We will be hosting an illustrated talk on Monday 18 February by researcher Sam Dobson on the life of famous musician and Proms conductor Sir Malcolm Sargent.  The talk, which starts at 7.30pm, charts the rise of this superstar musician from the back streets of Stamford in Lincolnshire to worldwide fame.

Speaker Sam Dobson has undertaken extensive research to gain a real insight into Sir Malcolm Sargent’s life. This interest in one of our best loved conductors arose from Sam’s long-time support for the Leicester Symphony Orchestra (LSO), which was founded by Sargent in 1922. Sam, who also holds the LSO archive, has over the last five years undertaken interviews with many people who knew Sargent, including Sylvia Darley, his secretary and personal assistant for the last 20 years of his life. This research has culminated in a wealth of fascinating information and a very personal insight into the character, life and times of a famous man.

Tickets for the talk cost £5, to include light refreshments. They can be obtained from the Library: 01384 872348, from Paul Wooddisse: 01384 372184 or Sue Coombes: 07803 713393.

This event is sponsored jointly by The Royal National Lifeboat Institution and Kinver Community Library,