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Just thought it worth mentioning in case any Listers may  be interested that 
I was more than most thrilled last night to be able  to be at the Gala Charity 
 Concert celebrating John Betjeman's centenary at  the Prince of Wales 
Theatre in London, attended by that Royal guy the theatre is  named after and his 
sidekick Camilla, exceedingly ably and most  entertainingly hosted by Barry 
Humphries and supported by a  vast cast  of entertainers / JB fans ranging from 
The Bishop of London to Jools  Holland via Edward Fox; Joanna Lumley, Timothy 
West, Prunella Scales, Ronnie  Corbett  etc. etc. etc.
 
[ The obligatory TSE content here  is of course that TSE's first  job after 
university was as a schoolteacher at Highgate School in north London,  where 
said JB was a pupil, along with some further general musings /  contrasts that 
come to mind about dead poets and how they're regarded. For  example, whilst 
there's selfevidently 'no contest' as regards most of the usual  critical etc.  
JB / TSE comparators, it's totally unthinkable / impossible  that TSE and his 
life could ever have inspired anything remotely like this  most heartwarming 
and entertaining event !! ]
 
David
Cumbria UK