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DORA BRYAN BLUE PLAQUE UNVEILING
5th. March, 2016


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FORTHCOMING ATTRACTIONS 2018

Thursday
22 February

MMAS members meeting at the Queen’s Hotel, Kings Road, Brighton

Speaker to be announced

First time in the new venue


Sunday
12 August

Cheeky Chappie ChariTEA Party in the Royal Pavilion Grounds. Tea with delectable sandwiches, delicious cakes, generously provided by David and Vanessa Sewell of the Pavilion Gardens Café.

Thursday
31 May

MMAS members meeting at the Queen’s Hotel, Kings Road, Brighton

Speaker to be announced


Thursday
27 September

MMAS members meeting at the Queen’s Hotel, Kings Road, Brighton

Speaker to be announced

Thursday
24 July

MMAS members meeting at the Queen’s Hotel, Kings Road, Brighton

Speaker to be announced


Sunday
18 November

Convention weekend - details to be announced

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 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

MAJOR EVENTS IN 2017

BRIGHTON PALACE PIER

Wednesdays in June 7, 14 & 21

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

June 14th. John Henty gave an fascinating 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 Susi 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.

IDA BARR WITH CUT-OUT

Ida Barr with the Max cut-out on the Pier

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


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, a charity founded by Sir Richard Stilgoe OBE which maintains an independent specialist college in Surrey that increases the confidence and skills of young disabled adults through the performing arts. Sir Richard third from left.

www.orpheus.org.uk.

CONVENTION SUNDAY

19 November

At the Old Ship Hotel, Brighton

11am Annual General Meeting

11:15am  Gerry Oxley’s Film Show in the Regency Room. Fun on film Keep ‘em Laughing

1pm  Three course luncheon including wine, finished with tea or coffee and mints. On piano during lunch Mark Campbell

3pm  Cabaret with the Encore Duo and support from Leonora on flute and Susi clowning about.