The Dormer Conference Centre, St Peter’s Church, opposite Pump Room Gardens. Starting 19:30.
Admission free, all welcome.
Tuesday 12 January 2016
The Real Jeeves
Brian Halford, a Warwick cricket writer and broadcaster, will talk of cricket, Jeeves and the Great War: When PG Wodehouse went to see Gloucestershire play Warwickshire in Cheltenham in 1913 he had no idea that the day would provide the inspiration for one of his greatest creations. The Warwickshire team included Percy Jeeves, a young man whose dapper style and immaculate conduct charmed the great writer.
Three years later, when Wodehouse created a character with those attributes he thought back to Cheltenham –and of Jeeves. Jeeves the manservant would amuse millions.