The Talk of Wells - James Boyd

Each autumn/winter we hold a series of fascinating talks in aid of a local charity. This year's Talk of Wells is in aid of the Wells Sea Cadets Corps, The corps was formed 2 years ago and is proving to be popular with the local kids. The organisation aims to give young people experiences that will help them grow into the people they want to be in a safe and friendly environment. Through various activities and adventures, the cadets learn teamwork, respect, loyalty, self-confidence, commitment, self-discipline, honesty and how to be the best version of themselves. They offer a range of different activities from sailing, windsurfing and powerboating to rock climbing, camping, and music. At Wells-next-the-Sea the cadets are also able to gain different qualifications that they can take with them once they leave! Their main priority is to make sure that Sea Cadets is a safe environment young people can go to, to be themselves. They have recently been given a permanent home at the Alderman Peel High School which has given them a proper base where they can use the school facilities and store their growing amounts of kit, uniform, kayaks, etc..

Tonight we have James Boyd, Guitarist. James releases a small number of concerts each year and works with private clients to create extraordinary musical experiences in secret locations. He has produced unique concerts all around Britain: from a seventeenth-century courtyard in a hidden Cornish valley to the hold of a sailing barge on the Thames. He sailed his yacht Concord to the Aldeburgh Festival to give the acclaimed premiere of Jonathan Dove’s The Immortal Ship and his Wilderness Concert productions have become renowned for the way they touch all of the senses in settings of dramatic beauty. James is a passionate advocate for new music, working with some of the finest composers. He has commissioned and premiered many new works. The Royal Academy of Music has elected him an associate in recognition of his distinguished contribution to music.

So, join us on specific Mondays through the Autumn and Winter when a special menu of two courses and a glass of wine will be served for £23.50. We will donate £5.00 to the fund for every person eating. Come and enjoy talks from the men and women who will talk with passion about their lives and adventures.