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Brian Freeland – 50 Years of Seaside Entertainment – Wednesday November 3rd 7:30pm
November 3, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm£2
Brian returns with his Performance Talk – Clarkson Rose introduces ’50 Years of Seaside Entertainment’
Was any holiday complete without a visit to the summer show or concert party? The very names conjure up the period –
Sandy Powell’s Startime; Cyril Fletcher’s Summer Masquerade; Hedley Claxton’s Gaytime; The Fol-de-Rols.
And Clarkson Rose’s Twinkle.
Clarkie and his partner Olive Fox presented their first Twinkle on Ryde Pier in 1921.
Over the following 47 years Twinkle had resident summer seasons, with tours in the spring and autumn.
In the winter months Clarkie was one of our busiest and best-loved pantomime dames.
THE STORY OF TWINKLE IS VERY MUCH THE STORY OF BRITISH SEASIDE ENTERTAINMENT DURING THAT PERIOD
50 YEARS OF SEASIDE ENTERTAINMENT is a ‘solo performance’ with costumes and props, some songs and a dance.
Clarkson Rose joined his first Pierrot show in Sussex in 1914, and staged his last TWINKLE season in Devon in 1967 –
an experience which makes him the perfect guide for a presentation about Seaside Entertainment.
Every one welcome ..
This is in the Church Hall
Refreshments and Cakes will be available. Make an evening of it. 🙂
Networking and Fellowship.
Any questions let me know. All are welcome, look forward to seeing you.