube.com/user/newyorkcityballet
San Francisco Ballet performs Justin Peck’s Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jBQ9rkU2_0
From Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg comes Sleeping Beauty with music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqLpnaGBNrs
On Thursday 21st May at 6.00 pm, Border Crossings Theatre presents Ino Moxo – a visionary theatrical experience, combining shamanic chants, dance and extraordinary projections, choreographed by Ana Zavala and Oscar Naters. It will be online for a week on https://www.bordercrossings.org.uk/programme/ino-moxo
Concerts: London Symphony Orchestra will be streaming a concert every Sunday and Thursday.
Now: Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 6 and Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Remembering conducted by Sir Simon Rattle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vw3uKgsct8c
Thursday 21st May at 7.30 pm: Benjamin Britten’s Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from Peter Grimes,
Sergey Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No 2 and Dmitry Shostakovich’s Symphony No 6 conducted by Gianandrea Noseda with Denis Matsuev, piano.
Sunday 24th May at 7.00 pm: Steve Reich’s Quartet and Sextet, Joe Locke’s Her Sanctuary and Makoto Ozone’s Kato’s Revenge arranged by Simon Carrington. LSO Percussion Ensemble.
Direct links not yet available. For full programme of each concert, visit https://lso.co.uk/whats-on/2019-20-season/alwaysplaying.html Also visit https://www.youtube.com/user/Lso
Royal Scottish National Orchestra has introduced Friday Night Club with a string of concerts already available. A new concert is streamed every Friday at 7.30 pm.
Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 ‘Eroica’, directed by Sir Roger Norrington: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_8K8bVNF8k
Saint-Saëns’ Symphony No. 3 ‘Organ’ conducted by Neeme Järvi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZ_eZUgbzFA
Johannes Brahms’ German Requiem conducted by Gregory Batsleer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPogmLEAwc8
Richard Strauss’ Don Juan and Seven Early Songs by Alban Berg, conducted by Thomas Søndergård: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoaULs5pFqM
Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No.1, directed by Thomas Søndergård: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5veX4Blbzo
Excerpts from Delibes’ Sylvia and Bizet’s Carmen, conducted by Neeme Järvi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJD3_VnPsWc
Claude Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, and Fantaisie for Piano and Orchestra with Sir Roger Norrington and pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTRi8YrL0zM
Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, conducted by Peter Oundjian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FJnBeGQkf4
Premiere on Friday 22nd May: Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 1, conducted by Thomas Søndergård. Direct link not yet available.
New York Philharmonic Orchestra presents the series NY Phil Plays On:
Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 7 conducted by Alan Gilbert in “A Concert for Unity,” featuring musicians from around the world joining the Philharmonic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAGZ7bchH-A
Soprano Renée Fleming sings Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate and Richard Strauss’s Muttertändelei, Waldseligkeit, and Cäcilie, conducted by Kurt Masur: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqZbJlueE3o
Antonin Dvorak’s Cello Concerto played by Yo-Yo Ma, conducted by Kurt Masur: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jchO-8pw9IE
Also check on https://www.youtube.com/user/NewYorkPhilharmonic
Boston Symphony Orchestra streams concerts under the banner BSO at Home:
Andris Nelsons conducts Bartók, Mozart, and Ravel featuring pianist Yefim Bronfman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yE0XYILpDOc
Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 conducted by Erich Leinsdorf: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvsCaYhBClc
Also check on https://www.youtube.com/user/BostonSymphony
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra makes a concert available on You Tube every Thursday at 10.30 am. Here is a selection:
MSO+Kate Miller-Heidke. Featuring Australian theatre and music sensation Kate Miller-Heidke on stage alongside her husband and collaborator, Keir Nuttall, this performance showcases the full breadth of Kate’s vocal abilities in this exciting pop meets orchestra concert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imfaOlXzBb0
Danish String Quartet’s Last Leaf, arranged for MSO Quintet by Michelle Wood, is the second album by the Nordic ensemble. Known for their incredible takes on contemporary composition and classical repertoire, Last Leaf is a series of Nordic folk songs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DH_jXoXo-Y
For more music and information, visit https://www.youtube.com/user/TheMSOrchestra
The Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam releases no less than three concerts each week. Each concert is preceded by an introduction and sometimes an interview. These are the latest:
Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 5, conducted by Nicholas Harnoncourt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxM4i7vaqQw
Hector Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique, conducted by Daniele Gatti: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIFMflOnA2E
Sergey Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto no. 3 with Alexander Gavrylyuk and conducted by Vladimir Jurowski: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVvWghbJdgs
Claude Debussy’s La Mer and Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps, conducted by Daniele Gatti: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6gqShLW9HE
Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2, conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oF-tF3oaO_A
Josef Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 2 with cellist Giovanni Sollima and Mozart’s Symphony No. 38, conducted by Giovanni Antonini: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL_UF96L7xA
Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 3 conducted by Herbert Blomstedt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZIHMTUsypk
Astor Piazzolla’s Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas lead by and with concertmaster Liviu Prunaru, and Antonio Vivaldi’s Le quattro stagioni lead by and with concertmaster Vesko Eschkenazy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6F5knOeVtno
Concertgebouw’s Gustav Mahler Festival:
Symphony No. 1, conducted by Mariss Jansons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnTjNS6dNBc
Symphony No. 2, conducted by Daniele Gatti with Annette Dasch, soprano, and Karen Cargill, mezzo-soprano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPPMQJhIJIs
Symphony No. 3, conducted by Mariss Jansons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xule3Ia2jcE
Symphony No. 4, conducted by Iván Fischer with Miah Persson, soprano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1psx1hsMwo
Symphony No. 5, conducted by Daniele Gatti: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW_Obv5VB1Q
Symphony No. 6, condicted by Lorin Maazel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9uXdaPLt5c
Symphony No. 7, conducted by Pierre Boulez: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NC6EGMGEENc
Symphony No. 8, conducted by Mariss Jansons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0dd-RCmmYw
Symphony No. 9, conducted by Bernard Haitink: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4ctQ8LqTak
Symphony no. 10 ’Das Lied von der Erde’ conducted by Fabio Luisi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wB-q3m2L3Eo
David Oistrakh plays Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s five violin concertos & Rondo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1m_YoGbDt4
Katherine Jenkins’ VE Day performance We’ll Meet Again in an empty Royal Albert Hall is still available to watch on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzeEtnXaruc
David Gilmour’s Live at Pompeii – recorded 45 years after Pink Floyd’s legendary performance – is now available to stream on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAmOdxZKWjY
The Rolling Stones have launched Extra Licks! – a series of special past performances premiering Sundays at 8.00 pm. Yesterday’s offering, Live at The Fonda Theatre can be watched at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8RsYQp_hnc.
If you are into electronic music, you may enjoy Jean-Michel Jarre’s The Connection Concert from 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLRcJBSsGVw
A concert by Amy MacDonald from Schaffhausen, Switzerland in 2019 can be watched on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZy2OEUhRvw
There’s reggae from Ziggy Marley performing live at Exit Festival 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1RGRBQ_f5U
Heavy rock from Metallica live in Paris 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85oEUVqgefU
Earlier this year Eric Clapton and Friends paid tribute to Ginger Baker in a concert at the Hammersmith Apollo. Watch it on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcZILUFycrA
Lady Gaga unleashes unparalleled energy in an Enigma concert in Miami: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lletJOdGNso
A line-up of Broadway favourites, among them Josh Groban and Meryl Streep, celebrate Stephen Sondheim with a concert event called Take Me to the World – performed from home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A92wZIvEUAw
Lincoln Center in New York has made a string of concerts by The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis available under the heading Jazz at Lincoln Center. Here is a selection:
The Music of Miles Davis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ__lmCOSeg
JLCO Songbook: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxUu8ZjH8H8
South African Songbook: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOJxZmgnpkA
Who is Chick Corea?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHgi2fUUGcI
Untamed Elegance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqdZxWn3IsQ
The Life and Music of Dave Brubeck: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ-yXQItCGg
The JLCO plays Monk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-z0vtPubKQ
Who is Benny Goodman?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nySFrVAzG7A
Celebrating Ella Fitzgerald, the first lady of jazz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFx9XRTvGZg
Virtual Gala: Worldwide Concert for our Culture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjJbZetCvGw
More information on https://www.youtube.com/user/JazzatLincolnCenter
Other events: The Royal Albert Hall has launched a series of events under the heading Royal Albert Home. This includes artists performing live from their own home. The streams are available on YouTube after the event.
Natalie Prass: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7D7ZPqPkAU
Marisha Wallace: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kGdgv8ppBM
Sinéad Harnett: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QS–oSzz3M8
The Great Jelly of London by Paul Jennings, read by Samuel West: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fMrIvO3um8
Richard Thompson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEp_q8IH6uI
Jesca Hoop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b-lq5yzCyg
David Ford: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68rAVHO3o5U
Opera for kids with Maciek O’Shea https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VO0whvQ3QJA
Sea Shambles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBQmdbVeoKw
This week’s Royal Albert Home events:
Tuesday 19th May at 7.30 pm: Gabriela Montero: https://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/events/2020/royal-albert-home-gabriela-montero/
Thursday 21st May at 8.15 pm: Scouting for Girls: https://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/events/2020/royal-albert-home-scouting-for-girls/
For more information about this series and the individual performances, visit https://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/series/royal-albert-home/
OLD sailor and loyal AMP supporter JIMMY BAYNES is currently at home rcovering from a minor heart attack.
But you can’t keep a good man down – and Jimmy, who is 96, said: “I’m OK now, I’m having a quiet time”
Regular visitors to this site will know a bit about Jimmy and his war-time experiences. He served with the Arctic convoys for which he received The Ushakov Medal. Recently Jimmy was interviewed at home by Russia’s Channel 1 TV station – and as you can see, full social distancing was observed! For more, go to All Our Yesterdays
THE recent death of the Marquess of Bath inspired FRANK THORNE to recall one of his great Daily Mirror scoops.
Frank said: “The recent death from coronavirus of Alexander Thynn, the 7th Marquess of Bath, came as a shock to me and it brought back memories of the time soon after he inherited the title as the new Lord Bath. The eccentric hippie artist announced at the time that he would not be talking to the Press for three years.”
“Well, he broke his self-imposed rule when I told him that a manager at his Longleat Safari Park was selling rhesus moneys for live experimentation and vivisection.”
(Image: thanks to Mirrorpix) Go to All Our Yesterdays