|Wincanton and District Museum and Historical Society
Presents a talk by
GROUP CAPTAIN DAVID GREENWAY OBE
David Greenway served 37 years in the Royal Air Force as a pilot. He flew large, multi-crewed aircraft and, amongst many postings, he served in Malta, Cyprus, Germany and Belgium. Throughout his career, he undertook many public speaking engagements both within and outside the service environment. He commanded the Royal Air Force’s only Airborne Early Warning Squadron
THE ROYAL FAMILY
From 1989-1991, David Greenway was Deputy Captain of The Queen’s Flight and was responsible for planning the flying undertaken by members of the Royal Family. He also accompanied all members of the family, both in the air and on the ground, and was able to see how they worked at first hand. He spent most of his time with HRH The Princess of Wales. His talk is an affectionate look at the life he led.
7.30pm in the Shed at the Balsam Centre Wincanton, Friday 9th April 2015
£6 , (£5 for members) including refreshments.
The Wincanton Museum and History Society have invited the leading Early Music performer Frances Eustace to give a musical evening talking about and playing various medieval instruments at the Balsam Centre. 7.30 pmFor Wincanton her evening is entitled “Six Hundred Years in the Music Business.”
Frances Eustace B.Mus. M.A. R.D.M.T.
Frances Eustace is a leading performer in the world of Early Music and Historical Dance. She plays on “authentic instruments” in solo recitals and chamber music on both bassoon and viola da gamba. She also gives talks and educational workshops on topics from Medieval, Tudor, Restoration and Baroque periods.
In March 2009 Frances was awarded a MA in Medieval Studies from Bristol University for her dissertation entitled Dances of the Living and the Dead: A study in the execution and reception of dance and dance-songs, in the Late Middle Ages, as a context for an understanding of why Death danced in the allegory of the Dance of Death.
“…a simply wonderful Bassoon Collection. There is still some hope for the planet while there are people who can take pleasure from listening to a contrabassoon rendering Schubert’s Trout, complete with earthy trills.”