The Master – Noel Coward As Actor, Playwright And Painter by Frances Hughes
The will be a NADFAS lecture on the 11th of December, starting at 18.00h, at the Cultural Centre (Casa Cultura), Calle Granada in Nerja, followed by Christmas Dinner afterwards at Restaurant First, Nerja. You can book online at: www.nerjanadfas.org/dinners
Sir Noel Coward (1899-1973) wrote over fifty plays, many short stories, some novels, hundreds of songs (both music and lyrics) and was an excellent witty, and sometimes moving, minor poet. He acted on the professional stage from the age of ten.
As a leisure activity in the 1930’s he painted, first in watercolour and then, on the advice of Sir Winston Churchill, in oils and later, gouache. After World War 2 he painted in England and Switzerland but his best and most vital work was done in Jamaica.
In this talk we shall trace Coward’s stage and film career, listen to excerpts from his songs and plays but also look at a number of his paintings. His friend and secretary, Cole Lesley, said “The countless hours Noel spent at the easel were amongst the most happy and carefree of his life.”
About Frances Hughes
Frances Hughes spent 38 years in Education, 18 as a head teacher. She is now a freelance lecturer in Art & Theatre History. She is Hon. Secretary of the Shakespeare Reading Society (founded 1875) and Chairman of the Irving Society.
Visitors are most welcome at these presentations
Other NADFAS Society Members & Students €5
Non Members €10
For further information please telephone
Christina Sinclair (0034) 687 602 057
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