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Jason Isaacs

British actor who was Golden Globe, BAFTA and Emmy nominated, has been a permanent fixture on stage and screen for nearly 30 years. He’s played soldiers in Civvies, The Patriot, BlackHawk Down, Windtalkers, Green Zone and Fury and the terrifying death-eater Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films. Theatre performances include working with the National Theatre, Royal Court, Almeida and the critically acclaimed 50th anniversary revival of Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter, with Lee Evans. Television work includes Case Histories and earlier this year, the US mini-series Dig.

Jason has been a long standing supporter of the welfare of former members of the Parachute Regiment.
“It’s an honour to be asked to get involved with a cause that’s close to my heart. I’ve been lucky enough to spend a lot of time with soldiers over the years – particularly with paras, rangers, delta-force operators and marines – and I’ve always found the experience extremely humbling. The opportunity to help contribute anything to their wellbeing after they have given so much to protect mine is a privilege”

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Dr. Bill Frankland MD MBE

Qualified in 1938. At 103 years old, he is a pioneer in the field of allergies and still continues his work. He was commissioned by Alexander Fleming to contribute a new chapter on penicillin sensitivity for the 2nd edition of ‘Penicillin: Its practical application’, by A Fleming. Dr. Frankland invented the pollen count, and his patients have included Saddam Hussain. His research has included testing his hypothesis on a willing subject – himself. “I was dying, the sister said : ‘You’re doing one of your silly experiments aren’t you? I’ll give you some adrenalin.’Ten minutes later she had to give me another shot. After that I felt marvellous.”

In 1942 Dr. Frankland was posted to Singapore and for three and a half years served as a medical officer treating his fellow prisoners of war in the Japanese forced labour camps, sharing the same horrific privations. “When you haven’t seen bread for three and a half years and you’re starving, sandwiches are just marvellous. Afterwards the doctor told me that I had an enlarged spleen. I said: “The spleen is on the other side. You’re pressing on a loaf and a half of bread.”

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Lesley Sharp

Is an English stage, film and television actress whose roles on British television include Clocking Off (2000–01), Bob & Rose (2001) and Afterlife (2005–06). She was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for the 1997 film The Full Monty. Her other film appearances include Rita, Sue and Bob Too (1986), Naked (1993), Priest (1994), From Hell (2001) and Vera Drake (2004). Between 2011 and 2016, she starred as Janet Scott in the ITV drama Scott & Bailey.


 

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ST JOHN’S SMITH SQUARE, LONDON SW1P 3HA ~ FRIDAY MAY 20TH 2016


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Sara Lovell CelloKarin Lechner piano
Natasha Binder piano
Ian Shaw Organ
Alexander Baillie director
Rupert Graves reader
Jason Isaacs reader

Postcards from Europe
Marianne Olyver violin
Nigel Yandell piano
Pachelbel Canon
Smetana The Moldau
Sollima Vibrez! violoncelles
Bruch Kol Nidrei
Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileira No. 5

Postcards from Europe
Fauré Élégie Op. 24
Chopin Mazurka
Schubert Fantasy for 4 hands
Suzi Fox Song Eman Balzar (Erwin Schulhoff)
Serenade Robert Dauber
Gypsy Carnival Trad. (arr. Krein)
Walford Davies & Sir George Dyson
RAF March Past

Readings:
Words on active goodness by Sir Nicholas Winton
Hamlet Polonius to Laertes by Shakespeare
Yonder see the morning by A E Housman


 


A Concert to celebrate the life of
Wilfred Owen and Rabindranath Tagore
Royal Academy of Music January 2016
With Prunella Scales CBE & Timothy West CBE


A NIGHT TO REMEMBER 2015

Jason Isaacs

British actor who was Golden Globe, BAFTA and Emmy nominated, has been a permanent fixture on stage and screen for nearly 30 years. He’s played soldiers in Civvies, The Patriot, BlackHawk Down, Windtalkers, Green Zone and Fury and the terrifying death-eater Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films. Theatre performances include working with the National Theatre, Royal Court, Almeida and the critically acclaimed 50th anniversary revival of Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter, with Lee Evans. Television work includes Case Histories and earlier this year, the US mini-series Dig.

Jason has been a long standing supporter of the welfare of former members of the Parachute Regiment.
“It’s an honour to be asked to get involved with a cause that’s close to my heart. I’ve been lucky enough to spend a lot of time with soldiers over the years – particularly with paras, rangers, delta-force operators and marines – and I’ve always found the experience extremely humbling. The opportunity to help contribute anything to their wellbeing after they have given so much to protect mine is a privilege”

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Dr. Bill Frankland MD MBE

Qualified in 1938. At 103 years old, he is a pioneer in the field of allergies and still continues his work. He was commissioned by Alexander Fleming to contribute a new chapter on penicillin sensitivity for the 2nd edition of ‘Penicillin: Its practical application’, by A Fleming.  Dr. Frankland invented the pollen count, and his patients have included Saddam Hussain. His research has included testing his hypothesis on a willing subject – himself. “I was dying, the sister said : ‘You’re doing one of your silly experiments aren’t you? I’ll give you some adrenalin.’Ten minutes later she had to give me another shot. After that I felt marvellous.”

In 1942 Dr. Frankland was posted to Singapore and for three and a half years served as a medical officer treating his fellow prisoners of war in the Japanese forced labour camps, sharing the same horrific privations. “When you haven’t seen bread for three and a half years and you’re starving, sandwiches are just marvellous. Afterwards the doctor told me that I had an enlarged spleen. I said: “The spleen is on the other side. You’re pressing on a loaf and a half of bread.” 


Glen Art present three events on the Lusitania Disaster:

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1. An Evening of Words and Music on The Tall Ship, May 8th

2. Exhibition on The Tall Ship from May 8th

3. Workshops – 29th of April and the 2nd of May

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Meet Treo at Glen Art’s Gardening Scotland

Glen Art is always looking for creative and innovative ways of engaging the public. The idea of using dogs in reaching segments of the public who would not normally be interested in either veteran welfare or commemorating the First World War was already successfully implemented in our event ‘Dogs On Parade’ at the Essex Dog Training Centre. It was a fun day out attracting dog owners and their families to a display of tasks dogs might have had to fulfil in war and to meeting Treo, also know as ‘the world’s bravest dog’ and holder of the Dickin Medal for animal bravery.

At our forthcoming War Dogs garden, which will exhibit at Gardening Scotland you will have chance to meet Treo – who will be appearing with his handler and guest speaker David Heyhoe on the 29th of May at 11.30 am.

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Treo and his handler Sgt. Dave Heyhoe worked the the most dangerous job on earth – sniffing out bombs in Afghanistan – TREO was awarded the Dickin Medal for Courage (Animal VC), and is the lonely living recipient.

Dave, known to his fellow soldiers as ‘the Dog Whisperer’ and Treo were sent forwards, alone and unprotected, to detect the Taliban’s murderous IEDs.

Soon soldiers refused to patrol certain areas unless accompanied by Treo, and the pressure on the duo became ever more intense. Dave and Treo would realise they needed each other more than they could have ever imagined.

www.itsallabouttreo.co.uk

 

 

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A NIGHT TO REMEMBER !

Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings and the centenary of the First World War at ST. DUNSTAN IN THE WEST, 168a Fleet Street, EC4A 2HR on the  11th of November at 6.30PM.

Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings and the centenary of the First World War at ST. DUNSTAN IN THE WEST, 168a Fleet Street, EC4A 2HR on the  11th of November at 6.30PM.

 A Night to Remember raises funds and awareness of  the work of the Parachute Regiment Afghanistan Trust for wounded paratroopers.

The Parachute Regiment Colour Party will be in attendance, also former and current members of the regiment will talk about their experiences and the help they have received from the Afghanistan Trust.
There will be a drinks reception after the concert giving the audience and performers a chance to mingle and meet.

Our artistic line up this year includes:
Bernard Cribbins, OBE and former Paratrooper

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Opera Stars Jeff Lloyd Roberts (ROH) and Susannah Haberfeld, who is making a special guest appearance all the way from Zurich and Opera Singer and Cabarettiste extraordinaire Melinda Hughes with composer/pianist Jeremy Limb http://www.melindahughes.com

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Andrew Sackett and the Freshfields Choir who will perform a WW1 medley and join forces with the soloists in a rare performance of Poulenc’s SALVE REGINA from the Dialogues Des Carmelites.

We are looking forward to meeting you at St. Dunstan’s in the West!
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 Glen Art Presents – ‘Advance to Contact’ at the Western Club

 mazdaADVANCE TO CONTACT: An excellent hard hitting British drama highlighting the volatile vulnerability of a soldier’s struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as he returns to civilian life. Based on true events the film raises awareness of PTSD while showing how family, friends and those around the sufferer are also affected. Skillfuly written and directed by and featuring Scott Ryan Vickers ‘Advance to Contact’ is passionately made with fine performances from all concerned.

Below a link to the official trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIfIeznW6Eo

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Voices of the First World War

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Voices of the First World War is a project that we are launching in 2014 – collaborating with communities across Scotland – engaging them in research and performance of the story of one name from their local war memorial.

We have been most fortunate to have the support of HRH The Prince of Wales who will choose a name from the Crathie Memorial at Balmoral.

Behind each name is a voice and a story and together we will research, workshop and present the unique history behind the name and the person, we will look at artefacts which might be lurking in family attics and cellars, and we will incorporate their story in our professional performances of music, poetry and prose from the era.

If you are in a local community group, a school, a choir or a sports club who would like to get involved in the centenary commemorations of the first world war with us please don’t hesitate to contact us.

The centenary provides food for thought for everyone. No-one thought in July 1914 that events in Sarajevo would lead so inexorably to war – and it is quite possible that events in the near or distant future might develop a similar dynamic, with similarly unintended consequences.

If we don’t even remember our mistakes, how can we learn from them?

For more information about our Voices of the First World War project, go to

http://www.voicesofthefirstworldwar.org/

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 DOGS ON PARADE – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH 

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Join us for a celebration of Military Dogs from WW1 to Afghanistan at the home of the Essex Dog Display Team in Brentwood to raise funds for The Afghanistan Trust.

Bring your dog and all the family for a fun day with host PETER PURVES (Blue Peter, Crufts, Dr Who) and special guests.

TREO –  the world’s bravest dog who was awarded  the Dickin Medal for courage. The Dickin Medal is the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross and only 65 animals have been awarded this prestigious medal since its inception in 1943.

 

 

 

THE ESSEX DOG DISPLAY TEAM
Britain’s Premier Dog Display Team
Led by Display Team Director Roy Dyer, the Essex Dog Display Team have been delighting the British and international public for many years.
They have performed for most members of the Royal Family and events throughout the UK, including the Royal Tournament.

www.essexdogdisplayteam.org

FUN CLASSES FOR YOUR DOG TO TAKE PART IN:
Waggiest Tail
Saddest Eyes
Owner looking most like their dog
Dog the judge would most like to take home
Best six legs
Best salute
Fastest on WW1 agility course
Prettiest Bitch
Most handsome Dog
Best Junior Handler
Best Puppy
Best Senior (over 7 years)

We want everybody to come – pay what you can afford!

Venue:

The Essex Dog Training Centre, Doddinghurst Road, Brentwood, CM15 9NN, approximately 3 miles from Junction 28 M25

Links:

www.afghanistantrust.org
www.essexdogdisplayteam.org

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 Nicky’s Family – Glasgow Film Theatre 17.06 at 6pm June 12, 2014

 nicky_s-family-web-150x150Nicky’s Family is a retelling of the remarkable efforts one man took to rescue 669 Czech children from death during the Second World War. Sir Nicholas Winton was a young English businessman who helped the children of Jewish refugees to escape Nazi clutches in Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia. An inspiring tale of courage and compassion, this multi-award winning drama-documentary is a fitting tribute to the life of Winton.

Barbara Winton, the daughter and biographer of Sir Nicholas Winton will introduce the screening. Followed by a Q&A and book signing of ‘If it’s not impossible’, a biography of Sir Nicholas Winton. Unfortunately John Fieldsend will no longer be able to attend the screening. Presented in association with Glen Art.

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 Glen Art – Supporting Award-Winning Veteran Garden Designer Ray Howie March 2, 2014

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Ray Howie served for seven and half years with the 1st Battalion Black Watch, in Hong Kong, Ireland, Belize and Kenya. He was medically discharged due to injuries sustained while in Ireland and was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in 2007.

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Horticultural therapy has really helped Ray cope with PTSD. Through horticultural therapy, Ray has turned from being a passionate gardener into an inspiring garden designer. He has won awards for his designs at both Fife and Ayr Flower Shows, the Gardening Scotland Show and he has also raised significant funds for other veterans.

Ray brings together teams of veterans, creates wonderful gardens and raises 
money to support other veterans coping  with PTSD. The real
benefit to veterans of
working in Ray’s
gardens is that they
can, once again,
become a vital part of
a team. This gives
them a real sense of
achievement and is
thoroughly enjoyable too, especially when it doesn’t rain!

Ray has chosen to support other Veterans via the Thistle Foundation and Back Out There with the funds he will raise with his design at this year’s Gardening Scotland Show.

Glen Art are delighted to support Ray and his team of Veterans in their 2014 Gardening Scotland entry, to arrange accommodation, transport and catering for Ray and his team.

If you would like to support Ray Howie or know more about him, do please get in touch or visit his garden at 2014 Gardening Scotland from 29th May 2014 and say hello .

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 Pictures of Ray’s Chinese Themed Garden in Gardening Scotland 2013

 

 

 

 

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Afternoon Tea with Major General David Shaw CBE February 27, 2014

David-Shaw-invitation Join us for afternoon tea with Major General David Shaw CBE at the WESTERN CLUB

February 20.02.2014
drinks reception at 2.15 pm
talk starts at 2.30 pm
afternoon tea at 3.15 pm

 

 

 

From Castle to Castle 

A personal and light-hearted review of three decades of soldiering in the British Army

David Shaw CBE concluded his military career as the commander of 2nd Division and Governor of Edinburgh Castle but he first put on a military uniform in his school CCF over forty years ago.  He joined the Royal Artillery from Sandhurst in 1976 and was based in the UK and Germany during the Cold War.  He took part in operations in Northern Ireland and the Balkans and has been deployed in the Falkland Islands, Kenya, Hong Kong and Canada; he served in UK headquarters during other operations.

Among other experiences, he has worked with the Reserves, conducted recruiting and run regional resilience operations to counter flooding and provide cover during fire strikes.  He has been responsible for various change management programmes and public relations; he was Director of Army Media and Communication at the height of operations in Afghanistan.

David left the Armed Forces in 2012 and is now a Director of Unicorn ARC Ltd, Armed Forces and Veterans Estates Ltd and Red Lion Foods.  As a Visiting Professor, he lectures on leadership, change management and strategic communication at the Aberdeen Business School, as well as talking at the Scottish Police College and overseas.  He is a trustee of the Kohima Educational Trust and a commissioner at Queen Victoria School, Dunblane.

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 Ray Howie at Gardening Scotland June 2013 July 2, 2013

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 Ray Howie, who served with the Black Watch, created a garden with a team of veterans, raising awareness of the Charity Gardening Leave, as well as £1,000 in much needed funds. Glen Art were very happy to again support Ray in organising accommodation, transportation and catering for Ray and his team

 

 

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PRIMARY OPERATUNITY May 2013 July 2, 2013

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One of the biggest challenges facing communities now is equipping the next generation of young people with the right skills to fulfil their potential. Barclays is helping tackle this issue by investing in community projects that help build the life skills of 10 – 35 year olds to help them achieve economic independence and security. Barclays is proud to support the Primary Operatunity project which helps the young people of the Merthyr Tydfil area to believe in and develop their own potential, and to achieve their future goals.
The project, which is sponsored for three years by Barclays was presented by Jeff Lloyd-Roberts, Emily Leather and Fiona MacDonald.

 

 

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 For Combat Stress on The Tall Ship and tribute to the late Colonel Clive Fairweather April 2013 

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A fantastic night on Glasgow’s Tall Ship.
We raised over £5,000 to support veterans, and to celebrate the life of Colonel Clive Fairweather CBE,
with Major General Andrew Mackay and many friends and supporters of Combat Stress.

 

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A Night To Remember – Words and Music for Remembrance June 18, 2013

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 For The Parachute Regiment Afghanistan Trust

Wednesday November 6th 2013

6.30 pm at St Dunstan in the West, Fleet Street, London

 

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Curry lunch for The Army Benevolent Fund, with Colonel Stuart Tootal DSO OBE June 18, 2013

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November 3rd 2013

Colonel Stuart Tootal DSO OBE served in Germany, Northern Ireland, Afghanistan, and during the invasion of Iraq. He also served with the MoD, for which he was awarded the OBE. In 2006, he commanded 3 PARA in Afghanistan and was awarded a DSO for outstanding leadership of his Battle Group. After resigning from the Army over concerns at the treatment of his wounded and lack of equipment, he set up the 3 PARA Afghanistan Trust charity to assist in the provision of welfare support for wounded paratroopers. He is the author of the Sunday Times best seller – Danger Close – commanding 3 PARA in Afghanistan, and The Manner of Men 9 PARA’s Heroic D-Day Mission . He is a regular defence commentator to the media.

November 3rd 2013 County Hall Hertford Town Hall .


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