Ann Rachlin’s new audio-visual presentations feature several interesting topics for literary societies, booklaunches, book festivals and arts festivals.
Hugely popular at Durham University, Ann’s clear voice and colourful anecdotes make her lectures and talks highly entertaining while also being extremely informative and fascinating. Much in demand, she travels all over the country, appearing at Arts Festivals, as an after-dinner speaker, at university events as well as private clubs and other societies.
EDY WAS A LADY
Ellen Terry and her daughter Edith Craig
The subject of Ann’s latest book, this talk features the colourful life of Ellen Terry’s daughter told through her ‘lost’memoirs, found in an attic and now belonging to Ann Rachlin.
“What an absolute delight and privilege to meet you yesterday and listen to your wonderful portrayal of Ellen Terry’s life. I know I speak for one and all when I say we were truly ‘hanging on your every word’! I particularly noted at the end that all of our ladies stayed seated for some time as I think we were all still spellbound.”
P.S. Bexhill Ladies who Lunch – August 2013
MUSIC – THE FOOD OF LIFE
The Creator of Fun with Music® and the Founder of The Beethoven Fund for Deaf Children, Ann Rachlin’s life experiences, bringing the joy of music into the lives of thousands of children, makes the most fascinating talk. Slides, video excerpts and amusing anecdotes, Ann weaves the true colourful story of her experiences in music education both on stage and in her popular sessions. A lifetime of fun with music, this talk is one of the most popular ones in her repertoire.
ANN WITH THE PEGASUS CHOIR
December 16th 2012
St Thomas the Martyr Church, Winchelsea
An Evocation of the Spirit of Christmas
A new departure for Ann Rachlin resulted in continuous applause, dozens of letters and cards of appreciation and requests for repeat concerts. Seated in her twinkling peacock chair, introducing the exquisite carols sung by the glorious Pegasus Choir from London, Ann enchanted the audience with her own choice of three new modern stories – bringing a tear, a smile and a laugh – to a traditional Christmas concert. Refreshingly different – a concert enjoyed by both the audience and the performers.
SCAMS AND SHAMS
A lighthearted look at the most extraordinary Swindles and Scandals in the historical world of Fine Art and Finance!
Originally performed at Durham University by Ann and her son, Max Ziff, this highly entertaining and informative audio-visual talk was received with acclaim by a very varied Durham audience, both academic and artistic. Duration: One hour
WATTS WITH HANDEL – The Tale of Two George Freds!
ANN RACHLIN compares the intriguing colourful backgrounds of Two Giants of the world of Art and Music – George Frideric Handel and George Frederic Watts. Originally presented at Grey College, The University of Durham.
All of Ann Rachlin’s talks are enriched with over sixty beautifully displayed slides and, in some cases, additional video excerpts.
BELLS ON HER TOES – an audio-visual presentation of her life
In her long career, Ann has met some of the most legendary names in the world of theatre and music. In this popular talk, her fascinating personal memories are recalled of
(in alphabetical order)
|Maurice ChevalierJoanna DavidDame Judi DenchDiana, Princess of Wales
Dame Evelyn Glennie
Sir Alec Guinness
Sir Edward Heath
|Andre PrevinPrince William and Prince HarryPrincess Michael of KentEdmundo Ros
Sir Donald Sinden
Sir Georg Solti
The King and Queen of Greece
The Prince Edward
The Prince of Wales
Sir Peter Ustinov
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