Cornerhouse is showing never-before-seen archive footage and exclusive interviews with professional artists from ‘the Golden Age’ of variety performance in a new film, Variety of Memories. The world premiere of this 30-minute ground-breaking film, narrated by Roy Hudd, OBE, shows the lives of beloved artists in the Brinsworth House retirement home, which is Britain’s only dedicated nursing home of the Entertainment Artistes’ Benevolent Fund. The film includes interviews with 93-year-old Teddy Johnson and his wife Pearl Carr who came second representing the UK in the 1959 Eurovision Song Contest. The film coincides with 100 years of the Royal Variety Performance last year, and will also be screened at London’s legendary Wilton’s Music Hall, to mark the 50th anniversary celebrations of the British Music Hall Society.  Dovetail, the organisation behind the film, is a Manchester-based creative and ethical social enterprise that specialises in projects that help train people with skills for the future. Watch the film’s trailer below.

Wed 18 Sep, Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford Street, M1 5NH, 7.15pm, FREE – arrive by 7pm,

Wed 18 Sep
Steven Brown
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Tue 17 Sep 2013