Music Hall Workshops with Joan and Barry Grantham
The MUSIC HALL WORKSHOP, to be held in the highly conducive atmosphere of the Sands Films Studio, will seek to examine some of Music Hall’s techniques and traditions and also try to capture some of the spirit which once held audiences captive. To do this we will put the limelight on a series of key performers, examining in some detail the reasons for their appeal.
As there is a premium on what can be achieved in one weekend, those who register will be sent a guide sheet giving the names of the artistes we wish to study, (so they can be looked up on Wikipedia and You Tube!) and also the lyrics for some of the songs. If you can, do come to the talk – WORKING THE HALLS on the Friday evening before (23rd JAN), as this will contain relevant material and show pictures of the performers we will be studying.
As the workshop is being lead by Barry there will be, as one would expect, plenty of ‘Eccentric’ dance and comic movement and we will be coached by Joan in the songs she knows so well.
MUSIC HALL WORKSHOP at SANDS FILMS STUDIO
82 St. Marychurch St, Rotherhithe, London, SE16 4HZ 0207 231 2209
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 24th / 25th JANUARY 10am/ 5pm each day
DRESS: Comfortable Practice clothes and shoes (character shoes ideal, Jazz
shoes or trainers are OK. If you happen to have a bowler hat
and/or a Boater bring them along
FEE : £75 – (£40 FOR A SINGLE DAY)
(INCLUDES LUNCH EACH DAY IN SANDS FAMOUS CANTEEN)
(£25 deposit – cheque made to Barry Grantham. 806 Howard House,
Dolphin Square SW1V 3PQ or email me for bank details,
AN INFORMAL TALK BY BARRY GRANTHAM WHO GIVES HIS VIEWS ABOUT THE HISTORY OF MUSIC HALL WITH SLIDES OF PERFORMERS AND THEATRES AND MUSIC OF THE TIMES FROM JOAN GRANTHAM
SANDS FILMS STUDIO OWN CINEMA
82 St. Marychurch St, Rotherhithe, London,SE16 4HZ 0207 231 2209
ON FRIDAY 23RD MARCH AT 7.00 PM ADMISSION £10.00