Veteran in inspirational conversation
AUDIENCES will be able to hear the amazing story of Simon Weston, the well known veteran of the Falklands War.
Mr Weston will be telling his story at the Norden Farm Centre for the Arts in Maidenhead next month, and people are advised to book tickets quickly for the inspirational show.
In April 1982, Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands, thus starting the Falklands War.
Amongst those sent to the conflict was Simon Weston, who has since been honoured with an OBE.
When the boat on which he was stationed, RFA Sir Galahad, was bombed by two Argentine planes, it would change his life forever.
He was left with 46 per cent burns and faced a long and arduous recovery process. In the years since he has become noted for his charity work and appearances on television.
Now, for the first time, Mr Weston takes to the stage to tell his story with no holds barred. He will be joined on stage by his friend and former Sky news anchor David Fitzgerald.
The show is described as an inspirational chance to hear about one man’s journey at the front line of war, and how a life has been rebuilt against the odds.
It will take place on Saturday, August 15 at 8pm, with tickets costingg between £13 and £15. A week later, the arts centre is hosting its Summer Sessions with live music in the the Café Bar with music from 6.30pm. Among the artists playing is Totie, a local piano playing singer-songwriter. Her music has been played at the Cannes Film Festival and Los Angeles where she was nominated for best soundtrack with her song Cover Me. She performs at 8.15 pm and Son Yambu headline at 9.30pm.
Playing authentic ‘Son Cubano’ or Cuban son – the essential AfroCuban music that originated in the streets of eastern Cuba at the turn of the last century.
Son is a fusion of Spanish and African rhythms and is the root of all salsa music. Expect red hot rhythms straight from the streets of Eastern Cuba.
For more details, or to book, go to https://norden.farm or call the box office on 01628 788997.