Charlie is a tireless performer with a commanding stage presence. He has a number of different shows and talks, including his classic all evening, “Eccentric Look at Suffolk”. He has other shows that you might wish to book him for:

History of English Surnames

Charlie will talk about the Anglo-Saxon and Viking bynames and nicknames we had prior to the Norman Conquest. He will explain how and why surnames evolved after 1066 AD, and the disruption it caused. Charlie then enlightens the audience on the four different types of surnames which includes explaining the meanings of some of the surnames sitting in the audience.

This will be followed by Q&A

History of spoken English

This is not a talk on split infinitives, and what the differences are between the past participle and the past tense. Definitely not! Charlie shows how the seeds of spoken English was first sown, and how each invading force affected the English language with the different sounds they brought. Charlie includes a dialect tour of the British Isles, demonstrating the different facial expressions of each dialect. He also shows how some people he knows that lip read can tell what dialect a person has.

Check here to find out where Charlie is performing in 2019/20. We'll be giving more information over time.

2019 - 2020 Bookings

Key

IMS – In a Manner of Speaking – The Story of Spoken English

ADS After Dinner Speech

ELCEccentric Look at Countryside

ELS – Eccentric Look at Suffolk

ELEA – Eccentric Look at East Anglia

HOS – History of Surnames

OTP – Open to the Public

PF – Private Function

 

2019 - 2020

January

Thurs 10th Jan – BBC Radio Suffolk – 1.30pm to 2.30pm

Sat 12th Jan – Hundon Gardening Club – ADS – PF

Tues 15th Jan – Upminster U3A – HOSE - PF

Thurs 17th Jan – Tiptree U3A – ELEA - PF

Fri 18th Jan – Havering Antiques Collectors' Club – ELC – PF

Sat 19th Jan – Harkstead Farmers' Market – 9am to 12 noon

 

February

Tues 5th Feb – Halstead U3A – HOSE – PF

Wed 6th Feb – Chelmsford & District NT – IMS - PF

Thurs 7th Feb – BBC Radio Suffolk – 1.30pm to 2.30pm

Tues 12th Feb – Diss Family History – HOS – PF

Sat 16th Feb – Harkstead Farmers' Market – 9am to 12 noon

Fri 22nd Feb – Bishop's Stortford – HOSE - PF

 

March

Thurs 7th Mar – BBC Radio Suffolk – 1.30pm to 2.30pm

Tues 12th Mar – Tuddenham W.I – HOSE - PF

Sat 16th Mar– Harkstead Farmers' Market – 9am to 12 noon

Fri 8th Mar – Bramford Music Night – OTP

Sat 9th Mar – Inst. of Agric. Sec's – Nat. Conf. - ADS - PF

Thurs 14th – Buckhurst Hill U3A – HOSE - PF

Tues 19th Mar – Abingdon Forget-me-not – HOS - PF

Thurs 21st Mar – Old Ram Tractor Club – ELSE - PF

Fri 22nd Mar – St Mary & St Edward Church, W. Hanningfield – HOSE – OTP Wed 27th March – Lavenham & District Theatre Group – AGM Talk

 

April

Wed 3rd April – Barton Mills Wednesday Club – HOSE - PF

Thurs 4th April – BBC Radio Suffolk – 1.30pm to 2.30pm

Tues 9th April – A Get Together - Methodist Church – Museum St. Ipswich - HOSE

Fri 12th April – Limebrook Maldon U3A – HOSE - PF

Sat 20th April – Harkstead Farmers' Market – 9am to 12 noon

Fri 26th April – Skulduggery in Stowmarket - OTP

Sat 27th April - Felixtowe Arts Center - Opening Celebration

 

May

Wed 1st May – Thurrock Antiques Collectors' Club – HOSE - PF

Thurs 2nd May– BBC Radio Suffolk – 1.30pm to 2.30pm

Wed 15th May – Haverhill Owls W.I. - HOSE – PF

Thurs 16th May - Stock Harvard W.I. - HOSE – PF

Thurs 23rdMay – Hawkwell Village U3A – HOSE – PF

 

June

Wed 5th June – Haughley W.I. - HOS - PF

Wed 19th June– Quay Theatre, Sudbury – HOSE – OTP

July

Wed 3rd July – Bedford U3A – HOS - PF

Mon 15th July – Sible Hedingham W.I. - HOSE - PF

Thurs 18th July – Bramford History Group – HOSE - PF


September

Thurs 5th Sept – Wilstead W.I. - HOSE - PF

Fri 13th Sept – Oddfellows – Stoke by Nayland GC – ADS - PF

Wed 18th Sept – Cornards & Chilton Hort. Soc, - ELS - PF

 

October

Thurs 3rd October – Stanstead History Club – HOS - PF

Fri 11th Oct – Bures Derby & Joan Club – HOS - PF

 

November 

Mon 11th Nov - Suffolk West NHS Retirement Fellowship – Horringer – HOS - PF

Wed 13th Nov – West Bergholt History Group – HOS - PF

Thurs 14th Nov – Stanford-le-Hope U3A – HOS – PF

Sat 16th Nov – Bruisyard Village Hall – ELS - OTP

Thurs 21st Nov – Stanstead U3A – ELC - PF

Tues 26th Nov – Suffolk FHS of Sudbury – IMS – PF

 

December

Wed 4th Dec – Colne Valley Probus – ADS - PF

Sat 14th Dec – Essex Soc. Family History  – ELC - PF

 

2020

January

Thurs 23rd Jan – Watton U3A – HOSE – PF

 

March

Wed 4th Mar – Westerfield & Dist. Gardening Club – HOS – PF



April

Tues 21st April – Waltham Forest U3A – HOS– PF

Tues 28th April – Diss Ladies' Luncheon Club – HOSE pt 2 - PF

 

May

Mon 18th May – Hutton U3A – ELEA - PF

Tues May 19th – St Neot's U3A – HOSE - PF

 

Key

ADS – After Dinner Speech

ELC – Eccentric Look at Countryside

ELS – Eccentric Look at Suffolk

ELEA – Eccentric Look at East Anglia

IMS – In a Manner of Speaking – The Story of Spoken English

HOSS – History of Suffolk Surnames

HOS – History of Surnames

OTP – Open to the Public

PF – Private Function