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Online cunardqueen

Re: Lecturing Aboard QE2
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2010, 07:21 PM »
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No, I never saw the print room! Sounds very interesting though

At one stage they used to have the walls covered in old daily programmes, and a few one offs, l hope they were removed before she arrived in Dubai, The new owners might see it as just junk..!!!
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Offline Chris Frame

Re: Lecturing Aboard QE2
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2010, 10:12 AM »
Fantastic! maybe QE2_DBX can tell you what happened to it?

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Re: Lecturing Aboard QE2
« Reply #22 on: Jul 16, 2010, 11:59 AM »
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And I've just ordered it from Amazon.

Has it arrived yet? What did you think. :)

Offline Twynkle

Re: Lecturing Aboard QE2
« Reply #23 on: Sep 07, 2010, 03:58 PM »
Something about Cyril Smith
As well as lecturing on QE2, he was well known as Liberal MP for Rochdale, Lancashire.
A kind man; he died last weekend.
http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/news/s/1316203_setting_sail_for_a_new_career
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

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Re: Lecturing Aboard QE2
« Reply #24 on: Sep 07, 2010, 06:15 PM »
I meant to post something re Cyril Smith....thanks Rosie...I remember meeting him on board QE2 ....he used to walk around in his carpet slippers!!    but what a kindly chap he truly  was...always taking time to speak to many passengers and the crew....and not only that.....he listened to what we all had to say too.....a rarity with so many celebs nowadays.....

Offline Michael Gallagher

Re: Lecturing Aboard QE2
« Reply #25 on: Sep 07, 2010, 06:59 PM »
Here is the Printing Room

Offline bswan

Re: Lecturing Aboard QE2
« Reply #26 on: Sep 08, 2010, 12:54 PM »
Chris,

I look forward to one of you lectures in the very near future. Keep up the good work. :)

Offline Chris Frame

Re: Lecturing Aboard QE2
« Reply #27 on: Oct 14, 2010, 02:01 PM »
Thanks Brogan!

Are you sailing on QE?

Chris.

Pat Curry

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Re: Lecturing Aboard QE2
« Reply #28 on: Oct 14, 2010, 07:35 PM »
Has it arrived yet? What did you think. :)

My apologies Chris, I somehow didn't reply to this in May. (‘it’ being a copy of your QE2 A Photographic Journey).

And yes I did like it very much.  I would have liked it more if it had been six times bigger with many more photos.  (not a crit Chris, just musing).
Your photographs are really superb and I think you have a clever formula with your two ‘brands’ (Story and Photographic Journey).
And your subject matter will ensure you sell all your titles on board on every voyage on all the three new Canard ships. Of course the readers of this forum might only buy two of your titles, but they cannot deny that you have the eye for the great pics and you work hard at getting them.

Did Cunard invite you to photograph the QE2 and later QM2, or did you do it initially on your own initiative?  And once published did you get invited to lecture, as I did?  I‘m sure Cunard get deluged with requests, just as publishers do, and they rarely say ‘yes’. And on that subject how did you sign to History Press? Did you find them or did they find you?  Again I was lucky enough to invited in 1983 (by the then relatively small Piatkus Books now part of Littlejohn) to author a book.  It is now in its 17th edition and in its 26 years has sold some quarter of a million copies.  Because of that I was asked to author another then another and providing they too sell, you keep on going.  It’s this which led to my work on the QE2.

However my titles are too specialist to sell on ships (apart from when I was lecturing / cooking on board) but they do well on Amazon and on my own website.
And regarding on board lecturing, I would have course loved to do more than I did, but there is a limit to the amount of work for no pay one can do.  And even with the limited discounts for lecturers we were always spent rather more than planned. (buying shore tours, memorabilia in the on board shops and items like your books, and of course the bar bills!)  So we limited ourselves to one ship (you know who) and one cruise per year.

Would I lecture on the ‘world’s youngest fleet’? 
Well you said it Chris …  fee or no fee, it’s an astonishing privilege no matter what the ship.

But would I?   I’ve not been asked so Rob can sleep tonight. 

When are you next on?

Online Lynda Bradford

Re: Lecturing Aboard QE2
« Reply #29 on: Mar 15, 2016, 10:52 AM »
If you have ever wondered about lecturing onboard QE2 read Chris Frame's excellent account on this topic
https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,1925.msg21113.html#msg21113

I was proud to be involved with planning QE2's 50 year conference in September 2017 in Clydebank
www.qe2event.com

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Re: Lecturing Aboard QE2
« Reply #30 on: Mar 15, 2016, 12:57 PM »
Thank you very much, Lynda, for pointing us to Chris's account of lecturing aboard QE2.  It is a marvelous commentary and very moving !
QE2 - the ship for all of time, a ship of timeless beauty !

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Re: Lecturing Aboard QE2
« Reply #31 on: Mar 15, 2016, 02:00 PM »
Thank you Lynda very much for purchasing the book! I hope you enjoy it!

I loved lecturing aboard QE2, that was a dream come true.

Queen Victoria is better from a lecturers perspective than QM2. On QV we talk in the Royal Court Theatre which has a team of technicians to ensure that you're all set-up and ready to go. On QM2, Illuminations is manned by one person who does an awesome job, but there's more chance of sound etc. not working correctly.

QV cabins for lecturers are also nicer than QM2's ED rooms, as they were in the Passenger area of the ship and central in the hull so there was less movement and noise.

QE2's C2 rooms were superb. It was fantastic that on QE2 lecturers got Caronia grade, and not just that, but C2 - which were a significant notch above C3. Those rooms on Two Deck and Three Deck were very special.

Here's shots of all three rooms types:

QE2:
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QM2:
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QV:
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I regret not taking pics of our first QE2 room on Two Deck; it had those lovely raised ceilings with the wood trim. We were moved so quickly and unexpectedly that the only shots I got were not fit for publication.

Just seeing the QE2 cabin brings a flood of memories back. She was so special.

Wonderful pictures -

QE2 - ship's cabin

QM2 - hotel room

QV - hotel room

QE2 - the ship for all of time, a ship of timeless beauty !

Offline Chris Frame

Re: Lecturing Aboard QE2
« Reply #32 on: Jul 26, 2017, 12:48 AM »
Thanks June!
QE2's cabins sure did have that special classic charm!