Featuring a look at the films Coward made during the WWII years with David Lean, Ronald Neame and Anthony Havelock-Allan
It also features the second part of our series Coward and His Ladies by Kathy Williams and articles by other NCS members, Barry Day, Peter Tod, Richard Hughes, Elliot James and Adrian Wright.
You can read the publication online today here
A booking form for the Society's 2017 Annual Coward Birthday Celebrations featuring actor, singer and cabaret artist Simon Green can be downloaded here.
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The Importance of Happiness:
Noel Coward and the Actors Orphanage
Elliot James explains...
In April of 1934, the most successful living playwright, Noel Coward, became the President of the Actors Orphanage and he remained in the position for twenty-two years. Only his exile from England, necessary to afford any kind of comfortable retirement after post-war income taxes, forced him to resign from the post. How did Noel come to be the President in the first place? Why did he want to? How significant was the role in his life? This is one of the few areas of his famed life that hasn’t been significantly analysed in any way.
Gyles Brandreth laid flowers on the statue of
Sir Noël Coward at Drury Lane at the celebrations - Dec 2016
2016 Noël Coward Birthday Celebrations
The following links lead to galleries of all the photographs taken at the Coward Birthday events in December for the last two years.
Professor Hélène Catsiapis
Members will be sad to learn of the death of Professor Hélène Catsiaspis our representative in France for so many years. She is a great loss.
Her enthusiasm for Noël Coward and his work and her commitment to the Society made her a lively and exhuberant force in advancing its aims and enriching its programme of activity. She arranged one of the best trips in the history of the Society when members went to Paris to follow the trail of Noël's activities and his life there. A meal at 'Maxim's,' where we heard Coward sung in cabaret as only the French can, was a joy.
She was a noted contributor to our Annual Coward Birthday celebrations and lunches. Her generosity, vivacity and self-effacing charm will be sorely missed. We loved her and she loved us.
Home Chat Magazine and Events News
- The Summer/Autumn 2017 edition of Home Chat will be available from the beginning of September 2017
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The Noel Coward Music Index
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