A Night in the West End 1914-1918 | Visit Canterbury

A Night in the West End 1914-1918

Concert West End
  • Date: 27th April 2019
  • Location: Westgate Hall Westgate Hall Road, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2BT
  • Time: 19:00 - 21:30
  • Cost: Free

A free lecture-concert presented by Dr Emma Hanna and Dr Helen Brooks with the Invicta Concert Band at Westgate Hall, Canterbury.

In this lecture-concert organised by Gateways to the First World War, Dr Emma Hanna and Dr Helen Brooks from the University of Kent bring together their respective expertise in the histories of wartime music and wartime theatre to explore the story of the West End during the First World War.

With the Invicta Concert Band and professional singers bringing the songs to life, this is a unique opportunity to experience the music and stories from some of the biggest hits of the war years, including Chu Chin Chow, A Little Bit of Fluff, and The Bing Boys Are Here. A must for any fan of musical theatre and theatre history!

Doors and bar open 6.30pm. Concert starts 7pm. Book your free place at https://west-end-lecture-concert.eventbrite.co.uk

For further information about the event please contact Gateways at gateways@kent.ac.uk or contact Westgate Hall on 01227 634886 or info@westgatehall.org.

Gateways to the First World War is a public engagement centre funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and based at the University of Kent.

The Play Pictorial, vol.28, 1916, p.22; Poster from Imperial War Museums collection © IWM (Art.IWM PST 13720).