Bertie Pearce – Charles Dickens; The Man, His Life and His Characters.
Charles John Huffam Dickens brought into the world a staggering array of wonderful characters with orphans, starving children, misers, murderers and abusive school teachers among them. People such as Mr Mcawber, Fagin and Abel Magwitch remain in one’s literary psyche long after the books are put down. Largely self educated, Dickens possessed the genius to become the greatest writer of his age with 15 major novels and countless short stories and articles. Bertie Pearce looks at the life and places of Dickens while interspersing the events with readings of his works. A truly Dickensian experience.
Bertie Pearce is a Member of The Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star and has performed all over the world. In 2003 he was awarded the Carlton Comedy Award by the Magic Circle and twice won the award for Originality from The International Brotherhood of Magicians. In 2009 he became an accredited Lecturer for the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies and has toured extensively sharing his passion for Magic, Art, Punch and Judy, Victorian Pastimes and Charles Dickens. His love of people and performance ensures that there is always a new and exciting gig around the corner.
The Arts Society is a national charity which promotes arts and heritage causes. The Wrekin branch has contributed financial support for the talk by Bertie Pearce, one of The Arts Society’s accredited lecturers.
Here is a link to Bertie’s website: