britishmusichallsociety

Just another WordPress.com site

Joe Wilson To Be Honoured at Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle

The historic Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle will honour Joe Wilson by naming him as the writer of Aw Wish Your Muther Wad Cum, the song that inspired Ralph Hedley’s 1890 masterpiece Come Geordie Ha’ad the Bairn.

 The painting, which hangs in the Northern Spirit gallery, depicts Joe’s song Aw Wish Your Muther Wad Cum, which is a tribute to working class women

Tyneside artist Ralph Hedley called the painting Geordie Ha’ad the Bairn, which was commissioned in the autumn of 1890 by the editor of the Newcastle Chroniclewho wanted an image based on the song for the paper’s Christmas edition.

The Newcastle Chronicle noted that: “Wilson was a household name on Tyneside and his songs were popular at every part of the world where Tynesiders are accustomed to gather together.”

The new plaque reveal, naming Joe Wilson, will take place on Wednesday, November 21, at 1pm in the Northern Spirit on the ground floor of the Laing Art Gallery.

Ed Waugh will give a brief  talk about Joe and  Micky Cochrane (The Great Joe Wilson) will sing Aw Wish Your Muther Wad Cum in front of the picture.

 Free entry to the Laing event. All welcome.

Advertisements

Our Vice President Wyn Calvin on BBC1 on Wednesday in Home Front Heroes

 

p06qc44m02 Wyn Calvin

Our Vice President Wyn Calvin MBE is featured in the 3rd episode of Home Front Heroes on BBC 1 TV on Wednesday 7th November 2018 at 9.15am.

The series commemorates the ways in which ordinary men and women played a vital part in Britain’s wartime victory. In Episode 3 Tanni Grey-Thompson sets out to solve the mystery of her grandfather William’s role in WWII. As she discovers how his job as an air warden would have brought him face to face with bombs and fires, she tries out firefighting for herself, finds out what conditions were like for families in air-raid shelters, and is overwhelmed by a meeting with Welsh entertainer Wyn Calvin who was a warden in Cardiff.

Pierrots Exhibition at Llandudno’s Venue Cymru

pierrot 1_0

Tony Lidington was involved in a very successful Heritage Lottery Funded project on pierrots in Llandudno during the Summer. He worked with some of Will Catlin’s family (his grand-daughter and last-surviving daughter) and created a youth troupe (The Jollies) and a new professional troupe called The New Follies.

To read more about this project go to the website: www.seasidefollies.co.uk .

There is also an exhibition covering the history of the Pierrots,the largest ever seen in Britain about the subject,  which is located in the foyer of Llandudno’s theatre, Venue Cymru, and will be there until the start of the New Year:

https://venuecymru.co.uk/pierrots-exhibition

BMHS Members’ Music Hall on Tuesday 6th November

original

The ever popular BMHS  Members’ Music Hall will take place at the Club For Acts and Actors, 20, Bedford Street, London, WC23 9HP on Tuesday 6th November at 7.30pm. Peter Charlton will be your Worthy Chairman. Admission by programme donation at the door. All welcome.

In The Limelight – November Meeting

Edward Thomas

The November meeting of In The Limelight  on Thursday 1st November will feature the British Music Hall Society’s Secretary Edward Thomas, who will present A Light Hearted Look At Pantomime.

The venue is the Club For Acts and Actors; the time 7.45pm and voluntary donations towards the expenses of meetings are greatly appreciated. All welcome.

The Mary Ward Players November Music Hall

NOVEMBER 17TH 2018 SHOW POSTER

Sunday Morning At The London Palladium – in Brighton!

GERRY'S POSTER REVISED

Duncan Norvelle at In The Limelight on 11th October

Duncan-Norvelle-1

The October In The Limelight meeting at the Club For Acts and Actors, 20, Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9HP on Thursday 11th October at 7.45pm will feature comedian Duncan Norvelle in conversation with Dean Caston about his life in show business.

All welcome. Voluntary donations towards the expenses of  meetings are greatly appreciated

 

Sheila Mathews and Antonia Pemberton at Brighton on 14th October

WSH poster

The Mary Ward Centre Players October Music Hall

0CTOBER 13TH FLYER

Post Navigation