BMHS Committee member John Orchard has made a short film about the beginnings of the British Music Hall Society and a visit to the Society’s Archive with contributions from BMHS Archivist David Reed, BMHS co-founder Gerald Glover and founder member John Cliff. To watch the film, click below:
May’s In The Limelight meeting, via Zoom,features Peter and Christine Padwick taking us on A Romp Through 200 Years Of Popular Entertainment. Starting in the late 18th century with folk songs the evening covers music hall, ragtime, swing, radio and television.
Tickets are £3 for members and £5 for non-members (you only need to purchase 1 ticket per device rather than 1 ticket per member). Tickets can be booked via Ticketsource:
BMHS President Paul O’Grady, talking about the forthcoming Music Hall And Variety Day, says:
“On the day before many theatres re-open, it seems appropriate to remember an aspect of our glorious performing history and tradition which has influenced so much entertainment today.”
BMHS Chairman Adam Borzone adds:
“After a difficult 14 months in the world of theatre the British Music Hall Society hopes to provide a little joy by commemorating some performers and theatres of the past, as well as enjoying those who continue to work in this style of entertainment.”
To find out more about the day click on the link below: