This March there will be some truly amazing talks at Chelmsford’s Civic Theatre, from a 1966 World Cup winner, to a TV historian and an Antarctic mountaineer!
Relive the glory days of 1966 when England won the World Cup. On Wednesday 13 March, Sir Geoff Hurst will be visiting the Civic Theatre to reminisce about this golden period of English football. Sir Geoff is the only man to have scored a hat trick in a World Cup final in England’s epic 4-2 win over West Germany – when he became an instant football legend.
Now Geoff will talk about his career for England and for his club, West Ham, where he had an equally illustrious time and is a well-loved Hammer. Apart from the talk, there is an extra special opportunity for VIP ticket holders to meet Geoff and be seated in the first four rows – a must for any football fanatic!
No-one brings history more to life than Dan Snow. Dan is the son of broadcaster Peter Snow and the nephew of newscaster Jon Snow, but Dan has carved out a name for himself as ‘The History Guy’. Dan has presented on the One Show and fronted programmes on The Ark Royal, The Dam Busters, The Vikings, The East India Company and many, many more.
Now Dan will be sharing anecdotes from his career as a TV historian as well as unearthing historical facts about Chelmsford. Come and find out more on Thursday 28 March at 7.30pm.
For thrill seekers, take a seat and listen to Leo Houlding, a British rock climber who has scaled some of the highest peaks in the world. At the age of 18 Leo became the first British climber to free-climb El Captain in the Yosemite Valley, and went on to conquer Mount
Everest and Mount Asgard in Canada. Leo has also appeared in Top Gear and raced Jeremy Clarkson up a cliff face. However, it is reaching the summit of the most remote mountain on earth, The Spectre in Antarctica, that is Leo’s greatest achievement. Hear Leo talk about walking 1,000 miles in 60 days, uncovering some unknown facts about the great white continent and what it took to scale the most demanding peak in the toughest continent. For the talk Leo will use inspirational photography and high impact video to illustrate his journey. Leo comes to the Civic on Tuesday 12 March at 7.30pm.
To book tickets to see any of these events, visit www.chelmsford.gov.uk/theatres or call the Box Office on 01245 606505.