SOUTHERN ITALY-blue skies and blue sea, brown faces and ' sunburnt mirth' ; the Bay of Naples and the sinister beauty of Capri-these imaginings must have tempted every holiday-planner at least once in his life. How they can be reali zed Mrs. Oliver Strachey will make clear in her talk this afternoon.
The private buffoon is a light-hearted loon-according to popular rumour.' A ' Cap and Bells' programme which will include : Selections by THE OLOF SEXTET. The Story of ' The Cock's Comb,' and why it is the badge of a Jester (Agnes Hart). ' The Tumbler of Our Lady '— an old French Legend
Cable communications are still, despite the amazing growth of wireless, telephone and beam, very essential to the conduct of the world's affairs. Few people realize how vast and complex a network of cables, lying on ocean beds miles below the surface of the waters, links up the countries and the continents, and makes it possible to send a message across thousands of miles of land and sea in a few minutes or hours. Mr. Brown will give some interesting information about cable communications in this evening's talk...
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Mr. R. FLETCHER : 'How a Pigeon Race is carried out'
PIGEON racing is a sport that has thousands of fervent enthusiasts, but to the general public it is a somewhat mysterious affair. We all know vaguely that homing pigeons are released from some sort of a trap and that they fly home over incredible distances at astonishing speeds: but as to the exact technique of con- ducting a race we are mostly in the dark. This obscurity Mr. Fletcher, of the Homing Union, will enlighten in this talk.
THIS is the second of the short scries of three talks, illustrated by gramophone records, in which Professor Garstang is describing the songs of some of our British birds. Last week he dealt with the simpler efforts of the less ambitious songsters, and tonight lie will go on to the songs of the more skilled musicians of the boughs. Next week lie will describe the songs of the birds that visit us only in the summer months,
A Play about a Good Woman by OSCAR WILDE
Produced by HOWARD RosE
SOME of the younger generation, who had heard much of the brilliant wit and decadent elegance of Oscar Wilde , may have been a shade disappointed if they attempted to read his novels and his verse. But as a play-wright Wilde still holds the rage, and it is impossible to deny his claim to be the finest writer of the comedy of manners that the British theatre had produced since Sheridan's timo.
Even now, in the very different intellectual atmosphere of ' after-the war,' there is a fin-desiicle sparkle about, for instance, Lady Windermere's Fan that makes one sympathize with the excitement that pervaded the London of the Yellow Book cult when it was first produced at the St. James's Theatre in February, 1892, and founded the fame that Wilde was to enhance with his later plays.
Lady Windermere's Fan has been broadcast
. before, just about two years ago. On that occasion Miss Edith Hunter , Miss Irene Rooke and Miss Marjorie Clark-Jervoise took the same parts that they will play tonight.
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