Lost Empires: The Last Days of Music Hall & Variety with Wilf Lower

Friday, 16 November 2018
A caricature painting of eight men in colourful clothes

Event Details

From pubs’ to ‘palaces’, music hall provided popular entertainment for all, surviving both cinema and radio, but television proved too much and it died – although variety struggled on, and its traditions continue.

Join professional lecturer Wilf Lower as he gives a light-hearted look at the theatres, the performers (in front and behind the curtains!) from Marie Lloyd to Max Miller, Gracie Fields to Ken Dodd; and the very British ‘French Revues’ of the fifties: all from an unusual and unique perspective that’s revealed during the talk. Features film clips.

Date:
Time:10.30 AM - 12.30 PM
Location:Age UK Medway, The Mackenney Centre, Woodlands Road, Gillingham, Kent. ME7 2BX.
Cost:Free
Suitable for:50+

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