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Chapter Voices: John Webber Posted on 05 Jun 2020

We're so proud of Chapter's Creative Community, from our staff and volunteers to our studio holders, tenants and community gardeners - they make us who we are! We’ve really been missing everyone, so we’ve asked them to let us know what they’ve been doing, making, watching and thinking about.

On National Volunteers Week, our wonderful volunteer, John Webber, gives us a little insight into his life and loves in lockdown:  

“I am a retired vicar and have been a volunteer at Chapter for nine years. I am also the longest surviving member of the Gay Men’s Book Club which has met monthly at Chapter for the last seven years.

I was born in India, and have spent half my adult life working in the subcontinent. I’m very good at cooking South Indian food – I won’t allow curry powder in the house, but make up my own spice mixtures! I am currently working on two books – one on the history of my family in India in the nineteenth century, and the other a memoir of my many years working in Bangladesh.

I also sing with the South Wales Gay Men’s Chorus, and would urge everybody not to miss one of our concerts – we’re very good indeed! You can find out more about us here:

As far as listening to music my passions are chamber music and opera.”