Beer Wurlitzer - the UK's oldest Wurlitzer theatre organ

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Beer Wurlitzer

Telephone Number :  tba

Email address :   beerwurlitzer@yahoo.co.uk

Website :  www.beerwurlitzer.org.uk

Contact name :  Glen Twamley

Venue address : Fore Street, Beer, Seaton, Devon, EX12 3JQ

About Beer Wurlitzer

THE BEER WURLITZER - BRITAIN'S OLDEST WURLITZER THEATRE ORGAN

The Beer Wurlitzer was the first Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ to open in the United Kingdom. It was dispatched from the factory in North Tonawanda, USA, on the 1st December 1924. It was originally installed at The Picture House (later Gaumont, then Odeon) in Walsall, Staffordshire. Here the organ opened on the 26th January 1925.

The organ was removed from the cinema in 1955 and then spent two years at a private house in Sedgley. The Wurlitzer has been located at The Congregational Church in the picturesque fishing village of Beer since 1957.

Friends of Beer Wurlitzer was founded in September 2009 to raise funds to refurbish and improve the instrument. Since then, we have raised (and spent) thousands upon thousands of pounds on repairs and improvements.

On average we host eight fund-raising shows each year, engaging the top professional organists from all round the country. Many of them travel several hundred miles to be with us.

Why not take the opportunity to spend an afternoon out once a month, with like-minded people, listening to a great variety of music in lovely surroundings. Our shows start at 2.00pm and admission also includes interval refreshments.

Members of Friends of Beer Wurlitzer benefit from discounted admission to shows and an exclusive quarterly member's newsletter. So why not also become a "friend" of Britain's oldest Wurlitzer and help keep this historic instrument alive.

We look forward to welcoming you, and seeing you at one of our shows soon.

All shows are held at: The Congregational Church, Fore Street, Beer, East Devon, EX12 3JQ - home to Beer's mighty Wurlitzer!

For more details about our shows or the history of the Wurlitzer, please visit our website: www.beerwurlitzer.org.uk and don't forget to also visit us on Facebook for all the latest news: www.facebook.com/beerwurlitzer

 

 

Beer Wurlitzer's Photo Gallery

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Beer Wurlitzer's Concert Diary

2022
July 9thElizabeth Harrison
September 10thAndrew Nix
2023
March 11thChris Powell (more details)

With Joanne Naulls

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