Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Rotary Club of Henley Bridge

ANDREW PREWETT, who has designed hundreds of record covers, entertained us on Wednesday, January 27.

ANDREW PREWETT, who has designed hundreds of record covers, entertained us on Wednesday, January 27.

He talked about his interest in a variety of art mediums, including sketching, painting and book illustration. He has produced a book using his own drawings to illustrate 101 Ways To Use A Walking Frame.

The audience was fascinated by the variety of paintings, drawings and images Andrew had bought to illustrate his talk.

He has worked for a variety of companies but talked warmly about his time at the BBC where he was responsible for, among other things, producing record covers for the corporation’s sound archive and comedians such as Tony Hancock and Morecambe and Wise.

Andrew has also designed record covers for many famous recording artists including Dire Straits and Status Quo. He is responsible for how CDs are presented and marketed. Originally record companies wanted to put CDs into a full-sized record sleeves but Andrew persuaded some of the first CD producers that the smaller square plastic cases made most sense both economically and visually.

Meanwhile, the club held a race night at Badgemore Park Golf Club on Saturday, January 30 attended by 56 people.

The event was sponsored by the Henley Standard, Peers & Hilton, Hobbs of Henley, John Pragnell, Frank Banks and Jeanne Davis, all of whom had races named after them. The evening started with dinner and then guests watched four horse races with the opportunity of betting on a horse of their choosing.

Guests could also pay £5 to become a jockey and there was a prize of £25 for the winner of each race.

After these races, guests sat down to a delicious dessert of meringues, cream and chocolate sauce. This raised energy levels for the next four races which were duly run.

It was a very lively fun evening which entertained Rotarians and their guests while raising more than £600 for Rotary charities. Club president Joy Arnott said that she had thoroughly enjoyed the evening and might in future be persuaded to attend a real horse race at Windsor or Ascot.

More News:

POLL: Have your say