Tuesday, November 13, 2012

NOVEL TO FILM

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21 ALDGATE …Film Progress….

Book Clubs from the UK to Chicago, Tennessee, Milwaukee, New York,  Massachussetts, Connecticut, Arizona, California and Florida praise 21 ALDGATE, a story they want to see filmed.

A Director is poised to come on board, producers in London are working toward furthering its progress and seeking financials.  British costume designer, enthralled with the story and the period, has begun thinking through his designs, and the Artistic Director of the National Symphony Orchestra is keen to work on the score and for the symphony orchestra to perform the background music. 

Actors for the lead roles are being pursued ... but until finalized, I'll keep you in suspense.


Saturday, November 10, 2012



In Flanders field the poppies grow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place;and in the sky
The Larks still bravely sing and fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

Two verses follow .... ending with:

The torch be yours to hold it high
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields......

And all these years later we continue our wars 'while poppies grow in Flanders field.'

Thursday, November 8, 2012

21 Aldgate Review by Anne Collis the Artistic Director of England's National Symphony Orchestra

 I love the way Patricia tells the story - so straightforward, no frills or fancy prose. I wonder who is going to play Clara in the upcoming film? I also like the way she doesn't tell everything. She doesn't feel the need to follow up and tie down every lead. The meeting of Sula and Heinrich for example, is left in the air for us to speculate about. And again, the paternity of Victoria - some writers would have felt to need to work that one out to a tidy conclusion, but it is so much truer to leave it as she does.

 Speaking as a War Baby (born 1943,) although I have no direct memories of WW2 myself, I did grow up in the dismal aftermath of rationing and deprivation and like most of my generation, have a deep regard and respect for all those who took part.

This weekend November 11th sees the annual Remembrance and Armistice events here in London as every year, I shall be watching the old soldiers parade proudly down Whitehall with their wreaths. And certainly, there is still a great interest and fascination with those two wars among the British population, of all generations.

12 Years ago on Armistice Day, November 11th 2000,  The National Symphony Orchestra gave a concert at Rochester Cathedral in Kent, England.   -->

LAST SALUTE OF THE CENTURY


 TO ALL THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES, YOUTH AND HEALTH THAT WE MIGHT LIVE IN FREEDOM, ESPECIALLY TO HONOUR THE VETERANS OF WW1   

www.nso.co.uk

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

PAUL MAZE RETROSPECTIVE


Date: November 6, 2012 8:29:29 AM EST
Panter and Hall <Enquiries@panterandhall.com>
Subject: Panter and Hall - an Invitation to the Private View of the Paul Maze retrospective Next Monday NOVEMBER 12th  from 6-8pm
PANTER AND HALL,  27 Bury Street,  St. James's, London  SW1 Y 6AL, England

Private View of our latest exhibition of works by the  
late great Anglo-French Impressionist Paul Maze.  

The fully illustrated e-catalogue can be viewed by clicking on the following link  e-catalogue . (or scroll down for iPads). The exhibition Impressions of a Life’, runs from  13th November until 30th November and Private View evening on 12th November, from 6-8pm

All of the works are now available, should you wish to view the paintings or for further information please contact evie@panterandhall.com.

"21 ALDGATE" by Patricia Friedberg, will be on sale.  The novel "21 ALDGATE" is set in the 1930's during the writing of Paul Maze ,memoirs of World War I "Frenchman in Khaki", Hienemann, London 1934.

By mistake the books were sent to the residence of Prince Charles and Camilla who gracefully declined them while we tried desperately to re-deliver them to the PANTER AND HALL Gallery where they were supposed to go in the first place.  "I am not amused" - just like Charle's great, great,great, great and maybe another great Grandmother, Queen Victoria.  Amazon you really mucked up this time!


 


   



       

Sunday, November 4, 2012

I just wanted to say how moved I am by the novel 21 ALDGATE, written by Patricia Friedberg.  I have a bit of an obsession with WW1.  I have visited the trenches and cemeteries in France and in 2000 as Artistic Director of  the National Symphony Orchestra, I put on a special concert of war poetry and music at Rochester Cathedral in Kent, England in honour of the Veterans of that war. There were six men still alive and four of them were there as guests of honour. For your interest I attach a draft of the programme for that concert.

With very best wishes

Anne


Anne Collis ARAM FRSA
Artistic & Managing Director
National Symphony Orchestra
177 John Ruskin Street
 
London
SE5 0PQ
(0)207 703 3148 (0)7831 239159

Saturday, November 3, 2012

First of the 2012/ 2013 Season:

Upcoming BOOK TALK / Meet the Author

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5th, 2012
TIDY ISLAND BOOK CLUB
TIDY ISLAND COMMUNITY CENTER
10:15 am
Bradenton, Florida