Shaken by an Earthquake – lecture for Chorleywood Fine Arts

10/12/2018
20:00to21:00



Delivering my Rite of Spring lecture to Chorleywood Fine Arts – details are here

The Age of Jazz – lecture for the Arts Society Turners Hill

11/12/2018
11:00to12:00



Delivering my lecture on the roots of jazz up to the Second World War for the Arts Society Turners Hill – society and venue details are here

Bravos & Breastplates – lecture for The Arts Society Sevenoaks

13/12/2018
20:00to21:00



Here’s the breakdown of my talk:

Starting with a look at the origins of opera as a form of courtly entertainment in Italy in the early years of the C17th, this overview takes in the opulent spectacles at the French court of Versailles during the reign of Louis XIV, the “Sun King”, and pokes its nose into opera houses across Europe in the Baroque era, including those in London, where Italian opera gained an unlikely foothold, and was memorably described by Dr Johnson as an “exotic and irrational entertainment”.

Sandy examines the legacy of those two creative giants of the nineteen century, Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner, and takes us up towards our own time, where surtitles and HD cinema transmissions have made opera more widely accessible than ever before. Undeniably a major step forward – but has this come at a cost?

And event details are here. The venue is

Walthamstow Hall Senior School, Sevenoaks
Hollybush Lane, Sevenoaks, TN13 3UL

Le Caprice

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06/01/2019
19:30to23:00



A jazz residency at the Richard Caring-owned Le Caprice, one of London’s most elegant eateries.

Pizza Express with Blue Harlem

03/11/2018
20:30to22:30
17/02/2019
13:30to15:30



Two prestigious Pizza Express gigs with Blue Harlem coming up:  Sat 3rd March is at Pizza Express Maidstone, Kent and Sunday 17th February 2019 is at Pizza Express Soho, London.  Here’s a link to both.