Paying cash for your flight ticket, looking over-confident in the Green Channel, or, recently, carrying a black handbag – all suspicious signs according to Malcolm Nelson, who worked for HM Customs and Excise at Heathrow for forty years. He was our speaker in October and gave an enthralling talk with many horrendous and hilarious tales of cases he has dealt with. He explained where they get tip offs e. g. MI5 and MI6, which flights to keep an eye on and how they use dogs. We’ll definitely be asking him back again next year.
In November, Mary Acton, in her erudite and entertaining way, explained how art began to look different from 1900 to 1914. She talked about the influence of Darwin, Einstein, Nietzsche and Freud and the fact that the world was being looked at in a new way. Picasso was at the forefront of changes in art along with Braque and Matisse.
In December we have Matthew Collins - writer, public speaker, voice coach, single dad and Special Assignments man on NBBC TV’s Travel show where he was given assignments like “Surviving for a week in a nudist colony with nothing but a camera” ! His talk is entitled “ Budegt travel, borrowed grannies, tax free cash from your kids and shopping for free in the supermarkets”. There must be something there for everyone. We hope that all members will bring a friend, and if you fancy the speaker or title, why not join us?
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