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Tributes to Bob Monkhouse and Jimmy Tarbuck on Channel 5

Two new documentaries on British comedians will be screened on Channel 5. Bob Monkhouse: Master Of Laughter will be screened on Tuesday 29th December 2020 from 9pm to 11.05pm and Jimmy Tarbuck: The Laughs Are On Me will be screened on Sunday 3rd January 2021 from 8pm to 10pm.

Blue Plaque to pianist Winifred Atwell to be unveiled on Friday 18th December

Winifred Atwell, a Trinidadian who died in 1983, was Britain’s first Black pop star and will be honoured in Brixton tomorrow (18 December) when an official blue heritage plaque is unveiled on the site of the beauty salon she opened in 1956 at 82d Railton Road, London, SE24 0LD

It will be the culmination of a the Black Plaque Project a joint venture by the Brixton-based Nubian Jak Community Trust and the Havas London communications agency.

Anyone who wants to will be able to watch the ceremony online on Zoom from 1pm.

An evening reception and presentation starting at 6.30pm will also be broadcast on Zoom.

This will include words from Claudia Brown, Winifred Atwell’s grandniece.

Theatre Organ Online Christmas Concert on 20th December

Howard Beaumont will be presenting a Facebook Video presentation of Festive Music at the New Victoria Wurlitzer on Sunday 20th December 2020 at 2.30pm. This has been organised by the North East Theatre Organ Association. Go to their Facebook page for further details.

Tribute To Roy Hudd On BBC Radio Suffolk

BBC Radio Suffolk will be presenting a programme Celebrating The Life Of Roy Hudd on 27th December 2020 at 1pm when Georgy Jamieson will look back at Roy’s life and career in TV, stage and radio. The programme will be repeated on New Year’s Day at 5pm.

You can listen to Radio Suffolk at or on FM 103.9 (south), 104.6 (Bury St Edmunds and northwest), 95.5 (Lowestoft), 95.9 (Aldeburgh).

Naughty Nineties Music Hall on 19th December

The Naughty Nineties present

A Christmas Music Hall

Join them on Zoom
Saturday 19th December at 3-4pm

For a Christmas Concert packed with festive favourites,
To attend, simply click on the link below on the 19th December.
Doors open at 2.50pm.

Alison Young (BMHS’s Secretary) talking about her music hall relatives including Daisy Dormer in new podcast

by Unknown photographer, matte bromide postcard print, 1906

Alison Young, the British Music Hall Society’s Secretary, is featured on a new podcast where she talks about her music hall relatives including Daisy Dormer. To hear the podcast click on the link below:

Ghost Lights on 11th December with Live Stream on 12th December

As part of the London Song Festival, Ghost Lights: Ivor Novello And His Leading Ladies (The Drury Lane Years 1935-1939) will be staged at Hinde Street Methodist Church, London W1U 2QJ on Friday December 11th at 7pm. There will also be a Live Stream on Saturday 12th December at 7pm.

Written and directed by David Slattery-Christy, Ghost Lights is set on the empty stage of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, on the 5th September 1939 when all theatres were closed due to the outbreak of WW2. Novello meets Mary Ellis, Dorothy Dickson and Elisabeth Welch to reminisce about their work and also their concerns for theatre and its survival. 


Livestream by Artist DigitalBroadcast on Saturday 12th December at 7pm

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