On the 3rd of December the Forum held its last meeting before Christmas.
We welcomed our guest speaker Ken Humphreys for the eleventh time. Ken is an ex-schoolteacher from York who specialises in a mixture of poetry, amusing tales and songs sung in a fine light tenor voice with piano accompaniment recorded by one of his ex-colleagues. He titled this presentation as “Words and Music for Christmas” starting with Winter Wonderland with the Forum members joining in the chorus.
He revealed that he had written most of the poems he recited for school nativity plays and had recently been persuaded to have them published. No presentation by Ken would be complete without a musical quiz and this one was about Oscar winning songs with the members answering all but one of his questions correctly. John Spinner proposed a vote of thanks for a splendid entertaining talk.