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Anthony Inglis, author talk with two course meal

Wednesday 10 7.00pmMay


Island Sailing Club

70 High Street
PO31 7RE

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Anthony Inglis, author talk with two course meal


Part of Medina Bookshop Events 2023

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Come join us for a glass of fizz, a two course meal, followed by a talk by one of Britain's greatest conductors Antony Inglis whose newly published autobiography includes much about his upbringing on the Isle of Wight. His great grandfather Dr Percy Gibson was one of the founders of the Island Sailing Club. Tickets £25 Fizz on Arrival

Followed by 2 Course Dinner

Roasted Chicken Breast, Mushroom & Madeira Sauce, Roasted New Potatoes, Buttered Broccoli


Tomato, Roasted Pepper & Basil Risotto, Parmesan Crisp, Pea Shoots


Zesty Lemon Posset, Forest Fruit Compote, Shortbread


Selection of British & Continental Cheese, Biscuits & Homemade Chutney

Described by the Manchester Evening News as “One of Britain’s most popular conductors”, Anthony Inglis was born into the Royal Air Force with nine of his relatives, senior and distinguished pilots in the service. His family history however, did not stop him from deciding at the age of six that he was going to conduct.

Anthony knew academia was not for him and battled to persuade his teachers and even his own parents that he did not need educating at expensive private schools. In the end, they agreed and he left school early to attend the Royal College of Music. His career has seen him conducting many famous orchestras and soloists, travelling the world and working in genres from pop bands such as The Scorpions to Bizet’s opera Carmen.

His thirty-three year tenure at Phantom of The Opera in London and Music Directorship of two orchestras, plus his continuing association with Cunard and Katherine Jenkins has meant that although he is at an age when people retire, he continues to be busier than ever.

This is a story of perseverance, hard work, joy, laughter, anecdotes and passion, in a career that he would (almost) do for free!