April 1923: Variety Artists’ Matinee to be Held in the Empire Theatre, on the 1st of May – in Aid of the Building of a New Wing at the Brinsworth Home

An article on page seven of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 6th of April, 1923, reads:




A matinee in aid of the Music Hall Artists’ Benevolent Fund will be held in the Empire

Theatre, Glasgow, on Tuesday, May 1. Mr Crossley Taylor, Alhambra; Mr Kirkpatrick,

Pavilion; Mr Richardson, Empire; and Mr Lewis, Coliseum, are co-operating with a view

to making the matinee a success. The proceeds will go towards the building of a new

wing at the Brinsworth Home for old and indigent music hall artists. The following

leading figures in the profession have agreed to contribute to the programme: – Will

Fyfe, Harry Weldon, Mike S. Whallen, G. S. Melvin, Frederick Bentley, and Elsie Bower.

As most of the Glasgow halls will have variety programmes for that week, it is expected

that the entertainment will consist of about 20 turns.”



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George Fairfull-Smith, August 2022.