Arts Society Directory Day

31/03/2020



Unfortunately our annual Arts Society gathering has been cancelled – shame, because it’s always great to catch up with colleagues, exchange ideas, and indeed get booked for lectures! In the meantime, do have a glance at the online version of my brochure, and if anything takes your fancy, do get in touch.

Beethoven at 250 for the Arts Society Wantage

28/02/2020
10:45to11:45



Delighted to be talking Beethoven for the Arts Society Wantage, for the composer’s 250th anniversary year. Details … 

Verona Opera with ACE Cultural Tours

05/07/2019
06/07/2019
07/07/2019
08/07/2019
09/07/2019
10/07/2019



Taking two dozen opera fans to three al fresco operas in the stunning Arena di Verona, with the super starry Anna Netrebko amongst the cast – I’ll be delivering lectures on Aida, Carmen and Trovatore.

Age of Jazz lecture for Arts Society Norwich

22/05/2018
19:00to20:00



Delivering my lecture on the origins of jazz for the Arts Society Norwich – it’s the society’s 50th anniversary celebration lecture.  Visitors welcome – the venue is the John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, Colney Lane, Norwich NR4 7UH

Melk Baroque Festival with ACE Cultural Tours

17/05/2018
18/05/2018
19/05/2018
20/05/2018
21/05/2018



A return visit to this excellent Baroque festival in Lower Austria… details here

NADFAS Directory Day

22/03/2017



I’m delighted to be joining the NADFAS family as accredited lecturer in 2017, and look forward to offering lots of talks on my various pet subjects.  So if you’re at the Directory Day, do come up and say hello!

NADFAS briefing day

06/02/2017
12:30to16:00



I’m delighted to be joining NADFAS in 2017 as an accredited lecturer at an exciting time in the organisation’s history.  More details to follow…

Breaking out of opéra comique; an examination of Bizet’s Carmen

11/06/2014
18:30to20:30



An illustrated talk on Carmenin a beautiful house in Chelsea, as part of the Masterclass Company’s series of History of Opera evenings.

Aldeburgh Festival 2014

20/06/2014to23/06/2014



I’ve visited and broadcast from Aldeburgh many times; this is the first trip as lecturer and tour leader with my friends at ACE Cultural Tours.