Alan Titchmarsh celebrates memorable moments in words and music at the University of Winchester

8 May 2017
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Alan Titchmarsh MBE, Chancellor of the University of Winchester and broadcaster, novelist and horticulturalist, talks to veteran television broadcaster and former presenter of BBC South Today Bruce Parker MBE for an evening of music, memories and anecdotes on Friday 19 May at a special event at the University of Winchester. 

Memorable Moments in Words and Music sees Alan talk about his musical influences and his long and varied career, from being a gardening apprentice at the age of 15, before moving into print and broadcast journalism and presenting programmes such as BBC Gardeners' World and Ground Force. He has also written nine novels, three volumes of autobiography and more than 50 gardening books.
 
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Alan and Bruce know each other well, having worked together on BBC news and current affairs programme Nationwide. Bruce was the first presenter of BBC Antiques Roadshow, which celebrates its fortieth anniversary this year, and during his time at the BBC he interviewed every Prime Minister from Eden to Blair.
 
All proceeds from the event go to support the Hampshire and the Islands Historic Churches Trust. The Trust raises funds towards the repair and restoration of some 900 active historic churches in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight dating from the eighth to the twentieth century.
 
This event is taking place by kind permission of the Vice Chancellor of the University of Winchester, Professor Joy Carter, who is a Friend of the Trust and a keen supporter of its annual fund raiser, Ride and Stride, held on the second Saturday in September every year.
 
Tickets cost £18 each and can be booked online at: www.winchester.ac.uk/memorablemoments. Enquiries to meryl@hihct.org.uk​ or 01794 368427.
 
The talk takes place at 7.15pm on Friday 19 May in The Stripe, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester SO22 4NR. The talk is preceded by a reception from 6.15pm.
 
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