A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT ROY HUDD OBE

BMHS President Roy Hudd OBE and Chairman Doreen HermitageThanks for dropping in on our website. 

We are a bunch of mad keen fans of music hall and variety. Some of us are just fans who love the wit, music and nostalgia of our two greatest periods of light entertainment while others are serious students of the two art forms. We have, in our ranks, highly respected writers and musicians, experts on social history and the history of the genre. We have performers (amateur and professional, young and old) of the material and, best of all in my book, folk who simply love to join in, laugh and enjoy our rich popular entertainment heritage in the company of like souls.

Every year our membership grows and 2013 is our fiftieth anniversary year. It’ll be quite a year and we’d love you to be part of it.

 


  

Founded in 1963 by Ray Mackender and Gerald Glover, the Society, a registered charity, is for everyone who is a fan of Music Hall and Variety. The Society has all sorts of events, shows and talks as well as a Celebrity Lunch and an Annual Ball. It publishes a 28 page magazine, The Call Boy, a ‘bible’ of music hall and variety topics, four times a year and has extensive archives of costumes, posters, programmes, playbills, photographs, sound recordings and memorabilia of many of the great artistes.

If you are interested in entertainment past and present, why not join the hundreds of people worldwide who are already members of this enthusiastic society.

 

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