Alan Franks & Friends playing in Richmond, 7.30pm Sat May 6, Oddfellows, Parkshot

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A gig to launch the album Wherever You Go which features the lyrics of playwright and journalist Alan Franks. The tunes, which range from jazz, through pop ballads to folk, are the work of many musicians, including the internationally renowned saxophonist Tim Whitehead, Indie rock star Glen Strachan, and Franks himself. This is the sixth CD of Alan’s songs. The …

‘Looking At Lucian’ Starring Henry Goodman

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Theatre Royal Bath’s Ustinov Studio will stage the World Premiere of mesmerising fly-on-the-wall drama Looking at Lucian by Alan Franks, directed by Tom Attenborough. Olivier Award winner Henry Goodman will star as Lucian Freud, widely regarded when he died in 2011 aged 88 as the greatest living portrait painter of our time, as he works in his Kensington Studio, painting …

Barnes Music Festival – 23 March

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Alan is performing with West End star Charlotte Moore and the Barnes Community Choir at the Barnes Music Festival. Community Evening – Barnes Community Choir 23 March 7.30 pm at Holy Trinity, Barnes Barnes Community Choir is for singers of all ages and backgrounds, who share a love of song and an enthusiasm for making music together. There’s no audition, …

Songs And Poems With Alan Franks, Chrys Salt And Charlotte Moore

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Alan Franks’s songs are an extraordinary mixture of comedy, love, satire and Blues. His recordings with the singers Patty Vetta and Charlotte Moore over the past twenty-five years have drawn ecstatic reviews from the music press. The lyrics are often narrative, telling stories as diverse as the Wall Street Crash (The Day It Started Raining Millionaires on Wall Street), the …

Introducing Wendy Howard-Watt… and her adventures

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The launch party for Wendy Howard-Watt is at Keats House, Hampstead on Thurs 21 Jan at 6.30pm. There will be live readings from the author, Alan Franks and West End actress Charlotte Moore. This launch is also being held in celebration of the life of the late Ruth Boswell, founder and director of publishers Muswell Press. She nurtured the book from …

London Gallery Quire at National Portrait Gallery

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The choir you see here will be singing tomorrow evening (December 18th) at the National Portrait Gallery.    Founded in 1997 by its director Dr. Francis Roads, on the left of the picture, the London Gallery Quire gets its name from the style of its repertoire, which consists of the pre-Victorian English church music known as West Gallery. Mostly joyful, …