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MAJOR EVENTS LAST YEAR

CONVENTION WEEKEND 2016
18th. to 19th. November

Friday November 18th. was Ladies Night


Gerry Oxley presented selected Film Clips of ladies in variety including Eartha Kitt, Beryl Formby, Jill Summers, Joan Collins, Ethel Merman, Kitty McShane, Joan Turner, Sophie Tucker and many more.

It was a special night for a special lady, our very own committee member Josephine Blake who, much to her surprise, was made an honorary member of the Max Miller Appreciation Society.

18th. Annual Dinner/Cabaret on Saturday in the Regency Room  at the Old Ship Hotel, Brighton

After a delicious dinner it was cabaret time. Mick Toner, Honorary Member of the MMAS was the MC.


Our special guest the Right Worshipful the Mayor of the City of Brighton & Hove Councillor Pete West gave a short speech and took photos, see below.


The cabaret opened with Brian Carter on the piano. The Three Maxes followed singing Miller songs.


Mickie Driver certainly got the show off the ground by singing those great hits loved during Max Miller’s era. Mickie then introduced the legendary Julia Sutton who sang some great standards.


DORA BRYAN BLUE PLAQUE UNVEILING
5th. March, 2016


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FORTHCOMING ATTRACTIONS

Thursday,
28-Sep.
7pm

Royal Albion Hotel Members Meeting; The Society is proud to have as its guest speaker John Mann, the UK’s Number One International Organist - Pianist - Entertainer


Sunday,

19-Nov

From 11 am

MMAS Annual Convention Day
Old Ship Hotel, Brighton

11:00am Annual General Meeting
11:15am Gerry Oxley presents his film show Keep ‘em Laughing

12:30pm Assemble for drinks in the Regency Room

1:00 pm Luncheon in the Paganini Room followed by the cabaret. Three course lunch (menu choices), half bottle of wine per person, tea or coffee and mints £37.50 per person.

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MAYOR PETE WEST, GERALDENE, BRIAN TOTT & CABARET 2016

The MMAS honoured Dora Bryan by erecting a blue commemorative plaque on her former home: Clarges Mansions in 117-119 Marine Parade, Brighton.

The plaque was unveiled by president of the Society Roy Hudd at noon on Saturday, 5th. March. The ceremony was witnessed by a large crowd and, in addition to Roy Hudd, speeches were made by the Mayor of Brighton & Hove Cllr. Lynda Hyde, Wyn Calvin, Michael Aspel, Andrew Robley, Steve Hewlett accompanied by ‘Simon Cowell’ alongside him.

Invited guests adjourned to the Bristol Pub where food was provided for free by the landlords. A painting of Dora Bryan was auctioned. The lucky bidder presented the painting to the pub where it now hangs. The plaque was funded by donations and all money left over was given to the Alzheimer’s Society.

Cinema by the Sea, is a major new exhibition which opened on the 12th. December, 2015 at The Grange Art Gallery & Museum, Rottingdean celebrating the golden age of British Cinema.

The exhibition focuses on how Brighton and the Sussex coast has featured in numerous classic cinema films that were filmed on location and on stars who lived in Sussex. Max is prominent and displayed are film memorabilia pertaining to Max.
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RECENT EVENTS

BRIGHTON PALACE PIER

Wednesdays on the Brighton Palace Pier when the Society celebrated the special relationship with Brighton's Palace Pier.

June 14th. John Henty gave an facinating talk on Spike Milligan who he interviewed on the Pier in the 1980s

June 21st. Gerry Oxley presented a film show of artistes who appeared in the Palace Pier Theatre

June 28th. Juggling by Susie Oddball, magic by Peter Wentworth, the Mile High magician and at

2:30 The Big Show with the remarkable Ida Barr with support provided by the Encore Duo.

An eventful three Wednesdays which raised funds for BAG the Battle Against Glioblastoma and the Mayor’s Charities

Ida Barr with the Max cut-out on the Pier

ANNUAL CHEEKY CHAPPIE CHARITEA PARTY

Sunday, 13 August

Annual Cheeky Chappie ChariTEA Party in the Royal Pavilion Grounds Tea with delectable sandwiches, delicious cakes, were provided by David and Vanessa Sewell of the Pavilion Gardens Café. £1,402 was raised for The Orpheus Centre www.orpheus.org.uk.

LUNCHEON/CABARET POSTER