' Way-O-Wind, the Fiddler,' a story by CORA HAZARD
Songs by HAROLD CASEY (baritone)
JAN BERENSKA (violin)
' New friends for your bookshelves,' a talk by GEORGE WRIGHT
The monthly talks by Mr. George Wright on new books for boys and girls were begun in the autumn publishing season last year, and have just been resumed. The speaker takes four or five new books, and indicates what is their special appeal. He broadcast frequently in the Children's Hour before he began his book talks, and wrote the Pageant of Herefordshire, which was given in the County Week-though he now lives in Oxford, he is a Herefordshire man.
Jan Berenska is a well-known Midland violinist and conductor ; he gave a recital in Birmingham Town Hall at the age of fifteen, and had a celebrity concert tour with Peter Dawson. Frequently broadcasts in studio recitals and conducts the orchestra of fifteen players which is regularly relayed from the Pump Room, Leamington Spa. Plays the 'cello as well as the violin, and is a composer.
Miss Cora Hazard has given original stories in the London Children's Hour.
A Literary Tour
Arranged by WALTER ALLEN and produced by OWEN REED
Walter Allen has broadcast a number of original stories in the Children's Hour, and has given talks on Midland poets and novelists in the evening programme. He is a graduate of Birmingham University. The idea of his literary tour is to present a picture of the growth of Birmingham down the ages as revealed by chroniclers, famous citizens, and distinguished visitors.
For twelve months Richard Clements gave weekly surveys of Midland news and views under the title ' What's in the Wind ? ' These have now become a fortnightly feature, alternating with the ' Out and About' talks by C. Henry Warren, which deal with people rather than with movements. Mr. Clements, who is a native of Birmingham, became Midland Advisory Officer to the National Council of Service after serving for ten years as general secretary of Birmingham Citizens' Society. During and just after the War, he was engaged in Red Cross and relief work in France, Serbia, Czccho-Slovakia, and Poland.
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