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MEETINGS COMMENCE AT 2.30. DOORS WILL OPEN AT 2.00.
Leigh Wesley Methodist Church
Leigh-on-Sea SS9 1SJ.
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Meetings will usually start with notices and items of group news, followed by a guest speaker. Refreshments are available afterwards so members can chat to friends or maybe the speaker.
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Punch and Judy – Professor Chris Gasper
September 17 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Punch and Judy is a popular British glove puppet form, normally played by one performer in a temporary booth erected in a public space. It is strongly associated with the seaside. Derived from Pulcinella, the Italian puppet show, it emerged in the UK in the Regency period (1790s-1830s). An early show was in Covent Garden where it is commemorated by the Punch and Judy pub.
Southend’s own, Professor Chris Gasper is going to tell us about his 66 years as a performer of the art, tell us a bit of the history and show us his puppets. If we are very lucky and well behaved, he may show us some of his show. “Oh yes he will!”