Full with Wills: My Life in My Music: A Memoir by Arthur Wills OBE In this book, Dr Arthur Wills tells the tale of his humble beginnings in Coventry as a young boy who knew he would spend his life as a composer/performer and how his world blossomed into an exulted life of fulfilment through […]
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About Rosemary Westwell
I love writing. I write about anything and everything. Revelling in the arts, I visit as many local events as I can, enjoying the fruits of the labour of other people. Having taught secondary school music before, when I had to put on musical productions myself, I have an idea of how difficult it can be. I write glowing reports of the events I see – but – read between the lines – not everything is as glowing as it may seem.
I am married and we have 2 daughters. The eldest has a frightening position as 'assistant professor' and the other daughter is training for a second degree (in child care nursing). I am trying to finish a PhD in language acquisition. A right lost of clever clogs we may seem to be, but as a one–time Aussie (now firmly British) I like to think I have kept a down–to–earth approach than can sometimes disarm the unsuspecting. After all, a spade is a spade no matter what else you may call it – or is it? So, if you have time to spare and want to read my regular offering with an eye on what lies behind the glowing words – take a look at my flow of reviews and comments.
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The recorder is a much maligned instrument. In the hands of a highly accomplished musician the tremendous versatility and skill required to play this instrument well soon become clear. This was certainly the case with the performance on February 23rd by Kate Hearne in the Recital Hall at the Hayward Theatre in Ely. In her […]
Noel Cowardâ€™s â€œBlithe Spiritâ€ was an excellent choice for the Kingâ€™s School Ely to display the emerging talent amongst senior students. Under the expert directorship of Adella Charlton, the cast brought to life the golden era of Noel Cowardâ€™s sophisticated wit and humour, presenting the foibles of characters beyond the years of their portrayers in […]