Arts Society, Havering study day

The Arts Society, Havering are holding a study day, presented by Pip Burley – The Golder Age of Song, and Swing into the Sixties

Tuesday 24 October 2023 at the New Windmill, St. Mary’s Lane, Upminster – Doors open 10am for 10.30 to 3pm

Cost of the day – £35 including light lunch and refreshments – non-members welcome – you will be offered a ticket worth £8.00 providing free entry to one of our regular monthly lectures.

Morning Session ‘The Golden Age of Song’

Two pioneering composers of popular song Richard Rogers and Hoagy Carmichael

A tribute to the lives, words and music of two men who made a unique contribution to the Great American Songbook during the first half of the last century. Come and enjoy their beautiful songs – as fresh and inspiring today as they were when they were first written – and hear about the lives of these musical geniuses who cast their spell on us all.

Afternoon Session ‘Swinging into the Sixties’

The 60’s was a time a time when popular music was in a state of great flux – ‘rock and roll’ had arrived, putting the big bands out of business and with no intention of going away!

During that time Pip worked as a keyboard player with bandleaders like Sydney Lipton, Joe Loss, Ken Mackintosh and Claude Cavalotti, as well as performing his fair share of rock ’n roll including – even – a concert with the Beatles. In this talk Pip takes an often irreverent view of this crazy time and some of the people he met and worked with

About Pip… Pip Burley began his career as a musician playing with the big bands in the 60’s and 70’s, including Sydney Lipton, Joe Loss and Ken Mackintosh. He went on to compose and record music for commercials, theatre, film and television and, in 1990, won an Ivor Novello Award for best television theme music for The Darling Buds of May- a series he also produced, discovering Catherine Zeta-Jones in the process. His other successes on TV include one of the most watched police series of all time – A Touch of Frost created for and starring David Jason.

If you enjoyed Pip’s talk in June last year don’t miss the opportunity to meet him again. Link to The Arts Society, Havering website for this event. If you would like more details or to book a place please contact Roger Dines on 07985 367492.

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