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Thursday 20th June, 12.30pm for 1.00pm

Baptist Church, Polestub Lane, Cuckfield

£5 per person – booking opens 15 April

Now for something rather different – for people who enjoy a good talk on a subject that makes them think. Dr Matt Wates is a saxophonist, whom the great John Dankworth, no less, called “an incredibly talented musician and composer”. The Matt Wates Sextet won the Best Small Group award in 2001 and he has appeared with some of the great names of jazz, from Humphrey Lyttleton to Duncan Lamont. But he’s not only a musician. He has a long-standing interest in art and its history, with a first class degree, an MA with distinction and a PhD in the subject from Birkbeck College. His main interest in the field is the interconnection between the arts, particularly music and painting. This is the subject of his lunchtime talk on 20th June – for which he will probably be accompanied by his alto sax (maybe to invert a theme from J.S.Bach to illustrate an abstract them from a Klee painting or something of the kind!)