2015 Noël Coward Birthday Celebrations
The Naming of Noël Square in Teddington
Saturday January 28th
Society Members are welcome to attend and the added attraction of the Farmer’s market should make it a pleasant day for everyone.
- NC Foundation displays.
- Naming of “Noel Square” & Artisan Food Market
London Square Teddington
- 11am – 3pm on Saturday 23rd January 2016
- 11:00am - Event opens
- 1:00pm - Noel Coward Society representative cutting red ribbon across opening to square.
- 3pm - Event ends
'Friends of Noël Coward'
Changes in the Name and Administration of the Society
Officers of the Noël Coward Society met in the summer of 2015 to discuss the future of the organisation with a view to consolidating the achievements to date whilst establishing the longer term sustainability of its activities on a stronger footing.
The committee felt that although the Society has generated a significant level of interest in Noël Coward in the fifteen years since its inception, and had involved members in a wide range of activities and events, the time had come to seek new ways of generating interest and participation in the world of Noël Coward by adopting a more collaborative relationship with other key organisations.
The principal organisations in the UK with a key interest in Noël Coward include:
- The Noël Coward Foundation
- The Noël Coward Estate
- The Noël Coward Archive Trust (newly established)
- The Noël Coward Society (Trading as Noël Coward Limited).
- To align the organisations within a collaborative arrangement that facilitates the dissemination of information, expertise and news on all things relating to the work of Noël Coward.
- To increase the membership and attract younger members.
- To attract those people with an interest in Noel Coward who might not want to be members of a ‘Society’.
The full proposal document that was presented at the last AGM can be viewed here.
Home Chat Magazine and Events News
- The February 2016 edition of Home Chat will be available from mid-February
- Members... view the November edition of our magazine Home Chat
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Digital Drama's • 'Peace In Our Time'
The Noël Coward Foundation is supporting this venture to produce a radio dramatisation of Peace in Our Time. You can help to support this venture with KickStart!
Battle of Britain is lost & London is occupied. . .
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The Noel Coward Music Index
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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
NOËL COWARD HIS VOICE IN VERSE
Barry Day has produced a recording of Coward's verse read by Coward, his contemporaries and current actors and performers. The CD is being sold in aid of The Combined Theatrical Charities and sells in the UK at £7.99 or in the US $15 p&p included. If you would like a copy please contact Stephen Greenman in the UK and Ken Starrett in the US.
All proceeds go to The Combined Theatrical Charities.
NCS on the US West Coast - 'Coward On The Coast'
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