My name is Andrew Everett MA. I am a retired Senior Lecturer from Northumbria University, Newcastle, I have developed a number of illustrated presentations which may be of interest to your members. These last around 3/4 hour or so.
Contact me by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The last Chief Mechanical Engineer or the North Eastern Railway. This is a social and biographical review not a technological treatise.
A social history of an Irish aristocratic family, his career as a railway engineer and manager in Dublin, Gateshead and elsewhere.
A social history of Raven’s mentor and Robert Stephenson’s pupil. First Locomotive Superintendent of North Eastern Railway.
A social, not a technical biography of a consultant electrician, born in Gateshead, who pioneered rail electrification, power stations and introduced the concept of a nation grid at first locally, both locally and globally.
A history of Bishop Auckland from early ages until the industrial era, the reason for the development (from 1842) of its station, its decline (1970s and 1980’s) and what is being about it today and in the future.
An exploration of worker’s education movement and what the North Eastern Railway did about it.
A social history of a family which spans more than 100 years from coach makers Thomas and Nathaniel via George, Thomas William and Wilson to advancing steam land electric rail locomotives, especially for the North Eastern Railway.
Social and historical biography of Newcastle architect, responsible for many private houses and public buildings in Northumberland and Newcastle and elsewhere.
A social and historical biography of Durham County architect and surveyor, responsible for many bridges private houses and public buildings in Durham, North.
He designed buildings of quality for Irish and east Anglian railways.
This I-movie includes music and the texts used. It is a social and historical biography of an Italian, composer who studied at Naples Conservatorio, made a name for himself in Italy, went to Napoleonic France and became Empress Josephine’s personal composer. After the Restoration of Bourbons, he left for the Prussian Court after being head-hunted by Prussian King Frederick William III. He was an important influence on Berlioz and Weber and Wagner. I publish the first full length English biography of him in May 2013.
This I-movie is a social and historical biography of a musical prodigy in a wealthy Jewish Berlin family. A prodigy at the piano and at composing, he left Berlin to study in Darmstadt and Italy. Like Spontini, he went to Paris in 1826. His influence lasted throughout the Victorian period and beyond in all forms of European opera and ballet.
This I-movie ia about Kalman a Hungarian Jew originally looking to be a pianist in Budapest, but going on to write tuneful, well orchestrated operettas in Budapest and then for Vienna and beyond but left Austria in 1938 for the USA. While he always had an Hungarian flavour in his music, especially the cards, besides the usual waltzes and marches he introduced contemporary dance into his scores – tangos, foxtrots and elaborate Act 1 finales.
This I-movie which I am now preparing is about Erich Korngold Moravian Jew from Brno. His talents were precocious and he established himself as a leading composer Germany with ‘Die Tode Stadt’ and other compositions in 1910′ and ’20’s. He left Germany in 1934 for USA. He established himself as the leading Hollywood film composer during the ’30’ s to’50’ with such scores as ‘The Sea Hawk’,’Anthony Adverse’ and many more. His violin concerto used some of his film themes to great effect.
This I-movie which I am now preparing concerns local County Durham lad William Shield. His talent with violin were early encouraged by his father. Left an orphan at around 8 or 9, he was at first apprenticed to a ship builder, but kept on with his studies with Charles Avison the Newcastle composer, playing in his orchestra as well as composing. He eventually moved to Scarborough before going to London He wrote many ballad operas (akin to musicals) , songs and chamber music. His style is gracious, melodious and fluent. He was a friend of Hadyn’s and many other contemporaries including the Prince of Wales He was appointed as Master of the King;s Musick. in 1817. After he died he was buried in Westminster Abbey.
This presentation includes excerpts from the Janet Baker recording in English The structure and content of the work is analysed and illustrated by excerpts.
This presentation is from recent Covent Garden production, explaining the reasons for and the structure of the opera. The work is analysed and illustrated by excerpts.
This I-movie is based on the 1936black and white film of Jerome Kern’s masterpiece, featuring Paul Robeson, Alan Jones and Irene Dunne and Helen Morganfrom a musical, theatrical and social angles, filling out with other sources to make a cohesive story.
The transformation of J M Barrie’s play ‘Quality Street’ into a successful musical by Harold Purcell for Harry Parr Davies in 1950. An illustrated talk both visually and musically, using CD’s.
This presentation traces the development of the 186-mile branch list in New South Wales from pioneering days, through colonial development to plans of the present day.
(Accepted for publishing in future Journal of Australian Railway History Society)
An account of travelling for 3 days on the luxury train from Sydney on the East Coast of Australia via Adelaide to Perth on the west – looking at the geography, the industry and modes of transport and must else.
This looks at personal difficulties especially bereavement and the resources available to an individual to help resolve them.
What features concerning others do we recognise on the phone an face to face.
In addition by mutual agreement, I am willing to produce a variety of talks or other programmes for a Group’s requirements.