An exciting range of talks, with the added benefit of quality refreshments thrown in, are being held at The Station in Richmond.
It’s the first time the venue has played host to a lecture series, and, with an eclectic range of topics, organisers are hoping the talks will appeal to a wide audience.
From staging an international art show, to local news-gathering, music, business, lottery funding and auctioneering, the speakers are sure to brighten, and enlighten, otherwise dull winter Tuesday mornings.
Music historian, and award-winning tv producer, Chris Phipps, is first to take to the microphone, as he guides us through the untold stories of some of radio and television’s most enduring theme tunes.
“If you are familiar with theme tunes such as The Archers or Desert Island Discs, you may well be intrigued by some insider information about the soundtracks and their history,” says Chris. “I’m really looking forward to giving a Tuesday Talk at The Station, as I’ve often been here as a visitor.”
The twelve-week series starts on Tuesday 21 January at 10am, with talks held every other Tuesday until 1 April. Tea or coffee and cakes and pastries are included with every ticket, courtesy of Seasons restaurant. The talk itself will last just over an hour, with time for questions from the audience.
Tuesday Talk tickets cost £6, or £30 if all six talks are booked. “Here at The Station, we’re always keen to try new things, so we wanted to put together a great range of talks with some really engaging and passionate speakers,” explains Station Manager, Melanie Cookson-Carter. “It’s going to be a great way to find out about a lot of very interesting topics.”
Tuesday 21 Jan – Chris Phipps: Soundtrack to our lives
Tuesday 4 Feb – Tim Clissold: Doing business with China
Tues 18 Feb – Fiona Spiers: Winning the lottery; the HLF and Yorkshire
Tues 4 Mar – Veronique Gerard-Powell: Notes from an exhibition
Tues 18 Mar – Claire Montgomery: Regional news-gathering
Tues 1 Apr – Peter Robinson: Hammer time – ten tempting lots.