SOME time ago Miss Stella Patrick Campbell , broadcast from London a talk on the legends of the flowers, which aroused considerable interest amongst listeners. Today, therefore, she is coming up from the provinces (where she is playing in The Last of Mrs. Cheyney, on tour) to tell some similar fables and curious beliefs, of olden times and of our own, this time concerning the birds.
DESPITE the inroads of civilization, Africa and its peoples still retain many age-old customs and ways of life. Mr. Baxter, the Secretary of the Missionary Film Committee, who was responsible for that very interesting film, ' India Today,' has recently returned from a journey, with a well-known camera-man, from the Cape to Kenya, ' shooting ' the real life of the real African. The best of the filma that he secured, often under trying and even dangerous conditions, will be shown in London at the end of the month.
7.0 (Daventry only) Prof. W. M.
THORNTON, ' The Swan Memorial Lecture.' S.B. from Newcastle rIS lecture is in memory of Sir Joseph Swan , the great
English physicist and electrician, who died in 1914. Bora in Sunderland nearly a century ago, Swan was a partner in a Newcastle firm of manufacturing chemists, and it was for them that he invented a process of photographic printing that is the foundation of methods in use today; whilst in the invention of electric lamps he forestalled Edison. He gave the first public exhibition of electric lighting on a large scale at Newcastle in 1880. Professor Thornton holds the chair of Electrical Engineering at Armstrong College, and is a Vice-President of the Institution of Electrical Engineers.
THIS is the second of the talks in which
Professor Swinnerton, the geologist and palæontologist, will describe the evidence for evolution that is offered by the record of the rocks and fossils. Last time he described principally the way in which the expert can read the story of the rocks, and this evening he will indicate how the fossils found in them tell their tale to the geologist.
BERNARD ANSELL (Light Baritone in broken English)
EDNA THOMAS (Xegro Spirituals)
MISCHA MOTTE (Anglo-French Entertainer at the Piano)
FRED LEWIS (Comedian)
7.45-8.0 A SONG RECITAL
LILY ZAEHNER (Mezzo-Soprano)
DIE SOLDATENBRAUT is the meditation of a soldier's bride, who wishes the King could know how brave her man is, and how good to her. If only she could have him to herself!
Die Lotosblume is one of the song cycle entitled Myrtles which the composer wrote as an offering to his betrothed, Clara Wieck. The lotus flower is weary of the sunlight, and longs for the night. She loves the moonlight, and to it unveils her beauty. Thus blooming. she trembles with the fervour of love and love's pains.
In Schubert's song the fisherman gaily sings of his life, than which he could wish none better. On the quay he spies a maiden, angling in vain. 'You may as well give up your artful pranks, sly creature, you won't deceive the fish!'
For dem Fenster is one of the many folk-songs that Brahms arranged. The young man determines to go a-wooing, and sings beneath his maiden's window. She is afraid her parents will hear. He cares naught for that, so long as he can be near her. The parting makes him sad, but it must be. for the watchman approaches, blowing his horn.
Der Jaeger is a bold fellow-a huntsman who never, misses his aim, and who has a great way with the girls. He knows all the woodland trails ; but, muses one maiden, 'his path to me must be through the church door.'
IN this, the second of his series of talks on the literature of adventure, Mr. Wilkinson will take as his subject those buccaneers who were the terror of the Spanish Main in their own time, and have been the delight of boyhood ever since.
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