War is a grim business, but romance doesn’t come to a grinding halt ... and neither does British humour. In both wartime and peace, love and laughter soldier on!
Andy Smith shares real-life perspectives of two world wars gleaned from family and friends over several decades; he weaves romance and humour into an entertaining, yet poignant presentation that stimulates response from audiences who inevitably have their own family stories to tell.Views: 71 | Enquiries: 0
Andy is a performance poet and entertainer, author and former business communicator who has two artificial limbs, a wonderful wife, three fine children, a whippet called Tamba and a tabby called Toby. (He also had two feisty chickens until Basil Brush made their acquaintance).
Andy engages live and digital audiences with his poetry and related commentary; plenty of light-hearted humour ... and a smattering of history. And once a year the bionic bard and his long-suffering spouse make a trip to West Africa to support and encourage victims of trauma.
Recent endorsements include:
“I just wanted to personally say "thank you" - and also on behalf of our Group - for your interesting, lighthearted, humorous and, above all, inspirational talk yesterday morning. To put your experiences into poems was a winning formula with our audience … “ John Sutton, Programme Secretary, Thame & District U3A
“You spoke to our group earlier this year, and we so enjoyed your poetic presentation that I am inviting you back to speak to us in person!” Michelle Hartman - Vice Chairperson, Stanmore & District U3A
“Thank you for giving us an excellent talk. A group of us were discussing it afterwards and there was universal admiration for your presentation and your poetry.” Dr Adrian J Delnevo, Vice Chairperson, Witney U3A
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