ENGLAND is a great country, and the heart of a great Empire, and so on ; but at certain times of the year very few of us would stay in it if we had our choice. Every winter, in fact, the Riviera is besieged by crowds of those English people who. being beyond the necessity of working for a living, can spend their time on the trail of the hot sun and blue skies that do, despite the recent epidemic of snow and sleet, favour the Riviera more normally than our own shores. This afternoon Miss Kennedy will regale us with a word-picture of that happy coast famous in the gossip columns, the illustrated papers, and the novels of international, crime.
Appreciation of sculpture is probably even less widely diffused than appreciation of painting, and the terrible statues that disfigure so many of our public places have done much to propagate an impression that the function of the sculptor is to decorate street refuges with lifelike effigies of incompetent bronze generals and sooty philanthropists in top-hats. Mr. Rupert Lee, who in this talk will explain what sculpture is and suggest what is the right way to look at it, is himself a practising sculptor and president of the London group.
Relayed from the Free Trade Hall. Manchester
IS. B. from Manchester
The Opera composed by BEETHOVEN
THE HALLÉ Chorus
Chorus Master, HAROLD DAWBER
THE HALLÉ ORCHESTRA
Conducted by Sir HAMILTON HARTY
TRAVELLERS' talcs vary from the delicious but totally inaccurate stories of Sir John Mandeville to the informative but arid narratives of so many modern explorers. Mr. Tomlinson is one of the few living writers who can make a true account of travel in the East-in Malayan jungles or Indian seas-as thrilling as a romance. This evening he will talk not of the mysterious seas of the East, but of the triumph of man's occupation of the face of the earth-the towering buildings of New York. from which he has recently returned.
At the Finals of the Amateur Ballroom Dancing
Organized by the Columbia Graphophonc
Under the personal supervision of SANTOS CASANI
With Results of Heats at intervals Relayed from the Royal Albert Hall
THE LONDON RADIO DANCE BAND, directed by SIDNEY FIRMAN
THE PICCADILLY KIT-CAT BAND, under the direction of AL. STARTTA
DEBROY SOMERS ' BAND, under the direction of DEBROY SOMERS
THE PICCADILLY REVELS BAND. under -the direction of RAY STARITA
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