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Updates On the BMHS Website

A full list of the Society’s 2020 shows and In The Limelight meetings are now on the BMHS website. Please note that in 2020 all the quarterly shows and monthly meetings will be held at the Water Rats pub, 328, Grays Inn Road, Kins Cross, London WC1X 8BZ and that all tickets (£8 for the Limelight meetings and £12 for the quarterly shows) can be purchased in advance at

Pictures from the Society’s tribute lunch to Tommy Steele can also now be found on the website.


Christmas Music Hall at Mary Ward Centre on 14th December

XMAS 2019

Christmas Music Hall at Islington Museum on 19th December

Islington Museum Poster

British Music Hall Society presents a radio series on music hall on Angel Radio

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A first for the British Music Hall Society! Its own radio series!

The BMHS will be broadcasting a series of shows, called A Little Of What You Fancy on Angel Radio.

Angel Radio known as ‘Home of Pure Nostalgia’ is an award winning charity based  community radio station based in Hampshire.It broadcasts 24/7 musical memories across the UK via internet , 89.3 Hampshire FM  and DAB from 22 transmitters based in all the major UK towns.

A Little of What You Fancy is to be broadcast on Angel Radio at 6.00pm this coming Saturday 23rd November for the next 4 weeks and the shows will feature a different theme each week.

Show 1’s theme is Travel and will contain a fine selection of original Music Hall songs taken from recordings stored in the archives of the BMHS.

Many of the tracks and artistes will be favourites  from the days of Music Hall and Variety, but there will also be some lesser known songs and performers that we’re sure you’ll enjoy.

The shows have been compiled by BMHS member Bill Haynes; BMHS Sound Archivist Andy Foster (who also presents the programmes) and BMHS Historian Peter Charlton.

Further  30 minute shows will be featured on Saturdays 30th November; 7th December and 14th December. All at 6pm.

The Lissenden Players November Music Hall

The Lissenden Players will be staging an evening of music hall
on Wednesday November 20th at The Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution,
11 South Grove,Pond Square. Highgate, London N6 6BS
Doors open 7.30 for 8 pm.    Admission £8 at the door.
Performing that evening will be:

Louisa Bayman, Orla Roberts, Cathy Joyner, Barbara Kealy
and Mike Francis.
In the Chair: Paul Kenealy and Derek Marcus at the piano.

A few future variety shows featuring Andy Eastwood


Mike Batt stars in Jan Hunt’s Music Hall Show at Wimbledon on 19th January

Mike Batt

Tommy Steele Lunch Brochure


Adam Borzone (BMHS Chairman), Tommy Steele and Bill Kenwright at the BMHS Lunch for Tommy at the Lansdowne Club, 7th November 2019. Tommy received the BMHS Lifetime Achievement Award.

(Photo by John Mackenzie)

Following the tremendously successful Tribute Lunch to all round entertainer Tommy Steele at the Lansdowne Club on Thursday 7th November, the Society has a few brochures from the event available. Full of pictures and posters covering Tommy’s career together with tributes from other artistes, this 32 page full colour brochure can be acquired by sending a minimum donation of £10.


There are also some attractive Lunch Place Cards available for a donation of £1.

Cheques payable to ‘BMHS’ should be sent to: Colin Simmons, 226, Malpas Road, London, SE4 1DH.

BMHS Christmas Social on 5th December – Now Sold Out!

The British Music Hall Society’s Christmas Social at the Club For Acts and Actors on Thursday 5th December is now sold out.

Following the refurbishment of the CAA, the number of people we can accommodate in the concert hall has been reduced and so we are now completely sold out for this popular event.

Fund Raising For Thora Hird Statue


A crowd-funding scheme has been set up by a member of Morecambe’s Heritage Team to raise money for a statue of actress Thora Hird to be erected in Morecambe, Thora’s home town.

If you wish to contribute please click on the link below:

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