Thursday Talks – 05 December, 6pm: The Rites & Rings of Christmas from Saturn to Santa, from assassination to asinine.

Ronald Singleton and friends present a jocular-secular show

THE RITES AND RINGS OF CHRISTMAS from Saturn to Santa, from assassination to asinine.

Thursday 05 December, 6pm for 6.30pm

£10 GAC Members, £12 Non-Members, £5 Students

Non-members please book via Eventbrite


This takes a jocular, secular look at the way Christmas has come about

- the long, long search to find the right date for it, how a secondary

character with a kind heart and how a shop owner with a liking for

dressing up made it a world-wide family date - and a bonanza we try to




The speakers:

Ronald Singleton

Born into the cinema business he naturally wanted to be a film director, but succumbed to his father's pleas and, after being a member of the Oxford University Dramatic Society  and studio manager for Granada Television in Manchester, came home to Glasgow in 1962. Enjoyed running the Cosmo (now the GFT) for ten years.

Alison Spurway

Past member of Glasgow University Drama Society, Arts Theatre Group and Kilmardinny Theatre Group.   She performed last year at the Glasgow Art Club in “Dickens in Glasgow”

Dr Brian Hayward

Brian was a member of the Drama staff at Jordanhill College for many years where he directed students and on occasion acted himself (King Lear under the direction of Joe Casciani Head of Department).   He has written several plays including The Glasgow Girls.


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