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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,
25-May

7 pm

Royal Albion Hotel, Brighton: An Evening of Magic, Mirth & Memories. John Henty introduces LEONARDO - Maestro Magician - UP TO HIS OLD TRICKS AGAIN!! John will be relating his own magic memories before interviewing our much travelled guest who is a regular at the Brighton Festival and similar events across the country.  After an interval, LEONARDO takes over ... and John Vanishes.  MAGIC !!

Saturday,
3-June

10:30 am - 7pm

Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne: British Music Hall Society’s Day by the Sea, an all-day celebration of the worlds of music hall and variety with Music - Comedy - Song - Interviews - Archive Film Footage.

14-June

2:30 pm

CHARITY
EVENT

Wednesday afternoon on the Brighton Palace Pier
John Henty remembers the amazing night SPIKE MILLIGAN did stand-up comedy on the Pier.  We hear the actual performance and, as a bonus, there's film of SPIKE, PETER SELLERS and HARRY SECOMBE also on the Pier in one of their earliest movies.  Rare footage and rare entertainment.
Victoria’s Bar admission £5 on the door in aid of Charlotte’s BAG, the
Battle Against Glioblastoma

21-June

2:30 pm

CHARITY
EVENT

Wednesday afternoon on the Brighton Palace Pier
THEY APPEARED ON THE PIER. A potted peek at the history of the Palace Pier Theatre and the performers and personalities who performed there using slides of photos and posters from the pier’s own archives. Plus a recreation of the very last production before its dramatic closure. Music Hall At The Palace. Using vintage film clips of Sandy Powell and Elsie and Doris Waters and other Variety veterans who shared the bill.
Victoria’s Bar, admission £5 on the door in aid of the Mayor’s charities.

28-June
2:30 pm
CHARITY
EVENT

Wednesday afternoons on the Brighton Palace Pier
MAX DAY when the Society celebrates the special relationship with Brighton's Palace Pier by remembering MAX in words and music. John Ripley will do his impersonation of Max, Peter Wentworth, the Mile High magician will be mystifying us plus many other attractions to make it a truly Max Day and a
t 2:30 The Big Show with the remarkable Ida Barr in Horatio’s Bar

Admission £10 on the door. All proceeds to aid the Mayor’s charities.

SPECIAL MEAL DEAL


Advanced booking. Purchase a triple event ticket for £20 which includes a voucher for a fish & chips meal at the special price of £5 on Wednesday, 28 June from noon. Tickets available at the above events or by post CLICK HERE

Sunday,
13-Aug.
CHARITY
EVENT

Annual Cheeky Chappie ChariTEA Party in the Royal Pavilion Grounds admission £20 (members £15). All proceeds to go to The Orpheus Centre www.orpheus.org.uk. To download a booking form

CLICK HERE

Sunday,
27-Aug.

Sir Ken Dodd’s Happiness Show at the Theatre Royal, Brighton

Thursday,
26-Sep.

Royal Albion Hotel members meeting; speaker TBA

Sunday,

19-Nov

From 11 am

An all day event commencing with the AGM followed by
Gerry Oxley’s Film Show. At 2 pm the 18th Annual Dinner/Cabaret commences.

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.
Further details CLICK HERE

POSTER SPIKE MILLIGAN 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.