AFTER the long winter months, when the colours drain out of the landscape, and all is black and white and grey, the spring comes again to bring all the bright hues out of their hiding-places. The richest and most brilliant colours in Nature's palette are those that the moth and the butterfly wear on their wings, and when the hibernating butterflies awake all the gaiety of spring is in the air again. In this talk Mr. Eric Parker will describe the early moths and butterflies, and , their humbler relations, the caterpillars.
EVERY mother, and every father when it comes to paying the bills, knows all the immensity of the problem of Little Willie 's clothes. If you buy him good clothes, he tears them, cuts them, burns them, pours ink and chemicals over them or, all else failing,
, grows out of them long before their due term of service has expired. If you buy him cheap clothes, he wears them through in aibout three weeks.' None of Miss Violet
Brand's talks will, therefore, be more welcome than this one, in which she will describe how to makei the small boy's knickers economically at home.
N.B.—The Diagram referred to in Miss Brand's
Talk of March can be obtained by sending 2d. in stamps, together with an addressed envelope, to the B.B.C., Savoy Hill , London, W.C. 2. Please mark your envelopes ' Carpets.'
For coupon referred to in this week’s Talk, see foot of col. 3.
A HUNDRED years ago the Industrial
Revolution had just reached the stage of a Tenor. So as least it seemed to some of the most original thinkers of the time, and they set themselves to find a cure for the evil. This evening Mr. Lambert will talk about one of the most original of them all-Robert Owen , the millowner-philanthropist and social theorist-and the new system of labour organization that he devised.
Mr. JAMES STEPHENS:
' Reminiscences of J. M. Synge '
A DIRECTOR of the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, when it was the most vital dramatic centre in Europe, and the author of some of the most important plays of the century, John Millington Synge was in every way an arresting figure in the world of twenty years ago. More than any other man he was responsible for the renaissance of the Irish theatre that has gone on to this day, for Juno and the ' Paycock is the lineal descendant of The Shadow of the Glen. Synge was no cloistered artist working remote from the life of the people ; he learnt the language and the ways of the Irish country people by living on Achill amongst the simplest of them all, and when his work was produced he stood up to all the storms that it sometimes' raised. Mr. James Stephens, the poet and author of ' The Demi-Gods,' ' The Charwoman's Daughter,' and ' The Crock of Gold,' knew Synge well. Readers will remember his penetrating article published in The Radio Times in connection with the broadcast of Synge's masterpiece, The Playboy of the Western World.
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