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In The Limelight – Thursday 9th June CANCELLED

The British Music Hall Society has had to cancel the June In The Limelight presentation scheduled for Thursday 9th June as the guest speaker Robert Ross is unwell. The next In The Limelight will be on Thursday 7th July when Dean Caston will be in conversation with performer Scott St. Martyn.

Just Over A Week To Go Until Day By The Sea

Simon Gledhill Organ Concert on 19th June

Forgotten Heroes Of Comedy is the subject of June’s In The Limelight

The next In The Limelight talk on Thursday 9th June 2022 at the Water Rats, 328, Grays Inn Road, Kings Cross, London, WC1X 8BZ at 730pm will feature Robert Ross talking about Forgotten Heroes Of Comedy. Robert is a leading authority on the history of British comedy and has written 16 books. In this long overdue and affectionate salute, Robert will pay tribute to some of the finest, funniest and most captivating names in comedy – from both sides of the Atlantic. Tickets (BMHS Members £8; Non-Members £12) can be booked via Ticketsource:

2 for 1 offer for the BFI’s Judy Garland Season

The British Film Institute have a 2 for1 offer for their Judy Garland season.

It is very much a celebratory season where tribute is paid to this Hollywood icon as an entertainer – dancer, singer and comedian.

Judy Garland: A Star is Reborn @ BFI Southbank June 2022

It’s time to forget your troubles and get happy with a celebration of one of the most enduring icons of the 20th century. Why not grab a friend and enjoy this 2 for 1 ticket offer – simply quote Judy241 when booking.

BBC Radio 4 Great Lives features strongwoman Joan Rhodes on Tuesday 24th May

The BBC Radio 4 series Great Lives features strongwoman Joan Rhodes, chosen by the actress Anna Maxwell Martin. The programme will be broadcast at 4.30pm on Tuesday 24th May.

Plaque To Be Unveiled in Brighton on May 26th For The Conjoined Hilton Twins

The Mayor of Brighton will unveil a plaque to the conjoined Hilton Twins at their birthplace – 18 Riley Road in Brighton, BN2 4AH on Thursday 26th May 2022.
People should gather from 11.30am onwards and the Mayor will unveil the plaque at midday.

A Reminder: Music Hall And Variety Day on Monday 16th May 2022.

Our third Music Hall and Variety Day will take place next Monday 16th May 2022. Join us on Twitter and Facebook to celebrate everything we love about Music Hall and Variety.

We now have our Facebook group, Friends of the BMHS and we are looking forward to seeing your own memories, stories and items of interest posted there and on twitter (@musichallsoc) throughout the day.

We are offering a talk via Zoom at 7.30pm about Douglas Byng, tickets can be booked here

Best wishes and do join in.

In The Limelight on May 19th features the life of Renee Houston.

The next In The Limelight talk on Thursday 19th May 2022 at the Water Rats, 328, Grays Inn Road, Kings Cross, London, WC1X 8BZ at 730pm will feature Miranda Brooke talking about the life of Renée Houston, a performer who, with her sister, Billie, become a leading variety act in the 1920s. She later appeared on TV, radio and film. Miranda Brooke is the author of the only biography about Renée called Renee Houston: Spirit Of The Irresistibles. Tickets (BMHS Members £8; Non-Members £10) can be booked via Ticketsource:

The Best of British Music Hall at the Mary Ward Centre on Saturday 21st May at 3pm.

Mary Ward Centre, 42 Queen Square, London WC1
Saturday 21 May, 3pm

Come along and sing along to the hits of yesteryear
Door donation £5.

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