Annual Meeting, relayed from the Central Hall, Westminster
Address and Presentation' of the Annual Report by the ChairmanâThe Lady Denman
Address by the Minister of Health - The Right Hon. Neville Chamberlain, M.P.
A movement that has shown phenomenal growth of recent years is the National Federation of Women's Institutes, branches of which are to be found in practically every village in the country. The multitude of interests covered by these Institutes, and the wide activities which are laid open for their members, must amaze anyone not acquainted with the enthusiasm and abounding energy of those responsible: from handicrafts to theatricals, from politics to musical festivals, there is hardly any activity left out of consideration, somewhere or other. The address and presentation of the annual report will be made by the Chairman, the Lady Denman, and a speech will be given by the Right Hon. Neville Chamberlain, M.P.
Selections from several of the operas of Gilbert and Sullivan, played by THE OLOF SEXTET
The Story of ' The Trespassers' (H. Mortimer
, Batten) -
' The Dark Side of the Zoo,' revealed by LESLIE
IT is not generally realized, perhaps, how wide a field the ' Industrial North ' offers to the holiday-maker : the thought of miles' of chimney-stacks and cobble-streeted towns is exaggeratedly present in the minds of most people. True, these exist : but you have only to take a short journey out of Manchester, or Macclesfield, or Sheffield, for instance, to find country that, for picturesque. ness and pastoral simplicity, is hard to beat in all England. It is this ' neglected North ' that Mr. H. V. Morton , the well-known journalist and writer on the lesser-known charms of the British Isles, has chosen for his talk tonight.
FROM London Birds ' to ' Marsh Birds ' is not a considerable step, the obvious link being the sea-gull that breeds on the marsh and feeds on the town. Other birds covered in this further talk in Mr. Massingham's series are the ' Bittern with his boom, the bearded Tit (of whose fairy harp and lamentable history Mr. Massingham will have interesting things to say); the Sand Martin, and the Starling, whose autumnal ' hostings ' have long puzzled ornithologists.
THERE is a special interest in hearing music by Widor on the same day on which part. of César Franck's organ music has been played. Widor succeeded Cesar Franck as Professor of the Organ at the Paris Conservatoire, and worthily upheld the fine tradition of French organ music which began a new lease of life with Franck's advent. But, although it is his organ music which is much better known in this country than any of the rest of his work, taking as it does, a really important place in the organist repertoire, there is a good deal of symphonic and even operatic music from his pen. At least one of his Symphonic poems has been heard in London—' A Walpurgis Night'; Widor conducted it himself at a Philharmonic Concert here in 1888.. La Korrigane was produced in Paris at the Opera oh December 1, 1880. It is a Ballet in two acts.
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