The Players Music Hall Company present Under the Arches on Sunday 25th November at the Charing Cross Theatre, The Arches Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NL at 4pm and 7.30pmShow
The cast includes:
Mr Steve Barclay (pictured above)
Mr Adam Borzone
Mr Peter John
Mr Ross Tomlinson
Mr Richard Winch
Miss Jan Hunt
Miss Michelle Grant
Miss Jane Horn
Miss Helen Watson
with Chairman:- Mr Kevin Gauntlett and Maestro Mr Andrew Faulkner
Bookings can be made by www.charingcrosstheatre.co.uk or calling 08444 930 650.
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.
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.
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:
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.