Since September 2006 Demaris Hess has been the power behind the highly successful Tuesday evening lectures.
This year’s Charles Lines lecture was her last event before she hands over to a new volunteer.
Our new chairman elect, Mark Kershaw, gave a fascinating talk on the BBC Proms. Whereas the first half was about the history of the Proms, after the coffee break he was able to bring us an insider’s view of how a television broadcast was created. For, after a lifetime’s career with the BBC starting as a cameraman, he had risen to control of every camera position and shot in BBC Four’s television productions of such concerts.
Before, his lecture, however, he introduced our new web site to the audience 😉 ;-). He then went on to thank Demaris for her work and support over the last nine years, and to present her with a basket of yellow roses. [COMMENT]