HOME CHAT

The Spring 2018 edition of Home Chat, the magazine on the life and works of
Sir Noël Coward, has just been published!

It features articles by, Michael Cox, Barry Day, Rosy Runciman, Peter Tod, Stephen Duckham, Elliot James and Laura Milburn.

You can read the publication online today here

Two events shown below: Report on the Annual Coward Birthday events in December 2017 and the forthcoming Gala Dinner with the ESU - please contact Stephen Duckham for tickets.




MEMBERSHIP

If you wish to join the society please contact Stephen Duckham by e-mail at this address: stephenduckham50@btinternet.com


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. 

Full story. . .


 The Noel Coward Music Index

This world class resource now has its own domain home at www.ncmi.info


MEMBERS' ARCHIVE

The NCS Members' Archive is a vault of back copies of Home Chat. This is not some kind of Coward recycling centre but a real resource full of articles about The Master, his work and his contemporaries. It contains interesting facts, news of the time and images taken from a huge variety of sources and articles, some from arts and media magazines of the past. The archive is not searchable at present but we hope to extract the major articles and make them available in a searchable format at some point later this year. There are a few missing copies but we hope to fill in the gaps and improve the quality of some of the back copies as time passes. Members' Archive


NCS on the US West Coast - 'Coward On The Coast'
For current and past editions of this West Coast newsletter by Kathy Williams... Click here!


The Members' Page includes every known edition of Home Chat that we have on file. Examine hundreds of articles on Noël Coward - his work and life.


ONLINE CONTACTS - Please contact us if you have any queries on your membership or the delivery of Home Chat.


Officers of the Society

Chairman: Stephen Duckham
NCS on the West Coast of America: Kathy Williams