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Pierrot troupes: World War Two
A selection of photographs and images from World War Two. These images are the copyright of the owners and are ...
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Catlin's pitch Scarborough south bay
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Contribute to the Historical Archives There are several sections to this Archive Gallery, which will grow and develop over time ...
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The concert party at the Central stores, Tank Corps. Teneur, spring 1918.
Imperial War Muesum – Pierrot & Concert Parties World War One
From the Archives of the Imperial War Museum @imperialwarmuseum Two members of the 8th Royal Scots Fusiliers Concert Party singing ...
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Cartoons
Cartoons from Punch magazine, June 1986. ©punch Cartoon (Punch) Cartoon (Punch) Cartoon (Punch) Cartoon (Punch) Cartoon (Punch) Cartoon (Punch) Cartoon ...
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Posters, Programmes & Songsheets
Programme Starry Way Hippodrome Brighton Programme Twinkle Pier Pavilion Worthing 1959 Programme Twinkle Theatre Royal Brighton 1945 Progrramme Masquerade Essoldo ...
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Comedy Postcards
A series of various "comedy" postcards commercially available in their day. Cleary some of them convey sexist views and other ...
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Minstrels
A statement about blackface performance.“Racism is abhorrent and has no place in society: the issue of blackface performance in Britain ...
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Unknown troupes or locations
Photos - various - we either don't know the location and/or the name of these pierrots and troupes. If you ...
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“Don’t Forget the Pierrots” – commissioned by Routledge Publishing
Dr Tony Lidington has been commissioned by Routledge Publishing to write the first complete history of the British seaside pierrot ...
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The Light Bobs on tour 1
Pierrot troupes: World War One
Pierrot troupes performing during the First World War Here are some archive photographs and images of pierrot troupes & concert ...
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I’m on ‘Who do you think you are?’ tonight at 9pm on BBC 1… showing David Walliams how to play the barrel organ! ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Here are couple of Christmas video treats for you - the new peepshow films! I hope that together they will make fun viewing for you over the Christmas holidays, amongst re-runs of White Christmas, It’s A Wonderful Life and Morecambe & Wise specials. Here is the link to the audience-view of the peepshow, as performed by Spike and I: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxYqwJpBrk0 (roughly 20 minutes).Here is the link to our TED-style talk about the creation of the piece (many of you feature in it!): youtu.be/4AApmbBYsrs (roughly 12 minutes).These short films are the the product of working on the AHRC-funded programme 'Modern Visuality and Nineteenth-Century Performance', but Covid restrictions meant that we could not perform them live, so we made these films instead. Please do leave us your thoughts & feedback.A peaceful Yuletide to you all...TonyAKA Uncle Tacko!AKA the Raree ManX ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

Here is a link to the worlds and words of some London buskers in 1964 - an amateur-made film, but really rather lovely... plus ca change: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kDuomfPFkg Y-E-L Uncle! X ... See MoreSee Less
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4 months ago

This Summer, we selected seven lucky young performing trainees from a diverse background and created The Sunshine Follies! Alongside a host of veteran outdoor/seaside performers, they were trained in the art of barking, as well various other essential skills. You may have even seen them on the Teignmouth seafront, at the RAMM amphitheatre or on Exeter Quayside! Watch the video to learn more and see the trainees in action!A massive thanks to Arts Council England and all our funders, the local authorities and arts organisations, the trainees and of course – our audiences. See you next year! ... See MoreSee Less
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