Vet­eran in in­spi­ra­tional con­ver­sa­tion

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - ON STAGE -

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.

Si­mon We­ston

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