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Film Show!Film Show!

Saturday 25th July

Howard Beaumont will be accompanying the classic silent film 'Steamboat Bill Jnr' at the Scarborough Fair collection Lebberston Nr Scarborough on Sunday 13th September at 2.30 pm. The Mighty Wurlitzer held at the museum will be put through it's paces as Howard re-creates this famous art form of one man becoming a whole orchestra to give the film a new lease of life.

The story is of a rivalry between two riverboat steamer owner... Read more.

Bristol Hammond Organ Society’s “Unique” AnniversaryBristol Hammond Organ Society’s “Unique” Anniversary

Tuesday 21st July

On 12th July, 1965, a young organist played a Hammond A-100 organ at the foundation of the Bristol Hammond Organ Society.

On 12th July, 2015, that same organist, Keith Beckingham, returned and played the same Hammond A-100 organ to launch the Society’s Golden Jubilee Anniversary Celebration Concert.

Founder and first Chairman, Leslie Baker, Managing Director of Churchill’s of Bristol always provided organs for concerts and the Hammond A-100 became his own personal instrument. On his retirement, he was succeeded by daughter Anne as Chairman and she donated the org... Read more.

Simon Gledhill Enters Hall Of FameSimon Gledhill Enters Hall Of Fame

Monday 20th July

Following on from our previous news item Simon Gledhill has recently been entered into the American Theatre Organ Society’s hall of fame. The ATOS Hall of Fame award is presented annually to persons who have been loyal supporters of the American Theatre Organ Society. These individuals have shown dedication to the preservation of the theatre organ and their contributions over the years have enhanced the public interest in the theatre organ. Our congratulations also go to Simon!

Charity ConcertCharity Concert

Friday 17th July

Phillip Brown and Lynne Siddons will be playing a charity concert on Monday 27th July at St. George’s Social Centre, Village Street, off Balaclava Road, Derby, DE23 8SZ which is the home of the Derby Organ & Keyboard Club. It starts at 7.30pm (doors open at 6.45pm) and the entrance fee is £7 per person, please pay at the door.

Phillip and Lynne are playing for free so all proceeds will go to the charity which is the Bereaveme... Read more.

Artiste Change For New ForestArtiste Change For New Forest

Tuesday 14th July

New Forest Organ Society have notified us that there will be a change to the published programme for Tuesday 21st July. The concert at Milford on Sea will now star Penny Weedon, for further information or tickets please phone Sandra Ebbetts - 01590 644724

New venue for Scarborough societyNew Venue For Scarborough Society

Monday 29th June

As of the beginning of August 2015, Scarborough Electronic Organ Society is changing it’s venue from Scarborough College to the Scarborough Fair Collection, Flower of May Holiday Park, Lebberston Cliff, Scarborough YO11 3NU.

This is a very prestigious venue with excellent facilities including a superb sound and stage lighting system, and projection system with two large screens. The venue is fully disabled friendly and is all on one level. There is also ample free parking adjacent to the Museum.

Aft... Read more.

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