Last (for the time being) of the videos from our 21st May concert at the Museo del Romanticismo in Madrid.
Another song from our concert at the Museo del Romanticismo.
OK, so a title to tease your imagination. Who the heck, you’re probably wondering, is or was Catherine Crick? The journey on which we have embarked in search of the roots of music-hall was initiated by our need to prepare for this weekend’s performance at the Milton Keynes Museum Victorian Weekend on the theme of […]
So now we’re exploring a little further back in time, to the forerunners of music-hall in the saloon theatres of the pleasure gardens and smaller tea gardens, the ‘penny gaffs’, the ‘free-and-easies’, ‘catch and glee clubs’, and ‘harmonic meetings’; and in particular the song and supper rooms that offered sumptuous suppers, heavy drinking and naughty entertainment. […]
Another great Radio Days concert, this time a musical ‘magic lantern’ show to an audience of around 200 people at the Museo del Romanticismo, Madrid, on the theme of travel and technological innovation in transport from around 1870 to 1901. I suspect I am now a walking encyclopedia on the horse-drawn tram … You can […]
Little by little, week by week, we’ve been adding new topics and new content to our education programme, with 12 topics now offered. One of the new topics has taken me joyously back to an optional course I took while an undergraduate in modern languages and linguistics: the birth of cinema. So I’ve been having […]
A few more pics of Saturday’s performance, with warmest thanks to photographer Laili Kwok and to Mark Atkinson for sending.