About the Speaker...
Malcolm has a degree in Pharmacy from the University of Wales and worked in Retail and Hospital Pharmacy. He has worked in Essex, North Devon and for 17 years spent a challenging and fruitful time in Salisbury before moving to his home town of Abergavenny to take up a hospital appointment, which proved to be even more challenging but rewarding.
Following his retirement he has been able to follow his interest in Music, Art and a miscellany of subjects to inform and entertain mixed groups of members of Rotary clubs, U3A, Probus, Church groups and WI’s, and Art groups.
For the past 6 years he has given presentations on Cruise ships sailing to destinations from Tahiti to St Petersburg, Cape Verde and the Canaries to Scandinavia, all of which received a good rating, otherwise he would not have been asked back!
About his talks...
They are all PowerPoint presentations lasting between 45 to 60 minutes and the music presentations he calls “Images to Music”. Most of the music subjects centre around the “Life and Music of….” But there is a fascinating group of Music and Dance around the World. The emphasis is always one of entertainment.
He considers them to be visually stunning and the feedback afterwards always comments on the amazing collection of images. Visually the Art Presentations are of course well illustrated, but often he tries to incorporate little musical interludes to accompany the paintings.
He has his own equipment, laptop, projector and sound so the only requirement is a reasonable sized screen, or a white wall, and a table on which to position them. He is happy to use any compatible equipment from a memory stick if this is an option.
The fee for an average group of up to 50 is £40 with a discount for smaller groups within reasonable travelling distance of Abergavenny.
Larger groups from 50-150 and beyond, by negotiation, with a ceiling of £75. A large percentage of his fee is used to support three or four of his chosen charities. Travelling expenses are calculated at a rate of 25p per mile outside a radius of 20 miles from Abergavenny.