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Rise and Fall of the English Music Hall
Rise and Fall of the English Music Hall

Wed, 15 Feb


East Horsley Village Hall

Rise and Fall of the English Music Hall

Andrew Davies tells the story of the rise and fall of the English Music Hall from the early 19th Century to the 1950s

Time & location

15 Feb 2023, 10:30

East Horsley Village Hall, Kingston Ave, East Horsley, Leatherhead KT24 6QT

About the event

Lively, colourful and exuberant, the story of the music hall tells us much about social history and architecture from the early nineteenth century up to the 1950s.

This fully illustrated lecture will take us around the world's first music hall (the Canterbury), the world's oldest surviving music hall (Wilton's in the East End) and the world's most flamboyant (the Coliseum).

We glory too in the story of performers such as Marie Lloyd, admire Walter Sickert's paintings and delight too in music hall song sheet covers.

About the speaker

Andrew Davies is an Extra-Mural Tutor for London, Essex and The Open University; Author of 9 books, including The East End Nobody Knows; frequent contributor to radio and television; has lectured all over the world; organises walks to complement his lectures.

This event is free to members.

Visitors are welcome to join us - £5 on the door.

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