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November 21 2019 marks the 125 year of Max Miller’s birth and the 20th. year of the founding of the Max Miller Appreciation Society. These occasions will be celebrated with a special gala dinner and cabaret in November.

HIGHLIGHTS OF VARIETY

** 125/21 ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND **

Ended 9 November

Jubilee Library, Jubilee Square, Brighton

Special pop-up exhibition to celebrate the 125th year of Max’s date of birth on 21 November 1894

Friday
15 November
7 pm

Queen’s Hotel, King’s Road, Brighton

Grand social meeting - Gerry Oxley’s film show and retrospective of the Society celebrating past events (see poster above)

Saturday
16 November
7 pm

The Paganini Room in the Old Ship Hotel, King’s Road, Brighton

Gala dinner and cabaret to celebrate Max Miller’s 125th. anniversary of his date of birth and 21 years since the founding of the Max Miller Appreciation Society. In cabaret Brandyn Shaw & His ‘Radio’ Rhythm Makers. Special guests include Roy Hudd OBE President, John Fisher Patrons of the Society and the Deputy Mayor of Brighton & Hove Cllr. Dee Simpson

PAST MAJOR EVENTS

CONVENTION SUNDAY
25 November 2018
a
t the Old Ship Hotel, Brighton

The Convention Day held in the Old Ship Hotel Brighton commenced with Sunday Morning at the London Palladium, a film show featuring clips from acts at that great theatre and others. Presented by Gerry Oxley it was a great start to the day.

After an interval, when members and guests could enjoy a drink at the bar, it was time to be seated in the famous Paganini  Room for a three course lunch followed by the cabaret. Long time member and professional entertainer Pat Nearney performed. In the first half, he gave us his impersonation of Max Miller and in the final half came out as the Norfolk Nut. Between his two acts Sheilah Olley recited a hilarious “recipe”.

Photos of the event appears on Facebook

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Sir Ken Dodd, OBE


Sir Ken Dodd OBE who passed away on 11 March 2018 at the age of 90 was a patron of the Max Miller Appreciation Society. He was more than generous with his time. He honoured the Society with three visits to its events. The first, when he unveiled the blue commemorative plaque on Max Miller’s former home Ashcroft in Shoreham-by-Sea (22 July, 2000); the second, when he unveiled the relocated Max Miller statue in New Road, Brighton (12 August, 2007) and the third, when he visited the Society’s exhibition in Bardsley’s Restaurant Brighton (3 August, 2009).  At each event he brought laughter, happiness and fun to us all. He took delight in talking to every one of us, signing autographs and having his photo taken. He would stay at the event until the very last person was left happy.

KEN DODD IN BARDSLEY'S

John Fisher

The Society invited John Fisher to become a patron. To its delight he accepted.

John Fisher has enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a television producer and executive, working for both the BBC and ITV. A recognised authority on magic and magicians, he shares with Tommy Cooper the distinction of being a Gold Star Member of The Inner Magic Circle.

John is a great Max Miller fan and has a large collection of Max memorabilia including the costume and hat.He produced the Heroes of Comedy series including the one on Max Miller.





ANNUAL CHEEKY CHAPPIE CHARITEA PARTY

Sunday, 18 August 2019

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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.

All moneys from the sale of tickets, donations, raffle, etc go to The Sussex Heart Charity.

David & Vanessa Sewell were appointed honorary members of the Society. Michael Aspel presented them with a certificate.

We were pleased to welcome the Mayor Cllr. Alexandra Philipps, MEP as our special guest.

NEXT THE MAYOR WITH THREE MAXES THE SEWELL'S WITH MICHAEL ASPEL