ACCREDITED LECTURER - after interview and performance assessments, Chris is now an approved NADFAS Lecturer and has been added to the list of Professional Lecturers. NADFAS (National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies) has very high standards and many applicants are rejected.
Chris is offering two lectures to NADFAS Societies: "British Seaside Pleasure Piers" and "Charles Dickens as Social Reformer" “British seaside pleasure piers” - how the Victorians and Edwardians combined architecture, engineering and design to create a uniquely British institution. “Charles Dickens - social reformer” - how Dickens used his writings to campaign on behalf of the poor and disadvantaged, and for social change.
AUTHOR TALKS: Chris says: "I've been giving my 'AUTHOR TALKS' to local groups for some years now. Based on one or more of my books, I try to make them as entertaining and informative as possible. Most are illustrated: I have my own projector and screen. The most popular subjects are NELLIE'S BOOK (early life of Victoria Wood's mother), WALKING OVER THE WAVES (all UK seaside pleasure piers),WHEN I'M SIXTY-FOUR (1,001 things to do at 60+), MEMORIES OF FRANCES (the remarkable life of my late wife). For local groups, I normally only charge expenses. Just get in touch, and if we can agree a date - I'll be there! I normally end my talk with a book signing.