IN THE LIMELIGHT
MONTHLY MEETINGS

The British Music Hall Society will be staging their 2022 monthly meetings at the Water Rats Pub, 328, Grays Inn Road, Kings Cross, London, WC1X 8BZ commencing at 7.30pm. 

Tickets £8 (BMHS members) and £12 (non-members) can be booked in advance from

www.ticketsource.co.uk/britishmusichallsociety

 

EARLY BOOKING IS ADVISABLE


Thursday 15th September 2022

The Art Of Music Hall 2

Presented by Alison Young

Following on from her October 2019 talk on this subject, Alison will take a further look at the art and artists inspired and influenced by music hall and variety theatre.

  
Thursday 20th October 2022

Marie Lloyd: The Queen Of The Halls

Presented by Christine Padwick and Alison Young

Following Christine and Alison’s talk at the V&A in 2020 to mark 150 years since Marie’s birth, we now commemorate 100 years since her death in 1922 and examine the life and legacy of the first female celebrity of popular entertainment.


 
Thursday 17th November 2022

Bright Lights: Piccadilly Circus, Fifty Years Of Entertainment

Presented by Midge Gillies

Midge is the author of 7 non-fiction books including biographies of Amy Johnson and Marie Lloyd. Her latest book is the biography of a street – Piccadilly Circus.

 


PAST MEETINGS

An Evening With Audrey Leybourne (September 2019)
Chaired by Dean Caston
(Photographer: David Reed)

 

Reviewing His Situation: The Life & Music Of Lionel Bart (May 2019)
(Geoff Bowden & David Reed)
(Photographer: David Reed)

Simon Hanning (author and director of The Story Of Bart stage show), Brenda Evans (Lionel's secretary), Muriel Walker (Lionel's secretary), John Barr (star of The Story Of Bart), Geoff Bowden (Call Boy Editor)

 

An Evening With Duncan Norvelle (October 2018)
Chaired by Dean Caston

 

An Evening With Marilyn Hill Smith (October 2017)
Chaired by Geoff Bowden (Photographer: David Reed)

Geoff Bowden: The Girl From Oz - The Life And Career Of June Bronhill (April 2016)
(Photographer: Adam Borzone)
 

An Audience With Bella Emberg (October 2015)
Chaired by Adam Borzone (Photographer: David Reed) 

Neil Sean: Live From The London Palladium (May 2015)
(Photographer: Ken Major)

Neil Sean: Live From The London Palladium (May 2015)

An Audience With Chris Emmett (April 2015)
Chaired by Dean Caston (Photographer: Denis Hoare)

An Audience With Chris Emmett (April 2015)

Wilf Lower: A Potted History Of Music Hall And Variety (November 2014)
(Photographer: Richard Norman)

Wilf Lower: A Potted History Of Music Hall And Variety (November 2014)

Brian O'Gorman: First Class Pantomime (October 2014)
(Photographer: Richard Norman)

Brian O'Gorman: First Class Pantomime (October 2014)

An Audience With Wyn Calvin MBE on Thursday 12th June 2014
Chaired by Dean Caston (Photographer: Richard Norman)

Keith Fawkes-Underwood: Music Hall, Variety And Vaudeville On Film (May 2014)
(Photographer: Richard Norman)

Glen Hayes: Stars Who Were A Pleasure To Work With (March 2014)
(Photographer: Richard Norman)

An Audience With Pamela Cundell on Thursday 10th October 2013
Chaired by Dean Caston (Photographer: Richard Norman)



An Audience With Doreen Hermitage on Thursday 21st March 2013
Chaired by Dean Caston (Photographer: Richard Norman)


 

 
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