January 1946: Cosmo Cinema – Weekly Lunch Hour Concerts, Presented by the Arts Council of Great Britain

There is an advertisement on page six of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 28th of January, 1946, for Weekly Lunch Hour

Concerts, at the Cosmo Cinema.


They were held between 12.45 and 1.45 p.m., and presented by the Arts Council of Great Britain.


The first concert, a pianoforte recital by Kathleen Long, took place on Wednesday the 30th January. Admission

was one shilling, at door only, and the programme included works by Couperin, Rameau, Scarlatti, Ravel, and

Chopin. It is listed in the “To-day’s Engagements” column, on page four of the Herald, on the 30th.



There is a short notice about the concert on page three of the Herald, on Thursday the 31st, in the “MUSIC AND

MUSICIANS” section. It reads:




It is very gratifying to be able to report a large audience at the Cosmo Cinema yesterday at 12.45 for the opening lunch-hour

recital in the series organised for Glasgow by the Arts Council of Great Britain. Next Wednesday at the same place and time

Horace Fellowes and Wight Henderson give a programme of sonatas for violin and piano.”



Kathleen Long (1896-1968) was an English pianist and teacher. Please see Wikipedia, for more information about her life

and career.




George Fairfull-Smith, February 2022.