GRAY is a pro. minent figure in educational circles, and in social movements of all sorts in London. He has been
President of tho National Union of Teachers, a member of the Consultative Committee of the Board of Education, and Viee-Chairman of the L.C.C. In this series of talks he will explain the rather complicated mechanism—typical of the historical character of the British Constitution—by which our laws are made.
GEOGRAPHY has long ceased to be the dreary round of memorizing lists of capes and headlands that it was in the schooldays of the last generation. It is now generally recognized as being one of the most interesting subjects, and not least so when a, talker so interesting as Mr. Clifford Collinson takes his class on a trip round the world,
By the ENGLISH FOLK DANCE SOCIETY
English Folk Dances
Brighton Camp ; Nancy's Fancy ; The Black
: Piano Solos by Dorothy Howell. 'The Discontented Daffodils' (Michael Fairless). ' The Frenchman' (H. MortimerBatten)
Played by ETHEL WALKER
From ' Forgotten Fairy Tales ' :
Sung outside the Prince's Door ; Of a Tailor and a Bear
From ' New England Idyls'
(Op. 62) : In Deep Woods ; The Joy of Autumn
THE Forgotten Fairy Tales were published under the name of ' Edgar Thorn. ' It is understood that the copyright was made over to a nurse, as an acknowledgment of some services she had given.
At the opening of the first of the two pieces from this set we have MacDowell's direction (in English, according to his custom) 'softly, wistfully,' and later 'pleadingly.' From these we can make our own mind-picture.
Of a Tailor and a Bear (after Grimm's tale) begins ' Gaily, pertly,' and before long the bear makes his entrance, growlingly ' in the bass. We hear the cheerful notes of the fiddle, and the bear dances ' clumsily.'
MacDowell used to compose in a log cabin in the woods of New Hampshire. In Deep Woods has this verse prefixed
Above, long slender shafts of opal flame, Below, the dim cathedral aisles :
The silent mystery of immortal things Broods o'er the woods at eve.
The Joy of Autumn well conveys the crisp, tingling freshness of the American ' fall ' that stimulates and invigorates.
IN this series of talks Mr. Ross will describe the improvement that has taken place in the condition of the working classes in the last hundred years ; particularly by means of social progress, factory legislation, provident associations and trade unions.
POLLY WARD (and her Ukulele)
MICHAEL COLE (Light Songs at the Piano) RONALD FRANKAU (Entertainer)
MARIO DE PIETRO (Banjo and Guitar)
in a Short Sketch.
'THE PRIEST'S ROOM,' by HERBERT SWEARS
MR. PHILIP KERR went to South Africa to play an important part in the settlement of its problems after the South African war. The result was the foundation of that famous quarterly The Round Tabk, to express the views on the development of the British Commonwealth that he had formed. In 1925 he succeeded Sir Edward Grigg as Secretary of the Rhodes Trust. In this talk he will describe some of the most interesting things in South Africa, and discuss its present day problems, which he has been studying on the spot during a visit from which he has just returned.
S.B. from Glasgow
An Entertainment in a Prologue and Two Acts
Music by GEORGE FREDERICK HANDEL
Libretto and Adaptations by J. MICHAEL DIACK
The Characters include Handel himself, and his familiar Britton, Arcadian Shepherdesses and their Swains, Choruses of Fairies and Soldiers.
The chief parts will be taken by : JOAN ELWES , ESTHER COLEMAN , TOM PICKERING , DALE SMITH , BERTRAM AYRTON , JOHN THORNE.
Supported by THE STATION CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA
Conducted by J, MICHAEL DIACK