David Shimmings

Details of talks given by David Shimmings


Region:
North West
Notice Period:
Short (maybe less than one month's notice)
Type:
PROBUS and MOTHERS' UNION
Biography:

I am a retired consultant and have created a number of PowerPoint talks on my special interests

The fee for a talk is £50 and they last between 45 and 60 minutes to fit your requirements I am willing to travel up to 40 miles from Sale M33

Travel expenses? None up to 25 miles from M33 then 40p per mile

I just need a power socket and screen or white wall i have my own Projector and Laptop.

My Talks are:

1662 AND ALL THAT - the creation of the book of common prayer over the reigns of henry VIII to Charles II by way of Oliver Cromwell and the commonwealth. Followed by the creed in paintings.

THE LIFE OF CHRIST THROUGH THE EYES OF A SINNER the life story of Caravaggio and his paintings of the life of Jesus

SYRIA - WHEN YOU COULD STILL GO THERE! A 1500 mile photo tour around Syria before it was Ravaged by war.

FROM WORSLEY TO CASTLEFIELD ALONG THE BRIDGEWATER CANAL - the first stretch of the Bridgewater canal and what it looked like then and now

THE FIRST CANAL - the story of the creation of the Bridgewater canal from Worsley to Manchester and to Runcorn

ODDITIES IN THE CATHEDRALS OF ENGLAND - a photo tour of the Cathedrals concentrating on the unusual bits. (this does not cover the odd bishops or clerics!)

A TURKEY SHOOT - a 2000 mile photo tour around Southern Turkey.

THE CREATION WINDOW AT CHESTER CATHEDRAL - the story behind the millennium window in The refectory at Chester cathedral.

THE SAINTS OF ST MARY’S - a detailed look at the stained glass and paintings in a typical Victorian Church.

WHY CHRISTMAS? - a light-hearted look at why and how we celebrate Christmas and do so at the wrong time of the year.

HOLMAN HUNT AND "THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD" - a look at the life of Holman Hunt and his work. He started "The light of the world" in 1850 and finished in 1904 - why so long?

THE PASSION IN PICTURES - how the passion of Christ from Palm Sunday to the Doubting of Thomas has been shown in art over the ages.

THE MIRACLES OF CHRIST - as seen by artists of all ages

To contact David Shimmings select a talk listed below.

Listed talks

History 1662 AND ALL THAT
David Shimmings Tagged: 1662
North West
History THE LIFE OF CHRIST THROUGH THE EYES OF A SINNER
David Shimmings Tagged: Caravaggio
North West
Travel SYRIA - WHEN YOU COULD STILL GO THERE!
David Shimmings Tagged: Syria
North West
History FROM WORSLEY TO CASTLEFIELD ALONG THE BRIDGEWATER CANAL
David Shimmings Tagged: Bridgwater Canal
North West
History THE FIRST CANAL
David Shimmings Tagged: Bridgwater Canal
North West
History ODDITIES IN THE CATHEDRALS OF ENGLAND
David Shimmings Tagged: Cathedrals
North West
Travel A TURKEY SHOOT
David Shimmings Tagged: Turkey
North West
History THE CREATION WINDOW AT CHESTER CATHEDRAL
David Shimmings Tagged: Cathedrals
North West
History THE SAINTS OF ST MARY’S
David Shimmings Tagged: Victorian Church
North West
Entertainment WHY CHRISTMAS
David Shimmings Tagged: Christmas
North West
History THE PASSION IN PICTURES
David Shimmings Tagged: Easter
North West
History THE MIRACLES OF CHRIST
David Shimmings Tagged:
North West