Scuba diving in the Red Sea near Sharm el Sheikh. I'm on the right, with my friend, Frank, on the left.
Scuba diving in the Red Sea near Sharm el Sheikh. I'm on the right, with my friend, Frank, on the left.
Ged Clapson
Ged Clapson

Welcome to my web site

Hi - thanks for visiting!

 

This might be awfully self-indulgent but hope that within these pages, I'll be able to share some of the aspects of my life that have been - and continue to be - special to me. Like most people's lives, there have been good times and bad, tragedies and celebrations, triumphs and disasters. And I shan't pretend that all of them are contained in this web site. But it does at least give me the chance to express myself and share some of my experiences - both happy and sad - with anyone who cares to listen.

 

And if you should feel like getting in touch, please sign the Guestbook or click the 'Contact' link on the left.

'If I only had a heart!' Tin Man's best known song from the Avalon production of The Wizard of Oz, June 2015.

The pompous parish secretary - Frank Pickles - in The Vicar of Dibley with the Chase Theatre Group.

And my biggest role for many years, Mr Tom with Avalon in June 2014.

But there's been other developments too, so follow this link if you are interested to read more.

Vissi d'arte

From Tosca - Giacomo Puccini:

 

Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore,
non feci mai male ad anima viva!
Con man furtiva
quante miserie conobbi aiutai.

Sempre con fe' sincera
la mia preghiera
ai santi tabernacoli salì.
Sempre con fe' sincera
diedi fiori agli altar.

Nell'ora del dolore
perché, perché, Signore,
perché me ne rimuneri così?

Diedi gioielli della Madonna al manto,
e diedi il canto agli astri, al ciel,
che ne ridean più belli.
Nell'ora del dolore,
perché, perché, Signor,
ah, perché me ne rimuneri così?



English Translation:

I lived for art, I lived for love,
I never harmed a living soul!
With a discreet hand
I relieved all misfortunes I encountered.

Always with sincere faith
my prayer
rose to the holy tabernacles.
Always with sincere faith
I decorated the altars with flowers.

In this hour of grief,
why, why, Lord,
why do you reward me thus?

I donated jewels to the Madonna's mantle,
and offered songs to the stars and to heaven,
which thus did shine with more beauty.
In this hour of grief,
why, why, Lord,
ah, why do you reward me thus?

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