Ann Rachlin’s audio-visual presentations feature several interesting topics for literary societies, booklaunches, book festivals and arts festivals.

Visit Ann’s website at http://www.annrachlintalks.com/

Hugely popular at Durham University, Ann’s clear voice and colourful anecdotes made her lectures and talks highly entertaining while also being extremely informative and fascinating. Much in demand, she travels all over the country, appearing at Arts Festivals, as an after-dinner speaker, at university events as well as private clubs and other societies.


Ellen Terry and her daughter Edith Craig

The subject of Ann’s latest book, this talk features the colourful life of Ellen Terry’s daughter told through her ‘lost’memoirs, found in an attic and now belonging to Ann Rachlin.

“What an absolute delight and privilege to meet you yesterday and listen to your wonderful portrayal of Ellen Terry’s life. I know I speak for one and all when I say we were truly ‘hanging on your every word’! I particularly noted at the end that all of our ladies stayed seated for some time as I think we were all still spellbound.”
P.S. Bexhill Ladies who Lunch – August 2013


The Creator of Fun with Music® and the Founder of The Beethoven Fund for Deaf Children, Ann Rachlin’s life experiences, bringing the joy of music into the lives of thousands of children, makes the most fascinating talk. Slides, video excerpts and amusing anecdotes, Ann weaves the true colourful story of her experiences in music education both on stage and in her popular sessions. A lifetime of fun with music, this talk is one of the most popular ones in her repertoire.



A lighthearted look at the most extraordinary Swindles and Scandals in the historical world of Fine Art and Finance!

Originally performed at Durham University by Ann and her son, Max Ziff, this highly entertaining and informative audio-visual talk was received with acclaim by a very varied Durham audience, both academic and artistic. Duration: One hour

WATTS WITH HANDEL – The Tale of  Two George Freds!

ANN RACHLIN compares the intriguing colourful backgrounds of Two Giants of the world of Art and Music – George Frideric Handel and George Frederic Watts. Originally presented at Grey College, The University of Durham.

All of Ann Rachlin’s talks are enriched with over sixty beautifully displayed slides and, in some cases, additional video excerpts.

BELLS ON HER TOES – an audio-visual presentation of her life

In her long career, Ann has met some of the most legendary names in the world of theatre and music. In this popular talk, her fascinating personal memories are recalled of

(in alphabetical order)

Maurice Chevalier

Joanna David

Dame Judi Dench

Diana, Princess of Wales

Sammy Fain

Edward Fox

Clement Freud

Dame Evelyn Glennie CH

Sir Alec Guinness

Sir Edward Heath

Barry Humphries

David Kossoff

Lorin Maazel

Marino Marini

Lord Menuhin

Bob Monkhouse

Anne-Sophie Mutter

Dennis Norden

Peter O’Toole

Andre Previn

Prince William and Prince Harry

Princess Michael of Kent

Edmundo Ros

Mstislav Rostropovich

Archbishop Runcie

Sir Donald Sinden

Sir Georg Solti

Leopold Stokowski

Margaret Thatcher

The King and Queen of Greece

The Prince Edward

The Prince of Wales

Mitsuko Uchida

Sir Peter Ustinov

Maxim Vengerov

Nancy Wilson

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Website: http://www.annrachlintalks.com/